WOOKYUNG KIM

Last Updated :2024/04/03

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Associate Professor
Web Site
E-mail
kimwkhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
1-4-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8527, Japan
TEL : (+81)82-424-7559 FAX : (+81)82-424-7559
Self-introduction
Main research interest is on the gas explosion, dust explosion, hydrogen safety, metal combustion, microgravity combustion.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2014, 2015, Ulster University (UK), Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research, Research Associate
  • 2016/04/01, 2020/03/31, Hiroshima University, Institute of Engineering, Assistant Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Doctor of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • Master of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Academic Degrees

  • The University of Tokyo
  • The University of Tokyo

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Engineering : Cluster 1(Mechanical Systems, Transportation, Material and Energy) : Program of Energy Transform Engineering
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering : Division of Advanced Science and Engineering : Mechanical Engineering Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering : Division of Advanced Science and Engineering : Mechanical Engineering Program

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Mechanical System Engineering

Research Fields

  • Complex systems;Social / Safety system science;Social systems engineering / Safety system
  • Engineering;Integrated engineering;Energy engineering

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Hydrogen energy system society of Japan
  • The Japan Society of Microgravity Application
  • Combustion Society of Japan
  • Japan Society for Safety Engineering
  • Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering
  • Japan Explosives Society
  • International Association for Fire Safety Science
  • Combustion Institute
  • International Association for Hydrogen Safety

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Carbon-neutral Science and Technology
  2. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  3. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Experiments in Mechanical Engineering II
  5. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Internal Combustion Engines
  6. 2024, Undergraduate Education, Year, Graduation Thesis
  7. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Special Exercises on Mechanical Engineering A
  8. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Special Exercises on Mechanical Engineering A
  9. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Special Exercises on Mechanical Engineering B
  10. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Special Exercises on Mechanical Engineering B
  11. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study on Mechanical Engineering
  12. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Advanced Reactive Gas Dynamics
  13. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study on Mechanical Engineering

