Is there a formula to convert jet power to horsepower as we know it?
its all in bhp
Jet engines are tested in windtunnels.
Horsepower is an unit of power and jet engines can also be rated in terms of it. Jet engines are much more powerful than piston ones.
Horse power can be used for both it is a value given to the amount of energy needed to perform (x) amount of work per second.
I believe you are more interested in thrust, which is the forward propulsion of the jet engine.
That would go more towards ft/lbs.
One extra little known tid bit. The super jet engines like on the C-5 military transport uses some water injection on take off. This is what causes the dark exhaust you see.
If I remember correctly when water flashes to steam it has a 1:26 pressure expasion rate.
As you can see this has a significant impact on the amount of thrust for the engine as well as a cooling effect.
And of course the lift is all by design of the wing. If you took the wings off of a plane it would never get off the ground…
But it would make one fast car !!!
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