Graduate School of Science and Technology
Kumamoto University
2-39-1 Kurokami, Chuo-ku,
Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
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Mechanical System Engineering

“Mechanical System Engineering” aims to foster engineers and researchers possessing advanced professional abilities to figure out issues relating to various mechanical systems from multidisciplinary viewpoints of the complex society, environment and energy, etc. Therefore, our education and research try to improve their expertise and awareness, and to develop their ability to resolve the problems through fundamental and applied researches on material characterisation and measurement, machine design, manufacturing, measurement and control of mechanical systems, and efficient uses of thermal and fluid energies, etc.

Educational Goals
“Mechanical System Engineering” fosters human resources possessing advanced professional abilities to figure out various issues relating to mechanical systems from multidisciplinary viewpoints of the complex society, environment and energy, etc. Therefore, our education and research improve their expertise and awareness, and develops their ability to resolve the problems through fundamental and applied research on various mechanical systems.

Educational Characteristics

Intelligent Machine Design and Manufacturing

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Biomicro systems and biomicro fabrication techniques

“Intelligent Machine Design and Manufacturing” is organized into three laboratories which are Precision Processing Laboratory; Strength of Materials for Machine Design Laboratory; and Intelligent Machine Manufacturing Laboratory. Our teaching and research programs are aimed at establishment of high-level design, production and machining processes for machines and mechanical elements in the industrial fields. We cover all of the core disciplinary areas of mechanical engineering including high-reliability strength calculation of machine design, quantity evaluation of mechanical components, ultra-precision machining technique, machine manufacturing technology, and so on.

Intelligent Systems for Measurement and Control

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Autonomous quadrotor helicopter platform

“Intelligent Systems for Measurement and Control” consists of the following four laboratories: Instrumentation and Measurement; Intelligent Dynamical Systems; Intelligent Control; and Robotics. Our research interests cover the measurement of physical quantities, measurement systems, signal processing, control theory, control of structural vibrations and robotics. The programme ranges from fundamental theories to the art for the development of intelligent mechanical systems, and provides the knowledge and skills required for a career as a mechanical engineer.

Thermal and Fluids Engineering

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Visualization device for heat pipe experiments

The issues of global energy and environment in future are of great concern. The mechanical systems and devices concerning thermal and fluid energies are, therefore, strongly required to be less environmental pollution, less energy consumption, and more safety. Three laboratories, Fluids Engineering, Thermal Engineering and Fluid Machinery, conduct educations and studies accounting for such requirements.

Mechanical Science

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Development of the shock test equipment to a satellite (The satellite of a photograph is ARTSAT2 “DESPATCH” developed by Tama art university and Tokyo university)

“Mechanical Sciences” is composed of three laboratories, Materials Reliability Engineering; Precision Forming and Process Tribology; and Safety Enviromental Science. Education and research are conducted on the phenomena related to behavior of materials under extreme conditions such as high temperature, high pressure and impulsive pressure. Generation and control of shock waves, process tribology, precise forming and localized extremely large strain have been studied in these laboratories.

Classes

Machine-System Design Course
Advances Theory of Precision Processing Technology
Advanced Machine Design
Advanced Machining
Lubricated System in Mechanical Engineering
Advanced Manufacturing Processing
Advanced Fluids Engineering I
Advanced Fluids Engineering II
Advanced Thermal Engineering I
Advanced Thermal Engineering II
Advanced Thermal Engineering III
Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations
Theory of Energy Conversion
Advanced Shock Dynamics
Advanced Material Processing Technology
Advanced Strength and Fracture Design
Multiphase Science and Technology
Design and Fabrication of Micro/Nano Devices
Graduate Seminar in Machine-System Design I
Graduate Seminar in Machine-System Design II
Intelligent Machine Course
Strength of Materials for Machine Design
Advanced Mechanics of Materials Processing
Advanced Welding Engineering
Intelligent Mobile Machines
Measurement and Instrumentation Physics
Advanced Vibration Engineering
Advanced Intelligent Systems
Advanced Control Engineering
Advanced Mechatronics
Advanced Machine Intelligence
Computer Aided Mechanics
Advanced Mechanics of Materials
Advanced Metalworking Engineering
Advanced Course of Solid State Physics
Advanced Solid Mechanics
Product Design
Dynamic Behavior of Materials
Graduate Seminar in Intelligent Machine and Mechanics I
Graduate Seminar in Intelligent Machine and Mechanics II
All Courses
Advanced Engineering Mathematics I
Advanced Engineering Mathematics II