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     Date Submitted:09-02-2020
     Last Modified:10-02-2020 (06:28)
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     Current job:Senior Technical Lead - FEA
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsAnalysis, Stress,


    Goal-oriented high-performance technocrat with 16+ years expertise in the Management of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and Mechanical Design teams.

    In collaboration with senior management, established 10+ team including set-up of CAE infrastructure, Project Planning & Execution, Team Co-ordination, Client Interaction, recruitment, mentoring, objective and appraisals, cost and time management

    Key soft skills: Presentation and documentation, Clear communicator, Multi-tasking ability, Root Cause analysis, Conversant with Engineering Materials, Design Standards, Manufacturing methods and Testing procedures.

    Domains: Aerospace (4 yrs.), Oil & Gas (7 yrs.), Automotive (3 yrs.), HVAC (2 yrs.)


    Leadership Training by CONBEN, Germany and implementation subsequently.

    Simulation: Nonlinear Structural, Thermo-Structural, High Cycle / Low Cycle Fatigue (HCF, LCF), Dynamic, Buckling, Explicit, Collapse, Burst, Buckling, Contact, Sealing, Bolt Preload, Product Optimisation using Solid, Shell, Beam, Axisymmetric, Plane Stress, C-Rigs, Coupled Field, Hyper-elastic, Joints, Bolt, Contacts elements.

    Design  : Strength and Stiffness based design using SPE, ISRO, ASME, IS Standards. Provide hand calculations for buckling, bending, stresses, torque, etc. Suggest materials.

    Softwares: (Proficient) Ansys, Design Modeler, Ansys Explicit, FE-Safe, AutoCAD, LS Dyna  

        : (Basic) Hypermesh, Matlab Simulink, Creo, Catia, Pro-E, Surf CAM, FEAST, ANSA

    Publications: 8 Papers and 1 Invention Disclosure


    Employer      : Weatherford, Mumbai (Jan 2013 onwards)

    Designation  : Senior Technical Lead, FEA

    Job Profile    : Product development through FEA; root cause analysis of field failures.

    Products       : Rotaflex pumping units, Liner Hanger, Flappers, BoP, Packers, QX Locks, RCLP

    Simulation    : Collapse, Burst, Buckling, Explicit, Plasticity, Contact, Sealing, Thermo-Structural

    Employer      : Emerson Innovation Centre, Pune (June 2011 – Jan 2013)

    Designation  : Technical Lead, FEA

    Job Profile    : Strength, Fatigue evaluation, Establishing FEA procedures for Scroll Compressors

    Products       : Scroll Compressors, Valves, Shafts, Bearings, Housing, Stator   

    Simulation    : Fatigue (HCF, LCF), nonlinear FEA, failure probabilities, stress validation

    Achievement: Invention Disclosure on “fatigue evaluation during material plasticity”

    Employer      : Brose Automotive Systems Pvt ltd, Pune (Dec 2009 – May 2011)

    Designation  : Assistant Manager, Simulation  

    Job Profile    : Project & Team Management for Automotive Door, Drives & Closures Systems.

    Products       : Window Regulators, Gear Drives, Plastic / Metal casings.

    Simulation    : Static, Dynamic analysis of Window Regulator, Seating / Steering / Door drives

    Achievement: Developed a team of 10 engineers; coordination with German, US, Brazil teams.

    Employer      : Tooltech Global Engineering (India) Ltd, Pune (Aug 2008 - Nov 2009)

    Designation  : Lead Engineer, CAE

    Job Profile    : Simulation and Team Management for Finnish & Swedish Clients 

    Products       : Automotive, Aerospace and Shipping Components   

    Employer    : ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) Trivandrum (July 2004 - Feb 2008)

    Designation  : Scientist / Engineer ‘SD’

    Job Profile     : Complete ownership of launch vehicle components right from Material selection, Design (Hand Calculations), Drawings, FEA Simulation, Manufacturing, Testing and Launch readiness reviews. Individual contributor and team management.

