- The ratio of total thrust produced by an engine and the mass of the engine. It is a measure of the efficiency of the engine. It is 1/specific weight of engine.
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Specific thrust — is a term used in Gas Turbine Engineering to show the relative bulk of a jet engine (e.g. turbojet, turbofan, etc) and is defined as the ratio: net thrust/total intake airflow. Low specific thrust enginesA modern civil turbofan has a low specific … Wikipedia
specific thrust — noun the thrust per unit weight of a vehicle or engine … Wiktionary
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specific impulse — noun : the thrust produced per unit rate of consumption of the propellant usually specified in pounds of thrust per pound of propellant used per second and forming a measure of the efficiency of performance of a rocket engine * * * Rocketry. 1. a … Useful english dictionary
specific impulse — noun Date: 1947 the thrust produced per unit rate of consumption of the propellant that is usually expressed in pounds of thrust per pound of propellant used per second and that is a measure of the efficiency of a rocket engine … New Collegiate Dictionary
thrust-specific fuel consumption — A measure of the fuel efficiency of a turbojet or turbofan engine. It is the mass of fuel burned per hour for each unit of thrust produced … Aviation dictionary
specific impulse — Rocketry. 1. a measure, usually in seconds, of the efficiency with which a rocket engine utilizes its propellants, equal to the number of pounds of thrust produced per pound of propellant burned per second. 2. the specific impulse that a given… … Universalium