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.
- From the Meeting held June 18-20, 1979.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Ullman, D
- Velkoff, H
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 5 p.
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers Papers
- Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Applications; Automobiles; Energy storage systems; Equipment; Flywheels; Friction; Loads; Mathematical models; Transmissions
- Old TRIS Terms: Frictional properties
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Research; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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