Ramsay Maunder Associates aim to provide a first class service to our clients and this is sometimes recognised in the form of a testimonial.
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Angus Ramsay, Technical Director at RMA, acts as a Technical Expert and Expert Witness both independently and for HKA Global. He holds the Masters level qualification in Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence and has acted as Technical Expert in a number of significant cases. In a recent multi-track arbitration case held at the ICC involving a dispute amounting to over €100M Angus acted both as a Technical Expert and Expert Witness for the Claimant, his expert opinion led to a successful outcome for the Claimant:
“We wanted to let you know that we finally have received the decision from the Tribunal on the Claimant’s case. I’m sure you will be pleased to know that the Respondent’s claim on the machine was dismissed in full. The Tribunal examined your evidence in detail and accepted your conclusions over those from the Respondent and their Technical Expert.” … “Your analysis was absolutely crucial to achieving such a good outcome.” … “The written reports were excellent and your analysis far more compelling than that presented by the Respondent. We certainly would not have succeeded without you.”
Mark Munday, Project Manager, ESK Balustrade Systems Limited:
//Project – Large residential development for a major housebuilder. Calculations – Finite Element Analysis of aluminium perforated sheets, making up infill panels to balcony handrails.
“Brilliant job! Angus Ramsay of Ramsay-Maunder showed dedication to our goal in supporting a complex existing design with calculations. Angus broad knowledge and experience working with FEA programmes meant that he could support what standard Engineering practices could not. After tweaking the initial submission the outcome was proved acceptable and we now have a happy customer as a result. Will highly recommend.”//
Russell Shaw, Managing Director, Nirvana Engineering (Stafford) Ltd:
"We at Nirvana Engineering required independent verification of an essential supplies seismic battery rack destined for an EDF nuclear site. The project required FE modelling of the proposed rack structure, supported battery system and the projected earthquake loadings. We engaged Ramsay Maunder Associates to undertake this work and found their diligence second to none. They excelled at every level throughout the project and I would not hesitate to recommend their services to any prospective client."
Case Study: Seismic Assessment of a Structure to EC3.
Dr Juan Sagaseta, Course Leader, University of Surrey:
"Angus Ramsay, Technical Director of RMA, visited the University of Surrey in late 2016 and presented a seminar titled ‘Research & Development at Ramsay Maunder Associates’ to my final year students on the Civil Engineering courses. The seminar presented a range of advanced topics, including limit analysis, verification and equilibrium methods. Whilst these were difficult topics for my students to deal it was presented in a friendly and easy manner and with skilled use of student questioning in order to maintain interest."
Presentation: Research & Development at Ramsay Maunder Associates
Dr Yunfei Liu, Structural Engineer, Kingspan, UK:
"Angus Ramsay was Responsible Engineer (RE3) for a consultancy project in the nuclear industry that I worked on at my previous employer, Amec Foster Wheeler (AMECFW). His role was to oversee the sophisticated finite element analysis for structural integrity assessments of the nuclear projects that myself and my colleagues were conducting. I found him to be a very helpful and friendly professional mentor and one who could explain clearly and give freely from his long practical experience and expert knowledge in the field. Through his professional mentoring service, I and my colleagues were able to develop our understandings of FEA and his service enabled us a to offer higher professional services to our clients. I understand that he is now offering these services to a wider audience and I would thoroughly recommend him and his company RMA in this new venture."
Matthew Gee, Design Engineer, Stenner Ltd:
"I contacted RMA after finding their website online, we had a project which involved increased saw speed for a customer. Historically Stenner LTD had 2 grades of cast iron for its saw pulleys depending on the operating RPM. Primarily I wanted to ensure that at the increased speed the pulleys would retain their structural integrity. Angus came to our factory where we gave him a tour to see the bandsaws being constructed and discuss the project that we had. It soon became apparent that he had a vast knowledge within the field of rotating machinery.
Angus carried out detailed finite element stress analyses to establish the stresses in the pulleys for a fatigue assessment and also conducted supplementary analyses to predict the burst speed and natural frequencies of the pulleys.
The results of the work confirmed our thoughts that the pulley design had significant margin between the uprated speed and that at which burst or vibration occurs. Angus also highlighted that we could increase the max RPM of the lower grade of cast iron.
Stenner Ltd was very pleased with RMA’s work which was conducted efficiently, with clear and open dialogue between us. We would recommend RMA to other companies that require finite element specialists and engineering consultants."
Case Study: Design/Analysis of a Pair of Pulley Wheels