Sathesh Mariappan

PhD (IIT Madras)

Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Research Interest



  • PhD (Aerospace Engineering),Indian Institute of Technology Madras,Chennai, 2012 (direct admission from B.E)
  • B.E. (Aeronautical Engineering), Madras Institute of Technology,Chennai, 2007



  • Mariappan, S. and Sujith, R. I. Modeling nonlinear thermoacousticinstabilityin an electrically heated Rijke tube. Journal of Fluid Mechanics,680:511–533, 2011, doi:10.1017/jfm.2011.176

  • Mariappan, S. and Sujith, R. I. Thermoacoustic instability in a solid rocketmotor: non- normality and nonlinear instabilities. Journal of Fluid Mechanics,653:1–33, 2010, doi:10.1017/S0022112010000133

  • Subramanian, P., Mariappan, S., Sujith, R. I. and Wahi, P. Bifurcation analysis of thermoacoustic instability in a horizontal Rijke tube. Int'lJournal of Spray and Combustion dynamics, 2:325–356, 2010

  • Mariappan, S., Gardner, A., Richter, K. and Raffel, M. Analysis of dynamicstall using dynamic mode decomposition technique, under revisionwithAIAA Journal, 2013

  • Lang, W., Gardner, A. D., Schuelein, E., Mariappan, S. and Raffel, M.Rotor blade boundary transition measured by temperature sensitive paint,thermal imaging and image derotation, submitted to Experiments in Fluids,2013

  • Alexander von Humboldt fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers, in German Aerospace Center, Goettingen, Germany, 2012-2013

  • Session co-chair on Combustion Instabilities (51-PC-3), 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, San Diego, 2011

  • Session co-chair on Aero- and Thermo-Acoustical Coupling in Energy Applications II (40-AA-40), 16th AIAA/CEAS Aero acoustics Conference, Stockholm, 2010


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