Establishing Powerful Engine Performance With Mazda Flywheel

By: Miranda Restelle

Your Mazda flywheel is actually a mechanical battery that generates power from a motor to the machine. It is attached to a rotating shaft that smoothens out the delivery of power against inertia which opposes and causes moderate fluctuations to the engine speed while storing excess energy for future use. The part smoothens out energy pulses provided by the cylinders through compression stroke of pistons. When your engine is under a non-active period, the speed of flywheel is built up slowly by a relatively low-powered motor. Thus, most required engine power or energy is provided by the flywheel when the press is operating. The stored kinetic energy of the part takes an electrical input that accelerates rotor speed by using the same motor as generator. As one of the oldest and most common among mechanical devices in existence, the part has proven its importance in developing automotive designs and engineering. As a vital component of the future's energy needs, flywheel has provided one of the most promising technologies in finding better alternative on energy storage systems to replace conventional lead acid battery applications.

Flywheel energy storage systems have long been employed by modern vehicles.

Aside from energy density, Mazda flywheel applications have offered several important advantages over chemical energy storage. Only, the rate to which the part could accommodate greater power capacity is limited by the motor or the generator design. For now, withdrawing greater amounts of energy at a short period of time will only be possible with traditional chemical batteries. To optimize energy to mass ratio, the part spins at greater speed without being harmed by centrifugal force. Rapidly spinning flywheel could be dangerous for aside from generating more energy, they also generate enough centrifugal force which could rip the part apart. The main advantage of having flywheel on your engine is enjoying a more efficient storage of energy with the potential of very high specific power output compared to conventional batteries. It has relatively longer life for it is less affected by ambient temperature extremes. Of course, current designs for flywheel have relatively lower specific energy and risks of control when spinning at uncontrollable rates. Its less mature technology than chemical batteries is still the standing reason why conventional lead acid battery applications to car engines are still existent to modern car engineering and designs.

Generally, the stores energy as its rotating speed increases and releases the energy when slowing down. In vehicle applications, the only hassle to Mazda flywheel application would be the precession phenomenon. Because the part is very responsive to any momentum while it spins, it tends to change the direction of its axis resulting to precession rotations. This set-up sometimes leads to roll momentum which is commonly caused by pitch change. To eliminate the effect of this phenomenon, employing two counter-rotating flywheels is standardized. The part's specification often determines the allowable range of speed and required energy interchange of your vehicle. Like other engine components, you need to keep track of the part's working state to eliminate the risks of failure. In case you suspect that damages are already brewing on the part, you can consult a qualified service technician to perform the diagnostics which are to be followed by timely adjustments, repairs, or part replacements.

Top Searches on
Car Parts
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 
 • 

» More on Car Parts