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Mechanical Engineering Sheet Metal

Santa Barbara, California, United States
May 30, 2017

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Majid Deldar

*** *********** **, *** * Santa Barbara, CA 93110

(812) ***-****


Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering August 2016

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Dissertation: Decentralized multivariable modeling and control of hydrostatic drivetrain wind turbine

M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering March 2004

Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran

Thesis: Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) path planning in an unknown environment

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering September 2001

Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran

Senior Project: Design and prototyping of a 2-axis CNC table utilized for plasma sheet metal cutting


Researcher August 2011-July 2016

Mechanical Engineering Department at Purdue School of Engineering at Indianapolis

Analyzed drivetrain for wind turbine applications: Geared, hydrostatic and direct drive.

Programmed on MATLAB: Scripting m-file, used-defined functions and data logging from test-benches.

Modeled and simulated physical systems using Simulink Toolbox in MATLAB.

Designed hydrostatic transmission: Component dimensioning, operation planning, hydraulic circuitry design.

Configured test-bench with hardware-in-loop: Electric motors, hydraulic pumps/motors, alternators, dSPACE and computer interface.

Conducted experiments on hydraulic test-benches to assess its efficiency and analyze the feasibility for wind turbine application.

Designed control systems: Real-time optimal control, robust control configuration for multivariable system.

Onboard Diagnostic (OBD) Analyst (Internship) June-August 2012

Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN, USA

Analyzed diesel engine data to find malfunctions of the after-treatment system such as diesel particulate filter (DPF). NOx absorber catalyst and Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)

Investigated root causes of failures in after-treatment systems.

Suggested preventive/corrective actions for malfunctioning of the after-treatment systems.

Manufacturing Engineering Manager October 2007- August 2009

Foolad Fan Co., Esfahan, Iran: Manufacturing machinery for oil/gas refineries, steel and mining industry

Planned and conducted manufacturing processes: Welding, metal forming, machining, casting and forging: Configuring Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) and specifying sequences of fabrications.

Managed projects: Timely production, adhering to budget and improving productivity.

Modified design for manufacturing processes including material substitution, revising tolerance of parts and revising fabrication methods.

Coordinated work flow from raw material through final product: identifying work flow bottle-necks, rearranging personnel assignments to optimize productions.

Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Assurance December 2005- September 2007

Idea Sazan Sanat Inc., Tehran, Iran: Specialized in Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects

Revised and modified CAD drawings: Identifying drawings technical errors and liaison with design teams for corrections.

Supervised and consulted on project progress at satellite factories.

Controlled Quality of products manufactured by contractors/vendors: Geometric tolerance (GD&T), interpreting non-destructive test (NDT) results and welding inspection.

Modified design and material selection to reduce manufacturing cost and improve life cycle (DFM).

Research and Development Engineer June 2001-June 2003

Laboratory and Research Center of Material Strength and Quality Control, Tehran, Iran

Designed jig/fixtures for destructive tests such as tensile, compression strength, fatigue and impact tests.

Designed and prototyped customized machines for mechanical properties tests.

Performed destructive tests on assemblies:

Consulted on design and material selections for improvement of mechanical properties of parts/devices.

Technical Skills

Proficiency in: MATLAB scripting, m.files and Simulink toolbox.

Proficiency in modeling and simulation of hydraulics and mechanical systems.

Hands on experiences in designing and prototyping of hydraulic systems.

Conducting experiments in laboratory settings: Implementing hardware-in-loop, real time data acquisition.

Hands-on experiences in manufacturing engineering: Machining, sheet metal forming, welding, casting.

Experienced in SolidWorks and AutoCAD.

Familiar with other 3D modeling software such as CATIA.

Advanced knowledge of control system design: Nonlinear control system, optimal control, MIMO system.

Experienced in destructive and Non-destructive Test (NDT) of materials.

Selected Industrial Projects

Fabrication of heavy industry equipment such as aluminum furnace shell structures

for Hormozgan Aluminum Complex Foolad Fan Co. Esfahan, Iran. 2007-2009

Fabrication of oil and gas refineries equipment: Piping, ducts, vessels and platforms. 2007-2009

Fabrication of machinery for cement plants: Stacker and re-claimer of raw materials, granola feeders, Mammut Hammer crusher designed by ThyssenKrupp, Pfeiffer cement mills, belt and chain conveyors and sheet metal structures, Idea Sazan Sanaat, Tehran, Iran. 2005-2007

Design and prototyping of a 2-axis CNC table for plasma sheet metal cutting. 2001-2003

Research Projects

Design, prototyping and test of hydraulic test-bench to analyze the efficiency, operation performance and feasibility for wind turbine application, ESPEL Laboratory, Indianapolis

Modeling and simulation of hydraulic transmissions: Valve-controlled and displacement-controlled system.

Configuration optimization methodology for wind turbines with hydrostatic drive-train.

Control system design for hydrostatic drive-train wind turbine.

Robust nonlinear multivariable control system.

Sensor-less maximum power point tracking of wind power input.

Real-time optimal control system design.

Selected publications (at journals and conferences’ proceedings):

Modeling of a Hydraulic Wind Power Transfer Utilizing a Proportional Valve.

A Hydraulic Wind Power Transfer System: Operation and Modeling.

Hydraulic Wind Power Plants: A Nonlinear Model of Low Wind Speed Operation.

Configuration Analysis, Modeling, Design of a Wind Turbine with Hydrostatic Transmission System.

Adaptive control of a hydraulic wind power system using multiple models.

A model linearization technique for hydraulic wind power systems.

Complete list of publications with details can be found on the following Google Scholar page:


“Efficiency analysis of hydraulic wind power transfer system”

IEEE International Conference on Electro/ Information Technology (EIT)

May 2013, Rapid city, SD, USA.

“Modeling of a hydraulic wind power transfer system utilizing a proportional valve”

IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)

September 2013, Denver, CO, USA.


Research Assistantship, ME Department- ESPEL Laboratory

Purdue School of Engineering at Indianapolis August 2015-December 2015

Teaching Assistantship, ME Department,

Purdue School of Engineering at Indianapolis August 2012- August 2015

Research Fellowship, Mechanical Engineering Department,

Purdue School of Engineering at Indianapolis, August 2011-August 2012

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