Department of Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace actuation and systems

low cost flight control servovalveMuch of our research is motivated by applications in the aerospace industry. Expertise includes:

  • Aerospace system modelling
  • Fuel system valve and pump characterisation and system modelling
  • Fuel pump motor-drive systems for More Electric Aircraft
  • Piezoelectric aeroengine fuel valve actuation
  • Condition monitoring of aeroengine fuel pumps using pressure ripple measurements
  • Hybrid passive/active helicopter vibration isolation
  • Piezoelectric flight control servovalves
  • Analysing exergy flow in aircraft


See Control and actuation and Fluid power and fluid systems for individual project descriptions.