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Jul 26, 2009
Bruno Silva
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What are Flywheels? Flywheels Overview

One of the most integral parts of a car’s engine is flywheels that store kinetic energy. They resist any change in their speed of rotation. It is done by steadying the shaft when pressure is applied to them. Among the many purposes of flywheels, one is to use them for creating high power pulses for carrying out some experiments. The focus on flywheels has thickened due to their proven ability to store energy. Now they are being explored as power storage devices for automobiles.

Satellite pointing is one of the most exciting uses of the flywheels according to one of the articles on Wikipedia. It is known as momentum wheel, which is used to direct the satellites in the required directions without using any kind of thrusters. Thus, it proves that flywheels have endless uses. With some imagination and out of box thinking it is not difficult to use flywheels as power storage devices in many fields. The collaboration of a proven old technology with a new and upcoming technology is always an exciting venture.

Flywheels What are Flywheels? Flywheels Overview


The vertical axis flywheels are used in cars so that the kinetic energy generated by the flywheels can be put to provide lateral momentum to the vehicle while it is moving on a hilly terrain.

The flywheels are as old as Roman Empire, steam engines, potters wheels and many other known inventions. But the irony is that it has never got the attention of the public as it deserved.

The modern vehicle engines use a aluminum flywheel. Aluminum flywheels are lighter in weight than the steel ones thus; they help in producing more horsepower and enhance the engine life. They cause less stress on bearings and crankshaft of the engine. A set of flywheels can be used continuously for years without any maintenance and replacement. After having read this article, you ought to find out the instruments that you use in your daily life that have flywheels.

Jul 24, 2009
Bruno Silva
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Advance Auto Parts – Auto Parts and Accessories

Advance Auto Parts is a company with yearly revenue of four billion dollars and employing more than 40,000 happy workers. With its slogan “We’re ready in Advance” matching its performance, Advance Auto Parts is already the second largest player in the distribution of the automotive parts across the United States of America. The Advance Auto Parts have expanded aggressively across the East coast of the United States with hundreds of stores providing high quality replacement auto parts all along the east coast. Arthur Tubman is the founding father of the company. He started it by acquiring a chain of auto parts stores in 1932 in Roanoke Virginia. But the company achieved robust growth under the leadership of his son. Mr. Tubman’s son not only renamed it Advance Auto Parts by heavily investing in the automotive parts business. During the economic boom of the 90s company grew exponentially with more than 350 stores all across the America’s by the middle of the 90s decade. Later, there were a few mergers between some smaller companies and Advance Auto Parts that left the company to its giant size today.

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The company has expanded to a giant size of 3000+ stores across 40 states in America. Their expansion strategy was heavily fueled by clever buyouts of the smaller failing chain of auto parts stores. Some of the known auto parts stores bought by them during the expansion period include Kar Parts Auto Stores, Discount Auto Parts, Carport Auto Parts and Trak Auto. The Lappen Auto Supply Co. and the Autopart International Inc were the last two major mergers for the Advanced Auto Parts. Moreover, the Autopart International Inc was a buyout that is the wholly owned subsidiary of the Advanced. If you are ever travelling on the eastern half of the country or any part east of the Mississippi river then you will come across a series of Advanced Auto Parts Stores on the highways. No matter what auto part you need, you just name it and they will have it to get you going without wasting a moment.