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Weick, Fred E.

Overview
Works: 89 works in 151 publications in 1 language and 494 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: TL540.W36, B
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Most widely held works by Fred E Weick
Wind-tunnel research comparing lateral control devices, particularly at high angles of attack. X. Various control devices on a wing with a fixed auxiliary airfoil by Fred E Weick( Book )

4 editions published between 1932 and 1933 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the tenth report on a series of systematic tests comparing lateral control devices with particular reference to their high angles of attack. The present tests were made with two sizes of ordinary ailerons and different sizes of spoilers on a Clark Y wing model having a narrow auxiliary airfoil fixed ahead and above the leading edge, the chords of the main and auxiliary airfoils being parallel. In addition, the auxiliary airfoil itself was given angular deflection for the purpose of providing rolling moments for lateral control
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

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 8 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 Behavior of conventional airplanes in situations thought to lead to most crashes by Fred E Weick( Book )

3 editions published between 1930 and 1931 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tests showed that a present day conventional airplane will fall into a spin when a turn is attemped in a stalled glide, if it has sufficient longitudinal control actually to stall it. All of the airplanes tests had satisfactory stability and control after engine failure in a steep climb, and it is therefore concluded that serious accidents following engine failure in take-off are probably due either to striking the ground while attempting a turn or in falling into a spin from a stalled glide following the engine failure
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 8 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
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
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 7 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
Wind-tunnel tests of a Hall high-lift wing by Fred E Weick( Book )

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

Wind-tunnel tests have been made to find the lift, drag, and center-of -pressure characteristics of a Hall high-lift wing model. The Hall wing is essentially a split-flap airfoil with an internal air passage. Air enters the passage through an opening in the lower surface somewhat back of and parallel to the leading edge and flows out through an opening made by deflecting the rear portion of the under surface downard as a flapl. For ordinary flight conditions the fornt opening and the rear flap can be closed, providing in effect a conventional airfoil. The tests were made with various flap settings and with the entrance to the passage both open and closed,. The highest lift coefficient found was obtained with the passage closed
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 6 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 the Fowler variable-area wing by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 6 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
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
Full scale drag tests on various parts of Sperry Messenger airplane by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drag of a Sperry Messenger airplane with the wings removed, and also the drag of its various component parts, was measured in the 20-foot air stream of the N.A.C.A. propeller research tunnel at air speeds from 50 to 100 M.P.H. It was found that the three cylinder radial air-cooled engine nearly doubled the drag of the bare fuselage; and the drag of the landing gear was about the same as that of the fuselage and engine combined
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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 5 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
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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practically all the floating tip ailerons gave reasonably satisfactory rolling moments at all angles of attack and at the same time gave no adverse yawig moments of appreciable magnitude. The general performance characteristics with the floating tip ailerons, however, were relatively poor, especially the rate of climb. None of the floating tip ailerons entirely eliminated the autorotational moments at angles of attack above the stall but all of them gave lower moments than a plain wing
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
Simplified propeller design for low-powered airplanes by Fred E Weick( Book )

1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 5 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
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 4 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
Aeronautics. Fourteenth annual report of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1928, including Technical Reports Nos. 283 to 308( )

1 edition published in 1929 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)

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English (53)