Our Company

Ramsay Maunder Associates (RMA) Limited provide engineering consultancy services to industry. Company Directors and Associates are specialists in Finite Element (FE) analysis and have considerable longstanding and recognised expertise in the understanding and modelling of structures and mechanical components. The company adopts best practices of simulation governance (Verification & Validation) as laid down by NAFEMS in all our work.

RMA has significant recent experience in projects where mechanical components have failed prematurely and satisfactory remedial design changes are required immediately if not sooner! Such projects often require rapid assimilation of the situation and a distillation of the problem into a simple model that can be used to understand and then rectify the problem. Other projects, particularly in highly regulated industries, require designs to fulfill codified structural integrity practices, whether Allowable Stress Design or the more modern Limit State Design approaches. RMA has experience in structural integrity assessment to a range of such codes of practice.

Our Services

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Our Experience

Types of Analysis:
Stress Analysis (Static/Dynamic, Linear/Non-Linear)
Thermal Analysis (Steady-State and Transient)
Limit Analysis to obtain plastic limit loads

Structural Integrity Assessment:
Low- and high-cycle fatigue, creep, plasticity, fracture mechanics ...

Nuclear, Defense, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Aerospace,
Mechanical, Structural, Civil …

Examples of Components/Systems:
Pressure Vessels, Turbomachinery, Automotive Components, Steel Structures, Pipework Systems ...

Engineering Software:
ANSYS, ABAQUS, MathCAD, MatLab, Python …

British and International Standards:
BS2573, ASME, PD5500, EuroCodes ...

Software Development:
Bespoke engineering software developed in the latest Intel Compilers.


Our product is often a technical report and our engineers aim to provide first class readable reports that are reviewed and agreed by the client prior to completion - see RMA's modus operandi.

Contact RMA


9 Feb 2017 RMA is invited to NWC17 in Sweden
Angus Ramsay, technical director of RMA, is to attend this years NAFEMS World Congress in Sweden.

19 Jan 2017 Visit to Science & Technology Facilities Council at Harwell
Angus Ramsay visited STFC at Harwell to interview candidates for the NAFEMS PSE certification.

9 Nov 2016 Lecture at University of Surrey
Angus Ramsay presents a lecture to the final year civil engineering students at the University of Surrey.

4 Nov 2016 Equilibrium Finite Element Formulations
Equilibrium Finite Element Formulations is to be published in early 2017.

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