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Wind-tunnel investigation at low speed of the effects of symmetrical deflection of half-delta tip controls on the damping in roll and yawing moment due to rolling of a triangular-wing model

Description: Report presenting a low-speed investigation in the stability tunnel to determine the effects of symmetrical deflection of half-delta tip controls on the damping in roll and yawing moment due to rolling of a model with triangular wings. Triangular wings have numerous aerodynamic advantages, but it is difficult to obtain adequate longitudinal and lateral control with acceptable control forces when using them. Results regarding the lift characteristics and rolling characteristics are provided.
Date: April 6, 1951
Creator: Wolhart, Water D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Transonic-wing investigation in the Langley 8-foot high-speed tunnel at high subsonic Mach numbers and at a Mach number of 1.2: analysis of pressure distribution of wing-fuselage configuration having a wing of 45 degrees sweptback, aspect ratio 4, t

Description: Report presenting a pressure-distribution investigation in the high-speed tunnel of a wing-fuselage configuration as part of an NACA research program to determine effects of wing geometry on aerodynamic characteristics and to explore the nature of flow over the configuration. Measurements were made on a fuselage and wing-fuselage combination for a range of Mach numbers. Results regarding accuracy, figures of pressure distributions, pressure distributions on the wing and fuselage, results at several angles of attack, section loading characteristics, normal-force characteristics, pitching-moment characteristics, pressure-drag characteristics, and fuselage skin-friction drag are provided.
Date: September 6, 1951
Creator: Loving, Donald L. & Estabrooks, Bruce B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Additional studies of the stability and controllability of an unswept-wing vertically rising airplane model in hovering flight including studies of various tethered landing techniques

Description: Report discussing the results of an investigation to determine the stability and control characteristics of a flying model of an unswept-wing vertically rising airplane. Information about stabilization, maneuverability, rolling motions, and landings is provided.
Date: November 6, 1951
Creator: Bates, William R.; Lovell, Powell M., Jr. & Smith, Charles C., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pressure pulsations on rigid airfoils at transonic speeds

Description: Report presenting testing to obtain the effects of changes in Mach number, thickness ratio, and angle of attack on the amplitude of the pressure pulsations on several airfoils at transonic speeds. The tests were performed on NACA 65A-series airfoils with thicknesses ranging from 4 to 12 percent chord at a range of Mach numbers and angles of attack. The relations of pressure pulsations to buffeting are also provided.
Date: December 6, 1951
Creator: Humphreys, Milton D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance of single-stage compressor designed on basis of constant total enthalpy with symmetrical velocity diagram at all radii and velocity ratio of 0.7 at rotor hub

Description: A typical inlet axial-flow compressor inlet stage, which was designed on the basis of constant total enthalpy with symmetrical velocity diagram at all radii, was investigated. At a tip speed of 1126 feet per second, a peak pressure ratio of 1.28 was obtained at an efficiency of 0.76. At a tip speed, the highest practical flow was 28 pounds per second per square foot frontal area with an efficiency of 0.78. Data for a rotor relative inlet Mach number range of from 0.5 to 0.875 indicates that the critical value for any stage radial element is approximately 0.80 for the stage investigated.
Date: September 6, 1951
Creator: Burtt, Jack R. & Jackson, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Matching Characteristics of J35-A-23 Compressor and Two-stage Turbine

Description: Component data on the J35-A-23 compressor and two-stage turbine were used to determine the problems in matching the two units for operation in a turbojet engine. Possible operating regions were determined and an equilibrium operating line was also determined for the assumed conditions of zero flight speed and a jet nozzle area approximately 5.5 percent greater than the wide-open nozzle area.
Date: August 6, 1951
Creator: Dugan, James F., Jr.; Rebeske, John J., Jr. & Finger, Harold B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of minimum drag and maximum lift-drag ratios of several wing-body combinations including a cambered triangular wing at low Reynolds numbers and at supersonic speeds

Description: Report presenting testing of wing-body combinations incorporating several wing plan forms of theoretical interest at Mach numbers of 1.62, 1.93, and 2.41 in the supersonic tunnel. One triangular, one arrow, and tow diamond plan forms were tested. Results regarding minimum drag, lift-curve slope, center-of-pressure positions, drag due to lift, and lift-drag ratios are provided.
Date: August 6, 1951
Creator: Brown, Clinton E. & Hargrave, L. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of spark repetition rate on the ignition limits of a single tubular combustor

Description: The effect of spark repitition rate on the altitude ignition limits of a single tubular (turbojet engine) combustor was investigated. An increase in sparking rate from 3 to 140 sparks per second reduced the ignition limiting combustor-inlet pressure about 2 to 4 inches of mercury for air-flow rates of 1.87 and 2.80 pounds per second per square foot.520::At 3.75 pounds pe At 3.75 pounds per second per square foot, the corresponding reduction was 4 to 12 inches of mercury. The trend was similar for both low-and high-volatility fuels and for two spark-energy levels.
Date: December 6, 1951
Creator: Foster, Hampton H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic characteristics of four wings of sweepback angles 0 degrees, 35 degrees, 45 degrees, and 60 degrees, NACA 65A006 airfoil section, aspect ratio 4, and taper ratio 0.6 in combination with a fuselage at high subsonic Mach numbers and at a Mach number of 1.2

