Mechanical Systems Engineering Laboratories

Fluid Engineering Laboratory

Basic Information


Professor Taro Handa / Associate Professor Yasumasa Watanabe


Optical diagnostics of complicated flow phenomena and development of the actuators for flow control

Using laser diagnostic techniques and molecular sensors, we study complicated phenomena of micro- and macro-scale flows appearing in various flow devices, for example, MEMS devices, air-breathing engines, and so on. We also develop the methods of active flow control.

Research Themes

-Study on phenomena peculiar to high-speed microflows and their engineering applications
-Development of molecular sensor for measuring high-speed unsteady flows
-Study on active flow control with high-frequency momentum addition
-Development of microjet actuators oscillating at high frequencies

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