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Experimental investigation of flutter and divergence characteristics of the rocket-motor fin of the ASROC missile: COORD. No. N-AM-66

Description: Report presenting testing of scale models of rocket-motor fins of the ASROC missile for flutter and divergence in the supersonic flutter tunnel over a range of Mach numbers. Results regarding the flutter boundary, type of flutter encountered, and effects of flutter are provided.
Date: July 31, 1958
Creator: Levey, Gilbert M. & Hanson, Perry W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Method for estimating lift interference of wing-body combinations at supersonic speeds

Description: Report presenting the use of the modified slender-body method to predict the lift and moment interference of triangular wing-body combinations to evaluate combinations with non-triangular wings. The method is applied to the prediction of lift-curve slopes of nearly 100 triangular, rectangular, and trapezoidal wing-body configurations.
Date: December 31, 1951
Creator: Nielsen, Jack N. & Kaattari, George E.
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A summary of NACA research on the strength and creep of aircraft structures at elevated temperatures

Description: Report summarizing research on the strength and creep of aircraft structural elements and components at elevated temperatures. Experimental data for aluminum alloy columns, plates, stiffened panels, and multiweb box beams are presented for temperatures up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit and compared with results predicted from materials data.
Date: May 31, 1956
Creator: Heldenfels, Richard R. & Mathauser, Eldon E.
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Investigation at high subsonic speeds of a 45 sweptback horizontal tail with plain and horn-balanced control surfaces

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 7- by 10-foot tunnel of the aerodynamic and hinge-moment characteristics of an untapered, aspect ratio 3, semispan horizontal-tail model with 45 degrees of sweepback through a range of Mach numbers. The model was equipped with an unbalanced and a horn-balanced 25-percent-chord elevator.
Date: March 31, 1950
Creator: Johnson, Harold S. & Thompson, Robert F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined effects of wing taper and low horizontal-tail position on longitudinal stability of a 45 degree sweptback wing-body combination at transonic speeds

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the combined effects of wing taper ratio and low horizontal-tail position on the static longitudinal stability of a 45 degree sweptback wing-body combination with an aspect ratio of 4 at a range of Mach numbers. Results regarding tail-off pitch characteristics, tail-on pitch characteristics, and effective flow characteristics over horizontal tail are provided.
Date: October 31, 1956
Creator: Spooner, Stanley H.
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Static stability characteristics of a cambered-delta-wing model at high subsonic speeds

Description: Report presenting an investigation at high subsonic speeds to determine the static stability characteristics of a cambered-delta-wing model with wing dihedral angles of 20 degrees and 50 degrees. Results regarding the longitudinal characteristics and lateral characteristics are provided.
Date: October 31, 1956
Creator: Moseley, William C., Jr.
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Summary of results of tumbling investigations made in the Langley 20-foot free-spinning tunnel on 14 dynamic models

Description: Report presenting the tumbling characteristics of dynamic models of 14 airplane designs in the free-spinning tunnel for various loadings and configurations. Conventional airplanes were not found to tumble, but tailless and tail-first airplanes might depending on the amount of static longitudinal stability. Results regarding the effect of dimensional and mass characteristics, effect of controls, use of parachutes as a tumble-recovery device, accelerations, and possibility of pilot escape are provided.
Date: December 31, 1948
Creator: Stone, Ralph W., Jr. & Bryant, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Supersonic free-flight measurement of heat transfer and transition on a 10 degree cone having a low temperature ratio

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the heat-transfer coefficients (Stanton number and boundary-layer transition) obtained from a free-flight test of a 10 degree total-angle cone with a 1/16-inch tip radius. Testing occurred over a range of Mach numbers from 1.8 to 3.5 and a range of wall-to-local-stream temperature ratios. Results regarding skin temperatures, heat-transfer coefficient, and boundary-layer transition are presented.
Date: January 31, 1957
Creator: Merlet, Charles F. & Rumsey, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary evaluation of the air and fuel specific-impulse characteristics of several potential ram-jet fuels 4: hydrogen, a-methylnaphthalene, and carbon

