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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

Dynamic Similitude in Internal-Combustion Engines

Description: In this report it will be seen that the piston speed - as, moreover, any other speed, such as bearing velocity - must be independent of the quantity dimensions and must be a representative quantity similar to the high speed and the specific weight per horsepower.
Date: May 1941
Creator: Lutz, O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of Propeller Operation on the Pitching Moments of Single-Engine Monoplanes

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the effects of propeller operation on pitching moments with particular reference to the effect of propeller forces, the field of flow in the slipstream, and the increments of lift on the wing and the tail. A procedure, directly applicable only to single-engine monoplanes without flaps, has been set up for predicting the effect of propeller operation on pitching moments as well.
Date: May 1941
Creator: Goett, Harry J. & Pass, H. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Critical Compressive Stress for Flat Rectangular Plates Supported Along all Edges and Elastically Restrained Against Rotation Along the Unloaded Edges

Description: A chart is presented for the values of the coefficient in the formula for the critical compressive stress at which buckling may be expected to occur in flat rectangular plates supported along all edges and, in addition, elastically restrained against rotation along the unloaded edges. The mathematical derivations of the formulas required in the construction of the chart are given.
Date: May 1941
Creator: Lundquist, Eugene E. & Stowell, Elbridge Z.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Restraint Provided a Flat Rectangular Plate by a Sturdy Stiffener Along an Edge of the Plate, Special Report

Description: A sturdy stiffener is defined as a stiffener of such proportions that it does not suffer cross-sectional distortion when moments are applied to some part of the cross section. When such a stiffener is attached to one edge of a plate, it will resist rotation of that edge of the plate by means of its torsional properties. A formula is given for the restraint coefficient provided the plate by such a stiffener. This coefficient is required for the calculation of the critical compressive stress of the plate.
Date: May 1941
Creator: Lundquist, Eugene E. & Stowell, Elbridge Z.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Square Plate With Clamped Edges Under Normal Pressure Producing Large Deflections

Description: "A theoretical analysis is given for the stresses and deflections of a square plate with clamped edges under normal pressure producing large deflections. Values of the bending stress and membrane stress at the center of the plate and at the midpoint of the edge are given for center deflections up to 1.9 times the plate thickness. The shape of the deflected surface is given for low pressures and for the highest pressure considered" (p. 209).
Date: May 24, 1941
Creator: Levy, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stresses and Deflections in Thin Shells and Curved Plates Due to Concentrated and Variously Distributed Loading

Description: Note presenting tests made on cylindrical and spherical shells to determine the local stresses and deflections produced by concentrated and variously distributed loading. The results are correlated with those of earlier experiments, and empirical formulas based on the data are proposed. Data are presented on the effect of severe prestressing on stiffness and on the efficiency of welded lugs of various forms in transmitting a load to a thin shell without producing excessive local stresses.
Date: May 1941
Creator: Roark, Raymond J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spin Tests of Two Models of a Low-Wing Monoplane to Investigate Scale Effect in the Model Test Range

Description: Note presenting testing performed on scale models of a modern low-wing monoplane in the 15-foot free-spinning wind tunnel. Results are presented in the form of charts that afford a direct comparison between the spins of the two models for a number of different conditions. The results indicate that, within the range of Reynolds numbers used in the present investigation, such factors as difficulty of ballasting and testing are more important in determining proper model size than the changes in scale effect likely to result from the use of different sizes of models.
Date: May 1941
Creator: Donlan, Charles J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of Intercooler Characteristics

Description: "A method is presented of comparing the performance, weight, and general dimensional characteristics of inter-coolers. The performance and dimensional characteristics covered in the comparisons are cooling effectiveness, pressure drops and weight flows of the charge and cooling air, power losses, volume, frontal area, and width. A method of presenting intercooler data is described in which two types of charts are plotted; (1) A performance chart setting forth all the important characteristics of a given intercooler and (2) a replot of these characteristics for a number of intercoolers intended to assist in making a selection to satisfy a given set of installation conditions" (p. 1).
Date: May 1941
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cylinder Barrel Cooling With Bonded Preformed Copper Fins

Description: Report presenting testing of preformed copper fins which were furnace-brazed to a steel-cylinder barrel. The barrel was electrically heated and blower-cooled to determine heat overall heat-transfer coefficient. Information regarding potential future adaptations of the fins are provided.
Date: May 1941
Creator: Foster, H. H. & Ellerbrock, H. H., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Heat Transfer in Geometrically Similar Cylinders

Description: The power and heat-stress conditions of geometrically similar engines are discussed. The advantages accruing from smaller cylinder dimensions are higher specific horsepower, lower weight per horsepower, lower piston temperature, and less frontal area, with reduced detonation tendency.
Date: May 1941
Creator: Riekert, P. & Held, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance Characteristics of an Aircraft Engine with Exhaust Turbine Supercharger, Special Report

Description: "The Pratt and Whitney Aircraft company and the Naval Aircraft Factory of the United States Navy cooperated in a laboratory and flight program of tests on an exhaust turbine supercharger. Two series of dynamometer tests of the engine super-charger combination were completed under simulated altitude conditions. One series of hot gas-chamber tests was conducted by the manufacturer of the supercharger" (p. 1).
Date: May 1941
Creator: Lester, E. M. & Paulson, W. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A flight investigation of the boundary-layer characteristics and profile drag of the NACA 35-215 laminar-flow airfoil at high Reynolds numbers

Description: Report presenting testing to determine the boundary layer characteristics and profile drag of the NACA 35-215 airfoil section at high Reynolds numbers. The results indicated that a forward movement of the transition point occurred at about 3 percent of the chord due to operation of the engines and propellers.
Date: May 1941
Creator: Platt, Robert C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spin Tests of a Low-Wing Monoplane to Investigate Scale Effect in the Model Test Range

Description: "Concurrent tests were performed on a 1/16 and a 1/20 scale model (wing spans of 2.64 and 2.11 ft. respectively) of a modern low wing monoplane in the NACA 15 foot free-spinning wind tunnel. Results are presented in the form of charts that afford a direct comparison between the spins of the two models for a number of different conditions. Qualitatively, the same characteristic effects of control disposition, mass distribution, and dimensional modifications were indicated by both models" (p. 1).
Date: May 1941
Creator: Donlan, Charles J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-tunnel investigation of an NACA 23012 airfoil with several arrangements of slotted flaps with extended lips

Description: "An investigation was made in the NACA 7- by 10-foot wind tunnel to determine the effect of slot-lip location on the aerodynamic section characteristics of an NACA 23012 airfoil with a 30-percent-chord slotted flap. Tests were made with slot lips located at 90 and 100 percent of the airfoil chord and with two different flap shapes. The results are compared with a slotted flap previously developed by the National advisory Committee for Aeronautics with a slot lip located at 83 percent of the airfoil chord. The extension of the slot lip to the rear increased the section lift and pitching-moment coefficients" (p. 1).
Date: May 1941
Creator: Lowry, John G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department