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Ayan Haldar, M.Sc.


Appelstr. 9A

30167 Hannover

Room 413


Tel.:      +49-511-762-17426

Fax:      +49-511-762-2236


E-mail: a.haldarisd.uni-hannover.de


Consultation hours: by appointment

Teaching Activities

Supervision of student works:

  • Project (B.Sc.) & bachelor theses, seminar (M.Sc.) and master theses are welcome by arrangement.

Tutorial Lesson:

Research Focus

  • Multistability
  • Variable Stiffness Composites
  • Morphing Structures

Research Projects

  • IRTG1627 – International Research and Training Group IRTG 1627
  • SMARTBLADES 2.0– Experimental and numerical investigations on the fatigue behavior of the flexible trailing edge in rotor blades (BMWi)

Journal Papers

Ayan Haldar, José Reinoso, Eelco Jansen, Raimund Rolfes (2017): Thermally induced multistable configurations of variable stiffness composite plates: Semi-analytical and finite element investigation. , Composite Structures
DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.02.014


J. Riemenschneider, M. Pohl, R. Ungurán, V. Petrović, M. Kühn, A. Haldar,H. Madhusoodanan, E. Jansen, R. Rolfes (2018): Smart Trailing Edges for Wind Turbines, ASME 2018 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Volume 1: Development and Characterization of Multifunctional Materials; Modeling, Simulation and Control of Adaptive Systems; Integrated System Design and Implementation, San Antonio, Texas (USA), September 10–12
DOI: 10.1115/SMASIS2018-7916
ISBN: 978-0-7918-5194-4

Ayan Haldar, José Reinoso, Eelco Jansen, Raimund Rolfes (2015): MULTISTABILITY OF PLATES THROUGH VARIABLE STIFFNESS COMPOSITES USING RAYLEIGH RITZ METHOD, Buchtitel: Proceedings of the 7th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials (SMART2015). Address: Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. more


A.Haldar, E.Jansen, R. Rolfes (2017): Snap-through of Multistable Variable Stiffness Composites using Piezoelectric Actuators, Abstract in Proceedings / Book of Abstracts of: 20th International Conference on Composite Structures, Paris, France

A.Haldar, J.Reinoso, E.Jansen, R. Rolfes  (2016): Finite Element Modeling of Multistable Variable Stiffness Composites in Morphing Rotor Blades, Multiscale Modeling of Heterogeneous Structures, Dubrovnik

A.Haldar, S.Garmabi, M. Bishara, E.Jansen, R. Rolfes  (2016): Structural Analysis Tools and Concepts for Rotor Blades with Morphing Trailing Edge, Wissenschaftstag - Funktionsleichtbau für die Windenergie Anforderungen, Möglichkeiten, Nutzen, DLR-Braunschweig

A.Haldar, J.Reinoso, E.Jansen, R. Rolfes  (2016): Multistable Variable Stiffness Composites for Adaptive Structures: A Parametric Study, 2nd International conference on mechanics of composites, Porto


  • since 2013: Research associate at the Institute of Structural Analysis
    (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
  • 2011 – 2013: Masters in Computational Mechanics, Erasmus Mundus, Master Thesis on “Isogeometric Shape Optimization of Beam with Large Deformation” (Under Dr. Fehmi Cirak, Computational Structural Mechanics Lab, University of Cambridge)
  • 2009 – 2011: Structural Engineer, Civil Engineering Department, Bharat Heavy Elecricals Limited, Noida, India.
  • 2005 – 2009: Bachelor’s in Engineering (B.E.) „Civil Engineering“, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. , Bachelor thesis “Non-linear finite element analysis of reinforced concrete structures accounting for creep and shrinkage”,
    (under Dr. G.S. Palani, Structural Engineering Research Center, Chennai, India)