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The comparative performance of an aviation engine at normal and high inlet air temperatures

Description: "This report presents some results obtained during an investigation to determine the effect of high inlet air temperature on the performance of a Liberty 12 aviation engine. The purpose of this investigation was to ascertain, for normal service carburetor adjustments and a fixed ignition advance, the relation between power and temperature for the range of carburetor air temperatures that may be encountered when supercharging to sea level pressure at altitudes of over 20,000 feet and without intercooling when using plain aviation gasoline and mixtures of benzol and gasoline" (p. 409).
Date: February 11, 1927
Creator: Gardiner, Arthur W. & Schey, Oscar W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Duralumin Welding

Description: Gas and electric welding of duralumin are discussed. Some of the elements that go into determining a successful weld and inspecting for faults are also described.
Date: February 1927
Creator: Nelson, Wm.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Measurement of Pressure Through Tubes in Pressure Distribution Tests

Description: "The tests described in this report were made to determine the error caused by using small tubes to connect orifices on the surface of aircraft to central pressure capsules in making pressure distribution tests. Aluminum tubes of 3/16-inch inside diameter were used to determine this error. Lengths from 20 feet to 226 feet and pressures whose maxima varied from 2 inches to 140 inches of water were used. Single-pressure impulses for which the time of rise of pressure from zero to a maximum varied from 0.25 second to 3 seconds were investigated" (p. 303).
Date: February 23, 1927
Creator: Hemke, Paul E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

On the Mutual Reaction of Wings and Body

Description: "At the suggestion of Professor Von Karman, I have made a few theoretical investigations of the mutual reaction of the wings and body of an airplane. There was assumed as the basis of my calculations, a strongly idealized body shape, namely, a cylinder extended to infinity at both ends and having its axis parallel to the direction of motion of the airplane. The results are to be regarded as rough approximations for a long airplane body and also for an airship with fins. In my calculations, I have considered only a monoplane in which the axis of the wing is rectilinear" (p. 1).
Date: February 1927
Creator: Lennertz, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The relative performance obtained with several methods of control of an overcompressed engine using gasoline

Description: "This report presents some results obtained during an investigation to determine the relative characteristics for several methods of control of an overcompressed engine using gasoline and operating under sea-level conditions. For this work, a special single cylinder test engine, 5-inch bore by 7-inch stroke, and designed for ready adjustment of compression ratio, valve timing and valve lift while running, was used. This engine has been fully described in NACA-TR-250. Tests were made at an engine speed of 1,400 R. P. M. for compression ratios ranging from 4.0 to 7.6" (p. 329).
Date: February 25, 1927
Creator: Gardiner, Arthur W. & Whedon, William E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Researches on ailerons and especially on the test loads to which they should be subjected

Description: Aileron calculations have hitherto given greatly differing results according to different authors. It seems to be the general opinion that it is only necessary to give the ailerons such dimensions that the airplane can maneuver well, that the stresses they must undergo are relatively small, and that they are strong enough if their framework is of the order of strength as the wings to which they are attached. This article will show that the problem is really quite complex and that it should receive more attention.
Date: February 1927
Creator: Sabatier, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department