Accession Number:

AD0745798

Title:

Utilization of Energy Lost in Braking (Ispolzovanie Energii, Pogashaemoi v Tormozaky),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Report Date:

1972-04-17

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The paper describes a recuperative brake system, so-called because energy derived from braking is retained to assist subsequent acceleration. Such a device lends itself well to vehicles making frequent stops and starts like buses. In a test vehicle using a recuperative brake system, acceleration to 19 miles per hour was achieved with only half the fuel normally required. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE