KINETIC ENERGY STORAGE: A "NEW" PROPULSION ALTERNATIVE FOR MASS TRANSPORTATION
The increasing public awareness of the dual problems of air pollution and energy shortage has provided impetus for a search to find new vehicle propulsion alternatives which can alleviate the present dilemma. Recent studies have shown that the incorporation of practical energy storage elements into vehicle drives offers the potential of significant reduction emissions as well as improvement in overall efficiency. The recent "rediscovery" of the kinetic energy flywheel as a highly effective energy storage system provides several new candidate propulsion systems either in heat engine/flywheel hybride or pure flywheel-drive configurations.
- Presented at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, September 23-27, 1973.
Lockheed Missiles and Space Company Incorporated111 Lockheed Way
Sunnyvale, CA United States 94088
- LAWSON, L J
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- TRT Terms: Energy resources; Energy storage devices; Energy storage systems; Flywheels; Kinetic energy; Rapid transit
- Uncontrolled Terms: Energy crisis
- Subject Areas: Energy; Public Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00050060
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
- Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-10
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 13 1981 12:00AM