Amster, Warren (1948) An investigation into the effects of running propellers on the static longitudinal stability of multi-engine tractor-propeller-driven monoplanes. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-12082008-141518
This thesis has three main purposes:
1. To establish an engineering computation procedure for predicting C[subscript M]( c. g.) as a function of C[subscript L] and power conditions for a multi-engine monoplane of conventional configuration with tractor propellers mounted on and forward of the wing from a given curve of C[subscript M] as a function of C[subscript L] for the power-off condition.
2. To recommend aircraft configurations which will minimize destabilizing effect of power.
3. To provide a physical explanation of the effect of power on stability.
Calculated C[subscript M] vs. C[subscript L] curves are compared with "matched-power" wind tunnel model test results. The agreement is good for all-right-hand rotation of propellers but unsatisfactory for other rotation modes.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Engineer's thesis)|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1948|
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|Deposited On:||24 Dec 2008|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 03:12|
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