Objective: A full time position in Computer Aided Engineering/Design where my skills would significantly contribute towards product design & development.
Education McGill University ••••• Montreal, QC, Canada
Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering, December ••••• Broad curriculum in mechanical engineering with emphasis on design, system dynamics and control, including robotic and aerospace systems. Graduated with distinction, deans honors list, GPA •••••/•••••, top 5%.
CATIA V5 Mechanical Design Diploma (June •••••).
Awards•••••June ••••• - Richard Lawrence Weldon scholarship.
June ••••• - NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) undergraduate research award.
January ••••• - NSERC PGS-A graduate award.
Experience Arrowhead Products Corp. (Stress Engineer FEA) Los Alamitos, CA, USA
•••••October ••••• January •••••
•••••Finite Element Analysis (linear & nonlinear stress) on military & commercial aircraft & spacecraft pneumatic duct gimbal joint mechanism. Flow induced vibration & Fatigue analysis on Space Shuttle & Boeing Delta IV launch vehicle cryogenic fuel gimbal joints & bellows.
•••••SIS-Savaria Inc. (Mechanical Design Engineer) Laval, QC, Canada
•••••March ••••• March •••••, July •••••October •••••
•••••Designed single passenger stairway chairlift to transport a person on inclined, curved, & spiral rail (similar to rollercoaster path) on rack & pinion drive. Drive/Transmission system, rack & pinion, gears. Suspension system, chassis, wheels, traction sheave, track, overspeed brake system, cam mechanism for seat positioning. Load capacity & speed analysis. Stress analysis on drive components. Car stability & performance testing when taking curves. Complete 3D Assembly/Detail drawings in Mechanical Desktop 4 , Autocad ••••• Designed to ASME & CSA quality & human transport safety standards.
•••••BOMBARDIER Inc. (Recreational Products/ Ski-Doo Sea-Doo ATV) Valcourt, QC, Canada
•••••March-July ••••• (Stress Engineer-FEA)
•••••Finite Element Analysis in Stress / Fatigue & design optimization on All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) components including chassis structure, suspension, drive gearbox, drive line, wheel hubs, brakes, steering, etc CAD, CAE in CATIA V5 , MSC/NASTRAN & CATIA / ELFINI.
•••••Thorburn Equipment Inc. (Mechanical Design Engineer)••••• Montreal, QC, Canada
•••••January July •••••
•••••Designed hydraulic & electrical machines that form tubes into expansion •••••ral assembly / Component fabrication drawings. Hydraulic elements selection, manifold design, high pressure rubber seal design, Dynamic Simulation. ASTM / ASME Specs.
•••••Silentec Ltd.•••••(Mechanical Design / Stress Engineer) Montreal, QC, Canada
•••••Oct-Dec ••••• July •••••March •••••
•••••Designed silencer systems for gas turbine engines. Sheet metal / Structure. Detail drawings. Design for high temperatures & vibration. Aerodynamic & Heat transfer analysis, thermal expansion, aerodynamic design for minimal pressure drop using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis package. Stress analysis using FEA.
•••••Designed axial bullet type exhaust silencer system for Pratt & Whitney aircraft engine PW••••• operating at ••••• Shp, airfoil type silencer at intake, for engine test cell, I••••• & I•••••
•••••Designed airfoil silencer systems for Rolls Royce gas turbine aero engines on intake & exhaust,
•••••for engine test cell #••••• Designed Bullet exhaust systems for Rolls Royce Trent industrial engine natural gas vent for test cell #•••••
•••••Visual Packaging Systems Inc. (Mechanical Design Engineer) Montreal, QC, Canada
•••••January - November •••••
•••••Designed fully automated machines for pick & place / packaging. Complete structural design, sheet metal, pneumatic/hydraulic cylinders, ball screw/belt actuators. Servo & DC drives. Calculation of mass properties/ safety factors/ kinematics. Integration of PLC & control modules. Application of FEA on highly stressed elements. Complete part/ assembly in Mechanical Desktop.
•••••Technologies Novimage Inc.•••••(Mechanical Design Engineer) Montreal, QC, Canada
August - December •••••
Component design on Widecom plotters & scanners. Sheet metal, fiberglass composites & plastic injection design & layouts. Bearings, clutches, gears, pulleys. Design of linear motion opto-mechanical devices for pixel alignment. Integration of new PCBs, sensors, & electronic hardware into machines.
Profigard Inc.•••••(Control Systems Engineer) Montreal, QC, Canada
September - December •••••
Developed control system performance simulator used in pulp and paper industry for analysis and simulation of process parameters. Worked on analysis of mapping geometry error. Verification of wavelet techniques. Development of nonlinear shrinkage model. Application of theoretical models to study production and cost improvement trends.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Gas Turbine Lab Cambridge, MA, USA
February - October ••••• (Research Assistant-Computational Fluid Dynamics)
Sub-contract for NASA Lewis (Cleveland, OH) in evaluating aerodynamic forces from jet actuators acting on aircraft engine compressor stage ••••• blades using CFD code for the purpose of actively controlling fluid instabilities, rotating stall, and surge in aircraft engines.
McGill - CIM (Center for Intelligent Machines)••••• Montreal, QC, Canada
January ••••• - February •••••, January - May ••••• (Research Assistant-Robotics)
Performed modeling and system identification on Harmonic Drive robotic actuators for the control and simulation of a seven axis redundant manipulator. Nonlinear parameter identification included stiffness, frictional damping, and hysterisis models. Designed actuator test assembly for frequency testing.
Determined forward and inverse kinematics of forestry manipulator vehicle. Developed pneumatic and electrical layouts. Worked on hydraulic and pneumatic actuator digital control analysis & real time simulation.
Skills•••••CAD Packages: CATIA V5, Mechanical Desktop 4, Autocad •••••, Solid Works.
FEA Packages: MSC/NASTRAN, FEMAP, CATIA/ELFINI, Algor, ANSYS/Design Space, SAP•••••, CAE-pipe
CFD Packages: UNSFLOW, Algor.
Mathematical Packages: MATLAB, SIMULINK, Mathematica, Mathcad, Excel.
Operating Systems: UNIX, DOS, WindowsNT, Macintoch.
Publications Seyfferth, W., •••••, A.J., and Angeles, J., "Nonlinear Modeling and Parameter Identification of Harmonic Drive Robotic Transmissions", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Nagoya, Japan, May •••••