Energy Released

Some articles on energy, energy released, released:

Butanol Fuel - Properties of Common Fuels - Specific Energy
... Alcohol fuels have less energy per unit weight and unit volume than gasoline ... To make it possible to compare the net energy released per cycle a measure called the fuels specific energy is sometimes used ... It is defined as the energy released per air fuel ratio ...
TNT Equivalent
... TNT equivalent is a method of quantifying the energy released in explosions ... metric ton) of TNT is a unit of energy equal to 4.184 gigajoules, which is approximately the amount of energy released in the detonation of one ton of TNT ... The megaton of TNT is a unit of energy equal to 4.184 petajoules ...
Black Saturday Bushfires - Overall Statistics
... It was estimated that the amount of energy released during the firestorm in the Kinglake-Marysville area was equivalent to the amount of energy that would be released by 1,500 Hiroshima-sized ... However direct comparisons between explosives and fires in units of energy released is meaningless, as explosives release their energy almost ...
TNT Equivalent - Examples
... bomb dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, both exploded with an energy of about 12.5 kilotons of TNT (52 TJ) ... The energy contained in 1 megaton of TNT (4.2 PJ) is enough to power the average American household (in the year 2007) for 103,474 years ... To put that in perspective the blast energy could power the entire United States for 3.27 days ...
Richter Magnitude Scale - Details
... The Richter and MMS scales measure the energy released by an earthquake another scale, the Mercalli intensity scale, classifies earthquakes by their effects ... The energy and effects are not necessarily strongly correlated a shallow earthquake in a populated area with soil of certain types can be far more intense ... The energy release of an earthquake, which closely correlates to its destructive power, scales with the 3⁄2 power of the shaking amplitude ...

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