What Is the Purpose of a Flywheel in an Engine?

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The primary purpose of the flywheel in an engine is to store kinetic energy and preserve the rotating inertia of the engine through its cycles. The flywheel also serves as a fraction of the engine starting mechanism.
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Flywheels have been used since the Bronze Age in various capacities. Wool spindles, potter's wheels, and water wheels all use the same concept of a heavy circular object to provide
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Helps balance the torque of the engine, as the pistons go up and down. The twisting motion can cause the engine to wobble and vibrate, without some form of constant balance. And the
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Depends on the engine.
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Any engine, and we should probably refer to 4-strokes first. A 4-stroke has four strokes, of which one of the strokes is the power stroke in which it generates power. The acceleration
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