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TriMech Simulation Solutions

Software and Consultancy Services

TriMech Simulation Solutions
Our Simulation Solutions team is dedicated to the development and application of design optimisation methodologies to solve complex engineering problems in the most efficient and cost-effective way.

Our consultancy team is made up of chartered engineers who have a range of experience across multiple sectors allowing us to ensure we can meet your simulation requirements.

Our Team Leaders

Martin Gambling
Simulation Group Director

Martin received his degree in Automotive Engineering from Loughborough University in 1997, specialising in Non-linear impact simulation of Formula 1 structures for his thesis.

Having worked in the field of Computer Aided Engineering since beginning his engineering career, Martin has developed specialisms in non-linear analysis and the application and development of design optimisation methods.

Having worked for several engineering consultancies, in 2003, Martin founded GRM Consulting; a provider of CAE software and services. With his experience and interest in optimisation methods, Martin developed the OptiAssist optimisation tools, providing innovative optimisation solutions for composite laminate design. For 18 of the last 19 seasons the Formula 1™ driver’s champion has driven for a team using OptiAssist.

In 2023, Martin and the GRM business were acquired by TriMech Group.

Oliver Tomlin
Simulation Services Director

Oliver has spent 25 years in an engineering consultancy environment, using simulation to drive customer products to their most efficient solution.

Selecting from all the methods on offer in the TriMech Simulation Solutions toolbox, he works with customers to define work packages and assemble teams capable of delivery. He has created solutions in almost every engineering industry, from spades to spaceships.

Degree qualified, a Chartered Engineer, with various Management qualifications and an interest in material modelling and human injury, having released several technical papers on these subjects.

Wayne Tanner
Enterprise Manager - NAM

With more than 20 years of experience in Simulation, Wayne’s expertise spans Load Development, Weld Fatigue, Dynamics and Optimisation.

He works closely with Enterprise customers to solve complex product development challenges.

Tom McHale
Simulation Product Manager

With over a decade of experience working with advanced simulation technologies, Tom has a deep understanding of simulation methods and their transformative application throughout the product development lifecycle. Specialising in FEA and CFD with comprehensive understanding of all physics domains, he excels at communicating and delivering robust solutions to complex challenges.

Previously, Tom spearheaded all simulation operations at Solid Solutions, which laid the foundations for the acquisition of GRM Consulting and the subsequent formation of TriMech Simulation Solutions. As Simulation Product Manager, Tom leads a team of high-performing simulation experts to deliver optimal recommendations and unparalleled service to our customers.

Alex Hall
Sim. Commercial Manager

With a proven track record of over 11 years in the simulation industry and a coveted Chartered Engineer, Alexander brings a deep understanding of the CAD, CFD, and FEA challenges faced by diverse clients.

Previously, he was instrumental in achieving significant growth within the company's simulation consultancy business. Alexander has extensive experience in both simulation support and presales of CFD, FEA, and plastics injection moulding analysis tools. This experience allows him to not only understand the technical intricacies of these tools but also effectively translate that knowledge to support clients throughout the entire simulation process -- from initial needs assessment to successful implementation.

Now, as the Commercial Manager of Simulation for the merged teams of Solid Solutions, TriMech, and GRM Consulting, Alexander is eager to leverage this experience and a passion for collaboration. By working together, the combined teams will develop even more effective solutions to address the ever-evolving simulation needs of their customers

Our Services and Solutions?

Simulation Services

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
Predict the behaviour of a component or assembly under given conditions, typically this is used to understand if a part is safe or if something is going to break or deform.
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Simulate and analyse the behaviour of fluid flows. Predict the complex interactions of fluids (liquids and gases) with structures, surfaces, and each other in a various applications.
Analyze the behavior of electromagnetic fields in various devices, structures, or systems. Gain insights into the interactions of electric and magnetic fields with surrounding geometry.
Motion Analysis
Accurately simulate and analyse the motion of an assembly while incorporating the effects of motion study elements including forces, springs, dampers, and friction.
Human Ergonomics
Whether you're designing office spaces, facilities, cars, or healthcare environments, we provide the expertise to optimise your designs to prioritise user well-being, comfort, and safety.
Vision Analysis
Commmonly used in vehicle design, specialised visual ergonomic analysis can help determine the optimal field of view for displays and outside of the vehicle.
Optimisation and AI
Our design optimisation methods have been developed to deliver the ultimate in lightweight design. By working to the strict standards and timescales of Formula 1, we have applied our methods at the forefront of technology.

