ADVANCED FLYWHEEL ENERGY STORAGE UNIT FOR A HIGH POWER ENERGY SOURCE FOR VEHICULAR USE

The need to reduce dependence on petroleum sources for energy generation has created a substantial interest in investigation and development of energy storage devices. The flywheel energy storage unit can provide substantial benefits to transportation propulsion systems. This method of vehicle energy storage can also be applied to third rail electrically powered vehicles or station-charged electrically powered vehicles. The one year program that is described in this paper involves the design, fabrication and experimental determination of the performance of an advanced, hermetically-sealed energy storage unit that has been sized for a typical 3000 pound curb weight vehicle.

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  • Pagination: p. 622-626

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  • Accession Number: 00330646
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 79CH1477-9 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM