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Engineer Mechanical Engineering

San Diego, California, United States
January 16, 2018

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Hoda Davoodi

**** ***** **. **** ***, San Diego, CA 92103 979-***-****


To obtain a position as a Mechanical Engineer.


Fast learner with strong technical knowledge of solid mechanics and material science.

Experienced in Mechanical design and detailed engineering (using ACAD/Solid works).

Experienced with FEA and material characterization.

Knowledge of viscoelasticity and damage mechanics.

Enterprise oriented with motivation to meet deadlines and deliver business goals.

Team player with good communication skills.


Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering Dec 2017 Title: Modeling Time dependent Behaviors of Polymeric Sandwich Composites at Various Environmental Conditions. Cumulative GPR: 3.20

Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering March 2008 Title: Stress Relaxation Simulation in Post Welding Heat Treatment of stainless steel pipes. Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering/Minor in solid mechanics Sep 2005 EXPERIENCE

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Research Assistant May 2013-Dec 2017

Conducted Finite Element Analysis of polymeric sandwich composites using Abaqus.

Developed a UMAT subroutine (using FORTRAN) to model a nonlinear viscoelastic material in Abaqus.

Modelled delamination and crack propagation in sandwich composites using cohesive elements in Abaqus.

Investigated life performance of polymeric sandwich composites under creep, stress relaxation and cyclic loading

Performed material characterization.

Analyzed degradation in viscoelastic solid polymers. Middle-East Turbo Compressor Co. (Turbo Tech), Tehran, Iran Project Engineer May 2011-Sep 2011

Investigated a comprehensive study of the effect of using gas turbine inlet air cooling on power and efficiency of power plants using Thermoflow.

MAPNA Boiler Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Tehran, Iran Design Engineer, Aug 2009- Apr 2011

Mechanical design of Heat Recovery Steam Generators (capacity 150 T/h) utilized in the downstream of 160MW Siemens SGT5-2000E gas turbine.

Design of pressure parts for Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) such as pipes, headers and drums based on ASME standard (Sections I, II).

Prepared drawings for the manufacturing, installation and material purchase.

Created Bill of Materials.

Mentored an entry level engineer in the Mechanical Division. Hoda Davoodi Resume, page 2 of 2

Azar Ab Industries, Tehran, Iran

Design Engineer Oct 2007-Aug 2009

Mechanical design of industrial steam boilers with capacity of up to 2200 T/h.

Prepared boiler general arrangement drawings.

Generated detailed design drawings for manufacturing, installation and material purchase.

Created fabrication and assembly drawings of pressure parts such as drums, headers, Risers, tubes, pipes, economizer headers, furnace walls and super-heaters and non-pressure parts like casing, piping and pipe supports.

Prepared Bill of Materials for pressure and non-pressure parts. COMPUTER SKILLS

CAD: SolidWorks, AutoCAD

Technical: ABAQUS, ANSYS

Programming: FORTRAN

Others: Microsoft Office, Thermoflow


Review of Gas Turbine Inlet Filtration Systems.

Stress analysis of welding in stainless steel pipes using Abaqus.

Design of piper Cherokee airfoil using composite materials.

Review of Silicon nanowires and their applications. TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Teaching Assistant Aug 2012-May 2013

Held office hours, administered tests and graded homework and exams for Statics and Material Science. Valliasr Technical College, Tehran, Iran

Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering Sep 2007-Jan 2008

Instructor for Material Science.

Prepared lecture presentations, administered Tests and graded exams. PUBLICATION

Analyses of viscoelastic solid polymers undergoing degradation, Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials. 19, 397–417 (2015).

Post Welding Heat Treatment Simulation in Welded Stainless Steel Pipe and Comparison with Experiment, Advanced Materials Research Vols. 83-86 (2010) pp 237-243

Residual Stress Simulation & Investigation of Heat Flux Effect on Welded Pipe, ISME2008, Iran, Kerman.

Modeling Time dependent Behaviors of Polymeric Sandwich Composites at Various Environmental Conditions

( In preparation)


Texas A&M University Mechanical Engineering Graduate (Charles Crawford) Fellowship, 2012. WORK AUTHORIZATION

Authorized to work in the US without sponsorship (Green Card in process)

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