    Achievement : Meritorious promotion (4 out of 90+). Initiated R&D on Smart Materials in AVC.


    ISRO, Trivandrum (July’04 to Feb’08)

    Propellant Tanks, Inter Stage Structures of PSLV, GSLV MkII, GSLV MkIII

    Management: Responsible for the team of 7 (2 Engineer, 2 Diploma Associates, 3 draftsmen)

    Presentation in Design review, Critical Design Review and Flight Readiness Review meetings, Participation in the testing of structures for all the components designed by team

    Budget and Purchase coordinator for the whole group of 40 people.


    Complete design of cryogenic propellant tanks and inter stage structures for transportation & flight loads. Material selection based on availability and compatibility with propellants.

    Tool design at HAL, Bangalore; Testing and hardware clearance for flights. Fabrication snag / defect clearances using test results & axisymmetric stress analysis.


    FEA in Ansys Classic (Strength, Thermo-Structural, Buckling, Contacts) of Tanks and Cryo Engine components to study effect of uneven temperatures and Flight Loads. Buckling of cylindrical shell during flight and Common Bulkhead due to differential pressure is critical.

    Fracture strength analysis (Damage Tolerance Approach): Mapping of data for various aerospace materials. Softwares used for comparison: NISA, FEAST & NASTRAN. Optimisation of pressure Vessel for highest sp strength using Matlab Simulink for ISRO.

    Core R&D

    NAL, Bangalore:  Active Vibration Control of Deck Plate using Smart Materials.

    R&D with SECRI, Karaikudi: Stress Corrosion Cracking of Aluminium Alloys

    Weld Classification, corrosion study, UTS based design for Pressure Vessels.

    Weatherford, Mumbai (Jan’13 onwards)

    Oil & Gas, Completion, Artificial Lift Systems, Cementing, Mudpump, Red Eye, Expandable connectors, Ball Seats, Seals, Threaded connectors, Rotary connectors, packers, etc

    Management: Team size 6 (1 FEA, 1 CFD, 3 Design).

    Design: Support the design team with hand calculations, pressure vessels for Buckling, strength, fatigue life. Presentation in Design review meetings comprising of design, simulation, manufacturing, testing teams to explain simulation process and loads, boundary condition. Recommend changes considering material availability, manufacturing feasibility, cost.


    The analyses need consideration of Oil & Gas environment like deformations, strength and plasticity, Burst / Collapse and Buckling. High cycle and low cycle fatigue calculations provided for repetitive loading components like seals, shafts, pipes.

    Full assembly of Rotaflex (3000 + components) evaluated for counterweight load movements, piling locations, wind loads @ 100 mph.

    The threaded connections are evaluated using mesh sensitivity analysis for fine threads in large assemblies using axisymmetric models. Keys, locks are evaluated for contact, friction, penetration and high plasticity. Bolt preload is studied for bolted.

    Seals, Gaskets studied using HBNR hyper elastic materials for leakage possibility.

    Field failures were evaluated by conducting FEA and considering various aspects like materials, loads, temperature and actual assembly conditions on field.

    Emerson Innovation Centre, Pune (Jun’11 to Jan’13)

    Compressor components Scrolls, Head, Shaft, Bearings, Alignment housing.

    Management: Management of R&D projects for the group including reviews and reports. Project allocation and internal review for Team size 3.

    Design: Certified training on Scroll Compressor design and its components functioning.


    Fatigue evaluation using FE Safe software for shaft, bearing, housing, scrolls, keys with supporting hand calculations on sample nodes provided at critical locations. Goodman diagrams customised to Emerson components used for seals, flaps, valves.

    Mesh sensitivity and stress linearization performed for highly strained parts. Best practices were developed to streamline procedures for similar components.

