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Weick, Fred E.

Overview
Works: 85 works in 149 publications in 1 language and 508 library holdings
Genres: Autobiographies  Biography 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: TL540.W36, B
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Most widely held works by Fred E Weick
Full scale investigation of the drag of a wing radiator by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tests were made on the left lower wing of the 1927 Williams racer in the Twenty Foot Propeller Research Tunnel, in order to determine the effect of the wing radiator on the airfoil characteristics. It was found that the radiator doubled the minimum drag of the portion of the wing which is covered, and also reduced the lift somewhat
Wind-tunnel tests on model wing with Fowler flap and specially developed leading-edge slot by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation was made to find the increase in maximum lift coefficient which could be obtained by providing a model wing with both a Fowler trailing-edge extension flap and a Handley Pae slot proportioned to operate on the plain wing without a flap gave but a slight increase with the flap; so a special form of slot was developed to work more effectively with the flap. The special slot, used either with or without the Fowler flap, gave definitely higher values of the maximum lift coefficient than the slots of conventional form, with an increase of the same order in the minimum drag coefficient
The Aerodynamic characteristics of a model wing having a split flap deflected downward and moved to the rear by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wind tunnel tests were made on a model wing with three different sized split trailing-edged flaps. The flaps were formed in the lower rear portion of the wing and wer rotated downward about axes at their front edges. The lift, drag, and center of pressure were measured with the axis in its original position and also with it moved back in even steps to the trailing edge of the main wing, giving in effect an incres area. The split flaps when deflected about their original axis locations gave slightly higher maximum lfit coefficients than conventional trailing-edge flaps, and the lift coefficients were increased still further by moving the axes toward the rear. The higheest value was obtained with the largest flap hinged at 90 percent of the chord from the leading edge, was 2.52 as compared with 1.27 for the basic wing
An analysis of personal airplane power plant failures during 1947 : with some suggested remedies by Fred E Weick( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preliminary investigation of rolling moments obtained with spoilers on both slotted and plain wings by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wind-tunnel study has been made to determine the possibility of developing spoilers suitable for providing the lateral control for airplanes in place of the usual ailerons. The first tests were made on a model wing with a fixed tip slot, but when it was found that the effectiveness of the spoilers did not depend to any great extent on the slot, tests were made on a plain wing also. In both cases certain spoiler positions were found which were free from the usual adverse rolling moments with small deflections. Five different forms of spoiler were tested, the best ones being simple plates, either straight or slightly curved to fit the contour of the airfoil when not deflected. Sufficient rolling moment can probably be obtained from spoilers of reasonable size to provide satisfactory lateral control for certain types of airplanes
The Effect of the wings of single engine airplanes on propulsive efficiency as shown by full scale wind tunnel tests by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation was conducted in the Propeller Research Tunnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at Langley Field, Virginia, to determine the effect of the wings on propulsive efficiency. An open cockpit single engine fuselage was tested with and without biplane wings and a closed cabin fuselage with varying amounts of cowling was tested with and without a monoplane wing. A standard metal propeller and "Whirlwing" engine were used. The wings are shown to cause a reduction of from 1 to 3 percent in propulsive efficiency, which is about the same for the monoplane as for the biplane wings
Drag and cooling with various forms of cowling for a "Whirlwind" engine in a cabin fuselage by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics has undertaken an investigation, in the 20-foot Propeller Research Tunnel at Langley Field, on the cowling of radial air-cooled engines. A portion of the investigation has been completed, in which several forms and degrees of cowling were tested on a Wright "Whirlwind" J-5 engine mounted in the nose of a cabin fuselage. The cowlings varied from the one extreme of an entirely exposed engine to the other in which the engine was entirely enclosed. Cooling tests were made and each cowling modified if necessary until the engine cooled approximately as satisfactorily as when it was entirely exposed. Drag tests were then made with each form of cowling, and the effect of the cowling on the propulsive efficiency determined with a metal propeller
Wind-tunnel tests of wing flaps suitable for direct control of glide-path angle by Fred E Weick( Book )

