ENERGY STORAGE SUBSTATION CONCEPTS FOR AIRCRAFT ACTUATION FUNCTIONS.
Final Technical rept. 1 Jul 65-31 Mar 66,
NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC LOS ANGELES CA
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A program was conducted to evaluate the flywheel as an energy storage device when it was integrated in energy storage substation systems in such a manner as to use stored energy to meet the excess power requirements of peak power demands. The objective of this application was to allow the main power system to be sized to nominal steady state demands and as a result to reduce system size and weight. To do this the flywheel was exhaustively analyzed and all pertinent features of its design such as material, size, shape, speed, etc., were evaluated. In addition, numerous studies were made involving the integration of the flywheel and the energy storage substation concept into existing aircraft actuation subsystems. These studies were centered around the XB-70 landing gear system, the XB-70 elevon system and the F-100 horizontal stabilizer system. The studies indicate that weight savings ranging from 10 to 25 are possible through the use of this concept. Author
- Energy Storage