Mechanical Energy Storage

  • Robert A. Huggins


There are two basic types of energy storage that result from the application of forces upon material systems. One of these involves changes in potential energy, and the other involves changes in the motion of mass, and thus kinetic energy. This chapter will focus upon the major types of potential energy and kinetic energy storage. It will be seen that it is possible to translate between these two types of energy, as well as to convert these energies to heat or work.


Salt Cavern Maximum Rotational Velocity High Strength Carbon Fiber Bicycle Tire Strength Carbon Fiber 


  1. 1.
    G. Genta. Kinetic Energy Storage. Butterworths, London (1985)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Huggins
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  1. 1.Department of Materials Science & EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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