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Engineer Design

April 20, 2018

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Nishant Patel 707-***-**** LinkedIn

Objective: Actively seeking full time opportunities as Aerospace Engineer- Mechanical Systems Education

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering San Jose State University GPA: 3.68 May 2018 B.E. in Mechanical Engineering Gujarat Technological University, India GPA: 3.40 May 2016 Skills and Tools

CFD Tools ANSYS Fluent, ESI and Star CCM+

FEA Tools ANSYS Mechanical, MSC NASTRAN and PATRAN Design Tools SolidWorks, Unigraphics NX and AutoCAD Airfoil Analysis Tools XFoil and XLRF5

Programming Language Basic C++ and MATLAB

Other skill Microsoft Office

Professional Experience

Assistant Engineer (Co-op), Z-Axis Unmanned Machines Pvt. Ltd. May ’14 to June ‘16

• The company is a start-up which is designs and manufactures drones and R/c aircrafts for client’s specific applications before the company was established, the owner would work on the freelance basis.

• My primary responsibility included preliminary design of the drone and assembling. Conduct the test flight for trim conditions and check for other defects. Due to my proficiency, I used to repair the drones. I was expected to provide a weekly report to technical head of the company.

Intern, Mercedes Benz, Benchmark Motors March ’15 to April ‘15

• It’s a showroom as well as a company authorized service station.

• I was responsible to keep a record for the cars coming in for the maintenance and repair with the status on the work. My knowledge on automobiles and IC engine was put into real life application and do the primary diagnostics of the car. Assist the chief technician in the repair and maintenance of the car. Projects

Design of Medium Size Blended Wing Body Subsonic Transport Aircraft

• The unconventional design has inherent capability for reduction in fuel burn when compared to the conventional design. Preliminary class 1 and class 2 design for a BWB aircraft.

• The overall design of different main components as well as the aircraft subsystems based on the mass fraction method of weight estimation. The preliminary design of the aircraft is according to the regulations of FAR hence the aircraft is FAR 25 certifiable.

CFD Analysis if Heat Transfer Characteristics of Nanofluid with different Concentration

• Implemented a CAD model of a heated cube in a pipe with constant heat flux system for the simulation and comparison of nanofluid and traditional coolants for their heat transfer characteristics.

• Simulated the system for different concentrations of nanoparticles and coolants for their heat transfer characteristics. The nanofluid showed an increase in heat transfer characteristics by 14 percent. CFD Analysis of Blended Wing Body airplane for aerodynamic forces

• A medium size blended wing aircraft was analyzed and compared with conventional aircraft design for the aero- forces and for fuel burn.

• Simulation was conducted at different angle of attack for the BWB aircraft and results concluded that there is a drastic decrease in drag due to its inherent design. It could conclude that the design would provide 21 percent less fuel burn.

Extra-curricular activities

• Professional aero-modeler

• Conducted workshops on aero-modelling

• Team lead at Blitzkrieg Design Competition, IIT Bombay

• Represented college at district level basketball competition

• Completed two grades of ABRSM for western classical guitar

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