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The Fluid Power Systems & Technology Division (FPST) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and University of Bath Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control (PTMC) invite you to this international symposium on fluid power and motion control. The Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control has been an annual event since 1988, and in the past decade, it has been being held in alternate years at Bath, UK and in the USA.

The Symposium, with wide international participation, will be of great interest and value to all practitioners and researchers in the fluid power, power transmission and motion control community. The Symposium will include technical presentations and a keynote speech given by the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Robert E. Koski Medal.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all ASME conferences in 2021, including the 2021 FPMC, will be held virtually. Despite this, we will ensure vibrant and robust interactions and discussion during the Symposium.

Papers Are Invited In:

  • Fluid power components, architectures and systems
  • Control methodologies for fluid power systems and applications
  • Novel energy efficient components and systems
  • Digital and switched fluid power systems
  • Fluid power drives and transmissions
  • Safety, reliability, fault analysis and diagnosis
  • Noise and vibration
  • Fluid power in renewable energy, robotics and other applications
  • Human scale, human interactive, and mobile self-powered fluid power
  • Environmental aspects of fluid power
  • Hydraulic fluids, materials, rheology and tribology
  • Water hydraulics
  • Other related topics

Important Dates:

Submission of Abstract
March 1, 2021

Abstract Acceptance Notification
March 8, 2021

Submission of Full-length Paper for Review
April 19, 2021

Paper Acceptance Notification
June 14, 2021

Submission of Final Paper
July 19, 2021