Re: Thrust/HP

Date:         17 Aug 97 01:57:23 
From:         luisma@spainmail.com (Luis Manuel Perez Llera)
Organization: Unisource Espana NEWS SERVER
References:   1
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure

El día 08 Aug 97 05:41:15 , Wally <gordow@cts.com> dijo:

>At the expense of sounding stupid, could anyone explain the
>mathematical relationship of thrust(rocket or jet) and horsepower.
>More precisely, how does one convert from one to the other.  I can't
>begin to relate how long and often I've pondered this question. Any
>help would be greatly appreciated.

Power is thrust times speed.

A common question is "what is the power produced by a jet engine at max thrust
when the aircraft is braked" The answer is ZERO.