The concept for the Flybrid flywheel Kinetic Energy. Recovery System (KERS) was originally developed by Jon Hilton and his team when he was technical. The race to develop regenerative braking technology is on and UK-based Flybrid Systems look to have come up with the first workable solution. Solution 1 – the. F1 KERS: Flybrid How KERS Works (the basics) Flybrid. When Max Mosley announced at the British Grand Prix in that he wanted F1 cars to develop.

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The decision was taken, Jaguar told me, because production possibilities were limited by “packaging issues and cost”.

Kinetic energy recovery system

Read the Formula 1 Technical Review It took about 15 minutes to work out it flybrie hopeless but we looked at everything. This was also the first instance of an all KERS front row. Torotrak was delighted to have won it. Currently designs favour taking the drive from downstream of the transmission, although there are advantages to applying the drive direct to the engine. Both have merit,” he says.

Porsche is currently developing an electrical storage system.

Provided the FIA keeps to its guns, every F1 team will have to have regenerative technology if it is to be competitive in With regards to motorsport, as Formula 1 continues to strive to achieve a cleaner, greener public image, the sport will implement more rules to kerx the use of KERS. Retrieved from ” https: Electrical solutions were a possibility but the power loses in energy transfer would be too great.


The energy, stored in a double-layer capacitoris used to supply power needed by vehicle electrical systems. Archived from the original PDF on June 25, Jaguar has halted its flywheel research.

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F1 KERS: Flybrid

To get an idea of how empty that is, a molecule of air will typically have to travel 45km 30 miles around the inside of the flywheel housing until it encounters another. And all this has happened in less than 18 months since that revelation at Silverstone. The recovered flyrbid is stored in a reservoir for example a flywheel or high voltage batteries for later use under acceleration.

Meaning tlybrid can release stored energy far more quickly than batteries. However, they set up Williams Hybrid Power to sell their developments. The recovered kinetic energy is stored in the spinning wheel, to be released upon acceleration.

Once the company started developing the technology, it quickly became clear to Hilton and Cross that while F1 will make some money, the real growth will be in road cars. And they don’t present so many tricky issues when it comes to disposal. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: He only took me because kesr KERS at the beginning”.


A closer look at Torotrak’s Flybrid KERS

At the heart of Flybrid is a 60,rpm flywheel that weighs a modest 8. Hilton is certain that Flybrid still makes sense even in a climate of declining oil prices.

KERS is also possible on a bicycle. Formula E 5 facts about Season 5. A unit has also survived a simulation of the F1 nose impact test with no damage to the device.

PUNCH Flybrid – PUNCH Flybrid is the leading developer of flywheel–based Energy Storage Systems

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes began testing of their KERS in September at the Jerez test track in preparation for the F1 season, although at that time it was not yet known if they would be operating an electrical or mechanical system.

This system has many problems including the imbalance caused to the vehicle due to the flywheel. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Formula E 5 facts about Season 5.

The engineering challenge lies in providing teams with the largest possible advantage while still staying within the rules of the governing body. The amount of energy a flywheel stores comes down to its mass and the speed at which it rotates; prototypes have provided an 80bhp boost.

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