So basically, i'm making a vehicle that should regenerate energy from braking. the car will start at rest at a ramp between 30 to 50 degrees slope. a flywheel will be connected to the front wheels of the vehicle(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I want to determine what kind of a flywheel will be sufficient to store the potential energy and that is not too big to make the vehicle heavy!

then I want to calculate the torque required to start the flywheel spinning when the vehicle is free to move?

( how do I determine the torque required to start the flywheel spinning when the vehicle is at rest?)

What's the difference if the flywheel is connected to the vehicle before it gains speed vs. the same flywheel is connected after the vehicle gains some speed?

Lets assume the vehicle is 5 kg and is placed on a 1 m long ramp

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# Calculating torque required to operate a flywheel

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