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Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, IWATE UNIVERSITY
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ONODERA HidekiAssociate Professor

Affiliation Faculty of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering
·Master's Programs
Mechanical Engineering
·Doctoral Programs
Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Keywords Natural Energy, Compact Wind Turbines, Technology and Society
Summary Conducting research into the use of natural energy resources, particularly the optimal design of small wind turbines. Large wind turbines readily attract people’s attention as a generator of energy, however, the good location for large wind power stations will be limited in near future . One of the main objectives of our laboratory is to develop small wind turbines that can be used as emergency power sources using the high wind speeds around tall buildings in a city or as independent power sources in mountainsides or desert areas. Other our research efforts are particularly focused on reducing wind noise, one of the serious disadvantages of the high rotational speed that is the most attractive feature of small wind turbines, and improving the performance of vertical axis wind turbines, which are powerful despite their low rotational speed.
Research Fields Fluid Dynamics, History of Technology and Society
Subjects Ethics for Engineers, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
[Master's Programs] Advanced Soft-path Engineering
[Doctoral Programs] Advanced Shock Wave Control Engineering
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