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Centre for Power Transmission & Motion Control

We lead research in fluid power, actuation, and the dynamics and control of electro-mechanical systems. We also run CPD courses and offer consultancy services.

Dr Nigel Johnston receives IMechE Bramah Medal

We are delighted that our own Dr Nigel Johnston has been awarded the 2021 IMechE Bramah Medal.

FPMC: Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control

Every year, we co-run an international conference with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Running since 1988, this leading symposium explores the field of fluid power and motion control of mechatronic systems.

Research Impact

Our aim is to create real change with our research across disciplines and we are happy to showcase the following projects.

Our research

Our research develops mathematical modelling and numerical solution techniques for fluid systems. We cover fluid power, electromagnetic and piezoelectric systems and other technologies. We address automotive and aerospace engineering research challenges.

Services for industry

We work with industry on knowledge exchange, consultancy projects and through running courses for industrial engineers. We cover areas of systems modelling and design including control engineering, with access to our experimental facilities and software.

Our people

Our team educates undergraduate and postgraduate students, conducts research, runs CPD courses and offers consultancy services to industry.

PhD and MPhil research

We offer a range of PhD research opportunities in fluid power, motion control, machine dynamics and mechatronic systems. Our projects often link with industry and other research centres.

About us

The Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control (PTMC) was founded as the Fluid Power Centre in 1968. Our scope has grown beyond the original fluid power field to include electro-magnetic and piezoelectric systems and other technologies related to automotive and aerospace engineering. We have a world-leading reputation as a centre of excellence in fluid power, actuation, and the dynamics and control of electro-mechanical systems.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our services or a possible cooperation, please do not hesitate to contact us at the details below.