Cast Iron Flywheel

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As with a lot of my engine designs they start with the flywheel and in this case a cast iron flywheel that was machined from solid. This flywheel was first installed on my oscillating steam engine and then moved to the transitional engine. Once I had turned the basic shape of the flywheel I mounted … Read more

Flywheel Design Principles

a cast iron flywheel

Flywheel design principles, primarily the wheel on the end of the crankshaft that gives the crankshaft momentum to carry the pistons through the compression stroke. Normally constructed from a heavy steel or iron disc. A flywheel has two main functions: Moderating speed fluctuations in an engine through its inertia. Any sudden increase due to fuelling … Read more