|Feb26-10, 06:22 AM||#1|
Comparing turboprop and turbofan
i am involved in a project that involves comparing turboprop to trubofan.I want to compare their specific power .but turbofans are rated in newtons.can the power of a turbofan be calcuated by multiplying its thrust with speed of the aircraft at that thrust.
|Feb26-10, 06:56 AM||#2|
Yes. There is a, although outdated method, that is called thrust horsepower. It is uses a selected reference speed of 375 MPH that the math works out 1 pound of thrust to 1 HP.
Really, a more substantial and meaningful comparison is in thrust SFC or Thrust Specific Fuel Consumption.
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