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Tests of large airfoils in the propeller research tunnel, including two with corrugated surfaces

Description: This report gives the results of the tests of seven 2 by 12 foot airfoils (Clark Y, smooth and corrugated, Gottingen 398, N.A.C.A. M-6, and N.A.C.A. 84). The tests were made in the propeller research tunnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at Reynolds numbers up to 2,000,000. The Clark Y airfoil was tested with three degrees of surface smoothness. Corrugating the surface causes a flattening of the lift curve at the burble point and an increase in drag at small flying angles.
Date: May 24, 1929
Creator: Wood, Donald H.
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The Gaseous Explosive Reaction at Constant Pressure: The Reaction Order and Reaction Rate

Description: The data given in this report covers the explosive limits of hydrocarbon fuels. Incidental to the purpose of the investigation here reported, the explosive limits will be found to be expressed for the condition of constant pressure, in the fundamental terms of concentrations (partial pressures) of fuel and oxygen.
Date: May 9, 1929
Creator: Stevens, F. W.
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The effect of cowling on cylinder temperatures and performance of a Wright J-5 engine

Description: This report presents the results of tests conducted to determine the effect of different amounts and kinds of cowling on the performance and cylinder temperatures of a standard Wright J-5 engine. These tests were conducted in conjunction with drag and propeller tests in which the same cowlings were used. Four different cowlings were investigated varying from the one extreme of no cowling on the engine to the other extreme of the engine completely cowled and the cooling air flowing inside the cowling through an opening in the nose and out through an annular opening at the rear of the engine. Each cowling was tested at air speeds of approximately 60, 80, and 100 miles per hour.
Date: May 2, 1929
Creator: Schey, Oscar W. & Biermann, Arnold E.
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Aerodynamic theory and tests of strut forms 2

Description: This report presents the second of two studies under the same title. In this part five theoretical struts are developed from distributed sources and sinks and constructed for pressure and resistance tests in a wind tunnel. The surface pressures for symmetrical inviscid flow are computed for each strut from theory and compared with those found by experiment. The theoretical and experimental pressures are found to agree quantitatively near the bow, only qualitatively over the suction range, the experimental suctions being uniformly a little low, and not at all near the stern.
Date: May 1929
Creator: Smith, R. H.
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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.
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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.
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Corrosion Embrittlement of Duralumin. VI: The Effect of Corrosion Accompanied by Stress on the Tensile Properties of Sheet Duralumin

Description: The effect of corrosion on the tensile properties of duralumin while stressed is shown in graphical form. According to the test results, duralumin sheet, coated with aluminum, maintains its initial properties unimpaired for corrosion periods as long as 60 days with an applied tensile stress as high as 20,000 lb/sq.in., which is approximately one-half the stress corresponding to the yield point as defined here. In these tests, that material which had been heat-treated by being quenched in cold water, though far inferior to similar material having the aluminum coating, was superior to the sheet material which was heat treated by being quenched in hot water.
Date: May 1929
Creator: Rawdon, Henry S.
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Curves Showing Column Strength of Steel and Duralumin Tubing

Description: Given here are a set of column strength curves that are intended to simplify the method of determining the size of struts in an airplane structure when the load in the member is known. The curves will also simplify the checking of the strength of a strut if the size and length are known. With these curves, no computations are necessary, as in the case of the old-fashioned method of strut design. The process is so simple that draftsmen or others who are not entirely familiar with mechanics can check the strength of a strut without much danger of error.
Date: May 1929
Creator: Ross, Orrin E.
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Materials and Methods of Construction in Light Structures

Description: Different methods of constructing light airplanes are presented with a view toward increasing production and efficiency.
Date: May 1929
Creator: Rohrbach, Adolf
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Ocher and Ochery Earths

Description: Report about ocher or ochery earth, "a natural mineral pigment composed largely of clay permeated with hydrated iron (ferric oxide)" (p. 2). It includes information about the uses of choer, substitutes, artificial ocher, mining and local deposits, import and export of ocher, and related information.
Date: May 1929
Creator: Santmyers, R. M.
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On the Strength of Box Type Fuselages

Description: The present investigation relates to a box-type fuselage with sides consisting of thin smooth sheet metal, stiffened by longitudinal members riveted to the flanged channel-section bulkheads or transverse frames and to the semicircular corrugated corner stiffenings. The results obtained in this particular case can be applied to a great number of similar structures.
Date: May 1929
Creator: Mathar, J.
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Technical report of the 1928 Rhon soaring-flight contest

Description: Report presenting some information on the gliders that participated in the 1928 Rhön soaring flight contest. Almost all of the gliders represented an improvement over gliders used in the previous years. A great increase in the skill of the glider pilots is also noted.
Date: May 1929
Creator: Lippisch, A.
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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.
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Theories of flow similitude

Description: The laws of comparison of dynamically similar fluid motions are derived by three different methods based on the same principle and yielding the same or equivalent formulas. This report outlines the three current methods of comparing dynamically similar motions, more especially of fluids, initiated respectively by Newton, Stokes (or Helmholtz), and Rayleigh. These three methods, viz., the integral, the differential, and the dimensional, are enough alike to be studied profitably together. They are treated in succession then compared. (author).
Date: May 7, 1928
Creator: Zahm, A. F.
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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.
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Aerodynamic theory and test of strut forms. Part I

Description: This report presents the first part of a two part study made under this title. In this part the symmetrical inviscid flow about an empirical strut of high service merit is found by both the Rankine and the Joukowsky methods. The results can be made to agree as closely as wished. Theoretical stream surfaces as well as surfaces of constant speed and pressure in the fluid about the strut are found. The surface pressure computed from the two theories agrees well with the measured pressure on the fore part of the model but not so well on the after part. From the theoretical flow speed the surface friction is computed by an empirical formula. The drag integrated from the friction and measured pressure closely equals the whole measured drag. As the pressure drag and the whole drag are accurately determined, the friction formula also appears trustworthy for such fair shapes. (author).
Date: May 1928
Creator: Smith, R. H.
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Blériot-Spad 91 Airplane (French): Pursuit Single-Seater, Type "Jockey"

Description: Report presenting a description of the design of the Blériot-Spad 91 airplane. This aircraft has announced a speed of 270 km per hour at 4000 m. It is of all metal construction.
Date: May 1928
Creator: Societe Bleriot-Aeronautique
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Comments on Crankless Engine Types

Description: This report describes the leading crankless engine types, which have appeared in recent years. These types include: the Mitchell crankless motor car engine and the German Michel engine.
Date: May 1928
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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
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The Fokker "Universal" Commercial Airplane

Description: Equipped with a Wright Whirlwind 200-230 H.P. Engine, the Universal can be configured with floats or wheels and seats 4-6 passengers. Details of the wings, power plant, cowling, tanks and fuel system, vision, cockpit and controls, cabin arrangements, landing gear, float gear, skis, tail skid, tail surfaces, finish, characteristics, drawings, and photographs are provided.
Date: May 1928
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Report of the Twenty-First National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1928

Description: Report of the annual conference on weights and measures, hosted by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards in Washington D.C. It includes conference proceedings, a list of attendees, information about committees and officers, and other reports or commentaries discussed at the meetings.
Date: May 1928
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
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The Parnall "Imp": A New British Light Airplane

Description: Circular presenting a description of the Parnall Imp, which is a new British light airplane that lacks any wire bracing, has an all-wood construction, and has general weatherproof qualities. Results regarding wings, fuselage, landing gear, engine, cockpit, characteristics, drawings, and photographs are provided.
Date: May 1928
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