Engine combustion and optical diagnostics laboratory performs research on combustion analysis of internal combustion engine, fuel spray characteristics, alternative energy, after-treatment system, wasted heat recovery system, improvement of cooling and lubrication system. Especially, for increasing interest in global warming, the ENCOD lab. focuses on improvement of fuel economy and exhaust emission characteristics using alternative energy, and wasted heat recovery system. Also, ENCOD lab. performs a simulation in parallel experiments using 1-D simulation code such as AMESim, Wave, and Flowmaster.
Virtual Dynamics Laboratory developes a numerical analysis for multi body mechanical systems using analysis of mechanical systems, statics, dynamics, design sensitivities, eigenvalues and flexible bodies. The numerical methods can analyze a variable mechanical systems and assist the design optimization.
We study a field of dynamic behavior analysis. The exsiting software of a linear or an non-linear system analysis and multi-body system analysis can use it. The field applies the machinery industry;evaluation of system performance and analysis of machine, structure, vibration, fatigue and design. We handle problems of the high speed rotation, small mass and high stiffness, flexible body(a lot of DOF) and real time analysis using the relative coordinates, sequential equations and non linear flexible body elements. This can be applied automoblies, railroad cars, catapillar vehicles, electronic equipment, vital dynamics and etc.
Our research interests are classified into five fields such as structural optimization, robust design, multidisciplinary optimization, axiomatic design, and crashworthiness. New methodologies for structural optimization have been developed. In the field of robust design, the Automatic Design Laboratory (ADL) has developed robust design theories and has successfully applied them to industrial products for many years. ADL has developed a multidisciplinary optimization method where a large system is decomposed into small systems and each small system is independently designed. Axiomatic design is studied for conceptual design. ADL has carried out crash analysis of an automobile, an armored vehicle, an airbag, and an automobile seat as an industrial project.
The vibration laboratory investigates the causes of noise and vibration that occurs in various structures, such as industrial machineries and automobiles, and carry out researches to solve these problems. The structures to be studied have the complex vibrations due to elastic deformation and rigid body motion, and have some dynamic phenomena depending on the structural conditions and operating environments. Therefore this laboratory constructs a dynamic model properly, based on experiments, theories and simulations in parallel, to ensure dynamic stabilities and vibration reductions.
The mission of Micro Electro Mechanical System Laboratory (MEMS Lab.) is to design and invent micromachine. We are dedicated to addressing the design of electro mechanical system on the micro scale and the fabrication of micro machine, based on the nano/micro machining technology. We research on the microbial/microfluidic fuel cell, the source of power of the next generation, and the bio Lab-on-a-Chip for the medical diagnostic devices.
The major research areas are divided into two categories: Printed Electronics utilizing Micro/Nano Direct Printing Technology spotlighted as an emerging new technology and Innovative Design with Advanced Materials. We are investigating both the basic and applied technology related to the two areas. We are also interested in generating new and creative research topics through the cross-link between two fields.
In the Intelligent Computer Integrated Design (ICID), mechanical systems including industrial plants and their associating parts can be designed and manufactured with systematic development of the design and analysis process by integrating existing knowledge and automating the entire procedure. Current researches are the development of Automatic Mesh Generation for FEM analysis in the shape modeling, Kinematics, Energy development for a next generation energy. In Energy development, our lab has performed a joint research with Keldysh in Russia and MIT in USA. We are a committee member to found a national project for developing a Hydrogen Reserve and Distribution system and its utilization with Jeonla Do, related companies and universities. In addition, a joint research plan is under development for Plants and their parts with major global companies in Korea.
The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Hanyang University conducts fundamental and advanced research on performance of modern turbomachinery. We perform comprehensive measurements and predictions of the rotordynamic characteristics of turbomachinery. We also focuse on experimentally validated computational fluid film models for the prediction of the static and dynamic forced performance of fluid film bearings, seals, and dampers.
