Satoru Okamoto

Satoru Okamoto is currently a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Shimane University. He pursued his degree in M.Sc. in 1977 and PhD in mechanical engineering in 1980 from Osaka University. Then, he worked as a researcher in the Research & Development Department at Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd (IHI). At IHI, he worked as a vendor of aircraft engines and gas turbines, and had also designed compressors and fans of jet engines. He was an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Niihama National College of Technology from 1988 to 1994. Meanwhile, in 1994, he joined Professor Donald Rockwell’s group at Lehigh University as a visiting research scientist for about one year. During this period, he explored an application of flow visualization and PIV in the field of flow-induced vibrations. He is also a member of AIAA and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering. His current research interest lies in advanced thermal and fluids science and technology such as flow-induced vibrations, small-scale energy systems with gas turbines and heat pumps, and experimental fluid dynamics and heat transfer. In addition, he has published over 100 journals and conference papers.

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Although great advances in computational methods have been made in recent years, wind tunnel tests remain essential for obtaining the full range of data required to guide detailed design decisions for various practical engineering problems. This book collects original and innovative research studies on recent applications in wind tunnel tests, exhibiting various investigation directions and providing a bird’s eye view on this broad subject area. It is composed of seven chapters that have been grouped in two major parts. The first part of the book (chapters 1–4) deals with wind tunnel technologies and devices. The second part (chapters 5–7) deals with the latest applications of wind tunnel testing. The text is addressed not only to researchers but also to professional engineers, engineering lecturers, and students seeking to gain better understanding of the current status of wind tunnels. Through its seven chapters, the reader will have an access to a wide range of works related to wind tunnel testing.

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