https://www.linkedin.com/in/kushal-vashi-77bb05b3/ OBJECTIVE: Enthusiastic and determined Mechanical Engineer, seeking a challenging position in the field of Mechanical Engineering for Fall’2018 utilizing my educational background and experience in the area of Research, Mechanical Design, CAE and Project Management.
MS Mechanical Engineering Wayne State University, Detroit, USA May, 2019 COURSEWORK:
Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Mechanics of Composite Materials, Crashworthiness and Occupant Protection in Transportation System (CRASH 1), Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials, Manufacturing Process Mechanics (MPM), Engineering Analysis. BE Mechanical Engineering Gujarat Technological University, Gujarat, India May, 2016 ENGINEERING RESEARCH AND PROJECT:
Research and literature survey on Damage tolerance and failure mechanics of composites.
Characterized the composite for failure using MATLAB & successfully designed a composite spar for a Small Aircraft.
Research on Damage tolerance on Automobile Braking System and also on A Study on Failure Mechanics on High – Velocity Impact behavior of Composite Plates under bird strike loading to get the cause and conduct of Damage Tolerance Failures and Strength.
Study on Failure Mechanics on Delamination of Composite Plates due to Impact Loading to acquire the knowledge regarding the behavior of Composite Plates under High Velocity Impact.
Analysis of different Vehicle Structures under Crashworthiness using CFRP and Advanced High Strength Steel using LS – Dyna.
Crashworthiness and Occupant Protection I Transportation System:
Sensitivity of frontal occupant protection design parameters using the sled model representing the Belted 50% Hybrid III dummy in the driver seat using LS-Dyna.
Studied material properties for High Strength Steel and used Martensitic, DP 980 and TRIP 780 for designing the car including the Safety ratings of RAV4 from NHTSA and IIHS. Optimization of Warping Machine and Implementation of 5’S Methodology
The research is based on decreasing the breakage of Number of Warp Yarns during Warping Process by partially decreasing the Beam drum Pressure and also running the machine at optimum speed. The output of research came up with increasing the productivity and decreasing the waste using Minitab’16 Software. SKILLS:
Designing Software : AutoCAD’14, Solidworks’16, Unigraphics NX 8.0
Analysis Software : HyperMESH’13, LS-Dyna (LS-PrePost) 4.3.20, DFMEA, GD&T, ABAQUS
Math Software : MATLAB’16 (Beginners level), Minitab’16, DOE, Function Model, Mathematica
Utility Software : MS Office
Mechanical Engineer Intern June, 2015 – May, 2016 Kumar Cotton Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Analyzed the Warping Machine for decreasing the waste of cotton materials and increasing the productivity. The analysis is done by partial decreasing the beam drum pressure and by running the machine at optimum Warping Speed, through which the number of Warp Yarn decreases.
Mechanical Engineer (Ahmedabad, India) June, 2016 – December, 2016 Kumar Cotton Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Implemented 5’S Methodology i.e. Sort, Set-in-order, Shine, Sustain and Standardize to decrease the wastage of materials and to increase the surrounding environment with good working conditions.
Created the DoE (Design of Experiment) using Minitab’ 16 to run the Warping Machine much efficiently without any backdrop and to increase the production time and also to increase the productivity.
Participated in cross-functional teams for new product development, continuous improvement in current Cotton product standards & quality of the material using DFMEA.
Organized weekly meetings and detailed documentations of project. EXTRA-CURRICULAR:
SAENIS “EffiCycle” • •
Responsibility: Design and management of the stuff used for the manufacturing and calculation of Steering Gear with Ackerman Steering Geometry.
SAENIS BAJA • • ATV CHALLENGE:
Responsibility: Member of SAE and having experience in Maintenance of ATV Car, racing tracks and development of the car.
HPVC – Human Power Vehicle Challenge
Responsibility: Design and development of a human powered cycle for off-road tracks with optimum design, development and additional qualities of gear train with more output speeds impinging less effort to drive.
FSAE – Formulae SAE – Wayne State University
Responsibility: Design and development of a Formulae Racing Car with prime Focus on Ergonomics, Design Calculations and Analysis in the Field of FEA and CAE. PUBLICATIONS (PEER REVIEWED):-
Vashi K, Patel M and Prof. Patel, “A Review on Recent Development on Warping Machine during Yarn Breaks” on IJSETR-International Organization of Science, Engineering and Technological Research, April 2016 (Impact Factor – 3.59).
Vashi K, Patel M and Prof. Patel, “Analysis of Number of Yarn Breaks during Warping Process” on IOSR- International Organization of Scientific Research, April 2016 (Impact Factor – 3.712).
Vashi K, Patel M and Prof. Patel, “Analysis of Number of Yarn Breaks during Warping Process” at 7th National Level Conference on Emerging Vistas of Technology, March 2016 (NCEVT). AWARDS:-
Awarded the Wayne State University Scholarship of $3000 per Semester by the Dean of Graduate School.
Awarded with the best Technical Paper at National Level Technical Symposium by NCEVT.