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shaft horsepower

noun
1.
the horsepower delivered to the driving shaft of an engine, as measured by a torsion meter.
Abbreviation: shp, SHP.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • Use of this air decreases the net thrust or shaft horsepower, and increases the fuel consumption.
  • Energy from the hot exhaust gases, which expand in the power turbine section, are recovered in the form of shaft horsepower.
  • Pump shaft horsepower requirements vary as the product of head and flow or as the cube of the pump's speed ratio.
  • Energy from the hot exhaust gases, which expand in the power turbine section, is recovered in the form of shaft horsepower.

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