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Register now. Tickets for the Technical Conference are $85 and include: admission to all technical presentations and two keynote presentations, a flash drive with the Proceedings of the IFPE Technical Conference, and a certificate for PDH or CEUs.

Wednesday, March 5

W1 Modeling: Hybrid (Green), PCB Stability, Controls | 8:45 am - 10:15 am

8:45 am

PCB System Dynamic Stability Utilizing Digital Protyping
Michel Beyer, Senior Technical Specialist, Eaton Corporation

9:15 am

Innovative Hybrid Modeling Approach to Enhance Green Design Based on Fully Integrated Mechatronic System Simulation
Vincent Remillard, Application Engineer/Technical Manager, Famic Technologies Inc.

9:45 am

Using Simulation to Create Real Efficiency in Hydraulic Control Systems
David Ruxton, Applications Engineer, HydraForce and Nick Stabile, Design Engineer Group Leader, HydraForce

W2 Wireless Technology: Applications, Performance, Safety | 8:45 am - 10:15 am

8:45 am

High Speed Industrial Ethernet Technology Revolutionizes Off-Highway Vehicle Automation Architectures
Sari Germanos, Technology Marketing Manager, Ethernet POWERLINK Standardization Group

9:15 am

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) technologies for Off-Highway Agricultural Vehicles: The Benefits of Using State-of-the- Art Mobile Hydraulics Technology
Leroy Garciano, Systems and Application Engineer, Danfoss

9:45 am

Machine Control with Only Two Hoses
Douglas Anderson, Systems and Application Engineer, Danfoss

W3 Controls: Analysis, Performance, Systems | 8:45 am - 10:15 am

8:45 am

Custom Feedback Solves Tough Motion Control Problems
Peter Nachtwey, President, Delta Computer Systems Inc.

9:15 am

Practical Solutions for Open Circuit System Instability
Chad Daniel, Manager, BA Sales Americas, Danfoss

9:45 am

Hydraulic Steering Jerk on Articulated Vehicles
Jared Cave, Systems and Applications Engineer, Danfoss

W4 Modeling Pumps for Design and Performance | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

10:30 am

Comparison of Steady State Flow Loss Models for Axial Piston Pumps
Samuel Hall, System and Application Engineer, Danfoss

11:00 am

On the Hydraulic Pumps Modeling for Applications Engineers, Article #1
Medhat Khalil, Director of Professional Education, Milwaukee School of Engineering

11:30 am

Mathematical Modeling and Experimental Research on Influence of Improved Stator Curve on the Characteristic of Vane Pump
Radovan Petrovic, Professor, College of Applied Engineering, Center for Power Control Hydraulics (CPCH)

W5 Noise Control: Modeling and In-Line Supression | 10:30 am - 12: 00 pm

10:30 am

Prediction of the Acoustic Radiation from a Hydraulic Piston Pump Using Flexible Multibody Dynamics
Michel Beyer, Senior Technical Specialist, Eaton Corporation

11:00 am

Optimization of Dissimilarly-Sized Dual In-Line Suppressors
Elliott Gruber, Graduate Student, Georgia Tech

W6 Hydraulic Energy Storage Methods | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

10:30 am

Experimental Studies of Viscous Loss in a Hydraulic Flywheel Accumulator
Kyle Strohmaier, Master's Student, University of Minnesota

11:00 am

Fluid Power in Transportation
Charles Juhasz, Director of Engineering, Scientific Services Inc

11:30 am

Walking Energy Hydraulic Regeneration Potential to Extend Range of Active Orthotic Exoskeletons
Keith Fisher, Associate Professor, Montana State University

Keynote Presentation

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Energy Consumption in Fluid Power – The Impact and Potential Savings in Mobile Machine Applications
Lonnie Love, PhD, Group leader of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Automation, Robotics and Manufacturing Group

Fluid Power is a foundational technology for both the manufacture and operation of mobile machines. However, there are many areas where fluid power can improve. A recent ORNL/NFPA study suggests that between 2% and 3% of U.S. energy consumption is derived from fluid power components and systems. Furthermore, the average efficiency of fluid power systems is approximately 21%--although typically higher in mobile machines. Therefore, moderate improvements in efficiency can yield tremendous energy savings. Emerging trends in advanced manufacturing (additive processes, light weight metals, low cost carbon fiber) can simultaneously increase efficiency as well as improve competitiveness. Another challenge is workforce development. How can we inspire youth to not only consider careers in science and engineering, but become knowledgeable about the benefits and efficiency potential in fluid power?

