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Instrumental analysis progress report, June 1--30, 1949

Description: Several bismuth compounds have been submitted by E. Orban for examination by x-ray diffraction. The sample of polonium in contact with platinum mentioned in the May progress report was received and identified tentatively from its x-ray diffraction pattern as PtPo{sub 2}. Calibration of the Perkin-Elmer infrared spectrophotometer has been completed and a preliminary study of the infrared absorption of NiCO{sub 4} made. Data showing the spectral purity obtainable on three ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometers have been completed. The emission spectrum of a sample of volatile impurity from the operations process has been obtained.
Date: December 31, 1949
Creator: Timma, D.L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electronics progress report, April 1--30, 1949

Description: Prospectus` of Band Pass Amplifiers for Proportional Counters and Instrumentation for the Study of the Electrodeposition Potential of Radioactive Elements have been submitted for review and approval. An error was found in calculations for the band pass amplifier discussed in Group 9 of the Electronics Progress Report,MLM-306, March 1--31, 1949, on the Cathode-Follower Probe. New calculations have been made and a band pass filter constructed to match the new values. Work on the cathode-follower circuit for coupling a Boron-wall tube to its linear amplifier indicated that the limit to the sharpness of a pulse which could be achieved was possibly caused by poor amplitude versus frequency response of the linear amplifier. To check this theory, modifications were made on an existing scaler which resulted in a frequency response flat up to 4.5 megacycles. Plans are being made to improve the amplitude versus frequency of the higher frequencies. The response curve shows a slightly rising characteristic at 4.5 megacycles and an attenuation at 7 megacycles. Construction of the rf generator has been resumed in an effort to deliver the finished product to Group 4 by approximately May 6, 1949. The meter circuit will measure relative rf output voltage instead of absolute voltage. The prospectus for the research on high speed scaling circuits has been completed and the prospectus for research on the high speed trigger pairs is being completed. The prospectus` of Parallel Plate Alpha Chambers and Scintillation Counting has also been completed.
Date: December 31, 1949
Creator: Heyd, J.W. & Ohmart, P.E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Recovery of uranium and plutonium from Redox off-standard aqueous waste streams

Description: In the operation of countercurrent extraction columns as in the Redox process, it is possible, and probable, that from unexpected behaviour of a column, operator error, colloid formation, etc., there will result from time to time excessive losses of uranium and plutonium in the overall process. These losses will naturally accumulate in the waste streams, particularly in the aqueous waste streams. If the loss is excessively high, and such lost material can be recovered by some additional method, then if economical and within reason, the recovered materials ran be returned to a ISF column for further processing. The objective of this work has been to develop such a method to recover uranium and plutonium from such off-standard waste streams in a form whereby the uranium send plutonium can be returned to the process line and subsequently purified and separated.
Date: December 31, 1949
Creator: Holm, C.H. & Matheson, A.R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Southwest Retort, Volume 2, Number 3, December 1949

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters.
Date: December 1949
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Preliminary Results of Prospecting of the "Leached" Zone Over Phosphate Deposits in NW 1/4 of Sec. 9, T. 31 S., R. 25 E., Polk County, Florida

Description: Report discussing a geological examination of an area in Polk County, Florida with leached zones containing uranium. The objective of the study was to determine the advisability of making plans for stockpiling the leached zone material in this area.
Date: December 1949
Creator: Stewart, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of Effectiveness of Coordinated Turns and Level Sideslips for Correcting Lateral Displacement During Landing Approaches

Description: Memorandum presenting a calculation of the amount of possible correction for coordinated turns with limited bank angle and level sideslips for a large transport airplane, the C-54D. The results indicate that for all instances from the end of the runway, coordinated turns are the more effective maneuver.
Date: December 15, 1949
Creator: Faber, Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Systematic model researches on the stability limits of the DVL series of float designs

Description: "To determine the trim range in which a seaplane can take off without porpoising, stability tests were made of a Plexiglas model, composed of float, wing, and tailplane, which corresponded to a full-size research airplane. The model and full-size stability limits are in good agreement. After all structural parts pertaining to the air frame were removed gradually, the aerodynamic forces replaced by weight forces, and the moment of inertia and position of the center of gravity changed, no marked change of limits of the stable zone was noticeable" (p. 1).
Date: December 1949
Creator: Sottorf, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Landing Procedure in Model Ditching Tests of Bf 109

Description: The purpose of the model tests is to clarify the motions in the alighting on water of a land plane. After discussion of the model laws, the test method and test procedure are described. The deceleration-time-diagrams of the landing of a model of the Bf 109 show a high deceleration peek of greater than 20g which can be lowered to 4 to 6g by radiator cowling and brake skid.
Date: December 1949
Creator: Sottorf, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Theoretical antisymmetric span loading for wings of arbitrary plan form at subsonic speeds

Description: A simplified lifting-surface theory that includes effects of compressibility and spanwise variation of section lift-curve slope is used to provide charts with which antisymmetric loading due to arbitrary antisymmetric angle of attack can be found for wings having symmetric plan forms with a constant spanwise sweep angle of the quarter-chord line. Consideration is given to the flexible wing in roll. Aerodynamic characteristics due to rolling, deflected ailerons, and sideslip of wings with dihedral are considered. Solutions are presented for straight-tapered wings for a range of swept plan forms.
Date: December 22, 1949
Creator: DeYoung, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plastic buckling of a long flat plate under combined shear and longitudinal compression

