SAN FRANCISCO MUNI KINETIC ENERGY WHEEL PROPULSION SYSTEM (KEW)
Recent studies have shown that the incorporation of practical energy storage elements into vehicle drives offers the potential of significant reduction in emissions as well as improved overall efficiency. The recent "rediscovery" of the kinetic energy flywheel as a highly effective energy storage system provides several new candidate propulsion systems for use in urban transportation. Intended to demonstrate a practical kinetic energy (flywheel) propulsion system providing optimized electric transit with route flexibility and increased quality of service. Dual-mode electric trolley coaches selected for the demonstration.
- Am Transit Assoc (ATA) Rail Transit Conf, San Francisco, California, April 14-16, 1974. Car Equip Sess. Available from NTIS, PB-234824, PB-234825, PB-234826.
American Transit Association465 L'Enfant Plaza West, SW
Washington, DC United States 20024
- LAWSON, L J
- Am Transit Assoc (ATA) Rail Transit Conference. Car Equip Sess. Available from NTIS, PB-234824, PB-234825, PB-234826.
- Location: San Francisco California
- Date: 1974-4-14 to 1974-4-16
- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: p. 1-20
- TRT Terms: Electric brakes; Energy conservation; Energy storage systems; Flywheels; Tests
- Old TRIS Terms: Electric braking
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00136397
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM