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Comparison of the performance of a helicopter-type ram-jet engine under various centrifugal loadings

Description: Report presenting an investigation of an 18-foot-radius helicopter rotor powered by tip-mounted ramjet engines in the helicopter test tower. The engine performance is compared with the performance determined in a previous investigation of a 9-foot-radius rotor with the same engines at similar speeds but with twice the centrifugal forces. Results regarding the propulsive characteristics, minimum specific fuel consumption and corresponding propulsive thrust, and operational characteristics are provided.
Date: October 7, 1953
Creator: Radin, Edward J. & Carpenter, Paul J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight experience with a delta-wing airplane having violent lateral-longitudinal coupling in aileron rolls

Description: From Summary: "During a flight investigation of the lateral stability characteristics of a high-speed delta-wing airplane, violent cross-coupled lateral and longitudinal motions were encountered. The maneuver which produced these motions was an abrupt, rudder-fixed aileron roll performed at a Mach number of 0.75 at about 40,000 feet. The motions were characterized by extreme variations in angle of attack and angle of sideslip which caused the airplane to exceed the normal and transverse acceleration limitations."
Date: October 7, 1955
Creator: Sisk, Thomas R. & Andrews, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Free-jet tests of a 6.5-inch-diameter ram-jet engine at Mach numbers 1.81 and 2.00

Description: Report presenting testing of a 6.5-inch-diameter ramjet engine with a design Mach number of 2.13 and a short-flame-length combustor. Performance characteristics are provided for a range of Mach numbers and fuel-air ratios. Results regarding thrust, drag tests, static pressure, and combustion efficiencies are provided.
Date: March 7, 1951
Creator: Faget, Maxime A.; Watson, Raymond S. & Bartlett, Walter A., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Reynolds number effects for a series of cone-cylinder bodies at Mach numbers of 1.62, 1.93, and 2.41

Description: From Summary: "An investigation of the Reynolds number for transition and the skin-friction drag at zero lift of eight cone-cylinder bodies having various fineness ratios has been made at Mach numbers of 1.62, 1.93, and 2.41 over a Reynolds number range from 0.3 x 10(exp 6) to 10 x 10(exp 6). The accuracy of the skin-friction data was not sufficient to permit any general conclusions to be drawn. The Reynolds number for transition was found to be dependent upon both the tunnel stagnation pressure and Mach number."
Date: October 7, 1953
Creator: Grigsby, Carl E. & Ogburn, Edmund L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance of multiple jet-exit installations

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the performance of clustered jet-exit installations at Mach numbers from 0.60 to 3.05. The data were obtained with tunnel-wall-mounted models with cold-air-jet exhaust. Results indicated that large base-pressure drag coefficients may be encountered in the transonic and low supersonic speed range and that the best configuration in the test was boattailed between the nacelles, had a cylindrical nacelle afterbody, and a divergent nozzle with a design pressure ratio of 15.
Date: July 7, 1958
Creator: Swihart, John M. & Nelson, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance of an impulse-type supersonic-compressor rotor having a mean turning of 114 degrees

Description: Report presenting testing of the performance of a 16-inch tip-diameter rotor designed for impulse operation at the mean radius with a relative Mach number of 1.53 and 114 degrees of turning. Results regarding the rotor with guide vanes, blade-element performance, rotor alone, and modified rotor hub contour are provided.
Date: January 7, 1957
Creator: Goldberg, Theodore J. & Erwin, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Propeller induced angles of attack and section angles of attack for the NACA 10-(3)(066)-03, 10-(3)(049)-03, 10-(3)(090)-03, 10-(5)(066)-03, and 10-(0)(066)-03 propellers

Description: This paper presents the results of an induced angle-of-attack calculation using a method applicable to a propeller with arbitrary circulation distribution. Tables of induced angles of attack and section angles of attack and curves of wake-survey results are presented for the NACA 10-(3)(066)-03, 10-(3)(049)-03, 10-(3)(090)-03, 10-(5)(066)-03, and 10-(0)(066)-03 propellers. A brief description of the method of calculating propeller induced angles of attack is given.
Date: May 7, 1952
Creator: Igoe, William B. & Davidson, Robert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A low-pressure-loss short afterburner for sea-level thrust augmentation

