LATERAL AND TILT WHIRL MODES OF FLEXIBLY MOUNTED FLYWHEEL SYSTEMS

High performance, composite-material flywheel systems under current development for energy-storage purposes differ from turbine and compressor systems in that the flywheel rim is flexibly attached to the hub. Thus, for whirling with gyroscopic action, an axisymmetric flywheel system has four degrees of freedom, two associated with lateral translation and two with tilting. In the Sandia Livermore spin-test facility, the above system was driven by an air turbine which added two more degrees of freedom. An analysis of such a system is presented and applied to two versions of a specific design presently being developed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Oklahoma, Norman

    660 Parrington Oval
    Norman, OK  USA  73019-0390

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20585
  • Authors:
    • Bert, C W
    • Chen, TLC
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EY-76-C-04-0789
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM