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Summary of Airfoil Data

Description: From Summary: "The historical development of NACA airfoils is briefly reviewed. New data are presented that permit the rapid calculation of the approximate pressure distributions for the older NACA four-digit and five-digit airfoils by the same methods used for the NACA 6-series airfoils. The general methods used to derive the basic thickness forms for NACA 6 and 7-series airfoils together with their corresponding pressure distributions are presented. Detail data necessary for the application of the airfoils to wing design are presented in supplementary figures placed at the end of the paper. The report includes an analysis of the lift, drag, pitching-moment, and critical-speed characteristics of the airfoils, together with a discussion of the effects of surface conditions. Available data on high-lift devices are presented. Problems associated with lateral-control devices, leading-edge air intakes, and interference are briefly discussed, together with aerodynamic problems of application."
Date: 1945
Creator: Abbott, Ira H.; von Doenhoff, Albert E. & Stivers, Louis S., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Cavitation in Water

Description: "The cavitation in nozzles on airfoils of various shape and on a sphere are experimentally investigated. The limits of cavitation and the extension of the zone of the bubbles in different stages of cavitation are photographically established. The pressure in the bubble area is constant and very low, jumping to high values at the end of the area. The analogy with the gas compression shock is adduced and discussed" (p. 1).
Date: May 1945
Creator: Ackeret, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Metal- and Nonmetal-Mine Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1942 (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: 1945
Creator: Adams, William W. & Kennedy, F. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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THE URANIUM-MOLYBDENUM BINARY SYSTEM

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Date: July 1, 1945
Creator: Ahmann, D; Snow, A I & Wilson, A S
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Tests of a 1/14-Scale Powered Model of the XB-36 Airplane in the Langley 19-Foot Pressure Tunnel 1: Stalling Characteristics and Aileron Effectiveness of Several Wing and Flap Arrangements

Description: Report discussing an investigation into the stalling characteristics, aileron effectiveness, and longitudinal stability of a scale model of the XB-36 airplane. The model was tested with the original configuration as well as with several modifications to the outboard panels and flap arrangement.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Alexander, S. R. & Sivells, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Utilization of Three Kids Manganese Ore in the Production of Electrolytic Manganese

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines regarding specific manganese ore from Nevada and its use in electrolytic production. The development processes and methods are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: June 1945
Creator: Allen, Glenn L.; Jacobs, J. H.; Hunter, J. W. & Sillers, F., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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General theory of airfoil sections having arbitrary shape or pressure distribution

Description: In this report a theory of thin airfoils of small camber is developed which permits either the velocity distribution corresponding to a given airfoil shape, or the airfoil shape corresponding to a given velocity distribution to be calculated. The procedures to be employed in these calculations are outlined and illustrated with suitable examples.
Date: 1945
Creator: Allen, H. Julian
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Experimental Investigation of Several Low-Drag Wing-Nacelle Combinations with Internal Air Flow

Description: From Summary: "The results of an experimental investigation of several low-drag wing-nacelle combinations, incorporating internal air-flow systems, are presented. The external-drag increments due to these nacelles are between one-half and two-thirds of those of conventional nacelle forms. This improvement is accomplished with only minor effects on the lift and moment characteristics of the wing. The procedure employed to determine the external shape of such low-drag nacelles is considered in detail. The design of an efficient internal-flow system with or without a blower or throttle, presents no serious problems. The energy losses in the expansion before the engine and the contraction thereafter can be kept small. It is believed that these nacelles have a wide application in housing engine pusher-propeller units and, with some alteration, jet-propulsion devices. It is probable that the low external drags may not be realized if such nacelles are used with a tractor propeller because of the high level of turbulence in the propeller slipstream."
Date: March 1945
Creator: Allen, H. Julian; Frick, Charles W. & Erickson, Myles D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Effect of Compression Ratio on Knock Limits of High-Performance Fuels in a CFR Engine 2: Blends of 2,2,3-Trimethylpentane with 28-R

Description: "The knock-limited performance of blends of 0,50; and 100 percent by volume of 2,2,3-trimethylpentane in 28-R fuel determined with a modified F-4 engine at three sets of conditions varying from severe to mild at each of three compression ratios (6.0, 8.0, and 10.0). A comparison of the knock-limited performance of 2,2,3-trimethylpentane with that of triptane (2,2,3-trimethylbutane) is included. The knock-Limited performance of 2,2,3-trimethylpontane was usually more sensitive to either compression ratio or inlet-air temperature than 28-R fuel, but the ratio of the knock-limited indicated mean effective pressure of a given blend containing 2,2,3-trimethypentane and 28-R to the indicated mean effective pressure of 28-R alone was not greatly affected by compression ratio if the engine operating conditions were mild" (p. 1).
Date: January 1945
Creator: Alquist, Henry E. & Tower, Leonard K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Effect of Compression Ratio on Knock Limits of High-Performance Fuels in a CFR Engine 3: Blends of 2,3-Dimethylpentane With 28-R

Description: Report discussing the knock-limited performance of blends of 2,3-dimethylpentane and 23-R fuel in an F-4 engine at three sets of conditions and three compression ratios. The knock-limited performance of 2,3-dimethylpentane has about the same sensitivity to compression ratio and inlet-air temperature as 28-R fuel.
Date: February 10, 1945
Creator: Alquist, Henry E. & Tower, Leonard K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Suitability of ethers as aviation fuel components the knock-limited performance of several ethers blended with AN-F-28 fuel

