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Masataka Nomura

Associate professor
Ph. D in Engineering (Osaka University, 1995)
Educational Contents
Undergraduate Course: Manufacturing Processes, Mechanical Drawing
Graduate Course: Machine Design of Ocean and Offshore Structures
Research Interests
We enjoy carrying out experimental and theoretical researches into the better understanding of mechanical behavior of structures. The main theoretical tools are mechanical and thermal modeling and simulation. This needs experimental information about the mechanical and thermal properties of the materials; and experimental studies of the structures itself to validate the conclusions of modeling. A major current activity is research into experimental investigation and numerical analysis of the mechanical behavior of the structures by taking account of interface stiffness.
Other current activities are metal machining; the emphasis is the prediction of chip flow, tool stresses and temperatures by finite element modeling.
Message for Students
You should be curious about science.
Strength of Materials, Manufacturing Processes
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Japan Society for Precision Engineering, The Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science
Academic Journals
Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing, Precision Engineering,, Transaction of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
International Conferences
Annual Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering
Publications Webpage