The University of Bath is home to a number of world-class facilities that can be hired or accessed on a consultancy basis - a cost-effective alternative to investment in expensive equipment.
Expert support will help make the most of your booking. Training can also be provided to run the equipment yourself - depending on the type of work and equipment involved.
We also have a wide range of smaller equipment. This is primarily aimed at specialist academic users, but we welcome queries from other organisations.
This test facility enables performance evaluation studies to be undertaken on a wide range of transmissions, including manual, automatic, auto-shift manual, and continuously/infinitely variable transmissions (CVTs/IVTs).
The Bath Composites Research Unit (CRU) investigates the mechanical behaviour of composite materials and lightweight structures and exploits this understanding for use in design and manufacture.
Researchers within the PVRC are experienced in the development of engine/powertrain models within the MATLAB/Simulink™ modelling environment and have access to a range of toolboxes.
A flexible AC dynamometer facility for engine testing over realistic cycles. State-of-the-art control and data acquisition systems allow integrated control over engine, rig, and fuel injection system.
High Performance Computing clusters allows scientific researchers and engineers to solve large, advanced, complex computational problems which are too big for a single machine to compute.
The Materials Research Centre has excellent modern equipment for measurements of structural chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of materials and for preparation and processing of a wide range of materials.
The Nanofabrication facility comprises a range of equipment for the fabrication of solid-state devices within a suite of cleanrooms of ISO Class 6. Photo- and nano- lithography is combined with etching and deposition to create devices such as Hall sensors or Light Emitting Diodes.