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     Date Submitted:21-02-2016
     Last Modified:03-03-2016 (03:40)
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     Current job:Stress Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsI have worked for 30 years as a Stress Engineer in the Aero Engine field using a variety of software packages including Abaqus, Nastran and Unigraphics
    CV

                               CURRICULUM VITAE

     

    Qualifications

    1st Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Bristol University.)

    Courses and Experience

    Designing using CADDS5 - Parametric modelling, CAMU, Nurbs surfacing and wireframe.

    Designing using CATIA vs 4.1.5.

    Designing using UniGraphics vs NX7.5

    Designing using AUTOCAD R13 and R14.

    Stressing using SC03 (RR codes), NASTRAN 2008r1, PATRAN 2008r1, ABAQUS vs6.11.

    Aircraft Gas Turbine Theory and Design. - Cranfield Institute of Technology 3 wk Residential.

    Fighting Vehicle Design RMCS Shrivenham. 2 wk Residential.

    Fluent in spoken German.

     

    Employment:-

    Employer        Assystem UK Ltd.

    Job Title:         Stress Engineer.

    Jan 13 to current date

    Working on site at Rolls-Royce Derby for the Compressor Stress/Design Team. This involved stressing compressor blisks, blades and vanes for RR new engine projects.

     

    Employer        Sitec group Ltd.

    Job Title:         Design/Stress Engineer.

    Oct 03 to Dec 12 date

    Working on site at Rolls-Royce Derby for the Compressor Stress/Design Team. This included stressing compressor blades and vanes and the design/stressing of the Trent 1000 VSV actuator mechanism.

    In addition to new design I provided stress support to Compressor In service safety issues. This included modelling blade and disc sectors and producing closeout reports for the Authorities.

    Working on site at Rolls Royce Derby for the Fleet Stress team, controlling shroud tip clearances by thermal analysis, engine strip measurements and producing drawings to implement the changes. Producing Nastran shell element structural models for the T800 Intercase and Tail Bearing Housings respectively. These models were used to investigate/understand in-service cracking problems using the RR fracture mechanics code SA16 to predict crack growth in the structures.

    In addition I used cadds 5 and SC03 to produce blade and disc sector models for investigating the RB211-535E4 disc post cracking in-service lifing problem.

    In support of the RR Industrial and Marine Division I produced Design Hand Calculations for Engine Handling and Transportation Equipment. This involved Engine Support stands for Air, Sea and Road Transport and  Lifting Frames for Installation of the Engines on site.

     


    Employer        Hurel-Hispano Ltd.

    Job Title:         Stress Engineer.

    Jan 03 to Oct 03

     

    Working for Hurel-Hispano on the AE3007 thrust reverser for the Embrear 145 and  the AS907 Thrust Reverser for the Bombardier BD100 Aircraft. The job involved producing FE shell element models, taking loads/stresses from Nastran shell element models, using these to calculate limit, ultimate and fatigue Margins of safety at skin and structure joints and incorporating these into certification reports for submission to the authorities.

     

    Employer       Hebron and Medlock Ltd.

    Job Title:         Design/Stress Engineer.

    Jan 02 to Dec 02

     

    Working on site at Rolls Royce, Derby for the Fan Design Team producing Patran brick mesh models for the JSF – F136 engine. These models were analysed in SC03 to measure structure stiffness under Fan Blade Off loading. The solid models used for this stress analysis were produced using Unigraphics.

    Preparing Nastran shell element stiffness models for inclusion in the JSF Whole engine model.

     

    Mar 01 to Jan 02

     

    Preparing 2D and 3D SC03/ABAQUS stress models for the Trent 900 composite nosecone, Annulus Filler and Fan Disc Rear Seal. This involved liaison with design, manufacturers and stress/lifing calculations. In addition I acted as stress supervisor (technical supervision/ modelling assistance) to the designers/stress Engineers of the Trent 900 Annulus filler and Fan Disc Rear seal. This work involved using Patran to produce abaqus contact and friction analyses decks for the Annulus filler rubber seals and Blade chocking.

     

    Employer       Hebron and Medlock Ltd.

    Job Title:         Preliminary Design Engineer.

    May 99 to Mar 01

     

    Working on site at Rolls Royce, Ansty for the Marine Power group producing preliminary design layouts for the Rolls Royce Marine Trent and 601/KF11 Marine engines. This involved Aerodynamic hand calculations for the engine inlet and exhaust ducting sizes and hand stress calculations for the engine mountings and baseframe. The engine layouts were produced in CADDS5 with the ship interfaces, engine ducting and support framework in AUTOCAD. This involved Project Engineering for the placement of contracts to supply Oil system assembly, Intakes and Exhausts for the Allison 601/KF11 engine.

     

    Employer       Hebron and Medlock Ltd.

    Job Title:         Stress Engineer.

    Feb 97 to May 99

     

    Working on site at Rolls Royce, Derby for the Fan Design Team producing SC03 - 3D Stress models to allow Lifing Prediction and Overspeed stress calculations for the BR715 Fan Disc. (JAR & FAR mandatory requirement). This analysis was supported by Overspeed and Lifing Rig tests. Supervision and ensuring that the above Rigs run to the correct Design standard and conditions.

