Article Published In Vol.4,No.1

Comparison of Power in Reciprocating Engine and Gas Turbine Engine in Aircrafts

Author : Swrang Thomas Narzary

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If the weight of an engine per brake horsepower (called the specific weight of the engine) is decreased, the useful load that an aircraft can carry and the performance of the aircraft obviously are increased. Every excess pound of weight carried by an engine reduces its performance. Tremendous gains in reducing the weight of the aircraft engine through improvement in design and metallurgy have resulted in reciprocating engines now producing approximately 1hp. for each pound of weight.

Keywords: t.hp. (thrust horsepower).