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Pitot Tube Worksheet
DEFINITIONS: Define the following terms.
 Force (F) 


 Mass (m) 


 Pressure (p) 


 Velocity (V) 


 Density (r) 


UNIT ANALYSIS:
Complete the table giving the correct unit of measurement
in both the English and the Metric systems. You will use this
information when solving the problems shown below.
QUANTITY

ENGLISH UNIT

METRIC UNIT

LENGTH

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AREA

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VOLUME

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FORCE

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MASS

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PRESSURE

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VELOCITY

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DENSITY

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*NOTE: For
practical purposes, velocity is measured in KNOTS. One knot = 1.69
feet/second.
PROBLEMS: Solve each problem. Make sure all
units agree!!
 Find the total air pressure detected by the pitot tube
for a Cessna 182 airplane flying at a pressure altitude of 10,000
feet (static pressure of 1455.6 lb/ft^{2 }) and a speed of
120 knots if the air density is 0.00162 slugs/ft^{3}?
 Find the difference in pressure (p_{t}p_{s})
for the same conditions described above if the airplane speeds up
to 160 knots.
 If the total air pressure for the same Cessna 182 is measured
at 1478.7 lb/ft^{2}, what is the new velocity in knots of
the airplane?