Thermal Efficiency

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Thermal Efficiency

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1. The efficiency with which a heat engine transforms the potential heat of its fuel into work or output, expressed as the ratio of the useful work done by the engine in a given time interval to the total heat energy contained in the fuel burned during the same time interval, both work and heat being expressed in the same units. </dd>
2. = thermodynamic efficiency. [[/a>|/a> ]]

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This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use