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The Propeller and Cooling-Air-Flow Characteristics of a Twin-Engine Airplane Model Equipped With NACA D(Sub S)-Type Cowlings and With Propellers of NACA 16-Series Airfoil Sections

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 19-foot pressure tunnel to determine the nacelle drag, the cowling-air flow, and the propeller characteristics of a model of a high-performance military airplane. The model is fitted with NACA D(sub S)-type engine cowlings and with propellers embodying NACA 16-series airfoil sections. Results regarding the propeller characteristics, drag and cowling-air flow with the propeller removed, the effect of propeller on flow through cowling, and the influence of cooling requirements on airplane performance are provided.
Date: September 1944
Creator: McHugh, James G. & Pepper, Edward
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Measurements of the Effect of Various Amounts of Aileron Droop on the Low-Speed Lateral-Control Characteristics of an Observation Airplane

Description: Report presenting tests of the low-speed lateral-control characteristics of an observation airplane with ailerons and spoilers in combination and with the spoilers disconnected and the ailerons used alone with various amounts of droop. The results indicated that in unstalled flight at low speeds and with flaps deflected, little or no aerodynamic benefit was derived by changing the lateral-control system from the aileron and spoiler combination to a normal aileron installation either with or without aileron droop.
Date: August 18, 1943
Creator: Turner, William N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Studies of the Horizontal-Tail Loads Experienced by a Fighter Airplane in Abrupt Maneuvers

Description: Report presenting flight measurements made on a modern pursuit airplane to determine the approximate magnitude of the horizontal tail loads in accelerated flight. Pressures at a few points were used as an index of the tail loads by correlating these pressures with complete pressure-distribution data obtained in the NACA full-scale tunnel.
Date: June 1944
Creator: Flight Research Maneuvers Section
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Flow of a Compressible Fluid Past a Circular Arc Profile

Description: Report presenting the use of the Ackeret iteration process to obtain higher approximations than that of Prandtl and Glauert for the flow of a compressible fluid past a circular arc profile. The procedure is to expand the velocity potential in a power series of the camber coefficient.
Date: October 1944
Creator: Kaplan, Carl
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of a Thermal Ice-Prevention System for a C-46 Cargo Airplane 6: Dry-Air Performance of Thermal System at Several Twin- and Single-Engine Operating Conditions at Various Altitudes

Description: Report presenting flight tests to establish the dry-air-performance characteristics of a thermal ice-prevention system at various operating conditions and altitudes. Results regarding twin-engine tests and single-engine tests of characteristics such as skin temperatures and location of heating are provided.
Date: May 1945
Creator: Selna, James & Kees, Harold L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of a Thermal Ice-Prevention System for a C-46 Cargo Airplane 5: Effect of Thermal System on Airplane Cruise Performance

Description: Report presenting flight tests conducted to evaluate the effect of a thermal ice prevention system on the aerodynamic performance of a C-46 cargo airplane. The installation of the thermal ice-prevention system was found to reduce the indicated airspeed by about 6 miles per hour. Results regarding the overall performance change resulting from the installation of the thermal system, reduction of power attributed to heat-exchanger exhaust-gas back pressure, reduction of power attributed to the internal and external drag of the thermal system, and the additional airplane gross weight attributed to the thermal system are provided.
Date: May 1945
Creator: Selna, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of a Thermal Ice-Prevention System for a C-46 Cargo Airplane 2: The Design, Construction, and Preliminary Tests of the Exhaust-Air Heat Exchanger

Description: Report presenting an investigation of an exhaust-air heat exchanger, which has been designed, constructed, and flight-tested for a C-46 cargo airplane. The primary purpose of the investigation was to provide the C-46 airplane with a satisfactory source of heated air and to continue the development of the heat exchanger as a part of thermal ice-prevention equipment. Results indicated that the required thermal output and desired air-temperature rise have been achieved and that the exchanger is suitable for use in the C-46 airplane.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Jackson, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Single-Cylinder Oil-Control Tests of Porous Chrome Plated Cylinder Barrels for Radial Air-Cooled Engines

Description: Report presenting a series of single-cylinder engine tests run to determine a satisfactory method of reducing oil consumption in radial air-cooled engines with flat-face compression rings as standard parts and equipped with cylinder barrels salvaged by porous chrome plating. Testing was conducted using porous chrome-plated cylinders with straight and choke bores with standard flat-face compression rings.
Date: January 1946
Creator: Johnson, Robert L. & Swikert, Max
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Theoretical Investigation of the Lateral Oscillations of an Airplane With Free Rudder With Special Reference to the Effect of Friction

Description: Report presenting charts showing the variation in dynamic stability with the rudder hinge-moment characteristics. A stabilizing rudder floating tendency combined with a high degree of aerodynamic balance is shown to lead to oscillations of increasing amplitude.
Date: March 1943
Creator: Greenberg, Harry & Sternfield, Leonard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Tests of Several Exhaust-Gas-to-Air Heat Exchangers in the B-17F Airplane

Description: Report presenting flight testing of seven exhaust-gas-to-air heat exchangers on a B-17F airplane to determine their performance characteristics and to investigate their flame-suppression qualities. Testing was conducted to secure performance data of heat exchangers which might be suitable for use in the thermal ice-prevention and cabin-heating system of the heavy bomber-type airplanes.
Date: April 1944
Creator: Look, Bonne C. & Selna, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

On the Flow of a Compressible Fluid by the Hodography Method 1: Unification and Extension of Present-Day Results

Description: Report presenting elementary basic solutions of the equations of motion of a compressible fluid in the hodograph variables are developed and used to provide a basis for comparison in the form of velocity correction formulas, of corresponding compressible and incompressible flows.
Date: March 1944
Creator: Garrick, I. E. & Kaplan, Carl
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Icing Tests of Aircraft-Engine Induction Systems

