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Effects of Free-Stream Reynolds Number, Engine Installation, and Model Scale on Stability Characteristics of a Translating-Spike Inlet at Mach 2.0

Description: Memorandum presenting the effect of free-stream Reynolds number, engine installation, and model scale on inlet stability limits and on the amplitude and frequency of buzz. The data were taken at a free-stream Mach number of 2.0 and angles of attack from 0 to 6 degrees. Results regarding free-stream Reynolds number effect, model scale, and effect of engine on stability are provided.
Date: November 13, 1957
Creator: Musial, Norman T. & Bowditch, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the Stability of the Antisubmarine Rocket Mk 1 Mod 0

Description: Report discussing an investigation to determine the cause and provide a fix for the instability in flight of the antisubmarine rocket Mk 1 Mod 0. The Magnus effects and their nonlinear variation with angle of attack were found to affect the stability, so reducing the Magnus effects should reduce instability in the missiles. The greatest reduction of Magnus effects was found through a combination of nose-ring spoiler and the original direction of the propeller rotation, but the nose ring increas… more
Date: November 13, 1952
Creator: Lichtenstein, Jacob H. & Williams, James L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An investigation of the effect of tip shape on the low-speed aerodynamic characteristics of large-scale swept wings

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the effect of tip shape on the aerodynamic characteristics of large-scale 45 degrees swept-forward and 45 degrees swept-back wings. The results show that none of the variations of tip shape investigated nor the addition of bodies of revolution at the tips produced major changes in the characteristics of the swept wings.
Date: November 13, 1947
Creator: Walling, Walter C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Low-Speed Characteristics in Pitch of a 42 Degree Sweptback Wing With Aspect Ratio 3.9 and Circular-Arc Airfoil Sections

Description: Report presenting tests in a pressure tunnel to determine the low-speed pitch characteristics of a 42 degree sweptback wing with circular-arc airfoil sections. Information regarding the characteristics of basic wing, leading-edge flap investigation, and effects of fuselage are provided.
Date: November 13, 1947
Creator: Neely, Robert H. & Koven, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of the Dynamic Longitudinal Stability of Two Equal Size Models Coupled in Tandem with a Single Joint: Preliminary Model Flight Tests

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the free-flight tunnel to study the dynamic longitudinal stability of equal-size models coupled in tandem with a single joint providing freedom in pitch. Results regarding the characteristics of the model motions, effect of elevator gearing ratio, effect of weight ratio, and effect of static stability of the front model are provided.
Date: November 13, 1950
Creator: Shanks, Robert E. & Grana, David C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Factors in selecting fuels for gas-turbine powered aircraft

Description: "This report briefly summarizes some of the available information on fuels for gas-turbine powered aircraft. The effects of fuel volatility and composition on the range, reliability, and safety of aircraft are discussed. Availability is briefly considered for fuels at various volatility levels" (p. 1).
Date: November 13, 1950
Creator: Gibbons, Louis C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Ability of Pilots to Control Simulated Short-Period Yawing Oscillations

Description: Report discussing an investigation into the ability of human pilots to control short-period yawing oscillations using a yaw simulating device. The ability to control the oscillations was determined to be a function of period, control effectiveness, and inherent damping. Pilot control effectiveness was found to improve with practice.
Date: November 13, 1950
Creator: Phillips, William H. & Cheatham, Donald C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of afterbody length and keel angle on minimum depth of step for landing stability and on take-off stability of a flying boat

Description: From Summary: "Tests were made to fill partly the need for information on the effect of afterbody dimensions on the hydrodynamic stability of a flying boat in smooth water. The dimensions investigated were depth of step, angle of afterbody keel, and length of afterbody. An analysis of the data showed that as either the afterbody length or keel angle was increased an accompanying increase in depth of step was required in order to maintain adequate landing stability."
Date: November 13, 1947
Creator: Olson, Roland E. & Land, Norman S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Method for calculating lift distributions for unswept wings with flaps or ailerons by use of nonlinear section lift data

