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     Date Submitted:16-06-2014
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     Current job:Product Development Engineer - CFD & FEA
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
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     KeywordsCFD FEA FSI MDO
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    PROFILE

    ·         Result-driven Graduate in MSc. Aerospace Engineering (Hons.) (Distinction) having several experience in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Fluid Mechanics & Dynamics and Project Administration.

    ·         Best graduate, MSc. Aerospace Engineering, University of Hertfordshire, 2013.

    ·         Proficient in learning new concepts effectively and quickly, possessing a strong organizational, team-play and autonomous ability to work. Simply put, My Skillsets, Analytical thinking and Professional achievements are rare to come by as I am vast in Engineering knowledge and experience (B.Eng Agricultural Engineering + MSc. Aerospace Engineering). Additionally, I am vast in FEA; CFD; FSI; MDO; Condition Monitoring; Vibration Analysis (Spectroscopy); and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy.

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    ·         I started on a 3 months contract to design and report an international standard aerodynamic machine with improved performance compared to existing designs (linear machine) for a bid. I completed the design within the first 6 weeks (half way through) and won the bid. The same aerodynamic machine design which I solely designed for my current company also won the contract (sum of £2 billion).

    ·         I reported an optimized design on the existing model (linear machine) in terms of repeatability, uniformity and reduced sensitivity to disturbance. This was also a success as the prototype confirms the improvement in the design modification.

    SKILL SET

    ·         Engineering Tools– A range of validated Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software including STAR CCM+; ANSYS; NX NASTRAN; Abaqus; MATLAB; and Catia V5

    ·         Fluid Flow Mechanics & CFD – Modeling fluids within systems; Calculation and Simulation of Fluid Flow using CFD tools.

    ·         Finite Element Analysis (FEA) – Linear and Non-linear Finite Element analysis; Stress analysis.

    ·         Computational Heat Transfer Analysis – Modeling and Simulation of Heat Transfer within systems.

    ·         Fluid-Structural Interaction (FSI) – Modeling, Simulating, and Coupling compatible CAE tools for coupled analyses involving Fluid and Structural interaction (e.g. Aeroelastic pressure loading of an airplane wing, analysis of pipeline pressure in a curved pipe).

    ·         Multi-disciplinary Design Optimization & Metamodelling (MDO) – Multidisciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization for aerospace structures; Parameterization and Design Optimization.

    ·         Researching– Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering researching for possible improvement and optimization.

    ·         Condition Monitoring – Diagnosis of machinery health, using Spectrum Analysis and Vibration Frequency Analysis.

    ·         Internal Combustion Engines – Operations of internal combustion engines

    ·         Controls of Mechanical Systems – Design of Feedback Control Systems and Implementation of Controllers.

    ·         Reporting – Excellent Verbal, Writing and Communication skills. Technical and Business Reporting skills, Effective Presentation and Documentation skills. Lastly but not least, Strong Analytical Communication skills.

     

     

     

     

     

    ENGINEERING SOFTWARE

    STAR CCM+

    ANSYS 14

    NX NASTRAN

    Abaqus CAE

    MATLAB

    LabVIEW

    CATIA V5

    MS Excel

    MS Word

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

    Result driven

    Practical thinker

    Attentive listener

    Confidence

    Diligence

    Good humor & initiative

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    EXPERIENCE

    Engineering

    Project administration

     

     

     

     

     

    HOBBIES

    Travelling

    Meeting people

    Sightseeing

    Playing video games

    Reading

     

     

    ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

    ·         University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield MSc. Aerospace Engineering (Hons.)        20122013.

    ·         University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria (B.Eng. Agric) Farm Power and Machinery. 2005 – 2010.

    MSC PROJECT TOPIC

    Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation of an Aircraft Wing (Structural and Aerodynamics)

                                                                                    June, 2013 – September, 2013

    This involves the use of STAR CCM+, ANSYS, MATLAB, and CATIA in the MDO process. It is an intensive project since all programs must interact with one-another.

