"Tests on Thrust Augmentors for Jet Propulsion"

Eastman N. Jacobs and James M. Shoemaker, Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)
Predecessor to NASA


....          Actual size is 11 x 8.5-inches

Tests on Thrust Augmentors for Jet Propulsion

Eastman N. Jacobs and James M. Shoemaker, Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)
Predecessor to NASA

This is a rare technical report is of special value to jet propulsion and aircraft engineers, designers, and experimental engine developers, both "amateur" and professional. 

We've found it useful for "hands-on" experimental work for Jetex aeromodel design, using thrust augmenters for increased performance of model airplanes, model racing cars, and model racing boats.  It's also an exceptional reference resource for developers of aircraft jet engines, as well as pulse jets, gas turbines, and turbojets.  

The book shows the NACA setup for testing thrust augmentation, and includes drawings of thrust chamber, nozzle, and Melot-type augmentors.  There is also an important graph for thrust with free jets and with various types of augmentors.




From 1915 until 1958, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) carried out much of the cutting-edge research in aeronautics in the United States. 

Originally created in an effort to organize American aeronautical research and raise it to the level of European aviation, from the beginning, NACA emphasized research and development.  By 1920, the NACA had emerged as a small, loosely organized group of leading-edge scientists and engineers.

In 1940, Congress authorized the construction of an aircraft engine research laboratory near Cleveland, Ohio. Dedicated in 1943, it became Lewis Research Center in 1948, named after George Lewis, former NACA director of aeronautical research.  These advanced projects were carried out at the then-new Lewis Laboratories.

NACA was a valuable disseminator of information to designers and manufacturers. Research results distributed by the committee influenced American aviation technology, and its reports served as the basis for many innovations that were built into American civil and military aircraft. 

High-speed flight research after World War II was often a collaboration between the NACA and the U.S. Army Air Force.  In 1945, the U.S. Army Air Forces NACA began the first of a series of experimental aircraft projects, many of which were designed to develop technology for high-speed flight. 

At Lewis, NACA translated German documents on jet propulsion tests that became basic references in this new field of research. Italian and German professionals came to Lewis to work with their American colleagues in these new aspects of flight research.

This book is a report on some of the most important results of NACA research on thrust augmentation.

The NACA ceased to exist on October 1, 1958, succeeded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which was formed largely in response to Soviet space achievements.  NACA became the nucleus of the new agency, and all NACA activities and facilities were folded into NASA.

Very hard to find and now out-of-print, this new limited edition has been republished by the Rocket Science Institute.  It's printed with a high-resolution laser printer (not photocopied) on high-quality, bright-white, acid-free paper for years of reference use.  10 pages, large and easy-to-read 11" x 8-1/2" size. 


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