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An experimental study of five annular air inlet configurations at subsonic and transonic speeds

Description: Report presenting an investigation of an NACA 1-80-100 nose inlet fitted alternately with an elliptical, a parabolic, a 14 degree-inch conical, and a 22 degree-inch conical central body at subsonic and transonic speeds in the 8-foot transonic tunnel. Drag, surface-pressure, and pressure-recovery measurements were obtained at 0 degrees angle of attack through a range of Mach numbers. Results regarding tunnel boundary interference, surface-pressure distribution, external drag, pressure recovery, and propulsive thrust comparison are provided.
Date: August 19, 1953
Creator: Pendley, Robert E.; Milillo, Joseph R.; Fleming, Frank F. & Bryan, Carroll R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of equilibrium temperatures and average laminar heat-transfer coefficients for the front half of swept circular cylinders at a Mach number of 6.9

Description: Report presenting the average heat-transfer coefficients and equilibrium temperatures for the front half of an isothermal cylinder with a laminar boundary layer as determined by wind tunnel testing at Mach number 6.9 and a range of Reynolds numbers and sweep angles.
Date: August 18, 1955
Creator: Feller, William V.
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Exploratory investigation of external stores in the aerodynamic characteristics of a 1/16-scale model of the Douglas D-558-II research airplane at a Mach number of 2.01

Description: Report presenting an investigation of stores on the Douglas D-558-II research airplane in the wind tunnel and in flight using various store configurations. The drag measured for all store configurations was high, from two to three times the free-air drag estimated for the store and pylon. Results regarding longitudinal characteristics and lateral characteristics are provided.
Date: August 25, 1954
Creator: Smith, Norman F.
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Flight tests of a two-dimensional wedge diffuser at transonic and supersonic speeds

Description: From Summary: "A two-dimensional wedge diffuser, designed to be used with a ducted-airfoil ram jet, was tested on a rocket-powered test vehicle up to a Mach number of 1.45. Orifice plates and a choking section behind the diffuser exit simulated burning in a combustion chamber by providing the proper pressure drop. Results obtained from these tests showed there was no abrupt changes in mass flow and pressure recovery as the model velocity increased through the transonic region."
Date: August 11, 1948
Creator: Faget, M. A.
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Effects of systematically varying the spanwise and vertical location of an external store on the aerodynamic characteristics of an unswept tapered wing of aspect ratio 4 at Mach numbers of 1.41, 1.62, and 1.96

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the supersonic blowdown tunnel to determine the effects of an external store on the lift, drag, and pitching-moment characteristics of an unswept wing of aspect ratio 4 at Mach numbers of 1.41, 1.62, and 1.96.
Date: August 20, 1952
Creator: Jacobsen, Carl R.
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Engineering method of ram-jet thrust determination based on experimentally obtained combustor parameters

Description: From Summary: "A parameter is introduced which simplifies the accounting for pressure losses in ram-jet combustors. This parameter, called the combustor-force coefficient, relates the jet force and the total pressure at the combustion-chamber entrance. Experimental data for several different combustors are presented for evaluation and comparison."
Date: August 13, 1953
Creator: Dettwyler, H. Rudolph & Faget, Maxime A.
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Investigation of interference, lift, drag, and pitching moment of a series of rectangular wing and body combinations at Mach numbers of 1.62, 1.93,and 2.41

Description: Report presenting an investigation of a series of rectangular wing and body combinations at Mach numbers 1.62, 1.93, and 2.41 to determine the effects of aspect ratio, incidence angle, and forebody length on the interference lift, drag, and pitching moment. A limited investigation to determine the effect of Reynolds number on the wings in the presence of the body was also carried out. Information regarding wing lift, basic quantities for interference evaluation, interference qualities, contributions of the various components, and the concept of wing-lift carry-over is provided.
Date: August 13, 1952
Creator: Coletti, Donald E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of a triangular wing in conjunction with a fuselage and horizontal tail to determine downwash and longitudinal-stability characteristics: transonic bump method

