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RAJEEVA KT

CFD/CAE Engineer - Aeronautical/Mechanical/Automotive Engineering

Mobile: +91 98455558910


E-Mail: rajeevsnal@gmail.com
LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajeev-shetty-1ab12282
Skype Name: rajeev8910
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 26-06-1984
Nationality: Indian

OBJECTIVE
In quest of a challenging position that draws on experience, powerful work ethics and skills to develop
thriving strategies in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering for a top-notch organization.
PROFILE SYNOPSIS
Seasoned, and acknowledged engineer with almost 6 years of experience in Aerodynamics,
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Heat transfer and turbulence modeling for Internal and External flows.
Currently, associated with Aeronautical Development Agency, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt of
India, Bangalore as Senior Research Fellow (CFD &Aerodynamics)
Was associated with National Aerospace Laboratories, CSIR Govt of India, as a Senior Engineer (CFD
& Aerodynamics)for 1.5 yrs
Proficient in performing the Internal flow ,External flow and Heat transfer analysis using CFD software's
ANSYS Fluent, OpenFoam for Aircraft and it components.
Championed in grid generating using ANSA,ICEMCFD, GAMBIT for CFD analysis for Exhaust muffler,
Thermal management of Car, Air Intake ,diffuser, Combustor and Aircraft components.
Conversant with Matlab, AutoCAD, Solid Edge ST3, Catia V5 R17, Catia V6 and Unigraphics.
Detail-oriented and organized individual who exemplifies professionalism and an ability to manage multiple
tasks at any given moment

AVAILABILITY
Willing to relocate within a 15 days
Ready to attend the personal interview

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Ansys Fluent, CFX, CFD++,OpenFoam, GH Bladed, MSC NASTRAN
ANSA, ICEM CFD, HyperMesh, GAMBIT.
ParaView, Tecplot
CATIA V5R17
Matlab, C++

CAREER CONTOUR
Organization Designation Duration
Aeronautical Development Senior Research Fellow Aug 2012- Till Date
Agency, DRDO, India
National Aerospace Laboratories, India Project Engineer- R & D Oct 2010 Aug 2012
ACADEMIC DETAILS

M.Tech.(Aeronautical Engineering) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, in 2010 with


81.29% and University 3rd rank holder.
B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, in 2008 with 66.6%.
Diploma(Automobile Engineering) from Department of Technical Education, in 2005 with 60%.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Meshing of the automotive parts as per the client requirement by using ANSA CFD meshing
tool.
Internal flow analysis for finding the flow separation inside the Air-Intake and duct and also
checking for the distortion at the AIP plane as per GE Aero Engine manual.
External flow Analysis for the drag estimation of AMCA military aircraft using CFD++,Fluent
and OPENFOAM solvers.
Combustor analysis of Aero-Engine for typical aircraft by using CFD solvers.
Aft-Body drag analysis for the AMCA aircraft for subsonic Mach numbers using OpenFoam.
Aerodynamic load estimation for AMCA aircraft using CFD solvers and transferring aeroloads
to the structural mesh for structural analysis.
Aerodynamic load analysis for weapon bay door of AMCA aircraft for different door positions.
Grid generation for full aircraft , ducts, Air-Intake with duct and weapon bay door using ICEM
CFD grid generator.
Design and analysis of 500w small wind turbine blade using composite material.

PROJECTS EXECUTED
Project #1 Backpressure Study in Exhaust Muffler of Diesel Engine.
Employer ACRI
Role CFD Engineer
Software ANSA, Ansys-Meshing, FLUENT and CFX-Post
Description The essential function of a muffler is to route the exhaust gases from the
engine exhaust manifold while reducing the noise and back-pressure. Noise
reduction is an emerging concern in the automotive industry, and reduction in
back-pressure enhances the fuel economy of the engine.

Responsibilities Created the unstructured mesh for the various muffler model and carried out
CFD analysis to find the pressure drop across the muffler. Post processed the
data total pressure distribution in the muffler.

