Senior Design Project
The Capstone Courses: Senior Design Project
Design of a Flywheel Installation and Manipulation Device
A flywheel is a mechanical device capable of storing and re-directing rotational energy to drive mass transportation systems such as metros and trams. However, installation and maintenance of a flywheel system is time-consuming and labor intensive. To overcome this, we have partnered with Williams Advanced Engineering to design a safe, lightweight and easy-to-transport device that is capable of lifting a 1200 kg flywheel, and can be operated by two service personnel with minimal vibrations.