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     Date Submitted:26-08-2012
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     Current job:Aerospace Stress Design and Multi-body Dynamics Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsI believe my education background, skills, work experience as well as the desire to broaden my sense of professionalism within the aerospace industry is a valuable asset for any professional discipline. My highest qualifications are MSc. in Astronauti
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               Nationality: Romanian Languages: English, Romanian, German, French

     

     

    Personal Profile

    A lively, enthusiastic and confident individual, with excellent interpersonal, organisational and analytical skills. Possesses an extensive range of skills and work experiences gained from Airbus, GE Aircraft Engine Services and University design projects. Communicates well at all levels and is able to work as a team member or under own initiative and lead the team. Self motivated to work conscientiously, methodically and to strict deadlines while maintaining high standards of work and punctuality

     

    Education & Qualifications

    Oct 2010 - Sep 2011    Astronautics and Space Engineering, MSc.Cranfield University, UK

    Modules- Space Systems Engineering, Astrodynamics and Mission Analysis, Structure Mechanics and Dynamics,  Impact Dynamics and Spacecraft Protection, Space Propulsion, Payload Engineering, On Board Data Handling, GNSS & INS Sensors, Design of Composite Structures, Finite Element Methods, Thermal Analysis, Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control, Aerospace Structures, Space Environment and Communications.

    Group Design Project- BroadBand for the Mediterranean Region (BB-MED) Satellite   

    The BB-MED mission’s aim was to design a communication satellite which extended broadband access to Mediterranean countries and regions where access is poor or non-existent. This communication services addressed the needs identified in ESA’s AO-6534-AD1 project. As a team member was assigned to define the requirements and to design the mechanisms subsystem which provides and maintains the operations desired for the spacecraft. Have conducted trade-offs analysis of numerous mechanisms concepts acquired, designed, modelled, performed stress analysis and studied the mechanism performance with MSC ADAMS, PATRAN, NASTRAN.

    Individual Research Project- Satellite Systems Engineering Design Tool (SSEDT)

    Aim of the project was to develop a software tool that provides a convenient means to perform Phase-A design study of a communication satellite. The purpose of the tool was to minimise the effort time involved during the development phase of the satellite by enabling the user to create a more valid concept through rapid computation of mass, power, thermal and cost estimations and ultimately generate the concept of the satellite. The software development included an input/output GUI interconnected to MS EXCEL worksheets for performing calculations, and a database for storing data or results. Ultimately the SSEDT was adopted and designed with MATALB programming environment.

     

    Sep 2006 - Jun 2010   BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering and Astronautics, Kingston University, UK  

    Modules-Engineering Mathematics, Aerospace Stress Analysis, Structures and Dynamics, Aerodynamics and Propulsion, Electronics and Control, Aerospace Engineering Design and Composite Materials, Space Vehicle Design, Engineering Computing, Business Applications in Engineering and Project Management.

    Group Design Project- Single Staged Rocket Design

    The project’s aim was to design, build and launch a level one rocket, capable of accurately achieving a designated altitude and time of flight. In addition have led the primary payload team and designed the payload integrated as part of the rocket for data-logging. Activities included, designing the payload which consisted of three sensors and a microprocessor programmed to capture various parameters during the rocket’s flight.

    Individual Research Project- Nanorover Mechanical and Mobility System Design

    The main area of interest in this project was the design of the mechanical and mobility systems for an autonomous Nanorover unit with several functionalities and capabilities aimed at reducing system mass and complexity for future planetary exploration applications. Have designed, modelled and simulated the nanorover mobility performance using The Bekker’s Theory, and SOLIDWORKS Motion Study. 

     

    Sep 2004 - Jun 2006    Cathays High School /Coleg Glan Hafren, Cardiff, UK

    Subjects: Advanced Mathematics A, Physics B, Computing B, and History A.

