Well, i agree, magnetic bearings may turn up pretty heavy on the outcome...So main problems are weight and durability i assume?
but still there are some advantages i think. As was stated previously in this topic, there is quite a lot of energy wasted already due to friction, which could be used to power-up the electro-magnets instead.
bettonracing wrote:Lateral & longitudonal crankshaft loadings may require steering & brake inputs to vary magnetic loads (and thus electrical power). Currently the load required by oil pressure is more predictably associated with engine rpm.
Well, i disagree (unless i got Your reply wrong
). The whole point of control is to attenuate noise, regardles of its origin and in magnetic field, which changes in square with distance, it is not that hard to be done - if one makes proper assumptions designing it.
I think that matter of intereference isn't that hard to overcome as well - after all we have already seen quite powerfull electromagnets already (KERS), and noone was too worried about them back then.
I'm not trying to persuade You in favor of concept of using the magnetic effects in F1
I'm just curious how many obstacles can we find, and for how many of them can we find possible solutions.