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A QUESTION that is very much sur le tapis at the moment, and seems likely to remain so for some time to come, is what the regulations governing the making and recognition of aeroplane speed records should be. On various grounds, particularly connected with the very high speeds becoming...
THIS report gives a general solution of the problem of the calculation of the Glauert loading of wings with discontinuities of incidence. The three existing variations of the original theory, the Glauert solution, the Gates' least squares solution, and the Lotz' solution, are not entirely...
THE phenomenon of curling of systems comprising colloids such as cellulose nitrate, deposited on nonrigid substrates such as paper or fabric, has been known for nearly a century. There is, however, no indication in the literature of any attempt to correlate this behaviour with, for example, the...
BY way of introduction we shall explain that we have used the rather unwieldy term compositeengined aeroplane to define the type of aircraft with which we at Ryan are working. This is one having two power plants of different kinds, which are, in the FR1, Fireball, a ninecylinder Wright Cyclone...
Under this heading are published regularly abstracts of all Reports and Memoranda of the Aeronautical Research Committee, Reports and Technical Notes of the United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and publications of other similar Research Bodies as issued.
On the occasion of the first postwar Exhibition of the Society of British Aircraft Constructors, we are publishing a representative selection of Britain's most outstanding aeroplanes. This supplement is not intended as a work of reference, but more as an epitome of the principal features of some...
THE case now to be considered is shown diagrammatically in FIG. 12, which also gives the additional notation required. The problem is to determine how a bending moment, applied at one end to the longerons only, is diffused into the whole section, being finally distributed according to the usual...
HOWEVER good the result, every designer expects, and receives, criticismmostly adverse. But even the most adverse destructive criticism can be of some value to a designer whose interest is the furtherment and betterment of his work and who does not take criticism as a personal reflection on his...
PRESSING technique comprises the methods of working in which material is formed between upper and lower dies.
Particulars of an ingenious device for correcting worn or bellmouthed lathe chuck jaws have recently been released by Speed Tools Ltd. of Vereker Buildings, Gresse Street, London, W.1. This device, it is claimed, enables rectification to be carried out in such a manner that the jaws are...
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