net thrust

net thrust

[′net ′thrəst]
(aerospace engineering)
The gross thrust of a jet engine minus the drag due to the momentum of the incoming air.

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Two situations when there is neutral stability in atmosphere: (a) when environmental lapse rate (ERL) = dry adiabatic lapse rate (DALR) and air is dry and (b) when ELR = saturated adiabatic lapse rate (SALR) and air is saturated.
The gross thrust of a jet engine minus the drag as a result of the momentum of the incoming air.
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Net thrust measurement of propellantless microwave thrusters.
An important technical point (which was missed in the first Hawker stol performance predictions) is that the thrust vectored is gross thrust, equal to net thrust (direct from the manufacturer's brochure) plus intake momentum drag, the product of engine mass flow and aircraft velocity.