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Flight determination of the drag of conical-shock nose inlets with various cowling shapes and axial positions of the center body at Mach numbers from 0.8 to 2.0

Description: Report presenting free-flight testing of conical-shock nose inlet models with cowls of fineness ratio 3 with five different profiles. Three of the profiles were mostly conic with different lip shapes, one was parabolic, and one was NACA 1-series. Results regarding the basic data, effect of cone position, comparison of profile shapes, and effect of mass-flow ratio are provided.
Date: September 10, 1954
Creator: Merlet, Charles F. & Putland, Leonard W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight investigation at low angles of attack to determine the longitudinal stability and control characteristics of a cruciform canard missile configuration with a low-aspect-ratio wing and blunt nose at Mach numbers from 1.2 to 2.1

Description: Report presenting testing of a full-scale rocket-powered model of a cruciform canard missile configuration with a low-aspect-ratio wing and blunt nose. Static and dynamic longitudinal stability and control derivatives were determined at low angles of attack and for a range of Mach numbers.
Date: September 30, 1957
Creator: Brown, Clarence A., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of low-lift drag at Mach numbers from 0.74 to 1.37 of rocket-boosted models having externally braced wings and cantilever wings

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine whether the low-lift drag of a rocket-model airplane-like configuration could be reduced at transonic and low supersonic Mach numbers by reducing wing thickness while external braces were used to provide the necessary bending strength. The investigation was conducted with two rocket models of aspect ratio 3.04, and unswept braced tapered wings mounted on fuselages with the same fineness ratios and cross-sectional area distributions. Data was compared to a previous study involving a model with a thicker cantilever wing.
Date: September 25, 1957
Creator: Dickens, Waldo L. & Hastings, Earl C., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Exploratory investigation of transpiration cooling to alleviate aerodynamic heating on an 8 degree cone in a free jet at a Mach number of 2.05

Description: Report presenting testing of the effectiveness of transpiration cooling of an 8 degree total angle conical body with water removed onto the surface through a porous section near the nose. Results regarding a reference test without cooling, a cooling test with 0.010 pound of water per second, a cooling test with 0.0025 pound of water per second, a hypothesis of the phenomena of liquid transpiration cooling, water consumption are provided.
Date: September 14, 1953
Creator: O'Sullivan, William J.; Chauvin, Leo T. & Rumsey, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight measurements of the lateral stability and control characteristics of a high-speed fighter airplane

Description: Report presenting the results of a flight investigation of the lateral stability and control characteristics of a high-speed fighter airplane. Results regarding the control-free lateral oscillations, sideslip characteristics, rudder control characteristics, rudder hinge-moment characteristics, and rolling characteristics are provided.
Date: September 23, 1952
Creator: Crane, H. L.; Beckhardt, A. R. & Matheny, C. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-speed cascade tests of a blade section designed for typical hub conditions of high-flow transonic rotors

Description: Report discussing high-speed cascade tests made of a blade section designed for conditions typical of the hub section of high-flow transonic rotors. The intent of the testing is to provide information on the effects of local surface Mach numbers on blade performance. The test results, effect of more forward location on peak surface velocities, effect of increase in pressure-rise coefficient, effect of Mach number and pressure rise on turning angle, and a comparison of variation in momentum-loss coefficient with surface pressure-rise coefficient are provided.
Date: September 28, 1955
Creator: Savage, Melvyn; Felix, A. Richard & Emery, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An investigation of a supersonic aircraft configuration having a tapered wing with circular-arc sections and 40 degree sweepback: stability and control characteristics at a Mach number of 1.61 of the complete configuration equipped with spoilers

Description: Report discussing an investigation to determine the stability and control characteristics of a supersonic aircraft configuration with a 40 degree sweptback wing and equipped with spoiler lateral control devices at Mach number 1.61. The effects of various types of spoilers, spoiler span, spoiler projection, and chordwise location were investigated, as well as the hinge-moment characteristics of the plain spoiler.
Date: September 10, 1954
Creator: Hamilton, Clyde V. & Driver, Cornelius
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Supersonic-Compressor Rotors Designed with External Compression

