Nandulal Badam

Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2013 - Jan 2015

Lead Engineer

Vestas Technology R&D Chennai Private Limited
  • Work, guide & take responsibility of the finite element analysis by reviewing results done by external consultants (Alten, Sweden and L&T, India) or junior engineers for structure vibrational & fatigue life assessment.
  • Plan, document & Present design progress and readiness in Chief Engineer Technical reviews.
  • Work in developing the cost effective concepts for system & Component designs.
  • Specify & Scope the development of finite element models (meshing, material, boundary conditions and load definitions).
  • Assess components, Bolted and weld joints for fatigue life by applying in-depth knowledge using in-house/commercial fatigue tools.
  • Work with various types of analysis like Static (Linear and nonlinear), dynamic and fatigue.
  • Document results for Certifying Bodies such as DNV/GL
  • Work closely together with our Designers in developing & optimizing component design.
  • Develop the design documents such as requirement specifications, DFMEA, verification plan, procedure, verification & risk assessments.
Dec 2009 - Aug 2013

Verification Engineer

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) Renewables Certification
  • Performing static stress and fatigue analysis of Gear house, Torque Arm, Hub, Mainframe, Generator Carrier and Planetary carrier of different wind turbines as per the GL Guidelines.
  • Inspection of Manufacturing Processes (cast iron) as per the technical specifications at manufacturing plants and designers (Denmark, Spain and India).
  • Design verification of wind turbine slab foundations by performing structural and fatigue calculations as per DIN standard.
  • Working with GL Hamburg (Germany) team in Execution and Comparison of the results from Customer calculations. Documentation of results as per the guidelines given by GL.
  • Foundation inspections and report preparation of critical observations.
  • Mentoring new colleague
Jun 2007 - Nov 2009


General Electric (JFWTC)
  • Working with Schenectady team in Execution of stress analysis, modal analysis and LCF on long rotating blades as per the design practices
  • Turbine requisitions, on time completion of all activities as per the ISO quality procedures
  • Quality evaluation of manufactured blades by reducing the CMM data
Aug 2004 - May 2007


Indian Institute of Technology

Designation: Teaching Assistantship

Job Description:

  • Taking the classes as per the suggestions made by the Professor
  • Correction of assignments and supplying the marks sheet
May 2001 - Apr 2004

Assistant Structural Engineer

Optima Consultants
  • Performing analysis and design of buildings then supply drawings to the construction site
  • Site inspections, give corrective measure quickly at the site as per the requirements


Jan 2015 - Jan 2015

Aug 2004 - May 2007

M.S in Structural Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Aug 1999 - Jun 2003

B.Eng in Civil Engineering

University College Osmania University
Jun 1996 - May 1999

Diploma in Civil Engineering

Govt. Polytechnic College



Fracture Analysis

structural dynamics

Fatigue Life

Modal Analysis

Finite Element