Regenerative Braking System
Authors: Omkar Dinesh Khatavkar, Anmol Bagadekar, Dhiren Parmar, Omkar Bhoite, Prof Prashant Nakate
Country: India View / Download Full Text PDF File
The basic law of physics says "Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed, it can only be converted from one form to another". When converting energy, huge amount of energy is lost to atmosphere as heat. It will be good if we could store this energy somehow which is otherwise getting wasted, and reuse it next time we start to accelerate.
Regenerative braking refers to a system in which the kinetic energy of the vehicle is stored temporarily as an accumulative energy during deceleration, and is reused as kinetic energy during acceleration or running. Regenerative braking is a small, yet very important step towards our eventual independence from fossil fuels. These kinds of brakes allow batteries to be used for longer periods of time without the need to be plugged into an external charger. These types of brakes also extend the driving range of fully electric vehicles. Regenerative braking is a way to extend range of the electric vehicles. This system is also applied in many hybrid vehicles to improve fuel economy. A normal car is only about 20% efficient, meaning some 80% of the energy it uses is wasted as heat created by friction. Regenerative braking could reclaim as much as half of that wasted energy, which equates into more motion produced by the fuel then we are paying for instead of using that fuel to create heat that is being dissipated uselessly into the environment.
Keywords: Regenerative Braking System
Paper Id: 1108
Published On: 2021-07-18
Published In: Volume 9, Issue 4, July-August 2021
Cite This: Regenerative Braking System - Omkar Dinesh Khatavkar, Anmol Bagadekar, Dhiren Parmar, Omkar Bhoite, Prof Prashant Nakate - IJIRMPS Volume 9, Issue 4, July-August 2021.