power to weight ratio


power to weight ratio

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Power-to-weight ratio — (specific power) is a calculation commonly applied to engines and other mobile power sources to enable the comparison of one unit or design to another. Power to weight ratio is a measurement of actual performance of any engine or power sources.… …   Wikipedia

  • power-to-weight ratio — The relationship of a vehicle s horsepower to the weight of a vehicle. The greater the horsepower is in relation to the weight of the car, the faster the car will go and the faster it will accelerate …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • power-failure speed ratio — The ratio of decision speed (V1 ) and rotation speed (VR ) for a given aircraft weight and runway dimensions. Those aircraft not associated with VR (rotation speed) use V1 /V2 as a graphical representation of aircraft performance data …   Aviation dictionary

  • weight ratio — See power to weight ratio …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Weight ratio — is a measurement of propulsion power, often applied to automobiles. Weight ratio consists of the GVWR of the automobile divided by its engine power, often measured in horsepower. Lower weight ratios generally signify greater propulsive power …   Wikipedia

  • power-to-weight — adj. Power to weight is used with these nouns: ↑ratio …   Collocations dictionary

  • ratio — A fixed relationship between things in number, quantity or degree. For example, if the fuel mixture contains one part of gas for fifteen parts of air, the ratio would be 15 to 1. See a/f ratio a/f ratio air fuel ratio air fuel ratio air ratio… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • weight — The force of gravity acting upon a body. It is measured in Newtons. See advance weight, axle weight balance weight balancing weight centrifugal weight clip on weight counterweight curb weight distributor weight …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Power band — The power band which refers to the range of operating speeds under which the engine is able to operate efficiently. A typical gasoline automotive engine is capable of operating at a speed of between around 750 and 6000 RPM, but the engine s power …   Wikipedia

  • Power steering — helps drivers steer vehicles by augmenting steering effort of the steering wheel. It does this by adding controlled energy to the steering mechanism, so the driver needs to provide only modest effort regardless of conditions. In particular, power …   Wikipedia


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