Professor: Fujihiro Hamba

Fujihiro Hamba, Professor

Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Fluid physics

Research content

We are developing modeling and computational methods for turbulence as a basis for fluid simulation software. In spite of the recently advanced computers allowing large-scale simulation of complex fluid phenomena, the improvement of basic physical models and computational methods remains essential. We are trying to develop computational methods for fluids applicable to large-scale and high-speed flows by improving turbulence models based on their elucidated statistical and physical properties. To understand these properties, we rely on the theoretical analysis based on fundamental flow equations and large-scale numerical simulations of basic flow fields. In addition, we are studying the turbulence of electrically conducting fluids such as liquid metals and plasma fluids as examples of fluid motions exhibiting complex physical phenomena.