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     Date Submitted:07-10-2010
     Last Modified:11-10-2010 (04:26)
    Job information
     Current job:MSc Aerospace Engineering
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsInnovative, Initiative, Excellent Team-player, Adaptable, Go-getter.
    CV


    Objective:

     

    Seeking a challenging and interesting engineering position in the Aerospace Engineering field related to structures, where my knowledge can be utilized and enhanced. I am a result oriented engineer with strong focus on the position of stress engineer in aerospace industry. Excellent organisational and team working skills. Looking forward for career opportunity that requires initiative, responsible and challenging personnel.

     

    Abilities and Strengths:

     

    I believe in team work, and have worked well in teams during my projects. I have excelled in group assignments, and managed team with people from different specializations. I believe in welcoming innovative ideas, which might help in improving the team work.

     

    Skills:

     

    • Academic: Strong knowledge in Mathematics, Finite Element Analysis, Thermodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Mechanics of Materials, Aero structures, Physics and Chemistry.
    • Communication: Strong team working, leadership and exceptional written and verbal communicational skills. Excellent presentation skills.
    • Interpersonal: Open minded with self motivation and positive attitude.
    • Organisational: Excellent in time management, decision making and good at prioritising tasks to achieve deadlines.

     

    Education:

    • Sept 2009-Sept 2010

    University of Salford

    Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering

    Grade: Distinction

     

    • June 2003-June 2009

    Aeronautical Society of India, Delhi, India

    Bachelors in Aeronautical Engineering, Ae.S.I

    (Propulsion as the main stream)

     

    Computer Skills:

     

    • CAD Tools: Pro-E, CATIA V5and AutoCAD
    • FEA Tools: ANSYS, ABAQUS
    • Programming: MATLAB & SIMULINK
    • MS Packages: MS-Office
    • Operating systems: MS-Windows

    Professional Experience:

     

     

    • Professor- Singh’s Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, India. 2007-2009

     

    Subjects handled         :Strength of Materials, Thermodynamics and Engineering Drawings.

    Responsibilities           :Teaching the students basics, and problem solving techniques.

    Academic Experience:

     

    • Important Course Work:
      • Worked on basic steps to do Finite Element Analysis using ANSYS. Analysis is carried on a cantilever beam and the stress and strain relations are explained as a start to the FEA.
      • Design for Assembly is studied in detail. The rules governing assembly of the wing of AIRBUS A-380 is studied.
      • Worked on wind tunnel in Aerodynamics, to analyse the coefficient of lift variation due to the presence of Canards. CFD was used to analyse the flow variations over the aircraft model.
      • Worked in the controls lab, using MATLAB and SIMULINK, to analyse the pitch control of an aircraft. 
      • Natural frequencies of the parts were computed using ANSYS, and Modal Analysis was performed, to analyse the failure of materials.
      • Stress Analysis was performed using ANSY. Static and Dynamic analysis was performed and the results were analysed.
      • Worked on CAD/CAM tools. AutoCAD, CATIA V5 and Pro-E in CITD (Central Institute of Tool Design) India.

     

    • MSc. Thesis:

     

    Worked on nozzle design of Cryogenic Rocket Engine.

    • Nozzle was designed for oxygen-hydrogen propellant cryogenic engine.
    • The pressure and temperature limits for a given thrust are identified.
    • FEA was used to do stress analysis, using Abaqus/CAE
    • Static and Dynamic analysis was done on the model, and failure stress limits are identified.
    • Modal analysis is carried out using Abaqus/CAE to identify the natural frequencies of the model during the first 6 modes, and the corresponding stress limitations on the model are worked out.

     

    • Research and Recommendations:

     

    Researched on Composite material properties and analysed the use of composites in aircraft parts. Researched on Airbus-A380 wing assembly. The design changes in spar post of the wing were designed and recommended. Composite materials could be used easily and it reduces the cost for assembly using the new design.

     

    Achievements:

     

    • Stood second in the lecture competition of Manchester branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
    • Achieved distinction in the exams of MSc in University of Salford.
    • Scored 94.8% in 12th standard (Intermediate)

     

    Memberships:

     

    • Student member of RAeS (Royal Aeronautical Society, UK)
    • Graduate Member of Aeronautical Society of India, Delhi, India.

     

    References:

     

    Captain Bishnujee Singh PE

    Chief Executive Officer

    Cayley Aerospace Inc.

    Email: bishnujee.singh(at)cayleyaerospace.com

     

    Dr. Thurai Rahulan

    School of Computer Science and Engineering

    University of Salford.

    Email: T.Rahulan(at)salford.ac.uk


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