WOOKYUNG KIM

Last Updated :2021/04/13

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Assistant 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

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)
  • 【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. 2021, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  2. 2021, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  3. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Practice of Mechanics
  4. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Technical English
  5. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Experiments in Mechanical Engineering II
  6. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Special Exercises on Mechanical Engineering A
  7. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Special Exercises on Mechanical Engineering A
  8. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Special Exercises on Mechanical Engineering B
  9. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Special Exercises on Mechanical Engineering B
  10. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study on Mechanical Engineering
  11. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Advanced Reactive Gas Dynamics
  12. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study on Mechanical Engineering

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Detonation propagation from a cylindrical tube into a diverging cone, Journal of Thermal Science and Technology, 2020
  2. Large-scale fireball from accidental explosions, 62, 228-233, 2020
  3. Fundamental research on explosion phenomena from your home and industry to space, 367, 12-13, 2020
  4. Simulation of blast wave and fireball after hydrogen tank rupture in a fire in the open atmosphere, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2020
  5. Self-similar propagation of spherically expanding flames in lean hydrogen-air mixtures, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45, 25608-25614, 2020
  6. Intensification of Laser-produced Relativistic Electron Beam Using Converging Magnetic Fields for Ignition in Fast Ignition Laser Fusion, High Energy Density Physics, 36, 100841, 2020
  7. Flammability and flame propagation of propane/L-leucine powder hybrid mixtures, Powder Technology, 372, 694-702, 2020
  8. Flame acceleration and blast wave of H2-O2-N2-Ar mixtures in unconfined areas, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2020
  9. Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition in Laser-Ignited Explosive Gas Contained in a Smooth-Wall Tube, Combustion and Flame, 219, 275-282, 2020
  10. Ignition characteristics of amino acid powders, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 62, 103976, 2019
  11. Blast Wave and Fireball after Hydrogen Tank Rupture in a Fire, Advances in Pulsed and Continuous Detonations, 260-274, 2019
  12. Experimental study on the onset of flame acceleration due to cellular instabilities, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 60, 264-268, 20190518
  13. Minimum ignition energy and minimum explosible concentration of L-isoleucine and glycine powder, POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 347, 207-214, 20190401
  14. Experimental study on the electrostatic characteristics of L-Isoleucine powder, Powder Technology, 347, 125-129, 20190401
  15. Wrinkling of large-scale flame in lean propane-air mixture due to cellular instabilities, Combustion Science and Technology, 191(3), 491-503, 2019
  16. Estimations of flame propagation behaviors and blast wave in accidental gas explosions, 57(6), 458-464, 20180910
  17. Experiments on laser cleaning of sooted optical windows, APPLIED OPTICS, 57(36), 10522-10527, 20181220
  18. Experimental study on self-acceleration in expanding spherical hydrogen-air flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43(27), 12556-12564, 2018
  19. Comparative study of laser ignition and spark-plug ignition in high-speed flows, Combustion and Flame, 191, 408-416, 2018
  20. Experimental investigation on the onset of cellular instabilities and acceleration of expanding spherical flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(21), 14821-14828, 2017
  21. 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
  22. Simulations of Blast Wave and Fireball Occurring Due to Rupture of High-Pressure Hydrogen Tank, Safety, 3(16), 1-10, 2017
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Prediction model for self-similar propagation and blast wave generation of premixed flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(34), 11087-11092, 2015
  26. Self-similar propagation of expanding spherical flames in large scale gas explosions, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35(2), 2051-2058, 2015
  27. Effect of propagation behaviour of expanding spherical flames on the blast wave generated during unconfined gas explosions, Fuel, 128, 396-403, 2014
  28. 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
  29. Flame acceleration in unconfined hydrogen/air deflagrations by using infrared photography, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 26, 1501-1505, 2013
  30. Fundamental study on accidental explosion behavior of hydrogen/air mixtures in an open space, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38, 8024-8029, 2013
  31. 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

