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Optimum Lifting Bodies at High Supersonic Airspeeds

Description: Memorandum presenting a determination of the shapes of bodies with minimum pressure drag for a given lift at high supersonic speeds and satisfying conditions of given length and width with the aid of Newton's law of resistance. The resulting shapes have flat bottoms which are also rectangular. To determine if the bodies do actually have improved lift-drag ratios at high supersonic speeds, several wedges satisfying numerically different sets of given conditions were tested at Mach number 5.
Date: May 7, 1954
Creator: Rosnikoff, Meyer M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Variation in Engine Power With Altitude Determined From Measurements in Flight With a Hub Dynamometer

Description: "The rate of change in power of aircraft engines with altitude has been the subject of considerable discussion. Only a small amount of data from direct measurements of the power delivered by airplane engines during flight, however, has been published. This report presents the results of direct measurements of the power delivered by a Liberty 12 airplane engine taken with a hub dynamometer at standard altitudes from zero to 13,000 feet. Six flights were made with the engine installed in a modified DH-4 airplane" (p. 323).
Date: May 7, 1928
Creator: Gove, W. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Analysis of Problem of Determining Experimental Performance of Air-Cooled Turbine 2: Methods for Determining Cooling-Air-Flow Characteristics

Description: In the determination of the performance of an air-cooled turbine, the cooling-air-flow characteristics between the root and the tip of the blades must be evaluated. The methods, which must be verified and the unknown functions evaluated, that are expected to permit the determination of pressure, temperature, and velocity through the blade cooling-air passages from specific investigation are presented.
Date: June 7, 1950
Creator: Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Identification of Foreign Objects Damaging Compressor Blades in Turbojet Engines

Description: "Damage to the compressor blades of turbojet engines due to ingestion of foreign objects is a growing problem, the solution of which has been made more difficult by the large percentage of damaging materials that have remained unknown. A rapid emission spectroscopic method was devised to identify the chemical composition of these foreign objects. Results on laboratory-prepared specimens and blades from damaged engines show that the method can be utilized to determine the nature of the ingested foreign objects" (p. 1).
Date: January 7, 1957
Creator: Spakowski, A. E. & Graab, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Langley 9-Inch Supersonic Tunnel Tests of Several Modifications of a Supersonic Missile Having Tandem Cruciform Lifting Surfaces: Three-Component Data Results of Models Having Ratios of Wing Span to Tail Span Equal to 1

Description: Memorandum presenting tests in the 9-inch supersonic tunnel to investigate the factors that determine the magnitude of the wing-tail interference effects on the static longitudinal stability of supersonic missile configurations with low-aspect-ratio, tandem, cruciform lifting surfaces and to develop a missile configuration with a minimum variation in static margin due to wing-tail interference effects.
Date: March 7, 1951
Creator: Rainey, Robert W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Langley 9-Inch Supersonic Tunnel Tests of Several Modifications of a Supersonic Missile Having Tandem Cruciform Lifting Surfaces: Three-Component Data Results of Models Having Ratios of Wing Span to Tail Span Equal to and Less Than 1 and Some Static Rolling-Moment Data

Description: Memorandum presenting lift, drag, and pitching-moment data and some static rolling-moment data are presented for missile configurations having wing-tail-span ratios equal to and less than 1. The configurations include variations in wing and tail plan forms, wing-tail-span ratios, body length, and nose shape.
Date: March 7, 1951
Creator: Rainey, Robert W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Tunnel Investigation at Low Speed of a Wing Having 63 Degree Sweepback and a Drooped Tip

Description: From Summary: "The results of force tests made at low speed are presented to show the effect of longitudinal static stability produced by drooping the tip of a 63 degree sweptback wing. Five semispan wing models were tested: two incorporated curved drooped tips, two with abruptly drooped tips, and one without droop. The most favorable stability characteristics were measured for a model with an abruptly drooped tip, a fence, and a leading-edge flap; however, the use of these same auxiliary devices on the undrooped wing was nearly as effective."
Date: April 7, 1955
Creator: Blackaby, James R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Flight Investigation at High Speeds of the Drag of Three Airfoils and a Circular Cylinder Representing Full-Scale Propeller Shanks

