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Pitot tube

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Pitot tube measuring instrument consisting of a combined Pitot tube and static tube that measures total and static pressure; used in aircraft to measure airspeed
    • n Pitot tube measuring instrument consisting of a right-angled tube with an open end that is directed in opposition to the flow of a fluid and used to measure the velocity of fluid flow
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Usage

In literature:

It consists of two Pitot tubes having their mouths at right angles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

PITOT-STATIC TUBES and VELOCITY-PRESSURE ARRAYS.
Pitot-Tube Technology Helps Maintain Proper Airflow in Fitness Facility.
The 435 Series offers three methods of airflow measurement: pitot tube, hot wire anemometer, and rotating vane probe with flow rates up to 4,000 fpm and temperatures up to 160°F.
When accessible, pitot tubes and static ports should be checked in every preflight.
Prevent pitot tubes from malfunctioning and providing incorrect airspeed readings by clearing them of obstructions and blockages.
European aviation-safety regulators have decided Goodrich pitot tubes must replace Thales-made pitot tubes on Airbus planes.
Pitot tubes are airspeed-measuring devices, and investigators strongly suspect they were at fault in the recent crash of an Air France-KLM SA jet.
Pitot -Tube Technology Helps Maintain Proper Airflow in Fitness Facility.
Named for its inventor, French engineer Henri Pitot, a basic Pitot tube points directly into an air stream.
Pitot tubes are airspeed-measuring devices, and investigators strongly suspect they were at fault in the recent crash of an Air France-KLM SA jet.
Therefore, when measuring the output of an orifice plate meter, a venturi meter, or pitot tube, square root extraction is necessary to linearize the output for use in the control system.
Protecting the pitot tube is an integral part of aircraft safety.
Whether it's a rubber chicken, a pig or a red-ribbon streamer, the pitot tube cover is a critical piece of equipment that is sometimes ignored or forgotten by pilots.
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