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Effect of afterbody length and keel angle on minimum depth of step for landing stability and on take-off stability of a flying boat

Description: From Summary: "Tests were made to fill partly the need for information on the effect of afterbody dimensions on the hydrodynamic stability of a flying boat in smooth water. The dimensions investigated were depth of step, angle of afterbody keel, and length of afterbody. An analysis of the data showed that as either the afterbody length or keel angle was increased an accompanying increase in depth of step was required in order to maintain adequate landing stability."
Date: November 13, 1947
Creator: Olson, Roland E. & Land, Norman S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Investigation at Low Speed of a Large-Scale Triangular Wing of Aspect Ratio Two 1: Characteristics of a Wing Having a Double-Wedge Airfoil Section With Maximum Thickness at 20-Percent Chord

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the low-speed characteristics of a 25-foot span triangular wing with an aspect ratio of 2. the airfoil section of the wing was a symmetrical double wedge with 5-percent maximum thickness at 20-percent chord. Results regarding the longitudinal characteristics, lateral characteristics, and directional characteristics are provided.
Date: November 13, 1947
Creator: Anderson, Adrien E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An investigation of the effect of tip shape on the low-speed aerodynamic characteristics of large-scale swept wings

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the effect of tip shape on the aerodynamic characteristics of large-scale 45 degrees swept-forward and 45 degrees swept-back wings. The results show that none of the variations of tip shape investigated nor the addition of bodies of revolution at the tips produced major changes in the characteristics of the swept wings.
Date: November 13, 1947
Creator: Walling, Walter C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Low-Speed Characteristics in Pitch of a 42 Degree Sweptback Wing With Aspect Ratio 3.9 and Circular-Arc Airfoil Sections

Description: Report presenting tests in a pressure tunnel to determine the low-speed pitch characteristics of a 42 degree sweptback wing with circular-arc airfoil sections. Information regarding the characteristics of basic wing, leading-edge flap investigation, and effects of fuselage are provided.
Date: November 13, 1947
Creator: Neely, Robert H. & Koven, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preliminary Results of an Altitude-Wind-Tunnel Investigation of a TG-100A Gas Turbine-Propeller Engine 3 - Pressure and Temperature Distributions

Description: An altitude-wind-tunnel investigation of a TG-100A gas turbine-propeller engine was performed. Pressure and temperature data were obtained at altitudes from 5000 to 35000 feet, compressor inlet ram-pressure ratios from 1.00 to 1.17, and engine speeds from 800 to 13000 rpm. The effect of engine speed, shaft horsepower, and compressor-inlet ram-pressure ratio on pressure and temperature distribution at each measuring station are presented graphically.
Date: November 13, 1947
Creator: Geisenheyner, Robert M. & Berdysz, Joseph J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preliminary Results of an Altitude-Wind-Tunnel Investigation of a TG-100A Gas Turbine-Propeller Engine 4 - Compressor and Turbine Performance Characteristics

Description: "As part of an investigation of the performance and operational characteristics of the TG-100A gas turbine-propeller engine, conducted in the Cleveland altitude wind tunnel, the performance characteristics of the compressor and the turbine were obtained. The data presented were obtained at a compressor-inlet ram-pressure ratio of 1.00 for altitudes from 5000 to 35,000 feet, engine speeds from 8000 to 13,000 rpm, and turbine-inlet temperatures from 1400 to 2100R. The highest compressor pressure ratio was 6.15 at a corrected air flow of 23.7 pounds per second and a corrected turbine-inlet temperature of 2475R" (p. 1).
Date: November 13, 1947
Creator: Wallner, Lewis E. & Saari, Martin J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Ability of Pilots to Control Simulated Short-Period Yawing Oscillations

Description: Report discussing an investigation into the ability of human pilots to control short-period yawing oscillations using a yaw simulating device. The ability to control the oscillations was determined to be a function of period, control effectiveness, and inherent damping. Pilot control effectiveness was found to improve with practice.
Date: November 13, 1950
Creator: Phillips, William H. & Cheatham, Donald C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Factors in selecting fuels for gas-turbine powered aircraft

