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Factors of Safety and Indexes of Static Tests

Description: The physical resistance of passengers in establishing an upper limit to the strength of airplane cells is examined and arguments and experiments are discussed.
Date: May 1923
Creator: Bailly, Le
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Influence of Ribs on Strength of Spars

Description: Note presenting an investigation to determine what effect joints connected with brackets, nails, and glue has on the strength of aircraft wing spars. Equations used to determine the results of loading tests are provided.
Date: May 1923
Creator: Ballenstedt, L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The N.A.C.A. photographic apparatus for studying fuel sprays from oil engine injection valves and test results from several researches

Description: "Apparatus for recording photographically the start, growth, and cut-off of oil sprays from injection valves has been developed at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. The apparatus consists of a high-tension transformer by means of which a bank of condensers is charged to a high voltage. The controlled discharge of these condensers in sequence, at a rate of several thousand per second, produces electric sparks of sufficient intensity to illuminate the moving spray for photographing. The sprays are injected from various types of valves into a chamber containing gases at pressures up to 600 pounds per square inch" (p. 361).
Date: May 25, 1927
Creator: Beardsley, Edward G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A method of determining the dimensions and horsepower of an airship for any given performance

Description: A simple and easily applied method of calculating the dimensions and horsepower necessary for an airship to have any given performance is described and illustrated by examples. The method includes means for estimating the changes in performance or in size when modifications or new features are introduced into a design, involving increase or saving in weights, or changes in resistance or propulsive efficiency.
Date: May 1924
Creator: Burgess, C. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Dangerous Seaplane Landing Condition

Description: "A peculiar phenomena in seaplane landing is observed and reported. The seaplane having executed a normal fast landing at low incidence, a forward movement of the control stick effected an unusual condition in that the seaplane left the water suddenly in an abnormal attitude. The observations describing this phenomena are offered as a warning against possible accident and as a conjectural cause of seaplane landing accidents of a certain kind" (p. 1).
Date: May 1928
Creator: Carroll, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Regulation of Air Traffic

Description: The ways in which the international and internal French air traffic accords interact with each other is outlined in this report. The principal questions covered by the present legislation are as follows: 1) Conditions of safety which must be fulfilled by aircraft; 2) Licenses for members of the crew; 3) Traffic rules to be observed by French and foreign aircraft.
Date: May 1922
Creator: Devaluez
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Wheel Brakes and Their Application to Aircraft

Description: "The advantages to be gained from braking have not been ignored, and in the search for a suitable method many schemes have been suggested and tried. Some of the methods discussed in this paper include: 1) increasing the height of the landing gear; 2) air brakes of various forms; 3) sprags on tail skid and axle; and 4) wheel brakes. This report focuses on the design of wheel brakes and wheel brake controls" (p. 1).
Date: May 1928
Creator: Dowty, G. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Multiplicity of Solutions in Aerodynamics

Description: "One of the most striking phenomena which accompany the flow of fluids such as air and water about bodies, is that of changes in character. This phenomena is still very little understood. We will first discuss the nature of these changes and then show that pure theory leads to a multiplicity of characters of flow, among which we will endeavor to indicate those bearing some analogy to experimental results" (p. 1).
Date: May 1927
Creator: Dupont, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Sylphon diaphragms : a method for predicting their performance for purposes of instrument design

Description: Here, the purpose is to show that the characteristic performance of a syphon diaphragm can be predicted from a knowledge of its stiffness and of its dimensions. The proof is based on a mathematical analysis of this type of diaphragm, together with enough experimental data to prove the validity of the assumptions and the sufficiency of the analysis. Equations are developed for the performance of syphons under various conditions of loading, both for concentrated loads and for hydrostatic pressure.
Date: May 1922
Creator: Eaton, H. N. & Keulegan, G. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Speed Limits of Aircraft

Description: This paper is restricted to the question of attainable speed limits and attacks the problem from different angles. Theoretical limits due to air resistance are presented along with design factors which may affect speed such as wing loads, wing areas, wing section shifting, landing speeds, drag-lift ratios, and power coefficients.
Date: May 1923
Creator: Everling, E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Structural Methods Employed by the Schutte-Lanz Airship Company

