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ONODERA Hideki

Associate Professor

Affiliation

Mechanical Science and Engineering
[Master's Program] Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
[Doctoral Program] Systems Innovation Engineering

Degrees Obtained

Doctorate of Engineering Field of Degree: Mechanical Engineering

Specialties

Fluid Engineering
Engineering for Wind Energy
Industrial Archeology

Profile

March 1985: Graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department , Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
March 1991: Completed Doctoral Program at Tohoku University Graduate School
April 1, 1991 - March 31, 1995: Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University
September 30, 1995: Assistant Professor, Iwate University Regional Joint Research Center (department discontinued)
October 1, 1995 - present: Assistant Professor (Associate Professor), Faculty of Engineering, Iwate University

My Areas of Research

Research into the use of natural energy, focusing on the optimal design of small wind turbines

I conduct research into the use of natural energy, particularly the optimal design of small wind turbines. It can be said that it is difficult to predict a rapid spread in large wind turbines as generators of wind energy due to problems such as wind speed and scenery. At our laboratory, we are studying small wind turbines that use the high wind speeds around tall buildings and can function as emergency power sources, or that are used as independent power sources in mountainous or desert areas. We are particularly focused on reducing wind noise, one of the disadvantages of the high rotational speed that is a feature of small wind turbines, and improving the performance of vertical axis wind turbines, which are powerful despite their low rotational speed.

My Teaching Philosophy

I help create practical-minded graduates by providing training centered on logical thinking and logical expression, with the subject being wind-generated energy which has been attracting attention for both energy conservation and environmental protection reasons.

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