Description: A preliminary analytical evaluation of the air and fuel specific-impulse characteristics of hydrogen, a-methylnapthalene, and graphite carbon has been made. Adiabatic constant-pressure combustion flame temperatures for each fuel at several equivalence ratios were calculated for an initial air temperature of 560 degrees R and a pressure of 2 atmospheres.
Date: August 31, 1951
Creator: Gammon, Benson E.
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The effects of fences on the high-speed longitudinal stability of a swept-wing airplane

Description: Report presenting a series of fence installations tested on a swept-wing jet airplane to determine their effects on the longitudinal instability, or "pitch-up", encountered in high-maneuvering flight. Longitudinal-stability measurements were made at a variety of Mach numbers with nine fence configurations that varied in chordwise extent and spanwise position. Results regarding longitudinal stability, flow phenomena, buffeting and wing dropping, drag, and low-speed stalls are provided.
Date: August 31, 1953
Creator: Bray, Richard S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pressure distribution and pressure drag for a hemispherical nose at Mach numbers 2.05, 2.54, and 3.04

Description: Report presenting an experimental investigation of the pressure distributions on a hemispherical nose 3.98 inches in diameter, mounted on a cylindrical support, at several Mach and Reynolds numbers. The Reynolds number was based on body diameter and free-stream conditions. Pressure-drag coefficients were calculated and good agreement was obtained with other testing.
Date: December 31, 1952
Creator: Chauvin, Leo T.
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Preflight and flight-test investigation of a 50-percent-magnesium 50-percent JP-4 slurry fuel in a twin engine ram-jet vehicle

Description: Report presenting an investigation conducted by means of preflight and flight tests to determine the performance of a 50-percent-magnesium 50-percent JP-4 slurry fuel in a twin-engine ramjet test vehicle. Data were obtained over a range of Mach numbers. Although a successful flight test was carried out, the performance obtained from preflight testing was below theoretical values.
Date: May 31, 1956
Creator: Trout, Otto F., Jr. & Kennedy, Thomas L.
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An experimental investigation at Mach numbers from 2.1 to 3.0 of circular-internal-contraction inlets with translating centerbodies

Description: Report presenting the total-pressure recovery characteristics of three circular internal-compression inlets with translating centerbodies at a range of free-stream Mach numbers. The inlets differed only in the shape of the internal compression contours. Results regarding the maximum pressure recoveries and pressure-recovery characteristics are provided.
Date: October 31, 1956
Creator: Mossman, Emmett A. & Pfyl, Frank A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flutter investigation on the high subsonic and transonic speed range on cantilever delta-wing plan forms with leading-edge sweepback of 60 degrees, 53 degrees 8', and 45 degrees

Description: Report presenting results of flutter testing on three cantilever delta-wing plan forms at a range of Mach numbers. The time and location of flutter and results of the flutter calculations are provided for each of the wings.
Date: January 31, 1957
Creator: Lauten, William T., Jr. & Burgess, Marvin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of the NACA 1.167-(0)(03)-058 and NACA 1.167-(0)(05)-058 three-blade propellers at forward Mach numbers to 0.92 including effects of thrust-axis inclination

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of two three-blade propellers over a range of blade angles and Mach numbers. The thick-blade propeller was more adversely affected by compressibility than the thin-blade propeller, and the maximum efficiency of the thin-blade propeller was higher than the thick-blade propeller.
Date: August 31, 1953
Creator: Demele, Fred A. & Otey, William R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An investigation at transonic speeds of the effects of fences, drooped nose, and vortex generators on the aerodynamic characteristics of a wing-fuselage combination having a 6-percent-thick, 45 degree sweptback wing