Description: Report presenting the results of an experimental investigation of the downwash and longitudinal stability characteristics of a semispan, triangular-wing airplane model with a horizontal tail. Lift, drag, and pitching-moment data re presented for the wing-fuselage combination. Results indicated that the model with the tail on or below the wing-chord plane possessed satisfactory stability characteristics throughout the test range of lift coefficient.
Date: August 17, 1951
Creator: Allen, Edwin C.
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Investigation of a supersonic-compressor rotor with turning to axial direction 1: rotor design and performance

Description: Report presenting an approximate, quasi-three-dimensional design procedure adapted to the design of high solidity, impulse-type supersonic compressors. The method is applied to a compressor rotor with a tip speed of 1600 feet per second in air, an inlet hub-tip radius ratio of 0.75, and an axial discharge relative to the rotor. Results regarding the overall performance, rotor-entrance conditions, static-pressure profiles, discharge conditions, and discharge surveys are provided.
Date: August 19, 1953
Creator: Tysl, Edward R.; Klapproth, John F. & Hartmann, Melvin J.
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Investigation of a tilting-wing vertical-take-off-and-landing jet airplane model in hovering and transition flight

Description: Report presenting the results of an investigation of the dynamic stability and controllability of a proposed supersonic-cruise, vertical-take-off-and-landing airplane configuration with a tilting wing and engines. The configuration tested was found to have satisfactory take-off, landing, and hovering characteristics. Information about transition flight, including stability and control characteristics, is provided.
Date: August 26, 1958
Creator: Kirby, Robert H. & Hassell, James L., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of a high-temperature single-stage turbine suitable for air cooling and turbine stator adjustment 2: performance of vortex turbine at various stator settings

Description: Report presenting a consideration of a mode of engine operation that requires operational flexibility of the turbine, which requires that the turbine stator and exhaust nozzle area are adjusted to maintain a fixed compressor operating point. Results regarding turbine performance and comparison of predicted and experimental turbine performance are provided.
Date: August 3, 1954
Creator: Heaton, Thomas R.; Holeski, Donald E. & Forrette, Robert E.
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Investigation of performance of Bumblebee 18-inch ram jet with a can-type flame holder

Description: Report presenting the results of an investigation in the altitude wind tunnel to determine the performance of a Bumblebee 18-inch ram jet equipped with a can-type flame holder. Results regarding the ramjet combustion performance and ramjet overall performance are provided.
Date: August 24, 1948
Creator: Sterbentz, W. H. & Nussdorfer, T. J.
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Investigation of mechanical fastenings for solid turbine blades made from ductile materials

Description: Report presenting rupture testing conducted on tensile specimens of fir-tree turbine blade root fastenings for three specific turbojet engines. Testing was conducted at temperatures from 0 degrees to 1500 degrees. Results regarding the short-time tests at various temperatures, long-time stress-rupture tests at 1200 degrees Fahrenheit, long-time tests at increased temperature, and remarks on the criteria for using the fir-tree root design are provided.
Date: August 2, 1954
Creator: Meyer, André J., Jr.; Kaufman, Albert & Caywood, W. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison between prediction and experiment for all-movable wing and body combinations at supersonic speeds: Lift, pitching moment, and hinge moment

Description: From Summary: "A simple method is presented for estimating lift, pitching-moment, and hinge-moment characteristics of all-movable wings in the presence of a body as well as the characteristics of wing-body combinations employing such wings. In general, good agreement between the method and experiment was obtained for the lift and pitching moment of the entire wing-body combination and for the lift of the wing in the presence of the body. The method is valid for moderate angles of attack, wing deflection angles, and width of gap between wing and body."
Date: August 8, 1952
Creator: Nielsen, Jack N.; Kaattari, George E. & Drake, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance characteristics of an underslung vertical-wedge inlet with porous suction at Mach numbers of 0.63 and 1.5 to 2.0

Description: Report presenting testing of the performance of a ventrally mounted inlet having a variable-angle vertical-wedge compression surface determined at several Mach numbers for angles of attack, angles of yaw, and wedge angle. A solid wedge and wedges with two different porosities were tested. Results regarding the inlet flow-field survey, comparison of inlet configurations, performance of the inlet, effect of free-stream Mach number at angle of attack of 2 degrees, effect of angles of attack and yaw, diffuser total-pressure distortion, fuselage boundary-layer-removal scoop, and effective thrust comparison are provided.
Date: August 3, 1956
Creator: Allen, John L. & Piercy, Thomas G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance of Inconel 550 turbine blades in a turbojet engine and effects of different forging temperatures and heat treatments

