Accession Number : AD0745798

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

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Atoyan,K. ; Gulia,N. ; Vfelesyana,L. ; Nagornysk,G.

Report Date : 17 APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 9

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)

Descriptors :   (*VEHICLE BRAKES, KINETIC ENERGY), DECELERATION, ACCELERATION, VEHICLES, STORAGE, FUEL CONSUMPTION, USSR

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE