Efficient engineering at DSD begins with the deployment of reliable simulation techniques to optimise all areas of the system covering architecture selection, requirements definition and sub-system specification.


The company uses MASTA, Abaqus, ANSYS, Flux, Motor-CAD and Infolytica Magnet simulation software, HyperWorks, dSPACE HIL, Vector CANape, LabVIEW, FEA (including contact analysis) and MATLAB SIMULINK. Its DOE (Design of Experiments) methods provide solutions optimised for each customer’s manufacturing tolerances, not just the nominal component dimensions.

An extensive library of Excel-based calculations, developed and validated through long experience, supports the analytical software, providing rapid optimisation of specific parameters for individual applications.