## whats my best formula to use to calculate Horsepower or Torque from acceleration data

I need to know what the "BEST" formula for me to use is...
and I actually have 5 decimal places on all this data listed below..

the data I have is in samples taken in real time..

I need to come up with a way to calculate either the Torque or the Horsepower at the wheels...I can derive one from th eother after I get to one of them...
I also know my wheel size/diameter

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Frame |	Time |	Engine RPM (SAE) rpm	| Vehicle Speed (SAE) mph |	 Throttle Position (SAE) % | 	Trans Calculated Gear Ratio	 |  Air Fuel Ratio Commanded Lo Res afr

409	48:57.3	4062	50	56	1	14.6
410	48:57.3	4097	50	57	1	12.7
411	48:57.4	4136	50	58	1	12.7
412	48:57.4	4157	50	59	1	12.7
413	48:57.4	4186	50	59	1	12.7
414	48:57.4	4202	50	59	1	12.7
415	48:57.5	4226	51	59	1	12.7
416	48:57.5	4252	50	59	1	12.7
417	48:57.5	4260	50	59	1	12.7
418	48:57.6	4276	50	59	1	12.7
419	48:57.6	4273	50	59	1	12.7
420	48:57.6	4273	50	59	1	12.7
421	48:57.6	4272	50	59	1	12.7
422	48:57.7	4274	50	60	1	12.7
423	48:57.7	4287	50	60	1	12.7
424	48:57.7	4286	50	63	1	12.7
425	48:57.7	4292	50	64	1	12.7
426	48:57.8	4308	50	65	1	12.7
427	48:57.8	4322	50	66	1	12.7
428	48:57.8	4330	50	67	1	12.7
429	48:57.8	4343	50	70	1	12.7
430	48:57.9	4356	50	77	1	12.7
431	48:57.9	4428	51	100	1	12.7
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490	48:59.4	4731	56	100	1	12.7
491	48:59.5	4736	56	100	1	12.7
492	48:59.5	4754	57	100	1	12.7
493	48:59.5	4760	57	100	1	12.7
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495	48:59.6	4772	57	100	1	12.7
496	48:59.6	4785	58	100	1	12.7
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 Recognitions: Homework Help You need to know the weight of the car. You also need to measure the rate of deceleration with the clutch depressed, which will let you calcuate the drag factors. You'll probably need to do a curve fit for the drag factors (aerodynamic, drivetrain, rolling resistance). Given that, then you can determine the net force (lbs) during each frame interval by the rate of acceleration (ft / sec^2) times mass (slugs) of the car. The force at the driven tires equals the net force + drag force. The power at the rear tires equals this force times speed. To determing horsepower (regardless of gearing) (power/horsepower) = force (lbs) x speed (mph) / 375 (conversion factor)

 Quote by Jeff Reid You need to know the weight of the car. You also need to measure the rate of deceleration with the clutch depressed, which will let you calcuate the drag factors. You'll probably need to do a curve fit for the drag factors (aerodynamic, drivetrain, rolling resistance). Given that, then you can determine the net force (lbs) during each frame interval by the rate of acceleration (ft / sec^2) times mass (slugs) of the car. The force at the driven tires equals the net force + drag force. The power at the rear tires equals this force times speed. To determing horsepower (regardless of gearing) (power/horsepower) = force (lbs) x speed (mph) / 375 (conversion factor)
you lost me a little bit there...
so force = ft/sec^2 x Mass(which I can calculate that knowing the lbs.....)
then that result x MPH
what is the 375 from?I need to know exactly where that # comes from...

I'm not worried about the deceleration just yet....

## whats my best formula to use to calculate Horsepower or Torque from acceleration data

This site explains it pretty good. See also the part on Aero Drag
http://craig.backfire.ca/pages/autos/horsepower

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 Quote by Jeff Reid (power/horsepower) = force (lbs) x speed (mph) / 375 (conversion factor)
 Quote by soundengineer What is the 375 from?
The link above explains this but I used 550 ft lb / sec for the unit of horsepower:

power / horsepower = (1 sec) / (550 ft lb) = (1 sec / 550 ft) (1 / lb)

power = force (lb) x speed (1 mile / hour) = force x speed ( 1 lb mile / hour) =
power = force x speed (1 lb) (1 mile) (1 / hour) (5280 ft / mile) (hour / 3600 sec) =
power = force x speed (1 lb 5280 ft / 3600 sec)

power / horsepower = force x speed (1 lb 5280 ft / 3600 sec) (1 sec / 550 ft) (1 / lb)
power / horsepower = force x speed (1 / 375)

Note that dynos can measure power from force and speed without ever knowing engine rpm, torque, or gearing. By including rpm information, then the dyno can calculate engine torque after losses, and the effective gearing in terms of linear speed versus rpm. Actual gearing information or tire size will give the rest of the data, although the effective radius of a tire under load is smaller than the non-loaded radius.
 Would it be correct if I then say : power = force * speed power = weight * acceleration * (vo + (acceleration * time) ?? lets say that my accelerometer tells me that the acceleration at this moment is 5,77 m/s^2, and that time since last reading is 0,222 seconds - given a weight of the car at 1500 kilograms. and that v0 = 0 power(w) = 1500 * 5,77 * 5,77 * 0,222 ?