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   Fly-wheels (storage technology)  evaluated  
The fly-wheel is an electro-mechanical energy storage system based on rotating masses. It is a powerful storage technology which may be used both for on-board and for stationary applications.
Technology field: Regenerative braking and energy management
open main section General information
open main section General criteria
open main section Environmental criteria
open main section Economic criteria
open main section Application outside railway sector
open main section Overall rating
References / Links:  Caputo 2000;  Engel et al. 2001;  Hennig, Stephanblome 2000;  NS Reizigers (no year);  Reiner, Weck (no year a);  Reiner, Weck (no year b);  Witthuhn, Hoerl 2001;
Related projects:  Flytrain;  Studies performed on energy storage systems
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 date created: 2002-10-09
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