Pitot


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French physicist for whom the Pitot tube was named (1695-1771)

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measuring instrument consisting of a right-angled tube with an open end that is directed in opposition to the flow of a fluid and used to measure the velocity of fluid flow

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When an internal support frame was present the absolute roughness of the ducts based on Pitot tube test data was 1.
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Since the accident, Air France has replaced the pitots on its Airbus fleet with a newer model.
Airlines around the world have begun replacing Pitot tubes on their aircraft.
Attention is focusing on the possibility that faulty speed sensors, or pitot tubes, were a factor in the crash.
The pitot tubes on the aircraft supply information to the air data, to the computers, which give inputs about airspeed.
Investigators are looking at the possibility that external speed monitors - called Pitot tubes - iced over and gave dangerously false readings to cockpit computers in a thunderstorm.
A memo sent to pilots said Air France have been replacing the instruments - known as pitot tubes and responsible for feeding flying speed data to the aircraft's instruments and computers.
The formula to compute Mach number in a supersonic compressible flow is derived from the Rayleigh Supersonic Pitot equation:
I'd never even heard of a pitot, but it turns out it's an open-ended, right-angled tube pointing into the flow of fluid, used for measuring pressure.
The DH3 offers simplified programming via a menu key that enables the user to select: security level; set point or set point and alarm operation; auto or manual alarm reset; English or Metric engineering units; pressure, velocity or flow operation, K-factor for use with various Pitot tubes and flow sensors, circular or rectangular duct size for volumetric flow operation plus many more.
The company inspection showed that the so-called pitot tubes installed in the nose section of the plane were clogged with bugs and apparently indicated incorrect speeds at the time of incident, leading the pilots to fail to carry out appropriate operations.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Pitot and Dragan (2001) stated in Casarett and Doull's Toxicology:
Please note the cutback chine and the pitot tube in the nose.
The lines are very similar, but the easiest identifying features are the three pitot tubes on the front end, which are unique to the D-21.