hydrostatic hydrostatic

Definition(s):

  • (adj) relating to fluids at rest or to the pressures they exert or transmit

Usage(s):

  1. A five-pound bomb, tossed into the water by the survivor, explodes under hydrostatic pressure 3,000 to 4,000 feet under sea.
  2. Then she was fitted with six Sofar charges with hydrostatic fuses set to shiver her bulkheads automatically under the pressure of 4,000 ft.
  3. The bulkhead below the 600-kw generator bulged from hydrostatic pressure and quietly let go.

News

  • Research and Markets: Global Level Sensors Market 2013 Report - Forecasts To 2018

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vqvmnt/level_sensors) has announced the addition of the "Level Sensors Market: Global Forecast & Analysis - Focus on Technologies [Contact Type (Magnetostrictive, Vibratory probe, Hydrostatic, Magnetic float) & Non-contact Type (Ultrasonic, Radar, Optical, Laser)], Applications and Geography (2013-2018 ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire

Quotes

  • "Our group's recommendation is to go back to the 'top kill' type of process where you get heavy oil drilling mud down the well, build up some hydrostatic pressure. And the way we think you do this is you throttle the well at the surface, you create...
    on Jun 7, 2010 By: James Cameron Source: Raw Story

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