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Report of the Twenty-Sixth National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1936

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: June 1937
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology and Mineral Resources of North-Central Chouteau, Western Hill, and Eastern Liberty Counties, Montana

Description: From abstract: This report describes a rectangular area of about 2,600 square miles in Chouteau, Hill, and Liberty Counties, Mont., adjacent to the international boundary. The area is a portion of the Missouri Plateau, a section of the Great Plains province, and lies between the Highwood Mountains, Bearpaw Mountains, and Sweetgrass Hills, of north-central Montana. The southern part of the area is drained by the Missouri River and its tributary Marias River, but the northern part is drained by the Milk River. These streams are trenched in narrow valleys several hundred feet deep. The land surface between them is a rolling plain interrupted by very broad, shallow valleys that probably were eroded during the Pleistocene epoch by large streams whose courses were doubtless diverted from time to time by the continental glaciers. These valleys are now occupied only by very small creeks.
Date: 1937
Creator: Pierce, William Gamewell & Hunt, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology and Mineral Resources of the Western Part of the Arkansas Coal Field

Description: From introduction: This report describes the mineral resources of the western part of the Arkansas coal field and considers the features of geologic structure and stratigraphy that are essential to an understanding of the nature of occurrence of the mineral resources. The area is an irregular-shaped tract of about 1,100 square miles in Scott, Sebastian, Crawford, Franklin, and Logan Counties, in west-central Arkansas.
Date: 1937
Creator: Hendricks, T. A. & Parks, Bryan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Kaiyuh Hills, Alaska

Description: From introduction: The present report states the results of an exploratory survey of the Kaiyuh Hills during the summer of 1934.
Date: 1937
Creator: Mertie, John Beaver, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kodiak and Vicinity Alaska

Description: From abstract: Kodiak Island, although the site of the earliest white settlement in Alaska and the center of a vigorous fishing industry, is still largely unexplored, except for a strip immediately adjacent to the shores. The heavy growth of vegetation makes access to the interior of the island difficult, and few trails penetrate far from the coast. Mining activity in the past has been confined to somewhat desultory exploitation of beach sands, which in places carry gold, though some gold-bearing lodes have been staked, and a few unsuccessful attempts at lode mining have been made.
Date: 1937
Creator: Capps, Stephen R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

FCC Reports, Volume 2, July 1, 1935 to June 30, 1936

Description: Biweekly, comprehensive compilation of decisions, reports, public notices, and other documents of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Date: 1937
Creator: United States. Federal Communications Commission.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Eska Creek Coal Deposits Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Description: The coal deposits in the vicinity of Eska Creek, a small tributary from the north to the Matanuska River, are a part of the Matanuska coal field. One of the two commercial coal-producing districts in Alaska, this field is in the southcentral part of the Territory, at the head of Cook Inlet. It is 170 miles from Seward, the ocean terminus of the Government-owned and -operated Alaska Railroad, and is served by a branch line of that railroad.
Date: 1937
Creator: Tuck, Ralph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mineral Industry of Alaska in 1935

Description: From introduction: The record of the Alaska mineral industry for 1935, here presented, is supplemented by records for earlier years, because in that way certain trends may be recognized which are not only of historical significance but are also useful in suggesting the course that the industry is likely to take in the future. This is a continuing service that has been rendered by the Geological Survey from almost the earliest years of active mining in Alaska, and the present report is the thirty-second of the series.
Date: 1937
Creator: Smith, Philip S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology and Ore Deposits of the Bayhorse Region, Custer County, Idaho

Description: From abstract: This report describes the geology and mineral resources of the Bayhorse quadrangle, much of the Custer quadrangle, and the area surrounding Round Valley, all in Custer County, and a small part of the Sawtooth quadrangle in Blaine and Custer Counties, Idaho.
Date: 1937
Creator: Ross, Clyde P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology and Fuel Resources of the Southern Part of the Oklahoma Coal Field: Part 1. The McAlester District, Pittsburg, Atoka, and Latimer Counties

Description: From abstract: The McAlester district is an area of about 477 square miles in Pittsburg, Atoka, and Latimer Counties, Okla. It lies entirely within the Arkansas Valley geomorphic province except for the extreme northwest corner, which is crossed by the easternmost cuesta of the Osage Plains province.
Date: 1937
Creator: Hendricks, Thomas Andrews
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology and Fuel Resources of the Southern Part of the Oklahoma Coal Field: Part 2. The Lehigh District Coal, Atoka, and Pittsburg Counties

