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Basic Mechanical Engineering, 2e, 2nd Edition by Pravin Kumar

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CHAPTER 14

Flywheel and Governors

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, the student will be able:

  • To understand the function of a flywheel as an energy reservoir
  • To calculate the energy fluctuation and variation in speed of the flywheel
  • To demonstrate the working of different types of governors
  • To describe the governing of an internal combustion engine
  • To differentiate the working of flywheel and governor
FLYWHEEL
14.1 INTRODUCTION

Flywheel is an internal energy-storage device. It absorbs mechanical energy and during the period when the supply of energy is more than the requirement and releases it during the period when the requirement of energy is more than the supply. The main function of a fly wheel is to smoothen out variations ...

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