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Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering

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The Department of Mechanical System Engineering is dedicated to education and research in the broad field of mechanical engineering. The Department originates from the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the 5th School of the old higher education system (Goko) established in 1897. The Department consists of the following four divisions:

(1)Intelligent Machine Design and Manufacturing
(2)Intelligent Systems for Measurement and Control
(3)Thermal and Fluids Engineering
(4)High Pressure Engineering and Material Processing

Division: Intelligent Machine Design and Manufacturing

Education and Research Field:

Precision Processing,
Material Strength for Machine Design,
Joining and Evaluation of Materials,
Intelligent Machine Manufacturing

Advanced feature:

The qualified engineer able to design and manufacture new intelligent machines with intellectual properties can professionally grow through this educational course. Intelligent machines, for instance, are the equivalent to a machine automatically reaching its target throughout renewable data-bases.
The members joining this course are currently researching systematically the following item: advanced evaluation technology for deformation characteristics and fracture toughness of functional materials or materials to be constructed, the ultra-precision machining technology for various materials and/or devices, the welding mechanism for complicated materials and the advanced joining-strength evaluation technology and the systematic thinking-power and designing-power for the intelligent machine manufacturing.

Division: Intelligent Systems for Measurement and Control

Education and Research Field:

Instrumentation and Measurement,
Intelligent Dynamical Systems,
Intelligent Control, Robotics

Advanced feature:

Measurement and control engineering is one of the most basic and important techniques used in industrial systems. Recent development of computer and robot technology has made it possible to combine the measurement and control engineering with computer technology, which leads to intelligent measurement and control such as intelligent sensor, mechatronics and others.
In this division, students learn the necessary knowledge on intelligent measurement and control techniques from basics to specialized areas in a systematic and integrated fashion.

Division: Thermal and Fluids Engineering

Education and Research Field:

Fluids Engineering,
Thermal Engineering,
Fluid Machinery

Advanced feature:

The problem of energy management and the global impact on the future environment are of great concern in our department. The mechanical systems and devices concerning fluid and thermal energy are, therefore, strongly required to be less public nuisances and less likely to consume energy. In response to these requirements, to raise the efficiency of energy systems, studies and education are conducted by this division on modeling of multiphase flow characteristics, study on devices utilizing microchannels and micro-bubbles, flow characteristics in fluid machinery and their numerical simulations, development of superior heat-transfer devices and the analysis of their characteristics, and equipment for efficient utilization of thermo-hydraulic energy.

Division: High Pressure Engineering and Materials Processing

Education and Research Field:

Material Reliability Engineering
Precision Forming and Process-Tribology,
Safety Environmental Science

Advanced feature:

Education and research projects are conducted on the phenomena related with the behavior of materials under extreme conditions such as high temperature, high pressure and impulsive pressure conditions. Multi-extreme conditions, such as generation and control of shock waves, process-tribology, and localized extremely-large strain, are analyzed and clarified using precise measurements and numerical simulations are developed as well as new material processing technologies using such extreme conditions are tackled.