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Air flow around finned cylinders

Description: Report presents the results of a study made to determine the air-flow characteristics around finned cylinders. Air-flow distribution is given for a smooth cylinder, for a finned cylinder having several fin spacings and fin widths, and for a cylinder with several types of baffle with various entrance and exit shapes. The results of these tests show: that flow characteristics around a cylinder are not so critical to changes in fin width as they are to fin spacing; that the entrance of the baffle has a marked influence on its efficiency; that properly designed baffles increase the air flow over the rear of the cylinder; and that these tests check those of heat-transfer tests in the choice of the best baffle.
Date: November 7, 1935
Creator: Brevoort, M. J. & Rollin, Vern G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Determination of Longitudinal Stability of the Bell X-1 Airplane From Transient Responses at Mach Numbers Up to 1.12 at Lift Coefficients of 0.3 and 0.6

Description: Report presenting an analysis of a number of free-flight transient responses resulting from small stabilizer movements obtained during testing of the Bell X-1 airplane to obtain its longitudinal stability characteristics. A comparison of flight data and model test data is also provided.
Date: November 7, 1950
Creator: Angle, Ellwyn E. & Holleman, Euclid C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Investigation of Lateral Control Devices for Use With Full-Span Flaps

Description: This report presents the results of flight tests made on five different lateral control devices that appeared adaptable to wings fitted with full span flaps: controllable auxiliary airfoils (airfoils mounted above and forward of the leading edge of the wings), external ailerons (airfoils mounted above the wing and slightly forward of its maximum ordinate), upper-surface ailerons (similar to split trailing-edge flaps except that they constitute the upper surface of the wing), ailerons that retract into the wing when in neutral, and narrow-chord conventional ailerons in combination with a special type of split flap that retracts into the under surface of the wing forward of the ailerons.
Date: November 7, 1934
Creator: Soulé, H. A. & McAvoy, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrodynamic investigation of a 1/13-scale model of the consolidated vultee skate 7 seaplane equipped with twin hydro-skis : TED No. NACA DE 342

Description: Report presenting an investigation in Langley tank no. 2 to determine the hydrodynamic characteristics of the Consolidated Vultee Skate 7 seaplane with twin hydro-skis suitable for use on water or snow. Results regarding the take-off stability in smooth and rough water, landing stability, spray characteristics, and resistance are provided.
Date: November 7, 1951
Creator: McKann, Robert E.; Coffee, Claude W. & Arabian, Donald D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An investigation of three transonic fuselage air inlets at Mach numbers from 0.4 to 0.94 and at a Mach number of 1.19

Description: Report presenting an investigation of three air inlets designed for use at transonic speeds conducted in the 8-foot high-speed tunnel. The basis of the design of the inlets was the use of a nose which was shaped so that substream velocities are maintained on its surface for high-speed operating conditions. Results regarding impact pressure recovery, external pressure distributions, wake-survey drag, supersonic external pressure drag, and design considerations are provided.
Date: November 7, 1950
Creator: Pendley, Robert E.; Robinson, Harold L. & Williams, Claude V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Turbine-Outlet Temperature Distribution of XJ34-WE-32 Turbojet Engine

Description: "Turbine-outlet radial temperature distributions of an XJ34-WE-32 turbojet engine were investigated in the altitude wind tunnel at the NACA Lewis laboratory over a range of pressure altitudes, engine-inlet air temperatures and flight Mach numbers at or near rated engine conditions. From blade stress considerations, the turbine-outlet temperature distribution was considered satisfactory at altitudes up to 25,000 feet at corrected engine speeds corresponding to rated speed (12,500 rpm); however, operation at either higher corrected engine speeds or higher altitudes resulted in an inversion of the turbine temperature distribution that was detrimental to turbine life. Installation of a compressor-outlet mixer greatly improved the turbine radial temperature distribution" (p. 1).
Date: November 7, 1951
Creator: Prince, W. R. & Wintler, J. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measurements of Pressure Drop With No Heat Addition on Mockup Segments of the General Electric Air-Cooled Aircraft Reactor

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation in the Lewis laboratory to obtain pressure-drop data for flow of air with no heat addition through mockups of two reactor segments of the proposed GE aircraft reactor. Pressure-drop data were obtained over a range of Reynolds numbers, air inlet Mach numbers, inlet pressure, and ambient air temperatures. The results indicate that the friction factors, corrected for entrance, vena contracta, momentum, and exit losses are considerably higher at high Reynolds number than those reported for turbulent flow in smooth pipes.
Date: November 7, 1952
Creator: Sams, Eldon W. & Nagey, Tibor F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measurements of Pressure Drop with No Heat Addition on Mockup Segments of the General Electric Air-Cooled Aircraft Reactor

Description: "An investigation was conducted at the NACA Lewis laboratory to obtain pressure-drop data for flow of air with no heat addition through mockups of two reactor segments of the proposed General Electric Company aircraft reactor. Pressure-drop data were obtained over a range of Reynolds numbers from 4000 to 80,000, air inlet Mach numbers from 0.02 to 0.40, inlet pressures up to about 40 inches of mercury absolute, and ambient air temperatures. factors, corrected for entrance, vena contracta, momentum, and exit losses, are considerably higher at the high Reynolds numbers than those reported for turbulent flow in smooth pipes" (p. 1).
Date: November 7, 1952
Creator: Sams, Eldon W. & Nagey, Tibor F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Static longitudinal stability and control of a convertible-type airplane as affected by articulated- and rigid-propeller operation

Description: Report presenting the results of an investigation in the full-scale tunnel of the static longitudinal stability and control of a convertible-type airplane as affected by articulated- and rigid-propeller operation. The investigation included force measurements for a large angle-of-attack range with the all-movable horizontal tail installed and removed.
Date: November 7, 1949
Creator: Lange, Roy H. & McLemore, Huel C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department