Richard V. Rhode
Richard V. Rhode (March 2, 1904–November 13, 1994) was an early aeronautical engineer at Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, who researched aerodynamic loading. He was awarded the Wright Brothers Medal in 1937 for this work. He continued doing secret aerodynamics-related research work during World War II, the results of which were later declassified.
Early life and education
Rhode was born on 2 March 1904 in Wisconsin. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1925.
After gradation he joined the NACA as an aeronautical engineer at the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory. In 1945 he became chief of the aircraft loads division. In 1949 he transferred to the NACA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and became assistant director for research (aircraft construction and operating problems). When NASA came into existence in 1958, he became assistant director for advanced design criteria in the space vehicle technology division. There, he was responsible for advanced technology supporting the development of space vehicles.
- Dick, Steven J. (June 30, 2008). "Biographies of Aerospace Officials and Policymakers". Retrieved 18 February 2010.
- R. V. Rhode and E. E. Lundquist (1931) Strength tests on paper cylinders in compression bending and shear, NACA TN-370.
- R. V. Rhode and E. E. Lundquist (1931) Preliminary study of applied load factors in bumpy air, NACA TN-374.
- R. V. Rhode and E. E. Lundquist (1931) The pressure distribution over a semicircular wing tip on an airplane in flight, NACA TN-379.
- R. V. Rhode (1931) The pressure distribution over the wings and tail surfaces of a PW-9 pursuit airplane in flight, NACA TN-364.
- R. V. Rhode (1944) Correlation of flight data on limit pressure coefficients and their relation to high-speed burbling and critical tail loads, NACA Advance Confidential Report L4127.
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