Our second addition to the team comes in the form of U.K. national Johnathan Kennedy. Johnathan holds a B.Eng. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portsmouth, and an M.Phil. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde.
The research carried out at Strathclyde was in cooperation with Jaguar-Land Rover, and involved aerodynamic drag-reduction CFD and wind tunnel testing of subsonic flow interaction with the Jaguar-Land Rover “Discovery” MK3 vehicle.
This research resulted in two publications, and an invitation by ANSYS to speak at the European Automotive Simulation Conference (EASC) in Munich, for his work in in the field of vehicle Aerodynamics. In addition, Johnathan was awarded a CERN Fellowship in 2012.
Johnathan have experience from the Aerospace sector, in which he has worked for Airbus and RUAG as an Analysis Engineer, where his main focus was dedicated to stress analysis on structures. During his time in Aerospace, he had the opportunity to design parts for companies such as AIRBUS, BOEING, and the European Space Agency (ESA).
Most recently, he worked at Aibel as a Senior Structural Engineer, and was involved in the structural analysis of Dolwin Beta, as well as Troll A TPC34. Johnathan will contribute with his expertise in structural analysis to the mechanical design of the Crawler.