Project #2 Automotive CFD analysis


Employer ACRI
Role CFD Engineer
Software ANSA, Ansys-Meshing, FLUENT and CFX-Post
Description Underhood Thermal Management-Conjugate heat Transfer analysis of
complete automobile to predict the temperature profile on the automobile
arising due to Engine/Exhaust as heat source.
Responsibilities Created the unstructured mesh for full vehicle and carried out the analysis in
FLUENT code and post process the data to obtain the temperature profile over
the car. Modified in the air flow path to provide maximum heat dissipation and
to deflect heat from critical parts. Optimized the Engine Fan shroud so as to
keep engine temperatures within permissible limits, and to reduce pressure
losses inside the fan shroud. Performed Vehicle Aero analysis to optimize
stability and reduce drag force on upcoming products. Co-ordination with
testing team to co-relate CFD results with Testing Results.
Project #3 Thermal modeling of vehicle exhaust manifold
Employer ACRI
Role Project Scientist
Software ANSA, Ansys-Meshing, FLUENT and CFX-Post.
Description Exhaust manifold is a part of IC engines, its role is to collect and carry the
exhaust gases away from the cylinder head and send it to the exhaust system,
with a minimum of back pressure. The exhaust manifold plays an important role
in the performance of an engine system. Exhaust Manifolds are affected by
thermal stresses and deformations due the temperature distribution, heat
accumulation or dissipation and other related thermal characteristics.
Responsibilities Analysing the Temperature distribution across the vehicle exhaust.
Modifying exhaust mounting brackets to optimize heat dissipation.
Modifying the exhaust so as to prevent critical parts of the vehicle from
overheating.

Project #4 Internal flow analysis of Air-Intake of AMCA fighter Aircraft.


Employer Aeronautical Development Agency, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Bangalore
Role Senior Research Fellow
Software Fluent, CFD++, OpenFoam, ICEM CFD
Description AMCA is 5th generation stealth aircraft, the geometry is designed for
supersonic flow thus the flow separation and shock waves will be present.
Analysis were carried out to avoid flow separation and diffuse the speed of the
air which goes to the duct and engine.
Responsibilities Meshing the air intake by ICEM CFD software and carrying out the analysis by
Fluent code and post processing the results.

Project #5 Numerical simulation of combustion with CO2 Dilution in a Gas turbine


Combustor.
Employer Aeronautical Development Agency, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Bangalore
Role Senior Research Fellow
Software Fluent, ICEM CFD,ANSA
Description Numerical simulation of Methane/Air combustion within a model of gas turbine
combustor was carried out. The effect of Co2 as dilution gas is investigated in
primary and secondary zone of combustor. Eddy dissipation model for the
turbulence and flamelet model for chemistry simulation used.
Responsibilities Generating the grid for combustor and carried out the analysis for temperature
distribution and flame length.

Project #6 Internal flow analysis of duct for AMCA fighter Aircraft.


Employer Aeronautical Development Agency, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Bangalore
Role Senior Research Fellow
Software Fluent, CFD++, OpenFoam, ICEM CFD, ANSA
Description AMCA is 5th generation stealth aircraft, thus the engine face need not be
visible to IR rays, thus duct is of serpentine shape this poses some challenges
in flow through duct such as flow separations and pressure losses.
Responsibilities Carrying out analysis of flow through duct modifying the geometry to reduce the
separation and increase the pressure recovery by using the CFD software.

Project #7 Aft-Body drag analysis for the AMCA aircraft for subsonic Mach numbers
using OpenFoam.
Employer Aeronautical Development Agency, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Bangalore
Role Senior Research Fellow
Software ANSA,ICEM CFD, OpenFoam.
Description Aft body of the Aircraft was giving more drag which was contributing to
reduction in aircraft performance, this analysis was carried out to reduce drag
of the aft body.
Responsibilities Creating structured mesh for aft body and carried out the analysis for different
Mach numbers.