Description: "Tests have been made at high speeds to determine the drag of models, simulating propeller shanks, in the form of a circular cylinder and three airfoils, the NACA 16-025, the NACA 16-040, and the NACA 16-040 with the rear 25 percent chord cut off. All the models had a maximum thickness of 4 1/2 inches to conform with average propeller-shank dimensions and a span of 20 1/4 inches. For the tests the models were supported perpendicular to the lower surface of the wing of an XP-51 airplane (p. 277).
Date: June 7, 1946
Creator: Barlow, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cooperative Investigation of Relationship Between Static and Fatigue Properties of Heat-Resistant Alloys at Elevated Temperatures

Description: Memorandum presenting a study of the relationship between the static and dynamic properties of heat-resistant alloys at high temperatures. An auxiliary objective is to provide a better basis for evaluating the results from the various types of fatigue machines.
Date: March 7, 1951
Creator: NACA Subcommittee on Heat-Resisting Materials
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the Motion of a 1/10-Scale Model of the Douglas XF4D-1 Escape Capsule When Jettisoned by Jet Ejection: TED No. NACA DE 359

Description: Memorandum presenting a wind-tunnel investigation at low speed to determine the path and motion of a scale model of the Douglas XF4D-1 escape capsule without the drogue parachute when jettisoned by jet ejection. The investigation included determination of the vertical and horizontal accelerations of the capsule. Results regarding the ejection at zero airspeed, ejection at 570 feet per second, and at 863 feet per second are provided.
Date: October 7, 1953
Creator: Johnson, Harold S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Data From Large-Scale Low-Speed Tests of Airplane Configurations With a Thin 45 Degree Swept-Wing Incorporating Several Leading-Edge Contour Modifications

Description: Memorandum presenting force tests that have been made of airplane configurations with a thin swept wing incorporating several wing-contour modifications forward of maximum thickness. Both longitudinal and lateral characteristics are provided.
Date: May 7, 1956
Creator: Evans, William T.
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

Interrelation of Exhaust-Gas Constituents

Description: This report presents the results of an investigation conducted to determine the interrelation of the constituents of the exhaust gases of internal-combustion engines and the effect of engine performance on these relations. Six single-cylinder, liquid-cooled tests engines and one 9-cylinder radial air-cooled engine were tested. Various types of combustion chambers were used and the engines were operated at compression ratios from 5.1 to 7.0 using spark ignition and from 13.5 to 15.6 using compression ignition. The investigation covered a range of engine speeds from 1,500 to 2,100 r.p.m.
Date: September 7, 1937
Creator: Gerrish, Harold C. & Voss, Fred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Aerodynamic Forces and Moments Exerted on a Spinning Model of the NY-1 Airplane as Measured by the Spinning Balance

Description: From Summary: "A preliminary investigation of the effects of changes in the elevator and rudder settings and of small changes in attitude upon the aerodynamic forces and moments exerted upon a spinning airplane was undertaken with the spinning balance in the 5-foot vertical tunnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The tests were made on a 1/12-scale model of the "NY-1" airplane. Data by which to fix the attitude, the radius of spin, and the rotational and air velocities were taken from recorded spins of the full-scale airplane."
Date: February 7, 1933
Creator: Bamber, M. J. & Zimmerman, C. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effects of Leading-Edge Extensions, a Trailing-Edge Extension, and a Fence on the Static Longitudinal Stability of a Wing-Fuselage-Tail Combination Having a Wing With 35 Degrees of Sweepback and an Aspect Ratio of 4.5

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation of the leading-edge extensions, a trailing-edge extension, and a fence on the static longitudinal stability of a wing-fuselage-tail combination with a wing with 35 degrees of sweepback and an aspect ratio of 4.5. The investigation involved the use of force measurements and tuft studies on stall progression. Results regarding a model with unmodified wing, the effect of leading-edge modifications, the effects of the fence, a summary of the effects of compressibility, and some remarks on flow separation are provided.
Date: August 7, 1953
Creator: Selan, Ralph & Bandettini, Angelo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight tests of thermal ice-prevention equipment in the XB-24F airplane

