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Analyses of Virginia Coals

Description: Report containing several articles discussing coal in the state of Virginia. These articles cover geographic deposition of coal, coal production, mining methods, and analyses of coal samples. Index begins on page 71.
Date: 1926
Creator: Eby, J. Brian, (James Brian), 1896-; Campbell, Marius Robinson, 1858-1940; Paul, J. W.; Fieldner, Arno Carl, 1881-1966; Cooper, Harry Mac, 1882-; Osgood, F. D., 1888-1935 et al.
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What is Known about the Effect of Smoke on Health

Description: From title page: "For some years the Bureau of Mines, in connection with its investigations relating to efficiency in the combustion of fuels, as been engaged in a study of smoke prevention. Popular support for such work is usually based upon the injurious effects of smoke on the human ssytem, and this paper is published as a contribution to the literature dealing with that subject."
Date: December 7, 1926
Creator: White, William Charles
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The Meaning of Specifications for Gasoline and Kerosene

Description: Report on how to identify good gasoline and kerosene, written for the average citizen, with an explanation of purchaser and supplier relationships.
Date: November 1926
Creator: Kraemer, A. J.
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Beneficiation and Utilization of Georgia Clays

Description: From Introduction: "This report is divided into six parts as follows: (1) Occurrence of clays in Georgia and the source of the clays tested; (2) washing tests; (3) physical test; (4) utilization of kaolins white ware; (5) utilization of clays in refractories; and (6) utilization of clays in face brick."
Date: 1926
Creator: Stull, R. T. & Bole, G. A.
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Oil-Field Emulsions

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin deals entirely with the cause and removal of water emulsified in crude petroleum and the colloidal theories involved."
Date: 1926
Creator: Dow, D. B.
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Manual of Testing Methods for Oil Shale and Shale Oil

Description: From Introduction: "This paper is presented, therefore, as a manual of apparatus and methods that the bureau has developed for work on oil shale and found satisfactory for routine tests and for research. Explanation and discussion of the principles underlying the methods of testing are included wherever necessary for a clearer understanding."
Date: 1926
Creator: Karrick, Lewis C.
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Possibilities for the Commercial Utilization of Peat

Description: From Introduction: "The characteristics of the numerous varieties and types of peat and their geographic distribution in the United States have been discussed at length in those publications. This report therefore considers these topics only in their relation to the subjects specified in the following act (40 Stat. 1154) authorizing the investigation described herein."
Date: 1926
Creator: Odell, W. W. & Hood, O. P.
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Electric Shot-Firing in Mines, Quarries, and Tunnels

Description: From Introduction: "Data collected by the Bureau of Mines indicate the United States a large percentage of the blasting in quarries, shafts, and tunnels, and from 15 to 25 percent of the blasts in mining operations, are set off electrically. The Bureau of Mines is interested in electric shot-firing because of its use in mining, and especially because electric methods, when properly applied, are undoubtedly safer than other methods commonly used."
Date: 1926
Creator: Ilsley, L. C. & Hooker, A. B.
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Report of the Nineteenth National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1926

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: 1926
Creator: United States. Bureau of Standards.
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The NACA CYH airfoil section

Description: The NACA CYH airfoil section is described and its aerodynamic characteristics are given as tested in the NACA variable density wind tunnel at twenty atmosphere pressure. This section has a low drag, a high maximum lift, and a small travel of center of pressure.
Date: June 1, 1926
Creator: Higgins, George J
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NACA flight-path angle and air-speed recorder

Description: A new trailing bomb-type instrument for photographically recording the flight-path angle and air speed of aircraft in unaccelerated flight is described. The instrument consists essentially of an inclinometer, air-speed meter and a film-drum case. The inclinometer carries an oil-damped pendulum which records optically the flight-path angle upon a rotating motor-driven film drum. The air-speed meter consists of a taut metal diaphragm of high natural frequency which is acted upon by the pressure difference of a Prandtl type Pitot-static tube. The inclinometer record and air-speed record are made optically on the same sensitive film. Two records taken by this instrument are shown.
Date: April 1, 1926
Creator: Coleman, Donald G
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An investigation of the characteristics of steel diaphragms for automatic fuel-injection valves