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Understanding explosion accident of combustible materials from industry to space, Fall Symposium 2020 of Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2020/10/15, With Invitation, English, published
  2. Self-similarity of propagating spherical premixed flames, ALGORITMY 2020 Conference on Scientific Computing, 2020/09/10, With Invitation, English, Vysoke Tatry, Podbanske, preprint
  3. Self-similar propagation of expanding spherical flames in lean hydrogen-air mixtures, 13th International Symposium on Hazards, Prevention, and Mitigation of Industrial Explosions, 2020/07/27, Without Invitation, English, Braunschweig, Germany, preprint
  4. An experimental investigation of explosion characteristics of hydrogen-air mixture for Standard Operating Procedures, Spring conference of the Korean society of safety 2020, 2020/07/22, Without Invitation, English, published
  5. Efficient heating of dense material by laser-produced electron beam using converging magnetic fields, 2020/03/16, Without Invitation, Japanese, preprint
  6. Current status of flame propagation mechanisms in dust explosions, 2020/01/21, With Invitation, Japanese, preprint
  7. Effects of Converging Magnetic Fields on Ignition Property of Fast Ignition Laser Fusion, The 36 Annual Meeting in Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research, 2019/11/29, Without Invitation, Japanese, Aichi, published
  8. Effect of expansion ratio on flame acceleration behavior during hydrogen gas explosions, The Fifty-Seventh Symposium (Japanese) on Combustion, 2019/11/20, Without Invitation, Japanese, preprint
  9. Self-acceleration of a spherically expanding hydrogen-air flame at elevated pressure, 8th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety, 2019/09/24, Without Invitation, English, Adelaide, Australia, published
  10. Effect of expansion ratio on flame acceleration during hydrogen fueled gas explosions, 8th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety, 2019/09/24, Without Invitation, English, Adelaide, Australia, published
  11. Pyrolysis, Ignition and Explosion of Amino Acid Powders, Asia Pacific Symposium on Safety 2019, 2019/09/19, Without Invitation, English, Dalian, China, preprint
  12. Experimental study on electrostatic spark ignitability of amino acid powders, Annual Meeting of IESJ, 2019/09/12, Without Invitation, Japanese, Kumamoto, published
  13. Pyrolysis and Ignition of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Powders, 27th International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, 2019/07/28, Without Invitation, English, Beijing, China, preprint
  14. Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition in Laser-Ignited Explosive Gas Contained in a Smooth-Wall Tube, 27th International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, 2019/07/28, Without Invitation, English, Beijing, China, published
  15. Cellular instabilities in spherically propagating hydrogen-air flames, International Symposium on Precision Engineering and Sustainable Manufacturing 2019, 2019/07/10, Without Invitation, English, Da Nang, Vietnam, published
  16. Ignition requirement for HBRPA C6+ beam driven fast ignition, EPS 2019 46th Conference on Plasma Physics, 2019/07/08, Without Invitation, English, Milan, Italy, published
  17. Promotion of the Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition by Obstacle Rods, 2019/07/02, Without Invitation, Japanese, published
  18. Experimental study on the electrostatic characteristics of L-isoleucine powder, 9th international Granulation workshop, 2019/06/28, Without Invitation, English, Sheffield, UK, published
  19. Ignition characteristics of branched-chain amino acids, JAFSE2019, 2019/05/25, Without Invitation, Japanese, Tokyo, published
  20. Development of theoretical model for explosion safety of hydrogen system, KIFSE2019, 2019/04/25, Without Invitation, other, published
  21. Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition in Explosive Gas Ignited by Laser in a Smooth-Wall Cylindrical Tube, The 7th Laser Ignition and Giant-microphotonics Conference, 2019/04/22, Without Invitation, English, Yokohama, Japan, published
  22. Efficient heating of dense material by laser-produced electron beam using converging magnetic fields, 75th Annual Meeting the physical society of japan, 2019/03/16, Without Invitation, Japanese, Nagoya University
  23. Influence of the operation frequency and powder-feeding rate on the performance of high-frequency pulse-detonation spraying, Symposium on Shock Waves in Japan, 2019/03/05, Without Invitation, Japanese, Yokohama, preprint
