Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
Fluid machinery (e.g., automobiles, aircraft, engines, and power generators) works with force and energy obtained from flow and usually enriches our life. For fluid machinery design, it is necessary to clarify the flow phenomena that produce force and energy. However, fluid dynamics is a highly complex discipline governed by a system of nonlinear partial differential equations, the "Navier-Stokes equations.” Therefore, this laboratory is working on research to clarify the flow phenomena (e.g., vortex, shock wave, and acoustics) in detail, which are crucial to the characteristics of fluid machinery, through numerical simulations using supercomputers and experiments with optical measurements. Moreover, when designing fluid machinery, it is necessary to consider various design candidates and find out one of them that can meet design requirements. Traditionally, it has been carried out based on the designer's knowledge, experience, and intuition, but it gets more complicated as the design problem becomes more extensive and complex. Therefore, this laboratory is working on research to create innovative fluid machinery independent of a designer's skill assisted by optimization based on mathematical and data sciences. Through the research mentioned above, this laboratory aims to contribute to designing and manufacturing various engineering machinery, including fluid machinery.
Internal flow of gas turbine