pitot-static tube
noun Usage: often capitalized P Date: 1926 a device that consists of a pitot tube and a static tube and that measures pressures in such a way that the relative speed of a fluid can be determined

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  • Pitot-static tube — [pē′tō stat′ik, pē′tō stat′ik] n. [also pitot static tube] an instrument combining a Pitot tube and a static tube, that measures the difference between the pressures in the two tubes to obtain the relative velocity of a fluid in motion …   English World dictionary

  • Pitot static tube — statinis Pito vamzdelis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Pito vamzdelis, kurio statinio slėgio atšakų skylutės yra tolygiai išgręžtos pagal galvutės perimetrą viename ir daugiau skerspjūvių ir kurio visuminio slėgio… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • 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

  • 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-static tube — /pee toh stat ik, pee toh /, (often l.c.) Aeron. a device combining a Pitot tube with a static tube: used to measure airspeed. [1970 75; see PITOT TUBE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pitot-static tube — Pi′tot stat′ic tube [[t]ˈpi toʊ, piˈtoʊ [/t]] n. (often l.c.) aer. a device combining a Pitot tube with a static tube, used to measure airspeed …   From formal English to slang

  • static tube — n. a tube with openings in its walls, inserted in a fluid in motion so that the flow is across the openings and used to measure the static pressure of the fluid: see also PITOT STATIC TUBE …   English World dictionary

  • 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 static system — Das Pitot Statik System (engl. pitot static system) versorgt die barometrischen Fluginstrumente im Cockpit von Fluggeräten mit Druckinformationen über den statischen Druck und den Staudruck. So können Fluggeschwindigkeit, Flughöhe und Steigen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pitot-static system — The pressure system for measurement of the air speed, Mach number, altitude, and vertical speed. It consists of a pitot tube and static port(s) connected suitably to each of the instruments …   Aviation dictionary

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