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Control characteristics at transonic speeds of a linked flap and spoiler on a tapered 45 degrees sweptback wing of aspect ratio 3

Description: Report presenting an investigation at transonic speeds to determine the control characteristics of a linked flap and spoiler. The control consisted of a linked combination of a quarter-span inboard plug-type spoiler and a full-span flap. Results regarding the hinge-moment, pitching-moment, lift, and rolling-moment are provided.
Date: July 11, 1952
Creator: Lockwood, Vernard E. & Fikes, Joseph E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of transient combustion characteristics in a single tubular combustor

Description: An investigation was conducted to determine the combustion response to rapid fuel-flow changes in a single tubular combustor at two simulated altitude-rotor speed conditions of 25,000 feet-70 percent rated engine speed and 50,000 feet-70 percent rated engine speed. Limiting rates of change of fuel flow (acceleration limits) were determined and the effects of certain combustion air flow variables on the transient combustion characteristics were studied with the aid of rapid-response instrumentation.
Date: February 11, 1954
Creator: Donlon, Richard H.; McCafferty, Richard J. & Straight, David M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tests in the Ames 40- by 80-foot wind tunnel of an airplane configuration with an aspect ratio 2 triangular wing and an all-movable horizontal tail : lateral characteristics

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the low-speed lateral characteristics of a triangular-wing airplane model. The model consisted of an aspect ratio 2 triangular wing in combination with a fuselage of fineness ratio 12.5, a thin, triangular, vertical tail with a constant-chord rudder, and a thin, unswept, all-movable horizontal tail.
Date: February 11, 1952
Creator: Graham, David & Koenig, David G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic heating of a wing as determined from a free-flight rocket-model test to Mach number 3.64

Description: From Introduction: "The primary purpose of the wing instrumentation was to obtain data for use in design of NACA research missiles; however, it is believed that the wing is representative of typical supersonic designs and that the data will be of general use and interest. Only the wing data are reported herein."
Date: September 11, 1956
Creator: Swanson, Andrew G. & Rumsey, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary investigation of an asymmetric swept nose inlet of circular projection at Mach number 3.85

Description: Report presenting an experimental investigation of the performance capabilities of an asymmetric swept nose inlet of circular projection in the supersonic wind tunnel at a Mach number of 3.85. The aysmmetric inlet was evaluated in terms of its pressure recovery and mass-flow characteristics for angles of attack up to 9 degrees. Results regarding diffuser performance, supercritical flow patterns, oblique shocks, subcritical stability ranges, and Mach number profiles are provided.
Date: October 11, 1954
Creator: Connors, James F. & Woollett, Richard R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Free-spinning-tunnel investigation of a 1/28-scale model of the North American FJ-4 airplane: TED No. NACA AD-3112

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 20-foot free-spinning tunnel to determine the erect and inverted spin and recovery characteristics of a 1/28-scale dynamic model of the North American FJ-4 airplane. Results indicated that either a flat-type or a steep-type spin maybe obtained when the airplane is spinning erect. Results regarding inverted spins, loading condition, spin-recovery rocket tests, and spin-recovery parachute tests are provided.
Date: February 11, 1958
Creator: Healy, Frederick M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of flight speed on dynamics of a turboprop engine

Description: Report presenting an investigation of transient operation of a turboprop engine in an altitude wind tunnel at 35,000 feet over a range of Mach numbers to determine the effect of flight speed upon the dynamic response of the engine. The generalized time constant of the engine-propeller combination varied with flight speed and power level.
Date: April 11, 1955
Creator: Nakanishi, S.; Craig, R. T. & Wile, D. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of pressure level on afterburner-wall temperatures

Description: Report presenting an investigation conducted on a full-scale afterburner and turbojet engine to determine the effect of pressure level on afterburner-wall temperature. The purpose behind the investigation was to investigate the idea that luminous radiation from nongaseous substances in the afterburner gas stream might be present and vary significantly with pressure.
Date: June 11, 1958
Creator: Shillito, Thomas B. & Smolak, George R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of measured and predicted indicated angles of attack near the fuselages of a triangular-wing wind-tunnel model and a swept-wing fighter airplane in flight

