Drivetrain Test Facility Design and Support
Ricardo is a world expert in specifying and operating drivetrain test rigs from kW to multi MW. As a result of this, Ricardo is being used by companies in the wind sector to advise on new wind turbine gearbox, drivetrain and nacelle test facilities. This support covers specifications, measurement systems, operating and test procedures, test planning and integration of testing with the development process. Ricardo is pioneering the application of magnetostrictive materials to wind turbine test rigs to enable fast dynamic loads to be simulated.