The WIEFP2018 – 4th Workshop on Innovative Engineering for Fluid Power is a Swedish-Brazilian initiative started in 2012 focused to promote collaboration in the development of technologies, education, innovation management, and methods and tools for hydraulic and pneumatic system development and design. The first two editions occurred in São Paulo, at the Brazilian Association of Machinery and Equipment (ABIMAQ) headquarters. The 3rd edition, WIEFP2016 occurred in Florianópolis together with the FPNI2016, at the Campus of the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). This year the WIEFP2018 was held again in São Paulo at the Brazilian Association of Machinery and Equipment (ABIMAQ) headquarters.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together industry and academia, interested in this evolving multidisciplinary field of fluid power, driver, actuation, and control systems present in almost all industrial and commercial sectors. The fluid power technology is strongly coupled to other systems such as engines, mechanical structures and control systems. It is also an area of focus for energy efficiency, with new system concepts and other technologies making their entry into that market.
The WIEFP has been an opportunity to discuss with distinguished researchers, professors, managers and engineers working on fluid power components and systems as well as with experts from motivating application fields. In the 2018 edition, besides the presentations from invited speakers from industry and academia, the workshop had selected presentations from industry engineers and master’s and doctoral students.
The WIEFP2018 is organized by Federal University Santa Catarina (UFSC), Linköping University (LiU), Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Swedish-Brazilian Research and Innovation Centre (CISB), and Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and Industrial Automation Equipment Sectorial Chamber (CSHPA/ABIMAQ).