Maha Fluid Power Research Center


CCEFP Summit at Purdue in Honor of Monika Ivantysynova

Purdue University, June 4-6, 2019


Event description:

This CCEFP Summit will feature a special event co-organized with Purdue University in honor of Prof. Monika Ivantysynova. She was the founder of the Maha Fluid Power Research Center and a key figure in the CCEFP and in the international Fluid Power community.

The technical program of the conference will feature presentations from the CCEFP funded projects, as well as presentations from awardees of the NFPA Research Supplement. Moreover, there will be keynote lectures and also presentations from some other fluid power institutions outside CCEFP.

The social program of the event includes networking breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The gala dinner, on June 5, will be held at the former Monika Ivantysynova’s Maha Fluid Power Research Center, and it will celebrate her lifetime accomplishments. Donors of a Purdue fundraising initiative to honor the memory Monika Ivantysynova will be recognized during the dinners (see here for more details on the fundraising campaign)

The participants will have the chance to tour the Maha Fluid Power Research Center’s facilities before the dinner on June 5.

Please see the preliminary program of the event below (STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES!)


The registration is free for students and faculty from academic Fluid Power institutions.

The participation fee for industry participants is $400.

Companies interested in sponsoring the event, participating with a booth, and/or distributing promotional material should contact Prof. Andrea Vacca ( For general questions and inquiries: Patrick Stump

Participants should register to the conference at the link: Click here

Travel and suggested hotel information will be detailed in the conference webpage.

Organizations currently in attendance:
Caterpillar Inc, Cummins Inc, Bosch-Rexroth, FD-GROUPS America, Walvoil, Hydraforce, CNH Industrial, Parker Hannifin, Ford Motor Company, Georgia Tech, John Deere, Continental Hydraulics Inc, KYB Corp, TU Dreden, Poclain, Lubrizol Corp, RWTH Aachen University, Danfoss Power Solutions, Gamma Technologies, Magna, CNR IMAMOTER, Politecnico di Torino, HydraForce Inc, University of Minnesota, Steelhead Composites, Sun Hydraulics, University of Missouri, Purdue University, University of Naples, Tampere University of Technology, Argonne National Laboratiry, Tec-Hackett Inc, Afton Chemical Corporation, Dana, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Doosan Bobcat, Sonceboz, Linde Hydraulics Corp, National Fluid Power Association, Siemens PLM Software

CCEFP Summit at Purdue in Honor of Monika Ivantysynova

Purdue University, June 4-6, 2019

Tentative program

Tuesday, June 4

2 PM - Opening and Remarks
2:15 PM – 4:15 PM – Pumps and Motors
: Four quadrant multi pump-motor Download
: Numerical and experimental analyses of vane and piston pumps Download
: Modeling, improving, and scaling of lubricating interfaces in axial piston machines Download
: Unusual aspects to be considered in the simulation of positive displacement machines Download
: A model-based approach for the evaluation of noise emissions in external gear pumps Download
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM - Break
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – : A review on axial piston pump technologies Download
7 PM – 9 PM - Networking dinner – Purdue Memorial Union

Wednesday, June 5

7 AM – 8 AM – Breakfast
8 AM – 9 AM – : Energy efficiency and autonomy in off-road vehicles in future worksites Download
9 AM – 10 AM – Advancements in Fluid Power Systems
: Fully 3-D printed soft actuator characterization Download
: Simultaneous achievement of high control performance and energy efficiency of electro-hydraulic systems via parallel connection of pump and valve control units Download
: How mixing Hydraulics and New Sensors can win more challenges than expected
10 AM – 10:45 AM – : How Industry and University Collaboration Can Lead to a Robust and Reliable Product
: Prospective on Systems Engineering and Electrification in Fluid Power Download
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM - Break
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM - DOE projects
: Individual Electro-Hydraulic Drives for Off-Road Vehicles
: Efficient, Compact, and Smooth Variable Propulsion Motor Download
: Hybrid Hydraulic-Electric Architecture for Off-Road Mobile Machines
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM - Lunch
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM – : A 20 Years Research Journey in Fluid Power along with Deep Respect and Friendship with Monika
2:15 PM – 3:35 PM - Energy Conversion and Storage
: Liquid Piston Gas Compressor/Expander for Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) and CO2 Sequestration Download
: Enhancing energy capture in wind turbines using a hydrostatic transmission and dynamic pitching Download
: Modeling and Optimization of Trajectory-Based HCCI Combustion Download
: Seamless Electric to Hydraulic Conversion Download
3:35 PM – 3:50 PM – Break
3:50 PM – 4:30 PM - System Analysis
: HEV research on commercial vehicles Download
: Analysis of the Power Distribution in the Hydraulic Circuit of a Mid-Size Agricultural Tractor Download
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM - Transfer to Maha
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM - Maha Lab Tour
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM - CCEFP IAB meeting
6:30 PM – 9 PM – Gala Dinner - Maha Fluid Power Research Center
(Donors supporting Purdue Initiatives in memory of Monika Ivantysynova will be recognized)
See here for participating in the Purdue fundraising campaign

Thursday, June 6

7 AM – 8 AM – Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – : Hydrostatic Development Directions
8:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Advances in Fluid Power Components
: Polymer-Enhanced Fluid Effects on Mechanical Efficiency of Hydraulic Pumps Download
: Science of Pattern Coating onto Heterogeneous Surfaces Using a Hybrid Tool
: High Efficiency Hydraulic Pump-Motors Employing Partial Stroke Piston Pressurization Download
: Pushing the Performance Limits of the Lubricating Interfaces in Axial Piston Machines Download
: Mechano-Chemical Surface Modification with Cu2S: Inducing Superior Lubricity Download
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM – Break
11:00 AM – 11:30 PM – : Hydraulic Systems Digitalization Download
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – : Digital Displacement pump technology Download
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM - Lunch
Adjourn by 1:30 PM
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Optional Herrick Lab Tour

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