Resources 2014 workshop at Nagoya University

Purpose Japan-UK joint workshop on aerospace engineering

To study the latest production technologies of aircraft and their instrumentation by attending lectures given by invited speakers and visiting representative factories.
To understand the latest technologies in composite materials, in which field Japan is a leading contributor, and to study their application to aircraft.
To understand the research conducted and the facilities available at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Nagoya University.
To improve debate and communication skills by discussing with students and researchers from other universities and other countries.
To establish an international human network between young researchers from member universities that will extend to research collaboration and exchange.
To improve understanding of Japanese history and culture.

During the first part, the following events were held at Nagoya University on 4-8 August, 2014.

Lectures by invited speakers: Three leading researchers gave lectures entitled:
1) International Collaboration of the Aircraft Industry in Japan and an Introduction to Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ),
2) Development and Application of Composite Materials to Aircraft, and
3) Integration of Computational Fluid Dynamics with Experimental Fluid Dynamics.
Factory Visits:
1) Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI, Production of commercial aeroplanes and H-IIA rockets),
2) Shimadzu Corporation (production of aircraft equipment),
3) National Composites Center (NCC, composite materials research),
4) Kakamigahara Aerospace Science Museum.
Visit to laboratories at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Nagoya University.
Group discussions and joint experiments.
Lectures about university-industry collaboration at Nagoya University.
Study of Japanese culture and visits to cultural sites including Kinkakuji Temple.

Outcomes and Report are available on the British Council Website.