effective thrust

effective thrust

[ə¦fek·tiv ′thrəst]
(aerospace engineering)
In a rocket motor or engine, the theoretical thrust less the effects of incomplete combustion and friction flow in the nozzle.
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Based on the total resistance, the amount of effective thrust required to be able to move the ship in accordance with the planned speed could be calculated as follows:
The Cherry Valley cock, although weakened by the cut, gave the Worcester bird several effective thrusts about the head.

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