INTRODUCTION TO THE VARIABLE INERTIAL FLYWHEEL (VIF)

A flywheel with variable moment of inertia, combining the functions of energy storage and power control, is introduced. Potential designs are presented and the basic physical governing equations developed. Examples of the flywheel system powering a constant angular rate, frictional load, and an accelerating automobile are presented. Limitations of and potential for future development which become evident in the examples are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Meeting held June 18-20, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Ullman, D
    • Velkoff, H
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00310337
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 79-APM-5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM