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1 © Ricardo plc 2013 RICARDO Prague s.r.o.

2 © Ricardo plc 2013 2 History of Ricardo 1910 19151920s 1931 1930s19361941 1950s 1934 1960s 1970s1983 19861996 2006 2011 2000s 2008 2010

3 © Ricardo plc 2013 3 Ricardo is a leading automotive consulting firm delivering strategy, technology and production programmes to the global industry UK MoD TACOM Passenger CarHigh Performance Vehicles & Motorsport Commercial Vehicles Agricultural & Industrial Vehicles Motorcycles & Personal Transportation MarineRailClean Energy & Power Generation DefenceGovernment

4 © Ricardo plc 2013 4 We are located at the heart of the worlds automotive industry Detroit Chicago Schwäbisch Gmünd Shoreham-by-Sea Cambridge Prague Leamington Ricardo GmbH –Schwäbisch Gmünd, Aachen, Wolfsburg Ricardo UK –Leamington, Shoreham, Cambridge Ricardo Inc –Detroit, Chicago More Ricardo offices at: Japan, Korea, India, Czech Republic etc. Supported by mobile project teams supporting customers on-site around the world

5 © Ricardo plc 2013 5 Key Objectives –First Jaguar production Diesel –Aggressive Refinement targets –Aggressive delivery timing Ricardo Responsibilities –Concept car and target setting –Joint Programme Management –Powertrain systems engineering –Refinement development –Calibration & driveability –Vehicle Development & validation –Build of development vehicles (later phases in the production plant) –Job #1 plus 90 days support Results –Delivered in 18 months (2004.25MY), KO to Job#1 in 14 months –High levels of refinement delivered (press coverage) –Very successful entry into critical market Jaguar X-Type diesel – the first diesel Jaguar

6 © Ricardo plc 2013 6 Design and development of a high torque transmission and active 4WD driveline system for Bugatti Veyron Key Issues Turnkey project Leading edge Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology Aggressive timing from concept to prototype hardware Mechanical driveline and software integration capability Ricardo Responsibilities Concept design and development of transmission and driveline system Manufacture of prototype and pre-production units Full transmission and driveline control software system, including active rear axle Design and engineering of advanced Transmission Control Unit (TCU) Results Delivered On target performance and delivery Leading edge design solution for mechanical and software elements

7 © Ricardo plc 2013 7 Ricardo Prague s.r.o. Capability Over 150 highly qualified engineering staff Represented by all of Ricardos technical divisions: Engine Design Transmission & Driveline Vehicle Engineering Control & Electronics Design Analysis Software Development History Since 2000 in Czech Republic Consistent year by year expansion

8 © Ricardo plc 2013 8 Ricardo Software Chicago, USA Ricardo Inc. Chicago Technical Center 12 people Shoreham, GB Ricardo UK Ltd Shoreham Technical Centre 21 people Prague, Czech Republic Ricardo Prague, s r.o. 18 people

9 © Ricardo plc 2013 9 Product Portfolio of Ricardo Software An array of software products to meet engineers simulation needs

10 © Ricardo plc 2013 10 VECTIS (CFD) in Diesel engine combustion system design and development Combustion System Development –Compare air motion, fuel spray interactions and combustion effects with different FIE types and combustion system designs Computed flow in injection orifices (velocity magnitude distribution) Computed fuel spray penetration and mixture formation in an engine cylinder

11 © Ricardo plc 2013 11 VECTIS in coolant flow analysis CFD used to understand poor flow distribution in a cylinder head Cooling System Development to achieve: –Even flow distribution between cylinders –Flow velocities within recommended guidelines –Strategic cooling and heat transfer in critical areas –Elimination of areas of stagnant flow –Minimum pressure drop –Fast warm-up

12 © Ricardo plc 2013 12 1D gas dynamics simulation software – Enables: Performance simulations Inlet and exhaust port design Optimisation of valve timings and sizes Cam profiles Turbocharger matching WAVE (performance simulation) in engine design and development

13 © Ricardo plc 2013 13 VALDYN in development of gear drive and valve train systems Assessment of Valvetrain Dynamics and Stresses –Cam and Spring Design –Simulation of Valve Rotation –Cam Wear Development of Reliable Valve/FIE Cam Systems Dynamic Model of Pushrod System Gear Stiffness/Stress Model as part of Valdyn Dynamic Simulation Designing Gear Drives for Durability and Vibration Control –Tooth Stress Prediction –Gear Alignment –Gear Vibration and Noise Chain drive simulation with flexible guides

14 © Ricardo plc 2013 14 PISDYN is an advanced simulation package for the design and analysis of piston assemblies It simulates the lubrication of the piston-liner interface and the wrist pin bearing PISDYNs output is based on its calculation of the forces, torques and secondary motions of the piston, wrist pin and connecting rod as a function of crank angle over a complete engine cycle PISDYN FOR PISTON DYNAMICS

15 © Ricardo plc 2013 15 FEARCE (FEA) thermal analysis of engine cylinder head Coolant boundary conditions derived from CFD analysis Gas side boundary conditions generated using WAVE (1D analysis) FEA models assembled and boundary conditions applied automatically using FEARCE software Solution can be carried out using 3 rd party FEA solver or by using VECTIS conjugate analysis or FEARCE thermal analysis CFD results mapped onto FE model automatically using FEARCE Gas side boundary conditions generated using WAVE and applied with FEARCE

16 © Ricardo plc 2013 16 FEARCE (FEA) cylinder block stress analysis FEARCE closely couples with ENGDYN dynamic crank analysis to output block loading that can be used directly for block FE stress Dynamic solution performed in ENGDYN Automatic generation of FE loading using FEARCE FEARCE clips sets and applies correct distribution to loaded areas such as bores and bearing surfaces

17 © Ricardo plc 2013 17 Vacancies C++ Software Developer for Graphical User Interface –The successful applicant will become a member of the development team and be responsible for: Design and implementation of various functionality in the application GUI and its supporting libraries and plug-ins. Programming on Unix/Linux or Windows systems.

18 © Ricardo plc 2013 18 We offer Permanent and part time positions, trainee programs, summer jobs An interesting role with an international company, recognized for its industry expertise A company culture supporting teamwork and creativity An opportunity to work with the latest technologies A chance to work abroad both at Ricardo locations and at client´s sites Excellent training and development potential Possibility to use English on daily basis Motivating employee benefit package

19 © Ricardo plc 2013 19 Are you interested? More details on: www.ricardo.com Should you be interested in any our vacancy please send your CV in English to: Recruiting_CZ@ricardo.com Thank you for your attention. Any questions?


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