Sri Hariharan Muralidharan
Creative, performance focused and results oriented Mechanical graduate with 2+ years of experience in Mechanical Design, Validation and Testing. Equipped with solid project management skills and excellent ability to work in fast-paced and critical settings without compromising quality in performance. Actively seeking a challenging position to further enhance and utilize acquired skills and knowledge in the field of mechanical and quality engineering.
2+ year experience as Mechanical Design and Test Engineer specialising in structural design of mechanical components.
Experience in EVT phase of mechanical design validation and testing with conformance to ISO/IEC 17025 and standardised test report preparation.
Proficient in creating 2D and 3D drawings and models using AutoCAD, Solidworks, CATIA and ANSYS Design Modeler.
Skilled in performing structural analysis of mechanical components for static and transient loads using ANSYS.
Experience in compiling structural stress, deformation, modal and buckling analysis reports for mechanical components using ANSYS Post Processor.
Skilled in testing of mechanical properties of materials and prototypes using DT and NDT methods and dimensional analysis using CMM and Gauge R&R study.
Industrial knowledge in application of DFMA techniques and GD&T in design process to facilitate manufacturing in addition to coursework knowledge.
Strong quality system acumen in Post Market Surveillance, Product Failure Analysis, FMEA Assessment & Remediation Projects, Risk Management, CAPA, Process Improvement and Complaint Handling.
Skilled at PPAP planning, elimination of Non-Value-added activities and part conformance inspection.
Experience in creating and maintaining documentations such as Bill of Materials (BOM), Purchase and Factory orders, Non-Conformance reports, Standardised Work Instructions (SWI), Design and Technical Drawings.
Skilled in numerical computing environments – MATLAB and R Studio using C++ and R languages.
Hands on experience in manufacturing process using both CNC machines and conventional manufacturing tools for Aluminium Alloys and Sheet Metal components.
Strong coursework knowledge in Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue of Materials and Probabilistic and Statistical Analysis (Multivariate Random Processes).
Certified CAE Engineer and Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt with knowledge of ISO 26262, ISO/TS 16494 and ISO 14001.
Possess impressive analytical and problem-solving traits with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.
Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), 5S, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Root Cause Analysis, Statistical Process Control, Supply Chain Management (SCM), 8D Problem Solving, Lean Six Sigma, ISO 26262, ISO/TS 16949
ANSYS, CATIA, SolidWorks, MATLAB, RStudio, NASA CEA, AutoCAD, ProE, HyperMesh, Finite Element Method (FEM) Analysis & Modelling, Design for Manufacturability & Assembly (DFMA)
Sakthi Automotive, Detroit MI USA Jul 2017 - Present
Mechanical Design Engineer
Design machining tools and dies for manufacture of automotive parts and redesign client parts using DFMA and GD&T techniques to facilitate production process using CATIA.
Perform FEM meshing and structural analysis of designed tools and dies using ANSYS and forward analysis reports to run ISO 230 test codes.
Perform structural analysis on redesigned parts in accordance to client specification and analyse the results for conformance using ANSYS.
Work with client engineering team to prepare test requirements and specifications for EVTs and DVTs and compile EVT report.
Perform NDT using FT-IR spectrograph and dimensional analysis using CMM on Aluminium alloy prototype and prepare CMM report for post-production validation technician inspection.
Prepare 2D drawings and 3D models, design documents and Bill of Materials for the designed tools and dies and redesigned client steering knuckle components.
Calculate the residual stresses and check produced parts for destructive residual stress from Noise Test Report.
Apply APQP methodology to ensure that the product quality is built into the production process to effectively meet customer requirements.
Perform Root cause analysis for arising quality issues using problem solving tools such as 8Ds, 5 Whys, Cause and Effect or Fishbone diagram and discuss with quality circle.
Create CAPAs for issues on the shop floor.
Assist the Quality Manager in creating PPAP and performing Design and Process FMEA.
Joy Motors, Chennai, India Jul 2015 – Jul 2016
Mechanical Engineer (Structural Design & Testing)
Designed customer specific body kits for virtual viewing using CATIA.
Designed and determined stress and deformation models for roll cages using ANSYS.
Tested physical properties of plastic materials for automotive applications using DT machinery such as Izod Impact Testing Machine.
Performed dimensional analysis of the components of custom body kits using CMM using NC coding.
