KITAMURA Keiichi

Organization

Faculty of Engineering, Division of Systems Research

Title

Associate Professor

Date of Birth

1979

Research Fields, Keywords

Fluid Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Aerospace Engineering, Aerodynamics, Hypersonic Flow, Multiphase Flow

Mail Address

E-mail address



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The Best Research Acheivement as Researcher Life 【 display / non-display

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Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • 1998.04
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    2002.03

    Tokyo Institute of Technology   Faculty of Engineering   Dept. of Mechano-Aerospace Engineering   Graduated

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • 2004.04
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    2008.03

    Nagoya University  Graduate School, Division of Engineering  Department of Aerospace Engineering  Doctor Course  Completed

  • 2006.08
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    2007.07

    University of Michigan  Graduate School, Division of Engineering  Department of Aerospace Engineering  Doctor Course  Others

  • 2002.04
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    2004.03

    Nagoya University  Graduate School, Division of Engineering  Department of Aerospace Engineering  Master Course  Completed

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2012.10
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    2014.03

    Nagoya University, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Assistant Professor   Assistant Professor  

  • 2011.10
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    2012.09

    NASA, Glenn Research Center, Visiting Researcher   Visiting Researcher  

  • 2011.04
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    2012.09

    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), JEDI Center, Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)   Research Fellowship for Young Scientists of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  

  • 2008.04
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    2011.03

    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), JEDI Center, Researcher  

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • 2018.12
     
     
     

    The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

  • 2017.10
     
     
     

    The Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics

  • 2004
     
     
     

    AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)

  • 2003
     
     
     

    JSASS (Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences)

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Aerospace engineering

  • Fluid engineering

 

Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • A Unified CFD Method for High-Speed, Low-Speed, and Multiphase Flows based on Numerical Evaluation

    Project Year:  -   

Thesis for a degree 【 display / non-display

  • Numerical Analysis on Hypersonic Shock Interacting Flow

    Keiichi KITAMURA 

      2008.03

    Doctoral Thesis   Single Work

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Canny-Edge-Detection/Rankine-Hugoniot-conditions unified shock sensor for inviscid and viscous flows

    Fujimoto Takeshi R., Kawasaki Taro, Kitamura Keiichi

    JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS   396   264 - 279   2019.11

    Joint Work

    Web of Science DOI

  • Hybridized SLAU2-HLLI and hybridized AUSMPW plus -HLLI Riemann solvers for accurate, robust, and efficient magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) simulations, part I: one-dimensional MHD

    Kitamura K., Balsara D. S.

    SHOCK WAVES   29 ( 5 )   611 - 627   2019.07

    Joint Work

    Web of Science DOI

  • Numerical Experiments on Anomalies from Stationary, Slowly Moving, and Fast-Moving Shocks

    Kitamura Keiichi, Shima Eiji

    AIAA JOURNAL   57 ( 4 )   1766 - 1775   2019.04

    Joint Work

    Web of Science DOI

  • Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Slender Body Side Force with Asymmetric Protuberances

    Kawauchi K., Harada T., Kitamura K., Nonaka S.

    JOURNAL OF SPACECRAFT AND ROCKETS   56 ( 5 )   1346 - 1357   2019

    Joint Work

    Web of Science DOI

  • Computational Study on Finned Reusable Rocket Aerodynamics during Turnover

    AOGAKI Takuya, KITAMURA Keiichi, NONAKA Satoshi

    TRANSACTIONS OF THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES, AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY JAPAN ( 一般社団法人 日本航空宇宙学会 )    2019  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

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    <p>The development of a fully reusable vertical-takeoff-and-vertical-landing (VTVL) rocket is indispensable for reducing space transportation costs. However, there are many technical issues associated with such vehicles, such as turnover maneuvers during return flight where the pitching moment plays a key role. It is known that aerodynamic characteristics can be controlled by installing aerodynamic devices, but the relationship between the aerodynamic characteristics and the flowfields has not been explored. To clarify this relationship using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), we investigated these flowfields and aerodynamic characteristics, in the case where we install such devices (fins) in the nose part of a reusable rocket. We found that vortices form downstream of the aerodynamic devices. For angles of attack between 0 and 90 degrees (in which the fins are located in the upstream portion), these vortices significantly affect the surface pressure on the rocket and increase the pitching moment. On the other hand, for AOAs between 90 to 180 degrees (in which the fins are in the downstream portion), the effect of these vortices on the on-surface pressure is negligible, and only vortices formed near the surface of the fins increase the pitching moment.</p>

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Academic Awards Received 【 display / non-display

  • The Young Scientists' Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

    2019.04.17   The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - Japan  

    Winner: Keiichi KITAMURA

  • Fluids Engineering Frontier Certificate of Merit

    2019.11.07   Fluids Engineering Division, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers  

    Winner: Keiichi Kitamura

  • Best Paper Award for Young Researchers in 2011, JSASS (Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences)

    2012.04.13   JSASS (Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences)  

    Winner: Keiichi KITAMURA

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)

    Project Year: 2019.04  -  2022.03  Investigator(s): Keiichi Kitamura

  • Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results (Publication of Research Results)

    Project Year: 2019.04  -  2020.03 

  • A Unified CFD Method for High-Speed, Low-Speed, and Multiphase Flows based on Numerical Evaluation

    Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists(B)

    Project Year: 2013.04  -  2016.03 

  • Shock-Stable, All-Speed CFD Method based on Numerical Approach

    Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows

    Project Year: 2011.04  -  2013.03 

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Side Force Characteristics of Supersonic Flight Vehicle Equipped with Asymmetric Protuberance, AIAA Paper 2019-0299

    Harada, T., Kawauchi, K., Kitamura, K., Nonaka, S.

    AIAA SciTech Forum 2019  (San Diego, CA, USA)  2019.01   AIAA

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  • Wind Tunnel Experiment on Slender Body Aerodynamics with Asymmetric Protuberances at Mach 1.5

    Kawauchi, K., Harada, T., Kitamura, K., Nonaka, S.

    15th Joint Symposium between Sister Universities in Mechanical Engineering (JSSUME2018 HAMAMATSU)  (Hamamatsu, Japan)  2018.08.19   JSSUME

  • The Influences of Band-Support-Structure of Rigid Supersonic Parachute on Its Surface Flowfield and Drag Coefficient

    Fukumoto, K., Kitamura, K., Mori, K., Kurata, R.

    15th Joint Symposium between Sister Universities in Mechanical Engineering (JSSUME2018 HAMAMATSU)  (Hamamatsu, Japan)  2018.08.19   JSSUME

  • Numerical Study on Aerodynamic Improvement of Slender-bodied Reusable Rocket by Fins and Vortex Flaps

    Takagi, Y., Aogaki, T., Kitamura, K., Nonaka, S.

    15th International Space Conference of Pacific-basin Societies (ISCOPS)  (Montreal, Canada)  2018.07   ISCOPS

  • Post Limiters and Simple Dirty-Cell Detection for 3D, Unstructured,(Unlimited) Aerodynamic Simulations, AIAA-2018-4271

    Kitamura, K., Aogaki, T., Inatomi, A., Fukumoto, K., Takahama, T., and Hashimoto, A.

    AIAA AVIATION Forum 2018  (Atlanta, GA, USA)  2018.06.29   AIAA

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Preferred joint research theme 【 display / non-display

  • Fluid Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

 

Council/Academic activity outside the university 【 display / non-display

  • 32nd ISTS

    2018.04
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    2020.03

    Society