friction mean effective pressure


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friction mean effective pressure (FMEP)

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That part of the indicated mean effective pressure (IMEP) used to overcome internal friction in a combustion chamber of a reciprocating engine. The difference between the IMEP and the brake mean effective pressure (BMEP) is the FMEP. The FMEP and the BMEP provide a convenient means of representing pressure limits or rating engine performance throughout its entire operating range.