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Damping in pitch and roll of triangular wings at supersonic speeds

Description: A method is derived for calculating the damping coefficients in pitch and roll for a series of triangular wings and a restricted series of sweptback wings at supersonic speeds. The elementary "supersonic source" solution of the linearized equation of motion is used to find the potential function of a line of doublets, and the flows are obtained by surface distributions of these doublet lines. The damping derivatives for triangular wings are found to be a function of the ratio of the tangent of the apex angle to the tangent of the Mach angle. As this ratio becomes equal to and greater than 1.0 for triangular wings, the damping derivatives, in pitch and in roll, become constant. The damping derivative in roll becomes equal to one-half the value calculated for an infinite rectangular wing, and the damping derivative in pitch for pitching about the apex becomes equal to 3.375 times that of an infinite rectangular wing.
Date: December 12, 1947
Creator: Brown, Clinton E. & Adams, Mac C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Subsonic flow over thin oblique airfoils at zero lift

Description: A previous report gave calculations for the pressure distribution over thin oblique airfoils at supersonic speed. The present report extends the calculations to subsonic speeds. It is found that the flows again can be obtained by the superposition of elementary conical flow fields. In the case of the swept-back wing the pressure distributions remain qualitatively similar at subsonic and supersonic speeds. Thus a distribution similar to the Ackeret type of distribution appears on the root sections of the swept-back wing at Mach=0. The resulting positive pressure drag on the root section is balanced by negative drags on outboard sections.
Date: May 1947
Creator: Jones, Robert T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Method for calculating wing characteristics by lifting-line theory using nonlinear section lift data

Description: "A method is presented for calculating wing characteristics by lifting-line theory using nonlinear section lift data. Material from various sources is combined with some original work into the single complete method described. Multhopp's systems of multipliers are employed to obtain the induced angle of attack directly from the spanwise lift distribution. Equations are developed for obtaining these multipliers for any even number of spanwise stations, and values are tabulated for 10 stations along the semispan for asymmetrical, symmetrical, and antisymmetrical lift distributions" (p. 1).
Date: December 20, 1946
Creator: Sivells, James C. & Neely, Robert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Velocity distributions on two-dimensional wing-duct inlets by conformal mapping

Description: The conformal-mapping method of the Cartesian mapping function is applied to the determination of the velocity distribution on arbitrary two-dimensional duct-inlet shapes such as are used in wing installations. An idealized form of the actual wing-duct inlet is analyzed. The effects of leading edge stagger, inlet-velocity ratio, and section lift coefficients on the velocity distribution are included in the analysis. Numerical examples are given and, in part, compared with experimental data.
Date: April 1, 1947
Creator: Perl, W. & Moses, H. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analysis of variation of piston temperature with piston dimensions and undercrown cooling

Description: From Summary: "A theoretical analysis is presented that permits estimation of the changes in piston-temperature distribution induced by variations in the crown thickness, the ring-groove-pad thickness, and the undercrown surface heat-transfer coefficient. The analysis consists of the calculation of operating temperatures at various points in the piston body on the basis of the experimentally determined surface heat-transfer coefficients and boundary-region temperatures, as well as arbitrarily selected surface coefficients."
Date: January 15, 1948
Creator: Sanders, J. C. & Schramm, W. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Knocking combustion observed in a spark-ignition engine with simultaneous direct and Schlieren high-speed motion pictures and pressure records

Description: Simultaneous direct and Schlieren photographs at 40,000 frames per second and correlated pressure records were taken of knocking combustion in a special spark-ignition engine to ascertain the intensity of certain end-zone reactions previously noted from Schlieren photography alone. A violent propagated homogeneous autoignition, or a similar phenomenon, previously observed, was again observed. The pressure records show autoignition of varying violence before the passage of a probable detonation wave. Extensive autoignition without occurrence of gas vibrations was seen in one explosion.
Date: 1948
Creator: Osterstrom, Gordon E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A General Small-Deflection Theory for Flat Sandwich Plates

Description: "A small-deflection theory is developed for the elastic behavior of orthotropic flat plates in which deflections due to shear are taken into account. In this theory, which covers all types of flat sandwich construction, a plate is characterized by seven physical constants (five stiffnesses and two Poisson ratios) of which six are independent. Both the energy expression and the differential equations are developed. Boundary conditions corresponding to simply supported, clamped, and elastically restrained edges are considered" (p. 1).
Date: September 30, 1947
Creator: Libove, Charles & Batdorf, S. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Application of the Analogy Between Water Flow With a Free Surface and Two-Dimensional Compressible Gas Flow

Description: "The theory of the hydraulic analogy -- that is, the analogy between water flow with a free surface and two-dimensional compressible gas flow -- and the limitations and conditions of the analogy are discussed. A test was run using the hydraulic analogy as applied to the flow about circular cylinders of various diameters at subsonic velocities extending into the supercritical range. The apparatus and techniques used in this application are described and criticized" (p. 311).
Date: August 21, 1946
Creator: Orlin, W. James; Lindner, Norman J. & Bitterly, Jack G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Summary report on the high-speed characteristics of six model wings having NACA 65(sub1)-series sections

