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Intercooler cooling-air weight flow and pressure drop for minimum drag loss

Description: Report presenting an analysis of the power losses in airplane flight of cross-flow plate and tubular intercoolers to determine the cooling-air weight flow and pressure drop that give minimum total power loss for any given cooling effectiveness. The investigation covers a range of flight conditions of altitude, airspeed, lift-drag ratio, supercharger-pressure ratio, and adiabatic efficiency.
Date: April 1944
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wall interference in a two-dimensional-flow wind tunnel with consideration of the effect of compressibility

Description: Report presenting tunnel-wall corrections for an airfoil of finite thickness and camber in a two-dimensional-flow wind tunnel. The theory takes account of the effects of the wake of the airfoil and of the compressibility of the fluid and is based on the assumption that the chord of the airfoil is small in comparison with the height of the tunnel. The theoretical results are compared with the small amount of low-speed experimental data available and agreement is seen to be satisfactory, even for relatively large values of the chord-height ratio.
Date: December 1944
Creator: Allen, H. Julian & Vincenti, Walter G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nitrided-steel piston rings for engines of high specific power

Description: Report presenting testing of several designs of nitrided-steel piston rings under variable conditions of output. Testing indicated the importance of good surface finish and conformity of the ring to the bore. Results regarding temperature tests, single-cylinder-engine tests, and multicylinder-engine tests are provided.
Date: April 1944
Creator: Collins, John H., Jr.; Bisson, Edmond E. & Schmiedlin, Ralph F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A general representation for axial-flow fans and turbines

Description: From Summary: "A general representation of fan and turbine arrangements on a single classification chart is presented which is made possible by a particular definition of the stage of an axial-flow fan or turbine. Several unconventional fan and turbine arrangements are indicated and the applications of these arrangements are discussed."
Date: June 1945
Creator: Perl, W. & Tucker, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Compressible potential flow with circulation about a circular cylinder

Description: Report presenting the potential function for flow, with circulation, of a compressible fluid about a circular cylinder, which is obtained in series form including terms of the order of M(exp 4) where M is the Mach number of the free stream. The equations are used to obtain pressure coefficient as a function of Mach number at a point on the surface of the cylinder for different values of circulation.
Date: January 1944
Creator: Heaslet, Max A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fluid de-icing tests on a Chandler-Evans 1900 CPB-3 carburetor mounted on a Pratt & Whitney R-1830-C4 intermediate rear engine section

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the icing and de-icing characteristics of a Pratt & Whitney R-1830 engine induction system. The current report covers a program to determine the most effective rate and method of injection of de-icing fluid to remove a heavy ice formation from the induction system. Results regarding the flow rates, recovery times, de-icing portions of the runs, and ice formation characteristics are provided.
Date: October 1944
Creator: Galvin, Herman B. & Essex, Henry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A laboratory investigation of the icing characteristics of the Bendix-Stromberg carburetor model PD-12F5 with the Pratt and Whitney R-1830-C4 intermediate rear engine section

Description: Report presenting icing tests on a Bendix-Stromberg PD-12F5 carburetor mounted on a Pratt & Whitney R-1830-C4 intermediate rear engine section. Limiting icing conditions were established for simulated cruising power and simulated rated power over a range of carburetor-air temperatures, and relative humidities are provided.
Date: October 1944
Creator: Galvin, Herman B. & Essex, Henry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Correlation of exhaust-valve temperatures with engine operating conditions and valve design

Description: Report presenting a theory regarding engine-cooling variables from a previous report, which was used as a basis for the development of a semi-empirical equation to correlate exhaust-valve temperature with engine conditions. Results regarding the determination of constants, influences of operating variables on mean effective gas temperatures, thermal-resistance factor, and accuracy of correlating equation are provided.
Date: October 1945
Creator: Zipkin, M. A. & Sanders, J. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Visual studies of cylinder lubrication [part] 1: the lubrication of the piston skirt

Description: Report describes the lubrication characteristics of an aircraft-type piston as visually studied in a V-type engine with a glass cylinder. Information about the movement of the piston, the piston rings, and the oil-control rings and their effect on lubrication is included.
Date: September 1945
Creator: Shaw, Milton C. & Nussdorfer, Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-tunnel procedure for determination of critical stability and control characteristics of airplanes

Description: From Summary: "This report outlines the flight conditions that are usually critical in determining the design of components of an airplane which affect its stability and control characteristics. The wind-tunnel tests necessary to determine the pertinent data for these conditions are indicated, and the methods of computation used to translate these data into characteristics which define the flying qualities of the airplane are illustrated."
Date: April 1944
Creator: Goett, Harry J.; Jackson, Roy P. & Belsley, Steven E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The use of geared spring tabs for elevator control

Description: Report discussing the use of two types of geared spring tabs for elevator control: ordinary (or ungeared) spring tabs and geared spring tabs. Their use in airplanes of various sizes and in comparison to conventional control systems is described.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Phillips, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-consumption parameters for automatic mixture control of aircraft engines

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this analysis was to investigate the use of function of intake-manifold temperature and pressure, exhaust back pressure, and engine speed in place of a ventri as a means of measuring engine air consumption and to determine if this function is suitable for automatic mixture control."
Date: September 1944
Creator: Shames, Sidney J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ultraviolet spectrochemical analysis for aromatics in aircraft fuels

