Mechanical Engineering

About Mechanical Engineering

This general field could be described as the foundations of engineering. Research covers the manufacturing of everything from cars and robots to equipment used in the energy, aerospace, medical care, and social welfare industries. Basic science is emphasized while making an effort to include related engineering fields in the course mix and to achieve harmony with people and society.

Research Domain

Space, aviation, cars, engines, railroad systems, machine tools, nanotechnology, composites, alloys, lasers, energy conversion, fuel cells, co-generation, biotechnology, medical care, medical engineering, gene therapies, cellular engineering, blood vessels, ecology, biometric data, environment

Research

Handling Solutions for Granular Materials -Development and Numerical Analysis-

Masato Saeki

This laboratory investigates the dynamics of granular materials and develops novel granular handling equipment such as a separator of foreign objects in dried foods, granular dampers and so forth.
  • Separator of foreign objects in dried foods

It is very difficult to remove small foreign objects in dried foods such as lettuce or cabbage. The reason is that foreign objects are so small that they disappear behind the foods. Also, foreign objects become attached to the food owing to electrostatic forces. Our novel separator makes it possible to remove foreign objects in dried foods. The separator consists of an inclined rotating drum and a cylinder fixed at the center of the drum. The principle of the separation is based on the difference in the charging characteristics and weights of the food and foreign objects. It is possible to obtain high purities and recovery rates.
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Laboratories

Lab. Head of Lab. Keyword
Radiation Transfer Lab. Jun Yamada / Hiroki Gonome Detail Thermal engineering
Thermal Fluid Science and Engineering Lab. Katsuaki Shirai Detail Hydraulic engineering, Metrology, Heat transfer engineering
Energy Conversion Engineering Lab. Kazumi Tsunoda Detail Fluid dynamics, Plasma actuator, Magnetohydrodynamics, Supersonic flow, Shock waves, Turbulent flow
Solid Mechanics Lab. Kenichi Sakaue Detail Solid Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Image Processing
Healthand Human Performance Laboratory Mako Fukano Detail Biomechanics, Biological information and measurement, Motion equipment, Sports science, Morphometry
Microscale Engineering Lab. Manabu Tange Detail Boiling, Surface tension phenomena, MEMS
Granular Dynamics Lab. Masato Saeki Detail Particle damper,Discrete Element Method, Finite Element Method, Electrostatic applications,Electrostatic Separation, Recycling,Removal of Foreign Objects, Food technology
Biomicrofluidics Lab. Nobuyuki Futai Detail Micro-fabrication, Micro fluid device
Laser and Optical Engineering Laboratory Shigeki Matsuo Detail Optics, Photonics, Laser, short pulse laser, micro, modification, etching
Environmental Durability of Structures Engineering Lab. Takao Utsunomiya Detail Structure Analyses, Advanced Materials, Aerospace Structures, Health Monitoring, Strength Evaluation, Environmental Materials
Discrete Mathematics Laboratory Tsuyoshi Nishimura Detail Graph theory, Discrete mathematics, Discrete geometry, Geometry, Algebra, Topology
Physicsin Multiple Extreme Conditions Laboratory Yasuyuki Ishii Detail Material creation science, Magnetic material, Superconductivity, New material, Physics, Electrochemistry, Extreme environment, Quantum physics, Electronic properties
Fluid Power and Fluid Application Lab. Yoshihide Suwa Detail Hydraulic engineering, Rarefied gas, Hydrodynamic power generation
The Super Combustion Technology Lab. Yuji Yahagi Detail Thermal engineering, Combustion engineering, Aerospace engineering, Hydraulic engineering, Heat transfer engineering
Mechanical Control Engineering Lab. Yutaka Uchimura Detail Control engineering, Robot engineering
Specially appointed professor : Takahiro Kawano (Applied optics, Skin optics, Optical design)

Objectives in Education and Research

The vision of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to “develop internationally recognized mechanical engineers, indispensible to both society and industry”. The department is committed to develop individuals with following skills:

  1. Ability to analyze complex problems by exploiting the knowledge and the skills gained in the mechanical engineering field, as well as applying such skills to “manufacturing”.
  2. Having a strong sense of social and ethical responsibility dedicated towards “manufacturing”, taking into consideration the relationships between society and the environment.
  3. Communication skills necessary to promote and defend ones decisions and opinions in a clear and articulate manner, whilst being attentive to others’ opinions in order to reach a mutual understanding.
  4. Self-motivation to continuously learn by exploiting the information environment with a real interest in the pursuit of technological issues.

Career

Mechanical engineering closely links all manufacturing industries. Therefore, graduates from the Department of Mechanical Engineering are highly sought for their expertise for many fields: automobiles, electric, railway, precision equipment, machine tools, construction machinery, plants, and information devices.