Faculty and Researchers

Yoshitaka WADA
Professor Doctor of Engineering
Department/Mechanical Engineering  Graduate school/Mechanical Engineering

We assume that a cell phone will be dropped. Defects exist in structures. But…neither break immediately. To measure and simulate structural strength and damage caused by crack growth, and to develop and do research on evaluation techniques—these are our themes.

Equivalent stress distribution under low-cycle fatigue evaluation under cyclic torsional loading

Research Area Computational Mechanics (Automatic Model Generation, Finite Element Simulation), Fracture Mechanics, Crack Propagation Analysis, Non-Contact Strain Measurement
Teaching (Undergraduate Course) Strength of Materials, Structural Mechanics, Numerical Methods for Engineering, Practice Computational Mechanics
Teaching (Graduate Course) Fracture Mechanics, Ph.D. Study in Fracture Mechanics, Interdisciplinary Lecture in Mechanics I, Ph.D. Exercise in Material, Processing and Material Strength
Research Interests Crack growth simulation using several numerical simulation techniques for linear an non-linear crack propagation phenomena
Accurate full-field strain measurement using dot centroid tracking method applied to fracture mechanics problems
Development of finite element based numerical simulation application programs with remarkable mesh generation techniques
Selected Publications Crack growth simulation for plural crack using hexahedral mesh generation technique, 2010 年4 月,IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 10, ID:012052

Surface Crack Mesh Generation with Factory Roof under Mixed Mode Loading Using a TetrahedralElement, Key Engineering Materials (Fracture and Strength of Solids VII), Volumes 462-463, pp.437-442

NOISE REDUCTION TECHNIQUE FOR DIGITAL IMAGE BASED FULL FIELD STRAIN MEASUREMENT, Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2012, DETC2012-70704
Affiliated Academic Societies Japan Society for Mechanical Engineers, Japan Society of Computational Engineering and Science, International Association for Computational Mechanics, Japan Welding Engineering Society
Education
(Undergraduate Course)
BE from Tokyo University of Science
Education
(Master's/Doctral Course)
ME from Tokyo University of Science
DE from University of Tokyo
Title of Thesis, Institute, Date Fully Automated 3-dimensional Mesh Generation Method using Intelligent Local Approach, University of Tokyo, Sep. 1998
Biography 2017- Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kindai University, Osaka, Japan
2012-2017 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kindai University, Osaka, Japan
2010-2011 Invited Research Scholar, Virginia polytechnic institute and state university, VA, USA
2007-2012 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Faculty of Systems Engineering, Tokyo University of Sicience, Suwa, Nagano, Japan
2002-2007
Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Faculty of Systems Engineering, Tokyo University of Sicience, Suwa, Nagano, Japan

Fracture Mechanics Laboratory

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Faculty and Researchers