研究室紹介

Thermal Science and Energy

Department of Advanced Environmental Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Department of Interdisciplinary Engineering Sciences, Interdisciplinary Graduate school of Engineering Sciences

Department of Interdisciplinary Engineering, School of Engineering

Achieving both energy security and low-carbon society is an extremely important issue for human. In our laboratory, we are working on the development of innovative combustion and energy conversion technologies to realize a low-carbon society. Specifically, with the aim of improving the efficiency and environmental impact of energy systems such as power generation and transportation systems, experiments and numerical simulations on chemical reactors and combustors, which are the core elements of the system, are performed. We are advancing the clarification and modeling of physical phenomena, and development of prediction technology. The results obtained will contribute to industry through industry-academia collaboration.

Numerical simulation on an air-craft engine combustor (Gas temperature)

Analysis of hydrogen turbulent flame structure with various turbulence intensities (left: Gas temperature, middle: Reaction rate, right: heat release rate)

Staff

Prof. Hiroaki Watanabe

The Main Research Topics

  • Ultra high efficiency/Zero-emission power generation system
  • Super clean air-craft jet engine
  • High efficiency energy conversion technology from solid fuel
  • Mining and utilization of methane hydrate
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