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Method of Determining Centrifugal-Flow-Compressor Performance With Water Injection

Description: Memorandum presenting a method for computing the isentropic and actual enthalpy change between the inlet and outlet of a centrifugal-flow compressor when water injection is used. The method of calculation is based on fluid property values given in steam and air tables.
Date: September 7, 1949
Creator: Hamrick, Joseph T. & Beede, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effect of Air Jets Simulating Chines or Multiple Steps on the Hydrodynamic Characteristics of a Streamline Fuselage

Description: Memorandum presenting preliminary tests in order to determine the effect of forced ventilation on the hydrodynamic characteristics of a scale model of a streamline fuselage of a hypothetical transonic airplane. The forced ventilation consisted of air ejected at about 300 feet per second through small orifices distributed over the fuselage bottom in a series of patterns simulating chines or multiple steps. Results regarding resistance, effective hydrodynamic lift, trim, spray, and air flow are provided.
Date: January 7, 1949
Creator: Weinflash, Bernard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Static longitudinal stability and control of a convertible-type airplane as affected by articulated- and rigid-propeller operation

Description: Report presenting the results of an investigation in the full-scale tunnel of the static longitudinal stability and control of a convertible-type airplane as affected by articulated- and rigid-propeller operation. The investigation included force measurements for a large angle-of-attack range with the all-movable horizontal tail installed and removed.
Date: November 7, 1949
Creator: Lange, Roy H. & McLemore, Huel C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pressure-distribution measurements over an extensible leading-edge flap on two wings having leading-edge sweep of 42 degrees and 52 degrees

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the pressure distribution over a leading-edge flap in the 19-foot pressure tunnel. Testing occurred on 42 degree and 52 degree sweptback wings of NACA 64(sub 1)-112 sections, with the 42 degree wing being used in conjunction with a circular cross-section fuselage in a high-wing combination.
Date: March 7, 1949
Creator: Salmi, Reino J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of ceramic, graphite, and chrome-plated graphite nozzles on rocket engine

Description: The use of ceramic material for rocket nozzles and the effectiveness of preventing oxidation and erosion of graphite nozzles by chrome-plating the internal surface were investigated. A supported ceramic nozzle, cracked by initial operation, was operated a second time without further cracking or damage. Chrome-plating the internal surface of graphite nozzles effectively prevented oxidation and erosion that occurred during operation with unprotected graphite.
Date: March 7, 1949
Creator: Kinney, George R. & Lidman, William G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic study of a wing-fuselage combination employing a wing swept back 63 degrees: Aerodynamic characteristics in sideslip of a large-scale model having a 63 degree swept-back vertical tail

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the effects of a vertical tail with the leading edge swept back 63 degrees on the aerodynamic characteristics of a wing-fuselage combination with a wing with the leading edge swept back 63 degrees. The aerodynamic characteristics in sideslip with and without the vertical tail are also presented. Results regarding the directional stability, rudder effectiveness, and rudder hinge moments are described.
Date: October 7, 1949
Creator: McCormack, Gerald M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wing-Tunnel Investigation at High Subsonic Speeds of the Lateral-Control Characteristics of an Aileron and a Stepped Spoiler on a Wing With Leading Edge Swept Back 51.3 Degrees

Description: Report presenting a wind-tunnel investigation through a speed range from Mach number 0.30 to 0.90 to determine the lateral-control characteristics of a 20-percent-chord by 39-percent-semispan aileron and a 60-percent-semispan stepped spoilers on a semispan-wing model with aspect ratio of 3.06 with 51.3 degrees sweepback of the wing leading edge. The aileron rolling effectiveness decreased as the Mach number increased, while the spoiler rolling-moment effectiveness decreased with Mach number.
Date: June 7, 1949
Creator: Schneiter, Leslie E. & Hagerman, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary full-scale investigation of a 1/3-scale model of a convertible-type airplane

