Department of Mechanical Engineering

Outline of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Flow-field visualization experimentFlow-field visualization experiment

 Mechanical engineering is a fundamental science that aids in developing novel and useful machines, instruments, and processes that secure the safety and comfort of our daily lives. It’s an old field but with a new age it has seen much innovation. The Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at Shizuoka University contributes to the development of science through high quality academic research and education. We have three courses: aerospace and environmental engineering, intelligent processing and materials engineering, and opto-electronics and precision engineering. We provide a specific curriculum for each course. Our department has closely cooperated with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in research and education since 2005.

Education Courses After graduation Faculty

Education in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

 Our department educates students to become societally minded mechanical engineers with reliable basic abilities and technological skills in mechanical engineering fields. For this purpose, we set the following educational targets: versatile thinking, ethics for engineers, communication skills, acquirement of mathematics and natural sciences, acquirement of mechanical engineering and its application, and design skills.

 Mechanical engineering acts as the foundation for various industrial fields such as mechanics, electronics, robotics, aerospace engineering, vehicle and transportation systems, optics, chemical engineering, etc. Our department has three courses: aerospace and environmental engineering, intelligent processing and materials engineering, and opto-electronics and precision engineering. With these courses we look towards future industrial development and train skilled engineers that can help shape the future of their respective fields. After two-year common curriculum students select their own courses and receive specialized trainings.

Course of Aerospace and Environmental Engineering

 The course of Aerospace and Environmental Engineering has general basic studies including: material mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and mechanical dynamics. In addition to this students study special subjects concerning aerospace engineering and environmental engineering such as space engineering, aeronautical engineering, turbulence physics, multiphase flow, fluid environment technology, thermal energy, etc. The demand in these fields is growing in the industry in recent years. Furthermore, students learn topics concerning the designing and manufacturing of large machines such as aircrafts, rockets, and air conditioners as well as environmental sustainability and purification equipment studies through practical subjects like mechanical engineering experiments, design and drawing, and graduation research. The purpose of the course of Aerospace and Environmental Engineering is to contribute to a workforce that can apply and extend the skills of mechanical engineering to various other fields and industries by utilizing aerospace and environmental studies concepts.

Space chamber (space environment simulator)Space chamber
(space environment simulator)

Space experiment of conductive tether by Tokyo Space experiment of
conductive tether by
Tokyo Metropolitan University/
Shizuoka University/
Kagawa University/JAXA team
(August 31, 2010)
*Click to enlarge the figure.

Optical fiber probe Optical fiber probe (measured the diameter and velocity of bubbles and droplets simultaneously by using laser and optical fiber)

Course of Intelligent Processing and Materials Engineering

 In the course of Intelligent Processing and Materials Engineering there are four general basic studies including: material mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and mechanical dynamics.

 In addition to these basic studies there are special subjects concerning intelligent processing and advanced materials like transportation equipment, robotics and control technology, measurement and information processing, advanced and composite material studies, elastic-plastic analysis, machining, etc. Furthermore, students learn techniques concerning the design and manufacturing of transportation equipment and intelligent machines like industrial robots as well as the design and machining of steel and advanced materials through the aid of hands on experience including mechanical engineering experiments, design and drawing, and graduation research. The purpose of the course of Intelligent Processing and Material Engineering is the development of human resources who can support local industry and leading-edge technology of Japan in the fields of intelligent processing and material technology.

Robot control interface using brain signalsRobot control interface using brain signals

Laser forming process for curved sheet metal partsLaser forming process for
curved sheet metal parts

Course of Opto-Electronics and Precision Engineering

 The course of Opto-Electronics and Precision Engineering provides an interdisciplinary education based on electronic engineering, optical engineering and precision engineering as well as mechanical engineering. Our research addresses fundamental issues related to mechatronics, MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical system), photonics, micro/nano-science, multi-physics, man-machine interface, and wave electronics. Our interdisciplinary curriculum is crafted to produce graduates who have:

  • an excellent broad-based education in scientific and engineering fundamentals necessary for "Intellectual Creation";
  • an aggressive spirit to develop new academic fields;
  • an ability to view the various stages of creation comprehensively

Three-dimensional coordinate measuring machineThree-dimensional coordinate
measuring machine based on
a parallel kinematic mechanism.

Nano-scale processing of a <br>thin film surface using a laser beamNano-scale processing of a
thin film surface using a laser beam

After graduation

 The majority of graduates go on to the master’s course of the graduate school. Students find work in companies in various fields such as automotive, electronic, aerospace, computer, medical, and chemical technologies. Almost 100% of the students find jobs.

Faculty

Course of Aerospace and Environmental Engineering

Professor
Mitsuhiro Fukuta Refrigeration, Fluid Machinery
Fujio Kuwahara Thermal Engineering
Masahiro Nohmi Space Engineering, Mechanical Dynamics
Takayuki Saito Multiphase Flow and Environmental Engineering
Yoshiki Yamagiwa Space Transportation System
Associate Professor
Katsuyoshi Fukiba Aerospace Engineering
Yasushi Kakimoto Thermal Engineering
Takashi Mashiko Nonlinear physics, Fluid dynamics
Makoto Matsui High Temperature Gasdynamics, Plasma Spectroscopy, Space Propulsion
Masaaki Motozawa Fluids Engineering, Functional Fluid
Masayoshi Okamoto Fluid Mechanics
Toshiyuki Sanada Fluids Engineering
Assistant Professor
Shoko Arita Space Structural Engineering
Yoshihiko Sano Thermal Engineering

Course of Intelligent Processing and Materials Engineering

Professor
Kunio Hayakawa Metal Forming Process, Damage Mechanics
Kenjiro T. Miura Computer Aided Geometric Design, Intelligent Light Measurement
Yoshihisa Sakaida Strength and Fracture of Materials, Material Strength Design
Yoshinobu Shimamura Mechanics of Composite Materials
Shigekazu Tanaka Plastic Forming
Keiichiro Tohgo Mechanics and Strength of Materials
Takao Torii Vibration Theory
Associate Professor
Tomotaka Ito Robotics
Yuichi Kobayashi Robotics
Katsuhiko Sakai Machining Technology
Shin Usuki 3D measurement and inspection
Kengo Yoshida Mechanics of materials
Assistant Professor
Tomoyuki Fujii Strength of Materials
Hiroki Kurita Composite materials, Mechanical properties
Masayuki Shimizu Robotics
Hiroo Shizuka Machining Technology

Course of Opto-electronic and Precision Engineering

Professor
Hideki Asai Electronics & Information Systems Engineering
Yoshinobu Ebisawa Vision System Measurements
Gen Hashiguchi Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
Norihisa Hiromoto Terahertz and Infrared Technology
Futoshi Iwata Opto-Precision Measurement, Nano-Craft Technology
Yoshimasa Kawata Applied Physics, Applied Optics, Nanophotonics
Jun Kondoh Wave Electronics
Hongpu Li Optoelectronics
Takaaki Oiwa Precision Mechanism, Precision Measurement, Mechatronics
Osamu Suenaga Human Factors, Control Engineering
Associate Professor
Junichi Asama Precision Mechatronics, Bearingless Motor
Yasuhisa Hayashi Elastic Wave
Wataru Inami Photonics, Advanced Microscopy
Atsushi Nakamura Opto-electronic Materials and Devices
Rui Shogenji Optical Information Processing
Masanori Takeda Terahertz Electronics
Saroj Tripathi Terahertz Photonics
Assistant Professor
Kiyotaka Fukumoto Ergonomics, Measurement and Control Engineering
Tadatoshi Sekine Mechatronics, Information and Systems Engineering,Numerical Analysis