The goals of this project are to develop and evaluate mechanical-energy storage technology for application to electric, hybrid, and heat-engine vehicles and to maximize the commercial potential of the technology. Four studies were completed in FY79. Performance improvement related to mechanical-energy storage was the subject of two reports. Continuously variable transmission design was discussed in a third. Elastomeric braking was evaluated in a fourth. Two flywheel/electric systems were fabricated and partially tested. An elastomer-braking system design was initiated. Criteria for a vehicle powered by a flywheel/heat engine were formulated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  United States  94550

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Crothers, W T
  • Publication Date: 1979-7-25

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  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM