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"Coincidences are logical”

- Johan Cruijf

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Rob Bastiaans is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In this capacity, he is also Chairman of the Dutch Section of the Combustion Institute and Chairman of the workgroup on Fuel Flexibility and Emissions of ETN (European Turbine Network). His teaching at TU/e revolves around mechanical Engineering, modelling combustion and sustainable energy sources. 

Rob’s areas of expertise include fluid mechanics, modeling and simulation, computational fluid dynamics, numerical simulation, numerical modeling, numerical analysis and CFD simulation. Current research includes the performance of flamelet generated manifolds (FGM) in premixed turbulent cases, measuring burning velocities with the heat flux method and FGM and pre-assumed PDF's In LES of combustion. Upcoming projects will look at complicated diffusion and combustion design.

Academic background

Rob Bastiaans obtained his MSc with honours on aero-acoustics and received his PhD in the field of DNS and LES of transitional to turbulent buoyant convection flows including experiments. Later, he carried out research in experimental particle techniques, in which he developed new image analysis software for flow quantification. In addition to his work at TU/e, Bastiaans is a senior visiting professor at the Center for Turbulence Research (CTR)  at Stanford University.

 Rob was treasurer of both the Dutch section of the Combustion Institute and the Dutch section of the International Flame Research Foundation, IFRF (NVV). He has also been a team member of Micro Turbine Technology (MTT). In the past, he has worked on development of a compressible DNS/LES code including combustion.

Affiliated with

  • Center for Turbulence Research (CTR)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL)
  • Micro Turbine Technology (MTT)
  • European Turbine Network (ETN)

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Projects 2001 2020

Research Output 1991 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
76 Downloads (Pure)

Modulation of a methane Bunsen flame by upstream perturbations

Cardoso de Souza, T., Bastiaans, R. J. M., De Goey, L. P. H. & Geurts, B. J., 3 Apr 2017, In : Journal of Turbulence. 18, 4, p. 316-337 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
14 Citations (Scopus)
98 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
gas turbines
Large eddy simulation
large eddy simulation
combustion chambers
12 Citations (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)

Experimental and modelling study of the effect of elevated pressure on ethane and propane flames

Goswami, M., Bastiaans, R. J. M., de Goey, L. P. H. & Konnov, A. A., 15 Feb 2016, In : Fuel. 166, p. 410-418 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Heat flux
Perforated plates
7 Citations (Scopus)
22 Downloads (Pure)

Combustion modeling including heat loss using flamelet generated manifolds: a validation study in OpenFOAM

Ottino, G. M., Fancello, A., Falcone, M., Bastiaans, R. J. M. & Goey, de, L. P. H., Apr 2016, In : Flow, Turbulence and Combustion. 96, 3, p. 773-800 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Heat losses
Computational fluid dynamics
85 Citations (Scopus)
182 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Probability density function
Group technology
Direct numerical simulation
Heat losses

Activities 2011 2011

  • 2 Contributed talk

The Power Turbine Congress, 25.10.2011 - 27.10.2011, Vienna, Austria

Rob Bastiaans (Speaker)
25 Oct 2011

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific


Modelling combustion

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Sustainable energy sources

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Student theses

CFD modeling of co-burner for co-boiler in the petrochemical industry

Author: Tyagi, R., 31 Dec 2012

Supervisor: Bastiaans, R. (Supervisor 1) & Beune, A. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

CFD study of combustion in micro turbine combustor

Author: Suvvi, C., 31 Aug 2011

Supervisor: de Goey, L. (Supervisor 1), Bastiaans, R. (Supervisor 2), Shakariyants, S. (Supervisor 2), Kornilov, V. (Supervisor 2), Cardoso de Souza, T. (Supervisor 2) & Trieling, R. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Experiments on flow field variations due to production inaccuracies of a film cooling nozzle

Author: Moerkerken, A., 31 Dec 2002

Supervisor: van Steenhoven, A. (Supervisor 1), de Lange, H. (Supervisor 2), Bastiaans, R. (Supervisor 2) & Clercx, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

From riches to rags: how changes in media discourse relate to resistance to biofuels

Author: Sengers, F., 30 Nov 2009

Supervisor: Raven, R. (Supervisor 1), van Venrooij, A. T. (External person) (External coach), Verbong, G. (Supervisor 2) & Bastiaans, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master