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Faculty

Integrated Marine-System Health Management


Digital Twin for Structural health monitoring
Digital Twin for Structural health monitoring

Shape sensing by optical fiber sensors (smart cable).
Shape sensing by optical fiber sensors (smart cable).

Marine propeller made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics.
Marine propeller made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics.

We are developing technologies which enable vehicles, robots, and infrastructures to work efficiently and reliably in the ocean space.

We are developing smart structures with advanced material and structural systems for reliable ocean exploration. A smart structure with sensor networks and processors has an ability to know the condition around it and its structural integrity in real time for more efficient and safe operation, as a human being with nerve networks and a brain does. In addition, lightweight and strong structures enhance the ability. We are studying on fiber-optic sensor networks with high accuracy and resolution, diagnosis/prognosis techniques based on inverse analysis or artificial intelligence, and lightweight materials/structures made from carbon fibers to apply them to not only offshore structures and marine vessels but also aircrafts and space vehicles. Our goal is to create novel technologies for ocean exploration based on smart structures.




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