Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS) is an independent digital engineering research organisation.

We provide technical digital engineering expertise and a secure, on-site data centre to help organisations create better solutions in pioneering product development.


Our vision is to be the recognised and trusted digital test bed for the design of high value engineering products and processes.

With a full portfolio of digital engineering capabilities, including design, modelling and analysis services, combined with our secure on-site data centre, CFMS is at the forefront of digital innovation to help develop more effective engineering solutions.

CFMS collaborates across industry, academia and research organisations, including research projects funded through Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), i3P, FlyZero and more. All profits generated are reinvested into the continued development of our people, facilities and research capability.

Our Services

CFMS creates new design methods and methodologies and offers extensive digital engineering services, consultancy and facilities to assist businesses of all sizes in understanding and exploiting digital technologies.


Model Based Engineering

Digital Engineering Services using Model Based Engineering and digital threads to improve designs and processes.

Advanced Simulation

Advanced Simulation to explore the details of physical phenomena through a digital model.

Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Providing a collaborative environment and enabling technologies for next generation robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) development.

Engineering Computing Services

Engineering Computing Services to provide a platform that enables organisations to collaborate and connect.


Our Projects

CFMS actively participates in several advanced research programmes, driving industry-wide collaboration and information sharing through modelling, simulation and High Performance Computing (HPC).

  • Composite NDT

    A leading UK tier 1 aerospace supplier required digital engineering expertise within their project which is aiming to develop and accelerate composite material…
  • Airlift

    CFMS, alongside GKN Aerospace, is working to deliver a £19 million AIRLIFT Additive Manufacturing (AM) programme to create a tool that can predict…
  • DO-TES

    Led by Rolls-Royce UK, the Digitally Optimised Through-life Engineering Services (TES) project brings industry experts together to improve the manufacturing sector.
  • DAWN

    Digital Assembly for Wing (DAWN) develops and innovatively applies digital solutions and software tools to demonstrate end-to-end digitalisation for a high production rate…
  • HS2

    HS2 is helping to change the face of British industry and is a great opportunity to drive new digital ideas and skills. Digital…
  • DAWS

    The Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS) brings its expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Advanced Simulation (AS) and High Performance Computing (HPC) to…
  • Airbus
  • AML
  • AMRC
  • ARA
  • Bae Systems
  • University of Bath
  • Cray
  • Catapult Digital
  • DETi
  • Engineering Design Centre
  • Edge Intelligence
  • Engine Shed
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • National Composites Centre
  • Open Source Satellite
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Siemens
  • Toshiba
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Liverpool
  • UWE Bristol
  • UK Space
  • British Water
  • Space Energy Initiative
  • Space West

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