Steam Engine - Power Developed by a Steam Engine

Power developed by a Steam Engine


Power developed by steam engine or power measurement of a steam engine is defined by indicated power and break power.The actual power developed in the engine cylinder is called indicated power and the power available at the crankshaft of the engine is called break power.In the page, we will discuss the indicated power developed by steam engine.


Indicated power development Of a Steam Engine


The main power generated in the engine cylinder is called indicated power (I.P.).Basically a indicator is used to measure this power,that is why it's name is indicated power.Let,



We know that force on the piston,



and, work done per stroke,



Work done per minute,



and indicated power,


When the actual mean effective pressure is given in bar,then








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