1937-01-01

Lubrication and Cooling Problems of Aircraft Engines 370161

THIS paper presents the problem of engine lubrication from an installation and operation standpoint with respect to starting, warm-up, and stabilized flight. It describes the manner in which these problems are solved by the latest Materiel Division lubrication system, with its oil dilution, hopper-type oil-tank, viscosity-control valve and jacketed oil coolers.
It also analyzes the radiator drag and shows the magnitude of unnecessary radiator drag that may exist if the radiator is not properly designed and installed. The paper then presents a practical design method and shows a sample design calculation for a 1000-hp. engine.

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