Hiraku Sakamoto, Ph.D.


Hiraku SAKAMOTO

Associate Professor
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Structural Dynamics Design Laboratory (Post box #I3-17)
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan

E-mail:
hsakamoto (at) mech.titech.ac.jp (English/Japanese compatible)

 

 

Expertise:

Structural dynamics. Geometrically nonlinear finite element methods and other computational structural analysis methods. Space structures design, especially design of gossamer systems (membrane and cable space structures). Attitude determination and control systems for spacecraft. Systems engineering and project management for small systems/projects.


Current research projects:

ikaros
astroG
CanSat
JAXA's solar sail IKAROS
(c) JAXA
JAXA's Astro-G telescope (c) JAXA
Cansat developed in 2009 by SDDL


Past research projects:

spheres
CX1
membrane
multicell
MIT-SSL's experimental small satellite
on board ISS (c) MIT-SSL
Citizen Explorer I (c) Colorado Space Grant Consortium
Transient dynamic analysis of a membrane using FEM
FEM analysis of inflatable tube's deflection

 

 

 

Lectures / Design Reviews:

 

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