ゲルフガート ユーリ ラトビヤ大学, 電磁流体力学研究所, 所長
バーヨセフ ピンハス イスラエル工科大学, テクニオン, 教授
ゲルフガート アレクサン イスラエル工科大学, テクニオン, 研究員
MAEKAWA Toru TOKYO UNIVERSITY,FACULTY OF ENGINEERING,PROFESSOR, 工学部, 教授 (40165634)
NISHIO Shigefumi UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO,INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE,PROFESSOR, 生産技術研究所, 教授 (00111568)
GELFGAT Alexander TECHNION,DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING,RESEARCHER
BAR-YOSEPH Pinhas TECHNION,DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING,RESEARCHER
GELFGAT Yuri UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA,INSTITUTE OF MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS,DIRECTOR
As indicated by the title of project, this project was cariied out by six researchers, i.e.three from Japan, two from Israel and one from Latvia, aiming at a fundamental study on the active control of transport processes (i.e., flow, heat and mass transfer) in manufacturing of advanced materials. Because the subject of reserch covers very broad area, we focussed attention mainly on the process of manufacturing of materials by solidification of melts and attempted to improve the techniques by controlling the flow, heat and mass transfer utilizing external forces such as an electromagnetic force.
In implementation of the project, every one of the six researchers from three countries respectively took charge of one's own area of speciality. The Japanese researchers carried out an investigation into solidification of melts in manufacturing of single crystals and amorphous alloys, control of solidification processes using electromagnetic forces being stuied at the same time. The Israeli researchers analyzed numerically the onset of instability of the melt flow in a container during the growth of single crystal. The Latvian scientist performed experiments and analyzes on the active control of heat and mass transfer by applying a rotating magnetic field to the melt.
During the two-year period of this project, the Japanese investigators visited Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) in Haifa, Israel and the Institute of Magnetohydrodynamics, University of Latvian scientists at Riga, Latvia. The Israeli and Latvian scientists visited universities (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo University, etc.), inspected facilities for the research, and made discussion on how to promote this project.