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Preliminary Full-Scale Wind-Tunnel Investigation of Wing Ducts for Radiators, Special Report

Description: "Wing ducts for liquid-cooled engine radiators have been investigated in the N.A.C.A. full-scale wind tunnel on a large model airplane. The tests were made to determine the relative merits of several types of duct and radiator installations for an airplane of a particular design. In the test program the principal duct dimensions were systematically varied, and the results are therefore somewhat applicable to the general problems of wing duct design, although they should be considered as preliminary and only indicative of the inherent possibilities" (p. 1).
Date: March 1938
Creator: Silverstein, Abe & Nickle, F. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Torsional and Bending Deflection of Full-Scale Duralumin Propeller Blades Under Normal Operating Conditions, Special Report

Description: "The torsional deflection of the blades of three full-scale duralumin propellers operating under various loading conditions was measured by a light-beam method. Angular bending deflections were also obtained as an incidental part of the study. The deflection measurements showed that the usual present-day type of propeller blades twisted but a negligible amount under ordinary flight conditions. A maximum deflection of about 1/10th of a degree was found at V/nD of 0.3 and a smaller deflection at higher values of V/nD for the station at 0.70 radius" (p. 1).
Date: March 1938
Creator: Hartman, Edwin P. & Biermann, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Statistics of the Bureau Veritas

Description: "Statistics are indispensable factors for the amelioration of safety. Through the reconciliation of accidents which may appear isolated to interested parties, they permit tracking of typical causes of accidents; conversely, they can prevent, after a serious accident due to some fortuitous cause, the taking of incautious measures under the pressure of public opinion, which always inclines to gauge the gravity of the causes by that of the results. Lastly, they permit appraisal of the efficacy of rules in force. We should add that statistics provide an agency of prevention for future accidents" (p. 1).
Date: March 1932
Creator: Volmerange, André
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Determination of Flight Paths of an SBD-1 Airplane in Simulated Diving Attacks, Special Report

Description: An investigation has been made to determine the motions of and the flight paths describe by a Navy dive-bombing airplane in simulated diving attacks. The data necessary to evaluate these items, with the exception of the atmospheric wind data, were obtained from automatic recording instruments installed entirely within the airplane. The atmospheric wind data were obtained from the ground by the balloon-theodolite method. The results of typical dives at various dive angles are presented in the form of time histories of the motion of the airplane as well as flight paths calculated with respect to still air and with respect to the ground.
Date: March 1943
Creator: Johnson, Harold I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Correction of Profile-Drag Results From Variable-Density Tunnel and the Effect on the Choice of Wing-Section Thickness

Description: "Profile-drag coefficients published from tests in the N.A.C.A. variable-density tunnel (Technical Reports Nos. 460, 537, 586, and 610, references 1 to 4) have tended to appear high as compared with results from the N.A.C.A. full-scale tunnel (Technical Report No. 530, reference 5) and from foreign sources (references 6 to 8). Such discrepancies were considered in Technical Report No. 586, and corrections for turbulence and tip effects were derived that tended to reduce the profile-drag coefficients, particularly for the thicker airfoils. The corrected profile-drag coefficients, designated by the lower-case symbol cdo as contrasted with the older CDO, have been employed in the airfoil reports published since Technical Report No. 460, but even these corrected results continued to appear high, particularly for the thicker sections" (p. 1).
Date: March 18, 1938
Creator: Jacobs, Eastman N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of an Electrically Heated Airplane Windshield for Ice Prevention, Special Report

Description: "A study was made at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Laboratory of the operation of an electrically heated glass panel, which simulated a segment of an airplane windshield, to determine if ice formations, which usually result in the loss of visibility, could be prevented. Tests were made in the 7- by 3-foot ice tunnel, and in flight, under artificially created ice-forming conditions. Ice was prevented from forming on the windshield model in the tunnel by 1.25 watts of power per square inch with the air temperature at 23 F and a velocity of 80 miles per hour" (p. 1).
Date: March 1939
Creator: Rodert, Lewis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Full-Scale Wind-Tunnel Investigation of Wing-Cooling Ducts Effects of Propeller Slipstream, Special Report

Description: Report presenting an investigation of finite span wing-cooling ducts that has been extended to include a study of the effects of slipstream on the duct characteristics. The results indicated that the propeller slipstream is effective in generating a flow of air through the ducts of the ground condition.
Date: March 1939
Creator: Nickle, F. R. & Freeman, Arthur B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department