Advanced Simulation

Creating optimised designs faster with advanced simulation

Through advances in computing power, the ability to simulate physical behaviour in virtual spaces has increased, enabling the design and development of more efficient solutions in a growing range of applications. Using virtual models to refine design ideas also reduces the total development cycle by cutting the need to build physical prototypes. 

CFMS offers more than detailed models for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), finite element analysis (FEA), thermal analysis and electromagnetic analysis. Combining these capabilities with other digital engineering services, the CFMS simulation team pioneers new applications and develops new uses of simulation in a wide range of applications. These range from more efficient aircraft, or faster Formula 1 racing cars, to better flood prevention, and lower cost manufacturing. 

For example, CFMS recently designed the world’s first 3D-printed snowboard bindings, using a range of simulation and other digital engineering tools. The bindings were tested virtually and will be used by Darren Swift at the next Winter Paralympic Games in China.

The CFMS simulation team is also pioneering more complex digital engineering capabilities, combining advanced simulation techniques in a new project focused on the Design of Advanced Wing Structures (DAWS). This will automatically generate intelligent designs, optimised for performance, material cost, manufacturing methods, and other critical industrial and commercial issues. 



CFMS Technical Skills & Capabilities in Advanced Simulation

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Mesh Generation
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Structural Design
  • Industrial Process Simulation
  • Agent-Based Simulation
  • Discrete Event Simulation
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality



To learn more about our capabilities, read our customer stories  or contact us to discuss your engineering challenges.


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