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A Biological Survey of Alabama

Description: Booklet describing the biology of Alabama in two sections: (1) physiography and life zones, and (2) mammals. It also includes an annotated species list of mammals, bibliography, and index starting on page 81.
Date: October 28, 1921
Creator: Howell, Arthur H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Voles of the Genus Phenacomys

Description: Nests, young, food, habits, and enemies of the voles of the genus Phenacomys.
Date: October 12, 1926
Creator: Howell, A. Brazier
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Recovery of Gold from Black Sand Tailings

Description: Report on the recovery of gold from black sand tailings, based on tests conducted at the U.S. Bureau of Mines' Alaska Station.
Date: October 1920
Creator: Gross, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Caproni Monoplanes "Ca 97" (Italian)

Description: The Ca 97 is constructed with wings half overhung, a large fuselage, all metal construction, and can be configured with 1 to 3 engines.
Date: October 1928
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Fairchild "All-Purpose" Cabin Monoplane

Description: The Fairchild "all-purpose" is a 4 seater with a large luggage compartment, good visibility, and can be configured for surveying work. It is rated at 200 HP. at 1800 R.P.M., but can deliver over 220 HP.
Date: October 1927
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The De Havilland "Tiger Moth": A Low Wing Monoplane

Description: With a speed of 186.5 M.P.H. and an operational altitude of 20,000 feet the De Havilland Tiger Moth has caused comment as it was introduced just before the King's Cup race of 1927. It is a single seater with unusual control configuration due to the cramped cockpit area.
Date: October 1927
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The De Havilland "Moth"

Description: Officially designated D.H. 60, De Havilland's Moth is a small, simply made, 770 lb. aircraft. It has had it's fittings reduced in number to assist in this, seats 2 (including pilot) and uses a Cirrus 60 HP. engine.
Date: October 1926
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Combustion of Liquid Fuels in Diesel Engine

Description: Hitherto, definite specifications have always been made for fuel oils and they have been classified as more or less good or non-utilizable. The present aim, however, is to build Diesel engines capable of using even the poorest liquid fuels and especially the waste products of the oil industry, without special chemical or physical preparation.
Date: October 1924
Creator: Alt, Otto
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Concrete Airship Sheds at Orly, France Part 1: General Aspect of the Problem, Basic Principles of the Final Project, Principal Structural Elements

Description: This report details the contest to design and build concrete airship hangers. The difficulty lies in the magnitude of the absolute dimensions. An airship shed must withstand two principal types of stresses: those resulting from its own weight and those due to the wind. This report discusses both problems in detail.
Date: October 1925
Creator: Freyssinet
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Information Obtained From Airplane Flight Tests in the Year 1927-1928

Description: The information obtained from flight tests in 1927-1928 covers chiefly the effect of the structural features of an airplane on its stability, controllability, maneuverability and spinning characteristics.
Date: October 1929
Creator: Hübner, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fire prevention on airplanes. Part 2

Description: This part of the report presents a detailed examination of spark prevention, fire extinguishers, and fuel tank location and design. A continued program of investigations and research is also proposed.
Date: October 1929
Creator: Sabatier, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Schütte-Lanz Airship Projects After the War

Description: The stressing of an airship depends on three nonuniformly distributed forces: air forces; the distribution of acceleration forces; and how the air pressure is distributed on the hull. This report examines the stresses and comes to conclusions on the size of airships.
Date: October 1925
Creator: Weiss, Georg
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Nieuport-Astra Parachute Contest

Description: Report presenting a description of a parachute design contest. The object of this contest was to obtain a parachute of light weight and small bulk, suitable for airplanes. The primary areas of focus were safety, ability to be installed on airplanes, speed, materials, and behavior of the parachutes in the air.
Date: October 1923
Creator: Philippe, J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Tin Soldering of Aluminum and Its Alloys

Description: A method is presented for soldering aluminum to other metals. The method adopted consists of a galvanic application to the surface of the light-metal parts to be soldered, of a layer of another metal, which, without reacting electrolytically on the aluminum, adheres strongly to the surface to which it is applied, and is, on the other hand, adapted to receive the soft solder. The metal found to meet the criteria best was iron.
Date: October 1921
Creator: Gallo, Gino
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fire prevention on airplanes. Part 1

Description: Various methods for preventing fires in airplanes are presented with most efforts centering around prevention of backfires, new engine and carburetor designs, as well as investigations on different types of fuels.
Date: October 1929
Creator: Sabatier, J.
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 3

Description: The test equipment for studying the vaporization of heavy and medium oils is described as well as some of the experimental properties explored such as vaporization speed and diffusion coefficient. The experimental arrangement is also discussed.
Date: October 1926
Creator: Heinlein, Fritz
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Turbulent Flow

Description: Report presenting some information and potential areas of study of turbulent flow and turbulence.
Date: October 1927
Creator: Prandtl, L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Concrete Airship Sheds at Orly, France Part 2: Supporting Structure and Method of Moving, Mechanism for Moving the Centering, Apparatus for Handling the Materials, Remarks on Construction Details

Description: This report deals mainly with the methods of construction employed when after the plan had been approved. The foundation, side walls, doors and roof are all discussed and the economic savings resulting from this method of construction.
Date: October 1925
Creator: Freyssinet
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Spindled and Hollow Spars

Description: "The most usual method of arriving at the maximum amount of spindling or hollowing out permissible in the case of any particular spar section is by trial and error, a process which is apt to become laborious in the absence of good guessing - or luck. The following tables have been got out with the object of making it possible to arrive with certainty at a suitable section at the first attempt" (p. 1).
Date: October 1926
Creator: Blyth, J. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Some German Gliders of 1920-1923

Description: Memorandum presenting a review of some of the German gliders produced from 1920-1923. The designs, flight characteristics, and descriptions of successful flights are provided.
Date: October 1927
Creator: Gymnich, Alfried
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Vertical Accelerometer, a New Instrument for Air Navigation

Description: This report endeavors to show the possibility of determining the rate of acceleration and the advantage of having such an accelerometer in addition to other aviation instruments. Most of the discussions concern balloons.
Date: October 1923
Creator: Laboccetta, Letterio
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Handley Page Metal Construction

Description: In this report Handley Page construction techniques are shown such as: solid-drawn tubular duralumin spars are used in the stabilizer; plain channel sections are used extensively for minor components; and the manner of assembling them into a stabilizer compression strut is shown.
Date: October 1929
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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