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mechanical efficiency

[mi′kan·ə·kəl i′fish·ən·sē]
(mechanical engineering)
In an engine, the ratio of brake horsepower to indicated horsepower.
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As shown in Figure 3A, SHR had lower mechanical efficiency compared to WIS, both in temperate (22.
The newly developed 2MW-class gas engine cuts the engine's mechanical loss ratio, and thus raises mechanical efficiency, by improving engine output while maintaining the same exhaust volume as the GS16R2, a 1.
Anaerobic energy expenditure and mechanical efficiency during exhaustive leg press exercise.
Mechanical efficiency -- Pump efficiency is only interesting if reliability is not compromised.
We found that the calcium sensitizer levosimendan improves the mechanical efficiency of the human diaphragm, suggesting a new, therapeutic approach to improve respiratory muscle function in patients with respiratory failure," said Leo Heunks, M.
The system uses superior mechanical efficiency combined with powerful naturally occurring aerobic microorganisms in a patent-protected process which greatly accelerates waste digestion, without doing any harm to the environment.
Key words: spiroid gears, mechanical efficiency, experimental determination
Mechanical efficiency isn't being looked at" (BBC News, 11/25/10).
Like centrifugal compressors, heat transfer is usually neglected For integral machines, mechanical efficiency is generally taken as 95%.
Energy savings equivalent If 50 per cent of Canadian households traded 13-litre to 20-litre toilets for 4 1/2-litre models, the municipal energy savings for pumping would be approximately equivalent to improving the mechanical efficiency of every water and wastewater pump in Canada by five per cent.

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