Finite Element Analysis of Web Type Flywheel Made of Composite Material

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Volume-46 Number-3
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Amol Chougule, S. B. Tuljapure
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V46P229


Amol Chougule, S. B. Tuljapure "Finite Element Analysis of Web Type Flywheel Made of Composite Material", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V46(3),169-173 April 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

Flywheels is device serve as kinetic energy storage and retrieval with the ability to deliver high output power at high rotational speeds as being one of the emerging energy storage technologies available today in various stages of development, especially in advanced technological areas, i.e., space-crafts. Mainly, the performance of a flywheel can be attributed to three factors, i.e., material strength, geometry (cross-section) and rotational speed. While material strength directly determines kinetic energy level that could be produced safely combined (coupled) with rotor speed, there are many causes of flywheel failure. But maximum tensile and bending stresses induced in the web and rim under the action of centrifugal forces are the main causes of flywheel Failure. Hence in this work evaluation of stresses induced the rim and web are studied using finite element method and results are validated by analytical calculations this study solely focuses on exploring the effects of Centrifugal stresses on web type conventional steel and composite material flywheel and comparison of theoretical and Ansys results of conventional steel with composite material flywheel.


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flywheel, composite web material, FEM Analysis.