Powertrain Cooling

We offer a range of climatic test and development solutions and computations methods that ensure: accurate, repeatable and effective development of contemporary powertrain cooling systems.

Effective powertrain cooling ensures thermal parameters are maintained within prescribed limits, whilst minimizing parasitic losses, aerodynamic drag, on-cost and vehicle mass.


The purpose of these facilities is to assist with the design and development of whole vehicle powertrain cooling under simulated global conditions; drastically reducing the need for HOT/COLD environmental test trips and compressing the development timeline by ensuring waiting for weather windows is a thing of the past.

Climatic Wind Tunnel One, a premium facility with 4WD dyno and full spectrum solar array is able to replicate a huge range of environmental conditions necessary for underwood thermal management.

Climatic wind tunnel “two”, is the larger of the two climatic wind tunnels providing the truck, bus, off-highway and military sectors with the ability to develop vehicles using the same, best practice methods.

Our Vehicle Climatic Chambers support whole vehicle testing, and are a cost effective solution for climatic tests, such as “Windscreen Defrost-Demist” that do not require a 2WD/4WD dyno.

Additionally, our thermofluids laboratory is used to benchmark and characterise individual heat exchangers (radiators, charge air coolers, oil coolers etc) early in the development cycle, prior to whole vehicle prototype testing.

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