Laboratory of Turbulent Transport Phenomena

Elucidating the energy transport mechanism caused by flow turbulence

We are living with "flows" of fluids, such as air and water. Flow is generally classified into two types: "laminar flow," which is a smooth and orderly state without disturbances, and "turbulent flow," which is a chaotic state with disturbances, and most of the flows we see in our daily lives are turbulent. In turbulent flow, countless "vortices" of various sizes interact each other complexly, promoting the transport of momentum, heat, and other properties. Understanding the mechanisms of such transport phenomena by turbulence is of great importance in engineering, as it can lead to the higher efficiency of vehicles such as airplanes, as well as other fluid-related machinery like heating and cooling systems. In our research laboratory, we study various types of turbulent flows with the aim of understanding their transport mechanism. We actively engage in collaborative research with external institutions.

College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering Advanced Mechanical Engineering / Graduate School of Engineering and Science(Master's Program) Mechanical Engineering Course / Graduate School of Engineering and Science(Doctor's Program) Regional Environment Systems Course
Faculty Name
KAWATA, Takuya
Turbulence,Energy Transport
Laboratory location
Research Building TOYOSU Campus 3F 03C32-a

This lab is for this SDG activity:

  • 産業と技術革新の基盤をつくろう
  • エネルギーをみんなにそしてクリーンに
  • 気候変動に具体的な対策を


  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Turbulent Transport of Momentum, Heat and Mass