Advanced engineering design and analysis solutions for the transport industry
PDL engineers provide complementary engineering design and analysis support to some of the world’s leading Automotive, Off-Highway Vehicle and Rail Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) companies and tier 1 suppliers.
The automotive industry has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years, but with this unprecedented growth comes some unprecedented challenges. Consumer expectations are transforming the industry and new technologies are dramatically changing the vehicles. Automotive manufacturers and suppliers are confronted with ever greater complexity as a result of the increasing numbers of products and options, shorter technology cycles, increasing pressure to innovate and global supply networks. By applying our renowned engineering design and analysis expertise, we work with our automotive clients’ engineers around the world to mitigate the risks associated with new product development, shorten the product development timescales and reduce the product development costs.
Cummins Engine Oil Filter Assembly – FEA forced harmonic response modal analysis
Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) operate in harsh and demanding environments. This drives the need for high Availability, Reliability and Maintainability (ARM) at both a component and at a system level. OHV users are also demanding increased power, lower fuel consumption & emissions and improved operator safety and comfort. These OHV user demands are then driving the need for new powertrains, hybrid engines and new suspension systems. Our remit is to use our advanced engineering design and analysis skillsets to assess the ability of an intended OHV component, system or new technology to withstand the expected loads for the required design life or the periodic service interval. Experts in the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), PDL are the engineering partner of choice on Off Highway Vehicle new product introduction initiatives, cost reduction studies or failure mode investigations.
CAT 308D Quick Coupler – FEA simulation of single tooth and distributed loads
Hitachi EX5500 Mining Machine Bucket – FEA simulation of single tooth load
Off Highway Vehicle Chassis – Detailed fatigue assessment and Miner’s law damage summation
Demand for rail services has increased dramatically over recent years and it is forecast to nearly double over the course of the next 25 years. This increase in capacity will drive the need for improvements to the rail network, rolling stock and integration with other modes of transport. It will need the network providers, Train Operating Companies (TOCs) and Freight Operating Companies (FOCs) to collaborate and it will need the rail industry as a whole to deliver a good experience and better value for money to the rail user and the taxpayer by challenging the status quo on current processes and procedures and by adopting new technology. Our role is to assist the rail OEMs and the Tier 1 contractors to develop these new engineering processes and procedures by transferring our learnings from other highly regulated and safety critical industries and to de-risk the adoption of these new technologies at the outset of a project through the efficient and effective use of our world renowned engineering design and analysis expertise.
Single Stage Reduction Gearbox – Detailed fatigue assessment
We have specialist knowledge and expertise in the following transport-related disciplines:
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