Simulated deformation models for automotive structures by applying varying loading conditions using ANSYS.
Prepared and maintained Technical Drawings, Bill of Materials and Design Documents for customer specific orders using AutoCAD.
Supervised allotment of equipment, manpower and inventory and evaluated work performed on client vehicles.
Trained new mechanical technicians on problem identification and solving techniques.
Ashok Leyland Ltd., Chennai, India Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
Mechanical Design Intern
Determined the cause of an existing buckling issue in automatic oil feeder unit.
Determined theoretical pressure head in pneumatic oil feeder and simulated stress vs strain curves using MATLAB.
Modelled automated oil feeder gun retraction using SolidWorks and Hypermesh.
Analysed pneumatic systems for equivalent stresses and performed buckling analysis using ANSYS.
Prepared technical reports and design drawings for archiving the improvements performed on the automatic oil feeder unit using AutoCAD and Solidworks.
Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India Sep 2014 – Oct 2014
Quality Engineering Intern – MSPO IE
Evaluated body shop processes production cycle times for Nissan and Renault automobiles production.
Reduced part waste cost due to non-conformity by application of Poka-yoke techniques.
Reduced production time by 19% in body shop by implementing Kaizen changes.
Optimized SCM process increasing efficiency by 15%.
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL May 2018
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Structural Analysis of Finite Element Models
Modelled and analysed structural components with finite element mesh for static and transient force and determined vibration modes and harmonic response using ANSYS.
Computed theoretical Equivalent (Von-Misses) stress, Total Deformation and modal frequency of models using MATLAB.
Generated the stress vs. strain plot for mechanical structures indicating deformation magnitude and failure.
Performed buckling analysis on structural components.
Calculated error by comparing obtained value with theoretical value.
Submitted comprehensive technical reports on the results of the analysis performed.
Analysis of Die Economy in Plastic Injection Moulding
Calculated handling and insertion times for convention plastic moulding process using Boothroyd-Dewhurst tables.
Computed costs in manufacture of die and production of injection moulded components.
Reduced set up time by 60% by applying SMED principles.
Proposed DFM/DFA ideas for cost reduction of up to 18%.
Probability Model of Multivariate Random Process
Formulated probability model for Discrete Time Markov Chain random process.
Built code for Markov Chain random process model in R Studio.
Verified the validity of the Markov chain random process by comparing the results of the model for previous scenarios and real-world outputs.
Executed model for probability of win in upcoming badminton match using historical data.
Evaluation of efficiency in Solar Energy Power Generators
Calculated the maximum available solar power for Melbourne FL.
Formulated energy output models for selected solar power generators.
Computed and compared the total power output for selected solar power generators using the models in MATLAB.
Determined the most efficient solar power generator.
Anna University, Chennai, India June 2015
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Automated Pneumatic Bumper and Braking System - Design, Analysis and Fabrication
Designed pneumatic mounting structure and braking activation linkages using SolidWorks.
Evaluated braking force required to stop standard passenger vehicle using MATLAB.
Analysed system for structural deficiency using ANSYS.
Fabricated working braking system for project prototype.
Design Team Member, SAE India Baja 2k14
Engineered efficient Ackermann’s steering model using CATIA and ANSYS.
Designed wheel hub for Baja off-road vehicle for optimal performance using CATIA.
Performed structural analysis on the wheel hub for varied types of real-world loading conditions.
Computed maximum forces/stresses exerted on tires by off-road vehicles using MATLAB.
Determined maximum stresses in selected tires using ANSYS and compared with theoretically computed value.
Tested different alloys for physical properties using strength testing machines.
Design and Fabrication of Steering Controlled Headlights
Calculated formulations for design of Ackermann’s steering and Mechanical Linkages.
Tested and selected optimal materials to build prototype using NDT machine.
Designed and fabricated Mechanical linkages using AutoCAD and ProE for project prototype.
Presented findings and summary report to Mechanical Department Head using MS Office.
3rd Place design category SAE BAJA 2k14 India.
1st Place SAE Tier 1 Competition for Automotive Tech Quiz.
Certified CAE Engineer - MCADD P60 (Professional in Product Design and Analysis) – M131036579.
Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – Udemy Academy.
Completed course in FEA Theoretical Approach and Applications of FEM – Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (NPTEL).
Organized two national level technical symposium auto shows – Mechflarez 2K12 and Pratiyog 2K14.