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Tokihiro Katsui

Associate Professor
Ph. D. in Engineering (Osaka University, 1999)
Educational Contents
Undergraduate Course: Fluid Mechanics, Fluid Machinery
Graduate Course: Computational Fluid Dynamics
Research Interests
  • Frictional resistance of ships including roughness effect
  • Evaluation of frictional drug reduction of ships
  • Evaluation of propulsive performance of ships using CFD(Computational Fluid Dynamics)
  • Simulation based design of ship hull form
  • Running performance of Crawler driven ROV
  • Planing performance of high speed water craft
  • Numerical simulation of Tsunami hazards
Message for Students
In order to protect the global environment and solve the energy issue, it is important to save the energy for marine transportation or develop the under water resources. We are challenging to improve the ship performance by means of computational fluid dynamics or trying to develop a high performance underwater vehicle for sea bottom resources exploration collaborating with ship building company or other research institute. We always welcome all students who have passions to solve those difficult problems.
Ship Hydrodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Under Water Vehicle
The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers
Academic Journals
Journal of the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, Journal of Marine Science and Technology
International Conferences
The ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering