Re: Thrust/Horsepower of modern engines

Date:         27 Aug 99 03:08:05 
From:         psagdeo@aol.com (Psagdeo)
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No, I am afraid not.  Max thrust is static thrust, that is, at zero
aircraft velocity.  Cruise speed is at cruise altitude, anywhere between
30000 to 40000 feet.  The thrust at that altitude and speed is about 20%
of the Max thrust.  Please check any standard book on Aircraft
Propulsion for basic equations and definitions.  Books published by
AIAA, and those by Saravanamuttoo and others are excellent resources.

Hope this helps.

Pradip Sagdeo