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     Date Submitted:29-01-2016
     Last Modified:02-02-2016 (09:05)
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     Current job:Research Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsDesign, analysis, modelling, optimization and testing of mechanical systems (structures & mechanisms);
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE:

    Oct. 2011 - Sept. 2015

    PhD Research Engineer (University of Bristol, UK)

    ▪  Design (CAD) and development of a mechanism for the deployment of a Gurney type of flap from within the blades of a helicopter main rotor. Project commissioned by ‘AgustaWestland’ within the framework of the European aerospace research programme ‘Clean Sky’.

    ▪  Kinematic and dynamic analysis of the mechanism through multibody systems software (Siemens NX Motion Simulation).

    ▪  Static (linear and nonlinear), modal, buckling and contact finite element analyses (2D and 3D) of the mechanism and various substructures using Abaqus.

    ▪  Experimental vibration analysis of the mechanism using a Scanning Laser Doppler Vibrometer (SLDV).

    ▪  Parametric optimisation of the mechanism through the combination of an FE code and genetic algorithms in Matlab.

    ▪  Development of a method for the 2D & 3D shape optimisation of crossed flexure pivots to minimise stress.

    ▪  Development of a Matlab code for multiaxial fatigue analyses in crossed flexure pivots.

    ▪  Design (CAD) and construction of a fatigue test rig, including the sensorisation and LabVIEW control thereof, for the performance of experimental fatigue tests on crossed flexure pivots.

    ▪  Characterisation of materials and adhesive joints through the performance of tensile and compression tests using Instron machines.

    ▪  Fortnightly teleconferences and regular meetings with the team of engineers from AgustaWestland to present and discuss progress.

    ▪  Publication and presentation of results in international scientific journals and conferences (see publications section).

    Business or sector: R&D Mechanical Engineering

    Oct. 2011 - Dec. 2014

    Teaching Assistant (University of Bristol, UK)

    ▪  Teaching assistant within the following teaching units: 'Design & Manufacture 1' (1st year module), 'Design & Computing' (1st year module), 'Design & Manufacture 2' (2nd year module) and 'Finite Element Analysis' (3rd year module). Responsible for delivering the 'Moment of Inertia' and 'Thermofluids' laboratories to 1st and 2nd year students respectively.

    Business or sector: Academia

    July - Aug. 2008 & 2009

    Industrial placement (Calderería Bedia S.A.L., Spain)

    ▪  Directed and supervised the construction and assembly of a steel ship block commissioned by ‘Astillero Zamakona Bilbao’ (shipyard). Work additionally involved designing tooling/rigs to aid the assembly process using AutoCAD.

    Business or sector: Boiler works

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

    Oct. 2011 - Sept. 2015

    Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (University of Bristol, UK)

    Thesis: Active Gurney Flap Mechanism for a Full Scale Helicopter Rotor Blade

    (See work experience section for more information).

    Oct. 2010 - Sept. 2011

    Master of Science in Thermal Power (Cranfield University, UK)

    Option: Rotating Machinery, Engineering & Management

    Average mark: 79% (Distinction) + Best Examination Prize

    ▪  Main subjects: Gas Turbine Theory & Performance, Mechanical Design of Turbomachinery, Specification & Performance of Rotating Machinery, Industrial Prime Movers, Turbomachinery, Simulation and Diagnostics, Engine Systems, Management for Technology.

    MSc Thesis: Off-design Performance Evaluation of an AZEP (project commissioned by ‘E.ON’). Off-design performance modelling and evaluation of an Advanced Zero Emissions Plant (combined cycle power plant with carbon capture capabilities). Project involved extensive use of FORTRAN programming language.

    Sept. 2005 - June 2010

    5 year degree in Advanced Mechanical Engineering (BSc+MSc equivalent)

    (Universidad del País Vasco, Spain)

    Average mark: 86% (First Class Honours)

    ▪  Main subjects: Advanced Fatigue and Fracture, Advanced Materials Strength, Analysis and Design of Structural Systems, Fluid Dynamics, Heat Engines, Machine Theory and Design, Numerical Analysis, Structural Dynamics, Systems Control Theory, Electrical and Electronic Systems.

    Sept. 1997 - June 2008

    Professional Music Degree in the Speciality of Violin

    (Conservatorio de Música - Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga, Spain)

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS:

    Mother tongue

    Spanish

    Other language(s)

    English, German, Basque, French

    Computer skills

    ▪  CAD: Siemens NX, Autodesk Inventor

    ▪  FEM: Abaqus

    ▪  MS Office: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Word

    ▪  Programming: MATLAB, Fortran, LabVIEW

    ▪  Multibody simulation (MBS): Siemens NX Motion Simulation

    Driving licence

    ▪  Category B

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    Publications

    ▪   Freire Gómez, J., Booker, J. D., and Mellor, P. H., “2D shape optimization of leaf-type crossed flexure pivot springs for minimum stress,” Precision Engineering 42, 6-21 (2015).

    ▪   Freire Gómez, J., Booker, J. D., and Mellor, P. H., “Parametric optimization of a flexure-based active gurney flap mechanism for minimum stress,” Proc. 41st European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF), Munich, Germany, 1-4 September 2015.

    ▪   Freire Gómez, J., Booker, J. D. and Mellor, P. H., “Stress optimization of leaf-spring crossed flexure pivots for an active Gurney flap mechanism,” Proc. SPIE 2015 Smart Structures/NDE, San Diego, CA, 8-12 March, Paper No. 9433-5.

    ▪   Booker, J. D., Lock, R. J., Williamson, S. J., and Freire Gómez, J., “Effective Practices for the Concept Design of Electromechanical Systems”, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology (in press).

    ▪   Loendersloot, R., Freire Gómez, J. and Booker, J. D., “Wind tunnel testing of a full scale helicopter blade section with an upstream active Gurney flap,” Proc. 40th European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF), Southampton, UK, 2-5 September 2014.

    ▪  Freire Gómez, J., Booker, J. D. and Mellor, P. H., “Design and development of an active Gurney flap for rotorcraft”, Proc. SPIE 2013 Smart Structures/NDE, San Diego, CA, 10-14 March, Paper No. 8690-15.

    Referees

    ▪  Julian D. Booker (Reader in Design and Manufacture, University of Bristol): j.d.booker@bristol.ac.uk

    ▪  Pericles Pilidis (Head of Power and Propulsion Dept., Cranfield University): p.pilidis@cranfield.ac.uk



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