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Mechanical Engineering Design Engineer

Los Angeles, California, United States
January 24, 2017

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Experienced, Innovative, results oriented mechanical project engineer and highly motivated graduate engineering student with proven abilities on design and development of automotive suspension and brakes for four years. Adept in project management, 3d modeling and FEA skills, seeking for full time employment in the field of vehicle product design and development EDUCATION

University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering Los Angeles, CA Masters in Mechanical Engineering Dec 2016

Coursework: Multi Body dynamics, Control systems, Composite materials, Mechatronics system engineering, Axiomatic Design thinking, Advanced engineering mathematics


Six Sigma Green Belt certified by Institute of Industrial Engineers July 2015 SASTRA University Thanjavur, India

Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering May 2011


Solidworks 2015 ANSYS Workbench 16.2 NX Unigraphics 10.0 Auto CAD MSC ADAMS Simulink Microsoft Office Arduino MATLAB C++ JAVA DFMEA GD&T SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• Handled the brakes and suspension team of Hyperloop @USC for the Hyperloop Pod Competition

• Formulated a bolt joint design guideline to calculate the factor of safety of bolted joint connections PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Wheels India Ltd, Suspension Design Engineer, Chennai, India Jun 2011 - Dec 2014 Pusher Lift Axle Project:

• Led the development of pusher lift axle air suspension system for 31 ton vehicle

• Conceptualized the design of air suspension system based on vehicle package space

• Utilized Solidworks software to prepare mechanical designs of air suspension components

• Performed FEA on suspension brackets and leaf springs to analyze stress distribution, using COSMOS and ANSYS

• Prepared DFMEA and DVP to assess the failure mode and to state the test cases and performance targets respectively

• Generated 2-D drawings utilizing basic GD&T characteristics for suspension components in AutoCAD

• Created bill of materials, work and service instructions to instruct and guide the service team at customer end

• Presided over Cross Functional Team meetings (CFT) to expedite the product development by resolving production issues

• Arranged customer meeting to present FEA, testing, quality reports and to review progress on product development VAVE Project:

• Executed an Anti roll bar eye bracket weight reduction project which led to a weight savings of 3Kg on the bracket per vehicle USC ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Hyperloop @USC (Student Organization) - Design Engineer Aug 2015 - Dec 2016 Brake System:

• Modeled the disc brake system with redundancy for the Hyperloop pod to stop it with 1G Deceleration

• Calculated the braking force, braking torque, clamp load and brake pressure required to apply the brakes

• Performed a basic thermal analysis to analyze the temperature distribution on the disc for one second after applying the brakes

• Engineered the pneumatic schema for the air brake distribution system Suspension System:

• Designed the trailing arm suspension system for the Hyperloop pod to support 3G vertical load and 1G braking Load

• Derived the ride system characteristics such as stiffness, frequency and damping force of the suspension system

• Performed dynamic analysis in ADAMS VIEW to evaluate the stiffness and damping characteristics of the suspension Upright System:

• Established design requirements to design and develop the upright system which would connect the electric motor and wheels in a direct drive configuration with radial bearing arrangement for Hyperloop pod

• Utilized SKF bearing design guideline to select bearing size, which would support axle shaft and housings

• Simulated the upright system to find the stress points on axle shafts and housings using ANSYS Academic Project Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

• Developed a numerical tool using Matlab to assess the failure criterion of a composite laminate when subjected to in-plane loads

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