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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.
David Myszka and Andrew Murray
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Jayaprakash, Vijay Krishna, "Investigation and Optimization of a Mechanical Regenerative Braking Launch Assist Device" (2014). Stander Symposium Posters. 466.
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