Fluid Power Research Lab

Members:

  • Faculty:

    • Professor Thomas R. Chase

    • Professor Perry Y. Li (Director)


  • Current graduate students:

    • Arpan Chatterjee (PhD)

    • Justin (Kevin) Hartoyo (PhD)

    • Jackson Wills (PhD)

    • Zihao Chen (PhD)

    • Jacob Posner (MS)

    • Evan Sand (MS)

    • Bobby Brown (MS)


  • Recent alumni (2018-)

    • Adithan Kannan (MS - 2022)

    • Aditya Khandekar (MS - 2021)

    • Jacob Siefert (MS - 2021)

    • Hans Barkei (BS - 2021)

    • Brian Carrier (MS - 2020)

    • Ryan Reich (BS - 2019)

    • Alissa Montzka (MS - 2019)

    • Aleksander Gust (MS - 2019)

    • Sangyoon Lee (PhD - 2018)

Overview

The Fluid Power Research Laboratory (MIML) is located in Room 451/453, Mechanical Engineering building. Research in the FPRL focuses on advancing the e fluid power components and systems. Many activities within MIML overlap with those within the Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines Lab (MIML).

Current and Recent Projects:

  • Wave Energy Control, Capture and Transmission

  • Grid-scale isothermal compressed air energy storage (i-CAES)

  • Hybrid Hydraulic-Electric Architecture (HHEA) for mobile machines

  • Real-time optimal control of hybrid hydrostatic vehicles

  • Inline Hydromechanical transmission (iHMT)

  • Piston-by-piston partial stroke piston pressurization (PSPP) control of pump/motors

  • Switched-mode hydraulic transformers

  • Hydraulic Hybrid Hydro-Mechanical Transmission (HMT) Vehicles

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