First time Simscaler here. I’m looking to analyse the friction on a flywheel due to air resistance.
I have set up a basic model below which represents the air space around a flywheel in a chamber - internal faces are the flywheel, external faces are the chamber.
The velocity results seem logical visually, but I don’t know if they’re correct.
In any case, I would like to know the frictional losses experienced by the flywheel in terms of N.m, as a result of air resistance. By extension, I would like to explore the relationship between air pressure (or vacuum) and frictional losses.
My model is here:
How would I go about this?
Thanks in Advance.