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Mechanical and electrical flywheel hybrid technology to store energy in vehicles

Pullen, K. R. & Dhand, A. (2014). Mechanical and electrical flywheel hybrid technology to store energy in vehicles. In: Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance. (pp. 476-504). Woodhead Publishing. doi: 10.1533/9780857097422.2.476


This chapter deals with flywheels and their applications as energy storage devices in automotive powertrains. A brief introduction about flywheels is given which is followed by the historical development of flywheel usage in automobiles. The important characteristics of the flywheel are discussed including the safety aspect. This is followed by an explanation of the types of transmission needed to connect the flywheel to the vehicle's driveline. Various types of utilisation strategies of the flywheel in the vehicle are discussed using specific examples. Finally the current challenges to flywheel technology, conclusions and future trends are presented.

Publication Type: Book Section
Publisher Keywords: flywheel, transmission, properties of flywheel, performance of flywheel hybrid vehicles
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
[thumbnail of chapter.pdf] Text - Accepted Version
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