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Apr3-12, 07:48 PM
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Quote Quote by cktoh View Post
It is quite interesting that, if there is a clutch between the flywheel and motor, the flywheel can actually act like a capacitor in an electrical circuit. Am i right?
Actually a clutch would act as a dampening device by converting mechanical energy into heat. This means that the clutch would act like a resistor. The flywheel would act like an inductor. A «mechanical» capacitor would be a spring.

More info:
http://multimechatronics.com/images/...al_Analogy.pdf
http://mathinsite.bmth.ac.uk/pdf/msdtheory.pdf
http://www.freestudy.co.uk/control/t1.pdf