thrust horsepower


thrust horsepower
The amount of horsepower the engine-propeller combination transforms into thrust. The terms brake horsepower and shaft horsepower are more often used for reciprocating engines rather than thrust horsepower. In gas turbine engines, it is the force-velocity equivalent of the thrust developed by the engine.

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  • horsepower — /hawrs pow euhr/, n. 1. a foot pound second unit of power, equivalent to 550 foot pounds per second, or 745.7 watts. 2. Informal. the capacity to achieve or produce; strength or talent: The university s history faculty is noted for its… …   Universalium

  • thrust — Synonyms and related words: acceleration, actuate, advance, advance against, advance upon, afterburner, aggressiveness, animate, assault, atomic power, bang, bear, bear down upon, bear upon, bearing, best part, better part, body, boost, bowl,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • thrust — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. push, drive, shove, propel; lunge, plunge, ram; stab, pierce; compel, drive, force; interpose, interject. n. blow, jab, poke; attack, sortie; dig; repartee; power. See impulse. II (Roget s IV) n. 1.… …   English dictionary for students

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  • equivalent brake horsepower/equivalent shaft horsepower — The sum of horsepower available at the propeller shaft in a piston/turboprop engine, measured as brake horsepower and equivalent power derived from jet thrust by applying a numerical factor to measure thrust. ESHP = SHP (shaft horsepower) +… …   Aviation dictionary

  • shaft horsepower — The horsepower delivered to a propeller shaft before being converted into thrust by the propeller …   Aviation dictionary

  • THP — Thrust Horsepower NASA …   Acronyms

  • THP — Thrust Horsepower ( > NASA Acronym List ) …   Acronyms von A bis Z

  • Aircraft engine — An aircraft engine is a propulsion system for an aircraft. Aircraft engines are almost always a type of lightweight internal combustion engine. This article is an overview of the basic types of aircraft engines and the design concepts employed in …   Wikipedia


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