Ms. Danthurthi has engineering experience which includes the design of automotive and agricultural equipment and development of virtual and physical Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATDs) for use in automotive safety. Her experience in the automotive field includes development of crash simulations in the context of crashworthiness for design development, and performance in relation to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). She has analyzed and tested large scale agricultural equipment for purpose of durability and reliability. She also has experience with current and next generation ATD physical testing, and numerical model construction and validation.
Her work has emphasized study in the areas of structural design optimization, ATD modeling, and component and full-scale testing of vehicles, agricultural equipment and ATDs. Ms. Danthurthi’s finite element experience includes analysis of vehicle structures and ATDs using LS-DYNA codes to perform quasi-static, dynamic, and nonlinear simulations.
Prior to joining Exponent, Ms. Danthurthi worked for Humanetics Innovative Solutions as a Project Engineer, where she performed ATD simulations such as head drop, neck flexion and extension, and, shoulder, lumbar and thorax pendulum tests. These analyses resulted in the development of adult and child biofidelic virtual models of crash test dummies for use in automotive safety. She was also involved in abdomen twin pressure model simulation of child dummies to assist in the evaluation of abdominal injuries in children during a vehicle crash.
She has prior experience working at CNH Industrial Case IH with field testing of agricultural tillage equipment, and design and optimization of the structures using numerical simulation to achieve light weight equipment that is also durable and reliable. She has used fatigue analysis software to analyze strain gauge data from machines during field tests to characterize the operating environment. Using this load data, designs were optimized through finite element analysis to predict their response in field conditions.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2010
- B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Osmania University, India, 2008
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Technician, #T777489
Filatov A., Scanlon J.M., Bruno A., Danthurthi S.S.K., Fisher J. “Effects of innovation in automated vehicles on occupant compartment designs, evaluation, and safety: A review of public marketing, literature, and standards.” SAE Technical Paper (2019-01-1223), 2019.
Ravinder Reddy P, Rama Lakshmi P, Padmaja, Kameshwari DSS, Arundeep J. Investigation of SIF and J-Integrals in composite plates with cracks. Recent Advances in Materials, Processing and Characterization. National Journal of Technology, 2008.
Public Abstracts of Presentations
Zolock J, Danthurthi S, Use of Computer Simulation in Litigation — with emphasis on Vehicles, Humans, and Structures, Maryland Defense Counsel, May 17, 2018.
CAE – Project Engineer, Humanetics Innovative Solutions, 2015-2017
Structural Analyst, Case IH at CNH Industrial, 2013-2015
CAE – Vehicle Safety Engineer, Chrysler LLC, 2011-2013
Society of Automotive Engineers, Associate Member—SAE
American Society of Mechanical Engineers—ASME
Additional Education Training
Engineering Dynamics Corporation HVE Forum Workshop, February 2020
Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Tool Technician Training, IPTM, 2019
Northwestern University Center for Public Safety Traffic Accident Reconstruction Course, July 2018.
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