Area of Expertise:
Finite element analysis; Computer modelling; Structural design; Fluid-structure interaction; Dynamic analysis and simulations of severe environmental conditions
He graduated as Ingeniero Tecnico Superior de Caminos, Canales y Puertos (6 year civil engineering degree) at University of Cantabria (Spain). Following a period as consultant in structural engineering (buildings and transport infrastructure), he joined the Design & Analysis Department in ENSA where he has accumulated near 30 years experience in the nuclear industry.
At the time of start of the TRUSS project, he had 3 papers and 2 patents and experience training final year civil engineering students during their work placement in ENSA.
Selected Research Outputs:
- Costas, L. and Gomez, E. (2004), “Radwaste Management, Spent fuel racks up”, Nuclear engineering international, Global Trade Media, Progressive Media Group Ltd. Link to full text
- Luis Costas de la Peña and Javier Tovar Albillos (2004), Patent US 6674827 B2: Segmented lattice rack to store fuels coming from nuclear reactors. Link to patent
- Luis Costas de la Pena and Javier Tovar Albillos (2003), Patent US 20030174801 A1: Rack to store fuels from nuclear reactors. Link to patent