Air Pressure

Some articles on air pressure, air, pressure:

Air-supported Structure - Air Pressure
... The interior air pressure required for air-supported structures is not as much as most people expect and certainly not discernible when inside ... The amount of pressure required is a function of the weight of the material - and the building systems suspended on it (lighting, ventilation, etc.) - and wind pressure ... Yet it only amounts to a small fraction of atmospheric pressure ...
Examples of Secondary Flows - Tornadoes and Dust Devils
... In accordance with Bernoulli's principle where the wind speed is fastest the air pressure is lowest and where the wind speed is slowest the air pressure is highest ... near the center of the tornado or dust devil the air pressure is low ... There is a pressure gradient toward the center of the vortex ...
... Warm ocean currents warm the air above it, which warms the coast ... Cold ocean currents cool the air above it, which cools the coast ... Wind and Air masses ...
Pressure Carburetor - Operation
... The four chambers in the pressure carburetor are all in a row and are referred to by letters ... Chamber A contains impact air pressure at the carburetor inlet ... Chamber B contains the lower air pressure from the throat of the venturi ...
Railway Brakes - Early Days
... of a steam brake to locomotives, where boiler pressure could be applied to brake blocks on the locomotive wheels ... As with car brakes actuating pressure to apply brakes was transmitted hydraulically ... were found with the water used as brake fluid freezing The Westinghouse air brake system ...

Famous quotes containing the words pressure and/or air:

    Osteopath—One who argues that all human ills are caused by the pressure of hard bone upon soft tissue. The proof of his theory is to be found in the heads of those who believe it.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    To be worst,
    The lowest and most dejected thing of fortune,
    Stands still in esperance, lives not in fear.
    The lamentable change is from the best;
    The worst returns to laughter. Welcome, then,
    Thou unsubstantial air that I embrace!
    The wretch that thou hast blown unto the worst
    Owes nothing to thy blasts.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)