WOOKYUNG KIM

Last Updated :2021/05/10

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 (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study on Mechanical Engineering
  7. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Special Exercises on Mechanical Engineering A
  8. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Special Exercises on Mechanical Engineering A
  9. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Special Exercises on Mechanical Engineering B
  10. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Special Exercises on Mechanical Engineering B
  11. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study on Mechanical Engineering
  12. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Advanced Reactive Gas Dynamics

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Research on risk of dust explosions in microgravity for lunar and planetary exploration, International Journal of Microgravity Science and Application, 38(2), 380200, 2021
  2. Promotion of deflagration-to-detonation transition by repeated obstacle rods, Journal of Thermal Science and Technology, 16, JTST0018, 2021
  3. Flame acceleration and blast wave of H2-O2-N2-Ar mixtures in unconfined areas, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 46, 12329-12337, 2021
  4. 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
  5. Flammability and flame propagation of propane/L-leucine powder hybrid mixtures, POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 372, 694-702, 20200715
  6. Detonation propagation from a cylindrical tube into a diverging cone, Journal of Thermal Science and Technology, 2020
  7. Deflagration-to-detonation transition in laser-ignited explosive gas contained in a smooth-wall tube, COMBUSTION AND FLAME, 219, 275-282, 202009
  8. Large-scale fireball from accidental explosions, 62, 228-233, 2020
  9. Fundamental research on explosion phenomena from your home and industry to space, 367, 12-13, 2020
  10. Intensification of laser-produced relativistic electron beam using converging magnetic fields for ignition in fast ignition laser fusion, HIGH ENERGY DENSITY PHYSICS, 36, 202008
  11. Self-similar propagation of spherically expanding flames in lean hydrogen-air mixtures, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45, 25608-25614, 2020
  12. Ignition characteristics of amino acid powders, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 62, 103976, 2019
  13. Blast Wave and Fireball after Hydrogen Tank Rupture in a Fire, Advances in Pulsed and Continuous Detonations, 260-274, 2019
  14. Experimental study on the onset of flame acceleration due to cellular instabilities, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 60, 264-268, 20190518
  15. Minimum ignition energy and minimum explosible concentration of L-isoleucine and glycine powder, POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 347, 207-214, 20190401
  16. Experimental study on the electrostatic characteristics of L-Isoleucine powder, Powder Technology, 347, 125-129, 20190401
  17. Wrinkling of large-scale flame in lean propane-air mixture due to cellular instabilities, Combustion Science and Technology, 191(3), 491-503, 2019
  18. Estimations of flame propagation behaviors and blast wave in accidental gas explosions, 57(6), 458-464, 20180910
  19. Experiments on laser cleaning of sooted optical windows, APPLIED OPTICS, 57(36), 10522-10527, 20181220
  20. Experimental study on self-acceleration in expanding spherical hydrogen-air flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43(27), 12556-12564, 2018
  21. Comparative study of laser ignition and spark-plug ignition in high-speed flows, Combustion and Flame, 191, 408-416, 2018
  22. Experimental investigation on the onset of cellular instabilities and acceleration of expanding spherical flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(21), 14821-14828, 2017
  23. 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
  24. Simulations of Blast Wave and Fireball Occurring Due to Rupture of High-Pressure Hydrogen Tank, Safety, 3(16), 1-10, 2017
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Prediction model for self-similar propagation and blast wave generation of premixed flames, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(34), 11087-11092, 2015
  28. Self-similar propagation of expanding spherical flames in large scale gas explosions, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35(2), 2051-2058, 2015
  29. Effect of propagation behaviour of expanding spherical flames on the blast wave generated during unconfined gas explosions, Fuel, 128, 396-403, 2014
  30. 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
  31. Flame acceleration in unconfined hydrogen/air deflagrations by using infrared photography, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 26, 1501-1505, 2013
  32. Fundamental study on accidental explosion behavior of hydrogen/air mixtures in an open space, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38, 8024-8029, 2013
  33. 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. Minimum Ignition Energy and Quenching distance of aluminum dust clouds, 12th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, 2021/12/07, Without Invitation, English, published
  2. Effect of Hydrogen Concentration on Laminar Burning Velocities of Methane- Carbon Dioxide- Air Mixtures, 9th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety, 2021/09/21, Without Invitation, English, published
  3. Numerical Study of Hydrogen Addition Effects on Aluminum Particle Combustion, 9th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety, 2021/09/21, Without Invitation, English, published
  4. Effect of flow speed on ignition characteristics of hydrogen/air mixtures, 9th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety, 2021/09/21, Without Invitation, English, published
  5. An experimental study of propagating spherical flames in unconfined hydrogen-oxygen explosions, 9th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety, 2021/09/21, Without Invitation, English, published
  6. The effect of gravity on flame propagation in aluminum particle clouds, 13th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, 2021/04/26, Without Invitation, English, published
  7. Transition to self-similarity of expanding spherical flame in lean hydrogen-air mixtures, 13th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, 2021/04/27, Without Invitation, English, published
  8. Understanding flame propagation mechanism during dust explosions in microgravity, 38th International Symposium on Combustion, 2021/01/24, Without Invitation, English, published
  9. Removal of nitrogen from chicken manure using hydrothermal pretreatment, 8th Asian Conference on Biomass Science, 2021/01/22, Without Invitation, English, published
