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Mechanical Engineering Engineer

Wichita, Kansas, United States
January 10, 2017

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**** * ******** *** *, Wichita, KS 67214

Ph.: (609) ***-****



Structural Engineer/CAE analyst with more than 5 years of professional experience in finite element analysis and optimization of various aircraft and automotive structures.

Proficient with vehicle structures, dynamic impact analysis and occupant protection.

Strong background in finite element methods, strength of materials and injury biomechanics. SKILLS


Other Tools: Altair Hyperworks, ANSA, CATIA V5, MS-Office, MATLAB Programming Languages: C/C++

Operating Systems: Windows, Linux


Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (GPA 3.9/4.0) Jan ‘15 - Dec ‘16 (Expected) Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Hons) June ’06-‘10 Osmania University, Hyderabad, India


Graduate Research Assistant Mar ‘15 – Present

National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR),

Computational Mechanics Laboratory, Wichita, KS

o FEA modeling of full aircraft structural components like wing, fuselage etc. using Hypermsesh

o Composite modeling of aircraft radome using Hypermesh o Post-processing and documentation of numerical analysis results (stress analysis, load path analysis, energy plots, etc.) using Hyperworks and MS-Tools Relevant Projects at NIAR

FEA Modeling of a Full Aircraft Model

o Generated 2D mesh of wings and fuselage using Hypermesh for FEA modeling of Boeing 737 aircraft

o Performed assembly tasks such as intersection and penetrations o Documented all the quality parameters of the modeled parts for efficient FEA modeling

FEA Modeling of an Aircraft Seat

o Generated 2D and 3D FEA models per client requirements from the geometry provided by them using Hypermesh

o Followed rules and regulations prescribed in AC 20-146 for computer modeling techniques o Post processed and documented the results as a technical report to the clients

FEA Modeling of an Aircraft Radome

o Generated a finite element composite modeling of certain radome structural parts from the geometry provided by the customer using Hypermesh

o Evaluated the structural integrity of primary parts and loads on fasteners during impact o Post-processed the results and authored technical reports

Frontal And Rear Impact for a Hybrid-III 50th percentile ATD o Developed a seat model using MADYMO with a dummy positioned on it along with a seat belt

o Applied an acceleration pulse to the dummy in –Gx for rear impact and +Gx for frontal impact while the seat was fixed

o Calculated the neck loads, neck moments and neck injury values from the analysis and compared against the FMVSS 208 standards

Modeling Crash response of an Aircraft Occupant on a General Aviation (Part 23) Passenger Seat for a Hybrid II ATD

o Investigated the worst case scenario in terms of injury per TEST-1 dynamic condition using a rigid seat and calculated axial lumbar loads using MADYMO o Proposed a cushion of 1 inch thickness to the bottom seat o Re-calculated axial lumbar loads with cushion’s stiffness properties o Modeled the rigid seat facing a Bulkhead for TEST-2 dynamic condition using MADYMO o Studied the response of a head path profile along with head resultant acceleration and calculated HIC values


CAE Analyst Mar ‘11-Dec ‘14

Satyam Venture Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd (SATVEN), India o Finite element modeling of a vehicle using ANSA as a pre-processor and LS-DYNA as the solver for component level analysis

o Intersection and penetration removals for full vehicle o Supervised work performed by team members and trained new hires o Performed static structural modal analysis for a US OEM using ANSA and ABAQUS o Prepared technical analysis reports and design presentations (authored over 40 reports) Onsite project team member, Audi’s headquarters, Ingolstadt, Germany Jan – Feb ‘13 o Simulated occupant head impact on automotive instrument panel (IP) assembly (FMVSS201) o Modeled IP and performed assembly tasks such as intersection & penetration removal o Connected various parts of the sub-assembly per the CAD data o Analyzed an impactor of 165mm rigid ball having a mass of 6.8kg moving with an initial velocity of 15mph impacting at different positions of IP using LS-DYNA o Post-processed ball acceleration and head injury criteria (HIC) o Authored technical report with post-processed results Relevant Projects at SATVEN

Morphing & Side Impact analysis of Door (FMVSS214) - Worked as a team member to execute door intrusion analysis for European OEM which required morphing of the door with new CAD data and updated connections per specific requirements using ANSA, LS-DYNA and MetaPost.

Roof Crush study of BIW with Front & Rear door attached (FMVSS216) - Worked as a team member to perform finite element modeling of Body in White (BIW) with doors assembly and connections, including a rigid plate with boundary prescribed motion having velocity load curve up to 30mph, using ANSA, LS-DYNA and MetaPost.

Modeling and assembly of a Full Car model - Worked as a lead engineer to perform finite element modeling of BIW parts, sub-systems like suspensions, instrument panel (IP), console, transmission line, exhaust, fuel tank etc. for various quality and technical guidelines using ANSA for modeling and LS-DYNA for deck preparation.

Modeling of closures for European OEM - Worked as a lead engineer to perform finite element modeling of various closure assemblies such as a hood assembly, door assemblies, lift gate assembly for various quality and technical guidelines.

Modeling of front & rear seat assembly of an Automotive - Worked as a lead engineer to perform a CAD study of a seat assembly, modeling and assembly tasks such as intersection and penetration removal for European OEM.


Title: Design and Analysis of a Composite Beam for Side-Impact Protection of Occupants in a Sedan

Developed a design to replace the current side impact beam in a Ford Taurus car

Used a composite material instead of steel to reduce the total weight of the car without sacrificing the safety of passenger

Determined intrusion and energy absorbing capacity of the beam in accordance with the basic principles of crashworthiness

Determined effectiveness of the beam by testing the finite element model of Ford Taurus car according to FMVSS 214, IIHS and side pole test

Generated 3D surface plots using the “Kriging Model” in MATLAB CONFERENCES

Presented a paper on “Design and Analysis of KNUCKLE for All-Terrain vehicle” at Amrita College of Engineering, Coimbatore, India in October 2009

Presented a paper on “Air Charging System in Diesel Locomotives” at MJCET, Hyderabad, India in August 2009

Presented a paper on “Modeling and Animation” in level 3 conducted by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) INDIA Mini Convention 2009 held at Amrita University, Coimbatore, India

Presented a paper on “Recent trends in automobiles” at MVSR College, Hyderabad, India in August 2008


Vice-President of a cricket team representing Wichita State University during ’15-’16

Organized Dexter’s Lab event during Students Technical Symposium at MJCET, India in April 2010

Team leader and organizer of an event in ROBOTICS at National Level Technical festival organized in MJCET in January 2009

Secured first place in “bridge competition” held by SAE INDIA at MJCET in September 2008

Active member of Student Automotive Engineers, Southern Section during 2008-2010 REFERENCES

Dr. Hamid M. Lankarani

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

ASME Fellow

Senior Fellow, National Institute for Aviation Research Wichita State University

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