Technologies supporting IHI Products
- New material development (light-weight / heat-resistant)
- Casting, forging, and powder metallurgy
- Material structure evaluation
- Strength properties and residual life evaluation
- Environment resistance evaluation
- Evaluation and development of coatings
We are working on developing new materials aiming to reduce weight and improve heat resistance and on developing shaped material processes such as casting, forging, and powder metallurgy. We are also advancing the development of technology for evaluating a material residual life and the understanding of a material deterioration mechanism by the aid of sophisticated analysis equipment.
Vibration engineering and structural strength technologies
- Structural strength evaluation
- Structural test and measurement
- Nonlinear structural analysis
- Impact analysis / composite material analysis
- Steel-concrete evaluation
Seismic resistance, seismic isolation,
and vibration control
In the field of structural strength, structural analysis, and structural vibration technologies, we are working on the research and development of the evaluation of new material strength, new manufacturing processes, high-temperature strength prediction simulation, and also advancing the research and development of seismic resistance, seismic isolation, and vibration control technologies for supporting safety and security.
Rotating machineries and reciprocating engine technology
- Aerodynamic design
- Mechanical vibration and machine elements
- Performance measurement / element test
- Combustion / flow numerical analysis
- Combustion / flow visualization
We are contributing to increasing the efficiency of, improving the reliability of, and reducing the environmental loads of turbochargers, industrial compressors, aero-engines, gas turbines, diesel engines, gas engines, and so on using advanced numerical analysis technology, element test and measurement technology.
Thermal fluid and combustion technologies
- Heat, fluid, combustion, and wind-tunnel testing
- Numerical analysis of heat transfer, phase change, multiphase flow, and combustion
- Heat and fluid measurementandcontrol
- Next-generation energy
We are improving the performance of various types of equipment and developing new technology using new heat/fluid-related numerical analysis technology and test/measurement/control technologies. We are also focusing on developing next-generation energy technology including hydrogen and renewable energies.
Numerical analysis and optimization technologies
We are working on the research and development of a computational engineering method for performing efficient computation while faithfully reproducing a physical phenomenon on a computer, the latest optimization method, data mining based on machine learning, and a mathematical scientific method including mathematical modeling.
Welding and joining technologies
We provide a new joining process and new material welding technology to respond to the diversification of products and the adding of value to products. We also employ leading-edge measurement and observation technologies and evaluation methods even for conventional arc welding, and contribute to improving product quality and reliability using an autonomous process.
ICT is indispensable for products and services of the IHI group as well as for the sophistication of manufacturing. We analyze a lot of operating data on production equipment and products delivered to customers in accordance with our uniquely developed algorithm to provide new value to customers.
Control and electronics technologies
We are working on control and optimization technologies for taking out the performance of the IHI group’s wide range of products to the maximum extent possible, embedded software development for constructing control systems, as well as electric and electronic technologies applied with the latest power electronics, and energy technology.
Mechanical system technologies and robotics
We are developing IHI group’s production machinery, robot-based FA (factory automation) systems, and undersea and marine instrument on the basis of our mechatronics and system engineering technologies. We are also advancing the research of next-generation robot technology.
Energy and chemical process engineering
We deploy energy and chemical processing technologies in fields ranging from plants to manufacturing facilities.
We are developing core catalysts for those processes with reactor design technologies, and advanced process optimization technologies, as well as advancing a wide variety of technology development.
Advanced production engineering
In order to innovate IHI group manufacturing, we are developing various processing technologies indispensable for manufacturing, evaluation and measurement technologies for ensuring quality, and a production system for optimizing the entire production process using the latest ICT technology.
Applied physics and chemistries
We are researching and developing advanced technologies mainly in the fields of applied physics and applied chemistry, which will be useful for developing IHI group’s future products and making existing products competitive.