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CFD engineer

Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28262, United States
Salary:
55000
Posted:
March 02, 2011

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GIRISH SHARAD GAIKWAD

Address : **** *, ********** ******* **., Charlotte-28262 Phone : 386-***-**** Email : g7n04v@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE

Work in a growth-oriented organization, which offers job responsibility in mechanical engineering and utilize my technical abilities.

EXPERIENCE

1. Graduate Research Assistant Fall 2010 – Present

University Of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

• Graduate Thesis: Study of DES and RANS flow over Simplified Car Body (Ahmed Body) for 350 and 250 slant angles.

• Three-dimensional numerical simulations using StarCCM+ 5.02 were performed to model the airflow over the Ahmed Body, standard bluff body designed to understand the effect of rear slant angle on body drag.

• Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) and Reynolds averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) were performed on Ahmed Body for 350 and 250 slant angles which bracket the critical slant angle of 300.

• Preprocessing (modeling and surface meshing) was done using SolidWorks and ANSA. StarCCM+ 5.02 was used for volume meshing and as a solver. For post-processing and visualization EnSight software was used.

• Computational results obtained were compared with available experimental and computational data.

2. Graduate Teaching Assistant Fall 2008 - Spring 2009

University Of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

• Assisted professors in Undergraduate courses like – Thermodynamics and Introduction to Vehicle Aerodynamics.

• Conducting labs for undergraduate students to teach the use of CFD software - StarCCM+.

• Graded weekly assignments, mid-terms and final exams.

3. Graduate Engineering Trainee(Assistant Line In-charge) 2007-2008

Bharat Forge Limited, Pune, India

• Regular work included planning and scheduling for repair of hammer dies- used to forge Crankshaft, Front Axle Beams, Connecting Rods, and Steering Knuckles.

• Worked in an assigned project for increasing die life and decreasing cost per piece of axle-beam and crankshaft dies. It resulted in 4.5% reduction of cost and increased the die-life by 2%.

RELEVANT COURSE WORK:

Machine Design, Design for Manufacture & Assembly, Manufacturing Processes, Theory of Machines, Strength of Material, Computational Fluid Dynamics(CFD), Finite Element Analysis(FEA), Heat and Mass Transfer, , Thermodynamics, Computational Methods for Engineers, Turbulent Flows, Computer Aided Design (SolidWorks, CATIA, AutoCAD).

TECHNICAL SKILLS

• Software: StarCCM+, EnSight, CATIA v5 r16, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, MATLAB, ANSA, MathCAD, Microsoft Office, also basic knowledge of - ANSYS, , C and C++ language.

• Operating Systems: Windows, basic knowledge of Unix/Linux.

• Basic knowledge of Lean manufacturing methods and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GDT).

EDUCATION

1. Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Expected May 2011

University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC Cumulative GPA: 3.7/4.0

2. Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, 2007

Shivaji University, India Cumulative GPA: 3.5/4.0 (First Class)

Seminar: Aerodynamics of Formula –One using Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Project: Designing and Manufacturing of Drilling Jig for Steering Arm of TATA Ace.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

• Captained college & school badminton team and participated in state badminton championship.

• Member of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers).

• Managed events - annual college fests & blood donation camps.

Eligible to work in US for 29 months through practical training



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