We are addressing the challenges faced by modern fluid power systems by developing novel technologies, including:
- digital hydraulic control using high speed switching valves
- electrohydrostatic actuators
- additive manufacturing to create compact and efficient high performance integrated systems
- multi-chamber hydraulic actuators
- model-based electro-hydraulic load sensing
- Reducing noise is a major challenge with efficient hydraulic systems so we are using our expertise in fluid-borne noise modelling and analysis to help develop active noise cancellation techniques.
Our expertise in modelling and simulation of fluid power is applied to a range of fluid systems, such as aircraft fuel systems, diving life support systems, and the human respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
Download our current and recently completed research projects in fluid power and fluid systems.
|Name||Year of award||Thesis title|
|Yuanzhi Xu||2014||Analysis of Fluid-structure Interaction in Hydraulic Piping Systems (submitted at Beihang University)|
|Can Du||2014||Variable supply pressure electrohydraulic system for efficient multi-axis motion control|
|Chris Cargo||2012||Design and control of hydraulic power take-offs for wave energy converters|
|Min Pan||2012||Active control of pressure pulsation in a switched inertance hydraulic system|
|Dhinesh Sangiah||2011||Fluid metering using active materials|
|Arthur Bullock||2010||Fundamental concepts associated with hydraulic seals for high bandwidth actuation|
|Grzegorz Skawinski||2010||Fuel pump motor-drive systems for more electric aircraft|
|Andrew Roberts||2010||Modelling and experimental investigation into the performance of a ball valve from an aircraft fuel system|
|Mengeng Yang||2009||Modelling and analysis of pressure pulsations in hydraulic components and systems with particular reference to pump fault diagnosis|
|Lewis Boyd||2008||Active valve and pump technology: Modelling and control of variable-speed trim transfer pumps in aircraft fuel systems|
|Lin Michael Wang||2008||Active control of fluid-borne noise|
|Jerry Lin||2008||Modelling the human respiratory and cardiovascular systems|