Chandan Bose

Wallonie Bruxelles International Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Liege

I am currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Aeroelasticity and Experimental Aerodynamics Laboratory, Dept.of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Liege, Belgium. I am passionately interested in fluid dynamics problems of different tastes especially which are having a flavour of nonlinear dynamics. My current research focus is on understanding low speed unsteady aerodynamics/ hydrodynamics and nonlinear fluid-structure interaction behaviour of bio-inspired propulsion.

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University of Liege

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

January 2020 - Present: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

October 2019 - December 2019: Research Associate

July, 2014 - September, 2019: Graduate Research Assistant

Dastur and Company Pvt. Ltd.

August, 2013 - June, 2014: Design Engineer - Civil


Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Department of Applied Mechanics

2019: M.S. + Ph.D. (Recipient of Institute Research Award)

Thesis: Dynamical Analysis of the Unsteady Flow Phenomena around a Flapping Wing

Supervisors: Prof. Sayan Gupta and Prof. Sunetra Sarkar

Jadavpur University

Department of Civil Engineering

2013: B.E. (First Class Honours, University Gold Medalist)

B.E. Project: Design of structures subjected to wind and earthquake loads



**copies of the papers are available on request by email**


  1. Chandan Bose , Sayan Gupta, Sunetra Sarkar, Dynamic interlinking between near and far-field wakes behind a pitching-plunging airfoil, submitted in Journal of Fluid Mechanics , 2019. ( Under Review )
  2. Dipanjan Majumder, Chandan Bose , Sunetra Sarkar, Importance of forcing points selection in direct forcing Immersed Boundary Method in capturing the flow-field transitions behind a flapping airfoil, submitted in Computers & Fluids , 2019. ( Under Review )
  3. Chandan Bose , Sayan Gupta, Sunetra Sarkar, Transition to chaos in the flow-induced vibration of a pitching-plunging airfoil at low Reynolds numbers : Ruelle-Takens-Newhouse scenario , International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics , Volume 109, Pages 189 - 203. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2018.11.012, 2019.
  4. Chandan Bose , Sunetra Sarkar, Investigating chaotic wake dynamics past a flapping airfoil and the role of vortex interactions behind the chaotic transition , Physics of Fluids , Volume 30, Issue 4, 047101. DOI: 10.1063/1.5019442, 2018.
  5. Chandan Bose , Sayan Gupta, Sunetra Sarkar, Dynamical behaviour of unsteady flow-field of an elastically mounted flapping airfoil , AIAA Journal , Volume 56, Issue 5, Pages 2062-2069. DOI: 10.2514/1.J056664, 2018.
  6. Chandan Bose , Vikas Reddy, Sayan Gupta, Sunetra Sarkar, Transient and stable chaos in dipteran flight inspired flapping flight , Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics , Volume 13, Issue 2, 021014, DOI: 10.1115/1.4038447, 2017.
  7. S Krishna Kumar, Chandan Bose , Shaikh Faruque Ali, Sunetra Sarkar, Sayan Gupta, Investigations on a vortex induced vibration based energy harvester , Applied Physics Letters , Volume 111, Issue 24, 243903. DOI: 10.1063/1.5001863, 2017.
  8. Sandeep Badrinath, Chandan Bose , Sunetra Sarkar, Identifying the route to chaos in the flow past a flapping airfoil , European Journal of Mechanics/ B-Fluids , Volume 66, Pages 38-59, DOI: 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2017.05.012, 2017.

Indexed Proceedings

  1. Chandan Bose, Sunetra Sarkar, Sayan Gupta, Stochastic bifurcation analysis of an elastically mounted flapping airfoil in an inviscid fluid , MATEC Web of Conferences , 148, 08001, DOI: 10.1051/matecconf/201814808001, 2018.
  2. Chandan Bose, Sunetra Sarkar, Flow Periodicity Analysis Past a Flapping Airfoil Using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition , AIAA Meeting Paper (AIAA 2017 - 3647) , DOI: 10.2514/6.2017-3647, 2017.
  3. Chandan Bose, Sayan Gupta & Sunetra Sarkar, Quasi-periodic Vortical Signature of an Elastically Mounted Flapping Airfoil , AIAA Meeting Paper (AIAA 2017 - 3644) , DOI: 10.2514/6.2017-3644, 2017.
  4. Chandan Bose, Sunetra Sarkar, Flexible flapping wings can exhibit quasi-periodic motion! , Journal of Physics Conference Series , 759(1):012082, DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/759/1/012082, 2016.
  5. Chandan Bose, Sayan Gupta, Sunetra Sarkar, Dynamical stability analysis of a fluid structure interaction system using high fidelity Naviers-Stokes solver , Procedia Engineering , 144, pp. 883-890, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.05.107, 2016

Book Chapters

  1. Chandan Bose , Sayan Gupta & Sunetra Sarkar, Transitional Flow dynamics past a Passively Flapping Airfoil in Gusty Flow, Proceedings of IUTAM Symposium 2018, Accepted for publication as a book chapter, Springer Nature, 2020.
  2. Chandan Bose , Sayan Gupta & Sunetra Sarkar, Fluid-structure interaction dynamics of a flexible foil in low Reynolds number flows, Proceedings of ICTACEM 2017, Accepted for publication as a book chapter, In book: Recent Advances in Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics , Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering , Springer Nature, 2020, DOI:
  3. Dipanjan Majumdar, Chandan Bose , Prerna Dhareshwar, Sunetra Sarkar, Fluid-body interactions in fish-like swimming, Proceedings of ICoVP2017, Accepted for publication as a book chapter, In book: Advanced Topics in Structural Vibration, Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering , Springer Nature, 2020.
  4. Chandan Bose , S. Krishna Kumar, Sunetra Sarkar and Sayan Gupta, Interaction of a Flexible Splitter Plate with Vortex Shedding Past a Rigid Circular Cylinder , In Book: Recent Advances in Structural Engineering Volume 2, Eds. A. Rama Mohan Rao and K. Ramanjaneyulu, Springer Nature, Singapore, 2018. ISBN: 978-981-13-0364-7, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-0365-4_71, 2018.

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