Aabsolute Analysis Limited
Structural Engineering Analysis

Aabsolute Analysis Limited is a small, structural engineering analysis consultancy based in the South West of Scotland at Glentrool, near to the market town of Newton Stewart. The Company was established in 2011, and is run by John and Tara Lilly.

John and Tara have each gained over 20 years of expertise in the Engineering industry, having worked for global companies worldwide, as well as small, family firms. Our experiences within the Engineering industries have given us exposure to projects from inception, to qualification, and onwards through the product lifecycle, encompassing in-service support, concession, repair and modification work, life extension and decommissioning at product retirement.

‘Our experience is predominantly with aerospace structural analysis, but also from manufacturing and a broad spectrum of engineering environments. Aabsolute Analysis Limited’s aim is to offer a more flexible service, with the emphasis on high quality work. We can support our clients by working as part of a larger team, or as sole support on smaller, or niche tasks that a larger firm could be unable or less willing to support. Aabsolute Analysis Limited’s size and minimum overhead cost allows us to offer a competitive, high quality package to our clients. Whilst our preference is to work on packages remote from the customer, at our own office, we understand the need for close cooperation and therefore are happy to provide on-site support wherever practical.’

Typically Aabsolute Analysis Limited supports its major clients via secure VPN type links to ensure appropriate analysis software is available, this is often ‘in-house’ software or bespoke to our clients. By using a VPN type link the analysis we conduct on behalf of our clients remains securely within our client's IT network. Smaller projects can be managed via file transfer, or other means to suit our individual client’s needs. We’re happy to consider any size of task and in any Engineering field, as we know many of our skill sets are directly transferrable.

 Our skills set include;

·         Analysis from first principles

·         Static analysis

·         Fatigue analysis

·         Damage tolerance analysis

·         Finite element analysis - particularly model verification and validation, result post processing

·         Certification support analysis

·         Test support analysis

·         Signatory level checking and sign-off

·         Project management

·         Generation of high quality documentation in support of all of the above

John and Tara both come originally from Mechanical Engineering backgrounds, with BEng honours degrees from Salford and Northumbria Universities respectively. John comes from a family background of brass founders, he went into the aerospace industry on a graduate training program. He chose to pursue an analysis engineering path, which took him onto senior technical roles including that equivalent to Principal Engineer in a number of companies. Tara started work in a traditional manufacturing engineering environment designing and manufacturing power press tooling, then later moving onto aerospace analysis based roles. She has held Senior Engineer and subsequently technical management roles in a number of companies.

 ‘Our expertise is chiefly based on classical static, damage tolerance and fatigue analysis of metallic aero-mechanical structures. We also have experience of other areas of analysis such as composite structure, finite element, and structural performance and response, as well as non-analysis skills such as project management.’

At Aabsolute Analysis Limited we understand the benefit of good communication skills between all personnel levels within a company, and externally in order to achieve excellence.

 ‘We fully appreciate the necessity of excellent communications with our customers, at all levels within their business, together with the need to provide a high quality service tailored to their individual requirements. Good communication skills of all types are essential to a smooth running project, and providing the final deliverable that the client wants.’

John and Tara would be very pleased to offer you the services of Aabsolute Analysis Limited to support your engineering tasks. If you would like any further information about Aabsolute Analysis Limited, the services we can offer, or to discuss a task please do not hesitate to contact us, we look forward to hearing from you.


01671 840376

35 Glentrool, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 6SY