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A model for a flywheel automatic assistedmanual transmission

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This paper is focused on the model and dynamical analysis of a flywheel assisted transmis- sion aiming at reducing the torque gap during gear shift manoeuvres. A completely passive device, consisting of a planetary gear set mounting a flywheel on the sun gear shaft, allows to continuously connect the engine to the load shaft. Depending on the operating condi- tions, it can either absorb energy from the engine or deliver the previously stored kinetic energy to the wheels when the clutch is disengaged, thus allowing better vehicle performances and/or ride comfort through a suitable coordinated control of engine and clutch

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