Thrust to Horsepower Calculator

Enter the total thrust and the velocity of a vehicle into the calculator to determine the total equivalent horsepower.

Thrust to Horsepower Formula

The following formula can be used to convert total thrust to total horsepower.

HP = T * V / 375

  • Where HP is the horsepower
  • T is the thrust in pound-force
  • V is the velocity in miles per hour

Thrust to Horsepower Definition

Converting a thrust to a horsepower involves multiplying the total pound force of thrust by the velocity of the object.

Thrust to Horsepower Example

How to convert thrust to horsepower?

  1. First, determine the total thrust.

    Measure the total thrust in pounds of force.

  2. Next, determine the velocity.

    Measure the velocity of the object in miles per hour.

  3. Finally, calculate the horsepower.

    Calculate the horsepower using the equation above.


What is horsepower?

Horsepower is defined as a unit of power that is equal to 550 foot-pounds per second.

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