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Kitade, S. & Pullen, K. R. (2016). Flywheel. In: Hashmi, S. (Ed.), Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. . Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.03974-6


Recent flywheel development has allowed high power and energy storage levels to be demonstrated driven by the needs for energy storage in transport and ground power applications. This article starts with a brief historical overview of flywheels, moving to the specifics of rotor design, the main subject addressed. Following the elastic stress analysis for rotating isotropic disks, this is extended to orthotropic disks, as needed for treatment of filament wound composite constructions. A performance comparison is given for composites verses metals, quantified according to stated assumptions. Finally, important issues concerning composite flywheel constructions are discussed.

Publication Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
[thumbnail of Flywheel - Pullen-Kitadev2.pdf] Text - Accepted Version
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