Department of Production and Civil Engineering

   Production and life bases responding to information technology innovation and an aging society with fewer children have to be made secure for sustainable human development. Construction of a recycling-oriented society by long- and short-term strategies is demanded from the aspect of a stable energy supply on a global mass scale with protection of global and local environments.

   For such needs, the Department of Production and Civil Engineering offers a program of education and research on mechanical engineering and civil engineering. The department is composed of three divisions. Production Engineering is related to producing value-added mechanical devices in a competitive market under sustainable human development while considering the global environment. Civil Engineering is related to the measurement and planning of the construction and maintenance of life and production bases while considering disaster-prevention and security. Welfare System Engineering is related to the development of assistive devices for aged and disabled persons, as regional environments prepare for an aging society with fewer children.

Division of Production System Engineering

   This program of education and research has relevance to the development of automatic control systems involving electronic and information technologies and the flexible man-machine system. It also covers theories and their applications on high-efficiency energy conversion machinery based on thermal and fluid engineering, and the evaluation of advanced materials and the ultraprecision measurement system with an atomic level of accuracy. This division aims at training researchers and engineers with advanced technology that will contribute to the construction of a sustainable growth society.

Division of Civil Engineering

   This program of education and research has relevance to structural analysis and design of public constructs that constitute a social base. It evaluates mechanical properties of structural materials such as steel, concrete, carbon fiber, polymer, and a composite structure composed of various materials. It also provides education and research on measures and planning on the construction and maintenance of life and production bases, i.e., traffic planning, regional environment planning, soil engineering, water environment conservation and disaster-prevention technology prepared for global environmental change. This division aims at training researchers and engineers contributing to construction and maintenance of an infrastructure at this time of globalism.

Division of Welfare System Engineering

   In an aging society with fewer children, it is necessary to create a social environment where people can live safely and comfortably while production takes place. Research on the construction of welfare-oriented city and community, and the development of mechanical systems with a barrier-free concept is thus required. Our program of education and research has relevance to the improvement of motor functions and the development of assistive devices for aged and disabled persons on the basis of automatic control systems and vibration control. This division aims at training researchers and engineers with hardware and software technologies that contribute to human society.

Division Production System Engineering
Field of Instruction and Research Quality Faculty Member Instruction Subject
Theory of Elasticity

Strategic Method of Eco-products Design by Sophisticated Usage of Elastic Materials, and Developing Method of the Computer Code

  Elastic Material Systems and Engineering Design

Analysis of Mechanical Behavior of Advanced Composites and Material Systems based on Physical Modelling

Yotsugi Shibuya
Mechanics of Materials for Systems

Structures of Excited States in Atomic Molecules and Nuclear Clusters Studied by the Normal Modes of Motions (Characteristic Vibrations)

Eiji Uegaki *1
Mechanics for Vibrational Modes in Clusters

Experimental Investigations of Magnetic Materials using a Pulsed Magnetic Field

  Magnetic Properties of Condensed Matter Physics

Experimental Investigations of Nanostructured Magnetic Materials

Associate Prof.
Yoshiyuki Yamamoto
Nano magnetic Materials

Raman Spectroscopic Characterization
and Fabrication of Subsurface Structure

Associate Prof.
Makoto Yamaguchi
Characterization of
Subsurface structure
Mechanical Strength, Measurement and Control Engineering

Evaluation Method and Improvement of Joining Strength on New Engineering Materials

Osamu Kamiya
Joining of Engineering Materials

Design of the Measurement System at the Micrometer to Nanometer Domain

Associate Prof.
Eiki Okuyama
Ultraprecision Measurement System

Scanning Probe Microscopy for Chacacterization of Micro/Nano Materials

Mikio Muraoka
Micro/Nano Material Engineering

Machining Technology for Improvement of Engineering Materials Surface and Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Improved Surface.

Associate Prof.
Mamoru Takahashi
Advanced Surface Processing Engineering

Integrated Optimal Design of Structural and Control Systems

  Control Engineering for Production
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Engineering Ecodesign and Eco-efficiency Analysys
of Manufacturing Processes, Products,
Product-Service Systems, Businesses, and Social Systems.
Nozomu Mishima
Special Theory on
Systems Ecodesign
Basic Theoretical Instruction and Investigation for Heat and Mass Transfer associated with Freezing/Melting of Phase Change Materials used for Low Temperature Thermal Energy Strage Systems   Low Temperature Thermal Energy Strage Engineering

Convection Heat and Mass Transfer in Fluid Saturated Porous Media Encountered in Developing Geothermal Resources

Makoto Tago
Thermal Energy Conversion

Fluid Phenomena in Unsteady Flow and Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Fluid Motion

Associate Prof.
Hiroaki Hasegawa
Advanced Applied Fluid Mechanics

Correlation between Heat Transfer Enhancement and Transition of Fluid Flow

Associate Prof.
Takahiro Adachi
Heat Transfer Enhancement
Division Civil Engineering
Field of Instruction and Research Quality Faculty Member Instruction Subject

Structural Materials and Structural Analysis

Construction Materials Including Concrete Polymer Composites, and Advanced Materials

Hidenobu Tokushige
Advanced Construction Materials

Mechanics and Numerical Analysis of Composite Structures

Associate Prof.
Humihiko Gotou
Numerical Analysis
Regional System Engineering

Settlement and Failure of Soft Soil Ground

Hiroshi Oikawa *1
Geotechnical Engineering

Deformation and Failure of Geomaterials

Associate Prof.
Toshihiro Ogino
Soil Mechanics

Comprehension of Natural Environment and Mitigation of Disasters in Rivers and Coasts

Hideo Matsutomi
Environmental Hydraulics
Disaster Assessment on Regional preparedness for Tsunamis, Storm Surges and Floods   Engineering of Welfare Transportation System

Design of an Urban Transportation System and a Welfare City

Hidekatsu Hamaoka
Regional Traffic Engineering
Associate Prof.
Satoru Hino
Regional Infrastructure Planning
Division Welfare System Engineering
Field of Instruction and Research Quality Faculty Member Instruction Subject
Human Welfare Engineering Environmental Functions and Control Techniques of Disaster Prevention in Rivers and Coasts   Environmental Hydraulics Engineering
Control Engineering for the Human Body

Dynamic Analysis and Control of a Bio-mechanical System related to Welfare Equipment and Sports

Control Methods of Actuators for Assisting Handicapped and Senior Persons

Hitoshi Doki
Control Engineering for Biomechanisms

Design Method and its Application of the Intelligent Control System and the Digital Control System

Akihiro Naganawa
Intelligent and Digital Control Systems
The Education and Research on the Elucidation of a Physical Movement Mechanism, and the Application to its Medical Treatment and Welfare Field Associate Prof.
Takehiro Iwami
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Fluid Mechanics Numerical Analysis and Model Study on Biomedical Fluid Systems Prof.
Masahide Nakamura
Biomedical Fluid Mechanics
Structural Materials Engineering

Education and Study on the Theory and Experiments of Fracture Mechanisms and Mechanical Properties of Materials on the basis of Fracture Mechanics,
Strength of Materials and Damage Mechanics

  Fracture and Strength of Materials

A dynamics characteristic of viscoelastic materials and functional materials, and vibration decrement theory

  Damper and Damping Design Engineering

Analysis of Properties for Reflection, Dispersion and Pulse Propagation of the Elastic Waves for Homogeneous and Graded Inhomogeneous Materials

  Structural Elastic Engineering

*1 This professor will retire by the mandatory retirement regulation in March 2015.