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Electrodeposition research progress report

Description: This report contains a review of this work conducted by the Electrodeposition Group for the last six months. Pictures and a discussion of the method used to convert production solutions to postum to hydrofluoride acid solutions of postum are given. Attempts to plate postum in an inert atmosphere by remote control have been made. As yet no successful runs have been completed. Standardization of normal calomel electrodes by comparison to silver-silver chloride electrodes and to hydrogen electrodes is described.
Date: June 1, 1948
Creator: Abel, W.; Bell, R. & Neibel, C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Natural Icing of an Axial-Flow Turbojet Engine in Flight for a Single Icing Condition

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation in natural icing conditions to determine the effect of ice formations on the performance of an axial-flow turbojet engine. A description of the change over time in tail-pipe temperature, engine jet thrust, fuel flow, ice collection, and acceleration qualities are provided.
Date: August 12, 1948
Creator: Acker, Loren W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preliminary Results of Natural Icing of an Axial-Flow Turbojet Engine

Description: Memorandum presenting a flight investigation in natural icing conditions to determine the effect of ice formations on the performance of an axial-flow turbojet engine. Tail-pipe temperature increased from 761 to 1065 degrees Fahrenheit and the jet thrust decreased from 1234 to 910 pounds during a period of 45 minutes in icing. No general conclusions can be reached from the data because the icing condition was relatively light.
Date: August 6, 1948
Creator: Acker, Loren W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preliminary results of natural icing of an axial-flow turbojet engine

Description: Report presenting a flight investigation in natural icing conditions to determine the effect of ice formations on the performance of an axial-flow turbojet engine. Results regarding the tail-pipe temperature, engine jet thrust, and characteristics of ice formation are provided. No general conclusions can be reached from the data because the icing condition was relatively light.
Date: August 6, 1948
Creator: Acker, Loren W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Production of Leukopenia by Chronic Irradiation of the Abdominal Viscera of the Cat

Description: This report describes an experiment that produced leukopenia in cats through irradiation. It elaborates that irradiated cats had significant decreases in levels of leukocytes, polymorphonuclear leukocytes, and lymphocytes. The methods and specific results of the experiment are also given and discussed.
Date: 1948
Creator: Adams, William S. & Lawrence, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Flight determination of wing and tail loads on a fighter-type airplane by means of strain-gage measurements

Description: Report presenting a flight investigation to determine the contributions of wing, tail, and fuselage to the total airplane lift of a propeller-driven fighter-type airplane. The tests occurred over a range of Mach numbers. The loads on the various airplane components were measured by the use of calibrated strain-gage installations located at the roots of the wings and horizontal tail surfaces.
Date: October 1948
Creator: Aiken, William S., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Flight Investigation to Determine the Aerodynamic Characteristics of Rocket-Powered Models Representative of a Fighter-Type Airplane Configuration Incorporating an Inverse-Taper Wing and a Vee Tail

Description: From Summary: "Two rocket-powered models representative of a fighter-type airplane were investigated in flight at Mach numbers up to 1.01 and 1.07 by the Langley Pilotless Aircraft Research Division at its testing station at Wallops Island, Va. These models incorporated an inverse-taper wing and a vee tail and were flown with controls undeflected and wing and stabilizer set at 0 deg incidence. Values of lateral acceleration, normal acceleration velocity, and drag were obtained by use of telemeters and a Doppler velocimeter radar unit."
Date: November 2, 1948
Creator: Alexander, Sidney R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Flight Tests to Determine the Drag of Fin-Stabilized Parabolic Bodies at Transonic and Supersonic Speeds

Description: Report presenting testing on parabolic bodies of revolution of two fineness ratios in the transonic and supersonic range. One had a body fineness ratio of 7.87 and one had a ratio of 12 and were tested under different Mach number ranges. Experimental results and drag estimates of various portions of the body are provided.
Date: April 21, 1948
Creator: Alexander, Sidney R.; Chauvin, Leo T. & Rumsey, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Review of stuck slugs

Description: Records show that difficulty has been encountered with the discharge of two tubes in B Pile, twelve in the D Pile, and fifteen in the F Pile during the period from initial start-up until March 15, 1948. In sixteen cases the tubes have been replaced, six of the tubes which were in the fringe have been made air tubes, four did not warrant replacement, and three are to be replaced in the future. General statistics for these twenty-nine tubes are presented with additional details in this report.
Date: March 15, 1948
Creator: Alexander, W. K. & Woods, W. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aerodynamic characteristics of a two-blade NACA 10-(3)(12)-03 propeller

Description: From Introduction: "The particular blade design, the tests of which are described in the present paper, was one necessary to the investigation of the effect of differences in blade-thickness ratios."
Date: August 30, 1948
Creator: Allis, A. E. & Gray, W. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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N-17, A Delayed Neutron Emitter

Description: The decay scheme of a 4.2 second neutron emitter has been investigated in detail. Chemical and physical evidence shows that it is N{sup 17}, which emits beta rays to a broad excited state of O{sup 17}, which then breaks up into a neutron plus O{sup 16}. The energy spectrum of the neutrons is determined by measuring the energies of the O{sup 16} recoils in a proportional counter. The neutrons have a most probable energy of 0.9 Mev, a 'half width' of less than .5 Mev, and an upper limit of about 2 Mev. {beta}-recoil coincidences are observed, as predicted by the Bohr-Wheeler theory, and the {beta}-ray energy is measured by absorption. The beta rays in coincidence with neutrons have an upper limit of 3.7 {+-} 0.2 Mev. Beta-rays directly to the ground stat of O{sup 17} are not observed because of high background effects, but should have an energy of 8.7 Mev. Some evidence is presented to show that energy is conserved in the {beta}-n transition through the broad excited state in O{sup 17}.
Date: November 5, 1948
Creator: Alvarez, L. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Berkeley Proton Linear Accelerator

