Services to Transportation Industries
BMT Fluid Mechanics provides a wide range of specialist services to the transportation industries. These are mainly in the areas of:
BMT Fluid Mechanics Limited operates a number of wind tunnel facilities including a Racecar/Automotive wind tunnel.
This facility is used for a wide range of applications including:
- Racecar aerodynamics
- Automotive aerodynamics
- Rail aerodynamics
The Racecar/Automotive wind tunnel was responsible for 110 Grand Prix Wins and 7 Constructor Championships for McLaren between 1982 and 2002.
Fluid flows are a key issue in the design of many types of defence vehicle and systems. Wind, current and wave effects can have a big influence on the operational effectiveness of naval vessels and the aircraft that fly to them. Many defence sub-systems have important aerodynamic or hydrodynamic performance issues implicit in their design. BMT Fluid Mechanics offers a comprehensive range of specialist aerodynamic and hydrodynamic consultancy services in this area. Advanced physical and numerical modelling techniques are used, backed up by consultancy services based on experience gained from numerous previous studies and, a sound understanding of the fundamental principles of the fluid flows involved.
Consultancy services are provided to:
- Government defence agencies
- Navies and air forces
- Defence contractors
- Warship designers
- Defence systems designers
Aerodynamics and wind effects are a key factor in the design and operation of rolling stock, design of tunnels, rail infrastructure and underground transportation systems, and the design of rail bridges. BMT Fluid Mechanics provides a comprehensive range of consultancy services to support rail infrastructure design and operation.
- Wind tunnel testing
o Realistic atmosphere boundary layer and turbulence
o Moving ground plane
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
- Desk studies
- Rolling stock, track aerodynamics and overturning effects
- Tunnel aerodynamics, ventilation, fire and smoke modelling
- Wind and train aerodynamic effects on rail infrastructure
- Bridge design
BMT Fluid Mechanics provides a variety of services in support of ship design, fleet optimisation and bulk terminal design.
- Aerodynamics of ships
- LNG Terminals
- Voyage simulation