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[Corr. version, New York, Dover Publications [1959]
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks, non-circulating item » TL672 .A2 1959
A reference for engineers and students, this volume devotes more than 300 pages to theoretical and experimental considerations. It progresses from elementary materials to methods used in the design of NACA low-drag airfoils, and it presents techniques for using wing-section data to predict wing characteristics. Requires differential and integral calculus and elementary mechanics.
Online version now available, via the KNOVEL platform.
Rotary wing structural dynamics and aeroelasticity
2nd ed. Reston, VA : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, c2006.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » TL716 .B54 2006
A comprehensive account of the fundamental concepts of structural dynamics and aeroelasticity for conventional rotary wing aircraft, as well as for the newly emerging tilt-rotor and tilt-wing concepts.
This volume covers all of the important topics needed for the complete understanding of rotorcraft structural dynamics and aeroelasticity, including basic analysis tools, rotating beams, gyroscopic phenomena, drive system dynamics, fuselage vibrations, methods for controlling vibrations, dynamic test procedures, stability analysis, mechanical and aeromechanical instabilities of rotors and rotor-pylon assemblies, unsteady aerodynamics and flutter of rotors, and model testing. Online version now available, via the KNOVEL platform.
Washington, DC : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, c1992.


NASA Report

Loftin, Laurence K, Jr; Bursnall, William J. The effects of variations in Reynolds number between 3.0 x 10sub6 and 25.0 x 10sub6 upon the aerodynamic characteristics of a number of NACA 6-series airfoil sections (Langley Research Center, 1950).
Includes theory and profiles for NACA 4, 5, 6 digit series airfoils
Report number: NACA-TR-964 (Download pdf from NACA Technical Reports)



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Bethesda, MD : Cambridge Scientific Abstracts,