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Work experience

Aug 2008Present

Graduate Research Assistant

Texas A&M University

Graduating Aug 2010

GPA-3.65/4

• Identified and modeled a solution for problem occurring in a commercially produced Anemometer by NRG systems. • The Anemometer had post calibration errors, problem being identified as precessional rubbing at contact surfaces (bearings). The idea was used to investigate similar phenomena in real sized Turbomachinery bearings. • Modeled mathematical model for such a case and analyzed it for its vibrations signatures. • Whipping and whirling frequencies (Reason for anemometer error) were analyzed and validated using a nonlinear time transient analysis for the same model Project -Precessional Whip and Whirl Characteristics for a model with contact at 2 rub locations for rigid rotor supported on a elastically supported rigid stator.

Nov 2008Jan 2009

Student Technician

Texas A&M University

  • Turbine maintainance
  • Turbine Disassembly
May 2007Jul 2007

Intern

ONGC

• Organizing a feasibility report, variable included payback period, discounted cash flow etc. • On site exposure to Uran oil field.

May 2006Jul 2006

Intern

Larsen & Toubro Limited

• Pressure vessel thickness calculations using Finite Element and ASME codes. • Interpreting the piping and instrumentation diagrams. • Training in industrial equipment manufacturing where a brief practical exposure was obtained in production of these enormous structures. (Hazira, India)

Education

2008Present

Masters

Texas A&M University
  • Master's Thesis- " Precessional Whip and Whirl Characteristics for a model with contact at 2 rub locations for rigid rotor supported on a elastically supported rigid stator."
  • Course work-
      • Engineering Dynamics
      • Mechanical Vibrations
      • Non Linear Vibration
      • Robotic Manipulators
      • Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
      • Advanced Product Design
      • Scientific instrument fabrication
  • Academic project-
  1. Designing a Kiosk using advance product design techniques.
  2. Designing a GEOSUN (geothermal, solar hybrid) system for college station TX
Publication-• Kumar, D, Childs, D, Backward Whip and Whirl of a two point contact model for a Rigid Rotor on an elastically supported stator. IGTI Canada (2011), abstract submitted manuscript in process.
20042008

BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY

National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra

GPA: 3.8/4.0

  • Voluntary project- Designed reaper for small scale farming helping farmers to get low cost and space effective reapers 
  • Design Contest-Designed contest winning self propelled cars, miniature motor boats, water rockets and robots.
  • Organizing and managing technical symposium and events,
  • Activities and Societies: ACTIVE EXECUTIVE MEMBER- MECHANICAL SOCIETY (MECHSOC)

Skills

Ansys
Modelling and Finite element analysis
TecPlot
C/C++
MatLab
Dynamic Modelling results, Fast Fourier transforms, intergrator functions, cell array, string array's and other important mathematical functions
Solidworks
Designed and developed CAD models for GEOSUN (hybrid geothermal+solar) air conditioner, Homemade CNC, Kiosk and Part/Assembly models using SolidWorks.

Summary

Mechanical Graduate with a proclivity towards innovative ideas and interests in design and machinery. • Developed a model for rubbing at bearing contacts to study precessional rub phenomenon exhibited by anemometers and extended this study to real size Turbomachines. • Designed a reaping tool which replaced conventional rotary mechanism with a reciprocatory one (increased efficiency). • Designed pressure vessels as an intern at Larsen and Toubro (oil and gas special project division). • Expertise in using automated mathematical solutions, to simulate motion/stresses for various projects.

Objective

Seeking a challenging position in the field of Mechanical Engineering that will enable me grow and nurture my potential, provide a practical, industrial perspective to my academia, and facilitate me to make a momentous contribution to the accomplishment of corporate goals.

Interest

Rotordynamics, Design, Finite Element Analysis, Turbomachinery, Vibrations, CAD, CAE