Description: Report presenting the condition for plastic buckling of a long flat plate under combined shear and longitudinal compression is obtained by using the theory of plastic buckling developed for simple loading, provided the ratio of shear to longitudinal compression is assumed constant during the loading process. A detailed calculation for a number of simply supported plates made of a typical aluminum alloy shows that an approximate algebraic relationship provided in the paper will suffice for determination of buckling stress.
Date: December 1949
Creator: Stowell, Elbridge Z.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experimental investigation at supersonic speeds of side scoops employing boundary-layer suction

Description: Report presenting the pressure-recovery characteristics of a model with two scoops situated on the aft position of a long forebody and connected through diffusors to a common settling chamber at a range of Mach numbers. The effects of interaction between the flow in the two air-induction systems and of varying the mass flow through the boundary-layer scoops were studied. Results at several different angles of attack are provided.
Date: December 12, 1949
Creator: Edwards, Sherman S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Test of the Aerojet 7KS-6000 T-27 Jato Rocket Motor

Description: "A flight test of the Aero jet Engineering Corporation's 7KS-6000 T-27 Jato rocket motor was conducted at the Langley Pilotless Aircraft Research Station at Wallops Island, Va, to determine the flight performance characteristics of the motor. The flight test imposed an absolute longitudinal acceleration of 9.8 g upon the rocket motor at 2.8 seconds after launching. The total impulse developed by the motor was 43,400 pound-seconds, and the thrusting time was 7.58 seconds" (p. 1).
Date: December 20, 1949
Creator: Bond, Aleck C. & Thibodaux, Joseph G., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An empirical criterion for fin stabilizing jettisonable nose sections of airplanes

Description: "Investigations in the Langley 20-foot free-spinning tunnel of models of five jettisonable nose sections have shown that the airplane nose sections are inherently unstable but can be stabilized by the addition of suitable fins. An empirical criterion has been developed which indicates the fin area required for stabilizing an airplane jettisonable nose section" (p. 1).
Date: December 8, 1949
Creator: Scher, Stanley H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of a Thin Wing of Aspect Ratio 4 in the Ames 12-Foot Pressure Wind Tunnel 5: Static Longitudinal Stability and Control Throughout the Subsonic Speed Range of a Semispan Model of a Supersonic Airplane

Description: Memorandum presenting wind-tunnel tests of a semispan model of a hypothetical supersonic airplane to determine the static longitudinal stability and control characteristics of the airplane throughout the range of subsonic Mach numbers up to 0.95. The model had a long slender fuselage and a wing and horizontal tail of aspect ratio 4 and taper ratio 0.5. Results regarding the force and moment characteristics, wing wake and effective downwash at the horizontal tail, effects of compressibility, and longitudinal characterisitcs with the flaps deflected are provided.
Date: December 8, 1949
Creator: Johnson, Ben H., Jr. & Rollins, Francis W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effects of wing flexibility and variable air lift upon wing bending moment during landing impacts of a small seaplane

Description: From Summary: "A smooth-water-landing investigation was conducted with a small seaplane to obtain experimental wing-bending-moment time histories together with time histories of the various parameters necessary for the prediction of wing bending moments during hydrodynamic forcing functions. The experimental results were compared with calculated results which include inertia-load effects and the effects of air-load variation during impact. The responses of the fundamental mode were calculated with the use of the measured hydrodynamic forcing functions. From these responses, the wing bending moments due to the hydrodynamic load were calculated according to the procedure given in R.M. No. 2221. The comparison of the time histories of the experimental and calculated wing bending moments showed good agreement both in phase relationship of the oscillations and in numerical values."
Date: December 21, 1949
Creator: Merten, Kenneth F. & Beck, Edgar B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ditching Investigation of a 1/18-Scale Model of the North American B-45 Airplane

Description: An investigation of a 1/18-scale dynamically similar model of the North American B-45 airplane was made to observe the ditching behavior and determine the proper landing technique to be used in an emergency water landing. Various conditions of damage were simulated to determine the behavior which probably would occur in a full-scale ditching. The behavior of the model was determined from high-speed motion-picture records, time-history acceleration records, and visual observations. It was concluded that the airplane should be ditched at the maximum nose-high attitude with the landing flaps full down for minimum landing speed. During the ditching, the nose-wheel and bomb-bay doors probably will be torn away and the rear of the fuselage flooded. A violent dive will very likely occur. Longitudinal decelerations of approximately 5g and vertical accelerations of approximately -6g (including gravity) will be experienced near the pilots' compartment. Ditching braces installed in the bomb bay will tend to improve the behavior slightly but will be torn away along with the bomb-bay doors. A hydroflap installed ahead of the nose-wheel doors will eliminate the dive and failure of the nose-wheel doors, and substantially reduce the motions and accelerations.
Date: December 22, 1949
Creator: Fisher, Lloyd J. & Thompson, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of airfoil section and tip tanks on the aerodynamic characteristics at high subsonic speeds of an unswept wing of aspect ratio 5.16 and taper ratio 0.61

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the effect of two wing sections and a tip tank on the aerodynamic characteristics of a rigid unswept wing in the high-speed tunnel over a Mach number range of 0.60 to 0.90. Results regarding the effect of original airfoil sections, effect of modifications to Section B, effect of tip tank, and characteristics of the tip tank in the presence of the wing are provided.
Date: December 1, 1949
Creator: Silvers, H. Norman & Spreeman, Kenneth P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Truly yours: the dress that fits.

Description: This document is a brochure describing a film about garment selection and alteration, with instructions on how to buy or borrow the film (at the time that it was issued).
Date: December 1949
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department