    Brose Automotive, Pune (Dec’09 to May’11)

    Door Simulation (Cable and Cross Arm Window Regulators, Carrier Plate, Base Plate)

    Drive Simulation (Spindle Drive, Worm Drive, Gears, Cooling Fan Modules)


    As a foundation member in Pune Office, developed a team to 10 people, supporting 3 product lines (Door, Drives, Seating) and 3 geo zones Germany, US, Brazil

    Coordination of Project allocation, billing, time management for all the team. Responsible for recruitment, performance evaluations and objective settings for Team

    Design: Participation in review meetings along with design and testing teams.


    Structural Analyses for Power and Manual window regulators for Stall Up/Down, Misuse Up/Down, Break In cases. Deformation, strain in gaskets, bending of main regulator.

    Fatigue calculation for door and drive components done using Ansys Fatigue module.

    Highly nonlinear structural analyses of drives in Tailgate, Seats and Window Regulator Motors conducted and recommendation submitted for design modifications of gear drives like Teflon enclosure over metallic base, Teflon outer rings composite on metal base, etc

    Cooling Fan Modules evaluated for Sequential Random Vibration analyses (PSD). Suggested design team to modify dynamic parameters (mass, stiffness). Performed random vibration and transient analysis of metallic and composite parts.

    Tooltech, Pune (Aug’08 to Nov’09)

    Management: Team size 4; Complete management - Recruitment, Training, Appraisal, Billing


    Composite Panels, Bolt Strength analyses for VIP Helicopter by HAL Bangalore.

    Harmonic & Transient analysis for Vehicle Cable Bridge for Aspenova, Sweden

    Design Validation: CO2 Compressor Unit frame for Union Engineering, Finland.

    Academic Projects

    M.Tech. Dissertation:  Active Vibration Control (AVC) of Structures using Smart Materials, FE modelling, code in MATLAB 6.5, control laws IMSC, MIMSC, FBC.

    BE (Mech) Project: Design and Fabrication of Milling/ Indexing Fixture for Drilling Machine. Useful for small scale industries for gear tooth repair, keyway cutting, multi-point drilling, etc

    Projects: Mopper, a non-conventional, tiles cleaning/drying machine. Presented in Dipex-2000 (Maharashtra State) Open House-2000 (University level)


    Suresh R, Mahesh Yeole, et al,” Numerical Simulation & Experimental study of wear depth and Contact pressure distribution Of Aluminium MMC Pin on Disc Tribometer”, Materials Today: Proceedings 4 (2017) 11218–11228

    Suresh R, Mahesh Yeole, et al, “Comparison of wear depth of Al6061 Metal Matrix Composite & HVOF coated MMC’s dry sliding surface of pin on a rotating disc with Experiment and Finite Element method”, Ansys User Conference, Pune 13.05.2015

    Ghanshyam Rathod, Mahesh Yeole, “BEST Practices in Contact Analysis”, Emerson Copeland CAE Conference Pune, 03.08.2012

    Mahesh Yeole & Ashok Patil, “Fatigue Evaluation: Effect of Plasticity and Sequencing of Duty Cycle Loads’, Emerson Technology Day, 13.08.2012

    Mahesh Yeole, “Propellant Tank Design for Indian Manned Space Mission”, ISRO Inertial Systems Unit, Trivandrum, Aug 2007

    Mahesh Yeole, “Smart Materials in Indian Space Program””, NRSA, Hyderabad, April 2007

    Mahesh Yeole, “Effective Propulsion Systems for Launch Vehicles” LPSC, March 2006

    Ashish Karthikey, Mahesh Yeole, “Space Manufacturing: present and possibilities”, Indian Satellite Centre, Bangalore, Nov 2005

    ACADEMICS: M.Tech. (Machine Design)


    Institute, University, Board






    I.I.T. Roorkee



    CGPA / 10

    Department 3rd

    B.E. Mech

    Govt College of Engg, Jalgaon




    Institute Topper

    12th (HSC)

    Maharashtra State

    Education Board




    College Topper

    10th (SSC)




    School Topper



    Date of Birth           : 29th June, 1979

    Languages             : English, Marathi, Hindi, Malayalam

    Visa / Travels         : USA B1/B2 Visa (upto June 2029), Travelled Germany (2010 Jun to Aug)

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