NanoCarbon – ELSE

Process- and structural-oriented simulation of ultra-fast rotating energy storage devices


01.04.2015 – 31.03.2017


Aim of the project is the development of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer systems with highest dynamical robustness for the usage in ultra-fast rotating flywheels for short-time energy storage. In this project the available energy will be stored with small masses but ultra-high rotational frequencies. Due to the very high rotational frequencies, which contribute quadratically to the stored energy quantity, and the numerous rotational frequency changes, that are to be expected for an efficient usage of the energy storage devices, the rotor needs to exhibit highest static and dynamic robustness only achievable by carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer systems. An improvement by trend of the dynamic robustness could be achieved by an addition of carbon nanotubes (CNT) to the resin systems which need further improvements for the project applications. Important development steps for the achievement of the project aims are static and dynamic simulations of the new materials and structures. In the project simulations of production processes as well as static and dynamic structural properties will be investigated.


  • Altropol Kunststoff GmbH
  • Exakt Advanced Technologies GmbH
  • FutureCarbon GmbH
  • Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe
  • Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
  • Enrichment Technology Company Ltd., Zweigniederlassung Deutschland

Funding details

Project management agency

  • AiF Projekt GmbH