total head pressure


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total head pressure

The sum of dynamic and static pressure. Also known as pitot pressure, stagnation pressure, ram air pressure, and impact pressure. It is used to measure air speed. The pitot tube faces the airflow, and the pitot pressure is fed into it.
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