Page Top

Links to move inside this page
To main(c)
To Global Navigation(g)
To Local Navigation(l)
To About This Site(i)

Home

Sojo University Home > Faculties/Graduate School > Faculty > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

We help students find their own objectives to study to be mechanical engineers through the study of basic engineering course as a base for further research among our five technological categories consisting of 15 laboratories. We aim to train mechanical engineers capable to establish tomorrow's technologies.

Education System

From nanotechnology to outer space, study the diverse foundations of technology at a practical but advanced level.

Energy Engineering

Engineering education feedback, advanced research to build the foundation of tomorrow's technology.
(The subject of our research laboratories.)

  • Shiramoto Laboratory: Explosive Welding Process using Reflected Underwater Shock Wave
  • Fundamental research on mixture formation process and auto-ignition phenomena of an alcohol spray / Heat and mass transport characteristics of pulsating duct flow and their controllability

Material Mechanics

  • kira Laboratory: Generating Ultra-High Pressures in Sheet Metal
  • Kawase Laboratory: Sducy of Lumber Compression

Materials Engineering

  • Ono Laboratory: Study in Terms of Crystal Plasticity on Deformation and Strength of Metallic Materials

Dyanmics of Machinery and Control Engineering

  • Higashimachi Laboratory: Structure and Vibration Testing Systems with the Application of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)

Industrial Science Engineering

  • Sonoda Laboraty: Design and Manufacture of Paradox Planetary Gear Drives
  • Goto Laboratory: High Speed 3D Shape Measurement System for Grinding Wheel

Special Research Topics of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Development of High Efficiency Biomass-Alcohol Engines

For the fundamental solution of petroleum exhaustion and global warming, utilization of biomass based fuels have been highlighted due to their recyclable and carbon neutral characteristics. We aim to make clear the mixture formation and auto-ignition phenomena of an alcohol spray in order to develop high efficiency engines fueled by alcohol produced from biomass.

Development of High Efficiency Biomass-Alcohol Engines

Extremely High Impulsive Pressure Generator for the Synthesis of New Materials

We are developing an “Extremely High Impulsive Pressure Generator” which uses an explosive force of 160,000 times atmospheric pressure to generate pressures greater than 10,000,000 times atmospheric pressure. Our goal is to use this technology to synthesize new materials with properties far superior to conventional ones (Kira Laboratory). This photo is of a new material created from a powdered mixture of boron nitride and graphite. Its composition is currently being analyzed.

Extremely High Impulsive Pressure Generator for the Synthesis of New Materials

Facility and Equipment Application

Training Factory

Training Factory
(Machine Shop for Practice and Manufacturing)

Our training factory is fully equipped with a CNC Lathe, machining center, and other precision equipment. We are proud to say it is the largest of its kind in Western Japan.

Engine Combustion Efficiency Experiment

Engine Combustion Efficiency Experiment

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

Vacuum Vessel for Explosure Experiment

Vacuum Vessel for Explosure Experiment

Schlieren Optics Laboratory

Schlieren Optics Laboratory

Precision Measurement Equipment

Precision Measurement Equipment

25 Ton All-Purpose Experimental Apparatus

25 Ton All-Purpose Experimental Apparatus

Go to Top

End User Guide