Description: From abstract: The rocks exposed in the Lehigh district, in the Arkansas-Oklahoma coal basin, aggregate at least 5,000 feet in thickness. All are of Pennsylvanian age, except scattered thin Pleistocene (?) and Recent deposits. Rocks of Pottsville age crop out extensively in the southwestern part of the district and include the Springer formation, Wapanucka limestone, and Atoka formation. The Pottsville rocks are overlain in the northeastern part by formations of Allegheny age, including the Hartshorne sandstone. McAlester shale, Savanna sandstone, Boggy shale, and Thurman sandstone.
Date: 1937
Creator: Knechtel, Maxwell M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology and Mineral Resources of the Baker Quadrangle, Oregon

Description: From abstract: This report presents the results of a rather complete reconnaissance of the Baker quadrangle, Oregon, carried out during brief studies of some mining districts in and near the area.
Date: 1937
Creator: Gilluly, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Geology of the Marathon Region, Texas

Description: From abstract: This report describes the geology of the Marathon region, in trans-Pecos Texas. The Marathon region lies on the edge of the Mexican Highlands province, where that province merges into the Great Plains on the east. Structurally, the region is a broad dome of Cretaceous rocks, from whose central part the Cretaceous cover has been stripped away, leaving an area of low country in the center, the Marathon Basin. Here strongly folded Palcozoic rocks are exposed. The Monument Spring and Marathon quadrangles, described in detail in this report, extend across the basin area.
Date: 1937
Creator: King, Philip Burke
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Kodiak and Adjacent Islands, Alaska

Description: From abstract: The Kodiak group of islands, having an area of 4,900 square miles, lie on the Pacific Ocean side of the base of the Alaska Peninsula. Although the town of Kodiak is the oldest continuously occupied white settlement in Alaska, the interior of many of the islands is still little explored and unmapped, for the heavy growth of vegetation makes inland travel difficult, and few trails penetrate far from the coast.
Date: 1937
Creator: Capps, Stephen Reid
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Free spinning wind-tunnel tests of a low-wing monoplane with systematic wings and tails 2: Mass distributed along the fuselage

Description: Report presenting a study of eight wings and three tails covering a wide range of aerodynamic characteristics in 24 wing-tail combinations. Observations were made of the steady spin for four control settings and of recoveries for five control manipulations. The effect of wing shape, tail arrangement, control settings, relationships between spin characteristics, and comparison with results for basic loading are provided.
Date: December 1937
Creator: Seidman, Oscar & Neihouse, A. I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Full-scale wind-tunnel and flight tests of a Fairchild 22 airplane equipped with external-airfoil flaps

Description: Wind-tunnel and flight tests have been made of a Fairchild 22 airplane equipped with a wing having external-airfoil flaps that also perform the function of ailerons. Lift, drag, and pitching-moment coefficients of the airplane with several flap settings, and the rolling- and yawing-moment coefficients with the flaps deflected as ailerons were measured in the full-scale tunnel with the horizontal tail surfaces and propeller removed. The effect of the flaps on the low speed and on the take-off and landing characteristics, the effectiveness of flaps when used as ailerons, and the forces required to operate them as ailerons were determined in flight. The wind-tunnel tests showed that the flaps increased the maximum lift coefficient of the airplane from 1.51 with the flap in the minimum drag position to 2.12 with the flap in the minimum drag position to 2.12 with the flap deflected 30 degrees. In the flight tests the minimum speed decreased from 46.8 miles per hour with the flaps up to 41.3 miles per hour with the flaps deflected. The required take-off run to attain a height of 50 feet was reduced from 820 to 750 feet and the landing run from a height of 50 feet was reduced from 930 to 480 feet. The flaps for this installation gave lateral control that was not entirely satisfactory. Their rolling action was good but the adverse yaw resulting from their use was greater than is considerable, and the stick forces required to operate them increased too rapidly with speed.
Date: July 1937
Creator: Reed, Warren D. & Clay, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Interference of wing and fuselage from tests of 28 combinations in the NACA variable-density tunnel

Description: Report presents the results of tests conducted on 28 wing-fuselage combinations made in the variable-density wind tunnel as a part of the wing-fuselage interference program being conducted therein and in addition to the 209 combinations previously reported in NACA-TR-540. These tests practically complete the study of combinations with a rectangular fuselage and continue the study of combinations with a round fuselage and a tapered wing.
Date: January 1, 1937
Creator: Sherman, Albert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Method of curved models and its application to the study of curvilinear flight of airships. Part I

