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Flywheel Bicycle


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International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology
Volume 5 Issue - 1
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : George Paul ; Akhil Joseph Abraham; Akhil Mathew; Akhil Scaria

BibTeX:

@article{IJIRSTV5I1015,
     title={Flywheel Bicycle},
     author={George Paul, Akhil Joseph Abraham, Akhil Mathew and Akhil Scaria},
     journal={International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology},
     volume={5},
     number={1},
     pages={87--90},
     year={},
     url={http://www.ijirst.org/articles/IJIRSTV5I1015.pdf},
     publisher={IJIRST (International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology)},
}



Abstract:

The bicycle invention had an enormous effect on society, both in terms of culture and of advancing modern industrial method. But now-a-days there is decrease in use of bicycle. Because the main drawback with conventional bicycles is that more efforts are needed while travelling on a gradient and energy used by the bicycle is more. For minimizing this problem, we are using kinetic energy recovery system by designing the flywheel for recovering the moving bicycle energy under breaking and also to convert the usual loss in kinetic energy into gain in kinetic energy. When riding a bicycle, a great amount of kinetic energy is lost while breaking. To use this energy, we are using a flywheel to store the energy which is normally lost during breaking and reuse it to help propel the rider when starting. By designing the flywheel which is more suitable to the frame properties and rider compatibility the efforts of the rider can be reduce. The rider can charge the flywheel during downward motion on hilly road and boost the bicycle when accelerating. This project preliminary deal with one of the method for recovering the kinetic energy from the Flywheel, which is implemented in a bicycle. In this we are concentrating on the mass of the flywheel and re-designing it.


Keywords:

Flywheel, KERS


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