The Ando Lab

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Keio University


Welcome to our fluid mechanics laboratory headed by Keita Ando, Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University. Our lab also belongs to the Center for Applied and Computational Mechanics at Keio's Graduate School of Science and Technology.

Contact Infomation

Keita Ando
Keio University, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Yagami Campus)
3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 223-8522, Japan [map]

Research Interests

Our research efforts are aimed, with experiments, numerical simulations, and theory, at understanding the fundamental physics of multiphase flows with bubbles and droplets. In hydraulic applications including turbomachinery, underwater explosions, ultrasonic cleaning, liquid-jet cleaning, and shock waves and ultrasound in medicine, there often arises cavitation as a result of rupturing liquids or liquid-like media. Phenomena in these bubbly media are typically unsteady and complex due to interaction between the flow and the dynamics of dispersed cavitation bubbles. A better understanding of such flow is essential for practical purposes. We put particular emphasis on environmental and medical issues; our current research interests include: