Interested in flywheel mechanical batteries

In summary, the conversation is about finding advanced engineering/physics based literature/textbooks on flywheel energy storage for a PhD level study. The person is directed to the References and Suggested Reading section of a Wikipedia article and is advised to be more specific about their application and purpose for the information. Google Scholar is also suggested as a resource for finding relevant papers.
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Can someone point me to advanced engineering/ physics based literature / textbooks on the subject?
 
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berkeman said:
Welcome to PF.

For what application? How much energy do you want to store? Can you use other energy storage means instead?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flywheel_energy_storage
Looking for more than wikipedia. More phd level papers and such ..
 
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Did you look through the References and Suggested Reading at the bottom of the Wikipedia article?

Also, what do you mean PhD level articles about flywheel energy storage? Most of the issues are engineering-related, like magnetic bearings and such. Not to mention the safety aspects of trying to store large amounts of kinetic energy...
 
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jmansurf said:
Looking for more than wikipedia. More phd level papers and such ..
The subject is diverse enough that you need to be much more specific about the type of system/application you are interested in. And what you need the information for. Presumably you've already done some of your own searching...
 
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Related to Interested in flywheel mechanical batteries

1. What is a flywheel mechanical battery?

A flywheel mechanical battery is a type of energy storage system that uses a rotating mass, or flywheel, to store and release energy. The kinetic energy of the spinning flywheel is converted into electrical energy when needed.

2. How does a flywheel mechanical battery work?

A flywheel mechanical battery works by using an electric motor to spin the flywheel and store energy. When energy is needed, the motor acts as a generator, converting the kinetic energy of the spinning flywheel back into electrical energy.

3. What are the advantages of flywheel mechanical batteries?

Flywheel mechanical batteries have several advantages over traditional batteries. They have a longer lifespan, can charge and discharge quickly, and have a higher energy density. They also do not degrade over time and do not contain toxic materials.

4. What are the potential applications of flywheel mechanical batteries?

Flywheel mechanical batteries have a wide range of potential applications, including in renewable energy systems, electric vehicles, and grid-scale energy storage. They can also be used in conjunction with traditional batteries to provide backup power.

5. Are there any limitations or challenges associated with flywheel mechanical batteries?

One limitation of flywheel mechanical batteries is their high initial cost. They also require a constant power source to keep the flywheel spinning, which can be a challenge in certain applications. Additionally, they have a lower energy density compared to some traditional batteries.

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