  24. Ignition characteristics of glycine and L-isoleucine powders, The 56 Symposium (Japanese) on Combustion, 2018/11/14, Without Invitation, Japanese, Osaka, Japan, published
  25. Minimum ignition energy and minimum explosible concentration of L-Isoleucine powder, 11th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, 2018/10/23, Without Invitation, English, Taiwan, published
  26. Correlations for the onset of flame acceleration in premixed flames, 11th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, 2018/10/23, Without Invitation, English, published
  27. Blast wave and fireball after hydrogen tank rupture in a fire, 11th International Colloquium on Pulsed and Continuous Detonations, 2018/09/21, With Invitation, English, published
  28. Thermal spraying of yttria by a high-frequency pulse-detonation gun with an enlarged exit, 2018/09/20, Without Invitation, Japanese, published
  29. Experimental study on the onset of flame acceleration due to cellular instabilities, 12th International Symposium on Hazards, Prevention, and Mitigation of Industrial Explosions, 2018/08/13, Without Invitation, English, Kansas City, MO, USA, published
  30. A comparison study of Electrostatic Characteristics of Glycine and L-isoleucine Powders, 42nd domestic conference on the institute of electrostatics japan, 2018/07/20, Without Invitation, Japanese, published
  31. Experimental Study on Electrostatic Characteristics of Glycine Powder, Safety engineering symposium 2018, 2018/07/20, Without Invitation, Japanese, published
  32. Correlations for the onset of cellular instabilities in outwardly propagating spherical flames, 2nd International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, 2018/07/08, Without Invitation, English, published
  33. Minimum Explosible concentration and flame propagation behaviors of L-Isoleucine powder, Japan Association for fire science and engineering, 2018/05/20, Without Invitation, Japanese, published
  34. Detonation transit from a cylindrical tube to a diverging cone, 2018/05/05, Without Invitation, Japanese, preprint
  35. Experimental Study on Electrostatic Characteristics of L-Isoleucine Powder, The 65th JSAP Spring Meeting, 2018/04/30, Without Invitation, Japanese
  36. Wrinkling of large scale flames due to cellular instabilities, Asia Pacific Symposium on Safety 2017, 2017/11/30, Without Invitation, English, published
  37. Static electricity of Amino acid dust, 2017National Conference of Japan Society for Safety Engineering, 2017/11/29, Without Invitation, Japanese, published
  38. Magnetic field guiding of relativistic electron beam generated by Ignition-class ultra-intense laser, plasma conference 2017, 2017/11/20, Without Invitation, English
  39. Magnetic field guiding of relativistic electron beam generated by ignition-class ultra-intense laser, Plasma Conference 2017, 2017/11/20, Without Invitation, Japanese
  40. Onset of flame wrinkling of spherically expanding flames in hydrogen-air mixtures, The Fifty-fifth Symposium (Japanese) on Combustion, 2017/11/14, Without Invitation, Japanese, published
  41. Comparison between Laser and Spark-Plug Ignitions in High-Speed Flows, The Fifty-fifth Symposium (Japanese) on Combustion, 2017/11/14, Without Invitation, Japanese, published
  42. Onset of cellular instabilities in spherically expanding hydrogen-air flames, The 6th International Symposium on Energetic Materials and their Applications, 2017/11/06, Without Invitation, English, published
  43. Transit of a detonation wave through a diverging nozzle, The 6th International Symposium on Energetic Materials and their Application, 2017/11/06, Without Invitation, English, published
  44. Development of pulse-detonation spraying gun with expanded exit, The 6th International Symposium on Energetic Materials and their Application, 2017/11/06, Without Invitation, English
  45. Intrinsic flame instabilities in gas explosions, MIMS research meeting, 2017/10/03, With Invitation, Japanese
  46. Explosion dynamics and its applications, 20th Anniversary International Symposium, 2017/08/19, Without Invitation, English, Tokyo, Japan, published
  47. Effects of Flame Instabilities in Hydrogen-Air Explosions, 26th International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, 2017/07/30, Without Invitation, English, published
  48. Laser and Spark-Plug Ignitions in High-Speed Flows, The 49th Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2017/06/28, Without Invitation, Japanese
  49. Thermal Spray of Low -Porosity Alumina Coating using Pulsed Detonation, Symposium on Shock Waves in Japan, 2017/03/08, Without Invitation, Japanese, published