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the problems associated with the design of a low-pressure-loss, short afterburner for sea-level thrust augmentation in a static, sea-level test stand using the power section of a 5970-pound-thrust, axial-flow turbojet engine. The various portions of the afterburner and procedures used to test it are described. Results regarding diffuser pressure losses, afterburner pressure losses, and afterburner performance are provided.
Date: June 7, 1955
Creator: Ciepluch, Carl C.; Velie, Wallace W. & Burley, Richard R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measurements and predictions of flow conditions on a two-dimensional base separating a Mach number 3.36 jet and a Mach number 1.55 outer stream

Description: Report presenting an investigation in a mixing-zone apparatus to determine the effects of jet flow on two-dimensional base pressure and the development of supersonic channel flow about a two-dimensional base, with and without splitter plates of different thicknesses. Results regarding the starting cycle for outer streams only, the fully established supersonic flow, and the base pressure between the center jet and outer streams are provided.
Date: May 7, 1954
Creator: Coletti, Donald E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lift, drag, and static longitudinal stability characteristics of configurations consisting of three triangular wing panels and a body of equal length at Mach numbers from 3.00 to 6.28

Description: Report presenting lift, drag, and pitching-moment coefficients, lift-drag ratios, and center-of-pressure positions for three highly swept three-wing tailless configurations determined from tests at a range of Mach numbers and angles of attack.
Date: February 7, 1956
Creator: Savin, Raymond C. & Wong, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Identification of foreign objects damaging compressor blades in turbojet engines

Description: Damage to the compressor blades of turbojet engines due to ingestion of foreign objects is a growing problem, the solution of which has been made more difficult by the large percentage of damaging materials that have remained unknown. A rapid emission spectroscopic method was devised to identify the chemical composition of these foreign objects. Results on laboratory-prepared specimens and blades from damaged engines show that the method can be utilized to determine the nature of the ingested foreign objects.
Date: January 7, 1957
Creator: Spakowski, A. E. & Graab, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of normal load factors experienced with jet fighter airplanes during combat operations with those of flight tests conducted by the NACA during operational training

Description: Report presenting a comparison of normal load factors measured during combat operations with those measured during an NACA flight program conducted with fully instrumented service airplanes in operational training. Results indicated that for an equal number of maneuvers, normal load factors obtained from the NACA program are greater than those obtained during combat when based on the service-limit load factor.
Date: July 7, 1954
Creator: Hamer, Harold A.; Huss, Carl R. & Mayer, John P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of formation position on load factors obtained on F2H airplanes

Description: Report presenting results of a four-plane formation flight with twelve pull-up maneuvers in the form of plots of maximum load factor attained versus airplane position for three combinations of four F2H airplanes. The load factor was generally found to increase toward the end of the formation, and movements of the lead plane that are too sharp might cause excessive loads on the last plane in the formation.
Date: December 7, 1951
Creator: Huss, Carl R. & Hamer, Harold A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design and test of mixed-flow impellers 6: performance and parabolic-bladed impeller with shroud redesigned by rapid approximate method

Description: Report presenting a centrifugal impeller with a modified design procedure to reduce the velocity gradients existing along the hub from inlet to outlet. The modified impeller had better performance characteristics than the original at all speeds tested.
Date: September 7, 1955
Creator: Smith, Kenneth J. & Osborn, Walter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design and test of mixed-flow impellers 5: design procedure and performance results for two vaned diffusers tested with impeller model MFI-1B

Description: Report presenting the design procedure and experimental test results for a range of impeller speeds for two vaned diffusers of 24 and 40 vanes. Both sets of vanes were designed to give approximately the same prescribed velocity distribution on the vane surfaces and were tested with the same impeller. Results regarding overall performance and the total-pressure-loss coefficient for both vanes are provided.
Date: July 7, 1955
Creator: Hamrick, Joseph T. & Osborn, Walter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of wing camber and twist at Mach numbers from 1.4 to 2.1 on the lift, drag, and longitudinal stability of a rocket-powered model having a 52.5 degree sweptback wing of aspect ratio 3 and inline tail surfaces

Description: Report presenting a free-flight investigation to determine the effect of wing camber and twist at Mach numbers from 1.4 to 2.1 on the lift, drag, and longitudinal stability of a configuration with 52.5 degrees sweptback wing of aspect ratio 3, and inline tail surfaces. Results regarding drag, total normal force and pitching moment, and wash at the horizontal tail are provided.
Date: May 7, 1956
Creator: Gillespie, Warren, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department