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the possibility of utilizing the relatively good characteristics of the spike-type diffuser in the supersonic compressor. Results regarding the overall performance, inlet conditions, outlet conditions, entrance flow conditions, and estimated performance of subsonic portion of rotor passage are provided.
Date: September 24, 1954
Creator: Jahnsen, Lawrence J. & Hartmann, Melvin J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of turbines for driving supersonic compressors 5: design and performance of third configuration with nontwisted rotor blades

Description: Report presenting the design and performance of a turbine with nontwisted rotor blades designed to drive a high-speed, high-specific-mass-flow supersonic compressor. Results regarding turbine performance, entrance Mach number, radial temperature surveys, and loading are provided.
Date: September 4, 1953
Creator: Whitney, Warren J.; Stewart, Warner L. & Monroe, Daniel E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of vanes immersed in the jet of a solid-fuel rocket motor

Description: Report presenting a determination of the characteristics of a particular vane configuration in the jet of a 6.25-inch Deacon solid-fuel rocket motor from static testing. The vanes were oscillated during the test to provide comprehensive data over a range of deflection angles. The effects of the rocket jet on two vane materials, the aerodynamic characteristics of the vanes, and the influence of jet vanes on rocket-motor performance were determined.
Date: September 10, 1952
Creator: Giladett, Leo V. & Wineman, Andrew R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An investigation of screens for removing distortions in ducted flows at high subsonic speeds

Description: Report presenting an investigation of resistance screens for the purpose of obtaining uniform flow in ducts. The new screen designs consisted of several different screen shapes with the elements set at oblique angles (swept) to the flow. Results regarding a rectangular channel and diffuser investigation are provided.
Date: September 26, 1957
Creator: Wood, Charles C. & Knip, Gerald Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Spoiler Ailerons with and Without a Gap Behind the Spoiler on a 45 Degree Sweptback Wing-Fuselage Combination at Mach Numbers from 0.60 to 1.03

Description: Report presenting an investigation conducted with several 73-percent semispan inboard spoiler ailerons, projecting 4 percent of the local wing chord from the wing surface, and located at the 70-percent chord line of a 45 degree sweptback wing-fuselage combination. Results regarding the effect of upper-surface spoilers on basic model characteristics, effect of gap on spoiler characteristics, comparison of upper- and lower-surface spoiler characteristics, comparison of upper-surface spoiler with oppositely deflected spoilers, effect of Mach number on spoiler effectiveness, and a comparison of spoiler effectiveness with aileron effectiveness are provided.
Date: September 14, 1953
Creator: West, F. E., Jr.; Solomon, William & Brummal, Edward M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vapor pressures of concentrated nitric acid solutions in the composition range 83 to 97 percent nitric acid 0 to 6 percent nitrogen dioxide, 0 to 15 percent water, and in the temperature range 20 to 80 C

Description: Report presenting total vapor pressures for 28 acid mixtures of the ternary system nitric acid, nitrogen dioxide, and water within a range of temperatures and compositions.
Date: September 17, 1953
Creator: McKeown, A. B. & Belles, Frank E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Procedure for calculating turbine blade temperatures and comparison of calculated with observed values for two stationary air-cooled blades

Description: Report presenting an investigation for stationary turbine blades with 10 tubes and 13 fins forming the internal heat-transfer surfaces in order to accurately predict local turbine blade temperatures. Results regarding the comparison of calculated and measured midchord blade temperatures, comparison of calculated and measured temperatures near blade trailing edge, comparison of calculated and measured temperatures near the blade leading edge, the influence of errors in calculated temperatures on design considerations, and an application of the analysis to other blade configurations are provided.
Date: September 29, 1952
Creator: Brown, W. Byron; Slone, Henry O. & Richards, Hadley T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary investigation of a conical spike inlet in combination with a vertical-wedge auxiliary inlet at Mach number 1.9

