rapid decompression

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rap·id de·com·pres·sion

sudden severe expansion of gases due to a reduction in ambient pressure.
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Our objective was to examine changes in visual function in black rockfish subjected to rapid decompression and in Pacific halibut exposed to simulated sunlight with electroretinography.
Fragmentation resulting from rapid decompression of the magma causes a bubble row at the edge of the foam to fail by rupture or solid fracture when low ambient pressures are reached.
This time was shortened for us, as TUC is cut in half for rapid decompressions.
Before I could utter a word, it pegged negative, and we had a rapid decompression at 31,000 feet.
If you rise too fast, the rapid decompression can cause sickness - "the bends" - which can be painful or even fatal.
Devices submitted for JAC certification are subject to airborne feasibility testing under scenarios such as high altitude, rapid decompression and fluctuations in temperature.
The US Global passive vent system is designed to safely handle rapid decompression events unlike traditional louvers or pop open vents, which have been known to cause injuries upon activation.
The flight engineer began to depressurize the aircraft to prevent a rapid decompression from occurring if the EDC failed during the descent.
After reviewing all options, we chose Raisbeck Engineering's system because of its availability, cost, simplicity, and the fact that it meets all safety certification regulations including rapid decompression and pilot emergency egress.
is now offering altitude chamber training for pilots and flight crew, allowing them to experience altitude sickness conditions such as hypoxia and rapid decompression first-hand.
In meeting the stringent requirements for the USAF air flight certification, the Propaq 106EL monitor was tested for acceptable baseline performance, electrical safety, electromagnetic interference (EMI), vibration, environmental, altitude, rapid decompression and airborne feasibility.
Tests included electrical safety, electromagnetic interference (EMI), vibration, rapid decompression and airborne feasibility.

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