Maha Fluid Power Research Center
Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power
Global Fluid Power Society

2023 Maha Fluid Power Conference

Purdue University, May 9th - 10th


Event description

The 2023 Maha Conference is scheduled for May 9 (Tue) and May 10 (Wed) at Purdue University. It is designed as "members only" event, meaning participation is open only to Purdue faculty and students, industry members of the Maha Fluid Power Research Center, and some prospective members.

The event will feature around 20 technical presentations from Maha and other affiliated labs. Networking events (coffee breaks, lunches and a conference dinner) are included with the conference registration. Tours of the Maha Fluid Power Research Center facilities and the Mechanical Engineering Tribology Laboratory will also be available for all participants.

Executive members of the Research Center are entitled to 3 free participant registrations, while Basic Members are provided with 1. Additional participants will require a $400 registration fee. The free registrations are determined by each industry representative (see list of the Maha Industry Board Members under "Maha Membership"). A registration webpage will be open soon.

We hope to meet you in May at Purdue to keep up to date with the latest research progress in fluid power!

The tentative schedule for the conference is given below.

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, May 9

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Welcoming Remarks and Introduction
Andrea Vacca: Maha 2023 Conference
8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Technical Presentations - Electrification I
Shanmukh Sarode: Design Considerations for Integrated Axial Piston Type ePumps
Parth Tawarawala: Survey of ePump Architectures Based on Commercial Units
Federico Zappaterra: Purdue Generated ePump Designs
Scott Sudhoff: Next Generation Homopolar AC Machines: A New Class of Rotating Electric Machinery
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM - 12:00 AM
Purdue Faculty Presentations
Farshid Sadeghi: Purdue Mechanical Engineering Tribology Laboratory (METL)
John Evans: Overview of Research Activities - Evans' Group
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Invited Presentation
1:45 PM - 3:05 PM
Technical Presentations - Pumps and Motors
Nathan Hess: Simulation of Radial Piston Motors
Ajinkya Pawar: Simulation of External Gear Machines
Dinghao Pan: Simulation of Internal Gear Machines
3:05 PM - 3:25 PM Coffee Break
3:25 PM - 4:25 PM
Technical Presentations - MISC
Israa Azzam: Fluid Power in the Era of Digital Reality: Exploring Innovations and Applications
Jose Alejandro Solorio: Machine Learning Modeling for Failure Prediction and Diagnosis in Hydraulic Systems
Dennis Buckmaster: The Open Ag Technologies and Systems Center (OATS)
4:25 PM - 5:05 PM
Technical Presentations - Hydraulic Control Systems
Jake Lengacher: Multi-Pressure Rail System for Agricultural Tractors
Zihao Xu: Control of Multi-Pressure Rail Systems for Linear Actuators

Wednesday, May 10

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:40 AM
Technical Presentations - Pump and Motors
Zubin Mistry: Simulation of Vane Pumps
Antonio Masia / Dazhuag He: Digital Image Correlation Method for Pump Vibro-Acoustic Analysis
8:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Technical Presentations - Hydraulic Control Systems
Elena Menegatti: Energy Consumption Analysis of Excavator Systems
Hassan Assaf: Control of Linear Functions with Electric Prime Movers
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Travel to Maha Lab / Coffee Break
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Maha Lab Tour - Fluid Power Lab Visit
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM METL Lab Tour - Tribology Lab Visit
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Recruiting Event

Maha Fluid Power Research Center
1500 Kepner Drive, Lafayette, IN 47905 USA
Phone: +1 (765) 496-6242