bwjanderson wrote:Hi all,
I'm doing a university project on mechanical KERS and need to know the max angular velocity around a corner on the F1 circuit in order to work out gyro forces on a flywheel. I have no idea as to whether it'll be a low speed tight corner or a flat out easy bend. I'm guessing it's somewhere in between? Any ideas?
When you say 'mechanical Kers' I presume you mean 'flywheel storage device'?
The toloroidal CVT used to connect a purely kinetic energy flywheel with the cars drivetrain is very unlikely to be used in the future. The torque losses in the CVT are to high. The current flywheel storage devices are spun using induced electrical current from geartrain connected generator/motors. RPM is around 40,000
The effects of g forces produced in an F1 car on such flywheels will be negligable. Interesting project though.