Description: Report presenting performance tests of thermal ice-prevention equipment designed and installed in the XB-24F airplane in icing and non-icing conditions. The recorded temperature and air-flow data, and the calculated quantities of heat flow throughout the system are presented in tabular form.
Date: October 7, 1943
Creator: Neel, Carr B. & Jones, Alun R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Free-flight-tunnel investigation of the dynamic lateral stability and control characteristics of a high-aspect-ratio bomber model with self-supporting free-floating fuel tanks attached to the wing tips

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the free-flight tunnel to determine the dynamic lateral stability and control characteristics of a high-aspect-ratio bomber model with self-supporting, free-floating fuel tanks attached to the wing tips. The results showed that the flight behavior of the configuration could be made satisfactory when sufficient restoring moment was supplied. Results regarding the flight behavior, rolling motions, motions of the bomber and attached tanks, and flight records for different gearing ratios are provided.
Date: August 7, 1951
Creator: Bennett, Charles V. & Cadman, Robert B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Theoretical study of the tunnel-boundary lift interference due to slotted walls in the presence of the trailing-vortex system of a lifting model

Description: Report presenting some equations that give the interference on the trailing-vortex system of a uniformly loaded finite-span wing in a circular tunnel containing partly open and partly closed walls, with special reference to symmetrical arrangements of the open and closed portions. Methods are given for extending the equations to include tunnel shapes other than circular.
Date: April 7, 1953
Creator: Matthews, Clarence W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Discussion of boundary-layer characteristics near the wall of an axial-flow compressor

Description: From Summary: "The boundary-layer velocity profiles in the tip region of an axial-flow compressor downstream of the guide vanes and downstream of the rotor were measured by use of total-pressure and claw-type yaw probes. These velocities were resolved into two components: one along the streamline of the flow outside the boundary layer, and the other perpendicular to it. The affinity among all profiles was thus demonstrated with the boundary-layer thickness and the deflection of the boundary layer at the wall as the generalizing parameters. By use of these results and the momentum-integral equations, boundary-layer characteristics on the walls of an axial-flow compressor were qualitatively evaluated."
Date: June 7, 1951
Creator: Mager, Artur; Mahoney, John J. & Budinger, Ray E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pressure distribution at low speed on a model incorporating a W wing with aspect ratio 6, 45 degrees sweep, taper ratio 0.6, and an NACA 65A009 airfoil section

Description: Report presenting results of pressure-distribution measurements at low speed on a wing-fuselage combination with a wing of W plan form with aspect ratio 6, 45 degrees sweep, taper ratio 0.6, and an NACA 65A009 airfoil section placed parallel to the plane of symmetry. Results regarding aerodynamic characteristics, pressure distribution on the wing, pressure distribution on the fuselage, aerodynamic section characteristics, and stall patterns are provided.
Date: August 7, 1952
Creator: Polhamus, Edward C. & Few, Albert G., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An investigation of single-degree-of-freedom snaking oscillations on a model of a high-speed research airplane by the NACA wing-flow method

Description: Report presenting an investigation by the wing-flow method to determine the snaking characteristics of a scale partial-model of a research airplane. Additionally, the snaking characteristics of 11 modified configurations of the research-airplane model were determined as well as a model that had a greater fineness ratio.
Date: August 7, 1951
Creator: Johnson, Harold I. & Faber, Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Theories of flow similitude

Description: The laws of comparison of dynamically similar fluid motions are derived by three different methods based on the same principle and yielding the same or equivalent formulas. This report outlines the three current methods of comparing dynamically similar motions, more especially of fluids, initiated respectively by Newton, Stokes (or Helmholtz), and Rayleigh. These three methods, viz., the integral, the differential, and the dimensional, are enough alike to be studied profitably together. They are treated in succession then compared. (author).
Date: May 7, 1928
Creator: Zahm, A. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department