Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power & Motion Control (FPMC 2013)
October 6-9, 2013 in Sarasota, Florida, USA
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 University of Bath Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control (PTMC) and ASME Fluid Power Systems Technology Division (FPST) invite papers in the following topics:
- Modeling and design of fluid power components
- Control design methodologies and techniques for fluid power systems and applications
- Novel fluid power configurations, including efficiency and power saving circuits/architectures
- New approaches to system modeling and system design
- Fault analysis and diagnosis
- Noise and vibration
- Fluid power in renewable energy
- Fluid power in teleoperation and haptics
- Fluid power in self-powered, mobile and industrial robots
- Environmental aspects of fluid power
- Fluid power drives and transmissions
- Smart fluids and materials
- Water hydraulics
- Digital and switched fluid power system
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Review 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 Universität Dresden. The Robert E. Koski Medal is one of the world's most prestigious fluid power awards.
Michael Sprengel, Purdue University, presents his paper
Professor Siegfried Helduser receives the Robert E. Koski Medal
from Dr Roger Fales
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.
Presentation of prestigious ASME Koski Medal at FPMC2011 to Prof Richard Burton (left), University of Saskatchewan, for his extensive contributions to fluid power research and education.