Our Company

Ramsay Maunder Associates (RMA) Limited

We provide engineering consultancy services to industry. Company Directors and Associates are Finite Element Consultants with 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 Permissible 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.

As a small company, RMA has low overheads which means that the fees we charge for our services are generally extremely competitive.

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 (EC0, EC1, EC2 and EC3)

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.

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12 May 2017 RMA present at Cambridge University
RMA presented 'Equilibrium: Fact or Fiction' at the Structures Research Seminar in the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge.

1 May 2017 The Association of German Engineers
VDI (The Association of German Engineers) has expressed an interest in using the NAFEMS Benchmark Challenges in their web offering for FE verification.

8 Apr 2017 NAFEMS Benchmark Challenge - Project Complete!
With the publication of the solution to the eighth NAFEMS Benchmark Challenge in April's edition of Benchmark Magazine, the initiative draws to a close.

27 Mar 2017 Collaboration with University of Strathclyde
Dr Haofeng Chen, reader in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, is to collaborate with RMA.

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