Ok so that is interesting and makes a lot more sense.
Again – how we can help? It sounds like the only way to understand energy required is to understand heat loss, mechanical losses, friction losses so that x input yields .y(x) output where y is energy loss.
from there…what are we trying to accomplish. with a project with so many parts – we want to tackle it step by step, task by task, and make sure each task is laid out clearly