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« on: September 25, 2009, 08:52:44 am »
I want to share this, From a book i have.

The Unit of mechanical power is the horsepower. One HorsePower (HP) is the equivalent of 33,000 Foot Pounds (Ft.Lb.) of work per minute. If a 2000-LB. weight is lifted 10 Ft in two Minutes, the power required would be;

                       Weight In Pounds X Distance in feet
HorsePower =   _____________________________
                           Time in Munutes X 33,000


                         2000 X  10 = 20,000                 
HorsePower = ______________________       = 0.3 HP
                         2 X 33,000 = 66,000

In SI Units, Power is expressed In watts. A watt is the force of one newton moving through a distance of one meter in one second.

The common unit of mechanical power is the Kilowatt. A kilowatt is equal to 1000 watts. The formula for power is force times distance divided by time. It is expressed in watts. 1 Watt = one Joule per second = 1j/sec/

Example. What is the power required to lift a mass of 100 kilograms at the rate of 10 meters per second?

                Force X distance   Newtons X meters
Power =  _______________=________________
                       Time                   Seconds

Force = 100 KG X force Due to gravity.
                9.8 ms

Force = 100Kg X 9.8 ms
Equivalent: 1 Kgm/s = 1j
Force = 980 kgm/s = 980 j
distance = 10 meters
Time = 1 second
                 980 j X 10 meters
Power = ______________________
                   1 second

Equivalent: 1 Jm/s = 1 W
Power     = 9800 W or 9.8 kW

1 hp = 746 watts
1 W = 0.0013 hp

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Re: HorsePower Smarts
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009, 09:02:54 am »
I would Like to Share Facts On Energy from This book. Dont ask me what book i have, i will not tell you, I can not tell you.

Energy is the capacity Or Ability to do work. The electric Motor Suplies the energy to drive things.

. Potential Energy is Stored energy. Examples are water behind a dam, electrical energy in a battery, and weight which can fall or drop.

Kinetic Energy is energy doing work. Examples are water flowing over a dam, a battery lighting a bulb, and falling weight.
Heat energy, Btu's. British Thermal units.

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2009, 09:15:02 am »
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