Description: A method is presented which allows the use of nonlinear section lift data in the calculation of the spanwise lift distribution of unswept wings with flaps or ailerons. This method is based upon lifting line theory and is an extension to the method described in NACA rep. 865. The mathematical treatment of the discontinuity in absolute angle of attack at the end of the flap or aileron involves the use of a correction factor which accounts for the inability of a limited trigonometric series to rep… more
Date: November 13, 1950
Creator: Sivells, James C. & Westrick, Gertrude C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of chord size on weight and cooling characteristics of air-cooled turbine blades

Description: An analysis has been made to determine the effect of chord size on the weight and cooling characteristics of shell-supported, air-cooled gas-turbine blades. In uncooled turbines with solid blades, the general practice has been to design turbines with high aspect ratio (small blade chord) to achieve substantial turbine weight reduction. With air-cooled blades, this study shows that turbine blade weight is affected to a much smaller degree by the size of the blade chord.
Date: November 13, 1956
Creator: Esgar, Jack B.; Schum, Eugene F. & Curren, Arthur N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preliminary Results of an Altitude-Wind-Tunnel Investigation of a TG-100A Gas Turbine-Propeller Engine 4 - Compressor and Turbine Performance Characteristics

Description: "As part of an investigation of the performance and operational characteristics of the TG-100A gas turbine-propeller engine, conducted in the Cleveland altitude wind tunnel, the performance characteristics of the compressor and the turbine were obtained. The data presented were obtained at a compressor-inlet ram-pressure ratio of 1.00 for altitudes from 5000 to 35,000 feet, engine speeds from 8000 to 13,000 rpm, and turbine-inlet temperatures from 1400 to 2100R. The highest compressor pressure … more
Date: November 13, 1947
Creator: Wallner, Lewis E. & Saari, Martin J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preliminary Results of an Altitude-Wind-Tunnel Investigation of a TG-100A Gas Turbine-Propeller Engine 3 - Pressure and Temperature Distributions

Description: An altitude-wind-tunnel investigation of a TG-100A gas turbine-propeller engine was performed. Pressure and temperature data were obtained at altitudes from 5000 to 35000 feet, compressor inlet ram-pressure ratios from 1.00 to 1.17, and engine speeds from 800 to 13000 rpm. The effect of engine speed, shaft horsepower, and compressor-inlet ram-pressure ratio on pressure and temperature distribution at each measuring station are presented graphically.
Date: November 13, 1947
Creator: Geisenheyner, Robert M. & Berdysz, Joseph J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of Magnitude of Vibratory Load Superimposed on Mean Tensile Load on Mechanism of and Time to Fracture of Specimens and Correlation to Engine Blade

Description: Memorandum presenting tensile fatigue tests run on seven turbine-blade alloys at a temperature of 1500 degrees Fahrenheit and a mean stress of 22,000 pounds per square inch with superimposed alternating stresses of 0, 5000, 10,000, and 15,000 pounds per square inch. The same three types of fracture occurring in turbine blades - stress-rupture, stress-rupture followed by fatigue, and fatigue - were obtained in the specimens. Results regarding the effect of alternating stress on mechanism of fail… more
Date: November 13, 1952
Creator: Ferguson, Robert R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effect of radiant energy on vaporization and combustion of liquid fuels

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the radiative processes involved in combustion to determine the present role of radiant energy transfer in combustors. The equivalent gray-body emissivity of a hydrocarbon fuel may be increased by use of liquid or solid, soluble or nonsoluble, additives. Results regarding the experimental apparatus and methods, emission characteristics of luminous and nonluminous flames, absorptivity of fuels and of solutions of possible additives, and absorption by slurrie… more
Date: November 13, 1952
Creator: Berlad, A. L. & Hibbard, R. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Performance characteristics of several types of axially symmetric nose inlets at Mach number 3.85

Description: Report presenting an experimental investigation conducted a Mach number of 3.85 to determine the diffuser characteristics of a series of conventional axially symmetric nose inlets on a ramjet in a supersonic wind tunnel. Performance evaluations of single-cone, double-cone, and isentropic diffusers were made in terms of total pressure recovery and mass flow for a range of angles of attack. Results regarding performance of 1-cone inlets, performance of 2-cone inlets, and performance of isentropic… more
Date: November 13, 1952
Creator: Connors, James F. & Woollett, Richard R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Some observations of flow at the throat of a two-dimensional diffuser at a Mach number of 3.85

