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Aeronautical Record: No. 1 (to June, 1923)

Description: Memorandum presenting an overview of the development of aeronautical industries and commercial aircraft as well as some of the problems that are resulting from it. Details of the aeronautical budget in various countries, organization of the air service, material exports, and airline operations are provided.
Date: December 1923
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experiments With Fabrics for Covering Airplane Wings, to Determine Effect of Method of Installation

Description: Note presenting some information on the effect of changes in the loading and in the disposition of the supporting framework on the covering fabric. The magnitude of the air forces to be taken into account and the corresponding factors of safety to be expected will be covered in a future report. Tables regarding some of these fabric characteristics are provided.
Date: December 1923
Creator: Pröll, A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Factors of Safety

Description: Factors of safety serve three purposes: provides against trouble arising from unexpectedly large loads, allows for imperfections of workmanship, represents a depreciation allowance. A consideration of these safety factors is provided in this report.
Date: December 1923
Creator: Warner, Edward P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Industrial Accidents in the California Oil Fields

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on a study of the causes of employee accidents in California oil fields during the year of 1921 - 1922. This investigation was conducted to develop safety procedures and future accident prevention. This report includes tables.
Date: December 1923
Creator: Miller, H. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Nichols Wing Cutting Equipment

Description: Described here is wing cutting equipment for the economical production of metal wings for wind tunnel models. The machine will make any size of constant-section wing or strut up to one-sixth inch chord by 36-inch span and up to a thickness of one and one-quarter inches. It cuts a smooth, true model that is accurate to within two-thousandths of an inch on any ordinate. The holding jaws are so designed as to leave the model free of chip marks, and the only hand finishing necessary after the cutting is a rub with amunite to remove burrs. The actual change on ordinate in this finishing rub is less than .0002 inches.
Date: December 1923
Creator: Ford, James B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reduction in Efficiency of Propellers Due to Slipstream

Description: "In the slipstream behind a propeller there is a considerable amount of kinetic energy which has been imparted to it by the engine without producing any corresponding propeller thrust. The increased absorption of power reduces the propeller efficiency. Attention has been previously directed to this question by Bendemann and Madelung and other writers. Their contribution serves to verify a simple method of calculating the reduction in the propeller efficiency due to the slip stream" (p. 1).
Date: December 1923
Creator: Munk, Max M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Air Resistance Measurements on Actual Airplane Parts

Description: "For the calculation of the parasite resistance of an airplane, a knowledge of the resistance of the individual structural and accessory parts is necessary. The most reliable basis for this is given by tests with actual airplane parts at airspeeds which occur in practice. The data given here relate to the landing gear of a Siemanms-Schuckert DI airplane; the landing gear of a 'Luftfahrzeug-Gesellschaft' airplane (type Roland Dlla); landing gear of a 'Flugzeugbau Friedrichshafen' G airplane; a machine gun, and the exhaust manifold of a 269 HP engine" (p. 1).
Date: November 1923
Creator: Weiselsberger, C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dahlias for the Home.

Description: Discusses the appeal of dahlias; describes the different varieties and how to grow them successfully at home.
Date: November 1923
Creator: Morrison, B. Y. (Benjamin Yoe), 1891-1966
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Determination of Climbing Ability

Description: "The vertical distribution of the pressure, temperature, and density of the atmosphere varies from day to day. Thus, rates of climb on different days cannot be compared directly, but must be corrected with reference to a standard rate of diminution of air density with increasing altitude. The following problem, therefore, has to be solved" (p. 1).
Date: November 1923
Creator: Blasius, H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Monoplanes or Biplanes?

Description: This article presents a discussion of the relative merits between monoplanes and biplanes. A comparison of the aerodynamic qualities and advantages of both types are provided.
Date: November 1923
Creator: Warner, Edward P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rigid Airships

Description: Memorandum presenting the history and development of airships. Tables containing information and statistics regarding some of the current airships are provided.
Date: November 1923
Creator: Stahl, Friedrich
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rules and Regulations for Endurance Contest of Aviation Engines: Under the Auspices of the Aero Club of France

Description: Memorandum presenting the rules and regulations of the Endurance Contest of Aviation Engines, which was put on by the Aero Club of France. A description of the rules regarding the aircraft in competition, the characteristics of the tests that were conducted, and information regarding classification of the aircraft is provided.
Date: November 1923
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Static Soaring Flight Over Flat Sea Coasts

Description: Static soaring flight has hitherto been accomplished by means of two sources of energy: ascending air currents in the vicinity of obstacles and those produced by unequal heating. The latter has not yet been practically tested in soaring flight.
Date: November 1923
Creator: Georgii, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tests on Riveted Joints in Sheet Duralumin

Description: In making tension tests, the slippage of the joints was noted at three points across each joint. In addition, stress strain curves were obtained for plain tension specimens, and a chemical analysis was made of the sheet.
Date: November 1923
Creator: Rettew, H. F. & Thumin, G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind Tunnel Tests of Five Strut Sections in Yaw

Description: In the first series of wind tunnel tests, the drag and cross wing force of all the struts were measured at a wind speed of 30 mph and at angles of yaw from 0 degrees to 20 degrees. To determine the magnitude of the VL effect, each strut was tested at zero yaw and at a series of speeds ranging from 15 to 38 mph. Although designed as fairings for cables, part of these sections gave such high crosswind forces that they seemed to have possibilities as airfoils.
Date: November 1923
Creator: Warner, Edward P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department