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Engineering Design

Location:
Champaign, Illinois, United States
Posted:
August 14, 2018

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NIKHIL ANTO VALLUVAN

*** * ****** **, *********, IL 61820 217-***-**** ac6n8e@r.postjobfree.com

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign August 2018

Master of Science, Aerospace engineering GPA: 3.66 /4.00

SSN College of Engineering, Anna University Chennai, India

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering May 2016

Research

Development of Thermal Flow Solver June 2017 - Present

Working on the development of a Lagrangian algorithm to solve fluid flow problems with heat transfer

Developed versatile C++ code that can handle flow structure interactions efficiently

Validated code for potential electronics cooling application

Computational Study of Tribrachial Flames using Ansys Fluent December 2015 – April 2016

Implemented computational model of a system operating in the tribrachial regime

Evaluated accuracy of solution against published results

Investigated increased laminar flame speeds in tribrachial flames for more general cases

Projects

Design and Management of Data Center Cooling Systems March 2017 – May 2017

Constructed a CFD model of a data center using Icepak and validated against published data

Evaluated validity of industry practices to protect against CRAC unit (HVAC) failure

Flame Propagation in Closed Vessels April 2017 – May 2017

Analyzed the problem and formulated a mathematical model for the system

Developed numerical code in MATLAB to solve for the case of a centrally ignited spherical container

Design and Fabrication of Thermal Conductivity Test Rig February 2015 – April 2015

Led a 4-member team working to develop a test rig to determine thermal conductivity of thin film polymer matrix composites

Designed and built the test rig using commercial CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) solvers and setup LabView based data acquisition system for the Materials research lab in a 3-month period

Design and Fabrication of a Go-kart December 2013 – September 2014

Led a sub-team of 5 in charge of power train and transmission

Performed FEA analysis to aid in choice of components to reduce inefficiencies

Ranked 14th in a nationwide event in India. (Was race day driver)

Experience

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Fall 2015

Intern, Aircraft Research and Design Centre Bangalore, India

Worked cohesively across multiple product lines to understand overall design process

Reviewed current practices in the wing and empennage section and submitted report on potential improvements to design process

Technical Skills and Languages

Programming and scientific computing: C, C++, MATLAB

Computer Aided Design: Creo, AutoCAD, Solidworks

CFD packages: Ansys Fluent, Star CCM+, Solidworks FlowSimulation

Other: HPC, Linux/Unix, Ansys Icepak, Arduino, Processing, Ansys(FEA), Linux, LabView



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