How you can work with our Centre for Power Transmission & Motion Control

We offer a range of consultancy services for industry, academia and research. Find out how you can take advantage of our expertise, facilities and software.

Tap into an excellent consultancy resource

We are one of the leading academic providers of professional, technology-based consultancy and support services.


Our main consultancy activities are short to medium term projects, running from one day to one year. All our services take place on site at the University of Bath.

Our Centre's academic and research staff have expertise in a range of research areas. We make sure that we match you with the best people to help you achieve what you need. We can also call upon expertise from other departments across the University should we need to.

Who we work with

We work with companies and organisations in a wide range of industrial sectors including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, marine, construction and government. We can help you with services such as:

  • fundamental research
  • product development
  • detailed technical analysis and measurement
  • simulation studies
  • design appraisal
  • training

Our areas of expertise

We serve a diverse range of industry clients in areas including:

  • machine system design, simulation and analysis
  • control system design and analysis
  • vehicle dynamics
  • structural dynamics
  • aircraft and automotive systems
  • wave power systems
  • hydraulic components and electric drives
  • general CFD and FE modelling
  • case studies

Our facilities

Our facilities and laboratories are capable of tackling experimental and computational projects and available for both research and consultancy. These include:

  • multi-axis shaker table (MAST) (up to 50Hz, 450kg max. payload)
  • hydraulic drives and test equipment
  • reconfigurable hydraulic test actuators
  • fluid-borne, structure-borne and air-borne noise test equipment
  • magnetic bearing test equipment
  • particle counters for hydraulic fluid contamination measurement
  • various shakers, modal analysis, frequency analysis equipment

Through us, you can also access the University's manufacturing facilities, ranging from conventional processes via plasma-cutting and cryogenic 5-axis CNC machining to laser sintering and an autoclave. We can offer other advanced services such as CT scanning and use of the University's microscopy and analysis suite.

Our software

We have commercial license agreements for industry-leading software. We also develop our own software, specifically FBN for measurement of fluid-borne noise and the Prasp Matlab/Simulink toolbox for modelling fluid-borne noise.

Industry case studies

Download our case studies Find out more about what we can offer through our project case studies.

Contact us

Get in touch to discuss your requirements and learn more about the ways we can work with you.

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