pitot tube
noun Usage: often capitalized P Etymology: French (tube de) Pitot, from Henri Pitot died 1771 French physicist Date: circa 1859 1. a device that consists of a tube having a short right-angled bend which is placed vertically in a moving body of fluid (as air) with the mouth of the bent part directed upstream and that is used with a manometer to measure the velocity of fluid flow 2. pitot-static tube

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  • Pitot Tube — Tube de Pitot Tube de Pitot Le tube de Pitot et l antenne de Prandtl sont des systèmes similaires de mesure de vitesse des fluides. Ils sont notamment utilisés pour l anémométrie en aéronautique. Il doit son nom au physicien français Henri Pitot… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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 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 tube — Pito vamzdelis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Hidrometrinis vamzdelis dujų ar skysčių greičiui matuoti. atitikmenys: angl. Pitot tube vok. Pitot Rohr, n; Pitotsches Rohr, n; Staurohr, n rus. трубка Пито, f pranc. tube …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • Pitot tube — Pito vamzdelis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Hidropneumatinis vamzdelis visuminiam skysčio ar dujų tekėjimo slėgiui matuoti. atitikmenys: angl. Pitot tube vok. Pitot Rohr, n; Pitotsches Rohr, n; Staurohr, n rus.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • Pitot tube — Pito vamzdelis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Vamzdelinis įtaisas, įmerkiamas į skysčio arba dujų tėkmę ir turintis kotui statmeną cilindrinę galvutę, kurioje yra viena arba kelios slėgio atšakų skylutės. atitikmenys …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • Pitot tube — Pito vamzdis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Pitot tube vok. Pitot Rohr, n; Pitotsche Röhre, f; Pitotsches Rohr, n rus. трубка Пито, f pranc. tube de Pitot, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • pitot tube — pi·tot tube .pē .tō n, often cap P a device that consists of a tube having a short right angled bend which is placed vertically in a moving body of fluid with the mouth of the bent part directed upstream and that is used with a manometer to… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pitot tube — /pee toh, pee toh / (often l.c.) an instrument for measuring fluid velocity, consisting of a narrow tube, one end of which is open and faces upstream, the other end being connected to a manometer. [1880 85; named after Henri Pitot (1695 1771),… …   Universalium

  • 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

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