Description: Report presenting a investigation covering the physical and chemical properties of various ethers as components of aviation fuels. Their antiknock effectiveness and methods of preparation and purification are included. Methyl tert-butyl ether gave the best knock-limited rich mixture response, but isopropyl tert-butyl ether and di-tert-butyl ether gave better results at lean mixtures.
Date: January 1945
Creator: Alquist, Henry E. & Tower, Leonard K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fatigue Tests on 1/8-inch Aluminum Alloy Rivets

Description: Note presenting an investigation of the fatigue characteristics of riveted joints in aluminum alloy sheet. The purpose of this report is to summarize all the results of fatigue tests that have been made to date in the Aluminum Research Laboratories of lap joints with 1/8-inch aluminum alloy rivets.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Andrews, H. J. & Holt, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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REPORT ON THE PROCESSING OF PITCHBLENDE

Description: A detailed description of the processing of pitchblende ores used at the Port Hope, Canada, refinery is given including both the recovery and purification of U and Fu. The health hazards present in the processing are discussed, and recommendations are made which will insure adequate health protection. (L.T.W.)
Date: February 26, 1945
Creator: Anonsen, S.H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Bonding Strengths of Adhesives at Normal and Low Temperatures

Description: Note presenting a determination of the bonding strengths of two thermosetting adhesives, liquid Cycleweld C-3 and Ardux 1, to several aircraft materials using shear tests made on lap-joint specimens. The specimens were tested at 25 degrees Celsius and at subfreezing temperatures of approximately -40 degrees Celsius. Results regarding the specimens bonded under clamping pressure, specimens bonded after various surface treatments, specimens of metal bonded to plywood, and specimens of aluminum bonded to magnesium are provided.
Date: January 1945
Creator: Axilrod, B. M. & Jirauch, D. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Properties of some expanded plastics and other low-density materials

Description: Report presenting an investigation of various mechanical and physical properties of several expanded plastics and other low-density materials of interest for aircraft applications, such as heat insulation or the core of a sandwich material. The materials in the investigation included cellulose acetate plastic, polystyrene, a urea-formaldehyde resin, a zein product, hard rubber, balsa wood, and cellular glass.
Date: September 1945
Creator: Axilrod, Benjamin M. & Koenig, Evelyn
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The development and application of high-critical-speed nose inlets

Description: From Summary: "An analysis of the nose-inlet shapes developed in previous investigations to represent the optimum from the standpoint of critical speed has shown that marked similarity exists between the nondimensional profiles of inlets which have widely different proportions and critical speeds. With the nondimensional similarity of such profiles established, the large differences in the critical speeds of these nose inlets must be a function of their proportions. An investigation was undertaken in the Langley 8-foot high-speed tunnel to establish the effects of nose-inlet proportions on critical Mach number and to develop a rational method for the design of high-critical-speed nose inlets to meet desired requirements."
Date: July 1945
Creator: Baals, Donald D.; Smith, Norman F. & Wright, John B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The development and application of high-critical-speed nose inlets

Description: From Summary: "An analysis of the nose-inlet shapes developed in previous investigations to represent the optimum from the standpoint of critical speed has shown that marked similarity exists between the nondimensional profiles of inlets which have widely different proportions and critical speeds. With the nondimensional similarity of such profiles established, the large differences in the critical speeds of these nose inlets must be a function of their proportions. An investigation was undertaken in the Langley 8-foot high-speed tunnel to establish the effects of nose-inlet proportions on critical Mach number to develop a rational method for the design of high-critical-speed nose inlets to meet desired requirements."
Date: June 8, 1945
Creator: Baals, Donald D.; Smith, Norman F. & Wright, John B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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World Survey of Tantalum Ore

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the occurrences of tantalum in different areas of the world. The tantalum deposits are described in reference to each individual country that it is found in. This report includes maps, tables, and illustrations.
Date: March 1945
Creator: Baker, James S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Interim report No. 2 on Production Test No. 105-17-P, Laboratory evaluation of proposed lubricants

Description: The lubricant (Calel A-60) used to reduce pushing forces when discharging slugs from pile tubes forms a cloudy emulsion with water. During the initial period of operation at 100 B and D areas, spillage of lubricant during discharge produced so much cloudiness in the basin water that it interfered with sorting operations. An investigation was started to see if a lubricant could be found that would effectively lubricate tubes during discharge and which would form optically clear systems when mixed with water. This report presents the data on a number of lubricants which were suggested for test.
Date: May 15, 1945
Creator: Bankoff, S. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Rapid Method for Determination of Water in TO₃

Description: Summary: A set of conditions is described for a ten minute determination of water in TO₃ by ignition and absorption of the evolved water in magnesium perchlorate. Complete conversion to T₃O₃ is obtained under these conditions, so that total loss on ignition and total T (plus non-volatile impurity) content may also be obtained. It has been found unnecessary to employ Cu foil to prevent interference by nitrates, which may be present with a nitrate/water ratio as high as 5, and in an amount that does not exceed 100 mg.
Date: February 16, 1945
Creator: Barash, Bernard B.; Lee, Franklin B. & Curtiss, Edgar O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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