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Average Outside-Surface Heat-Transfer Coefficients and Velocity Distributions for Heated and Cooled Impulse Turbine Blades in Static Cascades

Description: Heat-transfer investigation conducted on cooled as well heated impulse-type turbine blades in a static cascade to determine the effect of direction of heat flow on convective heat-transfer coefficients.
Date: March 9, 1951
Creator: Hubbartt, James E. & Schum, Eugene F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Large-scale low-speed wind-tunnel tests of a model having a 60 degree delta horizontal canard control surface and wing to obtain static-longitudinal-stability and canard surface hinge-moment data

Description: Report presenting a wind-tunnel investigation of a model equipped with a 60 degree delta wing and a 60 degree delta horizontal all-movable canard control surface to determine the stability, control, and canard-surface hinge-moment characteristics at low speeds and at a Reynolds number of 9 x 10(exp 6). Two longitudinal positions of the canard surface were tested. Results regarding lift and pitching moment, drag, and hinge moment are provided.
Date: June 17, 1954
Creator: Burrows, Dale L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An experimental study of five annular air inlet configurations at subsonic and transonic speeds

Description: Report presenting an investigation of an NACA 1-80-100 nose inlet fitted alternately with an elliptical, a parabolic, a 14 degree-inch conical, and a 22 degree-inch conical central body at subsonic and transonic speeds in the 8-foot transonic tunnel. Drag, surface-pressure, and pressure-recovery measurements were obtained at 0 degrees angle of attack through a range of Mach numbers. Results regarding tunnel boundary interference, surface-pressure distribution, external drag, pressure recovery, and propulsive thrust comparison are provided.
Date: August 19, 1953
Creator: Pendley, Robert E.; Milillo, Joseph R.; Fleming, Frank F. & Bryan, Carroll R.
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A pressure-distribution investigation of a fineness-ratio-12.2 parabolic body of revolution (NACA RM-10) at M = 1.59 and angles of attack up to 36 degrees

Description: Report presenting a pressure-distribution investigation of a parabolic body of revolution with a fineness ratio of 12.2, which was performed in the 4- by 4-foot supersonic tunnel at Mach number 1.59 and Reynolds number 3.6 x 10(sub 6), based on body length, for a range of angles of attack. Results regarding basic pressures, aerodynamic coefficients, asymmetrical pressures, comparison of experimental and theoretical pressures, artificial roughness, section coefficients, and body coefficients are provided.
Date: October 30, 1952
Creator: Cooper, Morton; Gapcynski, John P. & Hasel, Lowell E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of the performance of a helicopter-type ram-jet engine under various centrifugal loadings

Description: Report presenting an investigation of an 18-foot-radius helicopter rotor powered by tip-mounted ramjet engines in the helicopter test tower. The engine performance is compared with the performance determined in a previous investigation of a 9-foot-radius rotor with the same engines at similar speeds but with twice the centrifugal forces. Results regarding the propulsive characteristics, minimum specific fuel consumption and corresponding propulsive thrust, and operational characteristics are provided.
Date: October 7, 1953
Creator: Radin, Edward J. & Carpenter, Paul J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigations toward simplification of missile control systems

Description: Paper presenting three ideas regarding potential simplifications of missile-control systems in order to make them more reliable without sacrificing system performance. The three methods presented include an autorotating-vane spoiler, a bellows flap, and free controls. All are based on modified airplane control systems.
Date: November 12, 1953
Creator: Curfman, Howard J., Jr.; Strass, H. Kurt & Crane, Harold L.
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A study of the use of various high-lift devices on the horizontal tail of a canard airplane model as a means of increasing the allowable center-of-gravity travel

Description: Report presenting an investigation to study the use of various high-lift devices on the horizontal tail of a canard airplane model as a means of increasing the allowable center-of-gravity travel. The results indicated that the large increases in allowable center-of-gravity travel could be obtained using the devices. Results regarding the basic aerodynamic data, effect of tail configuration on the allowable center-of-gravity travel, and a comparison of measured and predicted values of the allowable center-of-gravity travel are provided.
Date: January 21, 1953
Creator: Johnson, Joseph L., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rocket-Model Investigation to Determine the Hinge-Moment and Normal-Force Properties of a Full-Span, Constant-Chord, Partially Balanced Trailing-Edge Control on a 60 Degree Clipped Delta Wing Between Mach Numbers of 0.50 and 1.26

