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Motor-Vehicle Headlighting

Description: A report on the necessity of improved motor-vehicle lighting.
Date: August 5, 1925
Creator: Carlson, R. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Legendary "White Metal" and its "Ore"

Description: Report concerning stories about claims of a "white metal" extracted from an "ore" found packed around pieces of iron or steel. It includes information about various tests conducted about the validity of these claims and their findings.
Date: December 1925
Creator: Davis, C. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Compressibilities of gases

Description: Reproduction of thirteen graphs for computing compressibilities of various gases and for computing the volumes delivered from cylinders containing various gases.
Date: November 21, 1925
Creator: Pickering, Samuel Fisher
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mine Timber: Its Selection, Storage, Treatment, and Use

Description: From Introduction Purpose and Scope of Bulletin: "The purpose of this bulletin is to point out some of the benefits and economies to be derived by selecting, preparing, storing, pre-serving, and utilizing mine timber more carefully and to give some specific information on certain preservatives and processes suitable for mine timber."
Date: 1925
Creator: Hornor, R. R. & Tufft, Harry E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Garnet: Its Mining, Milling, and Utilization

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin presents the results of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Mines as part of its work for the increase of efficiency and the prevention of waste in the mineral industries."
Date: 1925
Creator: Myers, W. M. & Anderson, C. O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Explosion Hazards From the Use of Pulverized Coal at Industrial Plants

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin, therefore, presents both bad and the good features of pulverized-coal plants and gives recommendations for safe installation and operation. Consequently, in the preparation of this bulletin much of the material on explosions in plants is based on the results of tests at the experimental mine and in the laboratory dust gallery."
Date: 1925
Creator: Tracy, L. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Metallurgy of Quicksilver

Description: From General Conclusions: "The main conclusions to be drawn from the work discussed in this bulletin may be summarized as follows: In the direct-furnace treatment of quicksilver ores the major problem in the extraction of quicksilver has been solved. Methods are available whereby low-grade ore can be treated with a remarkably high recovery and at low cost in view of small scale of operations at most plants."
Date: 1925
Creator: Duschak, L. H. & Schuette, C. N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Determination of the lift and drag characteristics of an airplane in flight

Description: Flight tests to determine lift and drag characteristics are discussed. A review is given of the fundamental principles on which the tests are based and on the forces acting on an airplane in the various conditions of steady flight. Glide with and without propeller thrust and the relation between angle of attack and the indicated airspeed for different conditions of steady flight are discussed. The glide test procedure and the problem of the propeller are discussed.
Date: August 1, 1925
Creator: Green, Maurice W
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The Flettner rotor ship in the light of the Kutta-Joukowski theory and of experimental results

Description: In this paper the fundamental principles of the Flettner rotor ship (Reference I) are discussed in the light of the Kutta-Joukowski theory and available experimental information on the subject. A brief exposition of the Kutta-Joukowski theory is given and the speed of the rotor ship Buckau computed, first by using effective propulsive force obtained by the above theory, and then by direct application of wind tunnel data.
Date: October 1, 1925
Creator: Rizzo, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air flow investigation for location of angle of attack head on a JN4h airplane

Description: The technical staff of the NACA at Langley Field, has made a series of free flight tests with a JN4h airplane in order to find the best place for an instrument for measuring the angle of attack. A "neutral zone" was found where the air remains either at rest relative to the undisturbed air beyond the influence of the airplane, or is set in motion parallel to the motion of the airplane. This zone is about midway between the two wings and slightly in front of, or at the vertical plane through the leading edges of the wings but the exact position as well as the outlines of the zone varies considerably as the conditions of flight change.
Date: August 1925
Creator: Freeman, R. G.
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An altitude chamber for the study and calibration of aeronautical instruments

Description: The design and construction of an altitude chamber, in which both pressure and temperature can be varied independently, was carried out by the NACA at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory for the purpose of studying the effects of temperature and pressure on aeronautical research instruments. Temperatures from +20c to -50c are obtained by the expansion of CO2from standard containers. The chamber can be used for the calibration of research instruments under altitude conditions simulating those up to 45,000 feet. Results obtained with this chamber have a direct application in the design and calibration of instruments used in free flight research.
Date: November 1925
Creator: Reid, J E & Kirchner, Otto E
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Standardization tests of NACA no. 1 wind tunnel

Description: The tests described in this report were made in the 5-foot atmospheric wind tunnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, at Langley Field. The primary objective of collecting data on the characteristics of this tunnel for comparison with those of others throughout the world, in order that, in the future, the results of tests made in all the principle laboratories may be interpreted, compared, and coordinated on a basis of scientifically established relationships, a process hitherto impossible due to the lack of comparable data. The work includes tests of a disk, spheres, cylinders, and airfoils, explorations of the test section for static pressure and velocity distribution, and determination of the variations of air flow direction throughout the operating range of the tunnel. (author).
Date: January 1, 1925
Creator: Reid, Elliott G
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Some problems on the lift and rolling moment of airplane wings

Description: This report deals with the application of the airfoil and twisted wing theory to the calculation of the lift and rolling moment of airplane wings. Most of the results arrived at are strictly true only for wings of elliptic plan form. The investigation aims to give some indications of the accuracy with which the results can be applied to the wing forms in actual use.
Date: January 1, 1925
Creator: Scarborough, James B
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The influence of the form of a wooden beam on its stiffness and strength III : stresses in wood members subjected to combined column and beam action

Description: The general purpose in this study was to determine the stresses in a wooden member subjected to combined beam and column action. What may be considered the specific purpose, as it relates more directly to the problem of design, was to determine the particular stress that obtains at maximum load which, for combined loading, does not occur simultaneously with maximum stress.
Date: January 1, 1925
Creator: Newlin, J A & Trayer, G W
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Note on the Katzmayr effect on airfoil drag

Description: The reduction of drag of an airfoil when the air stream is oscillating is called the Katzmayr effect. The purpose here is to offer a simple explanation of the cause of the Katzmayr effect.
Date: February 1, 1925
Creator: Ober, Shatswell
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Alloys similar to duralumin made in other countries than Germany

Description: Attempts by other countries to develop patents for alloys similar to duralumin are presented. Duralumin is aluminum alloyed with 3.5-4.5% copper, 0.5% magnesium, and 0.25-1% of manganese.
Date: May 1925
Creator: Meissner, K L
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Air forces on airfoils moving faster than sound

Description: We are undertaking the task of computing the air forces on a slightly cambered airfoil in the absence of friction and with an infinite aspect ratio. We also assume in advance that the leading edge is very sharp and that its tangent lies in the direction of motion.
Date: June 1925
Creator: Ackeret, J
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Airplane parachutes

Description: The "Bulletin Technique", of March, 1919, gave the results of tests and studies made up to that date in connection with airplane parachutes. This work has been continued.
Date: August 1925
Creator: Mazer
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Concrete airship sheds at Orly, France. Part I

Description: This report details the contest to design and build concrete airship hangers. The difficulty lies in the magnitude of the absolute dimensions. An airship shed must withstand two principal types of stresses: those resulting from its own weight and those due to the wind. This report discusses both problems in detail.
Date: October 1925
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An introduction to the helicopter

Description: It is the object of this report to review briefly the aerodynamic and construction data already available and to set forth the difficulties which must be met.
Date: January 1, 1925
Creator: Klemin, Alexander
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