Accession Number:

ADA301672

Title:

Proceedings of the Flywheel Technology Symposium Held in Berkeley, California on 10-12 November 1975,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LAB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-11-12

Pagination or Media Count:

301.0

Abstract:

Although flywheels, such as the potters wheel can be dated back several thousand years, there has been a great resurgence of interest recently in the flywheel as an energy storage mechanism. The reasons are both economic and technological -- economic because the growing costs and potential scarcity of energy have increased the importance of energy storage as a conservation measure, and technological because improvements in materials and mechanics make flywheel energy storage more and more attractive. The United State Energy Research and Development Administration in its Office of Conservation is responsible for research and development promoting energy storage systems in the national interest. To this end a gathering of leaders in flywheel technology from industry, government and universities was conceived. Thus, the Energy Research and Development Administration and the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory sponsored the 1975 Flywheel Technology Symposium at Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley, California, November 10-12, 1975. The Symposium was designed as a forum where these leaders of flywheel technology and research could exchange information and ideas on advances, potential applications, and research needs of the flywheel technology. The symposium was also designed to provide a seminar at which interested people could update their understanding of flywheels. MM

Subject Categories:

  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Energy Storage
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Plastics
  • Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE