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What do you call a mechanism where rotation is transfered in one direction only?

I have the following to wheels that rotate on the same axis: Assuming that they are stuck together, if I rotate the green one the red one rotates at the same speed and when I stop the green one the ...
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Calculate Forces on a Flywheel

I am working on a flywheel currently, and I was wondering what is the force needed to recenter the flywheel when it is spinning and it is nudged slightly off axis? Is it related to gyroscopic ...
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Balancing flywheel and coupling shaft at home

I am rebuilding a mini soil compactor roller. I replaced the old 8 hp Kubota diesel engine unit with a new Dongfeng unit. I want to weld the coupling shaft, which is built from 2" pipe with rubber ...
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What are the technical obstacles for using flywheel-based regenerative braking on bicycles?

Is it possible to convert the energy you would normally lose when braking your bicycle to rotational energy by attaching an extra wheel which would start to rotate once you use your brakes? E.g., when ...