Akhil S Kumar

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An aspiring automobile engineer with a keen passion for automobiles and motorsport looking to get into the field of design, currently specialising in Automotive Design using CAD, well versed in CATIA and Siemens NX having prior experience working on plastic and sheet metal design with good knowledge on GD&T.


Graduate Engineer Trainee - Design

Expleo Group ( Formerly SQS BFSI India Ltd., )

21 Feb 2022 - Still Now


Software Skills


CATIA V5Not verified by Skill-Lync

Autodesk AutoCAD

Autodesk AutoCADNot verified by Skill-Lync


MATLABNot verified by Skill-Lync


SimulinkNot verified by Skill-Lync


C++Not verified by Skill-Lync

Siemens NX

Siemens NXNot verified by Skill-Lync

Area of Expertise

Plastic design

Plastic designNot verified by Skill-Lync

Sheet metal design

Sheet metal designNot verified by Skill-Lync

GD & T

GD & TNot verified by Skill-Lync

College Information


Amal Jyothi College of Engineering

20 Jul 2015 - 08 Jun 2019

School Information


Kendriya Vidyalaya INS Dronacharya

12 May 2014 - 02 May 2015


Kendriya Vidyalaya INS Dronacharya

14 May 2012 - 17 May 2013


Flow over a Bicycle

           CALCULATION OF DRAG FORCE OVER A BICYCLE USING MATLAB Aim: To calculate drag force over a bicycle with rider by writing a program on MATLAB and plotting graphs Objective: 1. To plot the graph for velocity vs drag force.               …

To perform Curve Fit using MATLAB

Curve Fit using MATLAB   Aim: To perform Curve Fit using MATLAB and figure out a way to fix the "polynomial badly conditioned warning" and to measure the error in the solution.   Theory: What is Curve Fitting? Curve fitting is the process of constructing a curve, or mathematical functions, which possesses the…

Otto Cycle - Piston Kinematics and PV Diagram

 Otto Cycle - Piston Kinematics and PV Diagram   Aim: To write a program that can solve an Otto cycle and make the PV diagram plot for it.   Theory:  An Otto cycle is an idealised thermodynamic cycle that describes the functioning of a typical spark ignition piston engine. It is the thermodynamic…

Forward Kinematics of a 2R Robotic Arm

Forward Kinematics of a 2R Robotic Arm   Aim: To write a program to simulate the forward kinematics of a 2R Robotic Arm manipulator, and determine its workspace.   Theory: A robotic arm is a type of mechanical arm with similar functions to a human arm. The links of such a manipulator are connected by…

Simulation of SHM using MATLAB

Simulation of SHM using MATLAB   Aim: To simulate the simple harmonic motion of a pendulum using ordinary differential equations(ODEs).   Theory: What is Simple Harmonic Motion? Simple harmonic motion is the repetitive movement back and forth through an equilibrium, or central position so that the maximum…

Stalagmite Mathematical Model

Aim: To find the global maxima for the stalagmite function using genetic algorithm in MATLAB   Theory: What is a Genetic Algorithm? A genetic algorithm (GA) is a method for solving both constrained and unconstrained optimization problems based on a natural selection process that mimics biological evolution. The algorithm…

Simulink for Mechanical Engineers Week 3 Challenge

1. Determine the work done as the tool moves through a distance of 100 mm.          Distance (mm)     0     20     40     60     80     100         …

Simulation of SHM using MATLAB


Parsing NASA Thermodynamic Data

Parsing NASA Thermodynamic Data  Aim: To write code in MATLAB to parse the given NASA thermodynamic data file and then calculate thermodynamic properties of various gas species. Objective: To write a function that extracts the 14 coefficients and calculates the enthalpy, entropy and specific heats for all…

Starting with Simulink

Starting with Simulink by plotting functions and doing a comparison on Suspension Systems Objectives:         1. To plot a function  y(x)=(x-1)*(x-3)^2*(x-9)^2 using basic Simulink blocks.         2. To run Simulink example “Suspension System Comparison”…

Week 8 - Challenge 1 - Draft Analysis on a Fan Cover

Here is the default CATpart given in the question.   First of all, ensure that there are no gaps between surfaces (check continuity of class A surface). For that, use join command and check for continuities.   Next, find the tooling axis of the component (Tooling axis is the direction in which the mould opens…

Week 8 - Challenge 2 - Base Bracket Design

Creating class B surface   Plane to make intersect   Creating tooling axis   Draft analysis   Extract   Untrim   Extrapolate   Trim   Offset   Doing the same on the other side   Creating base   Trimming all to create the required surface   Comparing with…

Week 8 - Challenge 3 - Switch Bezel Design

Creating tooling axis   Tooling axis in Y direction   Bisecting line   Tooling axis in X direction   Extract   Untrim   Extrapolate   Trimming to get the required surface   Offsets   Hiding all the main surfaces to show only the offset surfaces (offset surface is the class B…

Week 8 - Challenge 5 - Core & Cavity Design

Class A surface of switch bezel   Making parting surface   Unhiding class B surface and class C extrapolate   Trimming   Making the core and cavity block   Extrude   Finished core   Cavity making   Finished core and cavity   Intersection to see the cutouts clearly  …

