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

We provide technical expertise 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 capabilities, including design and analysis services, consultancy and IT infrastructure, CFMS uses 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 (MBE) and digital threads to improve designs and processes.

Advanced Simulation

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

Data Science

Data Science services exploiting Artificial Intelligence (AI) to better understand large and complex datasets.

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).


    TUCANA, a 10-year, £37m project that develops lightweight vehicles and powertrain structures, aims to position the UK as a world-leader in low carbon…
  • DETI

    Uniting industry partners, digital technology pioneers and universities from the West of England, the Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation (DETI) project accelerates digital…
  • Hyperflux

    While Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) is already used across engineering sectors, greater accuracy and efficiency are still needed before it can replace existing…
  • AI-Ahead

    The initiative aims to encourage collaboration between the UK and Canada post-Brexit, using advanced AM techniques to influence the next generation of compact…
  • Colibri

    CFMS experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI) joined the Collaboration Across Business Boundaries (COLIBRI) project, demonstrating a commitment to improving industrial productivity.
  • Airbus
  • AML
  • AMRC
  • ARA
  • Bae Systems
  • University of Bath
  • Bristol & Bath Science Park
  • Cray
  • Catapult Digital
  • DETi
  • Engineering Design Centre
  • Edge Intelligence
  • Engine Shed
  • GKN Aerospace
  • Institution od Mechanical Engineers
  • National Composites Centre
  • Open Source Satellite
  • Rolls Royce
  • Siemens
  • Toshiba
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Liverpool
  • UWE Bristol

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