15+ years of working experience in the field of CAE/FEA and their applications. Well experienced in structural analysis – Linear/Non-linear analysis, NVH, structural optimization, fatigue analysis and durability in automotive domain, familiar with composites analysis, CFD. has overseas experience, has experience in working with OEM, has strong command in ABAQUS, NASTRAN and fatigue solvers.
Hands-on experience with Electric Vehicles (EV) simulations – Battery, controller, motor, electronic hardware and full vehicle aggregates. Great combination of Domain expertise and CAE tool expertise.
CAE / FEA SKILLS
FEA Pre-processor : HYPERMESH, SIMLAB, ANSA
FEA Solver : ABAQUS, LS-DYNA, NASTRAN, OPTISTRUCT, ANSYS
Fatigue Solver : nCode, FEMFAT, FE-SAFE
Project Management: Project planning and execution, Project delivery, Quality
Resource Management: Assigning projects, technical mentoring, performance appraisals
Competency building: Handling new load cases, new procedures
Productivity improvement: Methods development, Maintaining Quality checklist, Lessons learnt, Best practice documents, Automation of repetitive tasks by use of scripts
Altair Engg. India, Bangalore
Oct 2011 – till date, Project Lead
Supported on CAE simulations of automotive closure systems for durability; durability of interior plastic trims; crash/impact simulation on IP/Cockpit, interior plastic trims.
Currently working on different projects – static linear, non-linear with contacts, impact/explicit simulations, also involved in multiple projects on optimization. Worked onsite at automotive OEM full vehicle level – correlated all physical field failures with CAE simulation by fatigue, Engine mounting brackets failure, exhaust mounting brackets failure due to Vibration loads.
Have worked on number of projects for EV customers – Battery, motor, controller, electronic hardware; executed CAE simulations for NVH, Crash, Durability, MBD; test correlation activities; New methods/DVPs development to reduce physical testing needs; currently engaged with virtual validation of EV 2 wheelers – subsystem level, full vehicle level
Managing a team of 8 members for the successful project execution and reviewing their work.
Having good leadership skills with good expertise in various CAE simulation tools.
Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore
Worked for GM Powertrain, NA
Jan 2006 – Sep 2011, Asst Consultant (Team Lead)
Finite element analysis in automotive domain for durability assessment depending on the client requirements. Worked on Automotive engines at full system level - thermal, thermo-mechanical analysis and fatigue evaluation.
Managed a team of 15 members for the successful project execution and reviewing their work. Preparing simulation capability presentations and presenting it to the internal and external customers.
Digital Solutions Inc. (Hiroshima, JAPAN)
Sep 2004 – Jan 2006, CAE Engineer
Finite element analysis for the vehicle crash and durability simulations, reviewing and interpretation of the results and reporting the analysis results.