SIMEON U OCHI, Ph.D.
Summary of Experience
Broad commercial and military structural analysis experience using Finite Element Method and Classical Analytical Techniques; Expert use of Modeling Software: MSC NASTRAN, PATRAN, ABAQUS, HYPERWORKS, MATLAB/SIMULINK, SOLID/WORKS.
Managed Design and Analysis of Escape Slides for Airbus A380 Project.
Stress substantiation of composite structures with manufacturing defects; repair technologies for assembly defects; disposition of MRB non-conformances for structural validation and documentation in SAP;
Damage Tolerance Analysis - Low & Fatigue High Cycle Analyses;
Excellent Written and Oral Communications - Authored Published Papers;
Adjunct Professor - taught undergrad and graduate level courses Engineering Mechanics including System and Structural Dynamics and Design Optimization.
Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, UNIX
Staff Engineer, UTC Aerospace Systems, CA 2007 -2018
Responsibilities: Conducted the comprehensive, robust analysis methods used to substantiate the airworthiness of Aerostructures’ primary structural components. SOFTWARE USED ARE NASTRAN AND PATRAN AND ABAQUS.
Managed Design and Analysis of Escape Slides for Airbus A380 Project. Company won the contract total of over 5 Million dollars annually.
Managed design of Modal and Shock Analysis of Complex Structures for components of Military Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles deployed as amphibious applications and company recognized for the prestige.
Provided advanced acoustic products that maximize sonar system performance give our sailors a significant at-sea advantage. Specific Night Acoustic Fairing project earned 4.5 to 10 Million dollars annually.
Reduced QN (Quality Notification) turnaround time by 75% while on assignment for 18 months at Riverside Manufacturing Facility leading to timely shipment of components of thrust reverser.
Stress substantiation of composite structures with manufacturing defects; repair technologies for assembly defects; disposition of MRB non-conformances for structural validation and documentation in SAP to further analysis.
Lead role in using Laminate Plate Theory for stress substantiation of composite repair of manufacturing defects such as voids, delamination, and scarf joint, etc. It justifies customer buy-in without physical repair.
Senior Engineer, Brunswick Corporation, FL 2004-2007
Responsibilities: Conducted the comprehensive, robust analysis methods are used to substantiate the hall and primary components of boat’s structure. SOFTWARE USED IS HYPERMESH FOR DURATION OF PROJECT.
Managed all aspects of structural development of new vessels from conceptual stages to production leading to robust and better product.
Secured approval for purchase of dynamic data acquisition system for $60k. System deployed for dynamic performance tests and design of lighter vessels leading to annual savings of about $100k;
Developed and conducted measurements of wave-induced and engine-induced loads on hulls of a small vessel, particularly dynamic impact load;
Developed on-shore tests that were equivalent to off-shore water durability tests saving money.
Senior Development Engr., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, OH 1997 -2004
Responsibilities: Modeled and created tire modal model for ready attachment to vehicle for ride for simulation. SOFTWARE USED ARE ABAQUS, NASTRAN, PATRAN, AND MATLAB.
Successfully integrated instrumented vehicle ride (objective measurements). Driver ranking and modal behavior of tires to actual tire design features leading to improve design.
Created tire dynamics models for simulation of vehicle ride and comfort. Visited twice on business trips Japan to developed strong technical partnership with Vehicle Development Group at Toyota making of Goodyear tire their choice.
UCONN (The University of Connecticut), Storrs, CT
Ph.D. inMechanical Engineering.
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cambridge, MA
Mechanical Engineer Degree
Universitatea Transilvania Din Brasov, Brasov, Romania Faculty of Machine Tools and Technology
M. Sc. in Machine Tools