Specific Engine Weight

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Specific Engine Weight

 

the ratio of an engine’s weight to its power; an indication of the engine’s efficiency. For motor vehicles the average specific engine weight is 1–4 kg per kilowatt (kg/kW), for diesel locomotives it is 5–10 kg/kW, and for ships it is 15–50 kg/kW. It is the inverse of the specific power.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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