Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
Wide variety of research about lubrication, wear and failure mechanism of living tissues, soft matters and machine elements used in new energy systems and medical devices is conducted. For example, the wear mechanism of materials used in bearings, seals and valves is examined experimentally by using specially designed test equipments which can reproduce the mechanical and environmental conditions of specific applications, such as joint prostheses, gas compressors and gear transmissions. Purposes of our studies are to supply experimental data for a design guideline of safe and reliable machine systems, and also to develop a novel mechanical design technique based on various new ideas.