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PTMC Research Showcase (Oct 2011)

27 October, 2011

On 15 September the Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control (PTMC) at the University of Bath held a 1-day showcase to present some of the research ongoing in the Centre. There were 11 talks by current researchers covering projects in the fields of hydraulics, aerospace and control. There was also an opportunity to see how the relocation and refurbishment of the Centre’s machine systems laboratory is progressing. Twenty seven industrial delegates attended, including representatives of existing collaborating companies, and others interested to find out more about the sort of research the Centre does. Companies included: Aero Engine Controls, Servotest, Shell, Thales Training & Simulation, EADS, Spirax- Sarco, Airbus UK, Horstman Defence Systems, Schlumberger, Instron, Rotork Controls, EADS, Webtec, Delstar Engineering, Ricardo, and Parker.

Hydraulics

Efficient hydraulic control using switching valves

(Sylwester Kudzma)

Active control of fluid borne noise

(Min Pan)

Optimising the power take-off for wave energy converter

A piezoelectric servovalve (Dhinesh Sangiah)

(Chris Cargo)

Aerospace

Aerospace mechatronic systems modelling

(Rebecca Margetts)

Analysing exergy flow in aircraft

(Fred Berg)

An electro-hydrostatic actuator for helicopter vibration isolation

(Jean-Paul Henderson)

Control

Robust electrohydraulic force control

(Chris Lamming)

Control studies for a hydraulic running robot

(Jawaad Bhatti)

Magnetic bearing control

(Peichao Li)

Active control for a narrow track tilting car

(James Robertson)

 





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