ram pressure


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ram pressure

[′ram ‚presh·ər]
(fluid mechanics)
The pressure that is exerted by a fluid as a result of its motion.
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Ram pressure has strung this gas away from its home in the spiral galaxy and out over intergalactic space.
Mixer effective ram pressure was 60 psi for all batches; mixer rpm, TCU setting and mix procedures were changed for optimization purposes for some materials.
Along with tidal stretching, the cloud also experiences resistance in the form of ram pressure as it tries to plow through the hot interstellar gas that already fills the space around Sgr A*.
20 * For an electric machine, as in this case, use the injection ram pressure.
The meteor burns and glows because of ram pressure not friction.
The galaxy's stars can withstand this impact, known as ram pressure, but its fluffy gas clouds are easily torn from their gravitational moorings and blown outward.
The radiation on the cloud creates high pressure at the surface by ablation and ram pressure from the stellar wind.
Variations in the design of the floating weight were evolved, ram/weight cylinder bores were increased and hydraulically actuated rams offered; variable ram pressure controls fielded; and ram position sensing systems and differing hopper door actuating methods employed.
Ram pressure is modulated by motor amp draw to prevent blocking.
With the exception of the highest ram pressure, the flow length for the Z-2010EP compound was greater than the Z-2010L compound (figure 5).
Sophisticated controls can profile rotor speed or ram pressure according to time, temperature, or material viscosity (amperage draw).