  10. lame propagation behavior of aluminum particle suspended in air, 4th International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, 2020/12/07, Without Invitation, English, published
  11. Effects of carbon dioxide, hydrogen concentration on laminar burning velocities of methane-air mixtures, 4th International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, 2020/12/07, Without Invitation, English, published
  12. Basic analysis of ammonia removal efficiency from anaerobic digester, 4th International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, 2020/12/07, Without Invitation, English, published
  13. Electrolysis of ammonia water as livestock waste using alternative electrode materials to platinum, 4th International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, 2020/12/07, Without Invitation, English, published
  14. Nitrogen behavior of poultry litter in hydrothermal treatment, 4th International Symposium on Fuels and Energy, 2020/12/07, Without Invitation, English, preprint
  15. 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
  16. Self-similarity of propagating spherical premixed flames, ALGORITMY 2020 Conference on Scientific Computing, 2020/09/10, With Invitation, English, Vysoke Tatry, Podbanske, preprint
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Efficient heating of dense material by laser-produced electron beam using converging magnetic fields, 2020/03/16, Without Invitation, Japanese, preprint
  20. Current status of flame propagation mechanisms in dust explosions, 2020/01/21, With Invitation, Japanese, preprint
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Pyrolysis, Ignition and Explosion of Amino Acid Powders, Asia Pacific Symposium on Safety 2019, 2019/09/19, Without Invitation, English, Dalian, China, preprint
  26. Experimental study on electrostatic spark ignitability of amino acid powders, Annual Meeting of IESJ, 2019/09/12, Without Invitation, Japanese, Kumamoto, published
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. Promotion of the Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition by Obstacle Rods, 2019/07/02, Without Invitation, Japanese, published
  32. Experimental study on the electrostatic characteristics of L-isoleucine powder, 9th international Granulation workshop, 2019/06/28, Without Invitation, English, Sheffield, UK, published
  33. Ignition characteristics of branched-chain amino acids, JAFSE2019, 2019/05/25, Without Invitation, Japanese, Tokyo, published
  34. Development of theoretical model for explosion safety of hydrogen system, KIFSE2019, 2019/04/25, Without Invitation, other, published
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. Ignition characteristics of glycine and L-isoleucine powders, The 56 Symposium (Japanese) on Combustion, 2018/11/14, Without Invitation, Japanese, Osaka, Japan, published
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. Thermal spraying of yttria by a high-frequency pulse-detonation gun with an enlarged exit, 2018/09/20, Without Invitation, Japanese, published
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. Experimental Study on Electrostatic Characteristics of Glycine Powder, Safety engineering symposium 2018, 2018/07/20, Without Invitation, Japanese, published
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. Detonation transit from a cylindrical tube to a diverging cone, 2018/05/05, Without Invitation, Japanese, preprint
  49. Experimental Study on Electrostatic Characteristics of L-Isoleucine Powder, The 65th JSAP Spring Meeting, 2018/04/30, Without Invitation, Japanese
  50. Wrinkling of large scale flames due to cellular instabilities, Asia Pacific Symposium on Safety 2017, 2017/11/30, Without Invitation, English, published
  51. Static electricity of Amino acid dust, 2017National Conference of Japan Society for Safety Engineering, 2017/11/29, Without Invitation, Japanese, published
  52. Magnetic field guiding of relativistic electron beam generated by Ignition-class ultra-intense laser, plasma conference 2017, 2017/11/20, Without Invitation, English
  53. Magnetic field guiding of relativistic electron beam generated by ignition-class ultra-intense laser, Plasma Conference 2017, 2017/11/20, Without Invitation, Japanese
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. Intrinsic flame instabilities in gas explosions, MIMS research meeting, 2017/10/03, With Invitation, Japanese
  60. Explosion dynamics and its applications, 20th Anniversary International Symposium, 2017/08/19, Without Invitation, English, Tokyo, Japan, published
  61. 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
  62. Laser and Spark-Plug Ignitions in High-Speed Flows, The 49th Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2017/06/28, Without Invitation, Japanese
  63. Thermal Spray of Low -Porosity Alumina Coating using Pulsed Detonation, Symposium on Shock Waves in Japan, 2017/03/08, Without Invitation, Japanese, published
  64. 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
  65. 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
  66. 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
  67. 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
  68. Temperature control in pulse-detonation thermal-spray technology, 2016 International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion, 2016, With Invitation, English, Singapore, preprint
  69. High pressure hydrogen tank rupture: blast wave and fireball, 6th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety, 2015, Without Invitation, English, Yokohama, Japan, published
  70. 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
  71. Disaster and safety management in the UK, The 4th International Conference on Disaster Safety and Technology, 2015, With Invitation, English, Seoul, South Korea, preprint
  72. 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
  73. Cellular structure and self-similar propagation in accidental gas explosions, 2013 Asia Pacific Safety Symposium, 2013, Without Invitation, English, Singapore, published
  74. Scale effects on cellular instability generated on propagating flames, 7th International Symposium on Scale Modeling, 2013, Without Invitation, English, Hirosaki, Japan, published
  75. 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
  76. Effect of flame behavior on blast wave during unconfined gas explosions, The 34th International Symposium on Combustion, 2012, Without Invitation, English, Warsaw, Poland, published
  77. 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
  78. 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
  79. 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
  80. 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
  81. 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