FLYWHEEL WEIGHT AND DIAMETER?

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FLYWHEEL WEIGHT AND DIAMETER?

Postby schiz0preni » Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:32 pm

some of members here said the weight of flywheel need to be
accurate,not too heavy and not too light..just enough to supply
inertia to the engine..but how can we determine or calculate what is
the correct weight of flywheel as well as the diameter?
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FLYWHEEL WEIGHT AND DIAMETER?

Postby stan.hornbaker » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:06 pm

Those comments are exactly right not knowing the details of construction, size, etc. You can make a guess, try it and try again until you hit on the right combination or supply details and let someone post some educated suggestions.

Are you simply making a design for a class assignment or building one for your amusement and the joy of accomplishment?
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Postby schiz0preni » Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:54 pm

i am a mechanical engineering student and i'm doing my final year project on Gamma Stirling Engine.Since the engine being tested and not working out so i've done some modification on the crank mechanism,volume of air distribution from displacer to the power piston and other things..but i think i might wanna change the flywheel,but need some help regarding of the diameter and the weight...

i tried to upload pictures of my Gamma Stirling Engine so that the other members can comment and give advices,but still couldn't make it
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Postby schiz0preni » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:04 am

another question: which one is better,sprocket flywheel or solid flywheel with both have same mass,material and diameter?
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Postby bptdude___2569 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:43 am



Qamarul,

You ask funny questions! :)

As a mechanical engineer, you would know why somebody would go to all the trouble to put a large number of fine diameters spokes on a wheel, instead of something much simpler, like being solid.

So, they would not be the same diameter as well as the same weight, especially if they were the same material. If they were, such as you had a way of making very thin solid material that would be of so little weight to match the spokes, then yes, you have made it so there is no difference.

Perfectly clear, right?

*huge grins*

Two flywheels with the same spinning inertia force, are the same flywheel, just one more practical for a different mechanical setup then the other.

- Joe
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