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Investigate new types of renewable fuels which are being developed and what changes to the engineering designs of vehicles these might lead to.

Developing Designs for Advancements in Renewable Fuels

As the race for renewable energy intensifies, engineers are facing rapid changes in the fundamental structures of vehicles. With the rise of new innovative fuel solutions, vehicle design needs to adapt accordingly. This leads to various fundamental changes, predominantly within the design of the powertrain; this could be to the weight, size, strength, location. These changes require engineers to adapt to unexpected results. This project will entail researching the likely renewable fuel types that will be prominent within the automotive sector within the next 10 years, the corresponding powertrain designs, and how these changes will impact TECOSIM and its Engineers.

Further research into how TECOSIM is affected as a whole compared to other businesses within the industry is vital. For example, due to TECOSIM being simulation based, they may be able to more easily adapt to design changes compared to other companies whose fundamental designs and processes may need to be re-evaluated.

From the gathered research and analysis carried out, the information would be useful to TECOSIM to better prepare for future developments within the automotive industry, both for the business as well as the individual engineers.


Key skills and interests

  • Problem Solving
  • Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Green Energy
  • Renewable Vehicles
  • Powertrain development
  • Planning
  • Research


Host company information

TECOSIM are an Engineering Consultancy with offices in the UK, Germany, Japan, Romania, India and the USA. With over 500 engineers we deliver solutions to the Automotive, Aerospace, Construction, Energy and Marine sectors. We specialise in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), CAD, Automotive Engineering, and project management. We are trying to diversify further into other sectors including the energy sector.

Our office in Norwich is where we have a Team of engineers working on some exciting projects, many of which are for Companies such as McLaren and Aston Martin.  Much of the work we do is of a confidential, but focusses on developing and optimising structures. One of our notable claims to fame was the engineering and development of the Olympic Torch for the 2012 Olympic Games.

We are strong supporters of the Green Energy movement and are keen to investigate how our technologies can reduce carbon emissions for a cleaner future.

Address: Hethel Engineering Centre, Chapman Way, Wymondham Rd, Hethel, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8FB
Key contact: Geoff Camps

Visit the TECOSIM website for more information about the host company

CREST Awards

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