Safer versions of flywheels made using composites are described. Applications are foreseen in car power systems, household electrical systems and space satellites. The new products are expected to allow fail-safe or limited-failure flywheels, reducing the risk of catastrophic failure. The materials used include light-weight carbon, glass or synthetic fibres formed into a continuous filament and wound around a spindle or mandrel.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Polymers and Plastics