A proven problem solver with over 15 years experience across a wide range of industries. An expert in engineering simulation and modeling with a track record in turning R&D into practical solutions to help solve real-world challenges.

Experience

Following a degree in Mechancial Engineering and a PhD in fracture mechanics and probability, Simon moved into a career in engineering consultancy. More than a decade later, he is still finding no shortage of new problems to tackle.

He is particularly interested in helping customers identify the right route through their problems, using his broad experience to make use of learning and tools from other industries and sectors.

Simon strives to widen access to engineering and simulation and mathematical modeling to help working engineers solve real problems. 

 

Career highlights

  • Creation of a design and simulation approach for wood laminate structures for the luxury car market. Dramatically reducing manufacturing rework and increasing part through put.
  • Developing probabilistic creep-fatigue lifing tools to support nuclear safety cases for the UKs AGR fleet, justifying continued operation.
  • Statistical analysis to assess risk in offshore composite repairs. Helping operators prioritise limited inspection and maintenance resource to gain the greatest safety benefit.
  • Development of physics based digital twins for subsea and gas turbine applications. Allowing operators to combine measurement and real time simulation to provide live monitoring of asset health. 

 

Specialisms 

 

Professional qualifications

  • Chartered engineer (CEng)
  • Masters (MEng) and PhD Mechanical Engineering
  • Member of the IMechE

 

Memberships / working groups / conferences

  • Member of IMechE committees for Condition Monitoring and Digitisation
  • Presenter: IMechE conference on Pressure Systems in the Digital Age, 2022
  • Presenter: AMI conference on Non Metallics in Oil and Gas, 2022
  • Presenter: BINDT conference on Airframe NDT, 2021
  • Presenter: University of Bristol Data Week, 2021
  • Presenter: ASTM ICAN conference on Additive Manufacture, 2020

 

Sector Expertise

  • Nuclear
  • Oil and Gas
  • Gas Turbines

 

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