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Engineer Mechanical Engineering

Detroit, Michigan, United States
October 05, 2016

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Rakesh Muthu Sundar Elangovan

**** **** ******, #***, ******* MI 48201•Mob: +1-313-***-****


Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Wayne State University, Detroit.

Worked as a Design/CAE Engineer for 1 years at RANE Engine Ltd, India.

Worked as a Product Engineer Intern at SGI Automotive Private Ltd, India.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Anna University, India.


2D and 3D modeling of automotive components using CATIA V5, Solid works & UGNX.

Proficient with CAE tools Hyperworks, Abaqus, ANSYS & LS-Dyna.

Strong Knowledge of Teamcenter,, Matlab, MS Excel, MS Word & MS Powerpoint.


RANE Engine Ltd, India - Design Engineer 05/13 - 05/14

Assisted Lead design engineer with part drawing and solid Modeling of engine valve components meeting the customer specifications.

Conduct analytical studies of engineering proposals as well as existing designs, to ensure compliance with product requirements, ease of efficient manufacturing, and optimized product costing.

Used Team-center to reuse design and review tool specifications. Trained on using six sigma for design.

Performed GD&T(ASME Y14.5) and Stack-up analysis for engine valves, Tappets and valve guides.

Used CAE tools to analyze the thermal and fatigue loads limits on the valve components.

Collection of data from various analysis and interpret those results to make design changes.

SGI Automotive India - Product Engineer Intern 06/12 - 04/13

Reviewed product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.

Involved in conducting benchmarking on competitive supplier components.

Attended meetings with customers and manufacturing team to develop DFMEA and conducted DVP&R for assigned product families.

Trained on using Solid-works EBOM for generating part numbers and creating BOM .

Worked on automotive components like injection molded automotive interior consoles, clutch plate and engine oil sump.


CAE Projects 08/15 - 04/16

Conducted thermal and stress analysis on a solder ball of a micro-chip to predict its fatigue life.

Conducted Non-linear analysis on various composite components.

Developed FEM model for a filleted bar with a crack. Then conducted a linear analysis to compute the Stress Intensity factor(SIF) .

Performed Side impact, Rollover and Frontal Impact crash test simulation on a passenger vehicle(FMVSS Regulation). Worked on design of restraint systems and other structural optimization to improve safety.

Engine Modeling Project 09/14 - 12/14

Simulation of engine model and optimization of engine cycle work output and volumetric efficiency over the speed range of an engine. Software used GT Power.

Design Projects 01/14 - 04/14

Part modeling and assembly of Friction Clutch plate. Every model was created as a parametric models .

Surface modeling of the gear knob console. Developed a reduced weight model without material substitution.


Finite element analysis, Crash-Worthiness and Occupant safety, IC Engines, Project Management.

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