Dr. Noboru (Nobo) Yonemitsu has worked in the Department of Civil Engineering in several different capacities since February 1992. He studied Engineering Physics at Hokkaido University, Japan, where he specialized in Turbulent Fluid Dynamics and Instrumentation of Non-destructive Testing (NDT) and received his M.A.Sc. from the same institute before coming to Canada in 1986. He earned a Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Alberta, based on his research in Environmental Fluid Mechanics. From 1990-2009, Nobo worked as a research scientist/project engineer/NDT consultant with various organizations including: Northwest Hydraulics Consultants (Edmonton, Vancouver), NASA (Johnson Space Center), UBC, UNBC, BCIT, Oki Electronics, Intel, various defence departments, nuclear power plants, and some of the world's major airline companies.
IR-NDT technologies, Turbulent Fluid Mechanics, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Ecological Fluid Mechanics, Waste water treatment.
Fluid Mechanics I
Fluid properties, hydrostatics, kinematics, and fluid dynamics: energy and momentum methods with applications. Dimensional analysis, modelling, introduction to flow in pipes and forces on immersed objects.
Fluid Mechanics II
Two dimensional flow around immersed objects; velocity and pressure fields; lift and drag on cylinders and aerofoils; fluid loads on structures and structural response; pumps and turbines; analysis and design of pipeline systems; unsteady flow in pipes; frictionless waterhammer analysis.
Hydrology and Open Channel Flow
Introduction to open channel hydraulics, engineering hydrology, and water resource systems; estimation of design discharge; flood statistics; nonuniform steady open channel flow; energy and momentum principles, backwater analysis; culvert and bridge hydraulics.
Application of hydraulic engineering principles to problems of environmental concern. Pollutant transport and dispersion. Mixing in rivers and lakes. Theory of jets and plumes. Design of outfall diffusers.
Sensors and Signal Processing
Engineering Case Studies
Application of scientific principles and technical knowledge to practical problems. Introduction to the engineering design process and to engineering graphics.
Introduction to Engineering Design
Introduction to engineering design methods, problem solving, working individually and in teams, and methods of communication of results. Engineering design projects will be assigned.
CEME - Room 2025Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building
The University of British Columbia
6250 Applied Science Lane
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4