THE HIGH SPEED FRONTIER
 
 
- Table of Contents-
 
 
 
FOREWORD.
 
 
I. INTRODUCTION.
 
II. THE HIGH-SPEED AIRFOIL PROGRAM: Background and Origins (1745-1927).
The Quest for Understanding (1928-1935).
Increasing the Critical Speed (1936-1944).
Supercritical and Transonic Aerodynamics ( 1945-1956).
Supercritical Airfoils (1957-1978).
 
III. TRANSONIC WIND TUNNEL DEVELOPMENT (1940-1950).
The Choking Problem.
The Repowered 8-Foot High-Speed Tunnel; Small Model Techniques.
Transonic Airfoil Facilities.
The Annular Transonic Tunnel.
Wing-Flow and Bump Methods.
The Body-Drop and Rocket-Model Techniques.
High-Speed Research Airplanes.
The Slotted Transonic Tunnel.
Comment on Management Methods.
 
IV. THE HIGH-SPEED PROPELLER PROGRAM.
The Emergency Propeller Program.
Full-Scale Propellers in the 16-Foot High-Speed Tunnel.
Propeller Blade Pressure Distributions at High Speeds.
One-Blade Propeller Tests.
Sweptback Propellers.
Transonic and Supersonic Propellers.
High-Speed Flight Tests of Propellers.
 
V. HIGH-SPEED COWLINGS, Am INLETS AND OUTLETS, AND INTERNAL-FLOW SYSTEMS.
High-Speed Cowlings.
High-Speed Air Inlets and Outlets.
Internal-Flow Systems-Effects of Heat and Compressibility.
The Ramjet Investigation.
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.
 
REFERENCES.
 
APPENDIX: LIST OF TRANSONIC FACILITIES.
 
 

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