August 2012 ABe-Notes
Bowl us over!
The Purdue ABE Staff and Student bowling team has a few pins missing. If you are looking for an opportunity to flex your muscles, we are looking for you. The primary requirements are willingness and commitment. The team bowls on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at Arrowhead Lanes in Lafayette. Please contact Stan Harlow if you are interested in joining the team.
Graduate Student Defenses for August
Elizabeth Trybula (MS) "Quantifying Ecohydrologic Impacts of Perennial Rhizomatours Grasses on Tile Discharge, a Plot Level Comparison of Continuous Corn, Upland Switchgrass, Mixed Prairie, and Miscanthus x Giganteus" August 13, 2012, 9:00 am ABE 301 (Frankenberger, Chaubey)
Maha Fluid Power Lab News for August
Andrew Schenk won the Backe Medal at the 7th FPNI PhD symposium in Reggio Emilia, Italy for his paper on "The Influence of Swashplate Elastohydrodynamic Deformation in the Slipper-Swashplate Interface". The Backe Medal is given for the best paper presented at each FPNI PhD symposium. Andrew is the fourth recipient of the Maha team since establishment of the FPNI PhD symposium in 2000, who received this prestigious award.
Marco Zecchi's paper and presentation on "An investigation of the impact of micro surface shaping on the cylinder block/valve plate inter-face performance through a novel thermo-elasto-hydrodynamic model" was selected for the distinguished paper recognition award at the 7th FPNI PhD symposium in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Maha welcomes new members Rene Chacon Portillo (Master Student), Lizhi Shang (Visiting Researcher), Damiano Padovani (PhD Student), and Taeho Kim (PhD Student) to the lab. Rene and Lizhi are going to work with the pump/motor modeling group. Damiano will start working on displacement controlled hydraulic systems, and Taeho will be investigating active vibration damping on hydraulic pumps/motors.
The SURF students who joined the Maha lab this summer have successfully completed their assigned projects
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