Filament would elastomeric matrix composites for flywheel energy storage systems

C. W. Gabrys, C. E. Bakis

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Abstract

A procedure for designing and filament winding thick glass and carbon fiber reinforced elastomeric matrix composite flywheels is presented. The manufacturing method uses solvent dilution to lower viscosity of the resin, followed by flashing of the solvent with heated air before the tow is placed on the mandrel. The material is continuously in-situ cured on the mandrel to enable the rapid manufacture of high quality rings to near net-shape. Radial deposition rates of up to 3.23 cm/hr have been achieved to-date. Measured mechanical properties are shown to satisfy requirements for the theoretical fail-safe flywheel rotor design defined in this investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages729-737
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 11th Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Oct 7 1996Oct 9 1996

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OtherProceedings of the 1996 11th Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period10/7/9610/9/96

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Building and Construction
  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Gabrys, C. W., & Bakis, C. E. (1996). Filament would elastomeric matrix composites for flywheel energy storage systems. 729-737. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 11th Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites, Atlanta, GA, USA, .