effective horsepower

The actual power delivered to the propeller.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • effective horsepower — noun : the net horsepower required to move a vehicle or boat that is the part of the total propelling engine horsepower that remains after deducting losses due to engine friction and propeller and other inefficiencies * * * effective horsepower …   Useful english dictionary

  • Horsepower — hp redirects here. For other uses, see HP (disambiguation). Horsepower (HP) is the name of several units of measurement of power. The most common definitions equal between 735.5 and 750 watts.[1] Horsepower was originally defined to compare the… …   Wikipedia

  • horsepower — noun Date: 1806 1. the power that a horse exerts in pulling 2. a unit of power equal in the United States to 746 watts and nearly equivalent to the English gravitational unit of the same name that equals 550 foot pounds of work per second 3.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brake horsepower — n. b.h.p., effective horsepower that is available for driving machinery (Mechanics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brake mean effective pressure — A measure of mean effective pressure in a cylinder of a reciprocating engine. It is the average in excess of ambient pressure inside the cylinder during the power stroke. It is measured in pounds per square inch (psi), kilopascals (kPa), or bars… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Mean effective pressure — The mean effective pressure is a quantity related to the operation of an reciprocating engine and is a valuable measure of an engine s capacity to do work that is independent of engine displacement[1]. When quoted as an indicated mean effective… …   Wikipedia

  • indicated mean effective pressure — The average pressure produced in the combustion chamber during the operating cycle. It is an expression of the theoretical, frictionless power known as indicated horsepower. In addition to completely disregarding power lost to friction, indicated …   Aviation dictionary

  • brake horsepower — 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 …   Aviation dictionary

  • brake horsepower — (bhp)    the effective power output of an engine, sometimes measured as the resistance a brake attached to the output shaft provides to an engine. See horsepower …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • EHP — abbreviation 1. effective horsepower 2. electric horsepower * * * abbr. ■ effective horsepower ■ electric horsepower …   Useful english dictionary

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