SENER plays an important role in the design and engineering of vehicles by taking part in projects together with main railway, automotive and vehicle manufacturers. SENER’s main knowledge areas are design, calculation and simulation as well as process engineering. SENER is involved in a large number of projects ranging from preliminary studies to detailed engineering and manufacturing follow up.
In the automotive industry SENER counts with a wide experience in calculation and simulation on passive safety and occupant protection as well as structural analysis, characterization of materials, thermo-fluid dynamics and vibrational acoustics.
SENER has carried out projects for different areas of the vehicles such as body engineering (front-end, body in white), interiors (cockpit, trim, seats), doors, bumpers and exhaust systems.
SENER recently took part, among other projects, in the new SEAT EXEO development, analysing and proposing all the necessary modifications to ensure that specifications and safety regulations are met.
Concerning railway rolling stock, SENER carries out the design and engineering of installations (compressed air, electrical, fuel, cooling,…), car-body, finishings (interior and exterior) as well as the integration of above mentioned systems. At the same time, SENER supports process engineering and builds scale models and prototypes
With regard to rolling stock interiors, SENER carries out design and layout studies from the initial concept to the final product. These studies include the arrangement of equipment and components, ergonomics, lighting, functionality, etc.
Additionally, SENER provides the acquired knowledge in the railway and automotive sectors for the designing and engineering of special vehicles. This area comprehends public transportation vehicles as well as any kind of adapted vehicles for industrial and public services.
SENER’s main targets are to decrease production timings and total price while maintaining the quality of the final composites part. The complete know-how of the engineering activities on composites, from the design of the part to its fabrication, makes introducing small changes with high impact in cost reductions possible.