Hiromasa Kato

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Iwate University

Employment


  • February 2010 -- present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iwate University, Japan
  • December 2004 -- January 2010
    Research Scientist, Multidisciplinary Optimization Group, Cenaero, a.s.b.l., Belgium
  • December 2003 -- December 2004
    Postdoctoral Researcher, INRIA-Rocquencourt, France

Education


Expertises


  • Multidisciplinary Optimization
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Hypersonic Aerodynamics
  • Software Engineering
  • Uncertainty Propagation Modeling in Computer Simulation

Publications


2011

Kato, H., Filomeno Coelho, R., "Study on the Effectiveness of Polynomial Chaos Expansion as Uncertainty Propagation Model of Supersonic Turbine Performance," The Eighth KSME-JSME Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, Incheon, Korea, March, 2012.

Kato, H., Taniguchi, H., Matsuda, K., Funazaki, K., Kato, D., Pallot, G., "Experimental and Numerical Investigation on Compressor Cascade Flows with Tip Clearance at a Low Reynolds Number Condition," Journal of Thermal Science, Vol. 20., No. 6, 2011 (to be published).

Kato, H., Filomeno Coelho, R., "A Study on Uncertainty Propagation Modeling in Flow Analysis," JSME 24th Computational Mechanics Division Conference, Okayama, Japan, October, 2011.

Kato, H., Mashiko, H., Tokuyama, Y., Funazaki, K., Takida, J., "Robust Aerodynamic Shape Optimization of Supersonic Turbine Using Non-Intrusive Polynomial Chaos Expansion," 9th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Shizuoka, Japan, June, 2011.

Pallot, G., Kato, D., Kodama, H., Matsuda, K., Taniguchi, H., Kato, H., Funazaki, K., "The Effect of the Casing Movement Relative to the Blades on the Tip Leakage Loss in Axial Flow Compressors," GT2011-46182, Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2011, Vancouver, Canada, June, 2011.

2010

Funazaki, K., Kato, H., Kawabata, H., "Studies on Highly Efficient Film Cooling Technology for Gas Turbines (Attempt at Numerical Optimization)," 24th Computational Fluid Dynamics Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, Dec., 2010. (In Japanese)

Kato, H., Taniguchi, H., Matsuda, K., Funazaki, K., Kato, D., Pallot, G., "Numerical and Experimental Investigation on Compressor Cascade Flows with Tip Clearance at a Low Reynolds Number Condition," The 3rd Asian Joint Workshop on Thermophysics and Fluid Science, Matsue, Japan, Sep., 2010.

Kato, H., Ito, K., Lepot, I., "Sensitivity Analysis based on High Fidelity Simulation: Application to Hypersonic Variable-cycle Engine Intake Design," International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, Vol. 2, Nos. 1/2, 2010, pp. 38-45.

2009

Varvill, R., Paniagua, G., Kato, H., Thatcher, M., "Design and Testing of the Contra-Rotating Turbine for the Scimitar Precooled Mach 5 Cruise Engine," Journal of British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 62, 2009, pp. 225-234.

Kato, H., Ito, K., Lepot, I., "Simulation-based Sensitivity Analysis and CAD-driven Shape Optimization of Hypersonic Mixed-compression Intake for Variable-cycle Engine," EUROGEN 2009, Krakow, Poland, June, 2009.

Kato, H., Ito, K., Lepot, I., "Simulation-based Sensitivity Analysis of a Mach 4.5 Mixed-Compression Intake," 8th National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Brussels, Belgium, May, 2009.

Kato, H., Ito, K., Lepot, I., "Sensitivity Analysis based on High Fidelity Simulation: Application to Hypersonic Variable-cycle Engine Intake Design," 44ème Colloque d'Aérodynamique Appliquée de l'AAAF, Nantes, France, March, 2009..

2008

Paniagua, G., Szokol, S., Kato, H., Manzini, G., Varvill, R., "Contrarotating Turbine Aerodesign for an Advanced Hypersonic Propulsion System," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 24, No. 6, 2008, pp. 1269-1277.

Varvill, R., Paniagua, G., Kato, H., Thatcher, M., "Design and Testing of the Contra-rotating Turbine for the SCIMITAR Precooled Mach 5 Cruise Engine," 59th International Congress of Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, Sep., 2008.

Kato, H., Ito, K., "Stochastic Sensitivity Analysis of a Mach 4.5 Mixed-Compression Intake," 6th European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles (ATD6), Versailles, France, November, 2008.

Mencaglia, X., Friebel, C., Kato, H., Grunevald YH., Lidon, N., Lani, F., "Multi-disciplinary analysis and optimization of large composite structures in the early design phase: issues and challenges," 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM8), 5th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2008), June 30 -- July 5, 2008, Venice, Italy.