Description: Report presenting a free-flight investigation of a rocket-powered research model to determine the hinge-moment and normal-force characteristics of a trailing-edge control on a delta wing between Mach numbers of 0.50 and 1.26. The hinge-line location of 40 percent control chord satisfactorily reduced the high hinge moments associated with plain flap-type controls. Results regarding hinge moments and normal force are provided.
Date: October 30, 1953
Creator: Martz, C. William & Goslee, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Tunnel Investigation to Determine the Horizontal- and Vertical-Tail Contributions to the Static Lateral Stability Characteristics of a Complete-Model Swept-Wing Configuration at High Subsonic Speeds

Description: Results regarding an investigation to determine the horizontal- and vertical-tail contributions to the static lateral stability of a complete-model swept-wing configuration at high subsonic speeds. Generally, Mach number effects within the range studied and wing effects on the tail contribution were small and the overall trends of the data of the present investigation agreed with those which have been established at low speeds.
Date: July 10, 1953
Creator: Wiggins, James W.; Kuhn, Richard E. & Fournier, Paul G.
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The Effects of a Small Jet of Air Exhausting From the Nose of a Body of Revolution in Supersonic Flow

Description: Report presenting the results of an investigation to determine the effects of a small jet of air exhausting from the nose of an elliptical body of revolution upon boundary-layer transition and the viscous, pressure, and total drag of the forebody at three body stations at Mach number 1.62. The jet effects on body pressure, pressure variations, boundary-layer transition, and total drag are provided.
Date: November 12, 1952
Creator: Love, Eugene S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of the Aerodynamic Characteristics of the NACA RM-10 Missile (With Fins) at a Mach Number of 1.62 in the Langley 9-Inch Supersonic Tunnel

Description: Report presenting an investigation of a fin-stabilized scale model of the NACA RM-10 missile at a Mach number of 1.62. Measurements were made of the lift, drag, and pitching moment of the finned body over a range of angles of attack. Comparisons with the results from other testing facilities are also provided.
Date: December 19, 1952
Creator: Coletti, Donald E.
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Preliminary Survey of the Aircraft Fire Problem

Description: Memorandum presenting a review of information relating to aircraft fires to determine what new or further research might lead to a substantial reduction of the aircraft fire hazard in flight and following crashes. An examination of fuels, lubricants, and hydraulic fluids as inflammable liquids is presented, together with possible sources of ignition under the general categories of hot surfaces, electric sparks and arcs, flames, and hot gases.
Date: May 21, 1948
Creator: Cleveland Laboratory Aircraft Fire Research Panel
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Problem of Slip Flow in Aerodynamics

Description: Memorandum presenting a survey of the present status of theory in the field of slip-flow aerodynamics, which leads to the conclusion that the Navier-Stokes equations of motion together with first-order velocity slip and temperature jump at any boundary are sufficient insofar as experimental confirmation is available.
Date: March 4, 1957
Creator: Street, Robert E.
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Preliminary Free-Flight Study of the Drag and Stability of a Series of Short-Span Missiles at Mach Numbers From 0.9 to 1.3

Description: Memorandum presenting a preliminary free-flight study of the drag and stability of a series of short-span missile configurations with 80, 85, and 90 degrees of fin leading-edge sweep. Increasing the fin sweep decreased the drag markedly.
Date: February 8, 1956
Creator: Hall, James Rudyard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Indications of the Cooling Achieved by Ejecting Water Upstream From the Stagnation Point of Hemispherical, 80 Degree Conical, and Flat-Faced Nose Shapes at a Stagnation Temperature of 4,000 F

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation of the effectiveness of water-vaporization cooling that would be obtained by ejecting water upstream from the stagnation point conducted in a liquid-fuel rocket jet as a stagnation temperature of 4000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Date: October 23, 1957
Creator: Rashis, Bernard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Optimum Lifting Bodies at High Supersonic Airspeeds

