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Strontium Program Quarterly Summary Report: November 1958 - January 1959

Description: From Abstract: "This report is one of a sequence of quarterly reports, each designed to up-date its predecessor beginning with HASL-42, "Environmental Contamination from Weapon Tests." Herein are reported data which have accrued since HASL-51. In particular, the levels of strontium 90 in fallout, milk, tap water, vegetation, and foods are given, based on data available from November 1, 1958 to January 30, 1959."
Date: February 24, 1959
Creator: Hardy, Edward P., Jr. & Klein, Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Roll Cladding Uranium-Zirconium and Uranium-Zirconium-Niobium Alloys with Zircaloy-2 for Plate-Type Fuel Elements

Description: From Abstract: "Investigations were made of alternate methods of bonding fuel shapes and the use of alternate core alloys in flat plates. Alternations and additions were made to development facilities needed to fabricate roll-clad plates for the EBWR core. Pilot production of EWBR-type plates proved that the plate cladding process could be adapted to production facilities."
Date: February 1958
Creator: Bean, C. H.; Macherey, R. E. & Lindgren, J. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Rocket-Model Investigation of the Rolling Effectiveness of a Fighter-Type Wing-Control Configuration at Mach Numbers From

Description: "An investigation of the rolling effectiveness of spoiler and aileron aerodynamic controls on a fighter-type airplane has been conducted at Mach numbers from 0.6 to 1.5 by the Langley Pilotless Aircraft Research Division by utilizing rocket-propelled test vehicles. No effects of mutual interference between the midspan spoiler and the outboard aileron were detectable. Above the speed of sound, the ailerons were relatively ineffective as compared with the spoiler because of wing twisting" (p. 1).
Date: February 25, 1952
Creator: Strass, H. Kurt & Marley, Edward T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Dynamic Stability Investigation of Two Right Circular Cylinders in Axial Free Flight at Mach Numbers From 0.4 to 1.7 Fineness-Ratio- 2.56 Cylinder and Fineness-Ratio-4.0 Cylinder With Flared Afterbody

Description: Memorandum presenting two right circular cylinders tested in axial free flight over a Mach number range of 0.4 to 1.7 by using the rocket-boosted-model technique. Results regarding time history, basic data cross plots, center of pressure, and drag are provided.
Date: February 28, 1957
Creator: McFall, John C., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Experimental Behavior of Pentaborane-Air Combustion Products During Expansion in a Convergent Divergent Nozzle

Description: "In order to evaluate the post combustion behavior of boric oxide, pentaborane-air mixtures, burned to completion at a combustor pressure of 3 atmospheres, were expanded through a 7.1-inch-long convergent-divergent nozzle having a 4-inch-diameter throat and an exit-to-throat area ratio of 1.68. The experimentally determined thrust performance was in good agreement with the ideal equilibrium performance at stagnation temperatures of 3300 deg R and lower. The boric oxide vapor at the combustor exit required about 400 degrees F supercooling before any condensed phase was observed" (p. 1).
Date: February 18, 1958
Creator: Branstetter, J. Robert & Setze, Paul C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Theoretical Performance of Liquid Hydrogen and Liquid Fluorine as a Rocket Propellant

Description: Report of theoretical values of performance parameters for liquid hydrogen and flourine as a rocket propellant for a wide range of fuel-oxidant and expansion ratios. Parameters computed include specific impulse, combustion-chamber temperature, nozzle-exit temperature, equilibrium composition, mean molecular weight, characteristic velocity, coefficient of thrust, ratio of nozzle-exit area to throat area, specific heat at constant pressure, coefficient of viscosity, and coefficient of thermal conductivity.
Date: February 6, 1953
Creator: Gordon, Sanford & Huff, Vearl N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Transonic Aerodynamic and Trim Characteristics of a Multi-Engine Delta-Wing Airplane Model

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation of three models of a delta-wing airplane designed for a long-range subsonic cruise and a supersonic dash. Results regarding the aerodynamic characteristics of the models and effect of elevon deflection on aerodynamic characteristics of the four-engine model are provided.
Date: February 17, 1956
Creator: Swihart, John M. & Foss, Willard E., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Some Interference Effects That Influence Vertical-Tail Loads at Supersonic Speeds

Description: Memorandum presenting three types of aerodynamic interference originating from forward components of airplanes, which are shown to contribute to decreased vertical-tail effectiveness. The vorticity originating from a slender fuselage ahead of the wing resulted in a marked reduction in vertical-tail effectiveness with angle of attack for one model.
Date: February 17, 1956
Creator: Edwards, S. Sherman
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Sodium Hydroxide Reactor - Effect of Reactor Variables on Criticality and Fuel- Element Temperature Requirements for Subsonic and Supersonic Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion

Description: Report presenting two-group criticality calculations for sodium-hydroxide-cooled, moderated, and reflected reactors for various concentrations and compositions of reactor fuel-element structural material. The investigation was performed in order to determine the applicability of the fuel properties to power a nuclear aircraft. Results regarding the specific reactor calculations, reflector savings, criticality generalization, typical neutron flux and heat-generation distributions, static stability characteristics and excess uranium requirements, reactor heat-transfer characteristics, and airplane and turbojet cycle characteristics are provided.
Date: February 10, 1953
Creator: Bogart, Donald & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Calculated Performance of a Direct-Air Nuclear Turbojet-Powered Airplane Using a Split-Flow Reactor and a Separated-Type Shield

Description: Memorandum presenting an analysis made to estimate the performance of a direct-air nuclear turbojet-powered airplane using a split-flow reactor and a separated-type shield. The analysis was for flight Mach numbers of 0.9 and 1.5 and covered a range of altitudes, reactor-wall temperatures, turbine-inlet temperatures, compressor pressure ratios, and airplane lift-drag ratios.
Date: February 1951
Creator: Doyle, R. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Preliminary Study of the Effect of Boric Oxide Deposits on the Performance of Two Selected Turbine Stator-Blade Shapes

