Author Archives: Alyssa Burger

FPIRC Poster Show
The Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference, FPIRC, held October 14 – 16 in Chicago, had a record number of international attendees from industry, research faculty, students and the media.   The event featured technical breakout sessions on advanced fluid power research, a keynote talk on organized innovation, tours of local engineering and national laboratories and...

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Fundamentals of Fluid Power is a free online course in fluid power, put together by the University of Minnesota and offered on Coursera. Sessions begin September 28 and are open to anyone who registers. The course is designed to introduce the fundamental principles and analytical modeling of fluid power components, circuits, and systems. Participants will learn the benefits and limitations...

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We’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500 percent increase in...

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  By Josh Cummins PhD Candidate, Vanderbilt University, SLC President The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Student Leadership Council (SLC) is an advisory committee to the leaders of the CCEFP. Josh Cummins (Vanderbilt University) serves as president, Sangyoon Lee (University of Minnesota) as vice president, Jordan Garrity (Purdue University) as secretary, and Bishwaranjan...

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The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power hosted nearly 20 young engineers from across the country, all of whom survived the CCEFP REU Fluid Power Bootcamp at Purdue University from May 26 - 28, 2015. Over the course of two days, students were provided an introduction to CCEFP -- its vision, organization and research portfolio. They also...

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CCEFP Alumni Johathan Slightam
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the number of fluid power focused...

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Display of research project posters_CCEFP
[dropcap]P[/dropcap]rofessor and Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Director, Kim A. Stelson, hosted by Eric Barth, CCEFP Co-Deputy Director and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, a CCEFP university, was the invited guest speaker at Vanderbilt’s Mechanical Engineering Departmental Seminar. Over 50 engineering faculty and graduate students attended.  It is a standard...

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Ram Sudarsan Devendran, PhD Candidate at Purdue University
We’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the...

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