Description: Memorandum presenting a determination of the shapes of bodies with minimum pressure drag for a given lift at high supersonic speeds and satisfying conditions of given length and width with the aid of Newton's law of resistance. The resulting shapes have flat bottoms which are also rectangular. To determine if the bodies do actually have improved lift-drag ratios at high supersonic speeds, several wedges satisfying numerically different sets of given conditions were tested at Mach number 5.
Date: May 7, 1954
Creator: Rosnikoff, Meyer M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance of Separation Nose Inlets at Mach Number 5.5

Description: Memorandum presenting two nose inlets utilizing the boundary-layer separation ahead of a blunt body to provide a compression surface at Mach number 5.5. Results regarding the spherical-nose inlet, the planar-nose inlet, some operating characteristics, and a comparison with the single-conical-shock inlet are provided.
Date: December 1, 1953
Creator: Haefeli, Rudolph C. & Bernstein, Harry
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Normal Accelerations and Associated Operating Conditions on Four Types of Commercial Transport Airplanes From VGH Data Available as of September 1951

Description: Memorandum presenting results obtained from time-history records of normal accelerations, airspeed, and altitude. Additional data have been obtained from the operations of two types of commercial transport airplanes together with data on two other types of transport airplanes.
Date: May 19, 1952
Creator: Steiner, Roy & Persh, Doris A.
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Performance of Isentropic Nose Inlets at Mach Number of 5.6

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation of the performance of inlet configurations with a forebody designed for isentropic external compression at a nominal Mach number of 5.6. At zero angle of attack, all of the configurations yielded larger total-pressure recoveries than had previously been obtianed with a single-conical-shock inlet. Results regarding the flow about the forebody and performance comparisons are provided.
Date: May 6, 1954
Creator: Bernstein, Harry & Haefeli, Rudolph C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Preliminary Investigation of Combustion With Rotating Flow in an Annular Combustion Chamber

Description: Memorandum presenting a preliminary investigation of flame-stability and flame-extinction characteristics of a propane-air mixture in an annular combustion chamber conducted with both straight and rotational flow. The rotating mixture burned at higher axial-inlet stream velocities and with more stable flames than could be obtained with straight-flow burning.
Date: September 18, 1951
Creator: Schwartz, Ira R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Investigation of a Chemical Starting Technique for the Acid - Gasoline Rocket Propellant System

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation of the use of a small quantity of fluid that ignites spontaneously within nitric acid to initiate the acid-gasoline reaction carried out in a 200-pound-thrust uncooled engine with a characteristic length of 30 inches at a range of temperatures. The starting process was divided into two phases: ignition and transition. Results regarding ignition temperature limits, effect of temperature on allowable igniter fuel flow, optimum valve opening time for ignition, effect of temperature on transition process, effect of running-fuel reactivity on transition, and tar-forming tendencies of igniter fuels are provided.
Date: January 30, 1953
Creator: Hennings, Glen & Morrell, Gerald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effective Thermal Conductivities of Magnesium Oxide Stainless Steel, and Uranium Oxide Powders

Description: Memorandum presenting testing conducted to determine the conductivity of magnesium oxide, stainless steel, and uranium oxide powders in various gases at a range of temperatures. Results regarding the experimental effective conductivities, comparison of analytical and experimental results, and effect of pressure on conductivity are provided.
Date: October 29, 1953
Creator: Eian, C. S. & Deissler, R. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measurements of Normal-Force-Coefficient Fluctuation on Four 9-Percent-Thick Airfoils Having Different Locations of Maximum Thickness

Description: Memorandum presenting a two-dimensional wind-tunnel investigation of the effects of maximum-thickness location on fluctuating pressures and normal-force coefficients on 9-percent-thick airfoils, which indicated that for normal-force coefficients up to 0.6, the section variables had little effect on the pressure pulsations and root-mean-square normal-force-coefficient fluctuations. Results regarding pressure fluctuations and normal-force-coefficient fluctuations are provided.
Date: April 27, 1954
Creator: Humphreys, Milton D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department