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Growing the transplant onion crop.

Description: Discusses onion-growing by the transplant method. Provides suggestions for soils, transplanting, irrigation, weed control, insect and disease control, harvesting, and storage.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Jones, H. A. (Henry Albert), 1889-; Perry, Bruce A. & Davis, Glen N. (Glen Norton), 1906-
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Thermal Stability of a Commercial Propyl Pentaborane (HEF-2) in the Range 147 Degree to 190 Degree C

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation of the thermal stability of a commercial grade of propyl pentaborane at temperatures of 147 and 190 degrees Celsius. The products of decomposition are hydrogen, hydrocarbons, and a solid nonvolatile yellow boron hydride.
Date: November 13, 1957
Creator: McDonald, G.
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Investigation of the Low-Speed Flight Characteristics of a 1/15-Scale Model of the Convair XB-58 Airplane

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the low-speed stability and control characteristics of a 1/15-scale free-flying model of the Convair XB-58 airplane. Results regarding the longitudinal stability and control and a pod-drop investigation are provided.
Date: November 14, 1957
Creator: Paulson, John W.
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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
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Results of the Flight Test of a 0.13-Scale Rocket-Boosted Model of the McDonnell F4H-1 Airplane Between Mach Numbers of 0.20 and 1.90

Description: Report discussing tests performed with a rocket-boosted model of the McDonnell F4H-1 airplane at transonic and supersonic speeds. Special attention is given to the external drag coefficient at various Mach numbers. Large pitching oscillations were also noted at Mach numbers between 0.20 and 1.17, which made it impossible to determine the drag at that range.
Date: November 8, 1957
Creator: Hastings, Earl C., Jr. & Dickens, Waldo L.
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Tabulated Pressure Data for a Series of Controls on a 40 Degree Sweptback Wing at Mach Numbers of 1.61 and 2.01

Description: "An investigation has been made at Mach numbers of 1.61 and 2.01 and Reynolds numbers of 1.7 x l0(exp 6) and 3.6 x l0(exp 6) to determine the pressure distributions over a swept wing with a series of 14 control configurations. The wing had 40 deg of sweep of the quarter-chord line, an aspect ratio of 3.1, and a taper ratio of 0.4. Measurements were made at angles of attack from 0 deg to +/- 15 deg for control deflections from -60 deg to 60 deg. This report contains tabulated pressure data for the complete range of test conditions" (p. 1).
Date: November 8, 1957
Creator: Lord, Douglas R.
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Transonic Wind-Tunnel Tests of the Launch, Jettison, and Longitudinal Characteristics of an Airplane and Missile Model Combination

Description: Report presenting tests of an airplane model equipped with missiles to investigate the capability of that combination to achieve satisfactory launching and jettisoning of the missiles. Information about pylon modifications, missiles in launch positions, missile trajectory, and missiles in jettison positions is provided.
Date: November 20, 1957
Creator: Cleary, Joseph W.; Frank, Joseph L. & Dewey, C. Forbes, Jr.
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Use of Constant Diffuser Mach Number as a Control Parameter for Variable-Geometry Inlets at Mach Numbers of 1.8 to 2.0

Description: Memorandum presenting an analysis to determine the feasibility of using a constant diffuser Mach number to position a translating spike for optimum inlet performance. A control system incorporating this concept was investigated on a blunt lip, translating-spike inlet at flight Mach numbers of 1.8 to 2.0 and angles of attack up to 6 degrees. Results regarding inlet characteristics and performance with control are provided.
Date: November 4, 1957
Creator: Hearth, Donald P. & Anderson, Bernhard H.
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Drag Minimization for Wings and Bodies in Supersonic Flow

Description: "The minimization of inviscid fluid drag is studied for aerodynamic shapes satisfying the conditions of linearized theory, and subject to imposed constraints on lift, pitching moment, base area, or volume. The problem is transformed to one of determining two-dimensional potential flows satisfying either Laplace's or Poisson's equations with boundary values fixed by the imposed conditions. A general method for determining integral relations between perturbation velocity components is developed. This analysis is not restricted in application to optimum cases; it may be used for any supersonic wing problem" (p. 1213).
Date: November 29, 1957
Creator: Heaslet, Max A. & Fuller, Franklyn B.
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Endurance Evaluation of Sintered, Porous, Strut-Supported Turbine Blades made by Federal-Mogul-Bower-Bearings, Incorporated, under Bureau of Aeronautics Contract NOas 55-124-C

Description: Four strut-supported, transpiration-cooled turbine blades were investigated experimentally in a turbojet engine. The blade shells were fabricated by the mold-sintering method with spherical stainless-steel powder. Two blades were investigated in order to evolve suitable capping methods for the blade tip. Two other blades were used to evaluate the durability of the porous-shell material. The blades were investigated at a turbine-tip speed of 1305 feet per second, an average turbine-inlet temperature of about 1670 F, and at a porous-shell temperature limited to a maximum of approximately 1040 F.
Date: November 26, 1957
Creator: Hickel, Robert O. & Richards, Hadley T.
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Surge-Inception Study in a Two-Spool Turbojet Engine, Revised

Description: "A two-spool turbojet engine was operated in the Lewis altitude wind tunnel to study the inception of compressor surge. In addition to the usual steady-state pressure and temperature measurements, the compressors were extensively instrumented with fast-response interstage pressure transducers. Thus it was possible to obtain maps for both compressors, pressure oscillations during rotating stall, effects of stall on efficiency, and stage-loading curves" (p. 1).
Date: November 12, 1957
Creator: Wallner, Lewis E.; Lubick, Robert J. & Saari, Martin J.
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Analysis of operational airline data to show the effects of airborne weather radar on the gust loads and operating practices of twin-engine short-haul transport airplanes

