1. Performance Improvement of Electromagnetic Energy Systems
Real-time computational simulation on the rapid transient cooling process
has been conducted for the insulation capacity improvement of a compact
gas circuit breaker. Moreover, the DBD plasma torch is developed for the
combustion enhancement in an engine.
2. Environmental Purification Processes Uisng Microbubble
Studies are being conducted to clarify the thermofluid characteristics
of environmental purification processes such as arc ash melting system,
purification of particulate pollutants and waste water treatment using bubble jet and capillary discharge. Futhermore,
their optimization has been carried out through controlling the electric
energy of plasma flow and chemical reaction.
3. Nano/Micro Scale Functional Flow and Optimization
of Plasma Material Processes
Numerical analysis is conducted to clarify the control characteristics
of plasma and cold spraying processes, nano-particle synthesis and to obtain
their optimum operating conditions including the configration of reaction
4. Establishment of Smart Plasma Flow Systems and Their
The smart plasma flow system is established by integrating the plasma
flow, functionalized sensors and controllers. In this system, the unstable
behavior and the dynamic response of plasma flow are controlled electromagnetically
for the macro or micro level. This smart plasma flow system is applied to
the smart powder processes for example. Furthermore, the deveolpment of electromagnetic energy conversion device has been conducted for efficient utilization of wind energy.
5. Verification of Advanced Magnetorheological Fluids
and Their Mini-Systematizations
Magnetic fluids and magnetorheological suspensions with high viscosity
and high magnetization are applied to a smart damper, actuator, brake, shock
absorber and valve. Fundamental study is conducted to clarify the cluster
structure and its related rheological properties in the applied magnetic
field. Final objective is to develop the advanced magnetic particulate fluids
and apply their industrial and medical mini-systems. Furtheremore, ion liquid
is investigated in the application to a capacitor or space propulsion system.