1980-06-01

Some Analysis of Gyroidal Effect and the Development of a Flywheel Powered Vehicle 800835

Feasibility studies have shown that a flywheel powered vehicle will increase fuel economy under the city driving. So, some designs of drive train system which has high efficiency and can regenerate braking energy by a flywheel storage unit have been contrived. But, far from it, the most interesting subject to take up first in developing flywheel powered vehicle is the analysis concerning to the gyroidal effect affecting to vehicle’s motions and durability of equipments.
The author has analysed theoretically how the gyroidal effect has influence on vehicle’s motions in cases of bouncing, braking and cornering. Next, the author has built a proto-type flywheel powered vehicle on this analitical basis and check the dynamic behavior predicted by the theory and obtain some preliminaly road performance data.

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