Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

FUMIAKI TAKAHASHI

Professor                                         

 

Email: fxt13@case.edu
Phone: (216) 368-6838
Office Location: Glennan 613

 

UL Fire and Combustion Laboratories: Glennan 120
Phone: (216) 368-2017

 

Degrees:

  • D.Eng., M.Eng., B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, Keio University, Japan

Research Areas:

  • Fire Science and Engineering 
    Spacecraft fire safety, fire suppression, halon replacement, fire retardants, fire toxicity, fire blankets, intumescent coatings, wildland fire, and sensors
  • Combustion
    Microgravity combustion, flame stabilization, flame structure, turbulent combustion, laser diagnostics, and numerical simulation

Teaching Interests:

  • EMAE 457 Combustion
  • EMAE/EMAC+464 Fire Protection Engineering

Books:

  • Takahashi, F., Sooting Correlations for Premixed Combustion, in Physical and Chemical Aspects of Combustion:  A Tribute to Irvin Glassman (F. L. Dryer and R. F. Sawyer, eds.), Combustion Science and Technology Book Series, Vol. 4, Gordon and Breach, New York, 1997, pp. 161-187.
  • Takahashi, F., Candle and Jet Diffusion Flames:  Mechanisms of Combustion under Gravity and Microgravity, in Combustion Phenomena:  Selected Mechanisms of Flame Formation, Propagation and Extinction, J. Jarosinski and B. Veyssiere, eds., CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL., 2009, Ch. 8.1, pp. 170-178.

Articles:

