pitot pressure

The sum of dynamic and static pressure. It is used to measure air speed. The pitot tube faces the airflow and the pitot pressure is fed into it. Also known as total head pressure, stagnation pressure, ram air pressure, and impact pressure.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • Pitot-static system — A pitot static system is a system of pressure sensitive instruments that is most often used in aviation to determine an aircraft s airspeed, Mach number, altitude, and altitude trend. A pitot static system generally consists of a pitot tube, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Pitot tube — A Pitot (pronEng|ˈpiːtoʊ) tube is a pressure measurement instrument used to measure fluid flow velocity. The Pitot tube was invented by Italian born French engineer Henri Pitot in the early 1700s, and was modified to its modern form in the mid… …   Wikipedia

  • pitot-static tube — A combination tube used in a pitot static system, located on the fuselage of the aircraft. It measures the total, or ram, pressure, as well as static pressure. The ram pressure is used for the ASI (air speed indicator) and the Mach meter. The… …   Aviation dictionary

  • pitot tube — An open end tube that points directly into the air flowing over the aircraft structure, providing pressure for the pitot and, often, the static systems. See pitot pressure …   Aviation dictionary

  • Pitot-Druck — Pito slėgis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Pitot pressure vok. Pitot Druck, m rus. давление Пито, n pranc. pression de Pitot, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Pitot tube — [pē′tō, pē tō′, pē′tō, pē tō′] n. [after Henri Pitot (1695 1771), Fr physicist] 1. [also p t ] a small, L shaped tube which, when inserted vertically into a flowing fluid with its open end facing upstream, measures the total pressure of the fluid …   English World dictionary

  • Pitot-Rohr — Ein Pitotrohr (auch Staudrucksonde; engl. pitot tube), benannt nach Henri Pitot, ist ein gerades oder L förmiges, einseitig offenes Rohr zur Messung des Gesamtdruckes von Flüssigkeiten oder Gasen. Pitotrohre werden oft zusätzlich mit einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pressure measurement — The construction of a bourdon tube gauge, construction elements are made of brass Many techniques have been developed for the measurement of pressure and vacuum. Instruments used to measure pressure are called pressure gauges or vacuum gauges. A… …   Wikipedia

  • Pitot-static tube — noun measuring instrument consisting of a combined Pitot tube and static tube that measures total and static pressure; used in aircraft to measure airspeed • Syn: ↑Pitot head, ↑Pitot tube • Hypernyms: ↑measuring instrument, ↑measuring system,… …   Useful english dictionary

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