|Goals and objectives||Course Outcomes|
|1.||Students should be able to gain understanding of advanced topics on mechanical engineering.||
|2.||Students should be able to gain understanding of a broad view of mechanical engineering analysis and design.||
|3.||Students should be able to give presentations on a topic on mechanical engineering in English.||
|Class schedule||HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.)||Amount of Time Required|
|1.||Microfluidic Device Design
(Prof. N. Futai)
The main content is experiencing flow/diffusion simulations (using ANSYS/Fluent) of the sperm sorter, one of typical and famous microfluidic devices. Basics in various microfluidic devices, typical fabrication processes, and the background and the operational principle of the sperm sorter will be reviewed beforehand.
|2.||Active control of fluid flow (Prof. K. Tsunoda)
Basics of a flow control method will be discussed.
|3.||Non-intrusive flow measurements (Prof. Y. Yahagi)
Measuring the velocity or flow rate without disturbing the flow to be measured. Ultrasounds are successfully used.
|4.||Scale effects of hydrodynamics and heat transfer
(Assoc. Prof. M. Tange)
Governing equations of heat transfer are overviewed and its scale effects are discussed especially in microscale phenomena.
|5.||Electrostatic separation (Prof. M. Saeki)
The electrostatic separation technique for recycling and food safety is overviewed.
|6.||The advanced control theory and applications related robotics (Prof. Y. Uchimura)||Report preparation||190分|
|7.||Recent topic about solid mechanics (Assoc. Prof. K. Sakaue)||Report preparation||190分|
|8.||Fundamentals of Optics and Applications (Prof. J. Yamada)
Emission of radiation, electromagnetic waves and its interference, scattering by small particles will be discussed.
To be announced (Prof. U. Rajagopalan)
|9.||Fluid dynamics in gas phase chemical reactions and aerosol technology (Prof. Y. Suwa)||Report preparation||190分|
|Bring a scientific calculator.||0分|
|10.||Topics on strength evaluation of materials by loading type. (Prof. T. Utsunomiya)
The simple material tests using light material and comparison method of tensile and bending strength will be discussed.
|Review of tensile test and three-point bending test.||190分|
|Bring a scientific calculator.|
|11.||Laser Precise Microfabrication (Prof. S. Matsuo)
Materials processing techniques using lasers will be introduced, especially micro to nanometer scale techniques.
|12.||Introduction to the electron theory of metals (Prof. Y. Ishii)||Report preparation||190分|
|13.||Presentation method and 1st review on the presentation
Introduction to Turbulent Flows (Assoc. Prof. K. Shirai)
Fundamental aspects of turbulent flows is lectured based on phenomenological and statistical points of view. Applications and research challenges on turbulent flows will be introduced.
Submit preliminary version for the final presentation. The presentation will be checked.
|Report and Presentation Preparation||190分|
|14.||Final presentation and discussion (All faculty members)||Presentation Preparation||300分|
|Reports||First Presentation||Final Presentation||Total.|
|Work experience||Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable|