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Mechanical Engineer Project

Arlington, TX, 76013
March 15, 2018

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AJITKUMAR CHORAGE, Ph: 479-***-**** 413 Summit Ave. Apt 249, Arlington, Texas 76013


Seasoned professional with close to 9 years of aerospace industry experience as FEA/Stress Analyst, having worked with design validation of various aircraft structural components and mechanical systems for OEM. Demonstrated leadership skills with close to 4 years of experience in leading the team of 6 or more. Excellent communication and project management skills. An efficient team player who always seek to add value to the organization served.


Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, GPA: 3.4 Jan 2016- Dec 2017 University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, US.

Honors: DNE Lawrence Stephens scholarship award 2016

Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering June 2005

The Aeronautical Society of India, New Delhi, India.


Non-linear static FE analysis of primary metallic and composite structures. Classical stress analysis methods.

Good knowledge of composite components design, laminate theory, stress failure criterion, fracture mechanics, load paths, free body diagrams, beam models, contacts, mode shapes, natural frequencies, vibrations, thermal conduction.

Proficient with FE solvers like MSC NASTRAN, ABAQUS standard, OptiStruct and FE pre-and post-processing tools like HYPERMESH, MSC PATRAN, ABAQUS CAE/Viewer, ANSA

Hands on experience with ANSYS (Workbench/ APDL), Matlab, FEMAP, CATIA V5, SolidWorks and MS office.


SAFRAN Engineering Services India Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, India

Stress Lead, AIRBUS France projects May 2011 – October 2014

Project Title: Strength analysis of Airbus A350-900 nose-fuselage orbital and longitudinal junctions at various frames.

Lead a team to perform non-linear static analysis of Detailed Finite Element Models (DFEM) under aircraft and test boundary conditions.

Designed and analyzed test DFEM by generating test load sequence to validate the circumferential joint sizing process. Studied test specimen for various manufacturing defects.

Certification study of composite and metallic frame junctions for plain strength, damage tolerance, bolted joint design.

Monitored project metrics, mitigation of deviations in quality/schedule/effort to meet the end customer requirements.

Independently executed pilot project of A350 DFEM activity at AIRBUS Toulouse, France.

Trained offshore team through extensively developed training material. Developed exhaustive checklists for Pre-Post processing and analysis, which helped in reducing the errors by 10-15% which was appreciated by client.

Documented common adapted best practices, lessons learnt and shared on knowledge sharing portal.

Sr. Mechanical Engineer, AIRBUS France projects May 2010 – May 2011

Project Title: FE analysis of aircraft secondary components using MSC PATRAN and NASTRAN

Nonlinear static analysis of aircraft secondary components like Cockpit Door Module (CDM) fitting, Electrical brackets fittings and other attachments etc. under different loads and boundary conditions.

Mechanical Engineer, Messier Dowty sites-Canada, France, UK June 2007 – May 2010

Project Title: Nonlinear static contact analysis of landing gear components for Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier aircrafts.

Structural non-linear static contact analysis of landing gear components using ABAQUS, under the ultimate load cases using the boundary conditions from connecting parts.

Achieved model to model convergence to study coarse and refined mesh models and possible design changes.

First in the department to successfully implement the Sub modeling technique, used to study model to model convergence for critical regions using PATRAN, ABAQUS Standard and presented in certification reports.

Received frequent appreciation from Safran peers and clients for First Time Right (FTR), effective project coordination, foreseeing and communicating technical issues.

Mechanical Engineer, Snecma services, France December 2006 – June 2007

Project Title: Design and validation of Snecma engines repair and overhaul support tools using hand calculations.

Designed and assessed the strength of the support tools consisting hooks, brackets, lugs with holes and fixtures against their allowable strengths under shear, axial, bearing, torsional loads to find critical reserve factors.

National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bangalore, India

Graduate Trainee Engineer December 2005 – December 2006

Project Title: Design and analysis of Reusable Launch vehicle (RLV) components

Preliminary modeling, design modifications and meshing of RLV wing. Assisted NAL scientists in building FE models during design phase of RLV wing-fuselage lug attachments using HyperMesh.

Volunteering: Coordinator for blood donation camps and organizing committee member of fun club at SAFRAN.

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