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Aerodynamics and Ballistics

Description: Ballistics is a science hundreds of years old and this report is an attempt to show how these older principles can be used in the newer science of aerodynamics.
Date: July 1922
Creator: Burzio, Filippo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Stresses in Columns Under Combined Axial and Side Loads

Description: The problem before us is to determine the total stresses in an axially loaded column of any degree of restraint which is also subject to transverse bending both from a uniformly distributed load and from concentrated loads. The solution of this problem is of special importance in the design of aircraft which consist of slender columns" (p. 1).
Date: July 1922
Creator: Arnstein, Karl & Truscott, Starr
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Turn Indicator

Description: This report presents a study of an instrument that can warn the pilot of the turning of his airplane. This instrument must satisfy three conditions: 1) It must give useful indication immediately from take-off; 2) The indications must be instantaneous and require no exertion by the pilot; 3) The indicator must be sensitive only to changes of orientation in the horizontal plane. Different solutions are presented such as a gyroscope driven by the suction of a Venturi tube.
Date: August 1922
Creator: de Guiche, A. de Gramont
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Police Regulation of Aircraft

Description: Different aspects of aircraft regulation are discussed such as: protecting the public; the restriction of flights over crowds; regulations of wing-walkers.
Date: August 1922
Creator: Warner, Edward P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Potentialities of the Parachute

Description: The development of the parachute is presented as well as the future possibilities. The primary topics covered include allowing for wind in design, the parachutes used at balloon exhibitions, parachute use in the war, the delayed-opening type of parachute, and the use of parachutes on commercial airplanes.
Date: August 1922
Creator: Warner, Edward P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The World's Air Transportation Services: Data as to Passengers, Mail, and Goods Carried by American and European Transportation Services

Description: This report presents detailed descriptions, statistics, and graphs on European and American air transport. The European countries listed are Belgium, Czecho-Slovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, and Italy.
Date: June 1922
Creator: Office of Aeronautical Intelligence
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The R-38 Catastrophe and the Mechanics of Rigid Airship Construction

Description: An airship frame may be regarded as a rigid girder subjected to a number of forces which, according to their nature, may be classified as follows: weight or loads (force of gravity); lifting forces (aero-static); accelerations (dynamic). These forces must be in equilibrium in the three most important cases during flight: 1) when the airship is floating (aerostatic problem); 2) when flying without acceleration (aerodynamic problem). 3) When under the influence of any accelerating force (dynamic problem). This report will briefly discuss each of these cases in regard to the R-38 airship accident.
Date: June 1922
Creator: Herrera, Emilio
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of Structure in Middle Part of Leading Edge of a Thick Wing: Communication From Rijks-Studiedienst Voor De Luchtvaart of Amsterdam

Description: The experiments herein described were made for the purpose of finding whether removing a larger portion of the wing to improve the pilot's view would be possible, without too great detriment to the aerodynamic properties of the airplane. The experiments were conducted on a wing similar to the Fokker F III.
Date: June 1922
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Engine Pistons of Light Metal

Description: This report presents the results of testing 32 sets of light metal pistons from 16 different aluminum and magnesium alloys, 2 sets of cast iron pistons, and one piston of pure electrolytic copper. The many-fold mutual relations between material properties, shape, thermic and dynamic processes in the engine were clarified by comprehensive technical, thermic, chemical, physical and metallographic investigations of pistons and piston materials.
Date: June 1922
Creator: Becker, G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fakir Fuel Pump

Description: "In designing the Fakir fuel pump, the fundamental idea was to obtain a simple and reliable method of conveying the fuel from a low tank to the carburetor, with the avoidance of the faults of all former methods and the simultaneous warming of the fuel by means of the heat of compression generated. The principle of the Fakir fuel pump rests on the well-known principle of the diaphragm pump, which must be suitably adapted to the present purpose" (p. 1).
Date: June 1922
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Maritime Aviation

Description: This report presents some studies of maritime aviation which cover the following principal points: employment of landplanes on maritime aerial warfare; their adaption to peculiar requirements of the Navy; and the establishment of a method of aerial pursuit and bombardment, likewise adapted to military aviation over land.
Date: July 1922
Creator: Ravennes, Jean
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

This Summer's Gliding Meets

Description: This article discusses the upcoming gliding meets in France and Germany in the summer of 1922. Restrictions of design, prize money, and new innovations are all discussed.
Date: July 1922
Creator: Warner, Edward P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety in Flight

Description: Report presenting some topics related to safety in flight and the importance of having accurate statistics and information regarding aircraft problems and accidents. Some of the topics provided included perverted statistics, the British accident record, unregulated air traffic in America, and air mail in bad weather.
Date: August 1922
Creator: Warner, Edward P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

General Problem of the Airplane

Description: A series of equations relating to airplanes are given and examples listed. Some of the equations listed include: the speed, altitude and carrying capacity of various airplanes; weight of an airplane; weight of various parts of an airplane; the polars of the wings; speeds of airplanes; radius of action.
Date: July 1922
Creator: Richard, Maurice & Richard, Paul
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Resume of the Activities of the Aeronautical Experimental Institute, Rome, During the Months of May, June, July and August 1921

Description: This report is a listing of the different studies conducted by the Institute in May thru August of 1921. The aerodynamical section studied: the aerodynamical characteristics of a very thick concave-convex wing; the disturbance caused in a tunnel by the presence of a disk, placed in relation with a transversely infinite barrier; vertical pressure in a wing of low head resistance; the drag caused by two small doors in the sides of the fuselage. Some other studies conducted by the Institute included: depressions in the interior of the model of a wing; the influence of a conical casing fitted with helicoidal flanges centered on the hub of the propeller; the influence of the velocity of translation on the aerodynamical effects of the propeller; and the influence of a honeycomb placed in the tunnel.
Date: July 1922
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tests of Oil Scraper Piston Ring and Piston Fitted With Oil Drain Holes

Description: Tests were conducted to determine whether or not a properly located and properly designed oil scraper piston ring, installed on a piston provided with oil drain holes of sufficient area, would prevent the excessive oiling of the Liberty engine, particularly with the engine running at idling speed with full oil pressure. Results showed that excessive oiling was in fact prevented. It is strongly recommended that scraper rings and pistons be adopted for aircraft engines.
Date: August 1922
Creator: McDewell, H. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Description of the Klemperer Wing Strain Meter (Accelerometer)

Description: The wing strain meter enables a pilot to know the strain on lifting surfaces and to warn him of the safe limits which may not be exceeded. In wing strain the most important factors are the force of gravity and the force of lift which gives the measure of the sustaining force, and their components which are perpendicular to the lifting surfaces. This reports methods for using the wing strain meter.
Date: August 1922
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Synchronization of NACA Flight Records

Description: "A method is described for synchronizing the different instrument records taken during flight testing. This method has been in use for sometime at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory and has proved very valuable in connection with the study of controllability and other complicated problems of flight" (p. 1).
Date: October 1922
Creator: Brown, W. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Giant Airplanes

Description: It is hardly possible for the most imaginative aeronautical enthusiast to look forward to a time when the airplane will have reached the dimensions commensurate with those already attained by the airship.
Date: September 1922
Creator: Warner, Edward P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department