研究室紹介

Reactive Gas Dynamics

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

Combustion phenomena are studied in our Reactive Gas Dynamics Laboratory. Our interests include not only conventional fuels but also alternative and next-generation fuels such as carbon neutral biomass, coal gasification gas and hydrogen. Huge amount of energy is utilized by combustion of fuel in the world. And the demand for energy is still growing. It is very important to understand combustion properties of these fuels for the global warming and energy issue. We investigate the fundamental and practical aspects of combustion properties and techniques by experiments using the apparatus unique in the world and numerical simulation. Our studies also contribute to R&D and design of automobile engines, jet engines, gas turbines and boilers in industries.

Large-eddy simulation on coal combustion furnace by 10,000 parallel computing

Large-eddy simulation on coal combustion furnace by 10,000 parallel computing

Large-eddy simulation on gas turbine combustor with considering elementary reactions

Staff

Prof. Toshiaki Kitagawa
Assoc.Prof. Hiroaki Watanabe
Asst.Prof. Yukihide Nagano

The Main Research Topics

  • High efficiency and low emission combustion for automotive and jet engines, gas turbines and boilers
  • Combustion of alternative and future fuels such as biomass, coal gasification synthetic gas and hydrogen
  • Engine abnormal combustion phenomena
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