Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Peter Kau

Verstorben am 5. Mai 2013


Flight Propulsion

Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Kau (1959 - 2013) conducted research in the fields of turbomachinery, flight propulsion, gas turbines and space propulsion, with a particular emphasis on simulation, analysis and optimization of unsteady secondary flows, overall system aspects, such as operational behavior and control, as well as design and combustion.

Prof. Kau studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen, specializing in power engineering and turbomachinery, obtaining his doctorate with a thesis on the calculation of unsteady flow in variable structures. Professor Kau began his professional career at BMW Rolls-Royce in 1991, where he played a key role in the development and certification of the BR700 series of jet engines and headed the company’s technology development. Prof. Kau had been a member of the TUM research staff since 1998.


    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.