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"Almacenamiento de Energía con Volantes"

English translation: Flywheel Energy Storage

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19:32 Aug 14, 2006
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs
Spanish term or phrase: "Almacenamiento de Energía con Volantes"
This is the title of a Degree Project (Thesis) for a Master's Degree in Energy Systems (Maestria en Sistemas Energeticos)

Not sure if flywheel would be the correct translation of volantes in this context.

Thank you!

Carolina
Carolina Ramirez
Canada
Local time: 16:42
English translation:Flywheel Energy Storage
Explanation:
A flywheel, in essence is a mechanical battery - simply a mass rotating about an axis. Flywheels store energy mechanically in the form of kinetic energy. They take an electrical input to accelerate the rotor up to speed by using the built-in motor, and return the electrical energy by using this same motor as a generator. Flywheels are one of the oldest and most common mechanical devises in existence. They may still prove to serve us as an important component on tomorrow's vehicles and future energy needs. Flywheels are one of the most promising technologies for replacing conventional lead acid batteries as energy storage systems for a variety of applications, including automobiles, economical rural electrification systems, and stand-alone, remote power units commonly used in the telecommunications industry. Recent advances in the mechanical properties of composites has rekindled interest in using the inertia of a spinning wheel to store energy.
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Maria Luisa Duarte
Spain
Local time: 22:42
Grading comment
thank you!
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Maria Luisa Duarte


  

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Flywheel Energy Storage


Explanation:
A flywheel, in essence is a mechanical battery - simply a mass rotating about an axis. Flywheels store energy mechanically in the form of kinetic energy. They take an electrical input to accelerate the rotor up to speed by using the built-in motor, and return the electrical energy by using this same motor as a generator. Flywheels are one of the oldest and most common mechanical devises in existence. They may still prove to serve us as an important component on tomorrow's vehicles and future energy needs. Flywheels are one of the most promising technologies for replacing conventional lead acid batteries as energy storage systems for a variety of applications, including automobiles, economical rural electrification systems, and stand-alone, remote power units commonly used in the telecommunications industry. Recent advances in the mechanical properties of composites has rekindled interest in using the inertia of a spinning wheel to store energy.


    Reference: http://www.upei.ca/~physics/p261/projects/flywheel1/flywheel...
Maria Luisa Duarte
Spain
Local time: 22:42
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Arthur Allmendinger
11 hrs
  -> Thanks!MLD

agree  Ben Shang
1 day15 hrs
  -> Thanks!MLD
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