Description: From Introduction: "The data for operations both with and without radar installed have been analyzed and the results are presented in this paper. Although these results are of limited extent, they provide a basis for early examination of any trends in the gust loads and associated operating practices which might be attributed to the use of radar."
Date: November 1957
Creator: Copp, Martin R. & Walker, Walter G.
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Fatigue Investigation of Full-Scale Transport-Airplane Wings: Variable-Amplitude Tests with a Gust-Loads Spectrum

Description: Report presenting results of simulated flight-history testing, which is part of a research program on the fatigue strength of the wings of C-46 airplanes. Testing was conducted using a forced-vibration method, in which a spectrum of loads derived from gust-frequency statistics was used. Results regarding crack initiation and classification, fatigue-crack propagation, final failure, and a lifetime comparison are provided.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Whaley, Richard E.
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Development of a piston-compressor type light-gas gun for the launching of free-flight models at high velocity

Description: Report presenting testing of missiles in which temperatures are approximated and aerodynamic heating of the model is representative of that experienced by the missile in high-velocity flight. The paper describes a piston compressor type of light-gas gun, which shows good agreement between predictions of performance charts and experimental data.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Charters, A. C.; Denardo, B. Pat & Rossow, Vernon J.
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Investigation of the compressive strength and creep of 7075-T6 aluminum-alloy plates at elevated temperatures

Description: From Summary: "Elevated-temperature compressive-strength test results form room temperature to 600 degrees Fahrenheit and creep test results from 350 degrees Fahrenheit to 500 degrees Fahrenheit are presented for V-groove edge-supported plates of 7075-T6 aluminum alloy. The test data are compared with calculations obtained from procedures for estimating maximum strength from material stress-strain curves and creep-failure stresses from isochronous stress-strain curves. The strength and creep results from this investigation are also compared with similar results from 2024-T3 aluminum-alloy plates."
Date: November 1957
Creator: Deveikis, William D.
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Study of Some Burner Cross-Section Changes That Increase Space-Heating Rates

Description: Note presenting measurements of turbulent flame speeds and space-heating rates, which were made in a 1/2- by 2-inch glass-walled burner in which area blockage was introduced. Results regarding the effects of fuel-air ratio and velocity variation, effect of restriction shapes, effect of flameholder size without downstream restriction, heat-release rates, flame blowout and interruption by restrictions, flow tracer study, and shadow and direct photographs of the flame are provided.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Boldman, Donald R. & Blackshear, Perry L., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Abnormal grain growth in M-252 and S-816 alloys

Description: Report discussing an experimental investigation was carried out on air- and vacuum-melted M-252 and S-816 alloys to find conditions of heating and hot-working which resulted in abnormal grain growth. The experiments were mainly limited to normal conditions of heating for hot-working and heat treatment and normal temperatures of solution treatment were used to allow grain growth after susceptibility to abnormal grain growth was developed by various experimental conditions. Results indicated that small reductions of essentially strain-free metal were the basic cause of such grain growth.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Decker, R. F.; Rush, A. I.; Dano, A. G. & Freeman, J. W.
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Measurement of Static Pressure on Aircraft

Description: Note presenting existing data on the errors involved in the measurement of static pressure by means of static-pressure tubes and fuselage vents. The errors associated with the various design features of static-pressure tubes are discussed for the condition of zero angle of attack and for the case where the tube is inclined to the flow.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Gracey, William
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Momentum Transfer for Flow Over a Flat Plate with Blowing

Description: Note presenting a study of the effect on the boundary layer of blowing air through a porous flat plate into a main airstream flowing parallel to the plate. Measurements were made of velocity profiles and wall friction coefficients. The observed friction coefficients are predicted by mixture-length theory if the Reynolds number at the outer edge of the laminar sublayer is permitted to vary with the dimensionless ratio.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Mickley, H. S. & Davis, R. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Atmospheric temperature observations to 100,000 feet for several climatological regions of the Northern Hemisphere

Description: Report presenting radiosonde measurements of upper-air temperatures taken over a 5-year period at nine stations in the northern hemisphere are summarized in order to provide information on the temperatures likely to be encountered during airplane and missile operations up to 100,000 feet.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Tolefson, H. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Some Ground Measurements of the Forces Applied by Pilots to a Side-Located Aircraft Controller

Description: Report presenting ground testing to determine pilots' force capabilities on a proposed side-loaded aircraft controller on one side of the cockpit and situated so the pilot's arm is supported. Data were obtained from 11 pilots, including five research pilots and six research engineers. Results regarding the force levels and operating range of the controller, deviations in data, effect of arm position, and need for additional testing are provided.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Brissenden, Roy F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of deflectors as gust alleviators on a 0.09-scale model of the Bell X-5 airplane with various wing sweep angles from 20 degrees to 60 degrees at Mach numbers from 0.40 to 0.90

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the high-speed 7- by 10-foot tunnel to determine the effectiveness of a given deflector arrangement as a gust alleviator on a model of the Bell X-5 airplane with various wing sweep angles, Mach numbers, and angles of attack. Results regarding lift, drag, and pitching moment are provided.
Date: November 1957
Creator: Croom, Delwin R. & Huffman, Jarrett K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Effects of vertical location of wing and horizontal tail on the aerodynamic characteristics in pitch at Mach numbers from 0.60 to 1.40 of an airplane configuration with an unswept wing

Description: Report presenting an experimental investigation to determine the effects of vertical location of an unswept wing and horizontal tail on the aerodynamic characteristics in pitch of a wing-body-tail combination. The wings had an aspect ratio of 3.09, a taper ratio of 0.39, the quarter-chord line swept back 11.5 degrees, and biconvex sections.
Date: November 20, 1957
Creator: Stivers, Louis S., Jr. & Lippmann, Garth W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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