Thermal Energy Engineering

In recent years, issues such as global warming caused by carbon dioxide levels, air pollution caused by exhaust emissions and the depletion of energy resources have become major problems for society. In the Thermal Energy Engineering course at the Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, research is undertaken into areas such as environmentally-friendly thermal engines and the fundamental properties of the materials which serve as the platform for energy-saving technologies. Because National Defense Academy (NDA) students have numerous opportunities to be involved in operating, maintaining and developing engines for motor vehicles, ships and aircraft after graduating, the course provides students in the Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering and School of Humanities and Social Sciences with practical instruction using actual turbo jet engines, reciprocating engines and Stirling engines, which will be of service to such students in their work following graduation.


Professor:KAGAWA, Noboru

Current Teaching:Thermodynamics, Internal Combustion Engines, Gas turbines, Exercise of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Science and Engineering Guide, Outline of Stirling Engines, Thermal Energy Engineering

Research Interest:Thermophysical Properties, Energy Technology, Combustion Engineering, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineering

Keywords:Refrigerant, Specific Heat Capacity, Coefficient of Viscosity, Stirling Engine, Burning Velocity



Assistant professor:MATSUGUCHI, Atsushi

Current Teaching:Internal Combustion Engines, Mechanical Systems Design and DrawingⅡ、Exercise of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Science and Engineering Guide, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory

Research Interest:Thermophysical Properties, Heat Transfer Engineering, Energy Technology

Keywords:Refrigerant, Specific Heat Capacity, Stirling Engine