Description: Report presenting measurements of the local flow angles near the fuselages of a triangular-wing wind-tunnel model and an F-86A-5 airplane in flight using airflow detectors on the fuselages. A comparison of the measured and predicted flow angles is provided. Results indicated that the accuracy of the predicted indicated angles of attack was not sufficient to eliminate the necessity of a flight calibration of a detector mounted on a fuselage.
Date: March 11, 1953
Creator: McFadden, Norman M.; McCloud, John L., III & James, Harry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of inlet-annulus area blockage on over-all performance and stall characteristics of an experimental 15-stage axial-flow compressor

Description: Report presenting an investigation of an experimental 15-stage axial-flow compressor to determine the effect of inlet-annulus area blockage on disrupting the rotating stall and altering the overall performance and stall characteristics of the compressor. It is part of a general investigation to determine how to alleviate the general problems of blade vibration and poor off-design performance associated with compressor rotating stall.
Date: May 11, 1954
Creator: Lucas, James G.; Finger, Harold B. & Filippi, Richard E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance evaluation of reduced-chord rotor blading as applied to J23 two-stage turbine 6: stage performance with standard rotor blading at inlet conditions of 35 inches of mercury absolute and 700 degrees R

Description: Report presenting an evaluation of the stage performance of the J73 turbine on the basis of previous performance investigations of the first stages alone and of the two-stage turbines with standard and with reduced-chord rotor blading for a range of rotational speeds and pressure ratios. The results demonstrated that both of the two-stage turbines and first-stage turbines had comparable performance.
Date: July 11, 1957
Creator: Davidson, Elmer H. & Schum, Harold J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation at high subsonic speeds of the static lateral and directional stability and tail-loads characteristics of a model having a highly tapered swept wing of aspect ratio 3 and two horizontal-tail positions

Description: Report presenting an investigation made in the 7- by 10-foot tunnel of the static lateral and directional stability and some tail-load characteristics of a model with a highly tapered swept wing and two horizontal-tail positions. Testing were made with the horizontal tail located at the tip of the swept vertical tail and with the horizontal tail located in the wing-chord plane extended. Results regarding static lateral and directional stability and vertical-tail loads are provided.
Date: September 11, 1956
Creator: Few, Albert G., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation at transonic speeds of aerodynamic characteristics of a semielliptical air inlet in the root of a 45 degree sweptback wing

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the transonic blowdown tunnel at a range of Mach numbers to determine the increments in lift, drag, and pitching moments due to the installation of a semielliptical-shaped air inlet in the root of a 45 degree sweptback wing and to study the internal flow characteristics of the inlet. Results regarding the internal pressure measurements, effect of inlet installation on external aerodynamic characteristics, effect of boundary-layer removal on internal pressure recovery, and inlet performance are provided.
Date: December 11, 1953
Creator: Howell, Robert R. & Trescot, Charles D., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance evaluation of reduced-chord rotor blading as applied to J73 two-stage turbine 2: over-all performance at inlet conditions of 35 inches of mercury absolute and 700 degrees R

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the feasibility of utilizing a reduced-chord rotor blading on the two-stage turbine of the J73 turbojet engine in order to reduce the weight. The turbine was operated as a component over a range of speeds and overall pressure ratios at turbine-inlet conditions corresponding to 35 inches of mercury absolute and 700 degrees R. Results regarding the overall performance, performance map, and peak efficiency are provided.
Date: July 11, 1957
Creator: Schum, Harold J.; Rebeske, John J., Jr. & Forrette, Robert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance evaluation of reduced-chord rotor blading as applied to J73 two-stage turbine 1: over-all performance with standard rotor blading at inlet conditions of 35 inches of mercury absolute and 700 degrees R

Description: Report presenting an investigation conducted to determine the overall performance of the J73 two-stage turbine with a standard rotor-blade configuration. The turbine operated with a maximum brake internal efficiency between 0.91 and 0.92 at an overall pressure ratio of about 3.4 and 120 percent equivalent design rotor speed. Results regarding the overall performance, variation of equivalent weight flow with overall pressure ratio, and effect of limiting blade loading are provided.
Date: July 11, 1957
Creator: Berkey, William E.; Rebeske, John J., Jr. & Forrette, Robert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A specially constructed metallograph for use at elevated temperatures

