Enter the flywheel moment of inertia (kg-m^2) and the angular velocity (rad/s) into the calculator to determine the Flywheel Energy.

## Flywheel Energy Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Flywheel Energy.

Ef = .5*I*w^2

Variables:

• Where Ef is the Flywheel Energy (Joules)
• I is the flywheel moment of inertia (kg-m^2)
• w is the angular velocity (rad/s)

## How to Calculate Flywheel Energy?

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed in order to calculate the Flywheel Energy.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the flywheel momentum of inertia (kg-m^2). In this example, the flywheel moment of inertia (kg-m^2) is measured to be 9.
2. Next, determine the angular velocity (rad/s). For this problem, the angular velocity (rad/s) is calculated to be 5.
3. Finally, calculate the Flywheel Energy using the formula above:

Ef = .5*I*w^2

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives:

Ef = .5*9*5^2 = 112.5 (Joules)

Example Problem #2:

Using the same process as example problem 1, we first define the needed variables outlined by the formula. In this case, the values are provide as:

flywheel moment of inertia (kg-m^2) = 9