publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Design, Fabrication, and Testing of the INSTAR [INertial STorage And Recovery] System: A Flywheel-based, High Power Energy Storage System for Improved Hybrid Vehicle Fuel Efficiency

Talancon, Daniel Raul;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Algeria
Abstract
This thesis describes the development of the INSTAR system: a high-power, cost-effective energy storage system designed to improve HEV regenerative braking capabilities by combining chemical batteries with an electromechanical flywheel. This combination allows the regenerative braking system in hybrid vehicles to recapture more available braking energy at a lower battery pack charging current, increasing vehicle energy efficiency while also potentially increasing battery life.A prototype flywheel energy storage system and electric vehicle test platform were built to test the design. A novel open loop controller was developed to manage the power flow between the ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Engineering, Automotive engineering, Energy, Battery, Energy Storage, Flywheel, Hybrid Vehicle, Lithium-Ion, Regenerative Braking
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