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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All BRL subjects experienced a statistically significant reduction in the peak pressure over their sFH with the thicker liner.
The shift in location and magnitude of peak pressure with application of the wrap-style patellar stabilization brace suggests wrap-style braces may be effective for treatment of disorders associated with degenerative cartilage changes.
Previous studies have shown that high peak pressures at the body-seat interface correlated with seating discomfort [13-14].
Lower stimulating currents, frequencies, and shorter pulse durations were less effective in inducing high peak pressures (Table).
We determined peak pressure under the ITs for each of the six frames within a data set and averaged the six frames.
A transthoracic echocardiogram showed a severely dilated right atrium and ventricle, a flattened ventricular septum, and an estimated right ventricular systolic peak pressure of 79 mm Hg.
DBS 16) reported that the average peak pressure in a PTB socket ranged from 25 to 320 kPa [46].
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.
Peak pressure measurement studies could be performed frequently to decrease the tendency of ulceration in specific foot sites.
Wind is another cause of pressure differences at buildings, and as one would expect, it was found to create the peak pressure difference across the building enclosure; however, typically these pressure acted for relatively short time periods.
Excellent dispersion of body pressure prevents physical strain and minimizes peak pressure points.
Hennig and collegues [9] determined peak pressure and relative loads under the feet of typical children and adults.