Description: Report presenting an investigation at transonic speeds to determine the effects of fences, drooped nose, combination fences and drooped nose, and vortex generators on a 45 degree sweptback wing-fuselage combination. The purpose of undertaking this investigation was due to the pitch-up tendency that results from leading-edge vortex-type flow on thin sweptback wings. The data for each component and their interaction with one another is also provided.
Date: March 31, 1953
Creator: Hieser, Gerald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vibration survey of blades in 10-stage axial-flow compressor: 1: static investigation

Description: From Summary: "An investigation was conducted to determine the cause of failures in the seventh- and tenth-stage blades of an axial-flow compressor. The natural frequencies of all rotor blades were measured and critical-speed diagrams were plotted. These data show that the failures were possibly caused by resonance of a first bending-mode vibration excited by a fourth order of the rotor speed in the seventh stage and a sixth order in the tenth stage."
Date: January 31, 1949
Creator: Meyer, André J., Jr. & Calvert, Howard F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of inlet oxygen concentration on combustion efficiency of J33 single combustor operating with gaseous propane

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the effect of oxygen concentration of the inlet oxygen-nitrogen mixture on the combustion efficiency of a J33 single combustor operating with gaseous propane fuel. Combustion efficiency data were obtained at a variety of combustion-inlet total pressures, fuel flow rates, and inlet oxygen concentrations. Results regarding combustor data, application of fundamental combustion properties to combustor data, application of simplified reaction kinetics equation to combustor data, comparison of liquid and gaseous fuel data, and limitations of correlation parameters.
Date: March 31, 1953
Creator: Graves, Charles C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Determination of the Lateral Handling Qualities of the Bell X-5 Research Airplane at 58.7 Degrees Sweepback

Description: Memorandum presenting the Bell X-5 variable-sweep research airplane tested primarily at 58.7 degrees sweepback to determine the characteristics at transonic speeds of a fighter-type airplane with extreme sweepback. Some of the dynamic and static lateral stability characteristics have been discussed previously. Results regarding the lateral control, roll coupling, lateral problems at high lift, wing dropping, rudder oscillation at supersonic Mach numbers, and some pilots' impressions are also provided.
Date: May 31, 1956
Creator: Finch, Thomas W. & Walker, Joseph A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Tunnel Investigation of Two Vertical-Takeoff-and-Landing Jet Bomber Airplane Configurations at Mach Numbers of 1.94 and 2.40

Description: Report presenting an investigation to obtain information about the basic aerodynamic characteristics of two vertical-take-off-and-landing jet bomber airplanes, one with a high wing and one with a low wing. Results regarding pitch and sideslip are provided. The high-tail configurations were found to have higher lift-drag ratios for both high- and low-wing models.
Date: October 31, 1956
Creator: Jones, Robert A. & Rainey, Robert W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of Increase in Angle of Dead Rise on the Hydrodynamic Qualities of a Seaplane Configuration Incorporating High Wing Loading

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation to determine the effects of increase in angle of dead rise on the overall hydrodynamic characteristics of a seaplane having a length-beam ratio of 15 and a wing loading of 120 pounds per square foot. In general, increasing the angle of dead rise from 20 to 40 degrees and 60 degrees improved the trim limits of stability and the range of center-of-gravity positions for satisfactory take-off characteristics.
Date: October 31, 1956
Creator: Kapryan, Walter J. & Weinstein, Irving
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Factors That Affect Operational Reliability of Turbojet Engines

Description: The problem of improving operational reliability of turbojet engines is studied in a series of papers. Failure statistics for this engine are presented, the theory and experimental evidence on how engine failures occur are described, and the methods available for avoiding failure in operation are discussed. The individual papers of the series are Objectives, Failure Statistics, Foreign-Object Damage, Compressor Blades, Combustor Assembly, Nozzle Diaphrams, Turbine Buckets, Turbine Disks, Rolling Contact Bearings, Engine Fuel Controls, and Summary Discussion.
Date: January 31, 1956
Creator: Lewis Laboratory Staff
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department