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Mechanical Engineer

Warsaw, Indiana, United States
November 30, 2017

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Aditya Milind Dandekar

M.S. - Aerospace Engineering

Warsaw, Indiana - 46582


Experienced professional with the knowledge to create or modify 3D parametric models and conduct analytical and computational analysis using computer-aided systems. Certified Design For Six Sigma (DFSSC) and Green Belt Six Sigma (GBSSC) with knowledge of product life-cycle management from concept design through production. Dedicated professional having critical problem-solving skills with the ability to work independently and as a cooperative team member. Eager to learn new commercial methods by contributing academic qualifications and experience in the industrial environment. Areas of expertise:

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Solidworks, CATIA V5

PTC Creo 2.0 (Pro-Engineer)

Unigraphics NX (CAD/CAE/CAM)

Reverse Engineering

Windchill, Teamcenter

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)


Hypermesh, OptiStruct, Abaqus

Structural & Thermal Stress Analysis

Design Optimization

Multi-body & Coupled-Physics Analysis

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)


Matlab, C, C++

Project Planning and Management

Microsoft Office Suite and Project

Presentation, Communication

Technical Documentation

Professional Experience

Research Assistant • The University of Texas at Arlington • Arlington, Texas • Jan 2016 – Present

Reviewed technical data such as drawings, blueprints, reports defining the design parameters to generate a 3D parametric model.

Vetted new concepts for composite structures by developing prototype 3D CAD model on Solidworks or Ansys Design Modeler.

Developed FE Analysis to substantiate CAD design modifications for Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) composite using ANSYS Composite Prep-Post (ACP).

Conducted computational simulations to perform linear/nonlinear structural deformation, stress-strain, vibration, transient (implicit/explicit dynamic) analysis using Abaqus or ANSYS Workbench.

Developed solutions for errors through research or by collaborating with subject matter experts and document generated results.

Assisted professor with FE Analysis for composite structures such as aircraft frame, stringers, automobile chassis, bumpers on Abaqus.

Tutored new graduate assistants to conduct composite structural analysis using ANSYS Composite Prep-Post and Workbench.

Presented graduate thesis project on ‘Finite Element Analysis of Composite Aircraft Fuselage Frame.’

Mechanical Team Leader • CADD Centre Training Services Pvt Ltd • Mumbai, India • Jun 2014 – Jul 2015

Led and managed various initiatives aimed at constantly enhancing the abilities, effectiveness, and efficiency of the team.

Supported marketing team in sales by delivering an in-house or corporate presentation at trade-shows and client offices.

Supervised training of CADD Engineers on PTC Creo (Pro-Engineer), CATIA V5, SOLIDWORKS, GD&T, ANSYS and Microsoft Project.

Recorded course-work forms and process implementations to support the administration.

Increased sales and enrollments for the Centre by 10-15% for the fiscal year.

Mechanical Design Engineer • CADD Centre Training Services Pvt Ltd • Mumbai, India • Sep 2011 – Jun 2014

Interacted with customers for new product design and development on CAD and CAE systems as per requirements.

Mentored engineering school SAE team members to design and conduct FE analysis on chassis frame using Solidworks and Ansys.

Assisted graduate professional to interpret blueprints, create 3D CAD model, assemblies and generate manufacturing drawing as per ASME Y14.5 standards.

Consulted corporate clients on machine design projects such as jigs, fixtures, engine drive train assembly, safety valves, disc clutch assembly, sheet-metal and weldments using PTC Creo (Pro-Engineer), CATIA V5, SOLIDWORKS, and GD&T.

Delivered training for graduate professionals to conduct linear and nonlinear structural deformation, stress-strain, vibration, heat-transfer, fluid flow Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on ANSYS Workbench, ANSYS APDL and Fluent.

Assisted manufacturing clients to generate NC codes using Unigraphics NX-CAM for milling and turning processes.

Conducted corporate training program on Project Management to create and monitor projects using Microsoft Office Project.

Assisted senior technical trainers with the preparation and delivery of training programs.

