peak overpressure


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peak overpressure

The maximum value of overpressure at a given location which is generally experienced at the instant the shock (or blast) wave reaches that location.
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VCEs are very dangerous because they tend to have a high peak overpressure for a relatively long duration and hence a very high impulse.
Normalized peak overpressure ratio could be correlated with inlet diffusion area ratio (AR); this correlation is illustrated in the figure shown on this page.
In addition to Launch noise, sonic booms would pound the Land at Least 50 miles downrange, hitting the ground in 35-mile-wide crescents with peak overpressures of one-pound-per-square foot.