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The Aerodynamic Forces and Moments Exerted on a Spinning Model of the NY-1 Airplane as Measured by the Spinning Balance

Description: From Summary: "A preliminary investigation of the effects of changes in the elevator and rudder settings and of small changes in attitude upon the aerodynamic forces and moments exerted upon a spinning airplane was undertaken with the spinning balance in the 5-foot vertical tunnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The tests were made on a 1/12-scale model of the "NY-1" airplane. Data by which to fix the attitude, the radius of spin, and the rotational and air velocities were taken from recorded spins of the full-scale airplane."
Date: February 7, 1933
Creator: Bamber, M. J. & Zimmerman, C. H.
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

Mercerization of Cotton for Strength With Special Reference to Aircraft Cloth

Description: The object of the present investigation was to determine the conditions for mercerizing cotton yarn to obtain the maximum strength for a given weight. Apparatus for controlling the variables was built and yarns were mercerized with it under systematically varied conditions of tension, time, temperature, and concentration of caustic soda. The strongest conclusion to be drawn from this work is that the strongest mercerized yarn of a given count from a given quality of cotton is obtained under certain conditions specified in this report.
Date: February 1933
Creator: Wilkie, J. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Process of Separation in the Turbulent Friction Layer

Description: "The separation of the flow which occurs at large angles of attack on the suction side of an airplane wing is attributable to phenomena in the flowing fluid layer adjacent to the surface; the fluid particles slowed up by the friction on the surface can no longer advance against an unduly great pressure rise. It is of vital importance that there exist two types of flow - laminar and turbulent - in the fluid layer flowing in the immediate vicinity of a body. According to Prandtl, by whom the whole theory was developed, we speak in the first case of a laminar boundary layer, in the second, of a turbulent friction layer" (p. 1).
Date: February 1933
Creator: Gruschwitz, E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Relative loading on biplane wings

Description: Recent improvements in stress analysis methods have made it necessary to revise and to extend the loading curves to cover all conditions of flight. This report is concerned with a study of existing biplane data by combining the experimental and theoretical data to derive a series of curves from which the lift curves of the individual wings of a biplane may be obtained.
Date: February 15, 1933
Creator: Diehl, Walter S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind Tunnel Research Comparing Lateral Control Devices, Particularly at High Angles of Attack 8: Straight and Skewed Ailerons on Wings With Rounded Tips

Description: Tests showed the effect of the ailerons and the tip shapes on the general performance of the wing, as well as on the lateral control and stability characteristics. The hinge moments were not measured but the approximate values are given in the first report of the series.
Date: February 1933
Creator: Weick, Fred E. & Shortal, Joseph A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Tunnel Research Comparing Lateral Control Devices, Particularly at High Angles of Attack 9: Tapered Wings With Ordinary Ailerons

Description: Tests were made with ordinary flap-type ailerons on two wings with different amounts of taper, one medium and the other extreme. On each wing both medium sized tapered ailerons and short wide tapered ailerons were tested.
Date: February 1933
Creator: Weick, Fred E. & Wenzinger, Carl J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department