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Weick, Fred E.

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Works: 85 works in 147 publications in 1 language and 502 library holdings
Genres: 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
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
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
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
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
Wind-tunnel tests of a Hall high-lift wing by Fred E Weick( Book )

2 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
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
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
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

This report is the first of a series of four on propeller design and contains a description of the blade element or modified Drzewiecke theory as used in the Bureau of Aeronautics, U.S. Navy Department. Blade interference corrections are used which were taken from R. & M. No. 639 of the British Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The airfoil characteristics used were obtained from tests of model propellers, not from tests of model wings
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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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
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
Extension of test data on a family of model propellers by means of the modified blade element theory by Fred E Weick( Book )

1 edition published in 1926 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is the second of a series of four on propeller design, and describes the method used to extend the data obtained from tests on a family of thirteen model propellers to include all propellers of the same form likely to be met in practice. This necessitates the development of a method of propeller analysis which when used to calculate the powers and efficiencies gives results which check the tests throughout their range. Airfoil characteristics are derived from the model propeller tests themselves and used in the single section method of analysis (given in the first of this series, N.A.C.A. Technical Note. No. 235) to calculate the powers and efficiencies for propellers outside of the test range
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
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 5 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 research comparing lateral control devices, particularly at high angles of attack. IX. Tapered wings with ordinary ailerons by Fred E Weick( Book )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is the ninth on a series of systematic tests in which various lateral control devices are compared, with particular reference to their effectiveness at high angles of attack. The present tests were made with ordinary flap-type ailerons on two wings with different amounts of taper, one medium and the other extreme. On each wing both medium-sized tapered ailerons and short wide tapered ailerons were tested and, in addition, on the wing with the extreme taper, medium and short wide ailerons having a constant chord were tested
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)

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