We’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding, and a number of these new projects were presented at the Industry/University Engagement Summit at Iowa State. One such project is the Control and Prognostic of Electro-Hydraulic Machines project, which was presented by Andrea Vacca of Purdue University.
This project will focus on investigating advanced electro-hydraulic techniques to optimize adaptive control, reduce application oscillations, and conduct hydraulic system diagnostics and prognostics under different operating conditions. It will investigate both hydraulic crane and wheel loader applications for controlling oscillations that occur in those types of machinery.
This research is still in its initial stages and industry input is welcome.
Watch for project updates as the project progresses.
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