CCEFPCenter for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power
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The CCEFP is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center (NSF).
Established in 2006, the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is a network of researchers, educators, students and industry working together to transform the fluid power industry--everything from how it is researched, applied and studied--to develop hydraulic and pneumatic technology that is compact, efficient and effective.
The schools are each focusing on different aspects of the development, said Keith Wait, a graduate student at the Center for Intelligent Mechatronics at Vanderbilt and the president of the CCEFP's Student Leadership Council.
The second generation will incorporate pump-driven hydraulics, and the final generation will be powered by a free-piston engine that is being developed as part of another CCEFP research effort.
The target mileage for the CCEFP hydraulic hybrid vehicle is seventy to one hundred miles per gallon, more than doubling current fleet averages.
There are currently about 20 core research projects within CCEFP that address these barriers.
One of the CCEFP's main research objectives is to develop fluid power technologies for transportation, specifically an efficient fluid power-based powertrain for passenger vehicles.
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), funded by the National Science Foundation and headquartered at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is a partnership of seven universities and Project Lead the Way, the Science Museum of Minnesota, the National Fluid Power Association and more than 60 supporting member companies.
are participating in the research of nano-texturing by providing hydraulic components and real-world application data, which has enabled some of the CCEFP group's R&D work.
Research on the use of nano-texturing for fluid power lines and system components is one of the latest developments undergoing testing through the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), Minneapolis, Minn.
In addition to the partnerships with the Georgia Tech and the University of Minnesota, AEM, NFPA, CCEFP, ORNL and NSF are inviting undergraduate engineering students from across the country to participate in a nationwide contest to design and print a futuristic cab and a human-machine interface for the excavator that is both aesthetic pleasing and functionally designed.