National Air and Space Museum Archives

Henri Coanda Papers [Stine]

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0170
Creators:
Coanda, Henri-Marie, 1885-1972
Dates:
1920-1961
bulk 1950s
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.09 Cubic feet
(1 records center box)
1.04 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection primarily refers to Coanda's water conversion project. The material includes correspondence, reports, the articles of SFERI-Coanda and AQUA, as well as experimental photographs. The collection also includes Societe Multicellulaire pamphlets from the 1920s and personal photographs of Coanda's farm in Auxances.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Henri-Marie Coanda (1885-1972) was born and died in Bucharest, Romania. He spent his early childhood in Paris (1886-1891), before being educated in a Romanian military school (graduated 1903). Coanda continued his studies in Berlin and Paris -- at Auguste Rodin's atelier, with Gustaf Eiffel, and as a member of the first class of L'Ecole Superieure d'Aeronautique. He made his aeronautical debut in 1910, in the world's first jet aircraft. This was followed in 1932 with the discovery of the Coanda effect in which jet streams are used to create vacuums by following curves. His other projects included prefabricated housing developments, water conversion and conservation, energy conservation and agricultural equipment. In his lifetime he contributed some 250 inventions to these diverse fields.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
G. Harry Stine, gift, XXXX-0170, Unknown

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