Fluid Power Research Update: Efficient, Integrated, Freeform Flexible Hydraulic Actuators at FPIRC16

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. One such project is the Efficient, Integrated, Freeform Flexible Hydraulic Actuators project, which was presented by Jonathon Slightam, a student at Marquette University, at the 2016…

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Fluid Power Research Update: Controlled Stirling Power Unit at FPIRC16

We’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact & Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding. One such project is the Controlled Stirling Power Unit project, which was presented by Anna Winkelmann and Seth Thomas of Vanderbilt University at the 2016 Fluid Power…

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Fluid Power Research Update: Variable AC Hydraulic Pump/Motor at FPIRC16

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. One such project is the Variable AC Hydraulic Pump/Motor project, which was presented at the 2016 Fluid Power Research and Innovation Conference. See the presentation…

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Fluid Power Research Update: Free Piston Engine Based Off-Road Vehicles at FPIRC16

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. One such project is the Free Piston Engine Based Off-Road Vehicles project, which was presented by Chen Zhang, a research assistant at the University of Minnesota, at…

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Fluid Power Research Update: Investigation of Noise Transmission through Pump Casing at FPIRC16

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. One such project is the Investigation of Noise Transmission through Pump Casing project, which was presented by Paul Kalbfleisch, a researcher at Purdue University, at the 2016…

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170+ Attend 2016 Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference

FPIRC Poster Show

  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Last week I had the great pleasure of attending the third Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC) in Minneapolis, MN. I was joined there by more than 170 other professionals, including 14 academic faculty, 110 industry members, and 38 university students. It was a phenomenal conference. FPIRC is co-sponsored…

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Fluid Power Research Update: Simulation, Rheology, and Efficiency of Polymer Enhanced Fluids at FPIRC16

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. One such project is the Simulation, Rheology, and Efficiency of Polymer Enhanced Fluids project, which was presented by Ashlie Martini of the University of California…

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Fluid Power Research Update: Portable Pneumatically Powered Orthoses at FPIRC16

We’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact & Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding. One such project is the Portable Pneumatically Powered Orthoses project, which was presented by Girish Krishnan and Matthew N. Petrucci of the University of Illinois,…

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