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Comparison of Theory With Experiment in the Phenomenon of Wing Flutter

Description: Direct measurements were undertaken at the Aeronautics Laboratory in Turin of the aerodynamic actions on an oscillating wing. The tests conducted had as their essential object the examination of the operation of apparatus designed for this measurement. The values experimentally obtained for the aerodynamic coefficients are in good agreement with the theory of oscillatory motion of the wing of finite span and show clear deviation from the values obtained by theory of plane motion.
Date: February 1939
Creator: Cicala, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Comper C(La)7 "Swift" Airplane (English): A High-Wing Single-Seat Monoplane

Description: Circular describing the Comper C(La)7 Swift airplane, which is a high-wing single-seat monoplane with performance equal to that of a modern two-seat light airplane. Details of the view, aerodynamic design, wing, landing gear, cockpit, fuel tanks, engine, characteristics, drawings, and photographs are provided.
Date: February 1930
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A complete tank test of a flying-boat hull with a pointed step - N.A.C.A. Model No. 22

Description: "The results of a complete tank test of a model of a flying-boat hull of unconventional form, having a deep pointed step, are presented in this note. The advantage of the pointed-step type over the usual forms of flying-boat hulls with respect to resistance at high speeds is pointed out. A take-off example using the data from these tests is worked out, and the results are compared with those of an example in which the test data for a hull of the type in general use in the United States are applied to a flying boat having the same design specifications. A definite saving in take-off run is shown by the pointed-step type" (p. 1).
Date: February 1934
Creator: Shoemaker, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Considerations of the Take-Off Problem

Description: Many technical papers on the various phases of airplane take-off have been published. Frequently, however, there appear new ideas which affect only particular scattered phases of the subject and which do not receive individual publication. It is the purpose of this paper to present several ideas of this nature which may be of considerable aid in calculating take-off performance and one idea which should correct what appears to be a popular misconception of the importance of static propeller thrust.
Date: February 1936
Creator: Hartman, Edwin P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Date Growing in the United States.

Description: Describes the varieties of dates grown in the United States. Provides recommendations for growing dates and controlling the diseases and pests that affect them.
Date: February 1939
Creator: Nixon, Roy W. (Roy Wesley), b. 1895 & Moore, Dewey Chester, 1901-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Dewoitine D.30 Commercial Airplane (French): A High-Wing Cantilever Monoplane

Description: Circular describing the Dewoitine D.30, which is a commercial high-wing cantilever monoplane. Details of the wing, fuselage, tail surfaces, landing gear, flight controls, electrical equipment, sending-receiving wireless installation, power plant, characteristics, performance, drawings, and photographs are provided.
Date: February 1931
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disintegration of a Liquid Jet

Description: This report presents an experimental determination of the process of disintegration and atomization in its simplest form, and the influence of the physical properties of the liquid to be atomized on the disintegration of the jet. Particular attention was paid to the investigation of the process of atomization.
Date: February 1932
Creator: Haenlein, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The drag of airplane wheels, wheel fairings, and landing gears - 1

Description: This report presents the results of tests made in the 7-by 10-foot wind tunnel and in the 20-foot tunnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics to determine the drag of a number of airplane wheels, wheel fairings, and landing gears designed or selected for an airplane of 3,000 pounds gross weight. All tests were made on full-size models; those in the 7-by 10-foot tunnel were made at air speeds up to 80 miles per hour and those in the 20-foot tunnel were made at air speeds up to 100 miles per hour. Although most of the landing-gear tests were made in conjunction with a fuselage and at 0 degree pitch angle, some of the tests were made in conjunction with fuselage plus wings and a radial air-cooled engine and at pitch angles from -5 degrees to 6 degrees to obtain an indication of the general effect of these various items on landing-gear drag.
Date: February 9, 1934
Creator: Herrnstein, William H., Jr. & Biermann, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dwarf Fruits.

Description: Describes methods for propagating dwarf fruit trees, and the steps necessary to maintain them.
Date: February 1939
Creator: Gould, H. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of aging on taut rubber diaphragms

Description: As part of an investigation of special compositions of rubber suitable for use as diaphragms for aircraft instruments, six samples were used as taut diaphragms in instruments and allowed to age for five years. Two of the instruments were in operating condition after this period of time and one had remarkably little change in performance. In making the rubber tetraethyl thorium disulfide was employed as a vulcanizing agent.
Date: February 1932
Creator: Strother, D. H. & Henrickson, H. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of aileron displacement on wing characteristics

Description: The effect of aileron displacement on wing characteristics has been investigated for the Clark Y and the U.S.A. 27 wing sections equipped with rectangular ailerons. The airfoils, rectangular in plan, and having a 10 inch chord and 60 inch span, were mounted on a model fuselage.
Date: February 1933
Creator: Heald, R. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of Fuselage and Engine Nacelles on Some Aerodynamic Properties of an Airplane Wing

Description: "With the aid of the method of J. Lotz, the writer undertook to solve theoretically the lift distribution along the span of an airplane wing, when the outline of the wing is uneven. This problem arises in the case of a mid-wing monoplane with embedded engine nacelles. The fuselage and the nacelles were considered as aerodynamically profiled, that is, as lift-producing parts. The task was therefore to determine not only the disturbance caused by the fuselage and nacelles, but also their share in the total lift of the wing" (p. 1).
Date: February 1934
Creator: Vladea, Joan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effect of Humidity on Engine Power at Altitude

