Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Course, School of Engineering
In the structural materials research laboratory, we have offered superior solutions by combining the materials mechanics and materials science to solve the long-standing issues of structural materials. We would like to contribute to realize the safe and secure society.
Our research interests cover steels, aluminum alloys and titanium alloys. We have studied the relationships between microstructure of such materials and deformation, fracture and fatigue behavior. We are a power user of the world’s best synchrotron radiation facility: SPring-8, which enables us to perform high-resolution 3D imaging of deformation and fracture behavior. Along with the development of advanced imaging technique, we have developed the state-of-the-art 3D image-based analysis techniques to assess localized deformation and fracture behavior. We have also applied these techniques to the long-standing issues in the mechanical engineering and materials science. We have proposed an innovative methodology for materials design on the basis of 3D images, which is called the reverse 4D materials engineering, in order to contribute to the creation of materials.