Description: This research on steel diaphragms was undertaken at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, as a part of a general investigation on fuel injection engines for aircraft. The work determined the load-deflection, load- deformation and hysteresis characteristics for single diaphragms having thicknesses from 0.00s inch to 0.012 inch, and for similar diaphragms tested in multiple having total thicknesses from 0.012 inch to 0.180 inch. The elastic limit loads and deflections, and rupture points of single diaphragms were also determined. Some work was done on diaphragms having central orifices in order to determine the effect of orifice diameter upon the load deflection characteristics.
Date: April 1, 1926
Creator: Joachim, W F
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Influence of the orifice on measured pressures

Description: The influence of different orifices on the result of measuring the same pressure distributions is the subject of this note. A circular cylinder is exposed to an air stream perpendicular to its axis and its pressure distribution is repeatedly determined. The pressures measured on the downstream half of the cylinder do not change for the orifice sizes used in the tests.
Date: November 1, 1926
Creator: Hemke, Paul E
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An investigation of the coefficient of discharge of liquids through small round orifices

Description: The work covered by this report was undertaken in connection with a general investigation of fuel injection engine principles as applied to engines for aircraft propulsion, the specific purpose being to obtain information on the coefficient of discharge of small round orifices suitable for use as fuel injection nozzles. Values for the coefficient were determined for the more important conditions of engine service such as discharge under pressures up to 8,000 pounds per square inch, at temperatures between 80 degrees and 180 degrees F. And into air compressed to pressures up to 1,000 pounds per square inch. The results show that the coefficient ranges between 0.62 and 0.88 for the different test conditions between 1,000 and 8,000 pounds per square inch hydraulic pressure. At lower pressures the coefficient increases materially. It is concluded that within the range of these tests and for hydraulic pressures above 1,000 pound per square inch the coefficient does not change materially with pressure or temperature; that it depends considerably upon the liquid, decreases with increase in orifice size, and increases in the case of discharge into compressed air until the compressed-air pressure equals approximately three-tenths of the hydraulic pressure, beyond which pressure ratio it remains practically constant.
Date: January 1, 1926
Creator: Joachim, W F
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Test of a model propeller with symmetrical blade sections

Description: This report, prepared at the request of NACA, gives the results of tests on a model propeller having blade sections with form of Gottingen airfoil no. 409. The model is shown to have a dynamic pitch practically equal to the nominal or geometrical pitch, and a somewhat higher efficiency but lower coefficient than would be expected of a propeller of more conventional sections.
Date: September 1, 1926
Creator: LESLEY E P
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The drag of airships : drag of bare hulls II

Description: The extension of wind tunnel tests of models of airship hulls to full scale requires an extension from a VL of the order of less than 500 sq.ft./sec., to that of 80000 sq.ft./sec., where V = air speed, feet per second, L = length in feel of the particular form of hull. The reason for this research was to furnish the airship designer with a method for finding the VL curve of any conventional type of hull, using data obtained from actual performance of airships flown prior to 1926.
Date: October 1, 1926
Creator: Havill, Clinton H
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Tests of several bearing materials lubricated by gasoline

Description: This investigation on the relative wear of several bearing materials lubricated by gasoline was conducted at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, as part of a general research on fuel injection engines for aircraft. The specific purpose of the work was to find a durable bearing material for gear pumps to be used for the delivery of gasoline and diesel engine fuel oil at moderate pressures to the high pressure pumps of fuel injection engines.
Date: July 1, 1926
Creator: Joachin, W F & Case, Harold W
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Comparison of tests on air propellers in flight with wind tunnel model tests on similar forms

Description: The purpose of this investigation was to determine the performance, characteristics, and coefficients of full-sized air propellers in flight and to compare these results with those derived from wind-tunnel tests on reduced scale models of similar geometrical form. The full-scale equipment comprised five propellers in combination with a VE-7 airplane and Wright E-4 engine. This part of the work was carried out at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, between May 1 and August 24, 1924, and was under the immediate charge of Mr. Lesley. The model or wind-tunnel part of the investigation was carried out at the Aerodynamic Laboratory of Stanford University and was under the immediate charge of Doctor Durand. A comparison of the curves for full-scale results with those derived from the model tests shows that while the efficiencies realized in flight are close to those derived from model tests, both thrust developed and power absorbed in flight are from 6 to 10 per cent greater than would be expected from the results of model tests.
Date: January 1, 1926
Creator: Durand, W F & Lesley, E P
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