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Research and Development

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The Defence R&D focuses on the mobile land systems and aggregates specific to the requirements of the Indian Defence forces. The domains include Armouring, Tracked running gear system, Military Cranes, NBC, IFDSS, IFMS, Recovery Winches, Power packs (with higher power to weight ratio), Auxiliary power units and military communication systems etc. In addition to these, it has the expertise of generic mobile systems such as power line aggregates, Hydro Pneumatic suspensions, Hydraulic systems, vehicle electronics etc.

The Development programs that are handled by this group are broadly categorized under wheeled & tracked segments, like Armoured recovery vehicles, Armoured Combat Vehicles, Mine protected vehicles, Armoured personnel carriers, Missile launchers, command post vehicles, bridges, land systems on wheeled platforms.

The execution of these programs is supported by subject matter expertise with In-depth knowledge and expertise on a broad spectrum of engineering design applications.

Design & Analyses:


  • Product Definition / Conceptualization
  • Digital prototyping
  • Detailed Design
  • Armoured chassis
  • Structures and frames
  • Engine & Transmission
  • Linkages design
  • Track & suspension design
  • Hydraulic & Pneumatic system
  • Under carriage system
  • Electrical system
  • Electronic Control system
  • Tool design, Jigs & Fixtures
  • Metallurgy - Castings and Forgings


  • Finite element analysis
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Volume engineering
  • Crash & Impact analysis
  • NVH analysis
  • Computational Fluid dynamics
  • Optimization studies

Software Facilities:

CAD Software: CATIA V 5, Pro-E Wildfire, Creo, UG NX, Auto CAD & Solid Works

CAE Software: Hyper works, Abaqus, ANSYS, MSC NASTRAN, LS-DYNA, FE-Fatigue, AMESim Virtual module (Electro-Thermo-Hyd. & Pneumatic Simulation software), MSC Adams (Tracked Vehicle module), STAR-CD (CFD Analysis).

Hardware Facilities:

True 64-bit High end compute server clusters, High end workstations, Dedicated Network Connectivity, Large format printing systems and scanners.

Technical documentation:

  • Product and simulation Data Management
  • Drafting
  • Legacy data Migration
  • Illustrated / Interactive Manuals (Parts catalogue, Shop / service manuals, Operational and Maintenance manuals)
  • Animated assembly & dis-assembly procedures
  • Computer Based Training
  • NATO codification
  • Technical documentation as per JSS0251

Development & Testing:

  • Product Bench-marking on-Field / User trials
  • Body- Frame Structure
  • Hull Structure
  • Suspension system 
  • Power train & Engine Dev.
  • Hydraulic components & Systems
  • Proto type manufacturing, Testing & validation
  • Welding qualification
  • Metallurgy & Failure analysis
  • Field Data Acquisition
  • ESS & EQ testing
  • JSS 55555 testing
  • MIL Standard testing
  • NVH testing
  • Static strength testing
  • Fatigue testing
  • Ground Vibration testing
  • Control system testing

Internal / User Trials:

  • Performance tests of Wheeled, Tracked Vehicles on BEML test tracks
  • Powerpack testing on dynamometers
  • Hydraulic system simulation and performance
  • Fault diagnoses
  • Performance of cooling system
  • Exclusive dedicated team for Internal trials, User trails & MET Trails

Successfully Developed R & D Products

R&D has successful track record of developing products like All Wheel Steered Heavy Duty Trucks in 8x8 and 10x10 configurations.

New Product Developments

R&D has been successfully developing new products under various configurations.

For further details please contact

Bengaluru Complex
BEML Limited,
New Thippasandra Post,
Bengaluru - 560 075.
Karnataka, India.

+91 80 25022799


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