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Report of the Thirtieth National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1940

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: 1941
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report of the Thirty-First National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1941

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: 1941
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Annual Report of Research and Technologic Work on Coal: Fiscal Year 1941

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the annual report over the research and technology of coal during 1941. As stated in the foreword, "these investigations increase our fund of exact knowledge on the properties and composition of American coals and lead to better methods in mining, preparing, storing, and utilizing coal" (p. 4). This report includes tables, illustrations, photographs, and a map.
Date: November 1941
Creator: Fieldner, Arno Carl & Schmidt, L. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attwater's Prairie Chicken, its Life History and Management

Description: Summary of the Attwater's prairie chicken, including differences versus other prairie chickens, habits, habitat, limiting factors, management, and threat of extinction due to exploitation by man.
Date: 1941
Creator: Lehmann, Valgene W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mining Practices and Safety at the Lava Cap Gold Mining Corporation Mines, Nevada City-Grass Valley District, California

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing mining safety in the Grass Valley mining district. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of this paper is not to present an outstanding safety record but to show that gold mining can be pursued with the same degree of safety and improvement as any other industry, if and when the management recognizes that it can and must be done" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1941
Creator: Ash, S. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analyses of Washington Coals: Supplement to Technical Paper 491

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the technological advances made in the mining industry between 1931 and 1941. Mechanized methods for mining operations are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and a map.
Date: 1941
Creator: Yancey, H. F. & Geer, M. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Collecting and Examining Subsurface Samples of Petroleum

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing subsurface samples of petroleum. As stated in the scope of report, "the Bureau of Mines has developed special equipment and procedures for obtaining samples of petroleum under pressure from the bottom of wells and for examining these samples in the laboratory" (p. 4). This report includes tables, illustrations, and a photograph.
Date: 1941
Creator: Grandone, Peter & Cook, Alton B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States, 1938

Description: Report compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Mines including statistics on fatal and non-fatal accidents in coal mines located in the United States as well as data regarding the various operations (e.g., number of miners employed and average production). The information is organized into tables for comparison and the text draws some overall conclusions in the summary.
Date: 1941
Creator: Adams, W. W.; Geyer, L. E. & Parry, M. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quarry Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1939

Description: Report published by the U.S. Bureau of Mines which is a compilation of accidents in quarries located in the United States with data regarding the number and kinds of accidents as well as information about the mining operations (e.g., number of men employed, kinds of quarries, amount of work performed, etc.).
Date: 1941
Creator: Adams, William W. & Wrenn, Virginia E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Some Essential Safety Factors in Tunneling

Description: From Purpose of Report: "This paper is based partly upon the authors' observations and partly upon studies of tunnel driving; these cover essentially all types of tunnels in various parts of the United States during the past 25 years."
Date: 1941
Creator: Harrington, D. & Ash, S. H. (Simon Harry), b. 1889
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metal- and Nonmetal-Mine Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1939 (Excluding Coal Mines)

Description: Report published by the U.S. Bureau of Mines regarding accidents at mines located in the United States for all operations except coal mines. The report includes statistics about the number and kinds of accidents as well as information about the mining operations (i.e., number of persons employed, average amount of work performed per person, etc.).
Date: 1941
Creator: Adams, William W. & Kolhos, Mary E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Intercrystalline Cracking of Boiler Steel and Its Prevention

Description: From Introduction: "This paper summarizes results of the investigation, presenting experimental detail only when it will clarify or emphasize an important point."
Date: 1941
Creator: Schroeder, W. C. & Berk, A. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metal-Mine Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1938

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines covering accidents that happened in metal mines located in the United States including statistics for injuries, fatalities, kinds and causes of accidents, and operational data, such as number of mine workers and shifts worked.
Date: 1941
Creator: Adams, William W. & Kolhos, Mary E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Contributions to the Data on Theoretical Metallurgy: [Part] 9. The Entropies of Inorganic Substances. Revision (1940) of Data and Methods of Calculation

Description: From Introduction: "This bulletin originally was planned as a second revision of the first member of this series, the first revision (249) having appeared in 1936; however, because of requests for the explanatory, section of the first bulletin from those teaching thermodynamics, it was decided to combine the information in the first bulletin and its revision with the data that have appeared since 1935 and to repeat the explanatory material in somewhat more detail. The purpose of this bulletin is therefore to give the available values of the entropies at 298.1 degrees K. of the elements and inorganic compounds, together with enough explanation of the methods employed in calculating entropies to make the results comprehensible."
Date: 1941
Creator: Kelley, K. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic Factors Affecting the Ability of a Pilot to Return an Airplane to Level From a Banked Attitude by Use of the Rudder Alone and Without Change of Heading

Description: Report presenting a study of the aerodynamic factors upon which the ability to perform the maneuver depends in an attempt to obtain a better understanding of the conditions involved and, if possible, to evolve criterions that may be used during design.
Date: October 1941
Creator: Harmon, S. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bending of Rectangular Plates With Large Deflections

Description: "The solution of Von Karman's fundamental equations for large deflections of plates is presented for the case of a simply supported rectangular plate under combined edge compression and lateral loading. Numerical solutions are given for square plates and for rectangular plates with a width-span ratio of 3:1. The effective widths under edge compression are compared with effective widths according to Von Karman, Bengston, Marguerre, and Cox and with experimental results by Ramberg, Mcpherson, and Levy" (p. 1).
Date: May 27, 1941
Creator: Levy, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air Transport by Gliders: Some Technical Observations

Description: This short analysis may be useful in determining the real tactical possibilities of "glider trains" and in adopting the course to be followed in possible studies of these questions. In this analysis most prominent are: (a) the power required for the train in level flight; (b) its speed; (c) climb; and (d) the type of airplane best suited for towing as well as design requirements for transport gliders.
Date: June 1941
Creator: Stepniewski, Wieslaw
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Measurements of the Elevator Deflections Used in Landings of Several Airplanes

Description: "A collection of data on the elevator deflections used in landings of several airplanes is presented in tabular form. The physical characteristics of these airplanes are also given. The elevator deflections used in landing some airplanes was found to be as much as 14.4 degrees greater than that used to stall under the same flight and loading conditions" (p. 1).
Date: November 1941
Creator: Vensel, Joseph R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Supplement to Comparison of Automatic Control Systems

Description: "This analysis deals with the indirect regulator, wherefrom the behavior of the direct regulator is deduced as a limiting case. The prime mover is looked upon as "independent of the load": a change in the adjusting power (to be applied) for the control link (as, for example, in relation to the adjusting path (eta) with pressure valves or the rudder of vessels) does not modify the actions of the prime mover. Mass forces and friction are discounted; "clearance" also is discounted in the transmission links of the regulator" (p. 1).
Date: August 1941
Creator: Oppelt, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tests of Bell XP-63 Low-Drag Wing Model With Split Flap

Description: Report presenting tests on the Bell XP-63 wing root section fitted with an 0.18c split flap hinged at approximately 0.805c on the lower surface. The tests were conducted to determine the effect of a 10 degree deflection of the split flap on the drag characteristics of the model at low lift coefficients.
Date: September 1941
Creator: Underwood, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department