- The power delivered to the propeller shaft (main drive or main output) of an aircraft engine. It is the difference between the horsepower delivered by the engine and that consumed by friction. The actual horsepower received by the propeller of an aircraft. Brake horsepower decreases with altitude. See also brake mean effective pressure.Typical variation of brake horse power with altitude for given RPM values.
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brake horsepower — /breɪk ˈhɔspaʊə/ (say brayk hawspowuh) noun the useful horsepower developed by an engine or motor as measured by the resistance offered by a brake. Abbrev.: b.h.p … Australian English dictionary
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brake horsepower — the horsepower made available by an engine or turbine for driving machinery other than itself, as measured by a dynamometer. * * * … Universalium
brake horsepower — n. b.h.p., effective horsepower that is available for driving machinery (Mechanics) … English contemporary dictionary
brake horsepower — noun (plural same) an imperial unit equal to one horsepower, used in expressing the power available at the shaft of an engine … English new terms dictionary
brake horsepower — noun : the power of an engine or other motor as calculated from the force exerted on a friction brake or absorption dynamometer applied to the flywheel or the shaft … Useful english dictionary