New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Energy Conversion and Conservation
Energy efficiency in products and processes is essential for the sustainable future of an advanced society. Because of the complexity of theoretical models of energy loss in a given system, energy efficiency goals have traditionally been achieved by studying the performance of an existing system and then modifying its design. As part of the design process, an experimental method is prescribed for understanding the nature of energy loss. Use of the experimental data in the design process can result in significant benefits for achieving the sustainability objectives of a product or process. Development of prototype within a class of product will require flexibility in the use of laboratory equipment. A modular form of laboratory is utilized to develop the prototype of a hydraulic system. These modules are made up of power, flow, load, conditioning, instrumentation and external functions of a system.. The modules can be combined to create the prototype of a hydraulic system and study its performance as necessary. The prototype performance data will be used in a design process to optimize the design and achieve its energy efficiency goals as a routine process. The laboratory has already been developed and the energy efficiency study of several prototypes is currently in progress.
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