Mechanical systems with high performance are developed by the analysis and the computer. High power, force, velocity and position are control object of oil hydraulic servo systems. New advanced computer-based control methods for car drift control, static electronic actuator control and electromagnetic actuator control are investigated.
Study of material/structure strength that is directly related to the safety of the machinery in use. Experiments and analytical simulation from the point of view of fracture mechanics. Strength evaluation of materials and machine elements by using X-ray diffraction. Development of dynamic X-ray stress analysis.
Measurement is the first step of the engineering. Electronic measurement enables computer automated measurement, data processing, and image processing. Applied laser optical measurement and pulse ultrasonic measurement are studied.
The Robot Technology group is active in design, modeling and control of humanoid robots, home robots and space robots, with special emphasis on energy efficient control methods. The Assistive Technology group focuses on the design and analysis of various mechanisms for rehabilitation devices.
Heat, energy and mass transfer in thermal and fluid engineering fields are investigated on turbine, aircraft engine, electric and electronic machinery, and automobile engine with experiment and numerical analysis. Recent research theme deals with the technology based on bio-thermo and fluid dynamics.
Aiming at the creation of a new technological application field and the innovative spacecraft systems, we are studying on large and/or ultra-light deployable space structures. We are developing a novel non-combustion propulsion system to construct a small launch system as well.