Description: "This report briefly summarizes some of the available information on fuels for gas-turbine powered aircraft. The effects of fuel volatility and composition on the range, reliability, and safety of aircraft are discussed. Availability is briefly considered for fuels at various volatility levels" (p. 1).
Date: November 13, 1950
Creator: Gibbons, Louis C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of the Dynamic Longitudinal Stability of Two Equal Size Models Coupled in Tandem with a Single Joint: Preliminary Model Flight Tests

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the free-flight tunnel to study the dynamic longitudinal stability of equal-size models coupled in tandem with a single joint providing freedom in pitch. Results regarding the characteristics of the model motions, effect of elevator gearing ratio, effect of weight ratio, and effect of static stability of the front model are provided.
Date: November 13, 1950
Creator: Shanks, Robert E. & Grana, David C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Method for calculating lift distributions for unswept wings with flaps or ailerons by use of nonlinear section lift data

Description: A method is presented which allows the use of nonlinear section lift data in the calculation of the spanwise lift distribution of unswept wings with flaps or ailerons. This method is based upon lifting line theory and is an extension to the method described in NACA rep. 865. The mathematical treatment of the discontinuity in absolute angle of attack at the end of the flap or aileron involves the use of a correction factor which accounts for the inability of a limited trigonometric series to represent adequately the spanwise lift distribution. A treatment of the apparent discontinuity in maximum section lift coefficient is also described. Simplified computing forms containing detailed examples are given for both symmetrical and asymmetrical lift distributions. A few comparisons of calculated characteristics with those obtained experimentally are also presented.
Date: November 13, 1950
Creator: Sivells, James C. & Westrick, Gertrude C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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General Reactor-Engineering Research Quarterly Progress Report [for] Period Ending August 31, 1950

Description: Technical report describing results on work which cannot be ascribed to one reactor program. Outlines the results of miscellaneous corrosion testing, the development of new shielding materials, the testing of irradiated plastics, and general heat transfer investigation. [From Preface]
Date: November 13, 1950
Creator: Lyon, R. N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aerodynamics of slender bodies at Mach number of 3.12 and Reynolds numbers from 2 x 10(exp 6) to 15 x 10(exp 6) 1: body of revolution with near-parabolic forebody and cylindrical afterbody

Description: An experimental investigation of the aerodynamic characteristics of a slender, square-based body of revolution was conducted at a Mach number of 3.12 for angles of attack from 0 degree to 10 degrees and for Reynolds numbers from 2 x 10(exp 6) to 15 x 10(exp 6). Boundary-layer measurements at zero angle of attack are compared with several compressible flow formulating for predicting boundary-layer characteristics. Comparison of experimental pressure and force values with theoretical values showed good agreement for low angles of attack. The measured mean skin-friction coefficients agreed well with those predicted by Mangler's transformation for laminar flow over cones.
Date: November 13, 1951
Creator: Jack, John R. & Burgess, Warren C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Determination of Hydrogen in Magnesium, Lithium, and Magnesium Alloys

Description: The following report describes the process of the determination of hydrogen in magnesium, lithium, and magnesium alloys, including methods of analyzing magnesium-lithium alloys for hydrogen, and the tin-fusion method used for determining the hydrogen content of pure magnesium that can also be used to analyze pure lithium for hydrogen.
Date: November 13, 1951
Creator: Mallett, Manley William, 1909-; Gerds, A. F. & Griffith, C. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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UO{sub 3} Plant cold shakedown run plan: No. C-1

Description: This report presents the cold shakedown run for the UO{sub 3} plan. One complete batch conversion will be made in each of the eighteen Calcining Pots using unirradiated uranium food solution. The objectives of this series of conversions are as follows. A mechanical test of the conversion units; a shakedown of the unloading, pulverizing and material handling equipment; a functional test of the Nitro Acid Absorber system operating at approximately 5 to 20% of its design capacity; the determination of the optimum temperature and time cycle conditions for 60% UNH feed solution. These conditions may be based upon calcination of the initial charge of 60% UNH solution to form UO{sub 3}, in one pot; a confirmation of the calibration of instruments; and to provide operating experience and process know-how.
Date: November 13, 1951
Creator: Raab, G. J. & Oberg, G. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Wire cloth as porous material for transpiration-cooled walls