Simulation Software

Evaluate structural performance of your products in representative virtual environments.
SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation
Analyse and optimise the performance of your designs with powerful CFD analysis tools.
SIMULIA Portfolio
Powerful, connected and collaborative solutions on the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE® platform.
MSC Portfolio
A broad range of established solutions inlcuding popular tools such as MSC Nastran and MSC Adams.
A powerful, efficient & easy to use composite laminate development tool for SIMULIA Abaqus users.
World leading 3D CAD manikin simulation software, simulate vehicle occupants and analyse ergonomics.

Why use our Simulation Solutions Team?

Our team is made up of engineers with specialised knowledge in simulation techniques, software, and specific industries. Each consultant brings a wealth of experience, allowing for more accurate modelling and analysis of complex engineering systems.
Building and maintaining in-house simulation capabilities can be expensive, especially for projects that require specialized software or expertise. By working with our team, you can reduce the need for in-house resource as well as the need to purchase software.
Access to Advanced Tools
Our team invest in state-of-the-art simulation software and tools. This allows our clients to benefit from the latest advancements in simulation technology without having to make a significant upfront investment.
Objective Perspective
Our team of consultants can provide an unbiased perspective on engineering problems and solutions. By bringing fresh eyes to the project, we can identify issues or opportunities that may have been overlooked.
Risk Mitigation
Simulation allows for "what-if" scenarios to be explored without the need for physical prototypes or real-world testing. By identifying and addressing potential problems early in the design process, simulation can help mitigate risks and reduce the likelihood of costly errors or failures down the line.
Our team are able to scale their resources up or down depending on the needs of the project, providing flexibility that may not be possible with an in-house team.
Frequently Asked Questions
What software do we use?
We have the full product portfolios from Dassault Systèmes in Simula & SOLIDWORKS at our disposal. However, we also have other products within the group we can use to further aid validation and offer additional industry specific capabilities.
What solutions do we offer?
We offer simulation consultancy on all our products, but we also offer methods development services and 1 to 1 guidance on a live project. To ensure you get the most out of your software investment. But beyond this we also have chartered engineers that can help bring years of expertise to concept & prototype development, engineering & simulation reviews, fitness-for-service assessments, and failure assessment & re-design.
How can I learn more?
As the range of solutions that our simulation experts can provide is vast, we recommend you get in touch with one of our team to discuss your requirements. Contact your account manager, complete the form to the right or call 01926 333777.
How to get a quote for a project?
Once we understand the scope of the project, we will then provide an estimate, time scales and a detailed scope work to ensure the deliverables are clear for both parties.

Once the project is complete, we can provide and a detailed report. 3D files that can be viewed on any device and the full simulation data if required.

Speak to one of our simulation team today. Or email us across details of the project. All data will be treated as highly confidential.
Key benefits
Some of the key benefits of simulation include;
  • A shorter time to market – Gain insights into performance earlier into the design process so that you can make changes to reduce the number of prototypes and the amount of physical testing required.
  • Material cost savings – Physical testing tends to be quite conservative and often results in over engineering. Testing a variety of designs virtually can help to create lighter and more efficient parts.
  • Boosting innovation – Virtual testing improves the ease of editing and evaluating your designs providing you the freedom to explore the “What ifs?” and create more innovative designs.
  • Solving the unsolvable – Certain parameters are incredibly difficult to test physically, Simulation allows you to test elements of a design that would be prohibitive in the real world.
  • Integration with SOLIDWORKS CAD – Using SOLIDWORKS CAD already? As our simulation tools are fully embedded within the software, we can provide a greater level of consistency and data integrity than other systems.
Ready to find out more? - Contact Us

Our priority is to always provide you with the right solution and delivering it to meet your exact needs. Please fill in the form below and one of our consultants will get in touch to discuss your requirements and explain what we can offer you.

Alternatively, you can call us on 01926 333777 or email

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