3 editions published between 1935 and 1936 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wind-tunnel tests of the Fowler variable-area wing by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lift, drag, and center of pressure characteristics of a model of the Fowler variable-area wing were measured in the N.A.C.A. by 10 foot wind tunnel. The Fowler wing consists of a combination of a main wing and an extension surface, also of airfoil. The extension surface can be entirely retracted within the lower rear portion of the main wing or it can be moved to the rear and downward. The tests were made with the nose of the extension airfoil in various positions near the trailing edge of the main wing and with the surface at various angular deflections
Propeller design practical application of the blade element theory by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short method is also shown in which the forces on only one blade element are considered in order to obtain the characteristics of the whole propeller
An analytical investigation of effect of high-lift flaps on take-off of light airplanes by Fred E Weick( Book )

5 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analytical study was made to determine the effects of high-lift devices on the take-off characteristics of light airplanes. Three phases of the problem of improving take-off performance by the use of flaps were considered. The optimum lift coefficient for take-off was determined for airplanes having loadings representative of light aircraft and flying from field surfaces encountered in personal-aircraft operation. Existing high-lift and control device data were studied and compared to determine which combinations of such devices appeared to offer the most suitable arrangements for light aircraft. Computations were made to verify that suitable stability, control, and performance can be obtained when the optimum devices selected are applied to a specific airplane
Tests of four racing type airfoils in the twenty-foot propeller research tunnel by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tests were made at the request of the Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, on four racing type airfoils of 3-foot chord and 12-foot span in the 20-foot air stream of the Propeller Research Tunnel at 100 m.p.h., in order to determine the high speed characteristics of the wings. The airfoil sections tested were the N-9, N-38, C-62, and the N-46, which is a C-62 with rounded leading edge. The results indicate that the N-46 has about 12 percent lower minimum drag than the regular C-62 section, and that both the N-38 and the N-46 hae the exceptionally low drag coefficient
The Effect of lift, drag, and spinning characteristics of sharp leading edges on airplane wings by Fred E Weick( Book )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation with special reference to autorotation and spinning was conducted in two wind tunnels and in flight to find the aerodynamic effects of adding a sharp leading edge to a wing section
Effect of length of Handley Page tip slots on the lateral-stability factor, damping in roll by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wind tunnel tests have been made on a Clark Y wing model equipped with various lengths of Handley Page slots extending inward from the wing tips. the slot lengths tested ranged from 20 to 100 percent of the semispan. The effect of slot lengths on damping of roll was determined by means of both free-autorotation and forced-rotation tests. In addition, the maximum lift coefficient was found with each slot length
The drag of a J-5 radial air-cooled engine by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This note describes tests of the drag dure to a Wright "Whirlwind" (J-5) radial air-cooled engine mounted on a cabin type airplane. The tests were made in the 20-foot Propeller Research Tunnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The drag was obtained with three different types of exhaust stacks; short individual stacks, a circular cross section collector ring, and a streamline cross section collector ring. The drag due to the engine was found to be 85 pounds at 100 M.P.H. with the individual stacks, and 83 pounds at 100 M.P.H. with each of the collector rings
Propeller design A simple method for determining the strength of propellers by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The object of this report, the last of a series of four on propeller design, is to describe a simple method for determining whether the strength of a propeller of a standard form is sufficient for safe operation. An approximate method of stress analysis is also given
Aerodynamic tests of a low aspect ratio tapered wing with various flaps, for use on tailless airplanes by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wind-tunnel tests were made of a model wing having an aspect ration of 3 and a tapered plan form with a straight trailing edge. The model had the Clark Y airfoil sectio throughout its entire span and had no washout, depending on a trailing-edge flap for longitudinal balance and control. The flap had a constant chord and was divided into four equal portions along the span. The tests were made with the entire flap deflected to obtain longitudinal control and balance, and also with the inner portions deflected alone, and with the outer portions deflected alone. It was found that the simple wing with no washout or change of basic section along the span has aerodynamic characteristics well suited for use on tailless airplanes. A higher lift coefficient was obtained with the full-span flap deflected as a unit to give longitudinal balance than was obtained with either the inner or the outer portions of the flap deflected
Wind-tunnel tests of a Hall high-lift wing by Fred E Weick( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the ground up : the autobiography of an aeronautical engineer by Fred E Weick( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Fred Weick American aviation pioneer

Fred Weick Amerikaans ruimteingenieur (-1993)

Languages
English (42)