The Ocean Engineering Laboratory undertakes research aimed at estimating wave exciting forces and loads for a wide range of floating structures ranging from ships to oil platforms and similar floating bodies, and to examine the strength of such structures.
Thermal Energy Engineering
The Laboratory provides experiment-centered education using real equipment including turbo jet engines, reciprocating engines and stirling engines.
The Fluid System course undertakes education and research into devices and systems that use fluids.
The course provides systematic education and research over a domain ranging from basic dynamic problems
(centering on kinematics, vibrational dynamics and vehicle dynamics) to application including mechanism design,
control system design and ergonomics.
The Control Engineering course undertakes research into motion control and motion planning making skillful use of dynamics (including fictitious forces and friction), with the aim of developing improved manipulative abilities in robots.
The Control Engineering Laboratory provides education on precision machining and precision measurement, as well as working to define and resolve issues pertaining to precision machinery, precision measurements and the processing of the components of precision machinery in order to ensure the high levels of accuracy and efficiency that are required in this field.
The Naval Architecture course provides education on basic naval architecture as well as into the resistance, propulsion and movement of bodies in both static water and waves, while also undertaking theoretical, practical and numerical research into the fluid dynamics of ships.
The Seamanship Laboratory undertakes research on guidance and control of ocean vehicles such as warships, merchant ships and underwater vehicles. At the Laboratory, students learn a methodology on guidance and control, and verify the validity based on numerical experiments, model experiments and onboard experiments. Keywords for some of the most important research currently being undertaken at the Laboratory are gcollision avoidance,h gprevention of capsizing,h gprediction of slammingh and grudder-roll stabilization auto pilot system.h
Mechanical Systems Engineering