Bill Dube wrote:
> I was working on a solar car project years ago and we briefly looked
> into active suspensions. The magnetic approach was much heavier than
> the piezo-electric approach.
> If you think about it, any damping action in the suspension is a loss
> of energy. Thus, the lowest rolling resistance is achieved with the
> stiffest suspension. We figured that if you captured the losses, yyou
> could have it both ways; a soft suspension that was easy on tires and
> helped handling, and we could capture the losses.
> Bill D.
> At 10:23 PM 10/6/2007, you wrote:
>> > it would be very much but I don't have any data to back that up. I
>> > know that passing them through a coil hooked up to a galvanometer
>> > caused a sharp needle deflection but the duration was much shorter
>> I meant that the needle deflection was much shorter in duration than
>> using a much weaker bar magnet. It is almost like the magnet is so
>> strong that the fields don't stray very far and yet holding one in
>> your hand over a meter away from a running overhead projector caused
>> the magnet to vibrate.
>> David D. Nelson
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