DESIGN AND SIMULATION OF A FLYWHEEL K.E.R.S. INSTALLED ON A CITY CAR

Sapienza university
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Nowadays the energy saving issue has become very important in many fields, included automotive. This project was developed in a team of two people and involved the design of a Flywheel type Kinetic Energy Recovery System (K.E.R.S.) with an ad-hoc logic control which makes it the best option for a city car. Specifically, we developed a simulation structure able to simulate the dynamic behavior of a VW Golf 6 equipped with a “Torotrak" for the continuous variable transmission between the flywheel and the tires.
The K.E.R.S. was born for Formula 1 applications but adapting it for daily life could solve the energy storage problem and give the input for the development of new concept vehicles.


    My work included:

    Obtained/calculated technical data for the modeling of the city car, such as engine performance, transmission and aerodynamic resistance data

    Developed the simulation structure

    Simulated the dynamic behaviour and analyzed data

    Developed a logic control able to maximize the vehicle energy efficiency

Techical tools

    Matlab

    Simulink



  • Sapienza university
  • November , 2012