A Mechanical Regenerative Brake and Launch Assist using an Open Differential and Elastic Energy Storage

  title={A Mechanical Regenerative Brake and Launch Assist using an Open Differential and Elastic Energy Storage},
  author={David H. Myszka and Andrew P. Murray and Kevin S. Giaier and Vijayasree Jayaprakash and Christoph L. Gillum},
  journal={SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains},
Regenerative brake and launch assist (RBLA) systems are used to capture kinetic energy while a vehicle decelerates and subsequently use that stored energy to assist propulsion. Commercially available hybrid vehicles use generators, batteries and motors to electrically implement RBLA systems. Substantial increases in vehicle efficiency have been widely cited. This paper presents the development of a mechanical RBLA that stores energy in an elastic medium. An open differential is coupled with a… 
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