    An aircraft wing was designed and parameterized in CATIA using NACA 5412 airfoil and positioning the wing in a fixed model wind tunnel. The pressure distribution on the wing was computed by using STAR CCM+ for CFD in high fidelity. The wing CAE model was then coupled (File-based coupling) to ANSYS. This allowed mapping the pressure loading on the wing from STAR CCM+ to ANSYS. The nodal displacement from ANSYS was then transferred to STAR CCM+. This continued until a staggered convergence was attained.

    The process of File-based coupling (also used in Pipeline Analysis) was done for the 25 seeds of the Design of Experiments. The results were metamodelled in MATLAB and then inputted into the Genetic Algorithm Multi-objective Optimization solver in MATLAB. The sets of optimized design variables were then presented in a Pareto Optimum front in 3D.

     

    OTHER PROJECT

    Monitoring of Bearings and Machinery Using Roller and Ball Bearings Using Frequency Spectrum Analysis

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

          Affluent Technology Limited, UK

    Product Development Engineer / Airflow Consultant (CFD)      July, 2013 – Till date

     

    I am a consultant at Cerulean, an international company based in the UK that manufactures test and controls machinery for testing and standardization of manufacturer’s products. My primary responsibilities require working directly with the Chief Technology Manager, Project Development Manager, Engineering Design Manager, and the Technical Director to analyse the aerodynamic performance of existing and conceptual models of fluid flow machines for possible design optimization in the competitive industry.

    Duties:

    ·         Fluid Mechanics – Analyzing fluid flows within systems using analytical hand calculations and computational Fluid Dynamics.

    ·         Project Handling – Working as an aerodynamicist contractor in a new design management team responsible for bids and development of new and existing projects.

    ·         Numerical and Simulation Modeling of Systems – Preparing the CAD geometry for CFD simulation, extracting the air volume, Meshing, modeling the physics continuum. This includes but not limited to mesh distribution, capturing boundary layer, air properties at the required temperature and relative humidity.

    ·         Post-Processing – Preparing Scenes, Plots, Monitors and Reports together with derived parts such as probes and planes to create the required visual representation of the air flow and also to determine the magnitude of various field functions at some particular point of interest.

    ·         Design Optimization – Certain design variables are parametrically altered and simulation is been done to determine the optimized design variable to produce the required objective function.

    ·         Reporting and Presentation – Writing report; combining the post-processed results and the report details as aids to explain the outcome of the analyses to the management team.

    ·         Miscellaneous projects – Changes in Project priorities sometimes require my skills on some other R&D or Protocol Testing projects. I have worked on several projects; with several other employees; and in most of the disciplines within the Engineering department of the company.

     

          Ismail Associate Construction Company

    Junior Project Officer                                                  May, 2011 – August, 2012

     

    A Building Construction Company with numerous projects that require regular and adequate monitoring. My responsibility was to manage and provide project administrative services.

    Duties:

    ·         Project monitoring – Administering and supervising project to achieve completion.

    ·         Schedulling – Assigning duties to workers and delegating them to departments.

    ·         Accountability – Providing checks and balances on daily basis on monitored projects.

    ·         Responsibility – Bearing responsibility of effects of actions and inactions on project.

     

     

          Technodev Company

    Apprentice Engineer  (One Year Industrial Training)          May, 2008 – May, 2009

    A Mechanical Engineering company that deals in Earth Moving Equipment which entails both the vehicle chassis and the engine. Engineering works were done both at the company workshops and on the field.

    Duties:

    ·         Repair of both Earth Mover and their Internal Combustion Engines.

    ·         Servicing and Maintenance of Earth Moving Equipment on periodic basis according to service schedule.

    ·         Troubleshooting of complete Internal Combustion Engine.

    ·         Overhauling of complete Internal Combustion Engine.

    ·         Disassembling and Assembling of earth moving equipment.

    ·         Valve and Timing Setting etc. of Internal Combustion Engines.

    ·         Reporting technical and daily activities on machineries.

     

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

    2013          Royal Aeronautical Society; (Member)

    2013        The Institution of Engineering and Technology; (Member)

     

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