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Engineering Design and Analysis using Unigraphics NX

Flint, Michigan, United States
February 14, 2018

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Viraj Bharat Dave

***, * ********* ******, *****- 48504, MI, USA

Contact: +1-816-***-**** E-Mail:

Objective To work and enhance technical skills of designing and simulation by concentrating on mechanics and material properties of mechanical components.


Master of Science, Automotive Systems. G.P.A (till 5th term): 3.8/4

Kettering University, Flint, MI. Expected Grad. Date: march 2018

Related course: Introduction to Finite element analysis (Ansys, NX 11.0 Nastran used), Computer Aided Engineering (NX 11.0 used), Advance Composite material, Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Power Train, Power Systems, Engineering Mathematics, Fuel cell.

Bachelors of Technology, Mechanical Engineering. G.P.A: 3.65/4

Charotar University of Science and Technology, Anand, Gujarat, India. Grad. Date: May 2015

Related course: Machine design, Fluid dynamics and mechanics, Thermal engineering and heat transfer, IC engine, Automotive systems, Mechanics of solid, strength of materials, Engineering Mathematics.

Engineering experience

Designing and optimization of 8.8-inch Ford rear axle housing (Graduate Thesis)

NX model of exact prototype.

Performing simulation using both static and Response dynamic in ANSYS and NX 11.0 respectively.

Geometric optimizing and later checking the fuel economy on different road conditions.

Trying the use composites on high stress areas.

Research experience in Design (Unigraphics NX, ANSYS)

Design and analysis (Structural and thermal) of Turbocharger bracket for Formula SAE competition car using NX 11.0.

Design, analysis and 3D print of camera brackets for AUTODRIVE challenge using NX 11.0.

Stress analysis of helical spring and control arm, comparing results with different alloys in NX 11.0.

Linear and Non linear buckling simulation of control arm in independent suspension in NX 11.0.

Analyzing mechanical properties of helical spring of suspensions by trying different types design conditions.

Thermal mapping of electric board in both ANSYS and NX 11.0 for AUTODRIVE challenge.

Teaching Assistantship for CAE course and upkeeping 3D printing

The course taught is a 300 level course which involves Design, assembly and stress analysis of mechanical components.

Unigraphics NX and Nastran used as the software

Assembling, maintaining, and improving performance of the 3D printers (Tarantula, MakerBot)

Research Assistantship in Chemical engineering

Development of natural fiber and carbon composites which can be used for automobile interiors.

Working on the head light project sponsored by Ford Motors. Trying to increase the durability of head light and tail light by increasing UV protection and scratch resistance.

Focusing on atmospheric air/N2 plasma treatment. Verifying results by XPS instrument and laser beam process.

Project trainee at GENERAL MOTORS INDIA, Halol. (25th May 2015 to 25th August 2015)

Assigned in the power train department and helped with product engineering department work.

Had opportunity to Participate in built of new BS-4 qualified engine for Chevrolet Tavera and assembly built of Chevrolet spin.

Designing and fabrication of 6 seated golf cart

Designing a golf cart for commuting within the college. Had to consider the grade and different type roads within the college.

Designed the rear axle. Used machine design concepts to make step down gear box and differential for desired torque and speed. Helped in deciding electric motor specifications.

Activity and Technical skills

Software Proficiency: Siemens NX 11.0 (Nastran), MATLAB, Ansys, Auto CAD, Solid Works.

Student member of ASM (American Society for materials international Detroit Chapter (formal member of Gujarat Chapter, India)

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