Regenerative Hydraulic Power Transmission System
Arup K. Nandi
Affiliation: Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, M.G. Avenue, Durgapur-713209, West Bengal, India.
Keywords: braking, hydraulic, power transmission system, regeneration of power, tricycle, vehicle, electric system, accumulator, flow control valve, directional control valve
Energy conservation is one of the important and prime concerns in the present world. In automobile sectors, there is immense energy loss during various modes of riding the vehicle, such as braking. During braking, the kinetic energy of the vehicle is converted into heat energy that is dispersed in the air. In this article various patents (available in public domain) on regeneration of power that is lost in various sources are reviewed and there highlighted working principles. In order to conserve and reutilize the energy that is lost during braking of vehicle, in this paper, a new system is presented, so called “Regenerative Hydraulic Power Transmission System”. The present system overcomes the drawbacks associated with the conventional regenerative braking systems. Furthermore, the present system may serve dual purposes such as power transmission as well as regeneration of braking power.
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