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Re-explosion hazard of explosion solid residues and gaseous products after coal dust explosion, 34, 104129, 20230901
  2. Influences of a small obstacle on the side wall upon the detonation cellular structure, Journal of Thermal Science and Technology, 18, 23-00038, 20230426
  3. Gravity Effects on the Minimum Explosive Concentrations in 1-D Dust Explosion, Combustion Science and Technology, 195, 1622-1636, 20230220
  4. Effect of particle size on the minimum ignition energy of aluminum powders, POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 415, 20230201
  5. Ignition timing effect on the combustion performance of hydrogen addition in methane fermentation gas in a local energy system, FUEL, 324, 124714, 20220915
  6. Combustion Performance of Methane Fermentation Gas with Hydrogen Addition under Various Ignition Timings, 32, 43, 2022
  7. Dependence of resistivity gradient guiding of laser-driven relativistic electron beams on laser intensity and duration, PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, 29(11), 202211
  8. Numerical study of hydrogen addition effects on aluminum particle combustion, JOURNAL OF THE ENERGY INSTITUTE, 105, 72-80, 202212
  9. Reaction rate of hydrothermal ammonia production from chicken manure, ACS Omega, 36, 23442-23446, 20210903
  10. Experimental investigation on performance of hydrogen additions in natural gas combustion combined with CO2, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, 46(70), 34958-34969, 20211011
  11. Flame acceleration and blast wave of H-2-O-2-N-2-Ar mixtures in unconfined areas, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, 46(23), 12329-12337, 20210331
  12. Research on risk of dust explosions in microgravity for lunar and planetary exploration, International Journal of Microgravity Science and Application, 38(2), 380200, 20210430
  13. Dynamics of blast wave and fireball after hydrogen tank rupture in a fire in the open atmosphere, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, 46(5), 4644-4665, 20210119
  14. Effects of hydrogen and carbon dioxide on the laminar burning velocities of methane-air mixtures, Journal of the Energy Institute, 99, 178-185, 20211201
  15. Experimental Investigation on Performance of Hydrogen Additions in Natural Gas Combustion Combined with CO2, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 46, 34958-34969, 20211011
  16. Flame propagation behavior during dust explosions in a microgravity environment, Earozoru Kenkyu, 36, 1-7, 20210330
  17. Promotion of deflagration-to-detonation transition by repeated obstacle rods, JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 16(2), 20210116
  18. Experimental study on electrostatic charges and discharges from a metal protrusion inside a silo during continuous loading of polypropylene powder, Powder Technology, 391, 362-368, 20211010
  19. Fundamental research on explosion phenomena from your home and industry to space, 367, 12-13, 20200901
  20. Deflagration-to-detonation transition in laser-ignited explosive gas contained in a smooth-wall tube, COMBUSTION AND FLAME, 219, 275-282, 20200901
  21. Intensification of laser-produced relativistic electron beam using converging magnetic fields for ignition in fast ignition laser fusion, HIGH ENERGY DENSITY PHYSICS, 36, 10084-10084, 20200801
  22. Detonation propagation from a cylindrical tube into a diverging cone, Journal of Thermal Science and Technology, 15, JTST0030, 20201201
  23. Flammability and flame propagation of propane/L-leucine powder hybrid mixtures, POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 372, 694-702, 20200715
  24. Self-similar propagation of spherically expanding flames in lean hydrogen-air mixtures, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45, 25608-25614, 20200921
  25. Large-scale fireball from accidental explosions, 62, 228-233, 20201001
  26. Wrinkling of large-scale flame in lean propane-air mixture due to cellular instabilities, Combustion Science and Technology, 191(3), 491-503, 2019
  27. Blast Wave and Fireball after Hydrogen Tank Rupture in a Fire, Advances in Pulsed and Continuous Detonations, 260-274, 2019
  28. Experimental study on the electrostatic characteristics of L-Isoleucine powder, Powder Technology, 347, 125-129, 20190401
  29. Experimental study on the onset of flame acceleration due to cellular instabilities, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 60, 264-268, 20190518
  30. Minimum ignition energy and minimum explosible concentration of L-isoleucine and glycine powder, POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 347, 207-214, 20190401
  31. Ignition characteristics of amino acid powders, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 62, 103976, 2019
  32. Estimations of flame propagation behaviors and blast wave in accidental gas explosions, 57(6), 458-464, 20180910
  33. Comparative study of laser ignition and spark-plug ignition in high-speed flows, Combustion and Flame, 191, 408-416, 2018
  34. Experimental study on self-acceleration in expanding spherical hydrogen-air flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43(27), 12556-12564, 2018
  35. Experiments on laser cleaning of sooted optical windows, APPLIED OPTICS, 57(36), 10522-10527, 20181220
  36. Consequence Analysis of High Pressure Hydrogen Tank of a Fuel Cell Vehicle in a Fire, Journal of Japan Society for Safety Engineering, 56(2), 123-126, 2017
  37. Experimental investigation on the onset of cellular instabilities and acceleration of expanding spherical flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(21), 14821-14828, 2017
  38. Simulations of Blast Wave and Fireball Occurring Due to Rupture of High-Pressure Hydrogen Tank, Safety, 3(16), 1-10, 2017
  39. Experimental Study of High-Frequency Pulse-Detonation Thermal-Spray Technology for Protecting Heat Exchanger Tubes in Boilers, Journal of the Japan Boiler Association, 400, 16-22, 201612
  40. Numerical simulations of experimental fireball and blast wave from a high-pressure tank rupture in a fire, Proceedings of the Eighth International Seminar on Fire & Explosion Hazards, 2016
  41. Self-similar propagation of expanding spherical flames in large scale gas explosions, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35(2), 2051-2058, 2015
  42. Prediction model for self-similar propagation and blast wave generation of premixed flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(34), 11087-11092, 2015
  43. Effect of propagation behaviour of expanding spherical flames on the blast wave generated during unconfined gas explosions, Fuel, 128, 396-403, 2014
  44. Acceleration phenomena of expanding spherical flames in hydrogen/air mixtures for large-scale gas explosions, Journal of the Combustion Society of Japan, 175(56), 74-79, 2014
  45. Flame acceleration in unconfined hydrogen/air deflagrations by using infrared photography, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 26, 1501-1505, 2013
  46. Fundamental study on accidental explosion behavior of hydrogen/air mixtures in an open space, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38, 8024-8029, 2013
  47. An experimental study on the self-acceleration of expanding spherical flames in large-scale unconfined hydrogen explosions, Proceedings of the Seventh International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, 942-950, 2013

