Maha research center leads in pump and motor modeling Purdue University, a member of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, has been tasked with developing a fuel and power efficient excavator, the largest of the CCEFP’s test beds, as well as the virtual prototyping of pumps and motors. Run by mainly graduate-level students, […]
UIUC looks to use pneumatics to give power to your stride The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a member of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, is home to the CCEFP’s smallest test bed. It focuses on using fluid power to develop a more versatile, efficient and aesthetically pleasing version of an ankle-foot […]
UMN takes to the road with hydraulic hybrid vehicle The University of Minnesota is the premier university for the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, a network of researchers, educators, students and industry leaders, funded by the National Science Foundation. Sixty-two industry sponsors across the country and internationally have been involved with the CCEFP […]
Georgia Tech brings fluid power into the world of healthcare The Georgia Institute of Technology, a seven-year member of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power is involved in research spanning seals and fluid characteristics, medical applications of fluid power and controls and interfaces for human operators. Georgia Tech does not offer a degree […]
MSOE leads in motion control and fluid power education The fluid power program at the Milwaukee School of Engineering is one of seven programs collaborating under the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. The CCEFP is a network of researchers, educators, students and industry leaders, funded by the National Science Foundation. A majority of […]
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) will hold their annual meeting in conjunction with the National Fluid Power Association’s Workforce Summit at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, September 24-26, 2012. This event is open to all. It is a great opportunity to hear presentations about fluid power research underway at the University […]
Say “fluid power education” and one of the first things that pops into my head is the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Registration is now open for the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) Workforce Summit and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Annual Meeting.
A project to develop a hydraulic hybrid retrofit of a school bus, led by Dr. Michael Leamy at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his team of undergraduate and graduate engineering students, is yielding impressive results.
Friction between lubricated surfaces is a principal source of energy losses in fluid power systems—a ubiquitous problem for fluid power users across the industrial spectrum. But thanks to research underway within the Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, that problem is on its way to resolution.