     

    Sep 2002 - Jul 2004    Cathays High School, Cardiff, UK

    8 GCSE’s including Mathematics, Science and English.

     

    Professional Experience

    Nov 2011 - ALTEN Technology Consultant - Airbus, Bremen, Germany

     

    Stress Design Engineer and MBS- Main responsibilities included the developed of a simplified FEM Stick/Beam model of the A350XWB wing-box structure and high-lift system which is used for multidisciplinary design optimization and multibody dynamics. Have studied from start to finish as well as conducted static and dynamic analysis on the wing-box structure for A350XWB with MSC ADAMS, PATRAN, NASTRAN and MATLAB. Furthermore have generated results and optimised the structure to meet the project requirements. The wing-box structure Stick/Beam model developed is used for structural analysis and design studies of high-lift systems for future Airbus aircraft.

     

    Aug 2008 - Jul 2009 GE Aviation - Aircraft Engine Services Ltd, Cardiff, UK

     

    Repair Operations Engineer- As a team member, was assigned to provide support for the repair processes and operations required to increase the serviceability of the aircraft engine components. Diagnosing and setting up the rework shop routes for components going through the service process. Analysed the repair process, identified applicable operations, arranged and planned the overall process structure to ensure effective production. Filled and produced the repair documents for components required to be serviced.

     

    CAD Modelling, Designing and Reverse Engineering– Was responsible for design and have produced technical drawings of the tools required for the workshop operators / technicians. Consulting and interacting with the operators, gather technical information, design tooling, produce CAD models, test and prove equipment’s design feasibility and finally prepare the tools for manufacturing. Also, I have produced engineering drawings for certain tools which required further redevelopment through the reverse engineering process utilising 3D scan techniques.

     

    Six Sigma For Thermal Spray Process- Conducted analysis for the thermal spray process to identify the influencing factors and implement process improvements to maintain consistency. Have carried out independent research from start to finish, for the thermal spray process. Gathered information for a variety of possible influencing factors, inspected the current process, prepared and structured the design of the experiment (DOE) by applying six-sigma quality methods. Produced statistical analysis results with MINITAB of the influencing factors, eliminated the factors, new strategies developed and implemented in the thermal spray process.

     

    Technical Skills

    CAD Modelling- Advance level; gained experience through projects at university and in industry with AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, and CATIA V5 generating 3D models and producing engineering drawings for design documentation and manufacturing. In addition have utilised CATIA V5 and SOLIDWORKS to model spacecraft mechanisms and various aircraft systems e.g. A350XWB high-lift system.

     

    FEM - Advance level; have acquired the key theoretical concepts underlying the Finite Elements Method required for conducting structural, thermal, and fluid analyses. Able to apply aerospace standard computational toolssuch as MSC ADAMS, PATRAN, NASTRAN, FATIGUE, ESATAN and CFD to correlate, simulate its performance and produce results for validating models. Have performed a range of aerospace static, dynamic, fatigue, and optimisation analysis of structures to ensure the model integrity.

     

    Programming - Intermediate level;able to design and analyse multivariable aerospace control systems with MATLAB. Gained experience with VISUAL BASIC and MATLAB GUIDE, building and programming applications software with GUI to assist systems engineers perform conceptual design analysis of a communication satellite. Have gained excellent experience from past projects with VISUAL BASIC programming and macros.

     

    Space Mission Analysis / STK -Intermediate level; understanding of the advanced theory of orbital mechanics helped in the adequate and extensive use of SATELLITE TOOL KIT to simulate space mission concepts, design, analyse and optimise space systems.

     

    MS OFFICE, WINDOWS XP/7, UNIX-Advance level; excellent presentation, analytical and writing skills, and can produce concise informative or technical presentations and reports.

     

    Extra curricular

    STEM - A government funded organisation which is aimed at motivating young people in the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through inspiring role models. Visiting schools and conducting activities for young pupils to provide an insight into the STEM subjects. The activities include designing, building and launching stamped rockets and presenting university related projects.

     

    References

    Dr. Jennifer Kingston                                                                                         Mr. David John Evans

    MSc Lecturer/Supervisor                                                                                   Aerospace Engineer

    Astronautics and Space Engineering                                                            GE Aircraft Engine Services Ltd

    Cranfield University, MK43 0AL                                                                       Cardiff, CF15 7YJ

    United Kingdom                                                                                                 United Kingdom

    Email: j.kingston(at)cranfield.ac.uk                                                                  Email: david.j.evans(at)ge.com


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