W7 New Pump Designs (Digital/Discrete) and Applications | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

2:15 pm

Midsize Wind Turbines with Hydraulic Transmissions
Feng Wang, PhD, University of Minnesota

2:45 pm

Applications for Discrete Flow Pumps
Matt Kronlage, Product Applications Engineer, Turolla OpenCircuitGear

3:15 pm

DHTM475: The Evolution of Flow
Elton Bishop, Manager, DigitalHydraulic LLC

W8 Using Hydraulics for Tier 4 Off Highway Compliance | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

2:15 pm

Engine Overspeed Protection for Tier 4 Machines with Hydrostatic Transmissions
Simon Nielsen, Systems Engineer, Danfoss

2:45 pm

Modern Hydrostatic Propel Drives Change Wheeled Off-Road Vehicles
Jӧrn Petersen, Sales Director Construction Machinery Sector, Bosch Rexroth

W9 Pumps and Controls: Design and Analysis | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

2:15 pm

Hydraulic Generator Drive Robust Control
Christian Daley, Engineer, Danfoss

2:45 pm

A Novel Methodology of Displacement Calculation for the Swash Plate Axial Piston Pump with Angle Cylinder Block
Will Guo, Engineering Team Leader, Danfoss

3:15 am

Design of a Variable Displacement Triplex Pump
Shawn Wilhelm, PhD Student, University of Minnesota

W11 Work/Duty Cycles: Determination and Optimization | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

4:00 pm

Establishing an Optimal Work Cycle for an Alternative Wheel Loader Concept
Bobbie Frank, Alternative Drivetrain Research Engineer, Volvo Construction Equipment and Lund University

4:30 pm

Drive Cycle Formation Procedures for Off-Highway Vehicles
QingHui Yuan, Manager, Eaton Corporation

W12 FMEA and Component Coding: Quality and Safety | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

4:00 pm

Using System FMEAs to Improve Safety, Quality and Performance in Off-Highway Hydraulic Systems
D. Dean Houdeshell, Manager, Systems & Application Engineering – Americas, Danfoss

4:30 pm

Using 3D-Color Coding to Communicate Fluid Power Designs
Vito Gervasi, Director R&D, RPR, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Thursday, March 6

T13 Fluid Performance: Temperature, Film Thickness, Base Stock | 8:45 - 10:15 am

8:45 am

Study of Temperature and Lubricant Effects on the Efficiency of a Complete Hydrostatic Drive System
Shubhamita Basu, Technology Manager, The Lubrizol Corporation and Edward Akucewich, Technical Fellow, The Lubrizol Corporation

9:15 am

Effect of Base Stock Type on Film Thickness and Performance in Hydraulic Pumps
Edward Akucewich, Technical Fellow, The Lubrizol Corporation

9:45 am

Hydraulic Fluid Efficiency Effects in External Gear Pumps
Paul Michael, Research Chemist, Milwaukee School of Engineering

T14 Modeling: Vane Pumps and Valves | 8:45 - 10:15 am

8:45 am

A Numerical Model for the Simulation of Flow in Radial Piston Machines
Pulkit Agarwal, Graduate Student, Purdue University

9:15 am

New Non-Linear Model for a 4-Way Directional Control Servo or Proportional Valve
Jack Johnson, Electrohydraulic Engineer, IDAS Engineering Inc

9:45 am

Application of a Non-Linear Model to a Highly Overlapped Electrohydraulic Proportional Valve
Jack Johnson, Electrohydraulic Engineer, IDAS Engineering Inc

T15 Wireless Technology: Application, Performance, and Safety | 8:45 - 10:15 am

8:45 am

Connecting Your Vehicle to the World
Christopher Kolbe, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, HED

9:15 am

Applying Wireless Technology to Electro-Hydraulics: Architecture, Approval, and Safety Considerations
Anthony M. Di Tommaso, Manager, Product Development, Cervis Inc.

T16 Valves: Modeling, Performance, Contamination | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

10:30 am

Control and Stability Analysis of Practical Load-Sense Systems
Abhijit Das, Advanced Systems Engineer, Danfoss

11:00 am

Methods to Adjust the Characteristic Curves of Electro-Hydraulic Proportional Valves in Mobile Applications
Mark Jankowski, Engineering Manager, Thomas Magnete USA, LLC

11:30 am

Empirical Method Produces Improved Consistency In Variable Discharge Coefficient Effects
Jack Johnson, Electrohydraulic Engineer, IDAS Engineering Inc

T17 Fluids: Environment, Performance (Including Hybrids) | 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

10:30 am

Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants in the Fluid Power Industry
Mark Miller, Executive Vice President, Terresolve Technologies/RSC Biosolutions

11:00 am

Improving Fuel Efficiency, Productivity and GHG Emissions of Off-Highway Equipment Through the Use of Energy Efficient Hydraulic Fluids
Thomas Schimmel, Business Segment Manager, Hydraulic Fluids, Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc.

Keynote Presentation

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Hydraulic Hybrid Excavator – Customers, Diversity Drives Innovation
Ken Gray, Global Product Manager, Large Hydraulic Excavators, Caterpillar Inc.

The fuel-saving Cat® 336E H Hybrid was launched in 2013 as the industry's first hydraulic hybrid excavator. With over 300 patents filed, the innovative hydraulic hybrid technology is a significant departure from the typical hybrid approach. To accomplish such a feat required an acute, intense focus on the customer and a diverse, global team empowered to drive an innovative solution. Learn the story behind the development of this game-changing product from Caterpillar.

