Reseachers Databook

Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, IWATE UNIVERSITY

YANAOKA HidekiProfessor

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 Turbulence, Atomization, Numerical Simulation
Summary Phenomena such as flow, heat transfer, and combustion are often observed in a variety of mechanical systems, including transportation (e.g., automobiles and aircraft) and fluid machinery (e.g., pumps and compressors). In the quest to reduce fuel consumption and control exhaust emissions, it is important to investigate the combustion mechanism and atomization characteristics. To improve the performance of heat exchangers, we first need to investigate their heat transfer characteristics. The blood stream is also one fluidization phenomenon and in order to improve the safety of surgical operations, it is necessary to study the blood stream in detail. Engineering and environmental studies also suggest that there exists also the potential to make use of the fluidization generated by the movement of living things. Our research lab is studying the mechanisms behind these kinds of diverse thermal hydraulic transport phenomena and thus provide solutions to energy and environmental problems.
Research Fields Thermal and Fluids Engineering, Multiphase Flow Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics
Subjects Fluid Mechanics, Combustion Engineering, Elementory Computational Mechanics, Design and Production Practice
[Master's Programs] Advanced Combustion Engineering
[Doctoral Programs] Advanced Transport Phenomena
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