The report was prepared by fourth year mechanical engineering students of Course 56-493 to complement design of flywheel related hardware. It states that further work should be directed at high-speed "superflywheels", as opposed to refinement of conventional high-density low-speed devices. Four aspects are presented: (i) State-of-the-Art introduces considerations and problems related to the design of high-speed flywheels and related components for energy storage systems. (ii) Applications outlines, primarily in a qualitative way, considerations related to application of flywheel energy storage systems to transportation problems. Brief specific discussions of a motor/generator system and hybrid flywheel system design with particular reference to fuel savings in automotive applications are also included. (iii) Applications to Urban Vehicles describes and discusses briefly two original preliminary designs for limited range, two passenger, flywheel-only, urban vehicles and drive trains. (iv) Bibliography presents a list of references selected as most useful from the large number of documents on which the report is primarily based.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Transportation Research and Development Center, Department of Transport, Canada.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport

    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Grant, D S
    • Rowan, D J
    • McLean, J A
    • Fulcher, W B
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 81 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT-77-5 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: D-500-361
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM