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  • Posted: 1 year 5 months ago

    Friends of EcoCAR 2:

    A busy week in Yuma for the EcoCAR Teams...

    Day 4, from Sarah Jadwin, Communications Manager
     

    The team has been working non-stop trying to finish little projects and get all of the controls systems working. We had a hurdle yesterday, but with teamwork and collaboration between all three teams (engineering, business and outreach), we were able to overcome it! The team is off to a hot start today - we just passed Safety Tech, which is the first...

  • Posted: 1 year 5 months ago

    Improving on the vehicle that debuted at last year's international competition, the Formula Buckeyes SAE team improved its overall rankings from 46th place to 18th place. Competitors included 127 other domestic and international colleges and universities vying to finish first in both static and dynamic events. The Ohio State team, which works out of the engineering Student Projects building at Ohio State Center for Automotive Research, spent the last eight months refining the vehicle in...

  • Posted: 1 year 5 months ago

    Xiaoyu Huang has been awarded a 2013-2014 Presidential Fellowship from the Graduate School. Huang joined Ohio State in 2009 as a University Fellow when he began working on his PhD in mechanical engineering.

    Huang works at the Center for Automotive Research and is a member of the Vehicle Systems and Control Laboratory. His research is focused on "real-time parameter estimation and control system designs for lightweight vehicles (LWVs)". Compared to standard size vehicles, LWVs are...

  • Posted: 1 year 5 months ago

    Friends of the OSU EcoCAR 2 Team:

    Today is the first day of the Year 2 competition for EcoCAR 2: The Next Challenge. On Sunday 14 students arrived in Yuma, AZ--the location of GM’s desert proving grounds. They will spend a week undergoing an aggressive battery of tests to evaluate the vehicle’s environmental impact and performance in the brutal heat of the desert Southwest. Before they even started, the Ohio State team already is in great position: overall first place with 20% of the...

  • Posted: 1 year 5 months ago

    Last week the OSU EcoCAR 2 team was a featured guest on WOSU radio's All Sides with Ann Fisher. Representing the Ohio State team were Shawn Midlam-Mohler, faculty advisor, and Katherine Bovee, PhD student in mechanical engineering and co-team leader of the OSU EcoCAR 2 team.

    The radio program was live on April 30, 2013 from 11:20–11:40am on WOSU. The team spoke to Ann about the upcoming competition, the OSU vehicle, and what the team is currently working on. Listen and watch here:...

  • Posted: 1 year 5 months ago

    Friday, May 3, 2013--Over 90 industry and government executives attended the Ohio State Center for Automotive Research's semi-annual External Advisory Board meeting. During the morning session, College of Engineering Dean David B. Williams welcomed guests. This was followed by President Gee's presentation of the prestigious Dwight A. Blaser Meritorious Service Award. This year's recipient was Dave Tatman of General Motors Company, who was recognized as a champion for his continuous support...

  • Posted: 1 year 5 months ago

    Undergraduate and graduate students leaving OSU CAR are ready to become industry leaders. Check out the below profiles to find out how they will be using their degrees and experience.

     

    Name: Luke DeBruin
    Degree and major: BS Honors, Mechanical Engineering
    Faculty Advisor: Marcello Canova
    Selected OSU CAR activities:

    Motorsports Capstone Project (EcoCAR B:  Actuation System and Test Stand for a Student-Designed Automated Manual) 1st Place Denman Undergraduate...
  • Posted: 1 year 5 months ago

    In its second year as a capstone design option for fulfilling the College of Engineering's senior capstone design project requirement, the Motorsports Capstone Design program saw the participation of five teams--a total of 15 students. Industry judges selected the division winner as mechanical engineering team “Automated Manual Transmission Actuation Capstone."

    Design-Build-Test
    Students in the program complete a full academic year project beginning from traditional classroom...

  • Posted: 1 year 6 months ago

    Join us tomorrow from 2-4pm for our Motorsports/Student Projects Open House! Hear from team leaders, find out about upcoming competitions, and let us thank you for your support! Come to the back building at 930 Kinnear Road; visitor parking is behind chain link fence.

