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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of fully developed turbulent heat transfer at low Peclet numbers in smooth tubes with application to liquid metals

Description: From Introduction: "Analyses of heat transfer for liquid metals flowing turbulently in smooth tubes (low Pradtl numbers) are given in reference 1 and 2. The predicted heat-transfer coefficients from these analyses are considerably higher than those determined in the experimental heat-transfer investigations for mercury and lead bismuth given in references 2 to 4. If the analytical and experimental results for flow of gases are compared at low Peclet numbers, they are also found to be in disagreement (references 5 and 6)."
Date: August 11, 1952
Creator: Deissler, Robert G
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

Experimental investigation of a two-dimensional split-wing ram-jet inlet at Mach number of 3.85

Description: Performance characteristics of a two-dimensional isentropic diffuser have been experimentally determined at a Mach number of 3.85. At zero angle of attack, a maximum total-pressure recovery of 0.41 was obtained with a supercritical mass-flow ratio of 0.95. As a consequence of the twin-duct arrangement of the diffuser, a large discontinuity in pressure recovery and mass flow with a characteristic hysteresis was encountered between critical and subcritical operation. An asymmetric shock pattern with large-scale separation and flow reversal in one of the passages occurred at reduced mass flows. Pressure and force data presented for an angle-of-attack range from zero to 4 degrees.
Date: August 11, 1952
Creator: Connors, James F. & Woollett, Richard R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Some control considerations for ram-jet engines

Description: Control requirements were determined from calculated engine performance maps for a fixed-geometry ram jet of a configuration suitable for strategic supersonic missile propulsion. Several control schemes for attaining desired engine performance and for stabilizing missile flight velocity during cruise are presented. The advantages and disadvantages of each system are discussed.
Date: August 11, 1952
Creator: Himmel, Seymour C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The static longitudinal characteristics of a twisted and cambered 45 degree sweptback wing at Mach numbers up to 0.96

Description: Report presenting a 45 degree sweptback wing of aspect ratio 3, with twist and a distributed type of camber, tested in combination with a body of fineness ratio 12.5 to determine the lift, drag, and pitching-moment characteristics.
Date: August 11, 1958
Creator: Sammonds, Robert I. & Reynolds, Robert M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic heating of blunt nose shapes at Mach numbers up to 14

Description: From Introduction: "The importance of blunt noses as a means of reducing the heat transfer to high velocity missiles has recently received much publicity. The question of just what blunt shape is best is still moot, and it is the purpose of this paper to present and examine some recent experimental results which may throw some light on the problem."
Date: August 11, 1958
Creator: Stoney, William E., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Longitudinal Stability and Control Characteristics at Transonic Speeds of a 1/30-Scale Model of the Republic XF-103 Airplane

Description: The longitudinal stability and control characteristics of a 1/30-scale model of the Republic XF-103 airplane were investigated in the Langley 8-foot transonic tunnel. The effect of speed brakes located at the end of the fuselage was also investigated. The main part of the investigation was made with internal flow in the model, but some data were obtained with no internal flow. The longitudinal stability and control at transonic-speeds appeared satisfactory. The transonic drag rise was small. The speed brakes had no adverse effects on longitudinal stability.
Date: August 11, 1954
Creator: Luoma, Arvo A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design factors for 4- by 8-inch ram-jet combustor

Description: Report presenting an investigation of a series of flame holders designed with the objective of providing a high combustion efficiency in a ramjet combustor at an inlet air velocity of 200 feet per second, inlet-air pressure of 60 inches of mercury absolute, inlet air temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and near stoichiometric fuel-air ratio. Results regarding the preliminary experiments, two parallel rows of gutters, three rows of gutters, staggered gutters, simultaneous use of three rows and staggered gutters, use of molybdenum, and magnitude of pressure fluctuations are provided.
Date: August 11, 1949
Creator: Male, Donald W. & Cervenka, Adolph J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analytical determination of local surface heat-transfer coefficients for cooled turbine blades from measured metal temperatures

Description: Analytical methods are presented for the determination of local values of outside and inside heat-transfer coefficients and effective gas temperatures by use of turbine-blade-temperature measurements. The methods are derived for a number of configurations that can be applied to typical cooled-turbine-blade shapes as well as to other types of heat-transfer apparatus.
Date: August 11, 1950
Creator: Brown, W. Byron & Esgar, Jack B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Extension of boundary-layer heat-transfer theory to cooled turbine blades

Description: An equation for average heat transfer of a surface was derived when the boundary layer changed from laminar to turbulent. Influences on the heat transfer through a laminar boundary layer of Mach number, temperature ratio (gas temperature divided by wall temperature), and exponents of gas-property temperature relations were shown to be relatively small for air with Mach numbers less than 2 and temperature ratios between 1 and 4. Good agreement was obtained with experimental results from cylinders, an airfoil, and turbine blades.
Date: August 11, 1950
Creator: Brown, W. Byron & Donoughe, Patrick L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude-wind-tunnel investigation of thrust augmentation of a turbojet engine 3: performance with tail-pipe burning in standard-size tail pipe

Description: From Introduction: "Evaluation of tail-pipe burning in this engine with a larger tail-pipe combustion chamber is discussed in reference 1. Results of investigations on tail-pipe burning in this engine at static sea-level conditions are presented in reference 2. An investigation of thrust augmentation by means of injecting water at the inlet of an axial-flow compressor engine is discussed in reference 3."
Date: August 11, 1947
Creator: Fleming, William A. & Golladay, Richard L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude performance characteristics of tail-pipe burner with variable-area exhaust nozzle

Description: From Introduction: "Data are presented to show the effects of tail-pipe fuel-air ratio, altitude, and flight Mach number on tail-pipe-burner performance at rated engine speed and approximately constant turbine-outlet temperature. Operational characteristics of the tail-pipe burner and variable-area exhaust nozzle are also reported."
Date: August 11, 1950
Creator: Jansen, Emmert T. & Thorman, H. Carl
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight, analog-simulator, and analytical studies of an automatically controlled interceptor which uses a bank-angle-error computer for lateral commands

Description: Report presenting the tracking performance of an automatically controlled interceptor in which the deflection channel incorporated a bank-angle-error computer that commanded rolling velocities of the interceptor proportional to the computed bank-angle errors. Results regarding gravity terms included in bank-angle-error computation and a comparison of modified system using bank-angle-error computer with the prototype system are provided.
Date: August 11, 1958
Creator: Cheatham, Donald C. & Brissenden, Roy F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic heating of blunt nose shapes at Mach numbers up to 14

Description: From Introduction: "The importance of blunt noses as a means of reducing the heat transfer to high velocity missiles has recently received much publicity. The question of just what blunt shape is best is still moot, and it is the purpose of this paper to present and examine some recent experimental results which may throw some light on this problem."
Date: August 11, 1958
Creator: Stoney, W. E., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stability of ballistic reentry bodies

Description: Report discussing various features of the stability of ballistic reentry shapes, including considerations for ballistic-missile and manned-satellite reentry capsules. Attainment of satisfactory stability of reentry bodies with subsonic terminal velocities was not found to be too difficult, but undesirable features that may cause marginal stability characteristics may be introduced in an effort to minimize weight. Reentry bodies with supersonic terminal velocities have fewer stability issues.
Date: August 11, 1958
Creator: Bird, John D. & Reese, David E., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department