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Title: Electrostatic generator electrode-centering and seismic-isolation system for flywheel-based energy storage modules

Abstract

Robust electro-static (ES) device embodiments, with application to energy storage flywheels as an example, are described that provide reliable, high-efficiency operation in the presence of thermal and mechanical perturbations, as well as seismic events. Electro-static generators and motors, when augmented with magnetic bearings, passive three-dimensional stabilization techniques and dynamic touch-down bearings, enable robust performance in the face of these environmental concerns, as well as efficient operation during typical operational sequences, including spin-up and steady-state modalities.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1840457
Patent Number(s):
11121604
Application Number:
16/729,317
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16F - SPRINGS
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02K - DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12/28/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Post, Richard F. Electrostatic generator electrode-centering and seismic-isolation system for flywheel-based energy storage modules. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Post, Richard F. Electrostatic generator electrode-centering and seismic-isolation system for flywheel-based energy storage modules. United States.
Post, Richard F. Tue . "Electrostatic generator electrode-centering and seismic-isolation system for flywheel-based energy storage modules". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1840457.
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abstractNote = {Robust electro-static (ES) device embodiments, with application to energy storage flywheels as an example, are described that provide reliable, high-efficiency operation in the presence of thermal and mechanical perturbations, as well as seismic events. Electro-static generators and motors, when augmented with magnetic bearings, passive three-dimensional stabilization techniques and dynamic touch-down bearings, enable robust performance in the face of these environmental concerns, as well as efficient operation during typical operational sequences, including spin-up and steady-state modalities.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2021},
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