Foreign students are welcome to our group, Mechanical Simulation Laboratory, as Ph.D. course students in the framework of English-based IGP students (International Graduate Program) or as double degree master course students from the partnership universities.
The core technology in our laboratory is the finite element method (FEM) to solve partial differential equations and related numerical techniques. There are three main directions in its applications to practical problems. They are the additive manufacturing, composite materials and biomechanics.
The additive manufacturing is also called as 3D printing. The selective laser melting (SLM) or powder bed fusion (PBF) is the current target. The material is not limited to the metals such as Ti-6Al-4V, Al-Si10-Mg and maraging steel, but nylon (PA2200) is also studied. The experimental works are followed by numerical modeling and simulation for quality assurance of the products considering the probable imperfections.
There are many molding methods for fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) composite materials. We are interested in the uncertainty modeling due to the molding process and in the analysis of uncertainty propagation when solving the multiscale, multiphysics and nonlinear problems.
In the biomechanics simulation, the main target is the human bone and the implant. We have some research partners in the hospital and dental colleges.
Please visit the following university webpage for further information.
Those who wish to enter Ph.D. course are strongly required to have enough knowledge of mechanics (strength of materials and continuum solid mechanics) and linear algebra (vector and matrix) as well as computer programming skill for numerical analysis. It is highly recommended to learn the theory of Finite Element Method (FEM) before you enter Ph.D. course. Those who wish to get both Master’s degree and Ph.D. will be able to learn above fundamental items during the master course and then finish Ph.D. course, if graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department.
Dr. Chen Jian Ken Lee, Mr. (2009), Hong Kong
- Structural topology optimization based on level set method for multidisciplinary design
Dr. Khairul Salleh Bin Basaruddin, Mr. (2013), Malaysia
- Three-dimensional morphology analysis of vertebral trabecular network architecture using multiscale method
Dr. Samuel Susanto Slamet, Mr. (2014), Indonesia
- Study on uncertainty modeling and sampling scheme with focus on tail distribution applied to biomechanics simulation of pressure ulcer
Dr. Pin Wen, Ms. (2016), China
- Probabilistic multiscale analysis of three-phase composite material considering physical and geometrical uncertainties at microscale
Dr. Aimaddudin Atiq Bin Kamisan, Mr. (2017), Malaysia
- Biomechanical study on drilling mandibular trabecular bone and lifting maxillary sinus membrane in oral implant surgery
Dr. Hoang Tien Dat, Mr. (2020), Vietnam
- Development of stochastic nonlinear multiscale computational method for short fiber reinforced composites to study the influence of microstructural variability on damage propagation
Mr. Paolo Realini (DD student, 2016), Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
- Parameterization and measurement of imperfections in metal 3D-printed cellular structures by micro-CT for stochastic homogenization analysis
Mr. Fu Yu (DD student, 2019), Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
- Development of downscaling multiscale analysis system by finite element method in peri-implant bone considering collagen fibers using micro-CT and SHG images
Mr. Lucas Degeneve (DD student,2020), Ecole Central de Nantes, France
- Influence of higher orders of Neumann expansion on accuracy of stochastic linear elastic finite element method with random physical parameters
Ms. Noemie Jeannin (DD student, started September 2019), Ecole Central de Nantes, France
- SHG and micro-CT images based finite element analysis of peri-implant bone using zooming method considering collagen fibers (tentative title)
Ms. Mizuki Maruno (DD student, started September 2019), Keio-Ecole Central de Lyon-Keio
- Numerical prediction of mechanical properties of additively manufactured nylon product by power bed fusion considering geometrical imperfection (tentative title)
Mr. Raphael Farcy (DD student, started September 2020), Ecole Central de Marseille, France
- Image-based biomechanics simulation by FEM (tentative title)
Mr. Miguel Clanche (April 2010, 6 months) Ecole Central de Nantes, France
Dr. Loic Gilardi (November 2011, 6 months) Ecole Central de Nantes, France
Assoc. Prof. Gregory Legrain (February 2012, 1 month) Ecole Central de Nantes, France
Dr. Adrien Michelle (April 2013, 3 months) Universite Paris-Est, France
Prof. Heoung Jae Chun (March 2018, 1 year) Yonsei University, Korea
Mr. Jon Kipp Lauesen (April 2018, 6 months) Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Mr.Pietro Oldani (September 2019, 6 months) Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy