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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, September 23-27, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lockheed Missiles and Space Company Incorporated

    111 Lockheed Way
    Sunnyvale, CA  USA  94088
  • Authors:
    • LAWSON, L J
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

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Filing Info

  • 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