brake horsepower

  • 1 brake horsepower — n. the actual horsepower of an engine, measured by a brake attached to the drive shaft and recorded on a dynamometer …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 brake horsepower — ► NOUN ▪ an imperial unit equal to one horsepower, used in expressing the power available at the shaft of an engine …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 brake horsepower — (bhp) A measurement of the actual usable power (not calculated power) measured at the output shaft (usually the crankshaft) rather than at the driveshaft or the wheels. Thus none of the auxiliaries (gearbox, generator, alternator, differential,… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 4 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

  • 5 brake horsepower — noun The useful horsepower of an engine as measured using a friction brake (or dynamometer) attached to the drive shaft …

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  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 brake horsepower — the horsepower made available by an engine or turbine for driving machinery other than itself, as measured by a dynamometer. * * * …

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

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 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

  • 13 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… …

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  • 14 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

  • 15 Horsepower — Einheit Norm Alte Maße und Gewichte Einheitenname Pferdestärke Einheitenzeichen PS Beschriebene Größe(n) Leistung Größensymbol(e) …

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  • 16 horsepower — (HP) A measurement of the engine s ability to perform work. One horsepower is defined as the ability to lift 33,000 pounds one foot in one minute. To find horsepower, the total rate of work in foot pounds accomplished is divided by 33,000. If a… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 17 brake — 1. noun /bɹeɪk/ a) A device used to slow or stop a vehicle, by friction; often installed on the wheels, then often in the plural. A barking sound the Shepherd hears …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 brake — 1. n. & v. n. 1 (often in pl.) a device for checking the motion of a mechanism, esp. a wheel or vehicle, or for keeping it at rest. 2 anything that has the effect of hindering or impeding (shortage of money was a brake on their enthusiasm). v. 1… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 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

  • 20 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


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