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Wind-tunnel investigation of profile drag and lift of an intermediate wing section of the XP-51 airplane with beveled trailing-edge and contour ailerons

Description: Report presenting the results of flight investigations showing that a beveled trailing-edge aileron gives as low or a lower profile drag than a contour aileron. Section profile drag and lift coefficients with two different types of ailerons were obtained at 3 different Reynolds numbers.
Date: January 1943
Creator: Abbott, Frank T., Jr. & Underwood, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lift and drag characteristics of a low-drag airfoil with slotted flap submitted by Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Description: Report presenting a wooden model equipped with a slotted flap that was tested in the two-dimensional tunnel. It represented a wing section of the Curtiss-Wright P-60A airplane and the NACA 66,2-118 section. Results regarding lift characteristics, drag coefficients, and flap deflection characteristics are provided.
Date: December 1941
Creator: Abbott, I. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pressure-distribution measurements of a low-drag airfoil with slotted flap submitted by Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Description: From Summary: "Pressure-distribution measurements were made at the request of the Materiel Division, U.S. Army Air Corps, on a 24-inch-chord wooden model equipped with a slotted flap and submitted by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The tests were made in the Langley two-dimensional tunnel at a Reynolds number of about 5,600,000."
Date: December 1941
Creator: Abbott, I. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pressure-Distribution Measurements of a Model of a Davis Wing Section with Fowler Flap Submitted by Consolidated Aircraft Corporation

Description: Wing pressure distribution diagrams for several angles of attack and flap deflections of 0 degrees, 20 degrees, and 40 degrees are presented. The normal force coefficients agree with lift coefficients obtained in previous test of the same model, except for the maximum lifts with flap deflection. Pressure distribution measurements were made at Reynolds Number of about 6,000,000.
Date: January 1942
Creator: Abbott, Ira H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pressure-distribution measurements of two airfoil models with Fowler flaps submitted by Consolidated Aircraft Corporation as alternative wing sections of the XB-32 airplane

Description: Report presenting pressure distribution measurements on two 24-inch chord models equipped with Fowler flaps in the two-dimensional low-turbulence pressure tunnel. Results regarding pressure-distribution diagrams and normal-force and moment coefficients are provided.
Date: January 1942
Creator: Abbott, Ira H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tests of four models representing intermediate sections of the XB-33 airplane including sections with slotted flap and ailerons

Description: Report presenting testing in the two-dimensional tunnel of four models submitted by the Glenn L. Martin Company as intermediate sections of the wing of the XB-33 airplane. Each airfoil model had different types of flaps or no flaps at all. Results regarding the lift and drag data, lift coefficients, effect of flap positions, aileron effects, drag coefficients, and hinge-moment coefficients are provided.
Date: June 1942
Creator: Abbott, Ira H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lift and Drag Tests of Three Airfoil Models With Fowler Flaps Submitted by Consolidated Aircraft Corporation

Description: Report presenting lift and drag tests made in the two-dimensional tunnel of three airfoil models. The models represented intermediate sections on alternative wings of the XB-32 airplane and were equipped with 0.30 Fowler flaps. Results regarding the Davis model, the C.A.C. model, and low-drag model are provided.
Date: December 1941
Creator: Abbott, Ira H. & Turner, Harold R., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tests of a 1/14-scale powered model of the XB-36 airplane in the Langley 19-foot pressure tunnel 1: stalling characteristics and aileron effectiveness of several wing and flap arrangements

Description: Report discussing an investigation into the stalling characteristics, aileron effectiveness, and longitudinal stability of a scale model of the XB-36 airplane. The model was tested with the original configuration as well as with several modifications to the outboard panels and flap arrangement.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Alexander, S. R. & Sivells, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The effect of compression ratio on knock limits of high-performance fuels in a CFR engine 1: blends of triptane and 28-R fuel

Description: Report discussing the knock-limited performance of blends of triptane and 28-R fuel in an F-4 engine at three sets of conditions and three compression ratios. The knock limits of the triptane blends were more sensitive to compression ratio than the 28-R fuel, and the sensitivities of the blends increased as the severity of other engine conditions increased.
Date: October 1944
Creator: Alquist, Henry E. & Tower, Leonard K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effect of Compression Ratio on Knock Limits of High-Performance Fuels in a CFR Engine 2: Blends of 2,2,3-Trimethylpentane with 28-R

Description: "The knock-limited performance of blends of 0,50; and 100 percent by volume of 2,2,3-trimethylpentane in 28-R fuel determined with a modified F-4 engine at three sets of conditions varying from severe to mild at each of three compression ratios (6.0, 8.0, and 10.0). A comparison of the knock-limited performance of 2,2,3-trimethylpentane with that of triptane (2,2,3-trimethylbutane) is included. The knock-Limited performance of 2,2,3-trimethylpontane was usually more sensitive to either compression ratio or inlet-air temperature than 28-R fuel, but the ratio of the knock-limited indicated mean effective pressure of a given blend containing 2,2,3-trimethypentane and 28-R to the indicated mean effective pressure of 28-R alone was not greatly affected by compression ratio if the engine operating conditions were mild" (p. 1).
Date: January 1945
Creator: Alquist, Henry E. & Tower, Leonard K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The effect of compression ratio on knock limits of high-performance fuels in a CFR engine 3: blends of 2,3-dimethylpentane with 28-R

Description: Report discussing the knock-limited performance of blends of 2,3-dimethylpentane and 23-R fuel in an F-4 engine at three sets of conditions and three compression ratios. The knock-limited performance of 2,3-dimethylpentane has about the same sensitivity to compression ratio and inlet-air temperature as 28-R fuel.
Date: February 10, 1945
Creator: Alquist, Henry E. & Tower, Leonard K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knock-limited performance of blends of AN-F-28 fuel containing 2 percent aromatic amines 3

