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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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Additionally, investigating static pressure distribution at the symmetry plane of intake can give valuable insight to the reader about how flow characteristics inside the inlet affected by area ratio and centerline curvature.
For hypersonic inward-turning inlet design, a basic flowfield with high performance needs to be identified as the first step.
A vortex ejector which employs the vortex control to adjust motive nozzle restrictiveness differs from a conventional ejector in that an adjustable vortex is generated at the ejector motive inlet, as shown in Figure 3.
This study involves the comparison of scramjet inlet performances, which is specifically designed for the Mach number of 10, under different flight regimes.
Rampressor inlet is formed of the rotor compression ramp and engine casing.
The current air-breathing hypersonic vehicles can be mainly divided into two categories according to the different inlet layouts, i.e.
T Kwok, "Starting characteristics of supersonic inlets," AIAA Paper 1996-2914,1996.
Traykovski and WHOI colleague Rocky Geyer had planned to use an underwater robotic vehicle to survey the inlet's sandy seabed.
The minimum Phosphate concentration was observed at inlet farm4th.As Fig6, Inlet and outlet mean phosphate comparison shows, inlet farm 5th are higher than inlets.
Other factors investigated in the study include corner fillets (fabricated corners filled slightly to avoid concentrating stress in sharp turns), multiple barrels (a culvert unit composed of two or more barrels adjacent to each other), extended inner walls, span-to-rise ratios, skewed crossings, submerged and unsubmerged inlets, and two different barrel slopes.
Guest industrial battery chargers are available with the exclusive ConnectCharge inlets. Compared to the traditional way of installing battery chargers into vehicles or portable equipment, ConnectCharge inlets greatly simplify and speed up the process.
Most of ENC's noise-suppression projects deal with such equipment as vertical cooling fans (inlet and outlet), horizontal cooling fans (inlet and outlet), engine exhausts, engine combustion air inlets and building ventilation.