Environmental Durability of Structures Engineering Laboratory

Striving to develop advanced “environmental” and “intelligence” technologies

 
We develop light, functional materials capable of thermal insulation and shock absorption. These novel materials improve machinery and equipment performance, while being friendly to the environment by cutting CO2 emissions and saving energy. In addition, we are developing technologies to make machinery and equipment more intelligent. Building a network of sensors inside a machine, as shown in the illustration, will allow it to constantly examine information coming from the sensors, thus ensuring the machine operates safely.
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College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Name
UTSUNOMIYA, Takao
Academic Society
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
The Japan Institute of Light Metals
The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials
Keyword
Aerospace engineering, Advanced structures, Remote sensing, Bonding technologies, Simulations, New materials, Automobiles, Sensors, Peace of mind and safety, Fatigue strength evaluation

Study Fields

Mechanical engineering, Aeronautical engineering, Materials science and engineering, Engineering and design, Computer science and engineering  

For Society

Using a sensor system for remote measurements will make it easier to pinpoint damage earthquakes or other disasters cause to buildings and vehicles, and determine whether they are usable or need repairs.

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