Our Company

Ramsay Maunder Associates (RMA) Limited

RMA provide engineering consultancy in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to industry in the UK and further afield. Company Directors and Associates 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 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 we pass on to our clients in the form of extremely competitive fees whilst maintaining our usual approach to quality - Ramsay Maunder Associates Quality Statement.

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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3 Jul 2017 Edward Maunder presents his book to John Robinson
Edward Maunder presents John Robinson with a signed copy of his book Equilibrium Finite Elements.

26 May 2017 Structural Technology & Materials Group at IMechE
Angus Ramsay, Director at RMA, has been invited to attend the 20th June meeting of the IMechE's Structural Technology & Materials Group with a view to becoming a member of the group.

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.

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