Description: Report presenting an experimental investigation at a Mach number of 3.85 in the supersonic wind tunnel to study the flow patterns at the throat of a two-dimensional single-shock diffuser and to evaluate qualitatively several schemes for improving the turning conditions. Schileren observations were made for supercritical inlet operation and conditions of maximum total-pressure recovery.
Date: November 13, 1952
Creator: Connors, James F. & Woollett, Richard R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Wire cloth as porous material for transpiration-cooled walls

Description: The permeability characteristics and tensile strength of a porous material developed from stainless-steel corduroy wire cloth for use in transpiration-cooled walls where the primary stresses are in one direction were investigated. The results of this investigation are presented and compared with similar results obtained with porous sintered metal compacts. A much wider range of permeabilities is obtainable with the wire cloth than with the porous metal compacts considered and the ultimate tensi… more
Date: November 13, 1951
Creator: Eckert, E. R. G.; Kinsler, Martin R. & Cochran, Reeves P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Aerodynamics of slender bodies at Mach number of 3.12 and Reynolds numbers from 2 x 10(exp 6) to 15 x 10(exp 6) 1: body of revolution with near-parabolic forebody and cylindrical afterbody

Description: An experimental investigation of the aerodynamic characteristics of a slender, square-based body of revolution was conducted at a Mach number of 3.12 for angles of attack from 0 degree to 10 degrees and for Reynolds numbers from 2 x 10(exp 6) to 15 x 10(exp 6). Boundary-layer measurements at zero angle of attack are compared with several compressible flow formulating for predicting boundary-layer characteristics. Comparison of experimental pressure and force values with theoretical values showe… more
Date: November 13, 1951
Creator: Jack, John R. & Burgess, Warren C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Thermal Stability of a Commercial Propyl Pentaborane (HEF-2) in the Range 147 to 190 Degrees C

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation of the thermal stability of a commercial grade of propyl pentaborane (HEF-2) at temperatures of 147 and 190 degrees Celsius. The products of decomposition are hydrogen, hydrocarbons, and a solid nonvolatile yellow boron hydride. An equation is provided that can be used to calculate the approximate time required to decompose 20 percent of propyl pentaborane at other temperatures.
Date: November 13, 1957
Creator: McDonald, G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effects of free-stream Reynolds number, engine installation, and model scale on stability characteristics of a translating-spike inlet at Mach 2.0

Description: Report presenting the effect of free-stream Reynolds number, engine installation, and model scale on inlet stability limits and on the amplitude and frequency of buzz. The data was obtained at mach number 2.0 and a range of angles of attack. Results regarding the free-stream Reynolds number effect, model scale, and effect of engine on stability are provided.
Date: November 13, 1957
Creator: Musial, Norman T. & Bowditch, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of turbines suitable for use in a turbojet engine with high compressor pressure ratio and low compressor-tip speed 8: Internal flow conditions of a two-stage turbine with a downstream stator

Description: Report presenting an investigation of a two-stage turbine with a downstream stator to determine the interstage flow conditions of the turbine. Results regarding stage efficiency and work output, first-stage performance, second-stage performance, and downstream-stator performance are provided.
Date: November 13, 1957
Creator: Petrash, Donald A.; Davison, Elmer H. & Schum, Harold J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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An Investigation at Low Speed of a Large-Scale Triangular Wing of Aspect Ratio Two 1: Characteristics of a Wing Having a Double-Wedge Airfoil Section With Maximum Thickness at 20-Percent Chord

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the low-speed characteristics of a 25-foot span triangular wing with an aspect ratio of 2. the airfoil section of the wing was a symmetrical double wedge with 5-percent maximum thickness at 20-percent chord. Results regarding the longitudinal characteristics, lateral characteristics, and directional characteristics are provided.
Date: November 13, 1947
Creator: Anderson, Adrien E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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