Roman Casado


Room: Horst N.225

Phone: +31 53 489 1091

Fax: +31 53 489 3663


Research topic:

Gas turbine engines are the most efficient engines for power generation at a scale of 20-400 MW, combining a very compact design with low maintenance and high reliability. Nevertheless their robustness could decrease when some parts of engine are exposed to an anomalous oscillating pressure load. This load is generated by thermoacoustic instabilities, which are violent oscillations caused by feedback between combustion and pressure waves.

The LIMOUSINE project, which is inside of FRAMEWORK 7 brings a multi-disciplinary approach to study these phenomena. Academic, Research Institutes and Industrial partners work together in different aspects of the problem. The communication between partners becomes of the utmost importance.

One key element in the project is the design, construction, operation and improvement of one Test Combustor where this limit cycle could be achieved. It operates at atmospheric pressure and its maximal thermal power is 80 KW. Data and knowledge obtained with this test rig will then be shared among the fellows.


2008: Ingeniero Industrial. University of Valladolid, Spain

2008: Master Thesis. Computer simulation of the motion of vehicles and projectiles. Engineering College, San Diego State University, USA

Working Experience

2009: Dynaflow Research Group. Zoetermeer, The Netherlands