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Lateral-Control Characteristics and Dihedral Effect of a Wing-Body Combination With a Variable-Incidence Triangular Wing and Wing-Tip Ailerons at a Mach Number of 1.52

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation of aileron effectiveness and dihedral effect for a wing-body combination with a variable-incidence triangular wing with modified half-delta controls at the wing tips. The tests were conducted at a Mach number of 1.52 at a Reynolds number of 0.82 million. The experimental value of aileron effectiveness at 0 degrees angle of attack was approximately 78 percent of the value predicted by linear theory, and the effectiveness decreased with increasing wing angle of attack.
Date: January 10, 1951
Creator: Scherrer, Richard & Dennis, David H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

NACA Investigations of Icing-Protection Systems for Turbojet-Engine Installations

Description: "Investigations have been made in flight and in wind tunnels to determine which components of turbojet installations are most critical in icing conditions, and to evaluate several methods of icing protection. From these studies, the requirements necessary for adequate icing protection and the consequent penalties on engine performance can be estimated. Because investigations have indicated that the compressor-inlet screen constitutes the greatest icing hazard and is difficult to protect, complete removal or retraction of the screen upon encountering an icing condition is recommended" (p. 1).
Date: May 2, 1951
Creator: von Glahn, Uwe; Callaghan, Edmund E. & Gray, Vernon H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Method for Estimating Lift Interference of Wing-Body Combinations at Supersonic Speeds

Description: Memorandum presenting the use of the modified slender-body method to predict the lift and moment interference of triangular wing-body combinations adapted to combinations with other than triangular wings. The methods are applied to the prediction of the lit-curve slopes of nearly 100 triangular, rectangular, and trapezoidal wing-body configurations.
Date: December 31, 1951
Creator: Nielsen, Jack N. & Kaattari, George E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calculated Performance of a Mercury-Compressor-Jet Powered Airplane Using a Nuclear Reactor as an Energy Source

Description: Memorandum presenting an analysis of a system consisting of a mercury turbine-driven air compressor a mercury condenser wherein heat was added to the compressed air. The heat addition to the mercury is accomplished in an intermediate heat exchanger (mercury boiler) which has a liquid metal, other than mercury, circulating through the opposite side and through a nuclear reactor. Results regarding the turbine-exhaust pressure, turbine-inlet pressure, condenser-inlet Mach number, effect of nacelle drag, and some general data are provided.
Date: September 26, 1951
Creator: Doyle, R. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the Descent Characteristics of Bodies of Revolution Simulating Anti-Personnel Bombs

Description: "An investigation has been conducted in the Langley 20-foot free spinning tunnel to study the relative behavior in descent of a number of homogeneous balsa bodies of revolution simulating anti-personnel bombs with a small cylindrical exploding device suspended approximately 10 feet below the bomb. The bodies of revolution included hemispherical, near-hemispherical, and near-paraboloid shapes. The ordinates of one near-paraboloid shape were specified by the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, U. S. Army" (p. 1).
Date: December 19, 1951
Creator: Sher, Stanley H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of Meteorological Data Obtained During Flight in a Supercooled Stratiform Cloud of High Liquid-Water Content

Description: "Flight icing-rate data obtained in a dense and abnormally deep supercooled stratiform cloud system indicated the existence of liquid-water contents generally exceeding values in amount and extent previously reported over the midwestern sections of the United States. Additional information obtained during descent through a part of the cloud system indicated liquid-water contents that significantly exceeded theoretical values, especially near the middle of the cloud layer. The growth of cloud droplets to sizes that resulted in sedimentation from the upper portions of the cloud is considered to be a possible cause of the high water contents near the center of the cloud layer" (p. 1).
Date: July 11, 1951
Creator: Perkins, Porter J. & Kline, Dwight B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Adaptation of a Cascade Impactor to Flight Measurement of Droplet Size in Clouds

Description: "A cascade impactor, an instrument for obtaining the size distribution of droplets borne in a low-velocity air stream, was adapted for flight cloud droplet-size studies. The air containing the droplets was slowed down from flight speed by a diffuser to the inlet-air velocity of the impactor" (p. 1).
Date: September 18, 1951
Creator: Levine, Joseph & Kleinknecht, Kenneth S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of the Low-Speed Stability and Control Characteristics of a 1/10-Scale Model of the McDonnell XF3H-1 Airplane

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the low-speed, power-off stability and control characteristics of a model of the McDonnell XF3H-1 airplane. Flight testing occurred in the clean and slat- and flaps-extended conditions over a range of lift coefficients.
Date: October 11, 1951
Creator: Draper, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department