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Weick, Fred E.

Overview
Works: 106 works in 147 publications in 1 language and 456 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: TL540.W36, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fred E Weick
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
Aircraft propeller design by Fred E Weick( Book )
8 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En lærebog om flypropeller
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 7 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
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 6 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 Behavior of conventional airplanes in situations thought to lead to most crashes by Fred E Weick( Book )
2 editions published between 1930 and 1931 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simple flight tests were made on ten conventional airplanes for the purpose of determining their action in the following two situations, which are generally thought to precede and lead to a large portion of airplane crashes: (1) In an attempt to stretch the glide in a forced landing, the airplane is stalled; (2) While taking off, particularly if taking off steeply, the engine fails at a low altitude
Full scale investigation of the drag of a wing radiator by Fred E Weick( Book )
1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 5 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
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 5 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
An Analytical investigation of effect of high-lift flaps on take-off of light airplanes by Fred E Weick( Book )
4 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 5 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
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 5 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
Wind-tunnel tests of the Fowler variable-area wing by Fred E Weick( Book )
2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 5 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
Wind-tunnel research comparing lateral control devices, particularly at high angles of attack. ordinary ailerons on rectangular wings by Fred E Weick( Book )
3 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the wind-tunnel investigation free-autorotation tests, forced-rotation tests, and lift and drag tests were made on modified Clark Y airfoils in a 7 by 10 foot wind tunnel, and check tests on the lift and drag characteristics at several values of the Reynolds number were made in the variable-density wind tunnel. Two different forms of sharp leading edge were tried. Both reduced and maximum unstable rolling moment tending to start autorotation, but neither had a substantial effect on the final rate of free autorotation
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 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simplified propeller design for low-powered airplanes by Fred E Weick( Book )
1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The object of this report is to furnish the designer and builder of small airplanes a simple system for the designing of the propeller and the making of the drawing. An empirical design method is used, based on tests of model propellers in a wind tunnel and full scale tests of propellers in flight. The actual designing is accomplished by means of charts and involves very little calculation. The laying out and drawing of the propeller are also reduced to simple operations by the use of a basic or master propeller with dimensions given in terms of the diameter
Preliminary investigation of modifications to conventional airplanes to give nonstalling and short-landing characteristics by Fred E Weick( Book )
2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wind-tunnel tests of a Hall high-lift wing by Fred E Weick( Book )
2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wind-tunnel research comparing lateral control devices, particularly at high angles of attack. XI. Various floating tip ailerons on both rectangular and tapered wings by Fred E Weick( Book )
1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report covers the eleventh of a series of systematic tests being conducted to compare different lateral control devices with particluar reference to their effectiveness at high angles of attack. The present tests were made with six different forms of floating tip allerons of symmetrical section
Wind-tunnel tests of a Clark Y wing with a narrow auxiliary airfoil in different positions by Fred E Weick( Book )
2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wind-tunnel research comparing lateral control devices particularly at high angles of attack. ordinary ailerons rigged up 10 ̊when neutral by Fred E Weick( Book )
2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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