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Mechanical Engineer/ Controls Engineering/ PLC Automation

Southfield, Michigan, United States
October 11, 2016

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One year of experience working with automotive simulator interfaces like HIL, CarSIM and PLC programming

Hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge on Engine Control, Calibration and Testing

Good knowledge and Hands-on experience in communication protocol LIN, CAN J1939 using VehicleSpy and CANalyzer

Hands-on experience on PLC programming using RSLogix 5000 and Allen Bradley hardware

Good understanding of Hardware schematics and Pin diagrams EDUCATION

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering Aug 2016 Texas A&M University - Kingsville GPA: 3.9/4.0

Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering May 2014 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University - Kakinada GPA: 3.2/4.0 TECHNICAL SKILLS

Automotive Tools : MotoHawk, MotoTune, CanKing, CANalyzer, NI VeriStand, dSPACE Control Desk, Vehicle Spy 3, Ethernet

Programming : C, PLC Programming, CNC Programming and HMI

Software : MATLAB, Simulink, RSLogix, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, CATIA v5, ANSYS(Fluent&CFX), Inventor

Hardware : Woodward ECU, Kvaser CAN, dSPACE, LHP DTE, NeoVI, Allen Bradley, Siemens

Quality Tools : 5S, DMADV, FMEA, DFA, GD&T, P&ID

Organizations : ASME, Institution of Engineers India and International Students Association (ISO-TAMUK) PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

“Fundamentals of Control Systems – Gasoline” SAE Certificate of Mastery Course (LHPU) Aug 2016

Engineering Process Training Gasoline Engine and Controls Training

CAN Communications (J1939) (Speed Governing, Controls Model, Calibration, System

Code Generation Training Diagrams, Wiring and CAN)

Controls Theory and Application Business Etiquette, Agile Scrum, Leadership, Stress

Design and Tuning PID Controllers using Simulink and Conflict Management PROJECTS

Hardware In Loop (HIL) Vehicle Testing and Diagnostics Sep 2016

Created different test cases for testing vehicle level functionality and found major bug by implementing corner test case

Connected to NeoVI hardware to car using AL/DL port and diagnosed vehicle health condition

Diagnosed the vehicle using VehicleSpy by differentiating with DTCs to identify bugs

Created various positive and negative test cases to identify bugs

Configured real-time messages and sent to on-board device to overcome the bugs and errors Modelled and Communicated the Spark Timing to ECM Sep 2016

Architected control strategy to design a controller model for fuel pump, fuel injection, and spark ignition

Characterized the specifications into the model through logical and mathematical calculations of engine combustion principle

Determined pump state, injection, and ignition start and end angle to actuate the respective drivers

Calibrated, tested, and ran the engine in a test cell with CAN communication of spark ignition timings using a module Gasoline Engine Control using Idle Speed Governor Aug 2016

Designed a state machine in Simulink to control the different run stages (stall, crank, run) of a 3.6L V6-cylinder gasoline engine by controlling the amount of fuel injected and designed an idle speed governor with minimum speed of 700 RPM

Developed a control logic for fuel pump and MAF and linked those logics to run states

Initially tested and tuned the controller and then calibrated the engine using Moto Tune Electronic Throttle Position Control using a Potentiometer and Remote Control via CAN Aug 2016

Developed control system to control throttle valve and potentiometer with PID controller using Simulink and MotoHawk

Calibrated the control system (gain and offset) using MotoTune ECU calibration tool

Developed a control logic to close the throttle If there is any signal blockage from APP/TPS

Modulated duty cycle using PI controller based on throttle position from ECU 1 to control ETC connected to ECU 2 MALLI PONNAPATI

Design and Analysis of a Diffuser Augmented Wind Turbine, Master’s Thesis Jul 2016

Designed a standard three bladed wind turbine is considered and analyzed the efficiency by performing CFD analysis in SolidWorks Flow Simulation

Modelled shroud with 16 different configurations and assembled with the wind turbine

Performed CFD analysis in SolidWorks on the assembled wind turbine and shroud, the output data is analyzed

Analyzed the characteristics of air flow around and inside of shroud based on simulation results

Calculated the power extracted from wind by wind turbine using shroud and compared the results with bare turbine Control of Elevator using PLC program Aug 2015

A 9V DC geared motor controlled by BA6886N motor driver IC used for elevator’s motion control

Connected momentary switches and mini push ON/OFF to input and IC’s logic Forward/Reverse input to PLC output, An E-Stop switch is used to stop the whole system in case of emergency

Programmed the ladder logic in Studio 5000 by Rockwell Automation and PLC unit has 16 I/O Automated Bottle Filling Plant using PLC program (Controller: Allen Bradley 1606-XLE) Jul 2015

Developed a prototype of water filling plant using conveyor belt

Utilized proximity sensors to detect the position of the bottle and send the signal accordingly

Designed a ladder logic to control the motion of conveyor belt and opening/closing of water nozzle using RSLogix Operating a bascule bridge using PLC program Jun 2015

Created a model of Bascule bridge which is used to allow boat traffic to pass underneath

The spans are moved by 12V DC motor driver and warning gates are controlled by 5V DC motor driver

Designed and programmed a ladder logic to link and operate the DC motors and sensors in order to control the to and fro motion of the bridge using RSlogix 5000 and Allen Bradley PLC unit Modelling and Analysis of SAE Race Car Chassis Jul 2013

Designed a 3D model of chassis using Pro-E and analyzed to determine the best compromise between vehicle mass and weight distribution using ANSYS to analyze stress induced in the body

Prototyped chassis structure has great improvement in torsional rigidity leading to all-terrain vehicle performance INTERNSHIP/WORK EXPERIENCE

Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Sep 2015 - Jul 2016 Texas A&M University Kingsville, TX

Assisted a faculty member with a research project, gather and analyze data as and when required

Worked on design and performed CFD analysis on a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine

Provided individual and/or group assistance to students, related to research Mechanical Engineer Intern, Turbine and Compressor Workshop May 2013 - Jun 2013 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited Hyderabad, India

Lead a team of Six people towards success in completion of survey on Time loss in Assembly of Steam Turbine

Tested prototypes and standard products and the results were documented

Skilled in types of materials used in cutting tools to operate milling and lathe machines

Developed a CNC program on the basis of calculations such as Feed/Min, Feed/Rev Time required for one cut and CSS Mechanical Engineer Trainee May 2012 – Jun 2012

Visakapatnam Steel Plant

Gained hands-on experience in steel quality testing

Observed modern steel melt shop processes and worked on Strand continuous bloom casting machines

Gained real time industrial experience during the training in the various zones involved in the steel making process namely Raw Materials Handling Plant, Coal Ovens, Steel Melt Shop, Blast Furnace and the Milling Zones CERTIFICATIONS

SIMULINK Udemy, License: UC-YKBVGJLU Sep 2016

PLC Programming Udemy, License: UC-WPP3YFC8 Sep 2016

Fundamentals of Controls Engineer-Gasoline SAE International Aug 2016 HONORS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, membership granted based on superior academics

Received Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering Merit Scholarship in fall 2015

College of Engineering Dean’s List (GPA 4.0 Twice) spring 2015, summer 2015

Won 1st prize in Technological Expo at Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, India March 2013

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