Amplitude Modulation (AM) relates to the varying characteristic of wind turbine noise which means that it can cause more annoyance than constant, stable noise of a similar level. Xi offer a service for the measurement and rating of AM and have a wealth of experience in making recommendations and designing solutions for noise and vibration issues in the renewables sector.
Xi worked collaboratively with Arrayjet as an R&D partner to develop models in COMSOL Multiphysics using the Solid Mechanics and Computational Fluid Dynamics Modules to better understand microfluidic gasket sealing and fluid flow between the aspirator and printhead modules.
Xi Engineering Consultants measured quantities such as speed, acceleration, suspension displacement, wind speed and tyre pressure of a motorcycle as it was ridden around a pre-determined drive cycle route. The collected data was analysed and used to refine a motorcycle model.
Xi worked with Edge Mobility Ltd to develop a graphical user interface to estimate these requirements for a flexible range of user-defined drive cycles in the area of motorcycle design.
Xi Engineering provided vibration monitoring services at Grant Westfield, on behalf of Graham Construction, who were undertaking a construction project in the plot of land next to Grant Westfield’s production facility.
Xi fulfilled the role of R&D partner, working closely with the team to ensure that the device would not suffer failures as well as optimisation of different elements of the structure.