T18 Test Stand Design and Sensors | 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

10:30 pm

Energy Efficient Impulse/Fatigue Testing
Timothy Kerrigan, Fluid Power Consulting Engineer, MSOE - Fluid Power Institute

11:00 am

Pressure Ripple Energy Harvester Enabling Autonomous Sensing
Ellen Skow, Research Graduate Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology

T19 Hydraulic Hybrids: Energy Recovery and Reuse | 2:15 - 3:15 pm

2:15 am

Control System Development for a Hydraulic Hybrid Lift Truck
Michael Olson, Lead Engineer - Controls and Modeling, Eaton Corporation

2:45 pm

Hydraulic Hybrid System for Swing Energy Recovery and Reuse
Jiao Zhang, Engineering Technical Steward, Caterpillar, Inc.

T20 Fluids: Filter Testing, Water Monitoring and Control | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

2:15 pm

Got Water?
Jawad Khan, Data Analyst, POLARIS Laboratories

2:45 pm

Laboratory and Field Investigations of Water-Adsorbing Oil Filters and Relative Humidity Sensors
Paul Michael, Research Chemist, Milwaukee School of Engineering

3:15 pm

Impact of the Use of Secondary Particle Counter Calibration Samples on Particle Count and Filter Test Results
Bryan Steffen, CV Test Engineer, Cummins Filtration Inc.

T21 Hydraulic Fan Drive Systems: Design and Performance | 2:15 - 3:45 pm

2:15 pm

Reversing Hydraulic Fan Drives
Stephen Frantz, Staff Engineer, Danfoss

2:45 pm

Dedicated Closed Circuit Hydrostatic Fan Drive Control
Josh Cronbaugh, Product Engineer, Danfoss and Mark Peterson, Staff Engineer, Danfoss

3:15 pm

Open Circuit Fan System Stability Analysis
Robert Harris, Systems and Application Engineer, Danfoss

T22 Test Stands and Procedures: Pneumatics, Noise | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

4:00 pm

Meeting ISO3744 – Determination of Airborne Noise Generated by Hydrostatic Unit
Jaromir Tvaruzek, NVH Senior Engineer, Danfoss and Darius Szymanski, Test Lab Engineer, Danfoss

4:30 pm

Development of a Portable Pneumatic Educational Tool for STEM Education
Farid Breidi, Student, Purdue University

T24 Innovative Applications of Hydro-statics for Small Machines | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

4:00 pm

Novel Use of a U-style Hydrostatic Transmission to Develop a Low-Power Dual-Mode Transmission
Wyatt Hall, Engineering Intern, Danfoss

4:30 pm

Low Power Source Hydrostatic Transmission
David Johnson, Student/Applications Engineer, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Friday, March 7

F25 Connectors, Manifolds, Cylinders | 8:45 - 9:45 am

8:45 am

New Process for Improved Seamless Forged Pipes for Hydraulic Cylinders
Pierre Sutter, Product Manager, Vallourec

9:15 am

Pressure Ratings and Design Guidelines for Continuous Cast Ductile Iron in Hydraulic Applications
Robert O’Rourke, Product Engineering Manager, Dura-Bar

F26 Pneumatics: Performance, Robotics, Orthotics, Breathing | 8:45 - 10:15 am

8:45 am

Heat and Efficiency Considerations in Fluid-Powered Co-Robotics Applications
Douglas Cook, Staff Researcher, Milwaukee School of Engineering

F27 Air in Fluids: Effect and Elimination | 8:45 - 10:15 am

8:45 am

Air Bubble Separation and Elimination from Working Fluids for Performance Improvement of Hydraulic Systems
Yutaka Tanaka Sayako Sakama, Professor, Hosei Univeristy

9:15 am

Investigation of the Impact of Oil Aeration on Outlet Flow Oscillations in External Gear Pumps
Andrea Vacca, Assistant Professor, Maha Fluid Power Research Center, Purdue University

F28 Charge Pump, Loop Flushing, Reservoirs | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

10:30 am

Mobile Equipment Reservoir Baffle Innovation
Robert Post, Contributing IFPS Member, on behalf of IFPS

11:00 am

Charge Pump and Loop Flush Sizinng for Closed Loop, One Pump, Multi-Motor Systems
Brent Sinclair, Systems and Application Engineer, Danfoss

F29 Modeling: Valves, Analysis, Performance | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

10:30 am

Modeling, Simulation and Analysis of Simple Load Sense System
Leroy Garciano, Systems and Application Engineer, Danfoss

11:00 am

Improving the Position Control Performance of a Proportional Spool Valve, Using 3D CFD Modeling
Emma Frosina, PhD Student, University of Naples Federico II

F30 Gear Pump: Gear Tooth Profile | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

10:30 am

Experimental Characterization of External Gear Machines with Asymmetric Teeth Profile
Ram Sudarsan Devendran, PhD Student, Maha Fluid Power Research Center, Purdue University