Professor: Ryozo Ooka

Ryozo Ooka, Professor

Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Urban Energy Engineering

Research content

We study urban environment and energy in the Ooka laboratory. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models are used to analyze the flow field in and around buildings, wind environment, urban atmospheric environment, and urban heat island. The results are used for urban design to improve the urban environment and for the development of fundamental science. Recently, the future weather data for building design under climate changes have been predicted. Furthermore, for the resolution of the urban energy problem, a net energy building zeroing method and an optimized operation for urban energy systems using metaheuristics and machine learning have been developed. We aim at suggesting the way of the future city.