Flywheels for energy storage: A review with bibliography.

D. L. Hagen, A. G. Erdman

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The use of flywheels is reviewed with an emphasis on energy storage applications. Use of the optimized homogeneous rotor, and the development of high strength composites and new rotor configurations have revolutionized flywheel design. The wide range of applications is discussed as a function of performance and economics. Theoretical and experimental work is reviewed, as well as design considerations of the rotor and related equipment. Current research and development activity is mentioned, along with an introduction to the literature. A comprehensive bibliography on flywheels over the last decade is given, including representative references to related technology and economic areas. A brief section reviews the sealing of the vacuum chamber containing the flywheel. (from Authors' anstract).

Original languageEnglish (US)
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StatePublished - Jan 1 1976
Externally publishedYes


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