Combustion and Energy Laboratory

Categories of technology seeds
Laser Ignition


勝身 俊之

KATSUMI Toshiyuki

Mechanical Engineering

Associate Professor



1. Combustion, Thermal Engineering
2. Propultion/Engine, Aerospace Engineering

Research areas

1. Intrinsic instability of premixed flame
2. Flame acceleration characteristics of hydrogen flame
3. Combustion characteristics of ionic liquid propellant
4. gasification characteristics and gasification technology of biomass
5. Catalytic combustor for biogas
6. Internal flow dynamics of canned motor pumps
7. Laser ignition

Main facilities

1. Ground firing test stand for thrusters
2. Small vacuum chamber for thruster firing test
3. Schlieren system
4. Observation system for liquid injection (Shadowgraph method)
5. High speed camera
6. Closed combustion chamber for hydrogen premixture
7. Laser measurement system (PIV)
8. Laser ignition system

Forte of this laboratory's study

1. Measurement and observation of flame
2. Experiment of gas combustion
3. Combustion experiment of high energetic materials
4. Research and development of space propulsion system
5. Risk assesment for combustion equipments

Achivements/proposals via industry-academia collabolations

1. High performance gas generator
2. Hydroxylammonium nitrate based propellant for thruster
3. Catalytic thruster for ionic liquid propellant
4. Energy extraction apparatus and energy extraction method

Areas interesting to interact with

1. Combustion mesurement and control
2. Combustion safety
3. Renewable energy
4. Space propulsion system

Intellectual properties

1. No. JP,6076030,B
2. Energy extraction apparatus, and energy extraction method, No. WO,2013125003,A1
3. No. JP,5721371,B
4. No. JP,5250873,B
5. No. JP,5326158,B
6. No. JP,5376132,B
7. Gas generating composition, No. US,8114228,B2
8. No. JP,5110256,B

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