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     Date Submitted:22-09-2014
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     Current job:Structural Analyst
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
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    STRUCTURAL ANALYST

    Structural analyst that is highly motivated and reliable with a strong background in composite materials analysis and 4+ years of experience.  Ability to work independently with strong teamwork and leadership skills.  Diverse engineering background including theory, design, and hardware.

    ·         Finite element analysis (FEMAP, NASTRAN, ANSYS, Abaqus) - well versed in modeling and theory

    ·         Hypersizer- finite element based tool utilized for composite layup optimization

    ·         Matlab/Fortran - data reduction and analysis, GUI development (Matlab), general scripting

    ·         Simulation Composite Design/Analysis - composite materials analysis and progressive damage analysis

    ·         Classical hand analysis utilized to size and determine loads paths for  primary and secondary structure

    ·         Security Clearance: Secret

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Structural Analyst, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Centennial CO (2012 - Present)

    ●      Sized primary structure for the all composite Dream Chaser space vehicle; this work included:

    ○       Developing and maintaining a global finite element model including 700+ load cases, 1,600+ unique material properties, 5 flight configurations and 8 thermal zones.

    ○      Analyzing primary structure composite assemblies by examining laminate integrity through the use of composite failure criteria and finite element analysis, checking bolted connections using classical methods along with in house tools, and checking vehicle level deflection and modal responses.

    ○      Developing the analytic and numerical tools that were used to certify composite structure, including performing verification and validation testing on all such tools.

    ●      Co-authored the structural methods document for the primary structure analysis of the Dream Chaser vehicle. Topics included: composite laminate analysis, bolted joint analysis for composite structure, bonded joint analysis, and finite element best practices.

    ●      Translated legacy NASA Fortran numerical toolsets into Matlab, namely BJSFM (an analytical composite bolted joint tool) and A4EI (a semi-empirical bonded joint tool).

    ●      Analyzed aircraft modifications using classical hand analysis.  This work included both primary and secondary structural modifications sized to inertial and aerodynamic loads.

    Staff Engineer, Firehole Composites (Now Autodesk), Laramie WY (2010-2012)

    ●      Optimizing Fortran code to perform faster finite element analysis for a woven composite unit cell.

    ●      Restructured the coding organization for a woven composite unit cell and a hexagonally packed unit cell allowing both micromechanics models to use the same finite element subroutines.

    ●      Analyzed composite structures using Helius:MCT (now called Autodesk Simulation Composites Analysis) linked with Abaqus/Standard for a multitude of composite structures.

    ●      Extensive experience using Helius:MCT composite analysis software.

    ●      Developed a GUI test for the entire Helius:Composite Pro (now Simulation Composite Design) software package.

    EDUCATION

    Master of Science in mechanical engineering, University of Utah (2012)

    Bachelor of Engineering with a structures focus, Dartmouth College (2010)

    Bachelor of Arts with a physics major, Middlebury College (2008)


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