Accession Number:

ADA305281

Title:

Low-Cost Flywheel Demonstration Program.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 77-31 Dec 79,

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Report Date:

1980-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

The Applied Physics LaboratoryDepartment of Energy Low Cost Flywheel Demonstration Program was initiated on 1 October 1977 and was successfully concluded on 31 December 1979. The total cost of this program was 355,190. All primary objectives were successfully achieved as follows demonstration of a full-size, l-kwh flywheel having an estimated cost in large-volume production of approximately 50kwh development of a ball-bearing system having losses comparable to the losses in a totally magnetic suspension system successful and repeated demonstration of the low-cost flywheel in a complete flywheel energy-storage system based on the use of ordinary house voltage and frequency and application of the experience gained in the hardware program to project the system design into a complete, full-scale, 30-kwh home-type flywheel energy-storage system. AN

Subject Categories:

  • Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE