The College of Engineering -- University of Wisconsin-MadisonAnnual Report 1998
ENGINEERINGSOLUTIONS
TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Dean's Message

College Departments
Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Professional Development
Industrial Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs
Biomedical Engineering Program
Geological Engineering Program
Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program
Master of Engineering (Polymer Engineering & Science)
Materials Science Program
Oceanography and Limnology Graduate Program
Water Chemistry Program

1998-99 Industrial Liaison Council

College Consortia *

College Centers *

College Services *

Private Support

1997-98 Financial Summary

Faculty and Department Directory *
Chemical Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Professional Development
Industrial Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Annual Report Credits

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Background image: Artist's conception of the Engineering Centers Building by Vladislav Yeliseyev. (56K JPG)

FutureCar team

Engineering a national victory

The college's Team Paradigm tied for first place overall in this year's FutureCar Challenge, a year-long, 13-team competition sponsored by the Department of Energy and the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), which represents Chrysler, Ford and GM.

The goal is to accomplish what many people not long ago believed to be impossible -- doubling the over-the-road fuel efficiency of a mid-size American car without sacrificing safety, comfort and performance. Team Paradigm's modified Ford Taurus uses a hybridized drive train, featuring a prototype 1.8 liter Ford European diesel engine. Thanks to Milwaukee Tool's donation of 65 "fat pack" battery packs, the engineers also assembled and incorporated a 1.8 kwh, 240-volt battery pack weighing only 110 pounds.

In addition to sharing first place in the overall standings, the UW-Madison team tied for best over-the-road fuel efficiency, and was recognized for demonstrating the fewest vehicle driving losses, the best use of advanced materials and the best teamwork. The team also received the first-ever "Innovations in Aluminum Award" from The Aluminum Association, one of the competition's sponsors. Weighing in at 2,976 pounds, "AluminumCow" was the lightest entry ever in FutureCar competition. (67K JPG)



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