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Design Engineer

Ames, IA
March 09, 2019

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Pavan Kotrike Email :

Unit *28, 600 Squaw creek avenue, Mobile : +515-***-****

Ames, IA 50010

Summary of Skills and Experience

* ***** ** ********** ** working with CFD tool STAR-CCM+ across applications related to automotive, aerospace and Electronics industries.

3 years of experience in process automation involing various CAE tools and multidisciplinary design optimization using DOE sampling, reduced order methods and using direct optimization techniques in commercial tool HEEDS.

Experience in reliability based design optimization methods and robustness analysis.

’Hydrodynamics study of biomass mixing in

uidised bed using OpenFOAM’, Master’s Thesis, 2019.

Pro cient in working with complex geometries, meshing, motion modeling and work

ow automation using macros.

Familiarity with Linux shell scripting, HPC, schedulers.

Familiarity with FEA simulation packages Comsol and Abaqus.

Published conference paper on compressor blade design optimization at International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics, 2017.

Strong troubleshooting, analytical, work planning, organizational, teamwork and leadership skills.

Excellent oral and written communication, technical presentation and interpersonal skills. Education

Iowa State University Ames,IA

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering; GPA:(3.88/4.00) Aug. 2017 - Present

Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Hyderabad Hyderabad, India Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Economics; GPA:(8.1/10.0)Aug. 2009 { May. 2013 Experience

Iowa State University Ames, IA, United States

Graduate Researcher Aug 2017 - Present

Hydrodynamics modeling of bi-dispersed granular multiphase

ow to enhance the mixing in Fluidised beds for autothermal pyrolysis of Biomass, using OpenFOAM.

Metaheuristic Optimization of Dual slotted aerofoil

ap design using kriging metamodeling.

Analysed various reliability methods and performed reliability-based design optimization for a cantilever beam, using Matlab.

Spike Aerospace Boston, MA, United States

Aerodynamics CFD Intern Aug 2018 - Present

Working on aerodynamic analysis of supersonic aircraft design.

Preformed Euler and Navier Stokes simulations using STAR-CCM+ to determine the Drag and lift polar plots for spike S512 aircraft.

Siemens PLM Software Bellevue, WA, United States

Electronics Cooling Application Development Intern May 2018 - Aug 2018

Validated a new trace layer modeling technique using Layer Images in the E-cool tool of STAR-CCM+ for performing the thermal the analysis in PCB’s.

Implemented optimum meshing defaults in E-cool tool for thermal modeling of multilayered PCB boards.

Analysed all Printed circuit board (PCB) modeling techniques available in E-cool tool w.r.t setup time, computational cost and accuracy and documented a tradeo report.

CD-adapco Bangalore, India

CFD and Multidisciplinary design optimization Application Engineer Aug 2013 - May 2017

Worked closely with automotive and aerospace clients on projects involving External Aerodynamics(ground transportation and aerospace), Aeroacoustics, Water management(soiling, vehicle

ooding, de-icing), Underhood thermal Analysis, Electronics Cooling, HVAC, Multiphase

ows, using STAR-CCM+.

Implemented work

ow automation using Java macros and custom plugins which reduced pre/post processing by 75 percentage. Also as an internal point of contact for Java automation in the CFD tool helped colleagues on resolving technical issues.

Developed simulation methodologies for blower aeroacoustics, petroleum coke combustion and a cosimulation methodology for solving conjugate heat transfer problems with variable time scales which reduced the simulation run time by at least 8 times when compared to traditional procedure.

Provided foundation, advanced training in topics related to Lagrangian multiphase, Heat transfer modeling in STAR-CCM+ and Process automation in STAR-CCM+ using Java.

Mentored 3 interns and monitored their work for timely completion of projects.

Worked on Design Optimization projects(evaporator design, piston bowl design) for Automotive clients integrating multiple CAE tools for

ow and structural optimization.

Actively driven the sale of Optimate+/Design Manager and Multidisciplinary design optimization tool HEEDS through blind benchmarks and technical pitches.


Shukla Apurva, and Pavan Kotrike. \Aerodynamic Design Exploration of Compressor Cascade for Better Design." In ICTACEM 2017, 9. IIT Kharagpur, India: ICTACEM-2017/0346, 2017. Skills

Tools : STAR-CCM+, OpenFOAM, HEEDS, Comsol, Ansys Fluent, Solid Edge, Abaqus

Programming languages : C++, Java, Matlab

Relevant coursework

Fluid mechanics, Advanced Computational Fluid dynamics(CFD), Metaheuristic optimization, Advanced heat transfer, Viscous


ow, Turbulence modeling, Finite Element Method, Probabilistic Engineering Analysis and Reliability, TurboMachines, Engineering Noise Control, IC Engines, Mechanics of Solids, Dynamics of Machinery

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