Description: In the first part of this paper we shall present the theoretical side of the problem of constructing curved model forms and the method of testing the model. In the second part we shall present a detailed account of the first experiments according to the given method, carried out with a curved model of the nonrigid airship V-2, and a comparison of the experimental results with some data of full-scale tests made with this airship in 1933.
Date: June 1, 1937
Creator: Gourjienko, G A
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Method of curved models and its application to the study of curvilinear flight of airships. Part II

Description: This report compares the results obtained by the aid of curved models with the results of tests made by the method of damped oscillations, and with flight tests. Consequently we shall be able to judge which method of testing in the tunnel produces results that are in closer agreement with flight test results.
Date: June 1, 1937
Creator: Gourjienko, G A
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A preliminary study of flame propagation in a spark-ignition engine

Description: The N.A.C.A. combustion apparatus was altered to operate as a fuel-injection, spark-ignition engine, and a preliminary study was made of the combustion of gasoline-air mixtures at various air-fuel ratios. Air-fuel ratios ranging from 10 to 21.6 were investigated. Records from an optical indicator and films from a high-speed motion-picture camera were the chief sources of data. Schlieren photography was used for an additional study. The results show that the altered combustion apparatus has characteristics similar to those of a conventional spark-ignition engine and should be useful in studying phenomena in spark-ignition engines. The photographs show the flame front to be irregularly shaped rather than uniformly curved. With a theoretically correct mixture the reaction, as indicated by the photographs, is not completed in the flame front but continues for some time after the combustion front has traversed the mixture.
Date: June 1, 1937
Creator: Rothrock, A. M. & Spencer, R. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pressure-distribution measurements at large angles of pitch on fins of different span-chord ratio on a 1/40-scale model of the U. S. Airship "Akron"

Description: Report presents the results of pressure-distribution measurements on a 1/40-scale model of the U. S. Airship "Akron" conducted in the NACA 20-foot wind tunnel. The measurements were made on the starboard fin of each of four sets of horizontal tail surfaces, all of approximately the same area but differing in span-chord ratio, for five angles of pitch varying from 11.6 degrees to 34 degrees, for four elevator angles, and at air speeds ranging from 56 to 77 miles per hour. Pressures were also measured at 13 stations along the rear half of the port side of the hull at one elevator setting for the same five angles of pitch and at an air speed of approximately 91 miles per hour. The normal force on the fin and the moment of forces about the fin root were determined. The results indicate that, ignoring the effect on drag, it would be advantageous from structural considerations to use a fin of lower span-chord ratio than that used on the "Akron.".
Date: April 4, 1937
Creator: McHugh, James G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary tests in the NACA free-spinning wind tunnel

Description: Typical models and the testing technique used in the NACA free-spinning wind tunnel are described in detail. The results of tests on two models afford a comparison between the spinning characteristics of scale models in the tunnel and of the airplanes that they represent.
Date: January 1, 1937
Creator: Zimmerman, C H
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measurements of intensity and scale of wind-tunnel turbulence and their relation to the critical Reynolds number of spheres

Description: The investigation of wind-tunnel turbulence, conducted at the National Bureau of Standards with the cooperation of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, has been extended to include a new variable, namely, the scale of the turbulence. This report presents the results of a study of this new variable together with the intensity of the turbulence, and the effect of both on the critical Reynolds number of spheres.
Date: 1937
Creator: Dryden, Hugh L.; Schubauer, G. B.; Mock, W. C., Jr. & Skramstad, H. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Full scale span load distribution on a tapered wing with split flaps of various spans

Description: Pressure-distribution tests were conducted in the full-scale wind tunnel on a 2:1 tapered U.S.A. 45 airfoil equipped with 20 percent chord split trailing-edge flaps of various spans. A special installation was employed in the tests utilizing a half-span airfoil mounted vertically above a reflection plane. The airfoil has a constant chord center section and rounded tips and is tapered in thickness from 18 percent c at the root to 9 percent c at the tip. The aerodynamic characteristics, given by the usual dimension less coefficients, are presented graphically as functions of flap span and angle of attack as well as by semispan load diagrams. The results indicate, in general, that only a relatively small increase in the normal-force coefficient is to be expected by extending the flap span of an airfoil-flap combination, similar to the one tested, beyond 70 percent of the wing span.
Date: February 1937
Creator: Parsons, John F. & Silverstein, Abe
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department