A mechanical / structural analysis engineer with twenty-one years post graduate experience in aerospace structural analysis. Lead mechanical engineer status in recent years on joint ASU(UK) and ESA spacecraft projects. Experience gained in both system level S/Craft dynamic testing and analysis. Structural analysis disciplines include Static / Dynamic and TED analysis of composite and metallic aerospace structures with working experience of NASTRAN, Dynaworks, FEMAP and PATRAN.
I hold UK government security clearance as a requirement for working for AIRBUS Defence & Space (UK).
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND ANALYSIS / TEST EXPERIENCE
From April 2008 – Present: Sub-contract Engineer (Limited Company basis) working on-site at AIRBUS Defence & Space (UK), Stevenage, Herts.
2016-Present ‘Solar Orbiter’ - Spacecraft (ESA) - Mechanical Engineering / Analysis
Senior mechanical engineer
Preparation of S/Craft Coupled Loads Model for Launch Authority (ATLAS V)
S/craft TED assessment / test rationale
FM Mechanical Test Campaign: Sine Vibration environment test predictions (Sine Notching) - Dynaworks
S/C mechanical vibration test team
2016-Present ‘ExoMars’ - Spacecraft (ESA) - Mechanical Engineering / Analysis
TED distortion assessment for CDR
2015-2016 ‘PLATO’ - Spacecraft (ESA) - Mechanical Engineering / Analysis
Optimisation of Launch Vehicle Adapter – CFRP / Metallic trade-off
2013 – 2015 ‘LISA Pathfinder’ Spacecraft (ESA) - Mechanical Engineering / Analysis
Lead Mechanical Engineer –Structural analysis of the Flight configuration S/craft [ESA]
Preparation and assessment of Coupled Loads Analysis models (CLA) pre/post CDR and Final Acceptance Review
Signatory on drawing release
Antennas – structural assessment to and post CDR of Feed Support concept
2010 – 2013 ‘BepiColombo’ Spacecraft (ESA) – Mechanical Engineering / Analysis
Joint Lead Mechanical Engineer – Structural analysis of the Flight configuration S/craft
Preparation and assessment of Coupled Loads Analysis models (CLA) pre/post CDR and TED assessment
Mechanical test team for system level STM configuration Sine Test (ESTEC, ESA, 2012)
Extensive use of ‘Dynaworks’ during test support
2008 – 2010 – Mechanical Support / structural analysis to various ADS [UK] / ESA projects
Deployable Boom Assembly - SWARM BOOM - Swarm 03/2007 - PDR
Exo Mars - Mechanisms (HDRM) 2008
Solar Orbiter (SOLO) - Feed through and Door Mechanism (29/05/2009)
March 2007 – 2008 : Thales Alenia Space, Cannes, France [Subcontract Engineer]
Thales Alenia Generic Spacebus Platform Configurations (Eutelsat W7 andTHOR6)
System level structural analysis of project specific satellite configurations ( Preparation of system level FEMs for CDR)
Preliminary system level Sine response analysis and mass sensitivity studies
Instrumentation plan for System Sine Test
December 2003 – March 2007: ASTRIUM-EADS, UK [Subcontract Engineer]
ESA / Aeolus Spacecraft Analysis
System level structural analysis (Structure Test Model FEM preparation for Qualification Sine Vibration testing)
Mechanical Test Support to System Sine Test – ESTEC (ESA)
Satellite Launch Vehicle Analysis (Arianespace / ASAP5)
Design Development Studies and Structural Analysis of satellite launch vehicles
Quasi-static and Dynamic FE analysis of structural assembly
Detail stressing of Composite and machined structures
Satellite Solar Array Drive Mechanism (ESA / E3000)
Design Development Studies and Structural Analysis of Solar array drive mechanism
2003 – December 2003: Marshall Aerospace UK, Cambridge [Subcontract Engineer]
Civil Aircraft Design Studies
Structural / FEM analysis of composite aircraft fuel tank system (Boeing 777)
System level and component stressing
Structural analysis of aircraft Fatigue Test rig assembly (RAF Hercules C130-K)
1997 – 2003: ASTRIUM UK, Stevenage [Subcontract Engineer]
NASA / Boeing – Launch Vehicles Structural Analysis (DPAF structure)
Lead mechanical analysis engineer of satellite launch vehicle
Quasi-static and Dynamic FE analysis of structural assembly
Detail stressing of sub-assemblies (I/F analysis)
Sine Vibration / Static Test support with Test Prediction / Assessment report writing
CFRP composite and adhesive bonded joints analysis
Metop – Antenna Assemblies Structural Analysis (ESA)
Structural Analysis of satellite antenna systems
Sine, Random and Shock FE analyses / report writing
Static and Vibration Test support
Beagle 2 / ESA – Structural Analysis of components on a surface lander structure
Adhesive joint analyses based on quasi-static and shock design requirements
FE Codes: NASTRAN for Windows
Vibration test support for flight equipment
Aerospatiale / SPELDA – Spacecraft Structural Analysis
FE analysis of structure in support for Qualification Vibration Test
1997: FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Essex, UK [Subcontract Engineer]
Design Assessment and Dynamic analysis of automotive structural components and systems
FE Codes: - Hyper mesh, NASTRAN
1995 – 1997: PRE-STAR LIMITED, Bedford, UK
Structural analysis of vehicle suspension assembly as part of joint company project
Secondment to A.O. Smith, Detroit, USA (July/August 96) as Senior Design Analyst, responsible for analysis of front suspension component as part of joint company project
FE analysis of Aluminium adhesive bonded sub-frame and suspension structures, composite structures and fatigue analysis
FE Codes: - ABAQUS, NASTRAN
1994 – 1995: S.D.R.C, Herts, UK [Subcontract Engineer]
Dynamic and N.V.H analysis of vehicle structures
Team member in analysis projects, report writing and customer consultation
FE Codes: - I-DEAS, NASTRAN
1993 – 1994: ALCAN INTERNATIONAL, Banbury, U.K.
Research Engineer following postgraduate thesis project.
Structural and fatigue analysis of Aluminium Adhesive Bonded vehicle joints
Alcan's Aluminium Vehicle Technology (A.V.T.) group, producing internal technical reports
FE Codes: - ANSYS
1992 – 1993: Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK
Course of Study: MSc Automotive Product Engineering
: Thesis - 'A study of the Effect of Adhesive Skips in
Aluminium Bonded Joints' – (Alcan International A.V.T. Group)
1988 – 1992: Middlesex University, London
Course of Study: BEng Honours Degree - Product / Mechanical Engineering with Management
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