(1) Hydraulic pressure required to burst a vessel of given thickness. Commonly used in testing filament-wound composite structures. (2) Pressure required to break a fabric by expanding a flexible diaphram or pushing a smooth spherical surface against a securely held circular area of fabric. The Mullen expanding diaphram and Scott ball burst machine are examples of equipment used for this purpose.
The ability of the filter medium to withstand disruption by pressure applied in the direction of normal flow.
The amount of internal pressure a piece of pipe or a fitting will hold before breaking.
Resistance of paper to rupture; measured by the hydrostatic pressure required to burst it when a uniformly distributed and increasing pressure is applied to one of its side.
The internal pressure required to break a pipe or fitting; this pressure will vary with the rate of build-up of the pressure and the time during which the pressure is held.