Description: Report presenting a program of icing tests conducted on an aircraft-engine induction system consisting of a Wright R-1820, G-200 blower section, Holley 1375-F carburetor and adapter, and specially built air scoop. The primary purpose of the investigation was to determine the effect of a number of possible factors on icing of engine-induction systems, including carburetor-air temperature, air-moisture content, water-droplet size, throttle opening, mixture ratio, rate of air flow, altitude, and others.
Date: January 1943
Creator: Kimball, Leo B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Compressibility and Heating Effects on Pressure Loss and Cooling of a Baffled Cylinder Barrel

Description: Report presenting testing to obtain experimental confirmation of the effect of air compressibility on cooling and pressure loss of a baffled cylinder barrel and to evaluate various methods of analysis. Testing occurred over a wide range of air flows and density altitudes.
Date: July 1944
Creator: Goldstein, Arthur W. & Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Determination of General Relations for the Behavior of Turbulent Boundary Layers

Description: Report presenting an analysis of data for turbulent boundary layers along wings and bodies of various shapes in order to determine the fundamental variables that control the development of turbulent boundary layers. Results indicate that the type of velocity distribution in the boundary layer could be expressed in terms of a single parameter.
Date: July 1943
Creator: von Doenhoff, Albert E. & Tetervin, Neal
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

On the Flow of a Compressible Fluid by the Hodography Method 2: Fundamental Set of Particular Flow Solutions of the Chaplygin Differential Equation

Description: Report presenting the utilization of the differential equation of Chaplygin's jet problem to give a systematic development of particular solutions of the hodograph flow equations, which extends the treatment of Chaplygin into the supersonic range and completes the set of particular solutions. The solutions serve to place on a reasonable basis the use of velocity correction formulas for the comparison of incompressible and compressible flows.
Date: November 1944
Creator: Kaplan, Carl
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of a Thermal Ice-Prevention System for a C-46 Cargo Airplane 4: Results of Flight Tests in Dry-Air and Natural-Icing Conditions

Description: Report presenting an investigation of a thermal ice-prevention system for a C-46 cargo airplane, which involved flight tests in dry-air and natural-icing conditions at two different laboratories. The purpose of the investigation was to determine the effectiveness of the C-46 airplane ice-prevention system and to continue the develop of thermal ice-prevention equipment. Results regarding the wing outer panel, wing tips, wing center panel, horizontal stabilizers, vertical fin, windshields, ice-removal tests, unprotected surfaces, and heat exchangers are provided.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Selna, James; Neel, Carr B., Jr. & Zeiller, E. Lewis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design of Nozzles for the Individual Cylinder Exhaust Jet Propulsion System

Description: Report presenting an examination of the design of exhaust-stack nozzles for individual cylinder exhaust-gas jet propulsion and the results of tests on the effect of nozzle area on jet thrust and engine power. A satisfactory method of correlatig the test data for various engine-operating conditions is developed.
Date: April 1941
Creator: Pinkel, Benjamin; Turner, L. Richard & Voss, Fred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experiments on Drag of Revolving Disks, Cylinders and Streamline Rods at High Speeds

Description: Report presenting an experimental investigation concerned primarily with the extension of test data on the drag of revolving disks, cylinders, and streamline rods to high Mach numbers and Reynolds numbers. The tests generally confirm earlier theories and add in some new results. One of the primary findings of interest is that skin friction does not depend on Mach number.
Date: June 1944
Creator: Theodorsen, Theodore & Regier, Arthur
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Experimental Investigation of Rectangular Exhaust-Gas Ejectors Applicable for Engine Cooling

Description: Report presenting an experimental investigation of rectangular exhaust-gas ejector pump to provide data that would serve as a guide to the design of ejector applications for aircraft engines with marginal cooling. With a decrease in the quantity of air pumped and an increase in the length of an ejector, the ejector pressure rise increases to optimum values. Results regarding straight ejectors, diffuser ejectors, curved ejectors, ejector aspect ratio, divided ejectors, multistage ejectors, and nozzle-exit effects are provided.
Date: May 1945
Creator: Manganiello, Eugene J. & Bogatsky, Donald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effect of Increased Cooling Surface on Performance of Aircraft-Engine Cylinders as Shown by Tests of the NACA Cylinder

Description: Report presenting a method of constructing fins of nearly optimum proportions to the point where a cylinder has been manufactured and tested. Data were obtained on cylinder temperature for a wide range of inlet-manifold pressures, engine speeds, and cooling-pressure differences. Results regarding cooling equations, cylinder-temperature relationships, and a comparison of three cylinder cooling performances are provided.
Date: July 1944
Creator: Schey, Oscar W.; Rollin, Vern G. & Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Intercooler cooling-air weight flow and pressure drop for minimum drag loss

Description: Report presenting an analysis of the power losses in airplane flight of cross-flow plate and tubular intercoolers to determine the cooling-air weight flow and pressure drop that give minimum total power loss for any given cooling effectiveness. The investigation covers a range of flight conditions of altitude, airspeed, lift-drag ratio, supercharger-pressure ratio, and adiabatic efficiency.
Date: April 1944
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight tests of thermal ice-prevention equipment in the XB-24F airplane

Description: Report presenting performance tests of thermal ice-prevention equipment designed and installed in the XB-24F airplane in icing and non-icing conditions. The recorded temperature and air-flow data, and the calculated quantities of heat flow throughout the system are presented in tabular form.
Date: October 7, 1943
Creator: Neel, Carr B. & Jones, Alun R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department