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The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power recently announced the two research projects selected to receive funding on behalf of the CCEFP Industry Engagement Committee (IEC). After 11 fluid power researchers from eight institutions submitted proposals for the Spring CCEFP Call for Proposals, the IEC, which is comprised of fluid power industry collaborator representatives, chose the following projects to provide financial support:
“Seamless Electric to Hydraulic Conversion” by Professor James Van de Ven, University of Minnesota, and Professor Eric Severson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Polymer-Enhancer Fluid Effects on Mechanical Efficiency of Hydraulic Pumps” by Paul Michael, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Professor Ashlie Martini, University of California-Merced
The projects will continue to explore the benefits of a more seamless integration of electric and hydraulic power, as well as the importance of engineered fluids in systems optimization.