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the effects of forging at 1950 degrees and 2150 degrees Fahrenheit as well as the effects of several heat treatments on the performance of Inconel 550 in a turbojet engine. Differences in engine performance of the different turbine blades could not be associated with consistent differences in microstructure or grain size. Results regarding blade performance, blade elongation during engine operation, microstructure of as-heat-treated blades, grain size, metallurgical studies of failed blades, stress-rupture tests, and hardness are provided.
Date: August 16, 1955
Creator: Gyorgak, C. A.; Johnston, J. R. & Weeton, J. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experimental study of shock-positioning method of ram-jet-engine control

Description: Report presenting an investigation of ram-jet-engine control by shock positioning on a 16-inch fixed-geometry ram jet at a range of free-stream Mach numbers. The control method appears to offer adequate control of ram-jet-engine operation. Results regarding the steady-state performance, effect of control settings on response and stability, effect of disturbance size and Mach number on response to fuel-flow disturbances, Mach number disturbances, angle-of-attack disturbances, exhaust-area disturbances, and recovery from subcritical engine operation are provided.
Date: August 29, 1955
Creator: Hurrell, Herbert G.; Vasu, George & Dunbar, William R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary results of natural icing of an axial-flow turbojet engine

Description: Report presenting a flight investigation in natural icing conditions to determine the effect of ice formations on the performance of an axial-flow turbojet engine. Results regarding the tail-pipe temperature, engine jet thrust, and characteristics of ice formation are provided. No general conclusions can be reached from the data because the icing condition was relatively light.
Date: August 6, 1948
Creator: Acker, Loren W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary results of horizontal-tail load measurements of the Bell X-5 research airplane

Description: Report presenting the horizontal-tail load measurements obtained during testing of the Bell X-5 airplane at the NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station. Measurements were taken at a range of Mach numbers and from sweep angles of 20 degrees to 59 degrees.
Date: August 15, 1952
Creator: Rogers, John T. & Dunn, Angel H.
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Preliminary experimental investigation of flutter characteristics of M and W wings

Description: Report presenting the results of nine experimental flutter tests involving two flat-plate models and two rib and spar models of NACA 0012 airfoil sections in order to give a comparison of the flutter characteristics of wings with M and W type plan forms. The W plan form generally gave higher flutter speeds than the M plan forms.
Date: August 8, 1951
Creator: Herr, Robert W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Langley full-scale tunnel investigation of the characteristics in yaw of a trapezoidal wing of aspect ratio 4 with circular-arc airfoil sections

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the characteristics in yaw of a trapezoidal wing of aspect ratio 4 with circular-arc airfoil sections and 0.20-chord rear and drooped-nose flaps. Measurements of lift, lateral force, rolling moment, and yawing moment of four configurations were made for a range of angles of attack and yaw angles.
Date: August 30, 1948
Creator: May, Ralph W., Jr. & Stevens, George L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Longitudinal stability and control characteristics of a canard missile configuration for Mach numbers from 1.1 to 1.93 as determined from free-flight and wind-tunnel investigation

Description: Report presenting a study of the supersonic longitudinal stability and control characteristics of a canard missile configuration using flight tests and wind-tunnel tests at a range of Mach numbers and Reynolds numbers. Good correlation was noted for the two techniques for slopes of lift and moment coefficients against angle of attack and for aerodynamic-center location.
Date: August 8, 1952
Creator: Curfman, Howard J., Jr. & Grigsby, Carl E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Longitudinal stability, trim, and drag characteristics of a rocket-propelled model of an airplane configuration having a 45 degree sweptback wing and an unswept horizontal tail

Description: Report discussing an investigation of the longitudinal stability, trim, and drag of a rocket-propelled model at low lift coefficients at a range of Mach numbers. the configuration included a wing and horizontal tail of aspect ratio 4 and thickness ratio in the streamwise direction of 6 percent.
Date: August 12, 1952
Creator: Parks, James H. & Kehlet, Alan B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department