Faculty Members YOSHINO Yasuhiro
Fields of Research
- Mechanical Engineering
- Cryogenic Engineering
Investigation and research of the friction, abrasion and lubrication occurring from contact interface of mechanical structures
I am investigating the friction, abrasion and lubrication occurring from contact interface of mechanical structures through the measurement of the hardness and frictional heat of the surface. In particular, my lab is assessing the frictional heat of the superconducting magnet materials used in maglev trains, which have a technology with a frictional environment that can be cooled to low temperatures (in the neighborhood of absolute zero: 4.2 K). In recent years, not only these kinds of special materials but also the die materials that are key materials in industry have been handled.
We are studying the metal surface damage mechanism and establishing a prevention method in the environmental temperature, pressure, etc. that affected it. My goal is for my students to acquire the basic knowledge mechanical engineers need through practical experiments from equipment design and manufacture to experiments and analysis.