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FPMC organisers
Nigel Johnston,
University of Bath, UK

Bath/ASME symposium on fluid power and motion control

FPMC 2016

September 7-9, 2016 at the University of Bath, UK

Thank you all for a successful FPMC 2016. We hope to see you at FPMC 2017 in Sarasota, Florida, October 16-19, 2017.
Here is the ASME homepage for FPMC 2017.
The FPMC symposium will return to Bath 12th-14th September 2018, on which occasion we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of our Centre.

 

Programme for FPMC 2016
 
Access to Online Papers [ASME] from FPMC 2016

 

This international Symposium provides a forum for leading-edge activities in the field of fluid power and motion control. The Symposium should be of great interest and value to all practitioners and researchers in the fluid power, power transmission and motion control community.

The ASME Fluid Power Systems Technology Division (FPST) and University of Bath Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control (PTMC) have invited papers in the following topics:

  • Drives, transmissions and actuators
  • Components and systems
  • Efficient and intelligent systems
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Control
  • Smart fluids and materials
  • Fault analysis and diagnosis
  • Noise and vibration
  • System design
  • Digital and switched fluid power systems

 
 

 

Review of FPMC 2016

September 7-9, 2016 at the University of Bath, United Kingdom

Professor Stelson

FPMC is the leading international annual conference for activities in the field of fluid power and motion control. This is the 25th time it has been held at the University of Bath (it has been held in the USA four times). Since 2008 it has been organised in partnership with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). This year we had 50 papers and 79 delegates from 16 countries – our biggest event so far at Bath. As part of the conference, the prestigious ASME Koski medal was presented to Professor Kim Stelson of the University of Minnesota. Professor Stelson presented the Koski lecture entitled ‘Is there a future for fluid power?’. In addition, the 2014 Joseph Bramah Medal was awarded to Professor Win Rampen of Edinburgh University and Artemis Intelligent Power, in recognition of his contributions to fluid power. Last but not least, Professor Kevin Edge was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering as part of the University of Bath’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.

The image shows Professor Kim Stelson (right) receiving the 2016 Robert E. Koski Medal..

 

Review of FPMC 2015

October 14-16, 2015 in Chicago, USA

Koski Medal ceremony

FPMC 2015 was organised by Eric J. Barth (Vanderbilt University, USA) and Kim Stelson (University of Minnesota, USA) and once again united fluid power professionals from all over the world, connecting academia and industry. It was a truly international conference, with delegates from Canada, China, Finland, Italy, Japan, Sweden and many other places, and there were 68 high quality peer-reviewed papers. The Symposium included the Koski Lecture, titled ‘Quo Vadis Fluid Power?’, presented by the 2015 ASME Koski medal recipient Professor Monika Ivantysynova (Purdue University, USA).

The image shows Professor Monika Ivantysynova with the Koski Medal, together with Beverly and Chris Koski and previous recipients of the Koski Medal: Hubertus Murrenhoff, Jan-Ove Palmberg, Wayne Book and Richard Burton.

Professor Murrenhoff

Review of FPMC 2014

September 10-12, 2014 at the University of Bath, United Kingdom

This is the leading international annual conference for activities in the field of fluid power and motion control. Held annually since 1988, this is the 7th time it has been organised in partnership with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). This year we have had 70 delegates from 14 countries. As part of the conference, the prestigious ASME Koski medal has been presented to Professor Hubertus Murrenhoff, RWTH-Aachen (Germany). Professor Murrenhoff's keynote lecture was entitled ‘Methods for the development of Piston Units’.

The image shows Professor Hubertus Murrenhoff (right) receiving the 2014 Robert E. Koski Medal

Professor Wayne Book

Review of FPMC 2013

October 6-9, 2013 at Sarasota, Florida

FPMC 2013 was held on October 6-9, 2013 in Sarasota, Florida. This was the 26th FPMC conference; 23 have been held in Bath and this was the third held in the USA since Bath and ASME began hosting on alternate years. It was a truly international conference, with delegates from China, Japan, Finland, Russia, Lebanon, Brazil and many other places. The Symposium included the Koski Lecture, presented by the 2013 ASME Koski medal awardee Professor Wayne Book, Georgia Institute of Technology (shown in the photo). It also included a visit to Sun Hydraulics, a leading manufacturer of hydraulic valves based in Sarasota.
Despite the unfortunate distractions of the Florida sunshine and the beach just outside, the conference presentations were well attended!

The image shows Professor Wayne Book receiving the Robert E. Koski Medal from Dr Roger Fales

Professor Siegfried Helduser receives the Robert E. Koski Medal from Dr Roger Fales

Review of FPMC 2012

12-14 September 2012, Bath, UK

FPMC 2012 took place on 12-14 September 2012 in Bath. It was the 24th in the series of Symposia held at the University of Bath, and was co-organised by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The Symposium was truly international, with authors from 12 countries. 41 fully refereed papers were presented, reflecting the latest advances in hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power and focusing on topics such as energy efficiency, advanced control, and modern applications such as renewable energy generation. A Keynote speech was presented by Professor Jan-Ove Palmberg, entitled "Fluid Power under Pressure".

The event included a gala dinner at the Bath Spa Hotel, Bath, during which the Robert E. Koski Medal was presented to Professor Siegfried Helduser of the Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden. The Robert E. Koski Medal is one of the world's most prestigious fluid power awards.

The image shows Professor Siegfried Helduser receiving the Robert E. Koski Medal
from Dr Roger Fales.

Presentation of prestigious ASME Koski Medal at FPMC2011 to Prof Richard Burton

Review of FPMC 2011

31 October - 2 November 2011, Washington DC

The Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power & Motion Control (FPMC 2011) was held between 31 October and 02 November 2011 in Washington DC. This was the 24th in the series of annual International Symposia organised by University of Bath which has become well-known and respected worldwide. It was the second to be run in the USA in conjunction with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Thirty papers were presented by academics from the USA, UK, Germany, China, Canada, Brazil and Norway, as well as industrial contributions from Bosch-Rexroth, Moog and Caterpillar.

Research being discussed at the Symposium included advances in digital fluid power and techniques for added energy efficiency, as well as new applications in power transmission for renewable energy converters.

We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration with ASME.

The image shows Prof Richard Burton receiving the prestigious ASME Koski medal at FPMC 2011.