Awards

  1. 2022/05/23, Best paper award, Japan Society for safety Engineering
  2. 2020/12/07, Best Presentation Award, ISFE2020
  3. 2020/09/04, Best paper award, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  4. 2020/05/29, Academic Technology Award for Outstanding Young Researcher, Japan Society for safety Engineering
  5. 2020/05/28, Uchida Encouragement Award for Outstanding Young Researcher, Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineerin
  6. 2018/11/23, Best Paper Award, Combustion Society of Japan
  7. 2018/08/17, Best Paper Award, 12th International Symposium on Hazards, Prevention, and Mitigation of Industrial Explosions
  8. 2017, Best Paper Award, Asia Pacific Symposium on Safety 2017
  9. 2013, Outstanding Student Award, Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering
  10. 2013, 2013 Photo Contest -Beautiful Flames- The Merit Award, Combustion Society of Japan
  11. 2012, Best Presentation Award, Combustion Society of Japan
  12. 2012, 2012 Photo Contest -Beautiful Flames- The Merit Award, Combustion Society of Japan
  13. 2010, 2010 Photo Contest -Beautiful Flames- The Highest Award, Combustion Society of Japan

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Ministry of Science and ICT of the Government of South Korea, 2022/04/01, 2025/02/25
  2. Betterial, Investigation on combustion characteristic of carbon nano particle, 2021/11/01, 2022/12/31
  3. Environment Research and Technology Development Fund of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan, Regional circular livestock system based on large improvement of power generation efficiency using ammonia derived from the livestock waste, 2020/04/01, 2023/03/31
  4. Iwatani Naoji Foundation, 2022/04/01, 2023/03/31
  5. Front-loading research project of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Combustion behaviors near the minimum explosible concentration of dust explosions, 2021, 2022
  6. JSPS KAKENHI 21H04593, 2021/04/01, 2026/03/31
  7. Ministry of Science and ICT of the Government of South Korea, Large-scale explosion of hydrogen station, 2021/04/01, 2022/03/31
  8. JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers JP21K14379, Flame propagation mechanism in dust explosion, 2021/04/01, 2024/03/31
  9. Suzuki foundation research fund, Effects of hydrogen addition on flame propagation and combustion characteristic of aluminum powders, 2021/04/01, 2022/03/31
  10. Front-loading research project of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Elucidation of flammability limit in dust explosion, 2020, 2021
  11. Front-loading research project of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Combustion characteristics and flame propagation mechanisms in dust explosions, 2019, 2020
  12. Suzuki foundation research fund, 2019/04/01, 2020/03/31
  13. Electric Technology Research Foundation of Chugoku, Self-similar propagation of hydrogen flame, 2019/04, 2021/03
  14. KAKEN, Self-similarity of flame acceleration in gas explosions, 2018/.4, 2021/.3
  15. JSPS KAKENHI Grant Numbers 18H03822, 2018/04/01, 2022/03/31
  16. LIXIL JS Foundation, 2016/.1, 2017/.1
  17. Hiroshima University research fund, 2016/10/01, 2017/03/31
  18. Suzuki foundation research fund