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Structural Analysis Engineer

Wichita, Kansas, United States
January 31, 2018

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Vibhakar Seewoogolam

Tel: (***) -***- **** E-mail: Wichita, KS


Structural Analysis Engineer at Spirit Aerosystems with 7+ years of experience in the aircraft industry, of which 5+ years of stress analysis involving the substantiation of complex aircraft structures in addition to coordinating with multiple engineering disciplines for successful engineering releases.

US Person Status: US Permanent Resident


Wichita State University MS in Mechanical Engrg December 2015 Wichita State University Bachelors in Aerospace Engrg May 2011 SKILLS/TOOLS:

Stress Tools: MSC Patran\Nastran, Boeing Specific Tools - Proficient ANSYS, MSC Adams, Abaqus- Limited Experience

Design\Simulation: CATIA V5 R18, AutoCad, Verisurf - Proficient

Programming: Visual Basic, MATLAB, Fortran

MS Office and Adobe Photoshop


Structural Analysis Engineer (March 2014 - Present) Spirit Aerosystems, Wichita, KS

● Supported the 737 MAX Boeing Fuselage (Section 48 and Skins & Stringers groups) and 737 MAX Propulsion Structures

(Thrust Reverser group) by managing all assigned projects from a stress standpoint.

● Authored multiple technical reports (strength check notes), for different derivatives, to substantiate the structural validity of aircraft parts using Static, Fatigue, Limit of Validity (LOV), WideSpread Fatigue Damage (WFD) and Failsafe analyses where applicable, in addition to creating automated templates to facilitate analysis on future derivatives.

● Performed complex aircraft primary structures’ analysis using hand calculations (Bruhn, Roarks, Peterson), FEA

(Patran/Nastran), Boeing Tools and Structural Repair Manual (SRM) analysis together with technical documentation.

● Actively involved in the complete Non-Recurring Production Definition (NRPD) process for most of the assigned structures which included approving parts based on stress sizing and detailed engineering drawing/layout reviews.

● Led the certification of an aircraft component through stress analysis, backed by testing and presented data that demonstrate predicted performance to Boeing Aircraft Representatives (AR); which resulted in recognition in crew meeting following the structure’s anticipated behavior during flight test being accurate.

● Provided technical support to customers by solving the issue that caused the fleet to be temporarily grounded and performed lead review of multiple technical reports of peers. Project Engineer (October 2012 - February 2014)

D-J Engineering, Augusta, KS

● Generated recovery plans while performing reverse engineering and coordinating with multiple engineering disciplines.

● Interpreted Engineering Drawings to validate Aircraft Parts Tolerance, Condition of Supply, and Part Lists.

● Verified aircraft parts using Leica Absolute Tracker AT 901 based on engineering drawings and models from various customers including Spirit, Boeing, Airbus, Triumph, Cessna, and Bombardier/Learjet.

● Produced technical documents, improved existing design solutions and developed tools from clean sheet to manufacture aircraft parts.

● Scheduled stress relief operations for aircrafts parts, performed stress analysis on CATIA (FEA) applying suitable constraints, material properties and loads, and validated the results with hand analysis. Testing Technician (February 2010 – August 2012)

Mechanical Test Lab, National Institute for Aviation Research Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

● Static & Fatigue testing of composite materials according to ASTM/Boeing/SACMA standards.

● Performed environmental testing for temperature ranging from -200F to +600F.

● Conducted data analysis for fatigue and static tests using data analysis tools.

● Tested various composites for stress and strain in NIAR using MTS load frames.

● Projects involved:

o Testing of Composite materials for NCAMP, Learjet 85, Cytec, Hexcel, Park Aircraft. o Impact testing, Void analysis and Non- Destructive Inspection of composite materials o Perform Physical Testing (Fiber Content Analysis) PROJECT AND RESEARCH:

Masters Project (August 2012 -December 2015)

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

Wing Design for a Micro-Air Vehicle (MAV) using nanofibers.

● Objective was to obtain a lighter and stronger material for the wing for high performance and reliability.

● Performed Electro-Spinning to produce the nanofibers the Scanning Electron Microscope to verify the surface topography and composition of the fibers.

● Devised a flapping test mechanism to simulate the behavior of a butterfly wing prototype and measured the flapping frequency using sound wave reader device to ultimately compare the strength of the material. Senior Design Project (August 2010 - May 2011)

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

Remote Controlled Airplane (Water Bomber)

● Propulsion Lead and Aerodynamics and Structures Staff: Power and propeller selection, performance, electrical connections and airfoil selection.

● Monitored the stress/strain analysis for the aircraft built in Senior Design before flight test. (Using CATIA, Nastran and ANSYS)

● Actively involved in Aerospace Senior Design Project (2010) to study the effect of Micro Vortex Generators on Cessna 172 1/3 Scale Wing. (Tested in the 7 by 10 Walter Beech Memorial Wind Tunnel) Other Skills

Strong organizational skills satisfying customer service Ability to work well under pressure and extra hours when required under minimum supervision Excellent oral and written skills

Great team work and motivational skills

Contributing new ideas to help solve basic technical problems Good knowledge of aircraft structure and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Demonstrated leadership qualities through work related projects References

Wayne Baker

Manager, Stress Sustaining, Boeing Program

Spirit Aerosystems, Wichita, KS


Dr Ramazan Asmatulu

Associate Professor Mechanical Department

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS


Victor Atughonu

Spirit Aerosystems, Wichita, KS


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