overpressure


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overpressure

[′ō·vər‚presh·ər]
(fluid mechanics)
The transient pressure, usually expressed in pounds per square inch, exceeding existing atmospheric pressure and manifested in the blast wave from an explosion.
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Kingery and Bulmash [16] note that the following relationship is used for calculating the peak reflected overpressure ([P.
Blast overpressure injury risk is related to the mechanics of the pressure wave and the physical properties of the tissue contacted.
Furthermore, if the Saudis invested in hardening their towers so overpressure would not destroy them and a direct hit would be needed, then Iran would have to fire more than a million missiles to knock the towers out.
Mazzarini and Musumeci use field data from the sheet-like intrusions emplaced close to the surface on Elba island, Italy, and demonstrate the significant role that fractures and overpressure play in the emplacement of sills and dykes.
Finesse Solutions, LLC, Santa Clara, CA, a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life sciences process applications, announced the release of TruTorr(TM), a single-use pressure sensor for measuring headspace pressure in single-use containers, in order to prevent overpressure damage, at Interphex in New York on March 17, 2009.
55 overpressure that was sufficient to add another 40bhp to the already powerful 130bhp Tii.
The minimum required relief device capacity will depend on the specific component being protected and the scenarios under which overpressure is being created.
for example, sufficiently high overpressure could, apparently, break glass, damage walls, or even eardrums.