velocity head

noun

the velocity of a fluid expressed in terms of the head or static pressure required to produce that velocity. It equals ρν/2 where ρ is the density of the fluid and ν is the velocity. In hydrology the density of water can be written 1/G where G is the gravitational constant

Nearby words

  1. veloce,
  2. velocimeter,
  3. velocipede,
  4. velociraptor,
  5. velocity,
  6. velocity microphone,
  7. velocity modulation,
  8. velocity of circulation,
  9. velocity of money,
  10. velodrome

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