dynamic pressure

noun

Definition of dynamic pressure

  1. 1 :  the pressure on a surface at which a flowing fluid is brought to rest in excess of the pressure on it when the fluid is not flowing

  2. 2 :  the quantity of air measured by most airspeed instruments and equal to the product 12 ρV2 where ρ is the density of the air and V is the relative speed of the air

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