Thermal and Fluid System Group
Temperature distribution exists in the living Universe. Where there is temperature distribution, there is heat transfer. Thus heat transfer is coeval with the living Universe.
Environmental problems, such as global warming and urban heat island phenomenon, are typical examples of heat transfer problems; heat can not escape smoothly from the Earth or from urban areas. Fluid flow, such as atmospheric general circulation, usually affects the heat transfer phenomena. Thermal and fluid phenomena also play an important role in solving global environmental problems, because they are a part of all energy systems.
To utilize skillfully the thermal and fluids phenomena, our group is conducting the development of important elementary components, development of control technology and system optimization on the thermal and fluids systems. Specifically, the followings are ongoing:
- Research and development on combined power generation systems with solid oxide fuel cells and Starling engines
- Research and development on advanced utilization systems for unused thermal energy
- Research on highly functional low temperature heat transport media
- Research on environment-friendly heat pump systems
- Research on ground source heat pump systems
- Research on thermal energy storage systems
- Research on controlling, measuring, and evaluating methods for thermal and fluids phenomena
- Research on micro-bubble application technology
Our group is aiming to contribute to the development of key technology for advanced thermal and fluids systems through the research on thermal and fluids phenomena and the development of control technology.
|Group Leader:||Satoshi HIRANO|
|Staff:||Fumio TAKEMURA, Naoki ENDO, Satoshi SOMEYA, Takaaki INADA, Shinya KAMIYAMA, Nariyoshi KOBAYASHI, Sanyo TAKAHASHI, Rie TAKANASHI, Toshie KOYAMA, Masae MATSUMOTO, Nukumi NAKANE, Rie FUJISAKI, Mitsuru KERA, Aimi SAKATA, Kahori SUZUKI|
|Collaborator:||Lotfi SEGHOUANI, Koji MORITA, Kunio FUNAKOSHI, Hideko OYAMA, Hirofumi DAIGUUJI, Toshinori MAKUTA, RI Yanrong, Keiko ISHII, Hikari YANAGIHARA|
Advanced Thermal and Fluid System for Distributed Energy System