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Dr. Nandan K Sinha

 
Name:   Dr. Nandan K Sinha

Designation:   Assistant Professor

Office Address:   ASE 123
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai, 600036

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Phone Number:   +91-44-2257 4021 (Office)

Email Address(es):   nandan@ae.iitm.ac.in

Personal Home Page:   http://www.aero.iitm.ac.in/~nandan


 
  Education:
 
  • B.Tech. (1996), Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay, India

  • M.Tech. (1998), Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India

  • Ph.D. (2003), Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay, India


 
  Professional Experience:
 
  • Assistant Professor, IIT, Madras (2006)

  • Post-doctoral Visiting Scholar, Institute for Mechanik, TU Darmstadt, Germany (2003 - 2006)


 
  Areas of expertise:
 
  • Flight Dynamics, Stability, and Control

  • Bifurcation Theory and Continuation Methods, Parameter Optimization

  • Dynamics and Vibrations of Mechanical Systems


 
  Most recently taught courses at IIT Madras and elsewhere:
 
    • Mechanical Vibrations I (Discrete Systems) at TU-Darmstadt, Germany

    • Mechanical Vibrations II (Continuous Systems) at TU-Darmstadt, Germany

    • Space Flight Mechanics, Aerodynamics, at IIT Bombay

 
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  Research Interests:
 
  • Nonlinear Flight Dynamics, Stability, and Control, Bifurcation Theory and Continuation Techniques, Parameter Optimization Techniques, Dynamics and Vibrations of Mechanical Systems, Modeling and Simulation.


 
  Most recently published papers:
 
In Journals
  • Sinha, N.K., and Ananthkrishnan, N., "Bifurcation Analysis of Inertia-Coupled Roll Maneuvers of Airplanes,'' Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Proc of the IMechE Part G, G04202, Vol. 217, 2003, pp. 75-85.

  • Sinha, N.K., and Ananthkrishnan, N., "Maximum Steady Roll Rate in Zero-Sideslip Roll Maneuvers of Aircraft,'' AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 2002, 39(5), pp. 897-899.

  • Sinha, N.K., "Application of Bifurcation Methods to the F-18/HARV Open-Loop Dynamics in Landing Configuration,'' Defence Science Journal, 52(2), April 2002, pp.103-115.

  • Ananthkrishnan, N., and Sinha, N.K., "Level Flight Trim and Stability Analysis using Extended Bifurcation and Continuation Procedure,'' AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 24(1), Nov-Dec 2001, pp. 1225-28.

  • Sinha, N.K., "Application of Bifurcation Methods to Nonlinear Aircraft Dynamics - A Review,'' Journal of the Aeronautical Society of India, 53(4), Nov 2001, pp. 253-270.

  • Ananthkrishnan, N., and Sinha, N.K., "Simplified Spherical Pendulum Model for Rotary Liquid Slosh,'' Journal of the Aeronautical Society of India, 50(3), August 1998, pp. 129-133.

  • Sinha, N.K., and Hagedorn, P., "Wind excited overhead transmission lines: estimation of connection stresses at junctions,'' submitted to Journal of Sound and Vibration.

  • Sinha, N.K., ''Optimal Flight Parameters and Stability Computations using Continuation Technique,'' to be communicated.

  • Sinha, N.K., Verma, H., and Hagedorn, P., "An Alternate Approach to Compute Strains in Overhead Transmission Line Conductors with In-span Fittings,'' to be submitted.

In conferences

  • Verma, H., Sinha, N.K., and Hagedorn, P., "Some New Results on the Computation of Wind Power Input for Bundled Conductors via CFD,'' Sixth International Symposium on Cable Dynamics, Charleton, SC, 19-22 September, 2005.

  • Sinha, N.K., and Hagedorn, P., "A Mathematical Model for the Computation of Maximum Stress in Long Span Conductor Lines with In-Span Fittings,'' presented at the GAMM meeting, Luxembourg, March 2005.

  • Sinha, N.K., Jangid, M., and Ananthkrishnan, N., "Automated Gain Scheduling using Continuation techniques,'' presented in the Nonlinear Control Systems Conference, Stuttgart, September 2004.

  • Sinha, N.K., Hochlenert, D., Ng, H., and Hagedorn, P., "Modeling and Analysis of Electrodynamic Tether Dynamics,'' presented at the GAMM meeting, Dreseden, March 2004.

  • Kumar, N., Ananthkrishnan, N., and Sinha, N.K., "Computational Bifurcation Analysis of Multi-Parameter Dynamical Systems,'' presented at the National Conference on Nonlinear Systems and Dynamics, IIT-KGP, India, December 28-30, 2003.

  • Sinha, N.K., and Ananthkrishnan, N., "Automatic Gain Scheduling for Level Flight Stability Augmentation using Continuation Techniques,'' AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Paper AIAA-2003-5315, Austin (TX), USA, August 2003.

  • Sinha, N.K., and Ananthkrishnan, N., "Dynamical System Analysis of an Aircraft in Landing Approach,'' The 24th National Systems Conference, ISRO, Bangalore (India), pp. 104-110, December 2002.

  • Sinha, N.K., and Ananthkrishnan, N., "Use of the Extended Bifurcation Analysis Method for Flight Control Law Design,'' The 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Paper 2002-0249, Reno, NV, USA, January 2002.

  • Sinha, N.K., and Ananthkrishnan, N., "Level Flight Trim and Stability Analysis using Continuation Methods,'' AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Paper 2000-4112, Denver, CO, USA, August 2000.

  • Sinha, N.K., and Ananthkrishnan, N., "Flight Envelope for an Airplane in Roll Maneuvers,'' The National Conference on Aerospace and Flight Safety, The Aeronautical Society of India, Goa Branch, India, May 1999.

  • Ananthkrishnan, N., and Sinha, N. K., "Spherical Pendulum as a Possible Model for Rotary Liquid Slosh,'' The 48th Annual General Meeting of the Aeronautical Society of India, Thiruvananthpuram, India, 1997.

 
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