adiabatic recovery temperature

adiabatic recovery temperature

[¦ad·ē·ə¦bad·ik ri′kəv·ə·rē ‚tem·prə·chər]
(fluid mechanics)
The temperature reached by a moving fluid when brought to rest through an adiabatic process. Also known as recovery temperature; stagnation temperature.
The final and initial temperature in an adiabatic, Carnot cycle.