In a previous article, I highlighted that in respect to propulsion monitoring one of the biggest problems of noon reports, and of careless data manipulation, is taking averages. Here I try to clarify why. As usual some comments are "tongue in cheek", I hope the readers will not mind... but the article is not a joke, quite the contrary.
There is quite a lot confusion about Fuel Consumption Monitoring and Propulsion Performance Monitoring, and even more regarding Propulsion Performance per se. The present article is just meant to give few pointers and clarifications regarding the above. Some comments are "tongue in cheek", I hope the readers will not mind... but the article is not a joke, quite the contrary.
First and foremost, fuel is burnt to convert chemical power into thermal power and thermal power into mechanical power.
The following is an interesting article I in principle agree with but which, at the same time, misses the point (at least in my opinion, I am interested in hearing yours).