7+ Years of Experience in FMC Vehicle Program Leadership - PL for 18 Odyssey, 13 MDX: Manage vehicle program developments related to crash/safety. Develop and manage vehicle test/cae schedules and budget plans to meet the regulatory/marketability safety requirements. Organize and present the crash/safety progress to TEC during each vehicle development milestones.
3+ Years of Experience in Managing Overall Test Schedule: Develop
and managed the overall test schedule for
18 Odyssey at HRAO. This includes
coordination/prioritization of vehicle testing for crash, electrical, vehicle dynamics,
transmission, break, material, durability, interior and exterior performance etc.
3+ Years of
Experience in leading the Vehicle Body Structure Performance Team: Organize and coordinate
activities to meet crash/NVH/body rigidity/durability body performance targets.
Balance the value added activities and schedule so that the performance met at
2+ Years of Experience in Research Theme
joint research activities to advance the simulation techniques for automotive airbag
restraint systems. Develop multi-disciplinary
optimization workflow methodologies.
US Patent Recipient: Development of the new generation center pillar stiffener, Crash load stabilizer, Optimization process development – 3 US
Recipient of Honda Business & Technology Team Awards: a) High strength steel application for B-pilar, b) IIHS small overlap structure
improvements, c) Door ring application
Automotive structure development
Research theme leadership
Process efficiency/optimization tools
April 2010 to CurrentProgram Leadership Crash/Safety － Raymond, Ohio
relevant technical leaders to create test matrices that would guarantee the
fuel and electrical
safety of the
vehicle during crash events. Conduct fuel & electrical certification events
for each development milestone.
crash safety performance at group/department/division level and communicate to the
TEC at each development milestone.
As White-Body Performance team leader coordinated activities between Crash, NVH, Body Rigidity,
Durability and Design teams to meet vehicle performance targets. Coordinate Design freeze activities with each department CAE model build schedule to maximize the time to evaluate and counter measure spec. This CAE driven activity is corner stone to set the White-Body design spec.
Create budget plans that includes test parts, test facilities, travel, sled bucks, Jigs, CAE model build resources for each period.
Present test vehicle quantity requests at executive level meetings for approval.
Create and manage the 18 Odyssey test vehicle/white-body schedule.
Co-ordinate activities to identify the number of prototype vehicles/white-bodies needed
for design spec verification. Use test vehicle optimization software HotShot to minimize the number of prototype vehicles needed to conclude testing.
Work with each department to minimize the actual prototype testing by focusing on more simulation
based verification to keep in line with the NPD flow and in same spirit make the case for prototype test vehicles to meet the must verify by test requirements.
Coordinated activities between
supplier and purchasing department to get test parts on time for testing.
This include weekly meetings to
evaluate part delivery status vs build schedule for test vehicles/bucks/bench units etc
and prioritize parts delivery
accordingly. This is
very critical as test delays would lead to not meeting the expected achievement level at development milestones.
Lead discussions with in the crash/safety department to identify the critical control system items that is key to achieve
regulatory & marketability safety targets set by each vehicle program.
Promote these critical items with other departments
to seek support to meet the set targets in timely manner.
Work with management to get support from suppliers and contract staff to remedy the fabrication delays to keep the test schedule.
Co-ordinate activities between safety group and fabrication department to get test vehicles prep with doors/seats/engine swap and also instrument panel bucks created.
Senior Engineer / Engineer January 2005 to CurrentRaymond, Ohio
Co-ordinate all simulation activities related to the crash/safety which includes full vehicle model
assembly and simulation of front/side/rear/component crash modes. Report results at vehicle program leadership
meetings which includes the Go/No GO VP report.
Lead meetings between design and simulation members to focus on the counter measure application to meet performance targets with optimized cost and weight.
Worked with body-design team to develop a new center pillar section stabilizer stiffener to balance the energy
absorption & strength while optimizing for cost and weight. This design received a US patent.
Lead the research activities to develop a robust airbag modeling technology which is now know in the industry as Corpuscular (Particle) method. This is a joint collaboration with Honda and software developer. Activities included making test plans, work with fabrication to make new jigs, attend testing at supplier site then correlate test data to CAE etc.
Carried out simulation based multidisciplinary structural optimization work that includes crash/body-rigidity and NVH. Worked with vendors to evaluate the key features of the the multidisciplinary software and it's benefit to Honda. Coordinate activities between ISD and vendor to implement the software modeFRONTIER and Optimus software at Honda. Worked with Ohio state university super-computing center personal to setup the Honda simulation environment to run the optimization as large computing time is required for the activity. This activity required collaboration between Honda, OSC and vendors to get the software installed, identify the platform issues, software issues etc.
Lead the CAE activity to protect the high voltage/battery during side crash for NSX project during early development stage.
Conducted occupant restraint modeling for side crash to predict injuries.
Project Engineer November 1998 to January 2005Altair Engineering － Troy, Michigan
Automotive component level strength analysis - Knuckle, Control arm, Partial model analysis, Storage & transportation structure, etc
Software bug testing - Hypermesh, Hyperview
Metal forming analysis of automotive components - door panels including slide door, door ring hydro-forming, Chassis frame etc
Programming/Script writing - C, TCL
Education and Training
Masters in Mechanical Engineering : July 98University of Toledo － Toledo, Ohio
3.9/4 Included in the Dean's list.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering : Mechanical, 1995University of MoratuwaSri Lanka
SAE - Lightweight tail gate with stainless steel
IABC - Application of Global Optimization Algorithms in Vehicle Crash worthiness Simulations with Honda Odyssey - This was also included to the Honda R&D Technical Review 2010
NHTSA ESV - Development of a DOE/Optimization CAE method to simultaneously improve side impact occupant
restraint system performance for multiple test modes
ESI Global Forum - Simulation Based Airbag Folding With ESI Sim-Folder at Honda R&D.
Microsoft Power Point, Excel, Word, Outlook; Solvers - Ls-Dyna, Nastran, Optistuct; Optimization - modeFRONTIER, Optimus, LS-Opt; Pre & Post Processors - Ansa, Metapost, Hypermesh, Hypergraph, Lspost, Oasys Primer; Design - Catia