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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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Oakdale, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872389
Patent Number(s):
5924335
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
concentric; flywheel; hooked; carbon; fiber; separator; torque; coupler; expandable; separators; function; couplers; rings; gap; formed; adjacent; due; differential; expansion; radius; rotation; hook-like; section; upper; positioned; inner; shelf-like; flange; outer; rotated; partially; maintain; centering; attachment; concentric rings; carbon fiber; differential expansion; adjacent rings; gap formed; torque coupler; /74/

Citation Formats

Kuklo, Thomas C. Concentric ring flywheel with hooked ring carbon fiber separator/torque coupler. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Kuklo, Thomas C. Concentric ring flywheel with hooked ring carbon fiber separator/torque coupler. United States.
Kuklo, Thomas C. Fri . "Concentric ring flywheel with hooked ring carbon fiber separator/torque coupler". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872389.
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title = {Concentric ring flywheel with hooked ring carbon fiber separator/torque coupler},
author = {Kuklo, Thomas 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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