    Producing Patran 20 node brick mesh models of Trent500 Fan Blade and Disc for predicting steady state and vibratory stresses for design and lifing purposes. Producing Patran 20 Node brick model of RR Tay HP compressor engine drum to investigate an in-service HCF vibration failure.

    Producing 3D tetra mesh models of Aluminium Fan Annulus fillers for Lifing stress calculations.

     


    Employer       Ricardo Aerospace Ltd.

    Job Title:         Design Engineer.

    Aug 96 to Feb 97

     

    Working on site at BMW/RR Berlin for the Compressor Design department. This task was as part of a weight reduction exercise for the BR700 Series of Engines. It has involved producing 2D and 3D models for stressing of Compressor discs and redesigning the variable stator vane mechanism to a more lightweight cast titanium version. In addition a new stage 4 Aerofoil has been introduced for which I have produced a cold leaned twisted blade model.

     

    Employer       Bertrandt Ingenieur Leistungen.

    Job Title:         Design Engineer.

    Jul 95 to Aug 96

     

    Working for Bertrandt in Ingolstadt designing car body panels (B.I.W.) for AUDI AG. This involves 3D double curvature surfacing on CATIA-v4 and the production of finished models for delivery to the toolmakers. In addition I have produced prototype design proposals for the installation of the headlamps in the AUDI TT Roadster and the Front Suspension Support Structure for the new A6.

     

    Employer       Ricardo Aerospace Ltd.

    Job Title:         Design Engineer.

    Sep 94 to Jul 95

     

    Working for Ricardo Aerospace on-site at BMW/RR Aero-engines Dahlewitz(Berlin) designing a low Nox Combustor. This involved the design of a forged combustor outer casing, an integral cast compressor outlet guide vane and diffuser structure, a fabricated combustor inner casing and a laser bored effusion cooled combustion liner.

    Design Schemes were produced for hardware production, 3D models for stress analysis and 2D models for thermal/stress analysis.

    Design of a 3D layout for fuel burner to fuel supply manifold connection pipes.

     

    Employer       Techniche Group Ltd.

    Job Title:         Design Engineer.

    Sep 93 to Sep 94

     

    Working in Germany as the Technical Liaision Engineer between Techniche Group and BMW/RR for the BR710 Aeroengine Low Pressure Turbine Rig which was designed, manufactured and installed by Techniche Group. This Rig was run in the existing German Government Stuttgart ILA altitude test facility. In addition I represented Techniche Group on the Design and Manufacture of Aeroengine components.

     

    Employer       Ricardo Aerospace Ltd.

    Job Title:         Design Engineer.

    Jul 92 to Sep 93

     

    Working for Ricardo on-site at BMW/RR Aeroengines Munich designing the driveline and associated inlet and exhaust ducting to allow an existing Rolls-Royce Compressor Rig to be installed and run in the BMW facility. This task included Project planning, sub-contract of detail drawing and procurement of manufactured parts.

     

    Jun 90 to Jul 92

    Design of Aerothermal Gas Turbine Rigs for testing Engine Compressor performance, including preliminary/concept design of intakes and OGV/Diffuser simulators. Design of Aeroengine Gas Turbine Casings and Stress analysis of Aero Engine components. This work has been under sub-contract from Rolls Royce Civil Engine Group Derby.

     


    Aug 91 to Nov 91

    Working for Ricardo on-site at BMW/RR Aeroengines Munich. This task was as part of a seven man team doing the preliminary design study for an Aerothermal compressor test facility for the BMW/RR series of Engines. The study defined the Compressor testing, building interface and required environmental needs. The project was produced on CADDS4X.

     

    Employer       Royal Ordnance Guns and Vehicles Division, Nottingham.

    Job Title:         Design Engineer.

    Nov 88 to Jun 90

     

    Within Vehicle Design I worked on the mechanical design of hydraulically operated ammunition handling systems for use in Military Vehicles. I was responsible for limited budgetary control, hardware procurement and sub-contracting of Design tasks.

     

    Employer       Rolls Royce Ltd (Civil Engine Group, Derby)

    Job Title:         Design Engineer.

    Aug 83 to Nov 88

     

    Prediction of Engine disc temperatures and compressor blade tip clearances using F.E. analysis. These predictions were verified by comparing them to engine test measurements.

    Job Title          Graduate Engineer (Aug 83 - May 88)

    Duties: Undergraduate/Graduate Training Programme geared towards membership of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

    This training included the following:

    Basic workshop and Drawing Office training for the EITBs EP1 and EP2 requirements.

    Secondments to various departments for work experience.

     

    Education:

     

    1984 - 1987                 University of Bristol.

    Degree:                       1st class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering.

    The degree course was a 3yr Bachelor of Engineering degree, with a final year project in Vibration Techniques for the NDT of Ceramics. I was also awarded the best student prize for 1987 by the South Western Branch of the I Mech E.

     

    1981 - 1983                 Derby College of Further Education.

                                        3 'A' levels (1983)

    1976 - 1981                 Lees Brook Comprehensive School, Derby.

                                        8 'O' levels (1981)


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