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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Course: Mechanical Engineering Science, Mechano-Informatics and Systems
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

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Molecular Thermal Fluid Engineering Group

Micro-scale analysis on thermo-fluid phenomena in high Knudsen number flows

  • Prof. Tomohide Niimi
  • Assoc. Prof. Hiroki Yamaguchi
  • Assoc. Prof. Yu Matsuda

Research in our group focuses on micro-scale analysis of high Knudsen number flows, such as low density flows and micro/nano flows. Optical measurement techniques based on the absorption and the emission of photons by molecules, and molecular simulation techniques of molecular dynamics (MD) and direct simulation Monte-Carlo (DSMC) are employed. Our group aims to clarify the “specific” characteristics in high Knudsen number flows.

Molecular Thermal Fluid Engineering Group
  • LEFT)Number density distribution of a supersonic freejet by LIF
  • RIGHT)Pressure distribution of a micro nozzle by PSMF and DSMC

◆ Non-intrusive measurement technique on gaseous flows
◆ Micro thermo-fluid structure measurement by pressure-sensitive molecular film (PSMF)
◆ Unsteady flow measurement by Pressure-Sensitive Paint
◆ Experimental and numerical analyses on gas-surface interaction
◆ Effect of wall surface on micro thermo-fluid field

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