Description: Report presenting tests to investigate the effect of 2-percent additions of nine aromatic amines on the knock-limited performance of AN-N-28 (28-R) fuel. The results of the testing of antiknock effectivneess of the 27 aromatic amines obtained to date in the program are also summarized.
Date: August 1944
Creator: Alquist, Henry E. & Tower, Leonard K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Knock-limited performance of blends of AN-F-28 fuel containing 2 percent aromatic amines 4

Description: Report discussing tests on the effect of 2-percent additions of 13 aromatic amines on the knock-limited performance of 28-R fuel in a CFR engine. The amines tested gave good rich mixture response at standard F-4 operating conditions, but were sensitive to engine severity at lean fuel-air ratios.
Date: December 21, 1944
Creator: Alquist, Henry E. & Tower, Leonard K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-tunnel investigation of a section of the horizontal tail surface for the Bell XP-63 airplane

Description: Report presenting force tests conducted on a model of a section of the XP-63 horizontal tail surface in the 4- by 6-foot closed-throat vertical wing tunnel. The angle-of-attack range was from the negative to the positive stall for all flap deflections.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Ames, Milton B., Jr. & Hoggard, H. Page, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tests of NACA 65(216)-420 and 66(218)-420 Airfoils at High Speeds

Description: Report presenting wind tunnel tests of NACA 65(216)-420 and 66(218)-420 airfoils at speeds up to and slightly above the critical. Section coefficients of lift, drag, and pitching-moment and extensive pressure-distribution data are presented. The critical speed for these airfoils at their design life coefficient of 0.4 is shown to be about 460 miles per hour at seal level and about 415 miles per hour at 25,000 feet altitude.
Date: April 10, 1944
Creator: Anderson, Joseph L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-speed wind-tunnel tests of a twin-fuselage pursuit airplane

Description: Report discussing the aerodynamic characteristics of a twin-fuselage pursuit airplane model, especially at high speeds. Information about the force data and critical Mach numbers for parts of the model is provided. Suggestions for increasing the Mach number of divergence by making modifications to the wing-fuselage fillets and external shape of the radiator are also included.
Date: April 24, 1946
Creator: Anderson, Joseph L. & Tkac, Victor B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pressure distribution measurements on various surfaces of a 0.2375-scale model of the Douglas XA-26 airplane in the 19-foot pressure tunnel

Description: Report presenting pressure-distribution measurements on a scale model of the Douglas XA-26 airplane as obtained in the 19-foot pressure tunnel. The measurements were made on the spinner-cowl-nacelle assembly and the fuselage for a range of angles of yaw and angles of attack.
Date: October 1943
Creator: Ashworth, C. Dixon
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tests of a 0.30 scale semispan model of the Douglas XTB2D-1 airplane wing and fuselage combination in the NACA 19-foot pressure tunnel 1: full-span flap and air-brake investigation

Description: Report presenting testing in the 19-foot pressure tunnel of a scale semispan model of the XTB2D-1 airplane wing and fuselage combination. The purpose of the investigation was to determine the optimum position of the double-slotted flap, the characteristics of the full-span flaps at various deflections in their fully extended position, the effectiveness of deflecting the full-span flaps to small positive angles as a camber changing feature, the stalling characteristics of the wing, and the effectiveness of the flap as a brake when deflected to negative angles.
Date: September 1944
Creator: Ashworth, C. Dixon; Spooner, Stanley H. & Russell, Robert T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic tests of an M-31 bomb in the 8-foot high-speed tunnel

Description: Report presenting aerodynamic tests of a 300-pound M-31 demolition bomb. Force tests at a range of angles of attack were made at Mach number 0.725, which corresponds to a speed of 810 feet per second at sea level. Results regard the drag, lift, and pitching moment are provided.
Date: August 1942
Creator: Baals, Donald D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air-Flow and Performance Characteristics of Engine-Stage Supercharger of a Double-Row Radial Aircraft Engine 2: Effect of Design Variables

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the effect of the location of the diffuser vanes with respect to the supercharger outlets and the effect of flow conditions at the impeller inlet on the air-flow distribution in the outlets of the engine-stage supercharger of an 18-cylinder double-row radial aircraft engine. The effect of flow conditions at the impeller inlet was investigated by distorting the flow at the inlet and noting the effect in the supercharger outlets. Results regarding the diffuser effect and inlet effect are provided.
Date: August 1946
Creator: Baas, Edmund J. & Dugan, Paul D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An estimate of the effect of engine supercharging on the take-off thrust of a typical helicopter at different altitudes and temperatures

Description: Report discussing the effects of supercharging on the take-off thrust and useful load for a typical helicopter. Performance of the engine with the supercharger and on the rotor thrust is detailed.
Date: March 1945
Creator: Bailey, F. J., Jr. & Voglewede, T. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Speed Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Four-Engine Bomber Airplane as Determined From Tests of a 0.075-Scale Model

Description: Report presenting tests of airplane models that included investigations to determine the longitudinal stability and control, effects of various constituent parts or their modification on longitudinal stability and control, critical speed, and distribution of wing load. Some of the changes made in attempts to improve longitudinal control and to increase critical speed included auxiliary control flaps on the lower surface of the wing, revision of the windshield, increase in dimensions of outboard nacelles, and alteration in profile of wing leading edge.
Date: January 1944
Creator: Barnes, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

High-Speed Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Four-Engine Transport Airplane as Determined From Tests of a 0.075-Scale Model

Description: Report presenting tests made in order to determine the differences in high-speed aerodynamic characteristics between models of a four-engine transport airplane and a similar bomber airplane. The main conclusion found is that the critical Mach number of the transport model is about 0.05 less than that of the bomber model.
Date: January 1944
Creator: Barnes, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department