[Complex Flow]New Fluid Science for Understanding, Prediction and Control of Complex Flow and Transport Phenomena

Strategic Objective

Comprehensive understanding and advanced prediction and control of complex transport phenomena

Research supervisor


Susumu Goto(Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)


 This research area aims to build a foundation for new fluid science that will help us to fundamentally clarify complex flow and transport phenomena and to establish more accurate predictions and advanced methods of control. To do this, we will make full use of environments and techniques for numerical flow simulation, which have undergone remarkable development in recent years; flow measurement techniques; and applied mathematical techniques that analyze the vast amounts of data obtained through these.
 More specifically, we target research on all kinds of flow and transport phenomena, including momentum, heat, and materials transport due to turbulence; flow accompanying chemical reactions such as combustion; various environmental flow phenomena; flow and transport phenomena in living organisms; the transport and transfer phenomena of a variety of complex fluids; and transport phenomena of electromagnetic fluids. We will apply traditional fluid mechanics analysis techniques to these phenomena, but we will also make use of applied mathematical analysis, data science, numerical simulations, new experiments and measurement techniques, and more. By then mutually applying the knowledge gained by increasing the depth of research, we will contribute to the discovery of clues relating to the clarification of complex flow and transport phenomena, as well as the development of new fluid science that makes use of the strengths of each field.
 Taking complex flow and transport as keywords, we will introduce perspectives with overarching views of several fields related to fluid dynamics in a broad sense, and encourage proactive interdisciplinary exchange between young researchers.

Research Area Advisors

Soshi Kawai Professor, School of Engineering, Tohoku University
Yoshinobu Kawahara Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University
Takashi Sakajo Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Kenji Tadakuma General Manager, Advanced Project Promotion Division, Toyota Motor Corporation
Mamoru Tanahashi Professor, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Koji Nagata Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
Yuji Hattori Professor, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University
Koji Fukagata Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Nobuyuki Matubayasi Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
Tomo-Hiko Watanabe Professor, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University

Research Projects

  1. Year Started : 2021
  2. Year Started : 2022
  3. Year Started : 2023

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