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Description

Fuel efficiency has become a major concern in the automotive industry. A mechanically-based, Regenerative Braking Launch Assist (RBLA) is a kinetic energy recovery system that helps us to improve fuel efficiency in vehicles. A prototype of one concept has been previously created. In the existing RBLA prototype, an extension spring is used as strain energy storage component. The effectiveness of prototype will be evaluated with the extension spring along with a torsion spring and spiral spring. The desired configuration is one where a large amount of energy can be stored with a low weight and low volume spring.

Publication Date

4-9-2014

Project Designation

Graduate Research

Primary Advisor

David Myszka and Andrew Murray

Primary Advisor's Department

DIM Lab

Keywords

Stander Symposium poster

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Arts and Humanities | Business | Education | Engineering | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Investigation and Optimization of a Mechanical Regenerative Braking Launch Assist Device

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