Description: Construction of a linear accelerator which increases the energy of protons from a 4 Mev Van de Graaff injector to a final energy of 31.5 Mev.
Date: November 30, 1948
Creator: Alvarez, Luis W.; Bradner, Hugh; Gordon, Hayden; Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H.; Richman, Chaim & Woodyard, John R.
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Application of one part of Von Karman's two-dimensional transonic similarity law to drag data of NACA 65-series wings

Description: Report presenting the use of Von Karman's two-dimensional transonic similarity law as applied to drag data of three different thickness wings with NACA 65-series sections and aspect ratios of 7.6 over a range of Mach numbers. The correlation was found to be satisfactory, with results better in the subsonic range than in the supersonic range.
Date: August 24, 1948
Creator: Amer, Kenneth B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High-Speed Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Lateral-Control Model 1: NACA 0012-64 Section with 20-Percent-Chord Plain Aileron and 0 Degree and 45 Degrees Sweepback

Description: Memorandum describing wind-tunnel tests made to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a 20-percent-chord plain aileron on a semispan wing with the NACA 0012-64 section. The report includes the results of tests of the wing unswept and swept back 45 degrees and with the aileron deflected from 0 to 10 degrees.
Date: September 27, 1948
Creator: Anderson, Joseph L. & Krumm, Walter J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High-Speed Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Model Tail Plane with Modified NACA 65-010 Sections and 0 Degree and 45 Degrees Sweepback

Description: Memorandum presenting wind-tunnel tests that have been made to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a model tail plane with modified NACA 65-010 sections and a tapered plan form. Results were obtained with the model tail plane unswept and swept back. The data show the lift, drag, pitching-moment, and hinge-moment coefficient variation with angle of attack and flap deflection at various Mach numbers.
Date: January 12, 1948
Creator: Anderson, Joseph L. & Martin, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Apparent Effect of Inlet Temperature on Adiabatic Efficiency of Centrifugal Compressors

Description: From Introduction: "The results of varying only Reynolds number for several equivalent tip speeds are presented and probable reasons for the apparent variation of adiabatic efficiency with inlet temperature are discussed."
Date: February 1948
Creator: Anderson, Robert J.; Ritter, William K. & Parsons, Shirley R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Determination of Coupled and Uncoupled Modes and Frequencies of Natural Vibration of Swept and Unswept Wings From Uniform Cantilever Modes

Description: Report presenting a solution for the coupled and uncoupled modes and frequencies of wings (swept or unswept) mounted on a fuselage. Characteristic equations describing symmetrical and antisymmetrical modes of vibrations are created and applied to various types of wing vibration in numerical examples.
Date: November 1948
Creator: Anderson, Roger A. & Houbolt, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of Shear Lag on Bending Vibration of Box Beams

Description: "An analytical investigation is made of the effect of shear lag on the bending vibration of wings that are designed essentially as shallow box beams, and a procedure is outlined for incorporating this effect in the determination of bending modes and frequencies. Numerical examples show that shear-lag action in a box beam can have a large influence on its vibration characteristics. The calculations indicate that even though only a small shear-lag action may be observed in a simple static deflection test of the beam, reductions in the second and higher-mode frequencies may be relatively large" (p. 1).
Date: May 1948
Creator: Anderson, Roger A. & Houbolt, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Analyses of Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota and Texas Coals

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the lignite and bituminous coal fields of Michigan, Texas, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Analyses of the varying regional coal fields are presented. This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: 1948
Creator: Andrews, David A. & Huddle, John W.
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Flight and Wind-Tunnel Investigation to Determine the Aileron-Vibration Characteristics of 1/4-Scale Wing Panels of the Douglas D-558-2 Research Airplane

Description: Report presenting a flight and wind-tunnel investigation to determine the aerodynamic vibration characteristics of ailerons for the Douglas D-558-2 airplane. Testing was conducted to investigate the possibilities of a single-degree-of-freedom flutter known as aileron "buzz" or aileron compressibility flutter. Results regarding the three types of aileron vibration observed and vibration amplitudes are provided.
Date: November 30, 1948
Creator: Angle, Ellwyn E. & Lundstrom, Reginald R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Flight Test of NACA FR-1-B, a Low-Acceleration Rocket-Propelled Vehicle for Transonic Flutter Research

Description: Report presenting testing of a low-acceleration transonic flutter test vehicle to obtain flutter data on two similar sweptback wings which indicated that wing flutter was symmetrical in mode. Results regarding flight and flutter characteristics for the FR-1-B are provided.
Date: July 20, 1948
Creator: Angle, Ellwyn E.; Clevenson, Sherman A. & Lundstrom, Reginald R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Apparatus for injection of animals with dangerous amounts of hard beta and gamma emitters

Description: Report detailing the development of an apparatus for injection of animals with dangerous amounts of hard beta and gamma emitters. The development of this apparatus was necessitated by the extended period of time that experimenter's had to hold syringes containing radioactive material.
Date: 1948
Creator: Anthony, Davis S. & Norris, William P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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