Description: "A metallographic microscope was developed with provision for heating a specimen to 1800 F in protective atmospheres, that is, vacuum or gas. A special objective was constructed of reflecting elements with an unusually long working distance (7/16 in.) and a high numerical aperture (0.5). Changes in specimen microstructure were observed and recorded on 35-millimeter motion-picture film. The resulting pictures were projected as motion pictures and individual frames were cut and enlargements made for close observation" (p. 1).
Date: September 11, 1951
Creator: Jenkins, Joe E.; Buchele, Donald R. & Long, Roger A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-tunnel oscillation tests of the Bendix-Friez aerovane anemometer

Description: Report presenting a Bendix-Friez Aerovane Anenometer oscillated in the streamwise direction at several frequencies for each of several low wind-tunnel airspeeds. Records of the displacement of the anenometer and velocity indicated by the instrument during oscillation are provided. The over-registration of this anenometer was found to be much smaller than predicted by theory.
Date: August 11, 1953
Creator: Fisher, Lewis R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic study of a wing-fuselage combination employing a wing swept back 63 degrees: Subsonic Mach and Reynolds number effects on the characteristics of the wing and on the effectiveness of an elevon

Description: Report presenting a wind-tunnel investigation of a semispan model of a wing swept back 63 degrees with an aspect ratio of 3.5 and a taper ratio of 0.25. The tests were conducted to evaluate the effects of Reynolds and Mach number on the aerodynamic characteristics of the wing. Results regarding the characteristics of the wing with the elevon undeflected, effectiveness of the elevon, effects of roughness strips, and effect of model deflection under varying loads are provided.
Date: October 11, 1948
Creator: Reynolds, Robert M. & Smith, Donald W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of inlet-duct length in uniform-flow field on turbojet-engine operation

Description: Report presenting a high-pressure-ratio axial-flow turbojet engine in the altitude wind tunnel to determine the effect of inlet-duct length on engine operation. Data were obtained with a short bellmouth inlet and a 20-foot duct section of uniform diameter between the inlet and compressor. Results regarding the steady-state characteristics, acceleration characteristics, compressor stall limits, and surge characteristics are provided.
Date: April 11, 1956
Creator: Lubick, Robert J.; Chelko, Louis J. & Wallner, Lewis E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effects of Secondary-Air Flow on Annular Base Force of a Supersonic Airplane

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation of the effect of base bleed on the base force of a supersonic-interceptor model in the 8- by 6-foot supersonic wind tunnel. Two groups of fixed-geometry nozzles and shroud combinations simulating double-iris-type configurations were evaluated over a range of secondary to primary exit-diameter ratios.
Date: October 11, 1954
Creator: Vargo, Donald J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of a translating-cone inlet at Mach numbers from 1.5 to 2.0

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 8- by 6-foot supersonic wind tunnel to evaluate the performance of a translating-cone inlet operated over a range of Mach numbers and angles of attack. The effects of spike projection and internal flow area variation on pressure recovery, external drag, and corrected air-flow variation were determined.
Date: May 11, 1954
Creator: Sterbentz, William H. & Leissler, L. Abbott
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Low-speed longitudinal aerodynamic characteristics of a twisted and cambered wing of 45 degree sweepback and aspect ratio 8 with and without high-lift and stall-control devices and a fuselage at Reynolds numbers from 1.5 x 10(exp 6) to 4.8 x 10(exp 6

Description: Report presenting a low-speed investigation of the static longitudinal aerodynamic characteristics of a twisted and cambered wing with 45 degrees of sweepback and an aspect ratio of 8.0 in the 19-foot pressure tunnel. Testing included the effects of leading- and trailing-edge flaps, flow control fences, and a fuselage. Report presenting longitudinal stability characteristics, lift characteristics, drag characteristics, fuselage effects, Reynolds number effects, effect of wing roughness are provided.
Date: June 11, 1952
Creator: Salmi, Reino J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Low-velocity turning as a means of minimizing boundary-layer accumulations resulting from secondary flows within turbine stators

Description: A study of a series of three single-passage nozzles, designed to turn the flow at different velocity levels but to identical outlet conditions, in order to determine whether secondary-flow accumulations of boundary-layer fluids within nozzles could be minimized by use of low-velocity turning. Results indicated that the type of turning with subsequent acceleration is highly effective in minimizing secondary-flow accumulations at the corner where the suction surface joins the end walls.
Date: May 11, 1954
Creator: Stewart, Warner L. & Wong, Robert Y.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department