Manohar Chidurala

Manohar Chidurala
7700 Willow Chase Blvd, Apt #1537, Houston, TX 77070

(504) 202-7388

Well qualified and experienced mechanical engineer, willing to take a challenging position in a renowned
• Design Engineer with about 2 years of experience in design, development & execution of Offshore
Pedestal Mounted Crane Manufacturing
• Solid understanding and experience of Fluid Power Hydraulic System Design
• Experience in design, part modeling and analysis using SolidWorks, Inventor and ANSYS
• Demonstrated my technical skills in investigating the design, functionality and maintenance of
mechanical/hydraulic systems related to lifting applications
• Ability to understand real world physical phenomena and to apply mathematical & mechanical models
in the fields of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and design experiments to test, validate
and evaluate using uncertainty statistic tools
• Ability to systematically understand the sequence of operations of any machine design
• Knowledge on Engineering Standards (API 2C, AISC, ABS, SAE)
• Solid background in computational methods (Excel, Mathcad, Finite Element Analysis)
• Manage a fair workload, volunteer for additional work, prioritize tasks, develop good work procedure,
manage time well, and handle information flow
• Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision
• Inspires and motivates others when leading and managing, giving at all times clear and concise
direction with the added ability to think in a strategic manner
• Possess strong interpersonal skills and has the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Work Experience:
Design Engineer: (May 2014 – Nov 2015)
Sparrows Offshore, Houston, TX
Key Achievements:
• Developed Hydraulic and Electrical Library & Program to reduce the design hours by 40% in sizing the
Crane components
• Designed mechanical and hydraulic systems for multiple lifting applications on Total, Shell, Exxon
Mobil offshore platforms
• Developed and tested Gross Overload Protection & Constant Tension procedures for gear and piston
• Improved the assembly productivity by assisting in the hydraulic components layouts
• Reduced the potential leak points by selecting the right hoses and fittings
• Developed hydraulic schematics and piping diagrams for 15 projects, includes open center fixed
displacement medium pressure and closed center load sense post compensated high pressure
hydraulic systems
• Conducted FEA structural static stress analysis using ANSYS for one box boom and one lattice boom
crane body and optimized body design
• Responsible for the development and execution of Mechanical Design Systems and Methods for
Offshore Lifting Applications
• Load Analysis for Structural design to identify and document loading conditions to be used, including
static, dynamic and fatigue conditions
• Analyze Crane components using specialist design and finite element analysis software packages
(ANSYS FEA & AutoCAD Solid Models) in compliance with applicable international codes and

• Develop design techniques and design templates for Lifting and Mechanical Handling Systems,
including heat transfer calculations, swing drive calculations, mechanical and structural rigging parts
• Compile design reports consisting of method statements, implementation procedures, Mathcad and
hand calculations and planning charts for internal project review, client and/or third party review
• Carry out the Crane and Lifting Equipment Site Surveys for both offshore and onshore, prepare
detailed survey reports
• Coordinate with Drafting for timely delivery of Crane and Lifting Systems General Arrangement,
Detailed Fabrication drawings, Procedural and System (Hydraulic, Electrical and Pneumatic)
Schematic drawings for Production Cranes
• Ensure Project elements are checked and reviewed according to QA procedures, including insuring
component fit-up checks are completed on Structural components
• Perform sizing of mechanical/hydraulic components including bearings, winches, swing drives,
pumps, motors and cylinders as required by customer requirements
• Manage the progress and reporting of project design elements, i.e., planning and scheduling of
procedures, calculations and drawings to meet project milestones, including managing all engineering
activities required for a Customer’s crane, or a new crane design
• Manage engineering projects within established project financial limitations
• Responsible for providing technical support to members of the Crane Manufacturing team
• Responsible for implementing Project Engineering activities, to include: Order/Contract Review,
Project Financial Control & Reporting, and Project Planning & Reporting,
• Project Management of Design (to include compilation of Design Data Books comprising engineering
calculations, drawings, method statements, planning charts and implementation procedures),
Fabrication & Assembly project phases, as applicable
• Management of Project Procurement (to include preparation of project Bill of Materials)
• Workpack Preparation and Review (to include preparation of engineering procedures, risk
assessments, construction and commissioning check sheets etc.)
• Liaison with clients, sub-contractors, suppliers and company staff as required
Graduate Research Assistant: (Aug 2010 – May 2014)
Co-Instructor of the Record (Aug 2013 – May 2014)
University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
• Instructor for Fluids Mechanics Laboratory and Computer Aided Engineering Graphics – 3D Modeling
with SolidWorks
• Part time Instructor for Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Engineering Vibrations, and Heat Transfer
• Performed calculations on pump sizing, pressure losses and flow rates in pipe systems, and hydrostatic
• Investigated the dynamic response of the hair sensor within the creeping flow at distinct freestream
velocities to extend the applicability of Artificial Hair Sensors (AHS) to a wider range of low Reynolds
number platforms using ABAQUS
• Developed a three-dimensional FSI model coupled with a finite element model using the computational
fluid dynamics for a single hair-structure and multiple hair structures in the airflow
• Compared the natural frequencies and mode shapes of the hair sensors, computed from the finite
element model, with the excitation frequencies in vacuum
• Validated the dynamic response of the hair sensors by considering the Euler-Bernoulli beam theory
including the steady and unsteady airflow
• Worker for a NASA funded project for 6 months to design and assemble the hybrid rocket motor
using the INVENTOR and also performed numerical calculations to predict the nature of the exhaust
plume in hybrid rocket motors

