Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering
We promote researchers and persons with advanced professional skills who can research and develop optimum designs and highly functional and intelligent mechanical systems of the next generation based on calculating dynamics, electronic measurement, and control technology.
Mechanical engineering plays an important role in various fields of manufacturing, such as machine engineering, electronics devices, instruments, and chemical engineering. Recently, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) in design and production processes has been making particularly dramatic progress.
Advanced modeling and simulation of machine structures based on computational dynamics as represented by the finite element method enables the optimal design of machines based on accurate prediction of their mechanical characteristics, and replaces conventional design methodology based on experience and intuition.
In addition, electronic measurement and control technology have been advancing and have been applied to factory automation, motion control of industrial robots, and so on. From such a viewpoint, this department is producing many leading researchers and engineers who can conduct research and develop optimal designs for highly-functionalized intelligent mechanical systems of the next generation based on techniques of computational dynamics and electronic measurement and control.
We focus mainly on solid mechanics, dynamics (e.g., machine dynamics and mechanical vibrations), control engineering, machine design, reacting gas dynamics, and so on.
Our graduates are expected to become experts in the design of mechanical systems (e.g., electronic measurement and control, FA, and industrial robots) and the computer-aided mechanical design of CAE software development.
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
We promote researchers and persons with advanced professional skills who deeply understand a physical phenomenon and can use it to design and manufacture a machine in order to advance the next generation’s machine technology development.
In order to achieve a low-carbon society, technical innovation has been rapidly advancing, especially in the fields of new energy development and the environment. In next-generation automotive development, battery and hydrogen-fueled engines have been focused on, and competition for weight-saving has increasingly intensified. Diversified research and development such as in the areas of natural energy (sunlight, wind power, etc.) and biomass has been advanced in the power generation field. Thermal fluid, energy engineering, and new material development and application technology hold the key to developing such new technology. In particular, it is important to develop the processing technology to overcome associated problems, because it is an inconvenient fact that highly functional materials are a very difficult materials to process.
At the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, in order to advance next-generation mechanical technology development in such fields, we promote researchers and persons with advanced professional skills who deeply understand a physical phenomenon through experimentation and theory, and can apply the phenomenon to the design and manufacture of a machine.
The core of the curriculum to achieve this goal comprises thermal engineering, fluidics, combustion engineering, material physics, material processing and applied study, and the like. It is hoped that graduate students from this department, will play active roles as specialists of new energy development, environmental instrument development, forging technology, etc., in experimental analysis, and production and processing technology.