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Title: Concentric ring flywheel with hooked ring carbon fiber separator/torque coupler

Abstract

A concentric ring flywheel with expandable separators, which function as torque couplers, between the rings to take up the gap formed between adjacent rings due to differential expansion between different radius rings during rotation of the flywheel. The expandable separators or torque couplers include a hook-like section at an upper end which is positioned over an inner ring and a shelf-like or flange section at a lower end onto which the next adjacent outer ring is positioned. As the concentric rings are rotated the gap formed by the differential expansion there between is partially taken up by the expandable separators or torque couplers to maintain torque and centering attachment of the concentric rings. 2 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6452700
Patent Number(s):
5924335 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-316685
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; EDB-99-084257
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 30 Sep 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; DESIGN; FABRICATION; FLYWHEEL ENERGY STORAGE; FLYWHEELS; ENERGY STORAGE; MECHANICAL ENERGY STORAGE EQUIPMENT; STORAGE; 250500* - Energy Storage- Flywheels

Citation Formats

Kuklo, T.C. Concentric ring flywheel with hooked ring carbon fiber separator/torque coupler. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Kuklo, T.C. Concentric ring flywheel with hooked ring carbon fiber separator/torque coupler. United States.
Kuklo, T.C. Tue . "Concentric ring flywheel with hooked ring carbon fiber separator/torque coupler". United States.
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author = {Kuklo, T.C.},
abstractNote = {A concentric ring flywheel with expandable separators, which function as torque couplers, between the rings to take up the gap formed between adjacent rings due to differential expansion between different radius rings during rotation of the flywheel. The expandable separators or torque couplers include a hook-like section at an upper end which is positioned over an inner ring and a shelf-like or flange section at a lower end onto which the next adjacent outer ring is positioned. As the concentric rings are rotated the gap formed by the differential expansion there between is partially taken up by the expandable separators or torque couplers to maintain torque and centering attachment of the concentric rings. 2 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {7}
}