Manu Hari


Design Engineer

Houston, TX
Manu Hari
Design Engineer-Fluid power/Hydraulics
• Comprehensive knowledge on the design of Offshore Pedestal Mounted Crane manufacturing
• Remarkable experience with hydraulics, pneumatic and fluid systems
• Solid background in engineering analysis and design methods utilizing classic and AISC methodology for Statics, Dynamic and Fatigue calculations
• Solid background in computational methods (Excel, Mathcad, finite element analysis)
• Knowledge of engineering standards (API 2C, AISC, ABS, SAE, RPI 2D)
• Understand and comply with health, safety, quality, and environmental requirements
• 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
• Clearly understand the customer requirements and come out with an efficient and economical solution which is a win-win situation for both customer and organization

Houston, TX 77004

Design Engineer Sparrows Offshore Houston, TX
May 2014 to Present
Key Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the development and execution of Mechanical Design Systems and Methods for
Offshore Lifting Applications

Key Achievements:
• Developed Hydraulic and Electrical Library & Program to reduce the design hours by 43% 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 both gear and piston systems
• Performed RCA on hydraulic systems in offshore environments
• 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 22 projects

Nature of Work:
• 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 standards
• Develop design techniques and design templates for Lifting and Mechanical Handling Systems, including heat transfer calculations, swing drive calculations, mechanical and structural rigging parts calculations

• 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
• Develop Crane Capacity Load Charts to latest revision of API 2C specification for Offshore Pedestal
Mounted Cranes, including identification of key Mechanical, Structural, and Hydraulic Components
• 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
• Administration of Engineering systems, records and registers
• Develop an understanding methodology of sales inquiry processing, including preparation of design estimates in Crane Manufacturing and Engineering Services projects to support Bid Planning, Development of Scope of Work, inputs to CTR production, and Proposal formatting and Collation
• Liaison with clients, sub-contractors, suppliers and company staff as required

Graduate Research Assistant University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA
August 2010 to May 2014
Co-Instructor for Fluids Mechanics Laboratory (ENME 3716) and Computer Aided Engineering
Graphics (ENME 1781) Course – 3D Modeling with SolidWorks
• Taught fluid mechanics and heat transfer courses to under graduate students

Mechanical Engineer Intern University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA
August 2009 to August 2010
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 Teaching Assistant University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA
August 2007 to August 2009
Lab assistant to fluid mechanics and thermal sciences laboratory
• Experienced with laboratory testing of wind tunnel, air turbine/compressors and air conditioning systems
• Experienced with data acquisition systems such as pressure transducers and thermocouples
• Experienced in natural convection experiments, PIV/ LDA tests

Doctor of Philosophy Engineering and Applied Sciences University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
August 2015

Master of Science Mechanical Engineering University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
August 2009

Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering J.N.T.U. College of Engineering

June 2006

Knowledge and Skills:

• Designing Tools: AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Pro/E, HyDraw CAD800, SpaceClaim and SolidWorks
• Finite Element Analysis Softwares: Ideas, Ansys Workbench, and Abaqus
• CFD Soft wares: Gambit, ICEM CFD, and Fluent
• Computational Methods: Fortran, Matlab, Excel and Mathcad

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