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Feb
18
2013
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Chicago Auto Show 2013

Some members from the Hybrid Team attended the Chicago Auto Show this past Saturday. Major automotive companies came to this big event to show off some of their vehicles that are on the market, soon to be on the market, and concept vehicles. There was also an opportunity to test drive and participate in simulations. Overall this was a great experience for the team members. Special thanks to Glenn for making this happen.

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Feb
11
2013
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Taking on New Responsibilities

This past Friday, Brian Lee was officially announced as the new Mechanical Leader. Brian has been working with the team for about two and half years, and has contributed to some of the larger scale mechanical projects in past years. His goals as the new mechanical leader are to keep projects organized with status updates, as well as to give new members the opportunity to learn from old members. Congratulations Brian and best of luck to you as the new Mechanical Leader!

Peter (Left) accepts the Mover n Shaker Award from the Team Leader, Jake Riederer

Also this past Friday, the team recognized a new team member for his hard work over winter break. Peter Conis received the Mover n Shaker Award for coming into the shop over winter break to help get the vehicle running fully electric before going to the Wisconsin Corn and Soy Expo.

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Feb
02
2013
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Wisconsin Corn & Soy Expo

The team headed up to Wisconsin Dells January 30th-February 1st,  for the Wisconsin Corn & Soy Expo at the Kalahari. The team was at the Expo to show off their current work in preparation for RCCI implementation into the vehicle. They had a chance to talk with people about their technology and how the biodiesel and wet ethanol were to be injected into the engine simultaneously.

 

 

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Jan
29
2013
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eMoove is a moooving!!

Yesterday the final mechanical and controls adjustments were made on eMoove, the motor was tested out first and then the eMoove was driven out of the shop on it’s own power to do a little drive test  around the engineering campus.

(Click on the links above to see the videos)

Thank you everyone for making this such a big success for the team.

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Jan
24
2013
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Winter Break Recap

Over winter break the vehicle for RCCI was taken over to MATC to receive another fuel door to accommodate dual fueling. While the vehicle was at MATC,  EMP fabricated two custom fuel tanks that allows our vehicle to hold two different fuels simultaneously. Once the vehicle returned to the shop, members worked on the vehicle and it is now an almost fully functional electric vehicle.

 

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Dec
04
2012
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Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Donates to RCCI project

Last week, Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board (WSMB)  donated $15,000  to help with the development of the  RCCI project. The vehicle will be shown off  next year from Jan. 30-Feb.1st for the WSMB’s annual conference at Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells.

 

 

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Nov
19
2012
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Badger Bash 2012-Senior Day

It was the last home game of the Badger Football Season, this game is always dedicated to all the Seniors that will be graduating from UW-Madison. For some member on the Hybrid Vehicle Team this will be their final year as UW undergraduate students. Before the final game of the season took place, there was the Badger Bash at Union South on Saturday, where a few Seniors from the vehicle team volunteered some of their time to help drive the Bucky Wagon around Union South to give a grand entrance for the UW Marching Band Assistant Directors and Bucky.

Pictured (left to right): Brian Lee-Senior graduating in Spring 2013, Team Leader: Jake Riederer, Assistant Team Leader: Rishi Shah-Senior graduating in Spring 2013, and UW Marching Band Directors. (Picture taken by Outreach Leader:Kay Bailey- Senior graduating in Spring 2013)

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Oct
03
2012
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Let the Dyno Testing Begin!!

This past weekend a few members from the mechanical and controls team worked on the dynamometer in preparation for RCCI. It’s official the Dyno is alive!! (Click on the link to see a short video)  The dynamometer is a device utilized to measure force, moment forces (torque) or power produced by the engine and motor. The next goal for the dyno is to get wiring all squared away and fix a few components mechanically. Let’s keep up the good work!

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Sep
06
2012
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Starting the Fall Off Right

The Hybrid Vehicle Team would like to welcome all students to campus. As Summer ends and Fall begins the Hybrid Team is gearing up for work in the automotive shop to get RCCI (Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition) operating in our hybrid vehicles. As members depart from the team and go on to start their careers, new members are eagerly coming to our team to learn and show off their own knowledge and skills

To learn more about the team come to our kickoff meeting this Friday, Sept 7th at 3:30pm in Mechanical Engineering (ME) 1106


Once again welcome and we hope everyone has a great semester.

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Aug
05
2012
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Multi-cylinder RCCI progress in UW-Madison Engine Research Center

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Engine Research Center has recently started converting it’s GM 1.9L diesel engine laboratory to operate with Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition.  The main points of focus during this conversion are adding pressure sensing glow plugs, installing an intake manifold which has been modified to include port fuel injectors, and building a low-reactivity (gasoline, E85, etc.) fuel system.  This is also an exciting time for the Hybrid team because if this setup is successful, it will be very similar to what is used in the vehicle.

MCE RCCI Engine Open

MCE RCCI Engine Open

RCCI Intake

RCCI Intake

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