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ESIM – Enabling Simulation in the Automotive Supply Chain for SMEs 

Research and TotalSim Ltd have launched a new project called ESIM to produce a PAAS (Platform As A Service) software, which is defined, regulated and driven by OEMs. This software will enable SME manufacturers in the automotive sector to utilise simulations in their supply chain, something they currently do not undertake due to barriers of cost and complexity. 
By enabling simulation in the supply chain, the project will create a step change in product development processes; it will drive innovation, improve product quality, reduce development times and cost, and increase profit margins.

Collaborative Partners

Axillium Research

IDE people

Samuele De Guido

Monitoring Officer 



total project spend


'TotalSim has been developing a toolset called Bramble for managing CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations in the cloud. Bramble is a framework that allows non-CFD experts to upload CAD (Computer Aided Design), run simulations and view flow metrics and visualisations. For the ESIM project, TotalSim will create four applications using the Bramble platform for partner SMEs helping them to unlock the power of simulation', said Ivor Annetts, Projects Team Leader, TotalSim Ltd 
Helen Corney, Director, Axillium, said 'We are excited to be a partner in the ESIM project and add Axillium’s expertise and insight to the product. Enabling SME manufacturers in the UK to start utilising the simulations throughout their supply chain is rewarding, and it will benefit the UK manufacturing industry. In future the Bramble platform has the potential to be marketed abroad and to become the industry standard tool for automotive Computer Aided Engineering applications.' 
The ESIM project runs until March 2019.  Three applications will be created over this time as pilot use-cases to demonstrate ESIM potential. 


An IDE Funded Project

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