Student written Research Laboratory Guidebook 2023Nagaoka University of Technology

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Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Associate Professor / Wataru YAMAZAKI

Associate ProfessorWataru YAMAZAKI

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Associate Professor / Wataru YAMAZAKI
Prof. Yamazaki is a very kind and friendly person. He often comes to check on the students and have small talk with students. He also let students free to decide the content and direction of their research. When students discuss and consult with him about their research, he gives them detailed and careful advice.

Research Content

Our research topics are related with fluid dynamics, CFD technology and optimization technology. For instance, we are developing a new concept of supersonic aircrafts, a flapping wing micro air vehicle as dragonflies and a highly efficient vertical axis wind turbine. These researches will contribute to improving the fuel consumption of aircraft and the power generation of wind turbines. Furthermore, we are developing optimization methods, uncertainty analysis methods and CFD methods. These researches will help increase the speed of manufacturing by reducing the cost of computations.

A newly developed supersonic transport configuration

A Day in the Lab

Prof. Yamazaki respects student’s personal life, so it’s not decided ordinarily what time we should come to the laboratory. We can manage our own time. Thus, some students come to the laboratory in the morning and some come to the lab in the afternoon. We need to report weekly progress and have a seminar to introduce English journal papers. For that, there are a few hours of core time in a week that we have to spend doing research. Lab-mates are very friendly, so we often go to dinner and hang out together after the core time.

Laboratory members!

Thesis Subjects

  • (M)Investigation of Indirect Reynolds Number Effect around Airplane Considering Influence of Roughness
  • (M)Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Ventilation System Including Diffusion of Micro Pollutant Particles
  • (D)Advanced Multi-Objective Shape Optimization of Aircraft and Extraction of Design Knowledge by Dimension Reduction Technology

The number of
PhD Graduates


Major employers of Graduates

  • Nissan Motor Corporation
  • Omori Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • KITZ Corporation
  • D&M Holdings Inc.
  • Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • i-system Co.,Ltd.
  • Ebara Corporation
Writer : Ken'ya HIROSE, Science of Technology Innovation
(National Institute of Technology, toyota College)