What is MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY?

Of an engine, the ratio of the brake or useful power to the indicated power developed in the cylinders, ie the efficiency of the engine regarded as a machine. In other types of machines, the mechanical efficiency similarly accounts for the friction losses,


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