The" Fluid Power Technology" research group's efforts are concentrated around three classes of core activities: development of new components, designing new and better systems, and development of advanced control strategies, including fault detection and diagnostics and fault-tolerant control. All activities are based on a truly mechatronic design approach and a strong combination of theoretical work, simulation, experimental testing and validation. The work thus benefits from the department's multi-disciplinary expertise area while combining the key areas of fluid technology, electrical and mechanical engineering, optimization and control theory.
Focus areas include
- Efficient and reliable digital fluid power components and systems
- Control strategies for digital fluid power components and systems
- Reliable fluid power components and systems
- Development of control strategies for wave energy converters
- Development of self-contained efficient autonomous drives