shaft horsepower


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shaft horsepower

[′shaft ′hȯrs‚pau̇·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
The output power of an engine, motor, or other prime mover; or the input power to a compressor or pump.

shaft horsepower

The horsepower delivered to a propeller shaft before being converted into thrust by the propeller.
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Power Plant: Two General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines; 1 shaft, 41,000 shaft horsepower total.
Honeywell said that this increase in shaft horsepower improves the payload capability of the helicopter by an estimated 30% at 12,000 feet, resulting in increased helicopter capability over a wider operating spectrum.
Propulsion: Electric drive (3,000 shaft horsepower (shp) plant coupled with electric motor controller, expandable to 6,000 shp with additional motor controlled modules).
It stabilized at 60 percent, with shaft horsepower negative 700.
by Rolls-Royce, and provides up to 6,000 shaft horsepower.
The APS 5000 APU is reportedly rated at 1,100 shaft horsepower and is designed to start and function throughout the full range of the 787 operating envelope up to 43,000 feet.
Power Plant: Two General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines: 1 shaft, 41,000 shaft horsepower total.
Level at 7,000 feet, the engine was approaching temperature and shaft horsepower limits.
These new products will meet emerging market requirements in the 300 to 500 shaft horsepower range.
According to the company, the Chinooks have three times more lift than the original helicopters deployed in the 1960s, are able to lifting 5t, and possesses 4,800 shaft horsepower, which is needed to maintain flight with only one engine.
The Advanced Turbine Engine Company brings together the world-class engineering, manufacturing, and production capabilities of two industry-leading companies to build the most advanced and fuel efficient 3,000 shaft horsepower turbine engine.
The FADEC is being developed for use on Rolls-Royce engines under 2000 shaft horsepower (shp).