Graduate School of Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Advanced Materials Structural Engineering LaboratoryWebsite of the Laboratory 【In Japanese】
Join us with ambition to study novel and advanced materials or structures for ecological bright future
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- Fatigue mechanisms and new systems for high durable and ecological polymer composites.
- Crack growth and interactions mechanisms in mechanical structure.
- Development of advanced composite materials with high performances and properties for industrial applications.
- Power transmitting mechanisms for CVT (Continuous Variable Transmissions) using metal and conventional V belts.
We believe, our laboratory is ahead in some branches of technology for developing new
ecological polymer composites, high durable carbon fiber composites, novel structural system of CVT transmission
with superior property and other effective concept for mechanical designs. Relating to our studies, at least ten
papers are published annually in not only major domestic journals but also in a number of international journals.
Our laboratory has some collaboration with several companies to conduct specific researches related to the above subjects. We have also special subjects supported by the National Science Fund provided by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. Co-sponsorships with industry are welcomed as long as the results will be published in the future. International students are also welcomed. Do not hesitate to contact us.
- Study on improvement method of strength for Eco-composites using natural Bamboo fiber
- Surface treatment method of Bamboo shoot skin fiber for BFRP (Bamboo Fiber Reinforced Plastics)
- Development of bamboo fiber paper with high specific strength and stiffness
- Development of advanced carbon fiber composites using CNF (Cellulose Nano Fiber)
- Proposing a novel approach for joining CFRP structures with bolt fasteners
- Investigation of creep characteristics of advanced composites
- Characterization of fiber/matrix interface under various strain speed conditions
- Novel approach in evaluation of fatigue damage progression of woven fabric composites under cyclic loading.
- Development of novel C/C Composite (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Carbon Composite) with added fine glass fiber
- Study on power transmitting mechanisms of metal V-belt type CVT
- Improvement of power transmitting efficiency of rubber V-belt type CVT for motorcycles
- Estimation of power loss and prediction of shifting gradient considering elastic deformation of metal V-belt type CVT
- Crack propagation due to cyclic impact loading and local deformation in rubber conveyor belt for civil engineering
- Research on reliability and durability of structural adhesive
- Development of high precision image based measurement system for material testing
- Mechanics of Materials
- Structural Engineering
- Linear and Hyper Elastic Mechanics
- Strength and Fracture Mechanics of Composites Materials
- Crack and Damage Mechanics
- Mechanics of Power Transmission Systems
- Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)
- Finite Element Method (FEM)