Accession Number : AD0851825

Title :   Feasibility of Flywheel High-Energy Storage.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 68-15 Apr 69,

Corporate Author : PRATT AND WHITNEY AIRCRAFT GROUP EAST HARTFORD CT

Personal Author(s) : Svensson, Arthur, Jr. ; Wetherbee, Arthur E., Jr

Report Date : 15 APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : An analytical and experimental program was conducted to determine the feasibility of high-performance flywheels utilizing wound-filament construction. Principal accomplishments were: Defined the effects of material properties and proportions on flywheel stress distribution, Established the need for elastomeric matrix materials; Established flywheel design criteria, Defined flywheel loss and run-down characteristics, Defined representative flywheel energy-densities, Demonstrated fabrication of good quality fiberglass/elastomer windings in small scale, and Demonstrated peripheral speed of 1850 ft/sec with a fiberglass/resin rim. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS TURBINES, DRIVES), (*FLYWHEELS, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION), POTENTIAL ENERGY, MANUFACTURING, AGING(MATERIALS), FORCE(MECHANICS), DEFORMATION, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), ENERGY MANAGEMENT, FEASIBILITY STUDIES.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Machinery and Tools
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE