Simulation, design and analysis
Ricardo engineers have developed leading-edge simulation and analysis methods to create bespoke solutions that reduce product development time and cost, from rapid cloud-based architecture screening through to virtual calibration and validation approaches.
Fully holistic approach to simulation and analysis
Our engineers work closely with clients to create bespoke solutions ranging from concept studies, upgrades, clean sheet designs and demonstrator programmes through to fully developed and validated products. We provide a fully holistic approach to simulation and analysis, developing cost-optimising systems to transmissions for premium performance applications.
Our specialist capabilities, in simulation and analysis, supports clients, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier 1 suppliers, to explore new opportunities and designs.
We work across a variety of sectors and industries to enhance and implement future sustainable mobility solutions.
Our clients are among some of the most innovative businesses and research organisations globally, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier 1 suppliers.
Our simulation and analysis experts work across multiple sectors and industries, including automotive, aerospace, and maritime, to support our clients to understand better their design and development requirements, and match simulation and analysis needs throughout the project life cycle.
Ricardo engineers are experts in propulsion system simulation and analysis across the automotive and industrial sectors.
We develop industry leading approaches, such as Cloud-based architecture screening, battery thermal management, integrated control, and simulation solutions for clients, to optimise performance and improve efficiency.
Our bespoke SELECT-R synthesis process for planetary automatic transmissions was created to provide clients with a rapid, robust, and efficient synthesis process for identifying the optimum conventional or electrified planetary automatic transmission architecture for a chosen application.
Automatic transmission powertrains require highly integrated electrification to reduce vehicle CO2 emissions while maintaining key application attributes and minimising additional bill of materials cost.
The SELECT-R process supports the selection of automatic transmissions architecture for client requirements, including for passenger cars, off-highway, military, and other applications.
Our approach to simulation and analysis
Our experts work closely with clients to create bespoke solutions ranging from concept studies, upgrades, clean sheet designs and demonstrator programs through to fully developed and validated production products.
Comprehensive engineering capabilities
Ricardo has comprehensive engineering capabilities across all drivetrain applications. We design conventional transmissions and provide solutions for EV and hybrid applications.
Ricardo’s SELECT-R software is a rapid, robust, and efficient synthesis process to identifying the optimum conventional or electrified planetary automotive transmission architecture for a chosen application, including passenger car, off highway and military.
Computer aided engineering
Our experts use computer aided engineering to optimise designs, investigate and resolve problems, and minimise time and cost to market. An advanced geartrain modelling and analysis software package, ‘SABR’, provides the foundation of concept and definitive design.
Fast, flexible and secure
We provide fast, flexible, and responsive design services, with projects tailored to individual client requirements, including training and technology transfer as desired. Our secure systems ensure complete confidentiality.
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