Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Engineer

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The R&T team is a part of the ‘stress and design’ group under Airframe department and plays a key role in demonstrating emerging technology readiness levels and developing innovative solutions for design and development of current and future aircraft programs.

Job scope (core activities):

  • Spectra generation
  • Analysis of metallic and composite structures (Plain Strength checks, Buckling, Bolted joint analysis)
  • Knowledge of static and fatigue design values (Ftu, Fty, Fcy, AFI parameters, S-N curve parameters, fracture toughness etc.,)
  • Static and Fatigue calculations (Hand calculations, DFEM, ISAMI, GFEM load redistribution)
  • Calculation of Seq stresses (fatigue and crack propagation), understanding of mission profiles, rainflow counting, Miner’s rule, stress files, FESPS databases.
  • Calculation of Stress concentration (Kt) values using Petersons’ or DFEM or ISAMI modules.
  • Ability to read the drawings and interpret fastener diameter, fastener fit, fastener spec & type, surface protection treatment to be useful for fatigue calculations.
  • ISAMI modules (Metallic Filled Hole, Composite Filled Hole, Lug analysis, Corin Analysis, Notch Sensitivity, Damage Tolerance, Tension Fitting, Fatigue Spectrum Analysis (1D & 2D), Fatigue DFEM Initiation Modules, etc.,)

Required Domain Expertise:

  • Sound knowledge of structural design principles, aircraft loads and Airbus fatigue manuals
  • Experience in fatigue and damage tolerance analysis of aircraft structural components (Airbus methods and tools would be preferable)
  • Background in design and sizing of aircraft primary structure components and parts
  • Ability to liaise/negotiate with design, stress, EU teams and customer services
  • Basic scripting
  • Finite element method / finite element analysis (FEM / FEA)
  • Very good analytical and reasoning skills
  • Tools: Patran/Nastran, Hypermesh, ISAMI (preferred), AF-Twin, NASGRO, SAFE, DAMTOL


  • Graduate/Post graduate (Aerospace / Mechanical / Civil )


  • 03-10 years

 Soft skills:

  • Ability to work independently & in a transnational team.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility & adaptability

Tagged as: safe, hypermesh, nasgro, patran/nastran, isami (preferred), af-twin, damtol

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