Description: Report discussing an investigation of the effect of sweepback angle on wing-fuselage characteristics at a subsonic and a supersonic Mach number. Lift, drag, and pitching-moment coefficients, downwash-angle, and total-pressure measurements are all provided.
Date: June 6, 1951
Creator: Luoma, Arvo A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Static longitudinal stability and dynamic characteristics at high angles of attack and at low Reynolds numbers of a model of the X-3 supersonic research airplane

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 20-foot free-spinning tunnel to determine the motions and trim conditions from 0 to 90 degrees angle of attack for the X-3 airplane, which is a supersonic airplane with an extremely long nose and s mall wing. Testing was conducted on several scales of models and component parts. Results from dynamic and static tests are provided.
Date: February 6, 1951
Creator: Burk, Sanger M., Jr. & Hultz, Burton E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic characteristics at transonic speeds of a 69 degree delta wing with a triangular plan-form control having a skewed hinge axis and an overhang balance: transonic-bump method

Description: From Introduction: "Presented in this paper are the results of an investigation of a semispan model of a delta wing with 60^o sweepback at the leading edge which was equipped with a large triangular control having an overhang balance mounted on a skewed hinge axis. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a delta wing with a control which was designed to provide aerodynamic balance at zero control deflection based on the span load distribution of reference 1."
Date: February 6, 1951
Creator: Wiley, Harleth G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic characteristics including pressure distribution of a fuselage and three combinations of the fuselage with swept-back wings at high subsonic speeds

Description: From Introduction: "The wings were tested in combination with fuselage similar to the one used in the 7- by 10-foot wind-tunnel investigations. The results are reported herein and are compared with results for three similar model wings on the transonic bump (references 1, 2, and 3)."
Date: February 6, 1951
Creator: Sutton, Fred B. & Martin, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Damping in a roll of a missile configuration with a modified triangular wing and a cruciform tail at a Mach number of 1.52

Description: Report presenting the damping-in-roll stability derivatives of a missile configuration and its components as determined experimentally and theoretically. The experimental damping derivative of the wing-body combination was found to be 67 percent of its theoretical value. Results are given for the wing-body combination, the tail-body combination, and the wing-tail-body combination.
Date: March 6, 1951
Creator: Scherrer, Richard & Dennis, David H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude-test-chamber investigation of performance of a 28-inch ram-jet engine 3: combustion and operational performance of three flame holders with a center pilot burner

Description: Report presenting a direct-connect altitude test chamber investigation of the combustion performance of a 28-inch-diameter ramjet engine with a can-type center pilot burner. Combustion-chamber configurations with three different flame holders were investigated at a simulated flight Mach number of 2.0 and several different altitudes.
Date: February 6, 1951
Creator: Shillito, Thomas B.; Younger, George G. & Henzel, James G., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stability and control characteristics at low speed of a 1/5-scale model of the Edo 142 hydro-ski research airplane

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 300 mph tunnel to determine the low-speed stability and control characteristics and the jet-engine duct-inlet pressure recovery characteristics of a model of the Edo 142 hydro-ski research airplane. Results regarding the longitudinal stability and control, stall-control devices, alighting gear, lateral stability, directional control, lateral control, and duct pressure recovery are provided.
Date: August 6, 1951
Creator: Riebe, John M.; MacLeod, Richard G. & Moseley, William C., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-tunnel investigation at subsonic and low transonic speeds of the effects of aileron span and spanwise location on the rolling characteristics of a test vehicle with three untapered 45 degree sweptback wings

Description: Report presenting a wind-tunnel investigation from a Mach number range of 0.30 to 0.94 to determine the rolling characteristics of a three-winged free-flight type of test vehicle with untapered 45 degree sweptback wings with NACA 65A009 airfoil sections and 0.20-chord ailerons. Results regarding wing-tip helix angles, rolling-moment coefficient, and damping-in-roll coefficients are provided.
Date: April 6, 1951
Creator: Johnson, Harold S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A transonic-wing investigation in the Langley 8-foot high-speed tunnel at high subsonic Mach numbers and at a Mach number of 1.2: Wing-fuselage configuration having a wing of 0 degrees sweepback, aspect ratio 4.0,taper ratio 0.6, and NACA 65A006 ai

Description: Report presenting an analysis of a series of wing-body combinations in the 8-foot high-speed tunnel. The paper presents the results of an investigation of a wing-fuselage combination with a wing of unswept quarter-chord line, aspect ratio 4, taper ratio 0.6, and an NACA 65A006 airfoil section. Results regarding force and moment characteristics and wake and downwash characteristics are provided.
Date: March 6, 1951
Creator: Cahn, Maurice S. & Bryan, Carroll R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Instrument for Measurement of Liquid-Water Content in Clouds at Temperatures Above and Below Freezing

Description: "A principle formerly used in an instrument for cloud detection was further investigated to provide a simple and rapid means for measuring the liquid-water content of clouds at temperatures above and below freezing. The instrument consists of a small cylindrical element so operated at high surface temperatures that the impingement of cloud droplets creates a significant drop in the surface temperature. The instrument is sensitive to a wide range of liquid-water content and was calibrated at one set of fixed conditions against rotating multicylinder measurements. The limited conditions of the calibration Included an air temperature of 20 F, an air velocity of 175 miles per hour, and a surface temperature in clear air of 475 F" (p. 1).
Date: March 6, 1951
Creator: Perkins, Porter J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department