Fluid dynamic problems are analyzed and applications of fluid on machineries are investigated. Especially, fluid visualization techniques are featured for analysis and micro and nano fluidics devices are developed.
Various phenomena including lubrication and combustion are studied in order to improve performance of Internal Combustion Engines and to reduce toxic exhaust gas. By developing original measurement methods, engines are tested and various phenomena are investigated along with theoretical analysis.
In order to develop advanced hybrid materials and structural materials which are used in aircraft and automobile structure, basic research is conducted concerning static and dynamic mechanical properties and fatigue characteristics.
As an example of "shock and response" about automobile mechanical structure and human body, in this course, the collision safety performance is studied in order to protect passenger and pedestrian.@Application of modeling and control system designed by modern control theory and non-linear robust control theory for the improvement of vehicles dynamics and control, oil hydraulic and pneumatic system is also studied.
Development and analysis of new functional and structural materials, such as world first original boride base hard materials, light metals, thermoelectric materials, and inorganic-organic composite materials. These research items contribute to natural resources saving. Another focus is characteristics and new evaluation methods of fatigue for steels and surface modified materials.
Developments of surface finishing methods taking into consideration of environmental preservation and safer recycling methods of waste materials. Studies on advanced machining methods for precise grinding, polishing and shot-peening and their applications such as dental materials.