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Performance Investigation by Optimizing Various Mechanisms for Maximum Kinetic Energy Gain Through Human Powered Flywheel


Vishakha N. Patil , PRMIT&R Badnera; A. K. Pitale, PRMIT&R Badnera


Quick Return Ratio One Mechanism, Double Lever Inversion Mechanism, Flywheel Motor and K.E. Gain


In the recent past various human powered mechanisms such as brick making mechanism, chaff cutter, soap mixer, flour mill etc are developed. The common system among all these mechanisms is the flywheel motor. Flywheel is used in manually driven machines, mainly as flywheel motor. Flywheel is pedaled to a higher speed to store kinetic energy. This K.E. is drained out in a short period to accomplish a desired process which needs process power beyond human capacities. In this paper we discuses about the working construction and optimizing the performing characteristics of various mechanism (quick return ratio one mechanism and double lever inversion mechanism). The pedal operated flywheel provides a wide aspect of living in a different way. It gives us a way to produce energy by the use of human effort. The following report proposes the use of a pedal operated flywheel to maximize K.E. gain and its optimization. The report firstly defines the problems associated with maximizing the K.E. gain and its use. Subsequent section will compare different types of bicycle mechanism and describe it briefly. The remainder of the report will focus on the optimization of human powered flywheel motor to maximize K.E. gain. To have increased efficiencies, flywheel motors have some special arrangements of inputting power. They are, 1) Quick return ratio one, 2) Elliptical chain wheel, and 3) Double lever inversion. Hence in this paper arrangement and testing values of various mechanisms is presented on flywheel motor.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I110131
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 11
Publication Date: 01/02/2018
Page(s): 178-181

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