Project #8 Aerodynamic load estimation for AMCA aircraft using CFD solvers and
transferring aero loads to the structural mesh for structural analysis.
Employer Aeronautical Development Agency, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Bangalore
Role Senior Research Fellow
Software ICEM CFD , FLUENT CFD++, Matlab
Description External aerodynamic loads over the aircraft and all the control surfaces were
calculated using Fluent software and the same had been transferred to
structural mesh in the form of delta Cp.
Responsibilities Creating the mesh for full aircraft and carrying out the analysis for different
Mach numbers and post processing the data in delta Cp form and same as
been transferred to structural mesh to carry out the analysis

Project #9 Aerodynamic load analysis for weapon bay door of AMCA aircraft for
different door positions.
Employer Aeronautical Development Agency, DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Bangalore
Role Senior Research Fellow
Software ANSA, ICEM CFD , FLUENT, CFD++,Matlab
Description Aircraft was modeled with weapon bay door opened with different angle and
analysis was carried out using Fluent software for different Mach numbers, then
the Cp data was transferred to structural finite element mesh which was used to
carry out the structural analysis.
Responsibilities Creating the mesh for full aircraft and carrying out the analysis for different
Mach numbers and post processing the data in delta Cp form and same as
been transferred to structural mesh to carry out the analysis.

Project #10 Development of an approach for coupled FSI analysis and validation

Employer National Aerospace Laboratories


Role Project Scientist
Software Gambit, Fluent, OpenFoam.
Description Fluid structures Interaction analysis were carried on Wing like structures by
using OpenFoam and Fortran structural code.
Responsibilities Involved in generating and validating CFD results and coupling with Fortran
structural code.

Project #11 Aerodynamic analysis of booster fin of Re-launching Vehicle of Rocket

Employer National Aerospace Laboratories


Role Project Scientist
Software Gambit, Fluent, OpenFoam, ZAERO.
Description Re-launching Vehicles will operate at High Mach numbers and the fin has to be
designed for high aerodynamic performance and reliable for structures, So the
fin was analyzed for high Mach numbers by using CFD solvers.
Responsibilities Created the unstructured grid for booster fin ,solving the problem in Fluent and
post-processing the result.
Project #12 Investigation Of Leading Edge Tubercles As An Augmentation Device
For Wind Turbine Performance
Employer National Aerospace Laboratories
Role Project Scientist
Software Gambit, Fluent, OpenFoam, GH Bladed.
Description Tubercles has a different profile at leading edge of the wing of the humpback
whale, this project was taken up to check the performance of the wind turbine
blade by incorporating this tubercles profile at leading edge.
Responsibilities Created the wind turbine model and carried out the analysis to obtain the
aerodynamic co-efficient the same has fed to GH Bladed code to calculate the
wind turbine performance.

OTHER PROJECTS HANDLED


Finite Element Meshing & Analysis of Pipe Mast for the Tower Erection
Testing of innovative tip brake of 500 kW wind turbine
Testing of Idle Pulley of 500 kW wind turbine Winch system

PUBLICATIONS
G. Shanthini, Rajeeva K.T, A.C. Pankaj, M. Manjuprasad, Studies on Transonic Flutter
Characteristics of a Typical Booster Fin, Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of
Aerospace Vehicles (SAROD), 21-23 November, 2013, Hyderabad, India.

Amit kumar Onkar, Rajeeva K.T, Sandeep M Patel, Dharmeshwar Sah, M Manjuprasad.
"Steady flow analysis of airfoils and wing using OPENFOAM and Ansys Fluent/CFX CFD
solvers" NAL Technical Memorandum.No : PD-ST-12-34.

G Shanthini, Rajeeva K T, A C Pankaj, M Manjuprasad.


"Studies Of Transonic Flutter Characteristics of a typical Booster Fin".
NAL Technical Memorandum. No: T M ST-12-01, March 2012.

Kanaka Muthu. K.M, Manabendra. M. De, Rajeeva K.T, A P Chandran.


"Aerodynamic design of 500 W wind turbine rotor/ blade". NAL Technical Memorandum. No: P D
CSMST 1109,

Rajeeva KT, Jitendra kumar, Balakumaran.


"AMCA-3B-09 Configuration Aerodynamic Loads". ADA Technical Memorandum.
ADA/AMCA/TN/09.