Student Intern: (Oct 2009 – Aug 2010)
University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
• Involved in the energy analysis of buildings, including building envelope, lighting, HVAC, and service
hot water systems
• Performed diagnostic air leakage testing of blower door and duct blaster for residential buildings

Graduate Assistant: (Aug 2007 – August 2009)
University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
• Developed Coupled Modified Strongly Implicit Procedure (CMSIP) to solve the governing equations of
unsteady laminar natural convection inside an enclosure using a first order and a second order
accurate in time finite difference approximations
• Determined the effect of variable thermodynamic and transport properties on circular patterns, wall
heat flux, and Nusselt number
• Implemented Coupled Modified Strongly Implicit Procedure code in FORTRAN & TECPLOT
• Developed FORTRAN code for “One dimensional Expansion of Air in a Cylinder.”
• Developed MATLAB code for “Non-linear vibration analysis of plastic rod by using finite element
method and New-mark scheme.”
• Experience in laboratory testing of wind tunnel, air turbine/compressors and air conditioning systems
• Worked on the project “The Performance of Internal Combustion Engines”
• Experienced with data acquisition systems such as pressure transducers and thermocouples
• Worked on the project “A building Energy use Model of a High-rise Office Building and Elementary
School” using EQUEST
• Worked on the project “Two Dimensional Steady Laminar Lid Driven Cavity Flows” using GAMBIT and
• Involved in the natural convection experiments, PIV/ LDA tests
Student Intern: (Feb 2006 – May 2006)
Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), Hyderabad, INDIA
• Worked on IDEAS software in Designing, Assembly and Analysis of a Power Supply Casing Box of an
electronic package unit, which houses various electronic relays, PCB’s and stiffeners, which fit into a
system for aerospace applications has been done
• Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering and Applied Sciences, Aug 2015
University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Dissertation: Dynamic Characteristics of Biologically Inspired Hair Receptors for Unmanned Aerial
• Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Aug 2009
University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Thesis: A Numerical Study of Unsteady Natural Convection in a Rectangular Enclosure – The Effect of
Variable Thermodynamic and Transport Properties
• Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Jun 2006
J.N.T.U. College of Engineering (Autonomous), India
Knowledge and Skills:
• Designing Tools: AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Pro/E, HyDraw CAD 800, SpaceClaim and SolidWorks
• Finite Element Analysis Softwares: IDEAS, ANSYS Workbench, and ABAQUS
• CFD Tools: Gambit, ICEM CFD, and Fluent
• Computational Methods: Fortran, Matlab, Excel and Mathcad
Awards & Honors:
• Best Paper Award – Proceedings of the ASME IMECE San Diego, California, USA, 2013
• Doctoral Award – University of New Orleans, Aug 2010 – May 2015
• Student Leadership Recognition Award – University of New Orleans, 2009
Leadership & Activities:
• Reviewer for 3 technical paper publications in ASME IMECE Conference, 2014 & 2015
• Student Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), 2013
• Student Member of The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2013
• Secretary for Chakra Indian Student Association (CISA) at University of New Orleans, 2008-2009
• Event Coordinator for CONNAISANCE – A Technical Symposium, JNTU, INDIA, 2005

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