Faculty Members YANAOKA Hideki
Fields of Research
- Thermal and Fluids Engineering
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
Elucidating diverse thermal fluid transport phenomena and tackling the resolution of environmental problems
Phenomena such as flow, heat transfer and combustion are observed in a variety of mechanical systems, such as automobiles and aircraft. In the quest to reduce fuel consumption and control exhaust emissions of engines, it is necessary to investigate their combustion mechanisms and atomization characteristics. To improve the performance of heat exchangers, we need to investigate their heat transfer characteristics. The potential also exists to make technological and environmental use of the fluidization generated by the movement of living things. Our research lab is conducting research to elucidate these kinds of diverse thermal fluid transport phenomena and provide solutions to energy and environmental problems.
I teach and guide my students with the aim of establishing their basic knowledge of the mechanical engineering fields of thermo-fluid engineering and computational dynamics, which are needed in manufacturing, and an awareness of equipping them with the social skills to work as members of society in private companies.