# Mechanical Engineering Conversions

bbl
Abbreviation of barrel. A unit of capacity in the oil industry.
BHP
Abbreviation of Brake Horse Power, the useful power available at the flywheel of an engine.
Brake Horse Power
This is the useful power available at the flywheel of an engine.
ch
Metric horsepower.
Cheval Vapeur
Metric horsepower.
Flow Rate
Volume per unit of time.
Grain
An individual crystal in a poly-crystalline metal or alloy.
Horsepower
Mechanical engineering unit of power.
hp
Mechanical engineering unit of power.
kilopond
Another name for kilogram force.
kip
Abbreviation of kilo pounds force.
kJ
An abbreviation of kilojoule, one thousand joules. The SI unit of energy is the joule.
kp
Abbreviation of kilopond, another name for kilogram force.
ksi
Abbreviation for kilo pounds per square inch.
l
The abbreviation of litre, a derived SI unit of volume.
Mass
The SI unit of mass is the kilogram.
mil
One thousandth (0.001) of an inch.
Moments of Inertia
Principal axes for bodies of uniform density.
mpg
Abbreviation of mile per gallon.
P
The abbreviation of poise, the CGS derived unit of dynamic viscosity of a fluid.
Pressure
Defined as the force exerted per unit area.
Prony
Unit of power.
PS
Metric horsepower
Quart
A unit of volume.
Revolutions per Minute
Unit to describe the rate of rotation of a body.
Revolutions per Second
Unit to describe the rate of rotation of a body.
Reyn
British unit of dynamic viscosity.
rpm
Abbreviation of revolutions per minute.
rps
Abbreviation of revolutions per second.
Sthene
The unit of force in the metre-tonne-second system.
Stiffness
Stiffness is the ratio of change of force (or torque) to the corresponding change in translation (or rotational) deflection of an elastic element.
Thou
An abbreviation of thousandths of an inch. A unit of length used by engineers.
Ton Force
1 ton-force = 9964.02 N
tonf in-2
Abbreviation of Tons per Square Inch.
Torque
The torque or turning moment acting on a body is defined as the product of the magnitude of the force and the perpendicular distance of the line of action of the force from the axis about which the body is being rotated.
Torque to Power
Calculate power in PS given a torque in Nm at a given speed.
Tsi
Abbreviation of Tons per Square Inch.

Subjects: Mechanical Engineering