Ashish Tewari


Aerospace Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208016 India (E-mail:

Re-entry flight mechanics, optimal space guidance, attitude control, aeroservoelasticity.

Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).


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(Please see the links below for the official webpage of each book.)

Selected Publications


Tewari, A., Foundations of Space Dynamics, (ISBN: 9781119455349), Wiley, Hoboken, N.J., U.S.A., 2021.

Parikh, D., and Tewari, A., Optimal Landing Strategy on a Uniformly Rotating Homogeneous Rectangular Parallelepiped, Journal of Astronautical Sciences,

Dec. 2020, ISSN 0021-9142,

Tewari, A., Optimal Space Flight Navigation - An Analytical Approach, (ISBN: 9783030037888), Birkhauser, Boston, U.S.A., 2019.

Tewari, A., Basic Flight Mechanics, (ISBN: 9783319300207), Springer, Basel, Switzerland, 2016.

Tewari, A., Adaptive Aeroservoelastic Control, (ISBN: 9781118457634), Wiley, Chichester, U.K, 2016.

Tewari, A., Aeroservoelasticity - Modeling and Control, (ISBN: 9781493923670), Birkhauser, Boston, U.S.A., 2015.

Tewari, A., Adaptive Vectored Thrust Deorbiting of Space Debris, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (AIAA), Vol.50, No.2, March 2013,

Tewari, A., Automatic Control of Atmospheric and Space Flight Vehicles, (ISBN: 9780817648633), Birkhauser, Boston, U.S.A., 2011.

Tewari, A., Advanced Control of Aircraft, Spacecraft, and Rockets, Wiley, Chichester, U.K., 2011.

Tewari, A., Entry Trajectory Model with Thermomechanical Break-Up, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (AIAA), Vol.46, No.2, March-April, 2009, pp. 299-306.

Tewari, A., Atmospheric and Space Flight Dynamics-Modeling and Simulation, Paperback ed. (ISBN-10: 0817643737) 2007, Hardcover ed. (ISBN-10: 0817644377), 2006, Birkhauser, Boston.

Kumar, M., and Tewari, A., Trajectory and Attitude Simulation for Mars Aerocapture and Aerobraking,

Journal of Spacecraft & Rockets (AIAA), Vol.43,No.3, May-June 2006, pp. 585-593.

Sharma, R., and Tewari, A., Optimal Nonlinear Tracking of Spacecraft Attitude Maneuvers, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol.12, No.5, September 2004, pp. 677-682.

Tewari, A., Modern Control Design with MATLAB and Simulink, (ISBN: 0471496790), Wiley, Chichester, U.K., 2002.

Tewari, A., Optimal Nonlinear Spacecraft Attitude Control Through Hamilton-Jacobi Formulation, Journal of Astronautical Sciences (American Astronautical Society), Vol.50, No.1, 2002, pp. 99-112.

Tewari, A., Rate Weighted Optimal Control of Aeroelastic Systems, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol.24, No.2, March-April 2001.

Tewari, A., Robust Model Reduction for a Flexible Spacecraft, Journal of Guidance, Control, & Dynamics (AIAA), Vol.21, No.5, September-October 1998.

Tewari, A., Robust Optimal Control of a Flexible Spacecraft, Advances in Astronautical Sciences, Vol.97, pp.1931-1948, 1997.

Tewari, A., Aeroservoelastic Design and Analysis by Nonlinear Optimization, 6th AIAA/ NASA/USAF Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis & Optimization, Bellevue, WA, U.S.A. Paper AIAA-1996-4013, 1996.

Tewari, A., Doublet-Point Method for Supersonic Unsteady Aerodynamics of Nonplanar Lifting Surfaces,

Journal of Aircraft (AIAA), Vol.31, No.4, July-August 1994, pp. 745-752.

Tewari, A., Accuracy of the Rational Function Approximations for Linearized Transonic Unsteady Aerodynamics, Journal of Aircraft (AIAA),Vol.30, No.6, November-December 1993.

Tewari, A., Multiple-Pole Rational Function Approximations for Unsteady Aerodynamics, Journal of Aircraft (AIAA), Vol.30, No.3, May-June 1993.

Eversman, W., and Tewari, A., Consistent Rational Function Approximation for Unsteady Aerodynamics,

Journal of Aircraft (AIAA), Vol.28, No.9, September 1991, pp. 545-552.

Eversman, W., and Tewari, A., Modified Exponential Series Approximation for the Theodorsen Function,

Journal of Aircraft (AIAA), Vol.28, No.9, September 1991, pp. 553-557.

Balakrishnan, S.N., and Tewari, A., Computation of Structured Singular Values in Robust Control, 29th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno NV, U.S.A. Paper AIAA-1991-589, 1991.

Eversman, W., and Tewari, A., Rational Function Approximations for Unsteady Aerodynamics,

MSC/NASTRAN Aeroelasticity Users Conf., Paper No. 11, 1989.

Courses Taught

AE-201 Aerospace Dynamical Systems

AE-202 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

AE-321 Flight Mechanics-I AE-322 Flight Mechanics-II AE-421 Flight Vehicle Control

AE-422 Experiments in Flight Mechanics

AE-461 Aircraft Design-I

AE-486 Aircraft Control Systems

AE-631 Introduction to Flight Mechanics

AE-641 Space Dynamics-I

AE-642 Space Dynamics-II

AE-644 Introduction to Hypersonic and Trans-atmospheric Flight*

AE-646 Control Theory

AE-647 Flight Dynamics*

AE-648 Flight Stability & Control*

AE-649 Automatic Control of Aircraft, Rockets, & Spacecraft*

AE-777 Optimal Space Flight Control* AE-778 Nonlinear and Adaptive Control* ESO-104 Mechanics of Solids#

ESO-204 Fluid Mechanics#

ESO-206 Dynamics#

*Courses introduced by self

#Courses taught as tutor

Sponsored Research Projects Undertaken as Principal Investigator