ERC for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is a network of researchers, educators, students and industry working together to transform the fluid power industry—how it is researched, applied, and taught. The CCEFP has four goals. The first goal is to dramatically improve the energy efficiency of fluid power in current applications; the second goal is to improve the efficiency of the transportation sector using fluid power by developing fuel-efficient hydraulic hybrid technologies suitable for small passenger vehicles; the third goal is to develop un-tethered, portable human-scale fluid power devices; and the fourth goal is to make fluid power more acceptable and ubiquitous. The CCEFP’s education and outreach program is designed to transfer this knowledge to diverse audiences—students of all ages, users of fluid power, and the general public.