Design & analysis

Design & analysis

We have a global community of specialist engineers providing designs for full engines or individual components. The projects we support range from performance upgrades through to multi-phase design programs for new high-volume-production engine families.

Ricardo’s world-class engine design and analysis capability has been used in the development of a significant number of engines of all types and sizes that are currently in production and commercially successful in their respective markets. 

A world-leader in engine design & analysis:

  • Feasibility studies including market and competitor analysis and benchmarking
  • Class-leading fuel economy, cost, friction, weight designed into the base engine from the earliest stages
  • Engines designed to be integral to advanced and hybridised powertrains and vehicles
  • Concept studies to assess technical and commercial cost attributes of alternative solutions
  • Definitive design including extensive CAE optimisation using both industry standard codes and our own advanced software products which can also be licensed by customers
  • Designs developed for production using design for manufacture and assembly techniques, including detailed cost analysis and full design optimisation of components and sub-systems
  • Cost reduction studies to optimise the commercial return of existing product ranges
  • Assessment and development of novel engine design concepts