brake horsepower


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. 2015.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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


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