At fluid engineering lab, we conduct research on environmental fluid dynamics, alternative energy, fluid flow measurement method, and fluid simulation for industrial application & MEMS. For increasing interest in environmental concern and alternative energy, we focus on the hydrogen energy, ultra-clean energy plant, and waste water treatment recently. In connection with those subjects, we analyze several fluid flow problems by using CFD(Computational Fluid Dynamics) code, FLUENT. Experimental equipments of Fluid Engineering laboratory consists of two wind tunnels and flow measurement system. One of the wind tunnel is open loop type subsonic wind tunnel and the other is closed loop type subsonic wind tunnel. Experimental equipments included flow measurement are turbine flow meter and KANOMAX hot wire current meter.
ACD&FD (Applied Computational Design & Fluid Dynamics) laboratory try to overcome the disadvantages of the experimental system such as space limitation, high cost of manufacturing and time through the mechanical engineering simulation. Moreover, The laboratory struggle to achieve the academic and technical development in fluid dynamics field via joint project/ technical transfer with our own know-how.
CHAMP (Computational Hybrid Analysis of Materials Processing) Lab. have been focused on the deformation, structure analysis and process design of the conventional metals, Al alloys, and light-weight metals including Ti, Zr, and Mg alloys based on the theory of the computational mechanics and plasticity. They characterize and develop constitutive equations and deformation models adapted to various kinds of applied materials with respect to the deformation path, strain rate, and temperature etc. We have been analyzed hybrid materials such as multi-layered, multi-material mix, and claddings in terms of hardening, failure, and interface to correlate fabrication methods with computer simulations. Collaboration network does not only include POSCO, Samsung, Hyundai heavy industries, and LG electronics, but also cover national labs such as KIMS, KITECH, KAERI, and KIMM etc.)
As environmental and energy issues have been greatly intensified, the development of energy-efficient, cost-effective and yet environmentally-friendly industrial processes has become a necessity. In the Energy and Environmental Engineering Laboratory, the analysis, design and optimization of process systems are conducted theoretically and experimentally in order to improve their performance, efficiency and environmentally-friendly features. In particular, our main focus is on the following research topic: (i) thermal- and membrane-based desalination and ultrapure water production for industrial processes, (ii) membrane- and adsorbent-based humidification/dehumidification, (iii) carbon dioxide capture and sequestration, (iv) solar energy applications, (v) mathematical modeling and optimization of thermal system and (vi) reduction of harmful gas emission, etc.
This laboratory opened in 1995 as ‘Precision & Measurement Engineering Lab. (PME)’ under Prof. Nahm Gyoo Cho. Recent trend of high accumulation and high precision has been requiring Micro/Nano technology in Mechanical Engineering Industry. Therefore, the measurement technology is also required for Micro/Nano scale. Corresponding to the industrial needs, this lab focuses on measuring system development, surface metrology, precision positioning technology, sensor development, 3D vision measurement technology, and data processing technology.
Our laboratory investigates mechanical performances and fatigue strengths of structural materials and composites through experiments, computer simulation and theory. Several experimental techniques are employed such as defect analysis using a lock-in thermography and 3D full field strain analysis by digital image correlation apparatus. Those studies applies to reliability life and safety analysis for the mechanical structures of automobiles, energy industries and clinical medicine. The present topics are very high cycle fatigue behaviors of bearing and spring steels, low cycle fatigue strengths of stainless steels and cast irons, electro-chemical degradation characteristics of rubber hoses for cooling the automobile engine as well as polymerization shrinkage stress analysis of dental composite resins.
Nano Intelligent Manufacturing Laboratory(NIML) at Hanyang University performs research on nano and intelligent manufacturing. Our research area is composed of machining process modeling, machining process automation, AE sensor monitoring. Also, we develops sensor fusion and precision manufacturing, Nano manufacturing by using laser and AFM(Atomic Force Microscope) study of burr formation, MR polishing system.
The Thermal Engineering & Materials Processing (TEMP) lab. has carried out the theoretical and experimental investigations to analyze and optimize the performance and efficiency of industrial processes related to the energy, water and environment issues. The major research areas of the TEMP lab. are: (i) theoretical modeling and optimization of thermal system with considering the heat and mass transfer and chemical reaction, (ii) carbon dioxide capture and sequestration, (iii) purification process for biogas and engine exhaust gas and (iv) fresh- and ultrapure-water production processes using thermal-, electrical-and membrane-based desalination technologies, etc.