Description: A summary of the results of wind-tunnel tests to determine the high-speed aerodynamic characteristics of six model wings having NACA 65sub1-series sections is presented in this report. The 8-percent-thick wings were superior to the 10-percent and 12-percent-thick wings from the standpoint of power economy during level flight for Mach numbers above 0.76. However, airplanes that are to fly at Mach numbers below 0.76 will gain aerodynamically if the percentage thickness of the wing and the aspect ratio are both increased. The lift-curve slopes for the 8-percent-thick wings at 0.85 Mach number were roughly twice their low-speed values.
Date: October 19, 1945
Creator: Hamilton, William T. & Nelson, Warren H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analysis of Performance of Jet Engine From Characteristics of Components 1: Aerodynamic and Matching Characteristics of Turbine Component Determined With Cold Air

Description: "The performance of the turbine component of an NACA research jet engine was investigated with cold air. The interaction and the matching of the turbine with the NACA eight-stage compressor were computed with the combination considered as a jet engine. The over-all performance of the engine was then determined. The internal aerodynamics were studied to the extent of investigating the performance of the first stator ring and its influence on the turbine performance" (p. 397).
Date: June 6, 1947
Creator: Goldstein, Arthur W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Theoretical Investigation of Hydrodynamic Impact Loads on Scalloped-Bottom Seaplanes and Comparisons With Experiment

Description: "An analytical method is presented for calculating the hydrodynamic impact loads and motions experienced by seaplane floats and hulls with scalloped (fluted) bottoms. The analysis treats vertical impact at zero trim in addition to the more general problem of the step impact of a seaplane at positive trim where the flight path is oblique to the keel and to the water surface. Also considered are the transformations required to represent impacts into waves" (p. 109).
Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: Milwitzky, Benjamin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Determination of elastic stresses in gas-turbine disks

Description: A method is presented for the calculation of elastic stresses in symmetrical disks typical of those of a high-temperature gas turbine. The method is essentially a finite-difference solution of the equilibrium and compatibility equations for elastic stresses in a symmetrical disk. Account can be taken of point-to-point variations in disk thickness, in temperature, in elastic modulus, in coefficient of thermal expansion, in material density, and in Poisson's ratio. No numerical integration or trial-and-error procedures are involved and the computations can be performed in rapid and routine fashion by nontechnical computers with little engineering supervision. Checks on problems for which exact mathematical solutions are known indicate that the method yields results of high accuracy. Illustrative examples are presented to show the manner of treating solid disks, disks with central holes, and disks constructed either of a single material or two or more welded materials. The effect of shrink fitting is taken into account by a very simple device.
Date: 1947
Creator: Manson, S. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High-altitude flight cooling investigation of a radial air-cooled engine

Description: "An investigation of the cooling of an 18-cylinder, twin-row, radial, air-cooled engine in a high-performance pursuit airplane has been conducted for variable engine and flight conditions at altitudes ranging from 5000 to 35,000 feet in order to provide a basis for predicting high-altitude cooling performance from sea-level or low altitude experimental results. The engine cooling data obtained were analyzed by the usual NACA cooling-correlation method wherein cylinder-head and cylinder-barrel temperatures are related to the pertinent engine and cooling-air variables. A theoretical analysis was made of the effect on engine cooling of the change of density of the cooling air across the engine (the compressibility effect), which becomes of increasing importance as altitude is increased" (p. 267).
Date: May 9, 1946
Creator: Manganiello, Eugene J.; Valerino, Michael F. & Bell, E. Barton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Estimation of F-3 and F-4 knock-limited performance ratings for ternary and quaternary blends containing triptane or other high-antiknock aviation-fuel blending agents

Description: Charts are presented that permit the estimation of F-3 and F-4 knock-limited performance ratings for certain ternary and quaternary fuel blends. Ratings for various ternary and quaternary blends estimated from these charts compare favorably with experimental F-3 and F-4 ratings. Because of the unusual behavior of some of the aromatic blends in the F-3 engine, the charts for aromatic-paraffinic blends are probably less accurate than the charts for purely paraffinic blends.
Date: January 20, 1945
Creator: Barnett, Henry C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Wing plan forms for high-speed flight

Description: From Summary: "It is pointed out that, in the case of an airfoil of infinite aspect ratio moving at an angle of sideslip, the pressure distribution is determined solely by that component of the motion in a direction normal to the leading edge. It follows that the attachment of plane waves to the airfoil at near-sonic or supersonic speeds (Ackeret theory) may be avoided and the pressure drag may be reduced by the use of plan forms in which the angle of sweepback is greater than the Mach angle."
Date: 1947
Creator: Jones, Robert T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effects of temperature distribution and elastic properties of materials on gas-turbine-disk stresses

