Ricardo Software

Our leading-edge simulation software enables users to quickly and accurately create, analyse and optimise complex physical systems - from initial concept to final design.

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Ricardo Software

About Ricardo Software

At Ricardo Software, our aim is to help you solve the problems that matter through technology exploration and process innovation.

We deliver advanced virtual engineering tools, supported by a team of technical experts, to global partners across automotive, rail, motorcycle, off-highway, defence, energy and environment industries.

As a division of the Ricardo group, a world-class consultancy for engineering, technology, innovation and strategy, our industry know-how and technical expertise is unrivalled.

Our dedicated Software team is made up of developers, industry experts and technical consultants ensuring we can respond to each client’s individual needs.

Our leading-edge simulation software enables users to quickly and accurately create, analyse and optimise complex physical systems - from initial concept to final design.
Together, we enable customers to reduce R&D costs and bring products to market faster, with confidence.

Our services

  • Mechanical design suite
  • 1D and 3D computational fluid dynamics
  • Complex systems analysis
  • Bespoke Solutions Engineering services
  • Training and technical support

Ricardo Software product families

Our 1D engine performance tool runs faster than real-time can be used for not only engine system optimisation but virtual calibration

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The essential suite to design, analyse and optimise mechanical systems in terms of friction, durability and NVH.

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Complex system modelling and simulation with comprehensive automotive application-specific Modelica libraries analysing the impact of sub-systems interactions.

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Our dedicated Solutions team helps to accelerate development cycles with increasingly complex systems by applying customised integrated CAE toolchains.

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Software resources

1-D gas real time gasoline predictive combustion cold start driveline with TWC chemical kinetics aftertreatment

1-D gas real time gasoline predictive combustion cold start driveline with TWC chemical kinetics aftertreatment

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WLTC Chemical kinetics exhaust aftertreatment emissions optimization with real-time 1D gas code during the cold start

WLTC Chemical kinetics exhaust aftertreatment emissions optimization with real-time 1D gas code during the cold start

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Development and experimental investigation of a frequency-selective and rotational speed adaptive motorcycle muffler

Development and experimental investigation of a frequency-selective and rotational speed adaptive motorcycle muffler

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Application of real-time gas exchange simulation in an engine test bed environment

Application of real-time gas exchange simulation in an engine test bed environment

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Customer support

Customer support

A newly organized support portal has been designed to provide easy access to software downloads, training documents, and open support tickets. Access to the exclusive support portal is permitted only to registered Ricardo Software customers.

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