Faculty of Engineering, Division of Systems Research

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Thermal and Fluid Engineering, Thermal and Fluid Measurement

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    The University of Tokyo   Faculty of Engineering   Department of Mechanical Engineering   Graduated

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    The University of Tokyo  Graduate School, Division of Engineering  Department of Mechanical Engineering    Completed

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  • Doctor of Engineering -  The University of Tokyo

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  • 2004.08

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityFaculty of Engineering   Division of Systems Research   Professor  

  • 2001.04

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityFaculty of Engineering   Division of Systems Research   Associate Professor  

  • 1996.04

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversityGraduate School of Engineering   Associate Professor  

  • 1994.04

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversitySchool of Engineering   Associate Professor  

  • 1990.04

    Duty   Yokohama National UniversitySchool of Engineering   Lecturer  

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External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 1987.04

      Research Fellowship for Young Scientists of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science  

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    Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers


    Visualization Society of Japan

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

  • Fluid engineering

  • Thermal engineering


Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Micro imaging of turbulence drag reduction in dilute ploymer solution

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research  

    Project Year:  -   

  • Instability of thermocapillary convection and its microgravity experiment

    New Program for the Promotion of Basic Reseach by Public Corporation  

    Project Year:  -   

  • Development of practical mutli-dimensional flow measurement technique

    Program for Scientific Technology Development for Industries that Creates New Industries  

    Project Year:  -   

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Numerical study on the effects of convective and radiative heat transfer on thermocapillary convection in a high-Prandtl-number liquid bridge in weightlessness

    Yano Taishi, Nishino Koichi

    ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH   66 ( 8 )   2047 - 2061   2020.10  [Refereed]

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  • Turbulence energetics in an axisymmetric impinging jet flow

    Chandra Shekhar and Koichi Nishino

    Physics of Fluids ( AIP Publishing )  31 ( 055111 )   055111-1 - 055111-20   2019.05  [Refereed]

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  • Flow Visualization of Axisymmetric Steady Marangoni Convection in High-Prandtl-Number Liquid Bridges in Microgravity

    YANO Taishi, NISHINO Koichi

    International Journal of Microgravity Science and Application ( 日本マイクログラビティ応用学会 )  36 ( 2 )   2019.04

    Joint Work

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    Microgravity experiments on Marangoni convection in a liquid bridge of high-Prandtl-number fluid so-called Marangoni Experiment in Space (MEIS) and Dynamic Surf (DS) were performed on board the International Space Station (ISS) to understand the Marangoni convection instability. This study reports the internal flow patterns and velocity profiles of the axisymmetric steady Marangoni convection observed in these projects for various Prandtl numbers (Pr = 67, 112 and 207), and for various liquid bridge geometries. The classical three-dimensional particle tracking velocimetry (3-D PTV) is customized for the microgravity experiments, and the spatial structures of the Marangoni convection in liquid bridges are measured with good accuracy. The details of the measurement method currently used, and the results of the 3-D PTV are discussed in this study.

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  • Turbulence characteristics of radially-confined impinging jet flows

    C Shekhar,K Nishino

    International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow   75   278 - 299   2019.02  [Refereed]

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  • Effect of interfacial heat transfer on basic flow and instability in a high-Prandtl-number thermocapillary liquid bridge

    T Yano, M Hirotani, K Nishino

    International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer   125   1121 - 1130   2018.10  [Refereed]

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  • In focus: JEREMI, Advancements in understanding Marangoni instabilities and particle accumulations under μ-g conditions

    European Low Gravity Research Association (ELGRA) Newsletter.     2016.12

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Single Work

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    日欧共同宇宙実験として準備が進められているJEREMI(Japanese European Research Experiment on Marangoni Instabilities)について、欧州微小重力研究機構(ELGRA)のニュースレターに掲載されたもの。

  • 特集記事 第4章 MEIS

    松本聡, 西野耕一, 上野一郎, 矢野大志, 河村洋

    International Journal of Microgravity Science and Application   31 ( Supplement ) S51 - S79   2014.03

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Joint Work

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    温度差駆動の液柱マランゴニ対流の不安定性に関する宇宙実験として実施されたMEIS(Marangoni Experiment in Space)について概説した特集記事。MEIS実験、宇宙実験用装置、実験運用、実験成果、参考文献より構成される。

Academic Awards Received 【 display / non-display

  • Paper Award of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers


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

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

    Project Year: 2012.04  -   

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Space experiments and application of PIV techniques for the study of instability mechanisms of thermocapillary convection

    Koichi Nishino,Taishi Yano

    ISPIV17 (The 12th International Symposium on Particle Image Velocimetry, 2017.19-21)   (Busan (Korea) )  2017.06.22   Korean Society of Visualization

  • Application of subgrid stress model to volumetric PIV results for estimation of turbulence dissipation rate in a stirred mixer

    Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics  (South Africa)  2015.07  

  • Numerical evaluation of influence of internal ribs on heat transfer in flat plate film cooling

    Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2013: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition  (Texas, USA)  2013.06.03  

Preferred joint research theme 【 display / non-display

  • Development and Application of Thermal and Fluid Measurement Techniques

Past of Collaboration and Commissioned Research 【 display / non-display

  • Study of Particle Analyzer Based on Particle Image Velocimetry

    Funded Research offered by Enterprises  

    Project Year: 2002  -  2002