Description: From Summary: "Calculations were made to determine the influence of changes in temperature distribution and in elastic material properties on calculated elastic stresses for a typical gas-turbine disk. Severe temperature gradients caused thermal stresses of sufficient magnitude to reduce the operating safety of the disk. Small temperature gradients were found to be desirable because they produced thermal stresses that subtracted from the centrifugal stresses in the region of the rim."
Date: March 29, 1947
Creator: Holms, Arthur G. & Faldetta, Richard D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Analysis of the Full-Floating Journal Bearing

Description: Report discussing an analysis of the operating characteristics of a full-floating journal bearing, a bearing in which a floating sleeve is located between the journal and bearing surfaces, is presented together with charts from which the performance of such bearings may be predicted.
Date: January 1, 1947
Creator: Shaw, M. C. & Nussdorfer, T. J., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Icing-protection requirements for reciprocating-engine induction system

Description: From Summary: "Despite the development of relatively ice-free fuel-metering systems, the widespread use of alternate and heated-air intakes, and the use of alcohol for emergency de-icing, icing of aircraft-engine induction systems is a serious problem. Investigations have been made to study and to combat all phases of this icing problem. From these investigations, criterions for safe operation and for design of new induction systems have been established. The results were obtained from laboratory investigations of carburetor-supercharger combinations, wind-tunnel investigations of air scoops, multicylinder-engine studies, and flight investigations. Characteristics of three forms of ice, impact, throttling, and fuel evaporation were studied."
Date: June 20, 1949
Creator: Coles, Willard D.; Rollin, Vern G. & Mulholland, Donald R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Line-Vortex Theory for Calculation of Supersonic Downwash

Description: "The perturbation field induced by a line vortex in a supersonic stream and the downwash behind a supersonic lifting surface are examined to establish approximate methods for determining the downwash behind supersonic wings. Lifting-lines methods are presented for calculating supersonic downwash. A bent lifting-line method is proposed for computing the downwash field behind swept wings. When applied to triangular wings with subsonic leading edges, this method gives results that, in general, are in good agreement with the exact linearized solution" (p. 635).
Date: April 29, 1949
Creator: Mirels, Harold & Haefeli, Rudolph C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A radar method of calibrating airspeed installations on airplanes in maneuvers at high altitudes and at transonic and supersonic speeds

Description: A method of calibrating the static-pressure source of a pitot static airspeed installation on an airplane in level flight, dives, and other maneuvers at high altitude and at transonic and supersonic speeds is described. The method principally involves the use of radar-phototheodolite tracking equipment. The various sources of error in the method are discussed and sample calibrations are included.
Date: August 31, 1949
Creator: Zalovcik, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The effects of variations in Reynolds number between 3.0 x 10sub6 and 25.0 x 10sub6 upon the aerodynamic characteristics of a number of NACA 6-series airfoil sections

Description: Results are presented of an investigation made to determine the two-dimensional lift and drag characteristics of nine NACA 6-series airfoil section at Reynolds numbers of 15.0 x 10sub6, 20.0 x 10sub6, and 25.0 x 10sub6. Also presented are data from NACA Technical Report 824 for the same airfoils at Reynolds numbers of 3.0 x 10sub6, 6.0 x 10sub6, and 9.0 x 10sub6. The airfoils selected represent sections having variations in the airfoil thickness, thickness form, and camber. The characteristics of an airfoil with a split flap were determined in one instance, as was the effect of surface roughness. Qualitative explanations in terms of flow behavior are advanced for the observed types of scale effect.
Date: 1950
Creator: Loftin, Laurence K., Jr. & Bursnall, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Longitudinal Stability of Elastic Swept Wings at Supersonic Speed

Description: "The longitudinal stability characteristics of elastic swept wings of high aspect ratio experiencing bending and torsional deformations are calculated for supersonic speed by the application of linearized lifting-surface theory. A parabolic wing deflection curve is assumed and the analysis is simplified by a number of structural approximations. The method is thereby limited in application to wings of high aspect ratio for which the root effects are small" (p. 1).
Date: December 3, 1948
Creator: Frick, C. W. & Chubb, R. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The reversibility theorem for thin airfoils in subsonic and supersonic flow

Description: A method introduced by Munk is extended to prove that the light-curve slope of thin wings in either subsonic flow or supersonic flow is the same when the direction of flight of the wing is reversed. It is also shown that the wing reversal does not change the thickness drag, damping-in-roll parameter or the damping-in-pitch parameter.
Date: June 26, 1949
Creator: Brown, Clinton E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Equilibrium Operating Performance of Axial-Flow Turbojet Engines by Means of Idealized Analysis

Description: "A method of predicting equilibrium operating performance of turbojet engines has been developed, with the assumption of simple model processes for the components. Results of the analysis are plotted in terms of dimensionless parameters comprising critical engine dimensions and over-all operating variables. This investigation was made of an engine in which the ratio of axial inlet-air velocity to compressor-tip velocity is constant, which approximates turbojet engines with axial-flow compressors" (p. 673).
Date: February 25, 1949
Creator: Sanders, John C. & Chapin, Edward C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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