Manisha Banker

Aerospace Composites Structures Design and Stress analysis (15+ yrs)

Bengaluru Area, India

Summary
ABAQUS Composites Fracture Mechanics Stress Analysis Numerical Analysis Nastran CAE Hypermesh Finite Element Analysis Aircraft Aerospace
Professional with 15+ years of experience design and stress analysis of in aerospace composite structures. Proficient in stress analysis of transport, combat and unmanned aircraft structures. Expert in virtual simulation of pristine and imperfect composite structures and validation of the predicted behaviours. Prediction of failure onset locations and crucial strengths for co-cured composite and hybrid structural joints.
Experience

Senior Scientist at CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories

Apr 2002 - Dec 2016

• Leading a team of 3-4 members • Experience in research (grant-in aid) and sponsored proposal formulations • Major contributing member in the design & stress analysis of composite wing • Solely responsible for stacking sequence design of all composite parts in transport aircraft wing • Static, buckling and fuel pressure analysis of wing and related studies • Major contributing member for the stress analysis of CFC stiffened panel • Methodology established for failure strength prediction of co-cured joints • Failure strength prediction for co-cured joints with manufacturing deviations • Experimental validation of analytically predicted failure strength • Effects of out-of-plane elastic constants and stacking sequence on predicted failure strength • Effects of manufacturing constraints (gap/overlap) on strength of composite panels • Numerical evaluation of effects of fiber waviness in in-plane behavior of CFC panel • Theoretical prediction of stresses in curved and flat composite panels using Multi-Layer Theory • Design guidelines generation for curved regions of spars and ribs using Multi-Layer Theory • In-house studies towards design modifications in a primary structure of a military aircraft • In-house design studies for metal to CFC conversion of a primary structure of a military aircraft • Numerical prediction of thermochemical behaviors in composites • Coupled temp-displacement simulations for predicting behavior in metals and composites • Low cycle fatigue simulations in composite panels

Education

PHD MECHANICAL ENGINEERING at NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY

Jan 2017 - Present

AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES

MASTER IN AERSOAPCE ENGINEERING at INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

Aug 2009 - Apr 2011

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