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Shared use of the wind tunnel facilities and technical support

 The low-turbulence wind tunnel facility was selected as an advanced research institution for the promotion of shared use by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in November 2009.
Having been selected as the facilities for this project, we hope to provide world-class wind tunnel capabilities and to establish a support system that can provide new technologies such as unsteady flow measurement technology by applying robotic engineering. In this way, we hope to meet the demands of shared use.

The MEXT project for the promotion of advanced shared-use research facilities

Shared-use liaison

What is shared-use liaison?

 Recently, extensive development of new products has been carried out by utilizing design information based on fluid mechanics, owing to the recent progress made in numerical calculations and experimental techniques for flow. For example, athletes wearing LZR Racers swimsuits, which garnered much attention during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, set many new world records, generating effective advertising and profits for the company that developed the swimsuits. Also, in recent years, vacuum cleaners have become much quieter and more energy efficient. These are just two examples of the skillful application of fluid mechanics being applied to the development of new products that are efficient and environmentally friendly.
 We provide support to small and medium enterprises, which often lack R&D personnel. We aim to assist such businesses in new product development using wind tunnel facilities. Our experienced staff provides the information and knowledge necessary to carry out experiments, and offers technical support and consultations. Upon reviewing experimental results, our staff can offer appropriate recommendations related to new product development. A trial use period is also available for the facilities, and we look forward to your inquiries.

Shared-use liaison staff

Visiting.Prof. Hideo Sawada
March 1975: Kyoto University, Doctor of Engineering
April 1975 – March 2010: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) researcher
April 2010: Associate professor and shared-use liaison for the low-turbulence heat-transfer wind tunnel experiment facility, Tohoku University
Areas of expertise: Wind tunnel experimental methods, measurement techniques
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Dr. Yasufumi Konishi, researcher
March 2006: Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology, Doctor of Engineering
September 2006 - March 2008: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Researcher
April 2008 - February 2009: National Agency of Vehicle Inspection, Inspector assistant
March 2009 - March 2011: Tokyo Metropolitan University Department of Aerospace Engineering, Assistant Professor
April 2011: Researcher and shared-use liaison for the low-turbulence heat-transfer wind tunnel experiment facility, Tohoku University
Areas of expertise: Boundary layer transition, stability of flows
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