Developed product expertise by completing Certification Program in ANSYS Workbench and Microsoft Project.

Participated ranked 11th in the National level CAE event ‘Virtuoso Analyst’ and conducted by Head Centre in Chennai, India


The University of Texas at Arlington

Finite Element Analysis of Composite Aircraft Fuselage Frame • Aug 2016 – May 2017

Reviewed subject matter documentation on past research and developed an Individual Disciplinary Analysis (IDA).

Generated 3D parametric model in ANSYS Design Modeler and ANSYS Composite PrepPost (ACP-Pre) module.

Conducted nonlinear transient (Explicit Dynamic) analysis applying composites material like carbon fiber reinforced plastics [CFRP] and glass fiber reinforced plastics [GFRP].

Developed MATLAB code to calculate shear flow in frame cross-section.

Compared stress-strain, the factor of safety (fos), and weight results with traditional aluminum alloy Al-7075, to propose substitute to metal alloys with FRP in an aircraft fuselage frame structure.

Geometry Synthesis for runway landing for NASA Hypersonic Vehicle X43-C • Jul 2016 – Aug 2016

Engaged in professional Parametric Sizing (PS), Data Base (DB)-Knowledge Base (KB)-Parametric Parameter (PP) building to generate a multi-disciplinary system for forecasting & validation.

Developed a sizing level study to identify the solution space for the total system (launch aircraft, booster, cruiser, land) for NASA X-43 Hypersonic vehicle.

Applied reverse engineering on NASA X-43 models to suggest an accurate and efficient landing system for NASA X-43 C.

Maintained project database by generating 3D parametric model geometry and 2D drafting views using CATIA V5R24 and OpenVSP for the other teams to conduct structural and performance base analysis.

Plane Stress Analysis and shape optimization of base plate with hole • Mar 2016 – Jun 2016

Generated a 3D parametric model of a plate with dimensions 40” x 20 “and thickness of 0.1” with a 10” diameter central hole using Solidworks 2017

Computed and compared stress results applying Finite Element (FEA) Analysis by importing geometry in ANSYS Workbench17.0 and Hypermesh 2017 for different Aluminum grades and meshing techniques (coarse and fine) under compressive pressure load.

Conducted shape optimization on the plate design using Hypermesh 2017 Optistruct to determine optimum plate configuration corresponding to load conditions.

Potential Flow over a NACA0012 Airfoil using Finite Difference Method • Nov 2015 – Dec 2015

Developed a code using C++ to generate 2D O-grid mesh over a NACA 0012 airfoil.

Developed a code using C++ to calculate pressure, velocity, and stream function results and MATLAB to generate result plots and graphs.

Calculated and compared incompressible and compressible flow subsonic potential flow over NACA 0012 airfoil using O-grid meshing.

CADD Centre Training Services Pvt Ltd

4-Cylinder Engine Assembly using PTC Creo Parametric 2.0 • Aug 2014 – Sep 2014

Generated engine parts such as valve, camshaft, crankshaft, gears, cylinder head, piston using part design module.

Created assembly and generated drafting views with bill of materials.

Applied Pro-Mechanism to animate engine working model.

Aircraft Landing Gear Assembly using PTC Creo Parametric 2.0 • Feb 2014 – Mar 2014

Generated landing gear parts such as drag strut, pneumatic cylinder, piston, torsion link, Avion using part design module.

Created assembly and generated drafting views with bill of materials.

SMPS Assembly using Solidworks 2016 • Nov 2013 – Dec 2013

Generated SMPS top and bottom cover using Sheetmetal design module, applied various punch (form) and cut features.

Created assembly and generated drafting views with bill of materials.


Master of Science (M.S.) Aerospace Engineering • The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX • May 2017

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) Aeronautical Engineering • The Aeronautical Society of India, Delhi, India • June 2014


Diploma in Product Design and Analysis

Master Diploma Mechanical CADD

Design For Six Sigma Certified

Six Sigma Green Belt Certified

Project Management Essentials Certified

Rapid Prototyping for Product Design

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