peak pressure


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peak pressure

[′pēk ′presh·ər]
(ordnance)
The maximum pressure reached in the bore of a weapon during the burning of the propellant.
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Despite the earlier spark advance, WI reduces the peak pressure as a result of the heat subtracted by the evaporation.
Choi et al showed that PCV offered a better compliance and lower peak pressures than VCV, but there were no advantages over VCV in hemodynamics.
Cylinder peak pressure of multilayered coated piston increased from 68 bar to 72 bar when compared to standard piston.
This effect is in fact visible for all pre-ignition events showing peak pressure levels above 90bar throughout this study and can therefore be potentially used to predict violent pre-ignition events [24].
It is shown by Equations 1 and 2 that the peak pressure of the shock wave is proportional to the discharge energy and the energy density of the discharge channels.
Peak pressures during each 60 second interval were recorded, and the mean pressure (N x [cm.
Although the lumped parameter model has the lowest accuracy, it can be applied for quick calculation of the peak pressure.
Similarly, the COV of peak pressure was calculated as the ratio of the standard deviation to the mean of the peak cylinder pressure.
Mapping can often detect asymmetries, such as pelvic obliquities or rotation, or peak pressure concerns over bony prominences, which are often undetectable by the naked eye.
With ramping, however, the peak pressure only occurred at the end of the stimulation period, compared with a sustained, plateau, peak pressure that occurred during stimulation without ramping.
Peak pressure measurement studies could be performed frequently to decrease the tendency of ulceration in specific foot sites.