Monday, 10 Jan, 2011 Offbeat

GE Presents Video that Illustrates the Science of Hybrid Dynamic Braking


Specialists from GE in collaboration with the Barbarian Group created a very nice video that shows the science of hybrid dynamic braking using falling tomatoes, a watermelon, a bowling ball and more.

The dynamic braking system allows the energy that is usually wasted as heat when a vehicle comes to a full stop to be captured and gathered inside an onboard battery. The energy can be then used for different purposes.

The goal of GE was to visually describe the hybrid dynamic braking system that is used by the company's hybrid diesel-electric locomotives. The latter are currently in the development stage.

You can watch the video below.

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