Full Form of BHP:
BHP Full Form is Brake Horsepower. The power produced by an engine is measured in Horsepower. When the power is produced is measured by a dynamometer or a braking device it is called Brake Horsepower. The Horsepower at the output shaft of an engine or motor is also termed as Brake Horsepower. The power measured is delivered by the engine and hence defines the capacity of an engine.
For the correct measurement of brake horsepower, the total load of the electric motor is considered. It neglects any kind of loss on the power due to the water pump or generator that works in conjunction with the motor. The power in the combustion chambers is greater than the power delivered due to friction and various other components. There is no significant difference between Horsepower and Brake Horsepower.
Brake Horsepower measures the power of the engine in HP. HP measures maximum rate of acceleration and peak speed of a vehicle. HP is the output Horsepower rating of an engine, whereas BHP is the input BHP of an engine. It is important to understand the brake horsepower of a motor, as it ensures the output is strong to drive the motor and supplementary components.
By measuring brake horsepower, it is possible to determine how much power is required to be produced to allow the motor to function efficiently at peak along with the core functions. Calculating a proper brake horsepower supplying an adequate amount of power to all complimentary devices is essential. Measuring brake horsepower helps manufacturers to produce an engine that meets all current safety regulations for engine types as per the standard classification.