Description: "This article is based on the experience of the Schute-Lanz Airship Company in light construction. The object is to stimulate the employment of these methods in other fields of industry" (p. 1).
Date: May 1925
Creator: Gentzcke
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Variation in Engine Power With Altitude Determined From Measurements in Flight With a Hub Dynamometer

Description: "The rate of change in power of aircraft engines with altitude has been the subject of considerable discussion. Only a small amount of data from direct measurements of the power delivered by airplane engines during flight, however, has been published. This report presents the results of direct measurements of the power delivered by a Liberty 12 airplane engine taken with a hub dynamometer at standard altitudes from zero to 13,000 feet. Six flights were made with the engine installed in a modified DH-4 airplane" (p. 323).
Date: May 7, 1928
Creator: Gove, W. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High-Speed Oil Engines for Vehicles Part 3

Description: Ignition-chamber engines and their fuel injection systems are investigated. Specific details are provided for fuel-injection nozzles and fuel pumps are provided.
Date: May 1927
Creator: Hausfelder, Ludwig
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Experimental Investigation of the Physical Properties of Medium and Heavy Oils, Their Vaporization and Use in Explosion Engines Part 1

Description: While little has been accomplished in obtaining an abundant supply of light oils from coal and heavy oils, progress has been made on engine design to make use of the heavier oils. Progress has been made in two different directions which are outlined in this paper: the group of engines with medium and high-pressure carburetion in the cylinder; and the group of engines with low-pressure carburetion of the heavy oils before reaching the cylinder.
Date: May 1926
Creator: Heinlein, Fritz
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Endurance Tests of Tires

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Standards over studies conducted on the endurance of tires. 230 tires of 36 different brands were tested during the studies. The results of the studies are presented and discussed. This paper includes tables, and photographs.
Date: May 25, 1926
Creator: Holt, W. L. & Wormeley, P. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of damping liquids for aircraft instruments

Description: "This report covers the results of an investigation carried on at the Bureau of Standards under a research authorization from, and with the financial assistance of, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The choice of a damping liquid for aircraft instruments is difficult owing to the range of temperature at which aircraft operate. Temperature changes affect the viscosity tremendously. The investigation was undertaken with the object of finding liquids of various viscosities otherwise suitable which had a minimum change in viscosity with temperature" (p. 405).
Date: May 16, 1928
Creator: Keulegan, G. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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High Altitude Flying

Description: This note investigates the effect of high altitude or low atmospheric pressure upon the operation of an engine and the effect of the low pressure and lack of oxygen and of the very low temperatures upon the pilot and upon the performance of the airplane itself.
Date: May 1924
Creator: King, Paul B. & Carroll, Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Contribution to the Technique of Landing Large Airships: Part 1

Description: Many treatises in regard to construction of airship sheds are lacking in data on air currents, for which reason this phase of the problem will be here thoroughly discussed in connection with the accompanying photographs of currents.
Date: May 1929
Creator: Krell, O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Contribution to the Technique of Landing Large Airships: Part 2

Description: Memorandum presenting a description of the development of the mooring mast and how it contributes to the technique of landing large airships. Some of its fundamental requirements and how it can factor into safe landings are provided.
Date: May 1929
Creator: Krell, O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Safe Mechanical Equipment for Use in Shaft Sinking

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over shaft sinking safety. Safe mechanical equipment and procedures are discussed. This paper includes illustrations.
Date: May 1922
Creator: Kudlich, R. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Adaptation of aeronautical engines to high altitude flying

Description: Report discussing Issues and techniques relative to the adaptation of aircraft engines to high altitude flight. Covered here are the limits of engine output, modifications and characteristics of high altitude engines, the influence of air density on the proportions of fuel mixtures, methods of varying the proportions of fuel mixtures, the automatic prevention of fuel waste, and the design and application of air pressure regulators to high altitude flying. Summary: 1. Limits of engine output. 2. High altitude engines. 3. Influence of air density on proportions of mixture. 4. Methods of varying proportions of mixture. 5. Automatic prevention of fuel waste. 6. Design and application of air pressure regulators to high altitude flying.
Date: May 1923
Creator: Kutzbach, K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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