Description: The permeability characteristics and tensile strength of a porous material developed from stainless-steel corduroy wire cloth for use in transpiration-cooled walls where the primary stresses are in one direction were investigated. The results of this investigation are presented and compared with similar results obtained with porous sintered metal compacts. A much wider range of permeabilities is obtainable with the wire cloth than with the porous metal compacts considered and the ultimate tensile strength in the direction of the primary stresses for porous materials produced from three mesh sizes of wire cloth are from two to three times the ultimate tensile strengths of the porous metal compacts.
Date: November 13, 1951
Creator: Eckert, E. R. G.; Kinsler, Martin R. & Cochran, Reeves P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Corrosion Tests : SAE 1010 Mild Steel in Synthetic Neutralized Redox Waste Solution

Description: From introduction: "This report gives the results of a 1000-hour corrosion test of SAE 1010, low carbon steel, in synthetic Redox waste solutions...The present test was designed to obtain corrosion rates for waste solution temperatures of 180 F, 200 F, and 220 F in solutions neutralized to pH values of 11, 12, and 13.
Date: November 13, 1952
Creator: Endow, Noborn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of Magnitude of Vibratory Load Superimposed on Mean Tensile Load on Mechanism of and Time to Fracture of Specimens and Correlation to Engine Blade

Description: Memorandum presenting tensile fatigue tests run on seven turbine-blade alloys at a temperature of 1500 degrees Fahrenheit and a mean stress of 22,000 pounds per square inch with superimposed alternating stresses of 0, 5000, 10,000, and 15,000 pounds per square inch. The same three types of fracture occurring in turbine blades - stress-rupture, stress-rupture followed by fatigue, and fatigue - were obtained in the specimens. Results regarding the effect of alternating stress on mechanism of failure, specimen life, reduction of area of fractured specimens, and effect of specimen shape on life are provided.
Date: November 13, 1952
Creator: Ferguson, Robert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of radiant energy on vaporization and combustion of liquid fuels

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the radiative processes involved in combustion to determine the present role of radiant energy transfer in combustors. The equivalent gray-body emissivity of a hydrocarbon fuel may be increased by use of liquid or solid, soluble or nonsoluble, additives. Results regarding the experimental apparatus and methods, emission characteristics of luminous and nonluminous flames, absorptivity of fuels and of solutions of possible additives, and absorption by slurries are provided.
Date: November 13, 1952
Creator: Berlad, A. L. & Hibbard, R. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of Sulfamic Acid Tank Valve Failures

Description: This report examines the failure of two 18-8 grade stainless steel gate valves used in sulfamic acid and determines the cause of the failures through a series of tests.
Date: November 13, 1952
Creator: Endow, N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Performance characteristics of several types of axially symmetric nose inlets at Mach number 3.85

Description: Report presenting an experimental investigation conducted a Mach number of 3.85 to determine the diffuser characteristics of a series of conventional axially symmetric nose inlets on a ramjet in a supersonic wind tunnel. Performance evaluations of single-cone, double-cone, and isentropic diffusers were made in terms of total pressure recovery and mass flow for a range of angles of attack. Results regarding performance of 1-cone inlets, performance of 2-cone inlets, and performance of isentropic inlets are provided.
Date: November 13, 1952
Creator: Connors, James F. & Woollett, Richard R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Some observations of flow at the throat of a two-dimensional diffuser at a Mach number of 3.85

Description: Report presenting an experimental investigation at a Mach number of 3.85 in the supersonic wind tunnel to study the flow patterns at the throat of a two-dimensional single-shock diffuser and to evaluate qualitatively several schemes for improving the turning conditions. Schileren observations were made for supercritical inlet operation and conditions of maximum total-pressure recovery.
Date: November 13, 1952
Creator: Connors, James F. & Woollett, Richard R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the Stability of the Antisubmarine Rocket Mk 1 Mod 0

Description: Report discussing an investigation to determine the cause and provide a fix for the instability in flight of the antisubmarine rocket Mk 1 Mod 0. The Magnus effects and their nonlinear variation with angle of attack were found to affect the stability, so reducing the Magnus effects should reduce instability in the missiles. The greatest reduction of Magnus effects was found through a combination of nose-ring spoiler and the original direction of the propeller rotation, but the nose ring increased the drag.
Date: November 13, 1952
Creator: Lichtenstein, Jacob H. & Williams, James L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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