- The using of fuel by an engine or power plant; the rate of this consumption measured (e.g., in liters, gallons, or pounds per unit of time).
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fuel consumption — The amount of fuel used, expressed in miles per gallon in Britain and the USA, whereas the international measure is litres per 100 kilometres. The US term is fuel mileage. Also see average fuel consuption specific fuel consumption … Dictionary of automotive terms
fuel consumption — process of using up fuel … English contemporary dictionary
fuel consumption indicator — An instrument using a flowmeter to indicate mpg or liters/100 km at any given moment on a journey … Dictionary of automotive terms
fuel consumption rate — noun the ratio of the number of miles traveled to the number of gallons of gasoline burned • Syn: ↑mileage, ↑gasoline mileage, ↑gas mileage • Hypernyms: ↑ratio … Useful english dictionary
Brake specific fuel consumption — (BSFC) is a measure of an engine s efficiency. It is the rate of fuel consumption divided by the power produced. BSFC is specific for shaft engines such as reciprocating engine. The BSFC Calculation (in metric units) To calculate BSFC, use the… … Wikipedia
Specific fuel consumption (thrust) — Specific fuel consumption, often shortened to SFC, or TSFC is an engineering term that is used to describe the fuel efficiency of an engine design with respect to thrust output. It allows the efficiency of different sized engines to be directly… … Wikipedia
Vehicle fuel consumption — Vehicle fuel consumption is computed as the vehicle miles traveled divided by the fuel efficiency reported in miles per gallon (MPG). Vehicle fuel consumption is derived from the actual vehicle mileage collected and the assigned MPGs obtained… … Energy terms
Average vehicle fuel consumption — A ratio estimate defined as total gallons of fuel consumed by all vehicles divided by (1) the total number of vehicles (for average fuel consumption per vehicle) or (2) the total number of households (for average fuel consumption per household) … Energy terms
specific fuel consumption — The quantity of fuel consumed (by weight) to produce one unit of power in one unit of time. In piston engines, the SFC is equal to the mass ratio of fuel/shaft horsepower. In gas turbine engines, the SFC is equal to the mass ratio of fuel/thrust … Aviation dictionary
brake-specific fuel consumption — The weight of fuel burned per hour to produce a given amount of brake horsepower in a reciprocating engine. Normally, BSFC is expressed in pounds of fuel burned per hour for each brake horsepower the engine develops … Aviation dictionary