  50. Numerical study on the rupture of high pressure hydrogen tank of a fuel cell vehicle, 2016National Conference of Japan Society for Safety Engineering, 2016, Without Invitation, Japanese, published
  51. Improvement of fire resistance of on-board hydrogen storage tank (Type 4), The Korean hydrogen and new energy society autumn conference 2016, 2016, Without Invitation, other
  52. Modelling and simulations of blast wave and fireball generated by high-pressure hydrogen tank rupture in a fire, The 36th International Symposium on Combustion, 2016, Without Invitation, English, Seoul, South Korea, published
  53. Numerical simulations of experimental fireball and blast wave from a high-pressure tank rupture in a fire, 8th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, 2016, Without Invitation, English, Hefei, China, published
  54. Temperature control in pulse-detonation thermal-spray technology, 2016 International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion, 2016, With Invitation, English, Singapore, preprint
  55. High pressure hydrogen tank rupture: blast wave and fireball, 6th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety, 2015, Without Invitation, English, Yokohama, Japan, published
  56. Blast wave and fireball from unconfined hydrogen explosion and high pressure hydrogen tank rupture, The European Technical School on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2015, 2015, With Invitation, English, Crete, Greece, preprint
  57. Disaster and safety management in the UK, The 4th International Conference on Disaster Safety and Technology, 2015, With Invitation, English, Seoul, South Korea, preprint
  58. Self-Similar Propagation of Expanding Spherical Flames in Large Scale Gas Explosions, The 35th International Symposium on Combustion, 2014, Without Invitation, English, San Francisco, USA, published
  59. Cellular structure and self-similar propagation in accidental gas explosions, 2013 Asia Pacific Safety Symposium, 2013, Without Invitation, English, Singapore, published
  60. Scale effects on cellular instability generated on propagating flames, 7th International Symposium on Scale Modeling, 2013, Without Invitation, English, Hirosaki, Japan, published
  61. An experimental study on the self-acceleration of expanding spherical flames in large-scale unconfined hydrogen explosions, 7th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, 2013, Without Invitation, English, Providence, USA, published
  62. Effect of flame behavior on blast wave during unconfined gas explosions, The 34th International Symposium on Combustion, 2012, Without Invitation, English, Warsaw, Poland, published
  63. Flame acceleration in unconfined hydrogen/air deflagrations by using infrared photography, 9th International Symposium on Hazard, Prevention and Mitigation of Industrial Explosions, 2012, Without Invitation, English, Cracow, Poland, published
  64. Fundamental study on accidental explosion behavior of hydrogen/air mixtures in an open space, 4th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety, 2011, Without Invitation, English, San Francisco, USA, published
  65. Toward risk assessment of explosion hazard: experimental determination of flame fractal dimension, 2011 International Conference on Key Engineering Materials and Computer Science, 2011, Without Invitation, English, Dalian, China, published
  66. Effects of hydrogen addition on flame propagation and blast wave generation during explosion of methane-air mixtures, 23rd International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, 2011, Without Invitation, English, Irvine, USA, published
  67. An experimental study on blast wave from a gas explosion by using soap-bubble method, 10th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, 2011, Without Invitation, English, Maryland, USA, published

Awards

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

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. 2021/04/01, 2026/03/31
  2. 2021/04/01, 2022/03/31
  3. 2021/04/01, 2024/03/31
  4. 2021/04/01, 2022/03/31
  5. JAXA/ISAS Front loading research, Elucidation of flammability limit in dust explosion, 2020, 2021
  6. JAXA/ISAS Front loading research, Combustion characteristics and flame propagation mechanisms in dust explosions, 2019, 2020
  7. Suzuki foundation, 2019/.4, 2020/.3
  8. Self-similar propagation of hydrogen flame, 2019/04, 2021/03
  9. KAKEN, Self-similarity of flame acceleration in gas explosions, 2018/.4, 2021/.3
  10. 2018/.4, 2022/.3
  11. LIXIL JS Foundation, 2016/.1, 2017/.1
  12. 2016/.1, 2017/.3