Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Peter Kau

Deceased May 5, 2013


Flight Propulsion

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Kau (b. 1959) conducts research into turbomachinery, flight propulsion, gas turbines and space propulsion. His main research topics are simulation, analysis and optimization of unsteady secondary flows, overall system aspects with operational behavior and control as well as design and combustion.

Prof. Kau studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen, specializing in power engineering and turbomachinery. He did his doctoral thesis on the topic of calculating unsteady flow in changing structures. Professor Kau started his professional career at BMW Rolls-Royce in 1991 and played a key role in the development and certification of the BR700 series of jet engines. He was also responsible for technology development at that company. Prof. Kau has been a member of the TUM research staff since 1998.


    • 1. Preis Goldene Lehre Hauptstudium der Fachschaft Maschinenbau der TUM (2011, 2008, 2006)
    • AIAA Associate Fellow (2007)
    • AIAA Senior Member (2005)
    • DGLR Ehrennadel der Deutschen Luftfahrt (1999)

    Key Publications

    Fröbel T, Groth C, Gümmer V, Kau HP: "Numerical Investigation of Unsteady Flow Phenomena in an HP Axial Compressor Incorporating Stator Shroud Cavities", 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit. Nashville Convention Center, Nashville Tennessee USA, July 25th­28th 2010.

    Kainz M, Danner F, Le Chuiton F, Kau HP: "Numerical Investigation into the Unsteady Aerodynamics of a Ducted Helicopter Tail Rotor under Side-Wind Conditions". GT2010-22142, ASME Turbo Expo. 2010, Glasgow, Scotland, June 14th.

    Kirstein S, Maier D, Fuhrmann T, Hupfer A, Kau H: “Experimental Study on Staged Injection in a Supersonic Combustor”. AIAA-2009-7343, 16th AIAA/DLR/DGLR International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference.

    Kirchberger C, Schlieben G, Hupfer A, Kau H-P, Martin P, Soller S: “Investigation on Film Cooling in a Kerosene/ GOX Combustion Chamber”. AIAA-2009-5406, 45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Denver, CO.

    Hembera M, Kau HP, Johann E: "Simulation of Casing Treatments of a Transonic Compressor Stage". International Journal of Rotating Machinery. 2008; Article ID 657202, 10 pages.