We work with businesses ranging from start-up SMEs through to large multinational companies and certification authorities. We actively promote and support knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP), joint industry projects (JIP) and other collaborative initiatives with industry partners and universities.

We work with our partners on both an individual basis as well as part of consortia. Our design capabilities can range from conceptual to detailed, in order to meet a wide range of client requirements. Frequently, our clients require for us to assess how designs might evolve or be optimised through modelling and physical testing.

We can apply high-fidelity model techniques including computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) for fluid mechanics and structural analysis using industry-standard software packages as well as developing our own in-house codes. For feasibility assessments we can employ more rapid low-fidelity analytical methods. Coupling these different methods is also possible for fluid–structure interaction to examine the dynamic characteristics of a system.

We are able to undertake model testing of devices and large/full-scale structural testing of components.

Clients we have worked with include:

  • Alstom Power
  • Carbon Trust
  • Cefas
  • Centrica Renewable Energy Limited
  • DONG Energy
  • EDF
  • EnB
  • Eon
  • ETI
  • RWE
  • SSE
  • Statkraft
  • Statoil
  • Rolls Royce
  • Tidal Energy Ltd
  • Vertax Wind Ltd
  • Wind Power Ltd.

Our research partners include:

  • The Carbon Trust
  • Energy Technology Institute (ETI)
  • European Government e.g. EU FP7 & Horizon 2020 projects
  • Innovate UK