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     Date Submitted:16-03-2011
     Last Modified:22-07-2011 (08:45)
    Job information
     Current job:Student - To graduate in September 2011
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordscomfortable with NASTRAN/ PATRAN, CATIA, STK, ESATAN/ ESARAD, MATLAB. self-motivated, hard working, ability to work both individually and in team, outward looking nature, adaptability, responsibility, spirited team player, well-developed presentation ski


    Education and Achievements
    • [Sep 2009 – Jun 2011] SpaceMaster –Erasmus Mundus Joint European Master in Space Science and Technology
      [Oct 2010 – Jun 2011] Cranfield University, United Kingdom (SpaceMaster Year2)

    MSc Astronautics and Space Engineering                Tentative Weighted Average: 80/100

    Main subjects include, Design and Analysis of Composite Structures, Space Propulsion, Finite Element Methods, Impact Dynamics and Spacecraft Protection, Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control, Payload Engineering.

    Thesis: ‘Simulation and Testing for Buckling Behavior of Deployable CFRP Booms for Large Space Structures’, DLR Braunschweig, Germany. (Also includes manufacturing of CFRP Booms).

    [Feb 2010 – Jun 2010] Luleå University of Technology, Sweden (SpaceMaster Semester2)

    Subjects included Spacecraft Environment Interactions, Image Processing and Remote Sensing, Optics and Radar-based Observations, Electronics in Space.

    [Sep 2009 – Feb 2010] Julius-Maximilians-Universität-Würzburg, Germany (SpaceMaster Semester1)

    Subjects included Spacecraft System Design, Space Dynamics, Space Physics, CANSAT Group Project.

    Current recipient of Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, on basis of merit, for financing my Masters studies.

    • [July 2005 – Aug 2009] Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

    Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Aerospace Engineering            GPA: 8.38/10.

    Core subjects included Theory of Jet Propulsion, Aerospace Structural Analysis, Aero-elasticity, Low Speed and High Speed Aerodynamics, Computational Aerodynamics, CAD, Aircraft Stability and Control, Thermodynamics.

    Thesis: ‘Study of Unstructured Grid Generations and Their Applications’

    Minor Degreein Mathematics and Computing

    Recipient of CBSE Merit Scholarship, on basis of my performance in AIEEE 2005(All India Rank -89).

    All India Rank (AIR) 92 in Indian Institute of Technology – Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2005.

    • [June 2002 – May 2004]Intermediate Pass Certificate, Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh, India
      Aggregate: 94.6%, Mathematics: 99.6%, Chemistry: 95.8%, Physics: 95%.


    • Languages: English (Fluent, TOEFL SCORE: (iBT) 110/120), German (Beginners), Hindi (Native), Telugu (Native).
    • Programming Languages: C, C++, JAVA.
    • Tools and Software:CATIA v5, Nastran/Patran, STK, AutoCAD, MATLAB, ESATAN/ESARAD, LabView, GOM Inspect v7, MS Office.
    Research Publications
    • Yashwanth Kumar P.V, Nagendra B, Sheshadri T.S and Muttanna Kadal H.K (2009), Viscous Effects in Plasma Acceleration, 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including The New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition (AIAA 2009-247).



    • [Apr 2011 – Sep 2011] “Simulation and Testing for Buckling Behaviour of Deployable CFRP Booms for Large Space Structures”

    Supervisor: Dipl. –Ing Marco Straubel, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Braunschweig, Germany.

    This on-going work aims to design a FE model using Nastran/Patran for nonlinear buckling simulations of lightweight deployable CFRP booms and perform bending tests to compare the test results with simulation results. A novel bending test rack has been designed and constructed for this purpose. The work also includes manufacturing CFRP booms and improving the manufacturing process.

    • [Jun 2010 – Sep 2010] “Modelling of Acoustic Radiation from an Annular Duct”

    Supervisor: Prof. R J Astleyand Dr. R Sugimoto, Rolls-Royce UTC in Gas Turbine Noise, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, UK.

    This work compared the analytical solutions for acoustic radiation from an annular duct, developed by Prof. N Peake (University of Cambridge, UK) with the numerical results produced using ACTRAN/TM. The work is based on extending a pre-existing MATLAB code to generate an ACTRAN input file.

    • [May 2008 – Jul 2008] “Study of Using Electric Sail Tethers as Dust Detectors in Space”

    Supervisor: Dr. Pekka Janhunen, Senior Scientist, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland.

    In this work, a basic analysis has been made on using electric sail tethers, which are component of Electric Sail Propulsion System, to find the nature of dust particles in space.

    •  [May 2007 – Jul 2007] “Study of Plasma Arc Generation”

    Supervisor:Prof. T.S.Sheshadri, Aeroacoustics and Plasma Dynamics Lab, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

     The conditions required for generation of plasma from a thin metallic wire have been studied experimentally. As part of a team, my role was to performmathematical analysis on the collected data using fast Fourier transform and wavelet transform techniques. The work finds applications in ETC Guns.

    Academic Projects
    • [Mar 2010 – Apr 2010] “VHF MST Radar Data Processing of EISCAT Svalbard Radar”,as a part of the course Optics and Radar based Observations, under the guidance of Dr. Jurgen Rottger.
    • [Oct 2009 – Jan 2010]CanSat Group Project. I was part of the Structure Design team. The structure subsystem had to fit in 0.5 L volume, weigh less than 0.5 Kg, and had to survive free fall from a height of 2 m. All requirements have been successfully designed and practically implemented.
    • [Aug 2007 – Nov 2007]“Fuzzy Intelligent Transport System”,as a part of the course Soft Computing Tools in Engineering under the guidance of Prof. S.K. Barai, IIT-Kharagpur. In this group project, we developed software for automatic control and guidance of a vehicle, using fuzzy logic techniques. Of around 25 projects, our project was ranked 2 and received appreciation from the professor.
    • [Jul 2007 – Aug 2007]“Evaluation of the Supersonic Wind Tunnel”, under the guidance of Prof. G. Bandyopadhyay, IIT-Kharagpur.
    • [Nov 2006]“Finding Next to Shortest Paths in a Weighted Graph (directed or undirected)”,as a part of the courseDesign & Analysis of Algorithms, under the guidance of Prof. G.P. Raja Sekhar, IIT-Kharagpur.

    Activities and Interests

    • Student member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
    • Member of Cranfield University Cricket Club and Salsa Club.
    • Hold the post of Nets Officer for Cranfield University Cricket Club.
    • [2007-09] Member of HJB Inter-Hall Cricket Team at IIT Kharagpur.
    • [2006-07] Mess Auditorfor HJB Hall of Residence, IIT Kharagpur. Responsible for auditing the mess-expenses.
    • [2006-07] Under-secretary of Technologyfor HJB Hall of Residence, IIT Kharagpur. Responsible for publicity and awareness of technical competitions among students and organization of technical quizzes.
    • Held the post of Class-representative for most of my schooling.
    • Participated effectively in workshops like Aeromodelling, conducted in IIT Kharagpur.
    • Won best student awards for consecutive years during my schooling at MVN High School, Andhra Pradesh.
    • Hobbies: football, cooking, numismatic and philately.


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