Horsepower, Pounds and G-force


by <3.7kw
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<3.7kw
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Sep28-10, 01:12 PM
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If I know the vehicle weight in pounds and I know peak G-force.
Can I find peak net horsepower? If yes, how would I do it?

I have an accelerometer on my “Motor Driven Cycle” and I have weighed myself and the cycle. To keep the cycle legally a Motor Driven Cycle it must be under 5 bhp. If I can get net hp I can account for the other relevant frictional losses to estimate bhp.

Thank you for any help you might give.
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russ_watters
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Sep28-10, 08:33 PM
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Welcome to PF.

Power is force times distance/time, so if you use f=ma with the accelerator data you can find force, then you plug-in speed at the time of the measurement.


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