Accession Number:

ADA801386

Title:

Development of Thermal Ice-Prevention Equipment for the B-24D Airplane

Personal Author(s):

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION MOFFETT FIELD CA AMES RESEARCH CENTER

Report Date:

1943-02-01

Abstract:

Description of the design and an outline of the method of design analysis is given for a thermal ice-prevention system for the B-24D airplane. The thermal ice-prevention system is based upon raising the temperature of the surfaces to be protected from ice formations by subjecting the inner face of the surface to a stream of heated air. The sources of heated air are four exhaust gas-air heat exchangers, one on each engine. The heated air is caused to circulate by the dynamic pressure of the air stream. A design analysis is given in general form, as a possible outline for future computations. It was concluded that this thermal ice-prevention equipment for the B-24D airplane wings, empennage, and windshield is structurally feasible and that installation will probably satisfy all design requirements.

Descriptive Note:

Wartime rept.

Pages:

0044

Distribution Statement:

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

File Size:

1.16MB