"A new approach to the problem of flywheel design has been developed, thus eliminating some of the problems of conventional design. The term flywheel design, in this thesis, refers to the determination of the flywheel inertia (mass moment of inertia) only. Two versatile computer programs were set up to obtain the flywheel inertia and the turning moment diagram for a large variety of internal combustion engines, and use was made of these programs to optimize the inertia of the flywheel with respect to speed. As an illustration the data of a 1960 Corvair engine were selected, and the results obtained from the computer programs agreed well with the ones used in practice"--Abstract, pagef ii.
Spencer, Kenneth E.
Edwards, Charles L., 1934-
Kerr, Richard H., 1907-1980
Basye, C. B.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
vii, 56 pages
© 1965 Dady Jal Patel, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Flywheels -- Design and construction
Moments of inertia
Internal combustion engines
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Patel, Dady Jal, "Optimization of flywheel design for internal combustion engines" (1965). Masters Theses. 5715.