Measurement and testing programs
Huygens Engineers runs and designs practical testing and optimization (sub)programs for component development projects, technology development projects, and when needed also for application development projects and component engineering projects:
- Performance of parts at various levels of aggregation
- Optimization purposes
- Validation of product performance
Testing programs may represent a substantial part of development projects. To have the steepest learning-curve possible, Huygens Engineers usually designs testing programs together with the customer and also with co-development partners. Measuring institutes such as MARIN, TNO, and ECN, may be involved as well; the objective nature of performance-measurement may be crucial, or highly specialized knowledge and equipment may be needed.
The crew of Huygens engineers has experience in measurement programs involving the among others the following areas:
- Efficiency of ship propulsors
- Fluid-structure interaction (bending and heat)
- Heat transfer in mechanical assemblies
- Efficiency of mechatronic devices
"We often build simple set-ups ourselves"
For component-development and technology-development projects, design for measurement is an important added-value aspect of Huygens Engineers. The logical extension is the capability of Huygens Engineers to design smart-products, with integrated sensors, that log data for performance monitoring and identification of parameter combinations where performance can be further improved.