The purpose of this study is to develop a suspension system for flywheel en
ergy storage, that is, a flywheel battery (FWB), on electrical or hybrid el
ectrical vehicles (EV. HEV). If the FWB is operated on vehicles, the gyrody
namics increases the loads of the rotor support bearing and the occupied sp
ace of the FWB. In order to eliminate the influence of the gyrodynamics, th
is paper presents a suspension system composed of a gimbal, actuators and a
gain-scheduling controller. Furthermore, the simulation and the experiment
al results shown in this paper confirm the validity of the proposed system.
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