Description: Report discussing testing on the performance of two stator-blade shapes with and without boric oxide deposits. The deposits were found to cause total pressure losses and decreases in the blade-exit flow angle. Information about the cascade throat area, boundary-layer momentum thickness, total pressure ratio, and exit flow angle and tangential component of velocity is provided.
Date: February 25, 1958
Creator: Setze, Paul C. & Nusbaum, William J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of Design Changes of Operating Conditions on Combustion and Operational Performance of a 28-Inch Diameter Ram-Jet Engine

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the altitude performance of a 28-inch diameter ram-jet engine using a direct-connect system in an altitude test chamber. The majority of the investigation occurred at Mach number 2 at altitudes above the tropopause (250 degrees Fahrenheit inlet temperature). Various design configurations were explored and runs were made with different types of fuel.
Date: February 13, 1952
Creator: Shillito, T. B. & Nakanishi, Shigeo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation at Mach Number 1.91 of Spreading Characteristics of Jet Expanding From Choked Nozzles

Description: Report presenting an investigation at Mach number 1.91 to determine the gross spreading characteristics of jets expanding from convergent and convergent-divergent nozzles using total-temperature surveys. Results regarding the preliminary development and jet spreading characteristics of the different types of nozzles are provided.
Date: February 11, 1952
Creator: Rousso, Morris D. & Baughman, L. Eugene
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Afterburner Performance With Combustion-Chamber Lengths From 10 to 62 Inches at Several Afterburner-Inlet Temperatures

Description: Effect of variation of combustion chamber length and inlet temperature on low pressure-loss sea level afterburner. A 70-percentage-point reduction in combustion efficiency resulted when the combustion-chamber length was reduced from 62 to 10 inches.
Date: February 1, 1956
Creator: Ciepluch, Carl C.; Velie, Wallace W. & Burley, Richard R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Buffet Tests of an Attack-Airplane Model With Emphasis on Analysis of Data From Wind-Tunnel Tests

Description: Memorandum presenting the buffet characteristics of a scale model of an attack airplane over a range of Mach numbers. The wing had a modified delta plan form with an NACA 0008 airfoil section at the root and an NACA 0005 airfoil section at the tip, a leading-edge sweep of 41.11 degrees, an aspect ratio of 2.91, and a taper ratio of 0.226. Results regarding the frequency spectrum of bending moment, effect of density on root-mean-square bending moment, system damping coefficients, and buffet input force are provided.
Date: February 21, 1958
Creator: Davis, Don D., Jr. & Wornom, Dewey E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Performance of Several Half-Conical Side Inlets at Supersonic and Subsonic Speeds

Description: Report discussing an evaluation of a series of half-conical side inlets mounted on the fuselage of a supersonic aircraft at various Mach numbers. Information about the maximum total-pressure recovery, asymmetrical operation of the twin-duct system, potential reduction in stable mass-flow range, boundary-layer diverter height, and engine mass flow is described.
Date: February 1, 1956
Creator: Stitt, Leonard E.; Cubbison, Robert W. & Flaherty, Richard J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Correlations Among Ice Measurements, Impingement Rates Icing Conditions, and Drag Coefficients for Unswept NACA 65A004 Airfoil

Description: "An empirical relation has been obtained by which the change in drag coefficient caused by ice formations on an unswept NACA 65A004 airfoil section can be determined from the following icing and operating conditions: icing time, airspeed, air total temperature, liquid-water content, cloud droplet impingement efficiencies, airfoil chord length, and angles of attack. The correlation was obtained by use of measured ice heights and ice angles. These measurements were obtained from a variety of ice formations, which were carefully photographed, cross-sectioned, and weighed" (p. 1).
Date: February 1958
Creator: Gray, Vernon H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Photographic Study of Freezing of Water Droplets Falling Freely in Air

Description: From Summary: "A photographic technique for investigating water droplets of diameter less than 200 microns falling freely in air at temperatures between 0 C and -50 C has been devised and used to determine: (1) The shape of frozen droplets, (2) The occurrence of collisions of partly frozen or of frozen and liquid droplets, and (3) The statistics on the freezing temperatures of individual free-falling droplets."
Date: February 25, 1952
Creator: Dorsch, Robert G. & Levine, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Penetration of Air Jets Issuing from Circular, Square, and Elliptical Orifices Directed Perpendicularly to an Air Stream

Description: From Summary: "An experimental investigation was conducted to determine the penetration of air jets directed perpendicularly to an air stream. Jets issuing from circular, square, and elliptical orifices were investigated and the jet penetration at a position downstream of the orifice was determined- as a function of jet density, jet velocity, air-stream density, air-stream velocity, effective jet diameter, and orifice flow coeffIcient. The jet penetrations were determined for nearly constant values of air-stream density at three tunnel-air velocities arid for a large range of jet velocities and densities."
Date: February 1950
Creator: Ruggeri, Robert S.; Callaghan, Edmund E. & Bowden, Dean T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Origin and Distribution of Supsonic Store Interference From Measurement of Individual Forces on Several Wing-Fuselage-Store Configurations 5 - Swept-Wing Heavy-Bomber Configuration With Large Store (Nacelle). Mach Number, 2.01

Description: Memorandum presenting a supersonic wind-tunnel investigation of store interference performed in the 4- by 4-foot supersonic pressure tunnel at a Mach number of 2.01 in which separate forces on a store and a swept-wing-fuselage combination were measured. The report presents data on a configuration which simulated a heavy-bomber airplane with a large external store.
Date: February 13, 1956
Creator: Carlson, Harry W. & Geier, Douglas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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