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Name SHIMANO Kenjiro
Official Title Professor
Affiliation Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering
Profile I have been working on numerical and experimental analysis of fluid flow and heat transfer in my research career. When I was a postgraduate student at the University of Tokyo, I devoted myself to the development of a new technique of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for massively parallel computing. After obtaining my PhD in 1996, I started my academic career at Tokyo University of Science where I had a chance to gain a lot of experience in experimental research of turbomachinery. Another opportunity to extend the range of my research interest came quickly after I moved to Tokyo City University (former Musashi Institute of Technology) in 1999: I became involved in projects related to automotive technology such as heat analysis in internal combustion engines and vehicle aerodynamics. I currently put my research focus on a wide range of numerical and experimental studies in biomechanics such as modelling of thrombogenesis in intracranial aneurysms, cardiovascular haemodynamics and heat transfer in the human abdomens.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. Haemodynamics and thrombus formation in cerebral aneurysms

    The wall shear stress distribution in cerebral aneurysms is investigated by computational fluid dynamics so that aneurysms doomed to rupture can be detected. Thrombus formation, one of the typical pathological phenomena in cerebral aneurysms is also experimentally examined.

  2. Correlation between quantity of visceral fat and abdominal skin temperature

    As fat has a heat conductivity lower than bone, skin, bowels and muscle, the temperature distribution over the abdominal circumference is considered to have a correlation with the amount of visceral fat responsible for some deadly diseases such as diabetes and myocardial ischemia. In this project, the correlation is investigated with patient-specific heat transfer models.

Representative Papers
  1. (1) Vulnerability to shear stress caused by altered peri-endothelial matrix is a key feature of Moyamoya disease, Scientific Reports, Vol.21, Article number: 1552, January 2021. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-81282-9
  2. (2) Understanding of boundary conditions imposed at multiple outlets in computational haemodynamic analysis of cerebral aneurysm, Journal of Biorheology, Vol.33, No.2, pp.32-42, December 2019. doi:10.17106/jbr.33.32
  3. (3) Two Diverse Hemodynamic Forces, a Mechanical Stretch and a High Wall Shear Stress, Determine Intracranial Aneurysm Formation, Translational Stroke Research, February 2019. doi:10.1007/s12975-019-0690-y
  4. (4) In vitro measurement of platelet adhesion to intact endothelial cells under low shear conditions, Biorheology, Vol.54, No.2-4, pp.51-65, February 2018. doi:10.3233/BIR-17139
  5. (5) Slowness of flow and resultant thrombus formation in cerebral aneurysms, Journal of Biorheology, Vol.24, No.2, pp.47-55, April 2011. doi:10.1007/s12573-011-0028-1
  6. (6) A Numerical study of Blood Flow Patterns in Cerebral Aneurysms and the Causal Relationship with Platelet Aggregation, International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics, Vol.5, No.2, pp.122-141, June 2010. doi:10.2495/DNE-V5-N2-122-141
  7. (7) Wind Tunnel Testing of JSAE Standard Low-aerodynamic-drag Vehicle Body Using 1/5 Scale Model, Review of Automotive Engineering, Vol.30, No.1, pp.51-60, January 2009. doi:10.11351/jsaereview.30.51
  8. (8)Direct Heat Loss to Combustion Chamber Walls in a D.I. Diesel Engine, International Journal of Engine Research, Vol.6, pp.119-135, March 2005. doi:10.1243/146808705X7428
  9. (9) Incompressible Navier-Stokes solver using extrapolation method suitable for massively parallel computing, Computational Mechanics, Vol.23, No.20, pp.172-181, March 1999. doi:10.1007/s004660050398
Award June 2010: Excellent Paper Award, Japanese Society of Biorheology
August 2009: Award for Contribution to Technical Committee Activity, Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE)
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Recruitment of research assistant(s) No
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) Japanese Society of Biorheology (director)
Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (member)
Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (member)
Japan Society of Fluid Dynamics (member)
Education Field (Undergraduate level) Fluid mechanics, Thermodynamics, Mechanical systemes design
Education Field (Graduate level) Numerical analysis in thermo-fluid mechanics