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Ø In 2008, Michelin reinvented the wheel at the paris motor show. Ø The illustration was shown in two concept cars: Venturi Volage& WILL. Ø Venturi was made with all the four active wheels while WILL had just the two in the front active. Ø
What is active wheel ?
ØMichelin’s Active Wheel is an intelligent wheel capable of propelling cars without gasoline. ØIt has got two motors which sit inside the hub. § one to propel the car. § another for active suspension system.
MICHELIN ACTIVE WHEEL
ACTIVE SUSPENSION SYSTEM
Ø Active suspension system controls vertical movement of the wheels by an on boardsystem. Ø This system has the capability to adjust itself continously to changing road conditions by artificially extending the design parameters. Ø It has an extremely fast response time 3/1000 ths of a second.
INSIDE THE ACTIVE WHEEL
COMPONENTS OF ACTIVE SUSPENSION SYSTEM
1.Sensors: various sensors installed around vehicle to monitor vehicle conditions. 2.Electronic control unit (ECU):In this microcomputer, calculations are made so as to make the necessary adjustments in the suspension. 3.Actuators: Instructions from the ECU are converted into electrical signals and directed to various
Typical arrangement of a Active suspension system
ACTIVE WHEELS POWERED BY?? 1.FUEL CELLS:
2 . LI H I M I N : T U O B A TT E R I S : E
ADVANTAGES OF USING ACTIVE WHEEL
ØFre e s u p sp a ce th a t w o u l d n o rm a l y h o u se th e l e n g i e , d i re n ti lg e a rb ox , tra n sm i n ffe a, ssi Øo n sh a ft. h e e l m a ke s fa ste r tu rn s A cti ve w i p o o r co n d i o n s. n ti
ØPa sse n g e r sa fe ty i cre a se d . n
CONCERNS REGARDING ACTIVE WHEEL
ØA cti ve w h e e l a re s any w heel . s h e a vi r th a n e
ØR o u ti g o f h i h vo l g e e l ctri n g ta e c ca b l s a d j ce n t to w h e e l . e a s
§ An EV can be redesigned from top to bottom since all key components— the engine, electrical suspension systems, tyre and brakes—are now integrated in the wheel. § Simplifying vehicles creates new opportunities in vehicle design by freeing styling teams from constraints previously thought to be inevitable
REFERENCES Ø“ A cti ve su sp e n si n syste m ” o b y S co tt M e m m e r. Ø“ M i e l n u n ve i s A cti ch i l ve w h e e l i a ffo rd a b l e l ctri n e e c ca r” b y C h ri n e Le p i . ste sto Ø“ G e tti g th ro u g h w i o u t n th g a so l n e - T h e M o ve to i H yd ro g e n fu e lce l ” , S ci n ce & l e Te ch n o l g y re vi w . o e
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