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Mechanical Engineering Design

Syracuse, New York, United States
January 10, 2017

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Nikhil Patel *** Redfield Pl, Syracuse, NY,*****; (315)***-****


Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Syracuse University, NY, USA

Related Coursework

(1) Advanced Mechanics of Materials

(2) Finite Element Analysis

(3) HVAC System and Design

(4) Methods of Analysis

Gujarat Technological University, GJ, IN

Related Coursework

(1) Strength of Materials

(2) Theory of Machines

(3) Applied Mechanics

(4) Machine Design


o Design & Manufacturing of a Portable JIB Crane

1. Design of a Portable Crane (Capacity: 450 lbs, Cost: $180) for a small-scale industry.

2. An extensive use of Solidworks, ANSYS, Inventor, Abaqus etc. to design and analyze.

3. Fabrication of a crane with pre-defined materials in a local factory at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India-2014.

4. Thermal, Vibrational, Fatigue analysis in a post-processing phase with analytical tools and Abaqus.

5. 2nd Rank, Ergonomic Design, Gandhinagar Institute of Technology, Gujarat, India-2014.

o Design of Internal Expanding Brake

1. Removal of cams as braking elements by replacing with helical and bevel gear train structure.

2. Utilization of axial force of helical gears train.

3. Use of ASME Standards in selection of Roller bearings, mechanical winch etc.

4. Use of Solidworks and ANSYS for design and analysis.

5. Thermal analysis of Braking pads out in post-processing.

o Use of Mathematics to guide a Quadcopter (Minor)

1. Use of Reimannian Geometry to optimize the path of Quadcopter.

2. Use of Conformal Mapping to map the globe on two-dimensional sheet.

3. Basic use of Chaos Theory.

o Design of a 3D Printer (Minor)

1. Use of MATLAB, Pro-Engineer, CATIA to design structure of a printer.

2. Utilized the knowledge of Metrology, Metallurgy, FMEA.


Skills :Solidworks; Inventor; Pro-E; AutoCAD; ANSYS; Abaqus; COMSOL; Design Builder; MATLAB; C\C++; Minitab

Work Experience

Hiren Engineers, Ahmedabad, India; Graduate Engineering Trainee

o Design of dowel-pins to requirements, responding to breakdowns, diagnosing faults, preparing BOM.

o Installation of an equipment, organizing maintenance, use of design software such as Solidworks, Pro-E, etc.

o Assembly, tooling, fabrication, maintaining product database, scheduling, forecasting, inventory control.


o Published in Forbes, MensXP etc.

o Top Writer at Quora Inc.

o Among top 2% and 6% in India at GATE '15 and GATE'14 (Equivalent to FE/EIT) respectively.


(1) Pianist (2) Guitarist (3) Poster Artist at Project Monkey Guitar

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