since April 2011 Sogeti High Tech, Blagnac (France)
Engineering Consultancy Stress Engineer – Team Leader – Permanent Contract Space Mechanism Engineer - Team Leader stress support and test preparation, post-processing and correlation on the composite wing-to-fuselage joint demonstrator ALCAS. Work in a NASTRAN/Patran environment (linear GFEM), Abaqus (non-linear DFEM) and dedicated tools. - Team Leader certification stress analysis of the hybrid metallic-composite components of the forward passenger door of a passenger airplane. Work in NASTRAN/Patran environment, ISAMI, with hand calculations and standard methodologies (Bruhn, Niu, Airbus, etc.) - Airbus Approved Trainer on «Composite Wing Boxes». - Support of the space mechanisms team at Airbus Defence and Space (former Astrium): dynamics and kinematics of mechanisms, lubrication and space tribology, characterization and control of pointing defects and optical path analysis of satellite-borne instruments. Work in a Matlab environment and dedicated tools. - Stress support for an in-service Airbus transport airplane.
September 2010 – March 2011 ECM, Blagnac (France)
Engineering Consultancy Stress Engineer – Team Leader – Permanent Contract Team Leader stress analysis on the composite flap fairings of a passenger airplane for Maturity-C/CDR. Work in NASTRAN/Patran environment, ISAMI, with hand calculations and standard methodologies (Bruhn, Niu, Airbus, etc.).
April 2009 – September 2010 Geci Systèmes, Paris / SkyAircraft, Chambley-Bussières (Lorraine)
Engineering Consultancy Stress Engineer– Permanent Contract - Team Leader engine nacelle, engine mounts and flaps stress analysis of the light cargo airplane Skylander SK-105. Work in NASTRAN/Patran environment with hand calculations and standard methodologies (Bruhn, Niu, Airbus, etc.). Dynamics analysis, modal analysis, vibrations and resonances of the engine mount and struts.
May 2005-April 2009 Assystem Italia, Milan
Engineering Consultancy Contract Job Structure Analyst - Structural analysis at launch loads of some components of an equipment rack for the International Space Station European Columbus module. Work carried out in NASTRAN/FEMAP/Patran. - Preliminary dimensioning of the metallic components of the tail central box of a passenger airplane. - Structural analysis of the floor of a cargo airplane. Structural analysis in support of certification of the engine “nacelles” of a corporate jet. Analysis carried out in Patran/NASTRAN using standard spreadsheets and manual computation techniques. - Structural analysis in support of Critical Design Review (static, dynamic and frequency response) of some components of the composite engine nacelle of an airliner. Analysis carried out in Patran/NASTRAN using standard spreadsheets and manual computation techniques. - Structural analysis and support to repariment manuals of the metallic components of an airliner engine nacelle. - Structural analysis in support of certification of the engine nacelles of a twin-engined airliner jet. Analysis carried out in Patran/NASTRAN using standard spreadsheets and manual computation techniques.
March 2004 - May 2005 Eur.E.Ca Srl, Milan
Engineering Consultancy Contract Job Junior Structure Analyst - Structural analysis of the Indian BRNA freight wagon modified to accommodate rail-laying machines. - Structural analysis of composite panel and stretcher for an heli-ambulance. - Structural analysis of the Italian Le724 passenger wagon modified for medium range routes. - Structural analysis of different types of freight wagons for carrying truck trailers and containers. - Structural/thermal analysis of tanks for oil cracking stations. - Structural analysis of a telescopic lifting crane.
March 2001 – March 2004 Brime Italia Spa, Milano
Engineering Consultancy Permanent Job Mechanical designer (CAD) and Analyst - Leader of a four people team designing the structures of the whole coaches of the new Spanish Lanzaderas high speed train, to run the Madrid-Barcelona line starting in 2004. Work carried out in CATIA V422 using 3D modelling, surfaces, 2D drafting modules. Project DataManagement (PDM) was carried out in an Enovia VPM environment. - Structural analysis and validation of the landing gear actuation valve of the Agusta Bell AB139 helicopter. - Configuration study, structural analysis and validation of the in-flight refuelling probe of the Aermacchi M346 advanced jet trainer and its composite aerodynamic fairing. - Project of the pneumatic system of the Italian Bari Nord and Trento Male' regional trains.
Education and training
1990-2000 Politecnico di Milano Aerospace Engineering Laurea degree in Aerospace Engineering The graduation thesis examined the minimum energy trajectory problem of a four degree of freedom robotic manipulator to be built by the Italian Space Agency ASI as a contribute to the unmanned space probe exploration initiative of the planet Mars. To do this, it was necessary to study the geometry, kinematic and dynamics of the manipulator.
- 11 years experience Patran/NASTRAN and FEMAP/Visual NASTRAN FEM structural analysis softwares. Analysis of metallic and composite components. Analyses: linear static, non-linear, modal, frequency response, buckling etc. - 2 years experience on Abaqus non-linear FEM software. - Good Knowledge of standard aeronautical calculation methodologies (Bruhn, Niu, Boeing, Airbus, etc.)
- 2 years experience on ISAMI, the standard Airbus analytical structural analysis software.
- Knowledge of standard Office/OpenOffice programs (including macro creation in excel)
- Good knowledge of numerical analysis software Matlab.
- CELF (Certificat d'Etudes de Langue Française) diploma obtained in October 1993.
- Certificate of attendance to the course "Mission analysis for space systems" held by Franco Ongaro of ESA hq at the Politecnico di Milano Department of Aerospace Engineering from May 22 to 26, 1995.
- Author of the books “Lunar Exploration” and “Robotic Exploration of the Solar System – Part 1, 2, 3 and 4” for Springer Praxis (UK), published between 2004 and 2014.
- Author of the articles: “Earth and Space Science Payload of the Shen Zhou Orbital Modules”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, September/October 2004; “ESRO and the Deep Space: European Planetary Exploration Planning Before ESA”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, June 2006; “Europe's Arrows to the Sun: Two Gravity and Solar Probe proposals from ESRO and ESA”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, March 2008.
- Author of several articles on aeronautics, astronautics and astronomy for Italian popular science magazines.
- Italian mother language - Fluent French - Fluent English
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