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A Computer Technique for the Determination of Brake Horsepower Output of Normally-Aspirated Reciprocating Aircraft Engines
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1977 by SAE International in United States
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This paper develops a set of seven general equations which describe various portions of a standard engine performance chart. A regression analysis technique is then employed to evaluate the constants in these equations which identifies them to a particular engine. Computer programs which employ this technique are provided. A final program is provided which utilizes the equations to yield a value of brake horsepower for an input of any combination of RPM, manifold air pressure, air temperature, and pressure altitude.
CitationSmith, H. and Dreier, M., "A Computer Technique for the Determination of Brake Horsepower Output of Normally-Aspirated Reciprocating Aircraft Engines," SAE Technical Paper 770465, 1977, https://doi.org/10.4271/770465.
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