Simple Tech: Flywheel explained

When you are on a bicycle, Imagine using only your left foot, pushing down on the pedal with no force applied at all the rest of the time. What would happen is that the bicycle would jerk forward when you’re applying pressure and then slow down when you are not. This is, obviously not comfortable. But all internal combustion engines actually operate this way. The engine only produces useful torque on the power stroke and basically consumes power on the other three (in opening and closing valves, making the piston go back up and so on and so...

Updated Date: Jun 30, 2016 07:30:46 IST