Enter the total horsepower, the mass, and the time into the calculator to determine the HP to Acceleration. 

HP to Acceleration Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the HP to Acceleration.

A = SQRT( HP*745.6992 / (2*m*t) )
  • Where A is the HP to Acceleration (m/s^2)
  • HP is the total horsepower (horsepower)
  • m is the mass (kg)
  • t is the time (s)

What are the units for HP to Acceleration?

The most common units for HP to Acceleration are m/s^2.

How to Calculate HP to Acceleration?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the HP to Acceleration.

First, determine the total horsepower. In this example, the total horsepower is determined to be 500 (horsepower).

Next, determine the mass. For this problem, the mass is measured to be 5000 (kg).

Next, determine the time. In this case, the time is found to be 10 (s).

Finally, calculate the HP to Acceleration using the formula above: 

A = SQRT( HP*745.6992 / (2*m*t) )

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

A = SQRT( 500*745.6992 / (2*5000*10) ) = 1.93 (m/s^2)