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Effectiveness of Thermal-Pneumatic Airfoil-Ice-Protection System

Description: From Summary: "Icing and drag investigations were conducted in the NACA Lewis icing research tunnel employing a combination thermal-pneumatic de-icer mounted on a 42-inch-chord NACA 0018 airfoil. The de-icer consisted of a 3-inch-wide electrically heated strip symmetrically located about the leading edge with inflatable tubes on the upper and lower airfoil surfaces aft of the heated area. The entire de-icer extended to approximately 25 percent of chord. A maximum power density of 9.25 watts per square inch was required for marginal ice protection on the airfoil leading edge at an air temperature of 00 F and an airspeed of 300 miles per hour."
Date: April 13, 1951
Creator: Gowan, William H., Jr. & Mulholland, Donald R.
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.
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Analysis of the liquid-metal turbojet cycle for propulsion of nuclear powered aircraft

Description: From Introduction: "The present report gives an analysis of the design point performance of nuclear powered liquid-metal turbojet engines. The effect of varying the assumptions necessary to calculate gross weight and reactor heat release from engine data is presented."
Date: November 19, 1951
Creator: Wachtl, W. W. & Rom, F. E.
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Experimental Investigation of Air-Cooled Turbine Blades in Turbojet Engine. 7: Rotor-Blade Fabrication Procedures

Description: "An experimental investigation was conducted to determine the cooling effectiveness of a wide variety of air-cooled turbine-blade configurations. The blades, which were tested in the turbine of a - commercial turbojet engine that was modified for this investigation by replacing two of the original blades with air-cooled blades located diametrically opposite each other, are untwisted, have no aerodynamic taper, and have essentially the same external profile. The cooling-passage configuration is different for each blade, however" (p. 1).
Date: September 12, 1951
Creator: Long, Roger A. & Esgar, Jack B.
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A Simplified Instrument for Recording and Indicating Frequency and Intensity of Icing Conditions Encountered in Flight

Description: Memorandum presenting an instrument for recording and indicating the frequency and intensity of aircraft icing conditions to obtain statistical icing data over worldwide air routes during routine airline operations. Data of this type is needed to provide pertinent meteorological information necessary for the optimum design of ice-protection systems. The features that make this particular instrument desirable include the simplicity of operation, freedom from maintenance and operating problems, automatic operation upon encountering an icing condition, visual indications of icing intensity available to the pilot, total weight of 18 pounds, and continuous recorded data.
Date: July 3, 1951
Creator: Perkins, Porter J.; McCullough, Stuart & Lewis, Ralph D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Calculated Performance of a Direct-Air Nuclear Turbojet-Powered Airplane Using a Split-Flow Reactor and a Separated-Type Shield

Description: Memorandum presenting an analysis made to estimate the performance of a direct-air nuclear turbojet-powered airplane using a split-flow reactor and a separated-type shield. The analysis was for flight Mach numbers of 0.9 and 1.5 and covered a range of altitudes, reactor-wall temperatures, turbine-inlet temperatures, compressor pressure ratios, and airplane lift-drag ratios.
Date: February 1951
Creator: Doyle, R. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department