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Preliminary analysis of a nuclear-powered supersonic airplane using ramjet engines

Description: Report presenting performance estimates for a family of airplanes designed to cruise at Mach number 4.25 and using General Electric AC-210 ramjet engines. The airplane was designed to carry a payload of 10,000 pounds and use a crew of one. Results regarding the shield weight, engine weight, number of engines, and nozzle-velocity coefficient are provided.
Date: April 11, 1958
Creator: Weber, Richard J. & Connolley, Donald J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Free-spinning-tunnel investigation of a 1/28-scale model of the North American FJ-4 airplane: TED No. NACA AD-3112

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 20-foot free-spinning tunnel to determine the erect and inverted spin and recovery characteristics of a 1/28-scale dynamic model of the North American FJ-4 airplane. Results indicated that either a flat-type or a steep-type spin maybe obtained when the airplane is spinning erect. Results regarding inverted spins, loading condition, spin-recovery rocket tests, and spin-recovery parachute tests are provided.
Date: February 11, 1958
Creator: Healy, Frederick M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of pressure level on afterburner-wall temperatures

Description: Report presenting an investigation conducted on a full-scale afterburner and turbojet engine to determine the effect of pressure level on afterburner-wall temperature. The purpose behind the investigation was to investigate the idea that luminous radiation from nongaseous substances in the afterburner gas stream might be present and vary significantly with pressure.
Date: June 11, 1958
Creator: Shillito, Thomas B. & Smolak, George R.
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

Performance of JP-4 fuel with fluorine-oxygen mixtures in 1000-pound-thrust rocket engines

Description: Report presenting seven injectors of four different types tested for use with JP-4-oxygen-fluorine propellant combinations. High characteristics velocities were obtained over the complete range of 0- to 70-percent fluorine in the oxidant. Results regarding the injector performance, heat rejection, injector with triplet-jet elements in skewed array, and fluorine addition are provided.
Date: June 11, 1958
Creator: Nored, Donald L. & Douglass, Howard W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of Dissociation on Exhaust-Nozzle Performance

Description: Memorandum presenting net jet thrusts for stoichiometric hydrocarbon-air, hydrogen-air and pentaborane-air mixtures for equilibrium and frozen expansion in the exhaust nozzle at flight Mach numbers up to 10. Examinations of the dissociation products involved and the energies associated with them, for the hydrocarbon- and hydrogen-air mixtures indicated that a major portion of the dissociation energy for the hydrocarbon mixture is involved in the carbon monoxide molecule.
Date: June 11, 1958
Creator: Reynolds, T. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Incipient Spin Characteristics of a 1/35-Scale Model of the Convair F-102A Airplane, Coord. No. AF-AM-79

Description: From Summary: "Incipient spin characteristics have been investigated on a 1/35-scale dynamic model of the Convair F-102A airplane. The model was launched by a catapult apparatus into free flight with various control settings, and the motions obtained were photographed. The model was ballasted for the combat loading. All tests were made with the speed brakes and landing gear retracted, and engine effects were not simulated."
Date: February 11, 1958
Creator: Healy, Frederick M.
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

Effect of pressure level on afterburner-wall temperatures

Description: Report presenting an investigation conducted on a full-scale afterburner and turbojet engine to determine the effect of pressure level on afterburner-wall temperature. For a given ratio of cooling airflow to afterburner gas flow, the afterburner-wall temperature increased as afterburner-outlet pressure was increased. The results indicated that heat transfer by luminous radiation was not significant any pressure level investigated.
Date: June 11, 1958
Creator: Shillito, Thomas B. & Smolak, George R.
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

Preliminary analysis of a nuclear powered supersonic airplane using ramjet engines

Description: Report discussing performance estimates for several airplanes using General Electric AC-210 ramjet nuclear-powered engines. Assumptions used for designing the engines, radiation shield, and airframe are described. Potential tradeoffs in regards to power and weight reduction are also discussed.
Date: April 11, 1958
Creator: Weber, Richard J. & Connolley, Donald J.
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