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Acceleration Characteristics of R-3350 Engine Equipped with NACA Injection Impeller

Description: From Summary: "Qualitative investigations have shown that use of the NACA injection impeller with the R-3350 engine increases the inertia of the fuel-injection system and, when the standard fuel-metering system is used, this increase in inertia results in poor engine acceleration characteristics. This investigation was therefore undertaken to determine whether satisfactory acceleration characteristics of the engine equipped with the injection impeller could be obtained by simple modifications to the fuel-monitoring system. The engine was operated with two types of carburetor; namely, a hydraulic-metering carburetor incorporating a vacuum-operated accelerating pump and a direct-metering carburetor having a throttle-actuated accelerating pump."
Date: January 8, 1947
Creator: Hickel, Robert O. & Snider, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Estimation of Range of Stability Derivatives for Current and Future Pilotless Aircraft

Description: Memorandum presenting an analysis made of the probable range of the stability parameters of present and future missiles. Included is a short review of the dynamic theory and some of the factors and assumptions influencing the stability derivatives and equations of motion.
Date: October 8, 1947
Creator: Pitkin, Marvin & Ankenbruck, Herman O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drag Measurements of a Swept-Back Wing Having Inverse Taper as Determined by Flight Tests at Supersonic Speeds

Description: Report discussing the results of flight tests to determine the drag at zero lift of a swept-back wing of inverse taper using an NACA 65-009 airfoil. The data was compared to untapered wings with a similar degree of sweepback. The tapered wing was found to have a lower drag coefficient than the 34-degree swept-back untapered wing but a higher drag coefficient than the 45-degree swept-back untapered wing.
Date: April 8, 1947
Creator: Alexander, Sidney R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Turbine of Mark 25 Torpedo Power Plant with Five Nozzle Designs

Description: "Efficiency investigations were made on the two-stage turbine from a Mark 25 aerial torpedo to determine the performance of the unit with five different turbine nozzles. The output of the turbine blades was computed by analyzing the windage and mechanical-friction losses of the unit. A method was developed for measuring the change in turbine clearances with changed operating conditions. The turbine was found to be most efficient with a cast nozzle having a sharp-edged inlet to the nine nozzle ports" (p. 1).
Date: October 8, 1947
Creator: Hoyt, Jack W. & Kottas, Harry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-Stream Surveys in the Vicinity of the Tail of a 1/8.33-Scale Powered Model of the Republic XF-12 Airplane

Description: "The XF-12 airplane was designed by Republic Aviation Corporation to provide the Army Air Forces with a high performance, photo reconnaissance aircraft. A series of air-stream surveys were made n the vicinity of the empennage of a 1/8.33-scale powered model of the XF-12 airplane in the Langley 19-foot pressure tunnel. Surveys of the vortical-tail region were made through a range of yaw angles of plus or minus 20 degrees at a high and low angle of attack" (p. 1).
Date: April 8, 1947
Creator: Foster, Gerald V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparative Drag Measurements at Transonic Speeds of 6-Percent-Thick Airfoils of Symmetrical Double-Wedge and Circular-Arc Sections From Tests by the NACA Wing-Flow Method

Description: Report presenting comparative drag measurements at zero lift at transonic speeds for two sharp-leading-edge airfoils using the NACA wing-flow method. One airfoil had a symmetrical circular-arc section and one had a symmetrical double-wedge section. The primary difference in the drag characteristics of the two airfoils at zero lift is the earlier drag rise of the double-wedge section.
Date: April 8, 1947
Creator: Silsby, Norman S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluation of Gust and Draft Velocities from Flights of P-61C Airplanes within Thunderstorms July 12, 1947 to July 18, 1947 at Clinton County Army Air Field, Ohio

Description: The gust and draft velocities from records of NACA instruments installed in P-61c airplanes participating in thunderstorm flights at Clinton County Army Air Field, Ohio, from July 12, to July 18, 1947 are presented.
Date: December 8, 1947
Creator: Funk, Jack
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of the transonic drag characteristics of two wing-body combinations differing only in the location of the 45 degree sweptback wing

Description: Report presenting the drag of a series of wing-body combinations by the free-fall method in order to provide information on the drag characteristics of promising transonic and supersonic airplane arrangements. Time histories, Mach number variations, and drag coefficients for several areas of the body are provided.
Date: December 8, 1947
Creator: Mathews, Charles W. & Thompson, Jim Rogers
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beta Magnet Current Stability

Description: Abstract: A TEC regulator amplifier driving an Eaterline-Angus recording meter was used to record magnet current variations. Tests were made to determine magnet current variations. Tests were made to determine magnet current stability for currents from 500 amperes to 4000 amperes. Changes were necessary in both the TEC and GE regulators before currents below 2500 amperes could be regulated. Regulation to 0.025 percent for and hour was obtained for currents of 1000 to 4000 amperes with the TEC and GE regulators, and regulation to 0.05 percent for 500 ampere currents.
Date: June 8, 1947
Creator: Hudson, E. D. & Becker, M. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The General Picture of Irradiation Damage to Tissues

Description: The following report is divided into two parts, both parts center around the effects of radiation on skin tissue. Part one focuses on superficial radiation, or Beta rays, while part two is on penetrating radiation, or neutrons and gamma rays.
Date: July 8, 1947
Creator: Henshaw, Paul S. & Snider, Ray S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department