Week 8 - Challenge 4 - Coin Holder Design

Class A surface   Making boundary   Disassemble to get 2 separate boundaries   Making tooling axis   Extracting side walls   Untrim   Extrapolate   Trim   Offset   Extracting base   Offset   Extracting top wall   Measuring fillets of class A surface   Giving…

Week 9 - Attachment Feature Creation - Challenge 1

Thickness of the body here is 2.5mm   Rib initial sketch   Extrude  Height of rib should be t * 5 = 2.5 * 5 = 12.5mm   Thicken Thickness of rib should be  t * 0.4 = 2.5 * 0.4 = 1mm   Draft Minimum draft degree should be 0.5    Adding to main body   Fillets Fillets should be…

Week 9 - Attachment Feature Creation - Challenge 2

Creating screw boss   Ribs around screw boss   Draft for screw boss   Draft for ribs   Union trim   Giving fillets   Translating screw boss to another location   Dog House creation Extracting base from class A surface   Sweep with draft direction (draft angle 1.5 degrees)  …

Week 9 - Project 1 - Door Applique Design with Engineering Features

Making a point and a plane on the door attachment surface   Tooling axis creation   4-way locator   Padding   Making door attachment surface as thick surface   Drafting 4-way locator   Giving entry chamfer and fillets   2-way locator   Giving thick surface to door applique \  …

Week 9 - Project - Master Section Development

Given class A surface of vehicle B-pillar   Making tooling axis   Checking draft analysis of class A surface   Class B creation (fixing errors and improving class B)   Flange creation   Fixing flange creation   Flanges created   Class C creation   Improving an edge on class A         Giving fillets to the final creation…

Door Arm Rest Week 8 Challenge

Aim: To make a solid body of the given door armrest   Given Class A surface   Draft Analysis for the Class A Main TA     Side TA   Tooling Axis Main tooling axis was made in the Z direction and the side core tooling axis was made in the Y direction. Main and side tooling axes made   Making…

Week 11 - Final project

Objective: To make a solid body of a side door trim of a vehicle from the given class As of 4 parts of the door trim which are Lower Substrate, Bottle Holder, Map Pocket, and Door Armrest. Also, B side features like doghouse, heat stake and locator should be added, all obeying the design rules and guidelines.  …


Benchmarking: Benchmarking is a process of measuring the performance of a company’s products, services, or processes against those of another companyconsidered to be the best in the industry. The point of benchmarking is to identify internal opportunities for improvement. That might mean tweaking a product’s…

Underbody Coating

Underbody coating is usually a dense cladding (often based on rubber) applied uniformly to the undercarriage of the automobile. It is normally sprayed or painted on when the car is just out of the dealership and is clean.                            …

Hood design-Week 2

What is a Hood/Bonnet? The hood or bonnet is the hinged cover over the engine of motor vehicles. Hoods can open to allow access to the engine compartment for maintenance and repair. On front-engined cars, the hood may be hinged at either the front or the rear edge, or in earlier models, it may…

Section Modulus calculation and optimization

Aim: To calculate the section modulus of the designed hood and try out another way to increase the section modulus of the same hood by some means.   Theory: What is Section Modulus (S)? Section Modulus is the total moment resisted by the section to the stress in the extreme fibre. It gives an idea about how much…

Fender Design - Wheel Arch Challenge

Aim: To decide whether the given design passes the European standards or not.   Given Design:   European Regulations Requirement:   Take the outline of the wheel and the fender. Make the centre of the wheel circle. Draw horizontal and vertical perpendicular axes from the centre of the wheel circle. Draw…

Fender Design Challenge

What is a Fender? A fender is the part of a car, truck, motorcycle, or another vehicle that frames or covers a wheel well. Its main purpose is to prevent debris, rocks, mud, liquids, sand, and other road debris from getting thrown in the air while the tyres rotate.     Fenders may be made from fibreglass, steel,…

Roof challenge

Aim: To design a car roof with all its members like the front, rear, reinforcement, and bow roof rails. Also, calculate the heat distortion and snow load conditions and determine whether the designed roof satisfies the conditions.   Theory: Roof An automobile roof or car top is the portion of an…

Design of backdoor

Aim: To come up with a back door design using the provided styling surface by using appropriate design methodologies, and providing the necessary reinforcements and embosses.   Back Door/Tailgate: Back door or tailgate is the rear door of the car which opens either upwards or sideways providing access to…

Week 2 Air standard Cycle

Objective: To write a code that can solve an otto cycle and make plots for it. Also, calculate the thermal efficiency of the cycle.   Theory: What is Otto Cycle? The Otto Cycle describes how heat engines turn gasoline into motion. Like other thermodynamic cycles, this cycle turns chemical…

Wiring harness design in CATIA V5 - 3D modeling Week 2 Challlenge

Aim: To define the given connectors and connector clip as electrical conductors using Electrical Part Design workbench. Define all the necessary properties.   Challenge:   DT06-08SA   Making the Bundle Connection Point   Making the Connector Connection Point   Defining the Connector  …

Course Certificates

MATLAB for Mechanical Engineers

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Introduction to Physical Modeling using Simscape

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Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicle using MATLAB and Simulink

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Automotive Plastic Design using CATIA V5

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Automotive Sheet Metal Design using Siemens NX CAD / CATIA V5

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing using Siemens NX CAD

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