     

     

     

     

  • Posted: 1 year 6 months ago

    The primary objective of the Automotive Systems Engineering Specialization (ASES) program is to provide interdisciplinary graduate education and training in the engineering discipline of primary interest to the student, while focusing on the application area of automotive systems. Read an overview here.

    Download qualifying guidelines here (these are pending university approval).

  • Posted: 1 year 6 months ago

    Have you ever wondered 'what's next in automotive engineering?' Answering that very question is OSU CAR's Dr. Giorgio Rizzoni. In ASME's online magazine article, 3 Emerging Trends in Automotive Engineering, Rizzoni provides an in-depth description of current hot topics.

    Much of the work being done at OSU CAR--accessory load reduction through the intelligent energy management of other vehicle components, vehicle electrification, hybridization, and improved battery management systems,...

  • Posted: 1 year 6 months ago

    Dr. Michael Bargende, Professor at Universität Stuttgart and board member of Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS), presented Natural Gas as a Fuel–The European Perspective, on Monday, April 15, 2013 at OSU CAR.

    This lecture, which detailed current issues in the use of natural gas as a fuel for transportation, was the same he gave at the SAE Natural Gas Symposium in Greenville, South Carolina last month. Read more about this and other...

  • Posted: 1 year 6 months ago

    April 11, 2013--Senator Troy Balderson met with administrators and researchers from The Ohio State University to learn more about natural gas trends and related initiatives at the university. During the vist he toured the Ohio State Center for Automotive Research (OSU CAR) facilities and spoke to student leaders, who took a break from 'garage' work to talk about their projects.

    In attendance were Kate Bartter, Ohio State Office of Energy and Environment; Jeff Daniels, Subsurface...

  • Posted: 1 year 6 months ago

    Mechanical and electrical engineering students by day and record-breaking vehicle masterminds by night, the Venturi Buckeye Bullet students consistently push the limits. Read ASME's online article Bullet Over Bonneville to learn about the team's next quest.

     

     

     

     

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    Natural Gas as a Fuel – The European Perspective
    Dr. Michael Bargende Professor, Universität Stuttgart, Board Member, FKFS
    WHEN: Monday, April 15th, 2013, 9:00 – 10:00 am
    WHERE: Room 198, Center for Automotive Research

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Posted: 1 year 6 months ago

    The results of the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum are in, and Luke DeBruin, mechanical engineering student researcher from OSU CAR, has achieved a first place rating in the engineering category! DeBruin's project, Energy & Feasibility Analysis of Gasoline Engine Start/Stop Technology, was judged 'one of the best' in all categories: poster presentation, oral presentation, and research achievement.

    The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, created in 1996 by the...

  • Posted: 1 year 6 months ago

    Postdoctoral Researcher position in the area of Dynamic Systems and Control available at the Ohio State Center for Automotive Research. Applicants should have strong background in system and control theory, with knowledge of optimal control, hybrid systems modeling and control, and exposure to applications of control in energy systems. In particular, this position focuses on dynamic energy management for residential and automotive applications. PhD in mechanical engineering, electrical...

  • Posted: 1 year 7 months ago

    A total of six undergraduate students from OSU CAR are presenting at the 2013 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, March 28. The students have spent the last several months working on projects with faculty from OSU CAR--projects range from battery aging to transmissions.

    Mechanical engineering student Cassandra Carr has researched heat generation in aged and non-aged batteries for use in vehicle applications. Her work involves characterizing lithium ion battery cells at various charge...

  • Posted: 1 year 7 months ago

    The OSU EcoCAR 2 team is wrapping up an intense week of work. The team and OSU CAR were site hosts for the EcoCAR 2 Spring Safety Inspection. The EcoCAR 2 competition, which involves 15 colleges and universities from throughout North America, held the inspection in preparation for the Year 2 Spring Competition in May.

    This year for the first time, schools shipped their vehicles to one of three host sites with technical administrators visiting these sites to inspect the...

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