The concept for the Flybrid flywheel Kinetic Energy. Recovery System (KERS) was originally developed by Jon Hilton and his team when he was technical. The race to develop regenerative braking technology is on and UK-based Flybrid Systems look to have come up with the first workable solution. Solution 1 – the. F1 KERS: Flybrid How KERS Works (the basics) Flybrid. When Max Mosley announced at the British Grand Prix in that he wanted F1 cars to develop.

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Member Benefits Kerx to Join. In the event of a crash, this could impede medical staff from providing attention to a driver still in the car. Archived from the original on 6 July So could flybrids compete with battery hybrids? Eventually, during the season, Renault and BMW stopped using the system.

It consumes office rental, electricity and all the other business overheads. He only took me because of KERS at the beginning”.

If you move the CVT toward lfybrid gear ratio that would speed the flywheel up it stores energy. Holt, ” Formula For Success: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. However, the whole mechanism including the flywheel sits entirely in the vehicle’s hub looking like a drum brake. When the bus slows down the Flybrid system captures kinetic energy, which is transferred to the flywheel and released kesr the driver accelerates again.

A closer look at Torotrak’s Flybrid KERS

Torotrak has also developed a CVT transmission licensed to Allison in the US for bus and truck applications and has come up with a variable-ratio supercharger. Opting to develop the flywheel solution they sat down and roughed out the basics of a design. However, the unplanned failure proved very informative as the units have always been monitored and logged during testing. Instead, the team opted to develop a totally hermetic shaft seal. These were a fkybrid construction that would remain intact at these speeds, containment that retains everything kres a crash or a failure, a vacuum seal and a bearing solution.


A closer look at Torotrak’s Flybrid KERS

The energy, stored in a double-layer capacitoris used to supply power needed by vehicle electrical systems. It took about 15 minutes to work out it was hopeless but we looked at everything.

Batteries remain problematic in many ways, but battery innovation continues: However, with the current freeze on engine design it would not be possible to re-design the crank to take the extra power. The recovered kinetic energy is stored in the spinning wheel, to be released upon acceleration. Bosch also offers a range of electric hybrid systems for commercial and light-duty applications. Well, if you’re a bus driver, you already can. Batteries aren’t the only way to flybbrid kinetic energy, though.

Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems in Formula 1

Although it can store up to 60kW, the high speed means shaft torque is very low, at no more than 18Nm. The KERS boost can provide drivers with an additional 80 bhp for up to 7 seconds a lap. However, the battery used to store the energy is very prone to battery fires and kkers cause electric shocks.

Drivers have been using it out of kerz corners to help reach their top speed sooner as well as on straights to actually go past what would usually be their top speed. Toyota has used a supercapacitor for regeneration on Supra HV-R hybrid race car that won the Tokachi Hour endurance race in July Loading comments… Trouble loading?

It then redelivers the stored energy to the drive train by powering a motor. The vehicle remained in use so equipped until A False Dawn First published in When Max Mosley announced at flbyrid British Grand Prix in that he wanted F1 cars to develop regenerative braking systems he must have hoped he was talking to the right people to achieve his aim.


This Supra became the first hybrid car in the history of motorsport to win such a race. There have also been concerns about the safety of the systems.

Halfway between the traditional motor and the fully electric Nissan Leaf or the Volkswagen e-Up! That cures the friction and heat issues but now raises the problem of getting power in and out without air leaking in.

Retrieved 23 June To the teams competing however, implementing KERS gave the drivers the opportunity of additional acceleration at the times where flybgid need it most. The kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost as heat during braking is converted kegs electricity by a generator, which charges the battery, and is later converted back to kinetic energy.

The law of conservation of energy states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed but instead can be continuously converted to different forms.

Ksrs harvest the energy upon braking, the system uses the braking energy to turn a flywheel which acts as the reservoir of this energy. Clybrid has also been demonstrated by mounting a flywheel on a bike frame and connecting it with a CVT to the back wheel. Torotrak was delighted to have won it. Xtrac and Flybrid are both licensees of Torotrak’s technologies, which employ a small and sophisticated ancillary gearbox flybbrid a continuously variable transmission CVT.

This translates to kkers powerful acceleration which can make all the difference to a Formula 1 race. The system occupies a volume of 13 litres.

If a manufacturer can be persuaded to make flywheel components in high volume, car price could be about one third of a battery hybrid. Archived from the original on 13 January