Dilip Kulkarni

Name: Mr. Dilip Kulkarni
Education: • M.E. (Mechanical) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1980.
• B.E. (Mechanical) from Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli in 1978.
Professional  Experience: Over 32 Years

• 32 years of experience in Design & Development, CAD & CAE Operations, Project Management, Product Testing & Reliability, New Product Development & Product Validation in Design sector
• Expert in Rotating Machine Design. Has worked on rotor design, bearing system and structural design of the rotating machines like Motor, Generator, and Turbines.
• Experience in Condition Monitoring of rotating machine systems with focus on vibration measurement and analysis techniques
• Expert in Quality Management, ISO Implementation, Six Sigma, 5S
• Developed procedures for bearing system design, flywheel design & base frames design using FE Analysis
• Expertise in complete product development operations with key focus on bottom – line profitability using value engineering principles & FE Analysis.

Core Competencies:

• Specialized in Rotating Machines field –
o Design of Rotors – individual and combined system of Driver and Driven Machines
o Design of rotating machine systems – Turbine to Gear Box to Generator, Motor-Compressor, Generator-IC Machine
o Specialized training and experience in Balancing of Rotors – Rigid and Flexible
o Design of Rotating Machine System for Stability
o Design of base frames and supporting structure of rotating machines
o Expert in Erection and Commissioning process of rotating machines
o Condition Monitoring of machines
• ISO System Implementation for Design and Organizational level, Internal Auditor
• Six Sigma and Five S implementation
• Design of the rotating systems for special applications like, subzero atmosphere, earthquake zone, extreme loading conditions, over speeds
• Ability to analyze and solve failures of rotating machines
• Vendor performance evaluation for quality

Work Experience:

• Dec’10 with Fowler Westrup (India) Pvt. Ltd., Bommasandra, Bangalore as AVP (Design, R & D and New Product Development)
• Mar’05 – Nov’10 with BovingFouress Ltd., Hoskote, Bangalore as Chief Technology Officer
• Jul’00 – Mar’05 with Engineering Analysis Center of Excellence (EACoE), Bangalore as Lead Engineer
• Mar’98 – Jul’00 with Crompton Greaves Ltd., Mumbai as Chief Design Engineer LMD at Kanjur, Mumbai
• Jul’81 – Feb’98 with Kirloskar Electric Company Ltd., Bangalore as Deputy Manager
• Mar’81 – Jun’81 with K.L.S. College of Engineering (Gogate College), Belgaum as Lecturer

Technical papers at National / International Events

1. Selection of Dynamic Balancing Machine for Rigid Rotors presented at 6th National Convention of Mechanical Engineers, Bangalore October 1990.
2. Review of Lubricants and Lubrication of Bearings used in Rotating Electrical Machines presented at 9th National Conference on Industrial Tribology, CMTI, Bangalore 1991.
3. Torsional Vibration Analysis of Centrifugal Fan in Rotating Electrical Machines presented at 2nd National CAD/CAM Conference, PSG College of Technology Coimbatore, August 1994.
4. Axi-symmetric Steady State Thermal Analysis of TEFC Machines using FEM presented at 2nd National CAD/CAM Conference PSG College of Technology Coimbatore, August 1994.(Jointly with Mr. M. S. Rajagopal)
5. Condition Monitoring and Maintenance Strategies for Rotating Electrical Machines presented at National Conference on Improved Maintenance Strategy in Power Plants, Hyderabad May 1995.
6. Design optimisation of Stator Frame using Finite Element Method presented at Elroma 99 Conference on Rotating Machines, Mumbai, 25-26 Jan, 1999.

Overseas Visits for Business Purpose

o Evansdale, Cincinnati USA for training at the GE Aircraft Engines Plant
o Australia for failure analysis of centrifugal fan in induction motor
o Sri Lanka during commissioning of Hydro Power Plant
o Spain and France for inspection of Gear Boxes at Echesa, Spain and Lufkin, France
o Viet Nam to analyze and sort-out various problems during commissioning
o China for technical evaluation of Turbine manufacturing factory and inspection of Hydro Generator
o South Africa for inspection of the power plant under erection and commissioning
o Norway, Turkey, Germany, Denmark and France for business purposes

Specific areas of expertise

1. Mechanical Design and Development of rotating machines
a. Rotor dynamics
b. Bearing system
c. Stress and strain of rotating and stationary components
d. 3D Modeling
e. Detailed Analysis using FEA
f. Design of fans and heat exchangers
g. Reduction of Vibration, noise and temperature rise of electrical motors
2. Value engineering
3. Five “S”, DFMA
4. Six Sigma
5. ISO and Internal Auditing
6. Vibration and Balancing
7. CAD / CAE
8. Finite Element Analysis
9. Technical Documentations
a. Maintenance Manuals
b. Design Data sheets
c. Process Specifications
d. Material Specifications
e. TCF for “CE” marking
10. Machines for Subzero temperature application
11. Trained a as a “Trainer”

In both studies