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An investigation of a thermal ice-prevention system for a C-46 cargo airplane III: description of thermal ice-prevention equipment for wings, empennage, and windshield

Description: Report presenting an investigation of a thermal ice-prevention system for a Curtiss-Wright C-46 airplane, including the equipment for the wings, empennage, and windshield. The report is the third in a series and focuses on the revisions to the components for thermal ice prevention, the temperature- and pressure-measurement equipment installed in the airplane to determine the performance of the system, and the results of static-load structural tests of a specimen of the wing outer-panel leading edge.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Jones, Alun R. & Spies, Ray J., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

An investigation of aircraft heaters XVIII: a design manual for exhaust gas and air heat exchangers

Description: Report presenting a summary of a series of reports regarding heat exchangers, and in particular, the design of exhaust gas and air heat exchangers. The four parts included are a summary of heat transfer equations, single pass heat exchangers, heater performance in flight, and appendicies with additional aerodynamic information.
Date: August 1945
Creator: Boelter, L. M. K.; Martinelli, R. C.; Romie, F. E. & Morrin, E. H.
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

Calculations of economy of 18-cylinder radial aircraft engine with exhaust-gas turbine geared to the crankshaft at cruising speed

Description: Report presenting calculations based on dynamometer test-stand data on an 18-cylinder radial engine made to determine the improvement in fuel consumption that can be obtained by gearing an exhaust-gas turbine to the engine crankshaft in order to increase the engine shaft work.
Date: December 1945
Creator: Hannum, Richard W.
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

Analysis of wind-tunnel stability and control tests in terms of flying qualities in full-scale airplanes

Description: From Summary: "The analysis of results of wind-tunnel stability and control tests of powered airplane models in terms of the flying qualities of full-scale airplanes is advocated. In order to indicate the topics upon which comments are considered desirable in the report of a wind-tunnel stability and control investigation and to demonstrate the nature of the suggested analysis, the present NACA flying-qualities requirements are discussed in relation to wind-tunnel tests. General procedures for the estimation of flying qualities from wind-tunnel tests are outlined."
Date: October 1943
Creator: Kayten, Gerald G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Application of spring tabs to elevator controls

Description: Report presenting equations for calculating the stick-force characteristics obtained with a spring-tab type of elevator control. The main problems encountered in the design of the satisfactory elevator spring tab are to provide stick forces in the desired range, to maintain the force per g sufficiently constant throughout the speed range, to avoid undesirable "feel" of the control in ground handling, and to prevent flutter.
Date: October 1944
Creator: Phillips, William H.
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