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static pressure

noun, Physics.
the pressure exerted by a fluid that is not moving or flowing. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for static pressure
  • Explain the relationship between changes in hood static pressure and gas flow rate.
  • The static pressure of the undisturbed free-stream fluid flow entering the tube may be used as a reference value.
  • The term static pressure is used to describe the pressure exerted by all gases.
  • Also, the static pressure acting on the surface of the airfoil is determined by the static pressure outside the boundary layer.
  • In incompressible flow, the dynamic pressure is the difference between the total pressure and the static pressure.
  • The stack gas temperature, static pressure, molecular weight and moisture content are also measured.
  • The pressure that the fan generates is total pressure, which is the sum of two components, static pressure and velocity pressure.
  • Hoods are generally designed to operate under negative static pressure.
  • static pressure is pressure at rest or when water is still and not flowing.
  • Major energy savings can be achieved by lowering system static pressure and improving fan efficiency.
static pressure in Science
static pressure  
The pressure exerted by a liquid or gas, especially water or air, when the bodies on which the pressure is exerted are not in motion.
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