Design

The following is an idea of the type of projects that I have been involved with over the years, at various levels.

Mechanical designs have been performed on Pro/Engineer, WildFire, SolidWorks, Siemens NX and TurboCad.

I additionally have experience of Hydraulics, EMC, RF, Waveguide, Electronics, Vacuum and some software.

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Cameras

Design Engineer

This is a CCTV camera body produced in Pro/Engineer using surfacing.

This camera has to work in extreme environments and, for testing, is filled with an explosive gas and placed in a container filled with the same explosive gas, which is then ignited. It passes if the gas inside the camera body doesn't ignite!

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Diesel Engines

Mechanical Design Engineer

Large diesel engines used for power generation, as well as locomotive and marine propulsion.

I worked alongside a team of Chinese Engineers to develop this engine for the Chinese coastguard.

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Aircraft engine (Austria)

Mechanical Design Engineer

A diesel aircraft engine for use in areas where diesel fuel is not readlly available.

This engine has ten pistons in five cylinders, is just 510mm diameter and 700mm long and weighs 170kg (base engine), and yet was expeced to produce 360kW power and 1115Nm torque at 3,000 RPM.

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Sub-Sea

Design Engineer

A 4m x 3m frame with grabs used to raise large, heavy (10 tonne) concrete mattresses off the sea bed.

I helped with the mechanical and hydraulic design, providing support to other engineers.

All components and assemblies underwent stress analysis.

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Hospital Storage

Design Engineer

I designed a suite of storage solutions based on a modular design that allows multiple configurations with minimal changes.

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Submarines

Design Team Leader

I worked on a range of consoles, including the Command and Control Consoles for the Astute submarines, recruiting and managing a team of contractors and staff.