Course title
Advanced Course on Mechanical Engineering

SHIRAI Katsuaki

ISHII Yasuyuki


SAEKI Masato
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SAKAUE Kenichi

SAWA Takekazu

SUWA Yoshihide

TANGE Manabu


FUTAI Nobuyuki

MATSUO Shigeki


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.
Class schedule
Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
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 preparation 190minutes
Active control of fluid flow (Prof. K. Tsunoda)
Basics of a flow control method will be discussed.
Non-intrusive flow measurements (Prof. Y. Yahagi)
Measuring the velocity or flow rate without disturbing the flow to be measured. Ultrasounds are successfully used.
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.
Electrostatic separation (Prof. M. Saeki)
The electrostatic separation technique for recycling and food safety is overviewed.
The advanced control theory and applications related robotics (Prof. Y. Uchimura)
Recent topic about solid mechanics (Assoc. Prof. K. Sakaue)
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)
Fluid dynamics in gas phase chemical reactions and aerosol technology (Prof. Y. Suwa)
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.
Laser Precise Microfabrication (Prof. S. Matsuo)
Materials processing techniques using lasers will be introduced, especially micro to nanometer scale techniques.
Introduction to the electron theory of metals (Prof. Y. Ishii)
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.
Final presentation and discussion (All faculty members)
- - 190minutes
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 two presentations on “advanced topics relevant to mechanical engineering”. Both presentations should cover the same topics: the second (final) presentation (contributes 30%) should be an improvement of the first one (contributes 20%).

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.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
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Textbooks and reference materials
No specific textbook is required. Reference material will be provided by each lecturer.
Some lectures require basic knowledge of mechanical engineering.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • There will be Q&A time after classes.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal skills
  • 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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