Description: Pressure-recovery characteristics of a nacelle-type-spike inlet in combination with a vertical-wedge auxiliary scoop are presented for a free-stream Mach number of 1.9 at zero angle of attack. The auxiliary scoop provided 17 percent additional air flow with a drop in critical pressure recovery from 0.86 to 0.81. However, in terms of inlet-engine matching, the pressure recovery of the undersized spike inlet operating at a specified corrected air flow increased with the scoop open, for example, from 0.69 to 0.81.
Date: September 27, 1955
Creator: Beke, Andrew; Allen, John L. & Williams, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of circumferential location on angle of attack performance of twin half-conical scoop-type inlets mounted symmetrically on the RM-10 body of revolution

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the effect of circumstantial inlet location on the performance of twin half-conical scoop-type inlets with and without boundary-layer removal at several Mach numbers and angles of attack. For positive angles of attack, higher pressure recovery performance was obtained with the inlets mounted on lower fuselage quadrants than on upper quadrants.
Date: September 9, 1953
Creator: Valerino, Alfred S.; Pennington, Donald B. & Vargo, Donald J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Evaluation of hydrogen fuel in a full-scale afterburner

Description: Report presenting a performance investigation using hydrogen fuel in a full-scale afterburner with particular study of fuel-injector configurations and afterburner length. A total of seven fuel-injector configurations, some concentric ring and some radial bar, were investigated at a specified burner inlet velocity over a range of burner-inlet total pressures.
Date: September 24, 1957
Creator: Groesbeck, Donald E.; Prince, William R. & Ciepluch, Carl C.
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

Lateral stability investigation at Mach numbers from 0.8 to 1.7 of two rocket-boosted models of an airplane configuration with a 45 degree swept wing and a low horizontal tail

Description: From Summary: "Rocket-boosted free-flight tests of two models of an airplane configuration having a 45 degree swept wing and a low horizontal-tail position have provided lateral stability derivatives and control effectiveness data for a Mach number range from 0.8 to 1.7. The experimental lateral stability derivatives presented are corrected to rigid conditions and compared with theoretically calculated rigid derivatives. The results are presented without detailed analysis."
Date: September 30, 1957
Creator: McFall, John C., Jr.; Mitchell, Jesse L. & Vitale, A. James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The longitudinal characteristics at Mach numbers up to 0.92 of a cambered and twisted wing having 40 degrees of sweepback and an aspect ratio of 10

Description: Report presenting an investigation of a sweptback wing in combination with a fuselage of a type considered suitable for long-range, high-speed airplanes in the 12-foot pressure wind tunnel. The investigations included tests of the wing alone, the wing-fuselage combination, and the effects of fences.
Date: September 15, 1952
Creator: Edwards, George G.; Tinling, Bruce E. & Ackerman, Arthur C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Longitudinal frequency-response and stability characteristics of the Douglas D-558-II airplane as determined from transient response to a Mach number of 0.96

Description: Report presenting the longitudinal frequency-response characteristics and the stability derivatives of the Douglas D-558-II airplane at a range of Mach numbers and altitudes. Results of experimentation were compared to computed values.
Date: September 18, 1952
Creator: Holleman, Euclid C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Full-scale investigation of an equilateral triangular wing having 10-percent-thick biconvex airfoil sections

Description: Report discussing an investigation of the low-speed characteristics of a wing with a triangular plan form, 60 degrees of sweepback at the leading edge, and 10-percent-thick biconvex airfoil sections. The purpose of the investigation was to determine the effects of semispan and full-span leading-edge and trailing-edge flaps on the longitudinal aerodynamic characteristics of the wing and the effects of a vertical fin on the lateral stability characteristics.
Date: September 30, 1948
Creator: Whittle, Edward F., Jr. & Lovell, J. Calvin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Free-spinning-tunnel investigation of a 1/30-scale model of the Grumman XS2F-1 airplane: TED No. NACA DE 366

Description: Report presenting an investigation of a 1/30-scale model of the Grumman XS2F-1 airplane in the 20-foot free-spinning tunnel to determine the erect spin and recovery characteristics of the model in the design flight condition and with the center of gravity at 30 percent of the mean aerodynamic chord. Results regarding the erect spins, inverted spins, spin-recovery parachutes, influence of power, control forces, landing condition, and recommended recovery technique are provided.
Date: September 17, 1952
Creator: Healy, Frederick M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department