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Flywheel Calculations

  • Antonio Simón MataEmail author
  • Alex Bataller Torras
  • Juan Antonio Cabrera Carrillo
  • Francisco Ezquerro Juanco
  • Antonio Jesús Guerra Fernández
  • Fernando Nadal Martínez
  • Antonio Ortiz Fernández
Chapter
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 40)

Abstract

Oscillations in magnitude of the torque applied to an axle along a kinematic cycle produce variations in turning speed, which can cause machine malfunction. A flywheel is a rotating mass that is used to store energy, so that it reduces the aforesaid oscillations. It stores mechanical energy when the input torque is higher than the requirement and releases it when the resistant torque is more than the input one. The permissible variation in speed depends on the machine. In this chapter, we will study how to design a flywheel that absorbs such torque oscillations to achieve the desired regularity.

Keywords

Kinetic Energy Electric Motor Velocity Fluctuation Resistant Force Motor Torque 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Simón Mata
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alex Bataller Torras
    • 1
  • Juan Antonio Cabrera Carrillo
    • 2
  • Francisco Ezquerro Juanco
    • 2
  • Antonio Jesús Guerra Fernández
    • 2
  • Fernando Nadal Martínez
    • 2
  • Antonio Ortiz Fernández
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Fluid MechanicsUniversity of MálagaMálagaSpain
  2. 2.University of MálagaMálagaSpain

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