Description: "From tests made in the altitude chamber of the Bureau of Standards, it was found that the effect of humidity on engine power is the same at altitudes up to 25,000 feet as at sea level. Earlier tests on automotive engines, made under sea-level conditions, showed that water vapor acts as an inert diluent, reducing engine power in proportion to the amount of vapor present. By combining the effects of atmospheric pressure, temperature, and humidity, it is shown that the indicated power obtainable from an engine is proportional to its mass rate of consumption of oxygen" (p. 523).
Date: February 24, 1932
Creator: Brooks, D. B. & Garlock, E. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of moderate air flow on the distribution of fuel sprays after injection cut-off

Description: "High-speed motion pictures were taken of fuel sprays with the NACA spray-photographic apparatus to study the distribution of the liquid fuel from the instant of injection cut-off until about 0.05 second later. The fuel was injected into a glass-walled chamber in which the air density was varied from 1 to 13 times atmospheric air density (0.0765 to 0.99 pound per cubic foot) and in which the air was at room temperature. The air in the chamber was set in motion by means of a fan, and was directed counter to the spray at velocities up to 27 feet per second" (p. 163).
Date: February 14, 1934
Creator: Rothrock, A. M. & Spencer, R. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The effect of nozzle design and operating conditions on the atomization and distribution of fuel sprays

Description: The atomization and distribution characteristics of fuel sprays from automatic injection valves for compression-ignition engines were determined by catching the fuel drops on smoked-glass plates, and then measuring and counting the impressions made in the lampblack. The experiments were made in an air-tight chamber in which the air density was raised to values corresponding to engine conditions.
Date: February 19, 1932
Creator: Lee, Dana W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effect of Surface Irregularities on Wing Drag 1 - Rivets and Spot Welds

Description: "Tests have been conducted in the NACA 8-foot high-speed wind tunnel to determine the effect of exposed rivet heads and spot welds on wing drag. Most of the tests were made with an airfoil of 5-foot chord. The air speed was varied from 80 to 500 miles per hour and the lift coefficient from 0 to 0.30" (p. 1).
Date: February 1938
Creator: Hood, Manley J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effect of Surface Irregularities on Wing Drag 2 - Lap Joints

Description: Tests have been made in the NACA 8-foot high-speed wind tunnel of the drag caused by four types of lap joint. The tests were made on an airfoil of NACA 23012 section and 5-foot chord and covered in a range of speeds from 80 to 500 miles per hour and lift coefficients from 0 to 0.30. The increases in profile drag caused by representative arrangements of laps varied from 4 to 9%. When there were protruding rivet heads on the surface, the addition of laps increased the drag only slightly. Laps on the forward part of a wing increased the drag considerably more than those farther back.
Date: February 1938
Creator: Hood, Manley J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effect of Surface Irregularities on Wing Drag 3 - Roughness

Description: "Tests have been made in the N.A.C.A. 8-foot high-speed wind tunnel of the drag caused by roughness on the surface of an airfoil of N.A.C.A. 23012 section and 5-foot chord. The tests were made at speeds from 80 to 500 miles per hour at lift coefficients from 0 to 0.30. For conditions corresponding to high-speed flight, the increase in the drag was 30 percent of the profile drag of the smooth airfoil for the roughness produced by spray painting and 63 percent for the roughness produced. by 0.0037-inch carborundum grains" (p. 1).
Date: February 1938
Creator: Hood, Manley J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effect of Surface Irregularities on Wing Drag 4 - Manufacturing Irregularities

Description: "Tests were made in the NACA 8-foot high speed wind tunnel of a metal-covered, riveted, 'service' wing of average workmanship to determine the aerodynamic effects of the manufacturing irregularities incident to shop fabrication. The wing was of 5-foot chord and of NACA 23012 section and was tested in the low-lift range at speeds from 90 to 450 miles per hour corresponding to Reynolds numbers from 4,000,000 to 18,000,000. At a cruising condition the drag of the service wing was 46% higher than the drag of a smooth airfoil, whereas the drag of an accurately constructed airfoil having the same arrangement of 3/32-inch brazier-head rivets and lap joints showed a 29% increase" (p. 1).
Date: February 1938
Creator: Robinson, Russell G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of the Reservoir Volume on the Discharge Pressures in the Injection System of the N.A.C.A. Spray Photography Equipment

Description: "Tests were made to determine the effect of the reservoir volume on the discharge pressures in the injection system of the N.A.C.A. spray photography equipment. The data obtained are applicable to the design of a common rail fuel-injection system. The data show that an injection system of the type described can be designed so that not more than full load fuel quantity can be injected into the engine cylinders, and so that the fuel spray characteristics remain constant over a large range of engine speeds" (p. 1).
Date: February 1932
Creator: Rothrock, A. M. & Lee, D. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The effect of valve timing upon the performance of a supercharged engine at altitude and an unsupercharged engine at sea level

Description: This investigation was conducted to determine the comparative effects of valve timing on the performance of an unsupercharged engine at sea level and a supercharged engine at altitude. The tests were conducted on the NACA universal test engine. The timing of the four valve events was varied over a wide range; the engine speeds were varied between 1,050 and 1,500 r.p.m.; the compression ratios were varied between 4.35:1 and 7.35:1. The conditions of exhaust pressure and carburetor pressure of a supercharged engine were simulated for altitudes between 0 and 18,000 feet. The results show that optimum valve timing for a supercharged engine at an altitude of 18,000 feet differs slightly from that for an unsupercharged engine at sea level. A small increase in power is obtained by using the optimum timing for 18,000 feet for altitudes above 5,000 feet. The timing of the intake opening and exhaust closing becomes more critical as the compression ratio is increased.
Date: February 4, 1931
Creator: Schey, Oscar W. & Biermann, Arnold E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department