Description: Report presenting the results of a preliminary investigation of a scale model of a convertible-type airplane in the full-scale tunnel. The maximum lift and stalling characteristics of several configurations, the longitudinal stability characteristics, and the effectiveness of the control surfaces with the propellers removed are provided. Results regarding the propulsive characteristics, and effect of propeller operation on the lift and static thrust of the model propellers are also provided.
Date: June 7, 1949
Creator: Lange, Roy H.; Cocke, Bennie W., Jr. & Proterra, Anthony J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of flight performance of AN-F-58 and AN-F-32 fuels in J35 turbojet engine

Description: Report presenting a flight investigation to determine the comparative performance of AN-F-58 and AN-F-32 fuels in a 4000-pound-thrust turbojet engine. The fuels were equivalent over the range of conditions investigated. Results regarding corrected net thrust, corrected jet-fuel consumption, variation of corrected tail-pipe temperature, combustor blow-out speeds, and visual observations of the jet exhaust are provided.
Date: April 7, 1949
Creator: Acker, Loren W. & Kleinknecht, Kenneth S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Preliminary Investigation of the Usefulness of Camber in Obtaining Favorable Airfoil-Section Drag Characteristics at Supercritical Speeds

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the possibility of delaying at moderate or large lift coefficients the onset of the abrupt supercritical drag rise of an airfoil section by the use of camber. Results indicated that the addition of camber to the NACA 0010 airfoil leads to significant improvements in the drag characteristics at moderately supercritical speeds .
Date: October 7, 1949
Creator: Nitzberg, Gerald E.; Crandall, Stewart M. & Polentz, Perry P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stability and Control Data Obtained from First Flight of X-4 Airplane

Description: Memorandum presenting stability and control data from the X-4 airplane during the Northrop conducted acceptance tests. The data were obtained for a center-of-gravity position of about 22 percent of the mean aerodynamic chord. Results of the flight indicated that the airplane is slightly unstable, stick fixed, in gear-up, flaps-up configuration for a center-of-gravity position at 21.4 percent of the mean aerodynamic chord.
Date: February 7, 1949
Creator: Drake, Hubert M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Control Effectiveness Load and Hinge-Moment Characteristics of a Tip Control Surface on a Delta Wing at a Mach Number of 1.9

Description: Report presenting a wind-tunnel investigation of a semispan delta wing with the leading-edge swept back 60 degrees. A half-delta control surface was used and testing was performed with and without fences. Results regarding the rolling effectiveness, wing characteristics, and control-surface characteristics are provided.
Date: October 7, 1949
Creator: Conner, D. William & May, Ellery B., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Full-Scale Hydrodynamic Evaluation of a Modified Navy J4F-2 Amphibian with a 0.425-Scale XP5M-1 Hull Bottom: TED No. NACA DE325

Description: "An investigation was made to evaluate the hydrodynamic qualities of a 0.425-scale model of the Navy XP5M-1 hull, which was installed on a modified Navy J4F-2 amphibian. Longitudinal and directional stability during take-off and landing, low-speed maneuverability, spray characteristics, and take-off performance were investigated. The behavior of the airplane in moderately rough water was also observed. The opinions of three pilots have been correlated with the data" (p. 1).
Date: December 7, 1949
Creator: Land, Norman S.; Elliott, John M. & Christopher, Kenneth W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic Study of a Wing-Fuselage Combination Employing a Wing Swept Back 63 Degrees: Characteristics for Symmetrical Wing Sections at High Subsonic and Moderate Supersonic Mach Numbers

Description: From Summary: "Results of wind-tunnel tests are presented for a wing with the leading edge swept back 63^o and of symmetrical section in combination with a body at Mach numbers from 0.5 to 0.95 and from 1.09 to 1.51."
Date: July 7, 1949
Creator: Mas, Newton A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic Characteristics of an 0.08-Scale Model of the Martin XB-51 Airplane at High Subsonic Speeds

Description: Report discussing tests of a scale model of the XB-51 airplane to determine its force, stability, and control characteristics in pitch and yaw at various Mach numbers. The effects of the dive breaks and the bomb bay are also described.
Date: October 7, 1949
Creator: Barnes, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department