Course title
Advanced course on Mechanical Engineering

SHIRAI Katsuaki


ISHII Yasuyuki

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SAEKI Masato

SAKAUE Kenichi

SAWA Takekazu

SUWA Yoshihide

TANGE Manabu


FUTAI Nobuyuki Click to show questionnaire result at 2017

MATSUO Shigeki

YAHAGI Yuji Click to show questionnaire result at 2016


Course description
The course covers advanced topics of mechanical engineering provided by omnibus lectures of all faculties of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Students will then present oral presentation(s) on assigned topics of advanced and/or applied mechanical engineering.
Purpose of class
The course will provide introductions of some advanced topics relevant to the mechanical engineering and guidelines for technical presentation. The course is an opportunity for English speakers to gain understanding mechanical engineering, or for Japanese students to study engineering topics in English.
Goals and objectives
  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.
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Reports First Presentation Final Presentation Total.
1. 25% 5% 5% 35%
2. 25% 5% 10% 40%
3. 5% 20% 25%
Total. 50% 15% 35% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Students should submit a report on the topics each instructor assigns by one week after each lecture. The reports contribute 50%.
There will be a presentation on “advanced topics relevant to mechanical engineering” that contributes 50%.

This course will give a pass mark (60 points) to students who have successfully submitted all reports and gave two presentations of appropriate perfection levels.

Any student failed to submit four or more of after-lecture reports will receive NO credit.
Any student skipping any of presentations will receive NO credit.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Syllabus overview
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.

Bring your preliminary version of the presentation. The presentation will be checked.
Report preparation 190minutes
2. Active control of fluid flow (Prof. K. Tsunoda)
Basics of a flow control method will be discussed.
Report preparation 190minutes
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.
Report preparation 190minutes
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.
Report preparation 190minutes
5. Electrostatic separation (Prof. M. Saeki)
The electrostatic separation technique for recycling and food safety is overviewed.
Report preparation 190minutes
6. The advanced control theory and applications related robotics (Prof. Y. Uchimura) Report preparation 190minutes
7. Recent topic about solid mechanics (Prof. K. Sakaue) Report preparation 190minutes
8. Sensing and monitoring technologies of machining processes (Prof. T. Sawa) Report preparation 190minutes
9. Fluid dynamics in gas phase chemical reactions and aerosol technology (Prof. Y. Suwa) Report preparation 190minutes
Bring a scientific calculator. 0minutes
10. An Introduction to Turbulence and Its Transports Phenomena (Assoc. Prof. T. Kawata) Review of tensile test and three-point bending test. 190minutes
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.
Report preparation 190minutes
12. Introduction to the electron theory of metals (Prof. Y. Ishii) Report preparation 190minutes
13. Presentation method and 1st review on the presentation

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.
Report and Presentation Preparation 190minutes
14. Final presentation and discussion (N. Futai) Presentation Preparation 300minutes
Total. - - 2770minutes
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in outside of the class (ScombZ, mail, etc.)
Textbooks and reference materials
No textbook required.
Some lectures require basic knowledge of mechanical engineering.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • There will be Q&A time after class.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
N/A 該当しない
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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