Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research areas

Piezoelectric aero-engine control systems: View our research carried out between Aero-Engine Controls and the University of Bath.


An integrating theme of the Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control (PTMC)'s research has been the development of mathematical modelling and numerical solution techniques for fluid systems. This work has extended over several decades, and resulted in the Bathfp software package and the commercial offshoot, AMESim.

The Centre's scope has grown beyond the original fluid power field, to include electro-magnetic and piezoelectric systems and other technologies motivated particularly by challenges in automotive and aerospace engineering.

The PTMC's major research fields are:

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