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John Stack (1906–1972) was an aerospace engineer. He won the Collier trophy, in 1947[1] and 1951.[2]

John Stack
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Born1906
Lowell, Massachusetts
Died1972
CitizenshipAmerican
EducationMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineering career
Disciplineaerospace engineer
InstitutionsLangley Research Center
Practice nameCompressibility Research Division
Employer(s)Republic Aviation
ProjectsX-1
AwardsCollier trophy

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LifeEdit

He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He worked at Langley Research Center from 1928 to 1962. He worked for Republic Aircraft Corporation, from 1962 to 1971. He died in 1972.[3]

 
"Let's try the damn thing and see if we can make it work."

He worked on transonic flight. He was part of the Bell X-1 team. He worked with the Variable Density Tunnel, on compressible airflow.

WorksEdit

  • The Compressibility Factor National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1935
  • The Compressibility Bubble National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1935
  • John Stack, Albert E Von Doenhoff, Tests of 16 related airfoils at high speed, NACA-report-492, 1935
  • John Stack, W. F. Lindsey, Tests of N-85, N-86, and N-87 Airfoil Sections in the 11-inch High-speed Wind Tunnel, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1938

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Collier 1940-1949 Recipients - NAA: National Aeronautic Association". naa.aero. Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  2. ^ "Collier 1950-1959 Recipients - NAA: National Aeronautic Association". naa.aero. Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  3. ^ John David Anderson (1998). A History of Aerodynamics: And Its Impact on Flying Machines. Cambridge University Press. pp. 394–. ISBN 978-0-521-66955-9.

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