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inlet

1. a narrow inland opening of the coastline
2. 
a. a passage, valve, or part through which a substance, esp a fluid, enters a device or machine
b. (as modifier): an inlet valve

inlet

[′in‚let]
(engineering)
An entrance or orifice for the admission of fluid.
(geography)
A short, narrow waterway connecting a bay or lagoon with the sea.
A recess or bay in the shore of a body of water.
A waterway flowing into a larger body of water.

inlet

An entrance or orifice for the admission of a fluid. The term normally is used with other words as a prefix, such as in inlet air, inlet air temperature, inlet casing, inlet duct, inlet guide van, inlet port, inlet valve, etc. See inlet case.
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The differences between the vortex nozzle axial inlet pressures and tangential inlet pressures were within 10 kPa when the tangential inlet mass flow rate is less than 13.
The inlet is designed in such a way that the oblique shock waves impinges at the cowl tip thereby increasing the mass flow rate (shock-on-lip condition).
Facing declines in the production from Cook Inlet oil and gas fields, Southcentral Alaska communities in 2009 were concerned about energy shortages.
Summer field work for the project continues, with crews sampling soils, measuring currents and judging the options for where best to enter the water on the west side of Cook Inlet, how to install the pipe across the inlet, and where to come up at Nikiski for the final miles to the plant site.
Similar to inlet fogging, wet compression is also an evaporative cooling technology.
The Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP (3)) large-scale surveys of the Gulf of Alaska included aerial surveys of mid-inlet waters in lower and central Cook Inlet (primarily south of East and West Foreland) during the mid- to late 1970's (Harrison and Hall, 1978) and early 1980's (Leatherwood et al.
Washington, Dec 18 ( ANI ): After three years of innovative study, researchers have presented a body-wing-blending configuration with double flanking air inlets layout to aim at design requirements of high lift-to-drag ratio as well as high volumetric efficiency of next generation hypersonic airplanes.
If that's not temptation enough, the beaches north and south of Palm Beach Inlet load up with spinner sharks this time of year.
He equipped his catamaran kayak with two types of sonar and a high-resolution GPS and traversed the inlet channel, grabbing precisely located sonar images of seabed sand patterns as he went.
It can be concluded that an inlet damper should only be used to make fine adjustments that would be required for occupant comfort (adding a damper to a diffuser adds an approximate 5 NC increase to the diffuser in the full open position).
The Company's permitting plan was implemented approximately 18 months ago and is on schedule for completion prior to the arrival of the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig in Cook Inlet.
The results are organized into three papers covering the step-by-step process taken to determine the quantitative differences between Standard 70 data and typical field installations that take into account different inlet conditions.