2007

Paniagua, G., Szokol, S., Kato, H., Manzini, G., Varvill, R., "Design of a Contra-Rotating Turbine for a Hypersonic Aircraft," International Symposium on Airbreathing Engines (ISABE) 2007, Beijing, China, Sep, 2007.

Sippel, M., Okai, K., Kato, H., and Kumar, A., "Preliminary Definition of a TBCC Propulsion System for a Mach 4.5 Supersonic Cruise Airliner," International Symposium on Airbreathing Engines (ISABE) 2007, Beijing, China, September, 2007.

Mencaglia, X., Grunevald, YH., Kato, H., Lani, F., "Design of cost effective innovative composite structures by technical-economical optimization," presented at 2nd European Conference for Aerospace Science - EUCASS 2007, VKI Brussels, July, 2007.

Lani, F., Mencaglia, X., Kato, H., Grunevald, Y.-H., Langridge, A., "Towards design of cost-effective innovative composites structures," in Aerospace Manufacturing Magazine, pp. 22-23, February, 2007.

Pierret, S., Filomeno Coelho, R., and Kato, H., "Multidisciplinary and multiple operating points shape optimization of three-dimensional compressor blades," Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, pp. 61-70, Volume 33, Number 1, January, 2007, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg.

2006

Mencaglia, X., Grunevald, YH., Filomeno Coelho, R., Kato, H., Lani, F., "Technical and economical optimisation of composites structures," Presented at the AAAF Conference - Towards common Engineering & Technologies for land, maritime, air and space Transportation, Paris, November, 2006.

Filomeno Coelho, R., Pierret, S., Cobas, P., "Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithms Applied to Aircraft Engine Design," 25th International Convress of the Aeronautical Sciences, Hamburg, Germany, September, 2006.

Kato, H., Pierret, S., Filomeno Coelho, S., "CAD-Centric Framework for Aero-mechanical Optimization - Counter-Rotating Fan Design," 4th International Conference in CFD, Ghent, Belgium, July, 2006.

Pierret, S., Filomeno Coelho, R., Kato, H., Valentin, V., Hiernaux, S., "Multiple Operating Points and Multi-Disciplinary Optimization of Three-dimensional Highly Loaded Turbomachinery Blades," 41ème Colloque d'Aérodynamique Appliquée de l'AAAF, March, 2006, Lyon, France.

Pierret, S., Kato, H., Filomeno Coelho, R., Merchant, A., "Aero-mechanical Optimization Method with Direct CAD Access - Application to Counter Rotating Fan Design," Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2006, ASME Turbo Expo, Barcelona, Spain, May, 2006.

2005

Kato, H., Pierret, S., Filomeno Coelho, R., "Multi-objective, Multi-disciplinary Optimization for Turbomachinery Applications," TCN-CAE 2005 International Conference on CAE and Computational Technology for Industry, Lecce, Italy, November, 2005.

Pierret, S., Kato, H., Filomeno Coelho, R., Merchant, A., "Multi-objective and Multi-disciplinary Shape Optimization," EUROGEN 2005, Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimization and Control with Applications to Industrial and Societal Proglems, R. Schilling, W. Haase, J. Periaux, H. Baier, G. Bugeda (Eds), Munich, 2005.

1997 - 2004

Kato, H., Tannehill, J. C., Gupta S., Mehta U. B., "Numerical Simulation of 3-D Supersonic Viscous Flow in an Experimental MHD Channel," AIAA Paper 2004-0317, 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, Jan. 2004.

Kato, H., Tannehill, J. C., "New Forward/Backward Sweeping Parabolized Navier-Stokes Algorithm," Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, March-April, 2003, pp. 145-152.

Kato, H., Tannehill, J. C., Mehta, U. B., "Numerical Simulation of Turbulent MHD Flows Usign an Iterative PNS Algorithm," AIAA Paper 2003-0326, 41st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, Jan. 2003.

Kato, H., Tannehill, J. C., "Development of a Forward-Backward Sweeping Parabolized Navier-Stokes Algorithm," AIAA Paper 2002-0735, 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, Jan. 2002.

Kato, H., Tannehill, J. C., Ramesh, M. D., Mehta, U. B., "Computation of Magnetohydrodynamic Flows Using an Iterative PNS Algorithm," AIAA Paper 2002-0202, 40th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, Jan. 2002.

Kato, H., Tannehill, J. C., "Compuatation of Hypersonic Laminar Separated Flows using an Iterated PNS Algorithm," AIAA Paper 2001-1028, 39th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, Jan. 2001.

Kato, H., Tannehill, J. C., "Numerical Calculation of Viscous Flow Over Hypersonic Waveriders," AIAA Paper 97-2292, Proceedings of AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Atlanta, GA, August 1997.