Description: Report presenting tests to verify and extend ultraviolet spectroscopic techniques for applications to the analysis of aviation fuels for their aromatic constituents. Results regarding photographic absorption spectra, spectrophotometric absorption spectra, and spectrophotometric analyses are provided.
Date: March 1945
Creator: Cleaves, Alden P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Critical combinations of shear and transverse direct stress for an infinitely long flat plate with edges elastically restrained against rotation

Description: Report presenting an exact solution and a closely concurring approximate energy solution for the buckling of an infinitely long flat plate under combined shear and transverse direct stress with edges elastically restrained against rotation. An appreciable fraction of the critical stress in pure shear may be applied to the plate without any reduction in the transverse compressive stress necessary to produce buckling.
Date: January 1945
Creator: Batdorf, S. B. & Houbolt, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The effect of compressibility on two-dimensional tunnel-wall interference for a symmetrical airfoil

Description: Summary: The effective change in the velocity of flow past a wing section, caused by the presence of wind-tunnel walls, is known for potential flow. This theory is extended by investigation of the two-dimensional compressible flow past a thin Rankine Oval. It is shown that for a symmetrical section at zero angle of attack the velocity increment due to the tunnel walls in the incompressible case must be multiplied by the factor 1/1-M^2 to take account of compressibility effects. The Mach number, M, corresponds to conditions in the wind-tunnel test section with the model removed (p. 1.).
Date: May 1943
Creator: Nitzberg, Gerald E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Studies of the Horizontal-Tail Loads Experienced by a Fighter Airplane in Abrupt Maneuvers

Description: Report presenting flight measurements made on a modern pursuit airplane to determine the approximate magnitude of the horizontal tail loads in accelerated flight. Pressures at a few points were used as an index of the tail loads by correlating these pressures with complete pressure-distribution data obtained in the NACA full-scale tunnel.
Date: June 1944
Creator: Flight Research Maneuvers Section
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Flow of a Compressible Fluid Past a Circular Arc Profile

Description: Report presenting the use of the Ackeret iteration process to obtain higher approximations than that of Prandtl and Glauert for the flow of a compressible fluid past a circular arc profile. The procedure is to expand the velocity potential in a power series of the camber coefficient.
Date: October 1944
Creator: Kaplan, Carl
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of a Thermal Ice-Prevention System for a C-46 Cargo Airplane 6: Dry-Air Performance of Thermal System at Several Twin- and Single-Engine Operating Conditions at Various Altitudes

Description: Report presenting flight tests to establish the dry-air-performance characteristics of a thermal ice-prevention system at various operating conditions and altitudes. Results regarding twin-engine tests and single-engine tests of characteristics such as skin temperatures and location of heating are provided.
Date: May 1945
Creator: Selna, James & Kees, Harold L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of a Thermal Ice-Prevention System for a C-46 Cargo Airplane 5: Effect of Thermal System on Airplane Cruise Performance

Description: Report presenting flight tests conducted to evaluate the effect of a thermal ice prevention system on the aerodynamic performance of a C-46 cargo airplane. The installation of the thermal ice-prevention system was found to reduce the indicated airspeed by about 6 miles per hour. Results regarding the overall performance change resulting from the installation of the thermal system, reduction of power attributed to heat-exchanger exhaust-gas back pressure, reduction of power attributed to the internal and external drag of the thermal system, and the additional airplane gross weight attributed to the thermal system are provided.
Date: May 1945
Creator: Selna, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of a Thermal Ice-Prevention System for a C-46 Cargo Airplane 2: The Design, Construction, and Preliminary Tests of the Exhaust-Air Heat Exchanger

Description: Report presenting an investigation of an exhaust-air heat exchanger, which has been designed, constructed, and flight-tested for a C-46 cargo airplane. The primary purpose of the investigation was to provide the C-46 airplane with a satisfactory source of heated air and to continue the development of the heat exchanger as a part of thermal ice-prevention equipment. Results indicated that the required thermal output and desired air-temperature rise have been achieved and that the exchanger is suitable for use in the C-46 airplane.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Jackson, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Single-Cylinder Oil-Control Tests of Porous Chrome Plated Cylinder Barrels for Radial Air-Cooled Engines

Description: Report presenting a series of single-cylinder engine tests run to determine a satisfactory method of reducing oil consumption in radial air-cooled engines with flat-face compression rings as standard parts and equipped with cylinder barrels salvaged by porous chrome plating. Testing was conducted using porous chrome-plated cylinders with straight and choke bores with standard flat-face compression rings.
Date: January 1946
Creator: Johnson, Robert L. & Swikert, Max
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Compressibility and Heating Effects on Pressure Loss and Cooling of a Baffled Cylinder Barrel

Description: Report presenting testing to obtain experimental confirmation of the effect of air compressibility on cooling and pressure loss of a baffled cylinder barrel and to evaluate various methods of analysis. Testing occurred over a wide range of air flows and density altitudes.
Date: July 1944
Creator: Goldstein, Arthur W. & Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department