Reinforced plastics make flywheels safer

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7
Number of pages1
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics


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