  • Takahashi, F., and Katta, V. R., Chemical Kinetic Structure of the Reaction Kernel of Methane Jet Diffusion Flames, Combustion Science and Technology, 155, 243-279 (2000).
  • Takahashi, F., Schmoll, W. J., Strader, E., and Belovich, V. M., Suppression of Step-Stabilized Nonpremixed Flames, Combustion and Flame, 122, 105-116 (2000).
  • Takahashi, F., and Katta, V. R., A Reaction Kernel Hypothesis for the Stability Limit of Methane Jet Diffusion Flames, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute, Vol. 28, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000, pp. 2071-2078.
  • Takahashi, F., Schmoll, W. J., Strader, E., and Belovich, V. M., Suppression Behavior of Obstruction-Stabilized Pool Flames, Combustion Science and Technology, 163, 107-130 (2001).
  • Takahashi, F., and Katta, V. R., Reaction Kernel Structure and Stabilizing Mechanisms of Jet Diffusion Flames in Microgravity, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute, Vol. 29, 2002, pp. 2509-2518.
  • Katta, V. R., Takahashi, F., and Linteris, G., Numerical Investigations of CO2 as Fire Suppressing Agent, Fire Safety Science:  Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Fire Safety Science (David D. Evans, Ed.), International Association for Fire Safety Science, Bethesda, MD, 2003, pp. 531-544.
  • Katta, V. R., Takahashi, F., and Linteris, G., Suppression of Cup-Burner Flames Using Carbon Dioxide in Microgravity, Combustion and Flame, 137, 506-522 (2004).
  • Linteris, G., Katta, V. R., and Takahashi, F., Experimental and Numerical Evaluation of Metallic Compounds for Suppressing Cup-Burner Flames, Combustion and Flame, 138, 78-96 (2004).
  • Takahashi, F., and Katta, V. R., Further Studies of the Reaction Kernel Structure and Stabilization of Jet Diffusion Flames, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute, Vol. 30, Pittsburgh, PA, 2005, pp. 383-390.
  • Takahashi, F., and Katta, V. R., Structure of Propagating Edge Diffusion Flames in Hydrocarbon Fuel Jets, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute, Vol. 30, Pittsburgh, PA, 2005, pp. 375-382.
  • Katta, V. R., Takahashi, F., and Linteris, G., Fire-Suppression Characteristics of CF3H in a Cup Burner, Combustion and Flame, 144, 645-661 (2006).
  • Takahashi, F., Linteris, G., and Katta, V. R., Extinguishment Mechanisms of Coflow Diffusion Flames in a Cup-Burner Apparatus, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute, Vol. 31, 2007, pp. 2721-2729.
  • Takahashi, F., Linteris, G., and Katta, V. R., Vortex-Coupled Oscillations of Edge Diffusion Flames in Coflowing Air with Dilution, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute, Vol. 31, 2007, pp. 1575-1582.
  • Linteris, G., Takahashi, F., and Katta, V. R., Cup Burner Flame Extinguishment by CF3Br and Br2, Combustion and Flame, 149, 91-103 (2007).
  • Takahashi, F., Linteris, G., and Katta, V. R., Extinguishment of Methane Diffusion Flames by Carbon Dioxide in Coflow Air and Oxygen-Enriched Microgravity Environments, Combustion and Flame, 155, 37-53 (2008).
  • Takahashi, F., and Katta, V. R., Extinguishment of Diffusion Flames around a Cylinder in a Coaxial Air Stream with Dilution or Water Mist, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute, Vol. 32, 2009, pp. 2615-2623.
  • Takahashi, F., Linteris, G., and Katta, V. R., Extinguishment of Methane Diffusion Flames by Inert Gases in Coflow Air and Oxygen-Enriched Microgravity Environments, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute, Vol. 33, 2010, pp. 2531-2538.
  • Hsu, S.-Y., and T’ien, J. S., Takahashi, F., Olson, S. L., Modeling Heat Transfer in Thin Fire Blanket Materials under High External Heat Fluxes, Fire Safety Science:  Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, International Association for Fire Safety Science, Bethesda, MD, 2011.
  • Linteris, G.T., Takahashi, F., Katta, V.R., Chelliah, H., Meier, O., Thermodynamic analysis of suppressant-enhanced overpressure in the FAA Aerosol Can Simulator, in Fire Safety Science:  Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, International Association for Fire Safety Science, 2011.
  • Linteris, G.T., Burgess, D.R., Katta, V.R., Takahashi, F., Chelliah, H.K., and Meier, O., Stirred-Reactor Calculations to Understand Unwanted Combustion Enhancement by Potential Halon Replacements, Combustion and Flame, 159, 1016-1025 (2012).
  • Karnani, S., Dunn-Rankin, D., Takahashi, F., Yuan, Z.-G., and Stocker, D., Simulating Gravity in Microgravity Combustion Using Electric Fields, Combustion Science and Technology, 184, 10-11, 1891-1902 (2012).
  • Takahashi, F., Katta, V.R., Linteris, G.T., Meier, O., Cup-Burner Flame Structure and Extinguishment by C2HF5 in Microgravity, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute, Vol. 34, 2013, 2707-2717.
  • Linteris, G.T., Babushok, V.I. Sunderland, P.B., Takahashi, F., Katta, V.R., Meier, O., Unwanted Combustion Enhancement by C6F12O Fire Suppressant, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute, Vol. 34, 2013, pp. 2683-2690.
  • Takahashi, F., Abbott, A., Murray, T.M., T’ien, J.S., Olson, S.L., Thermal Response Characteristics of Fire Blanket Materials, Fire and Materials, 38, 609-638 (2014).
  • Takahashi, F., Katta, V.R., Linteris, G.T., Combustion Inhibition and Enhancement of Cup-Burner Flames by CF3Br, C2HF5, C2HF3Cl2, and C3H2F3Br, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute, Vol. 35, 2014, pp. 2741–2748.
  • Ma, B., Cao, S, Giassi, D., Stocker, D.P., Takahashi, F, Bennett, B.A.V., Smooke, M.D., Long, M.B., An Experimental and Computational Study on Soot Formation in a Coflow Jet Flame under Microgravity and Normal Gravity, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute, Vol. 35, 2015, pp. 839-846.
  • Cao, S, Ma, B., Bennett, B.A.V., Giassi, D., Stocker, D.P., Takahashi, F, Long, M.B., Smooke, M.D., A Computational and Experimental Study of Coflow Laminar Diffusion Flames:  Effects of Fuel Dilution, Inlet Velocity, and Gravity, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute, Vol. 35, 2015, pp. 897-903.
  • Giassi, D., Cao, S, Bennett, B.A.V., Stocker, D.P., Takahashi, F, Smooke, M.D., Long, M.B., Analysis of CH* Concentration and Flame Heat Release Rate in Laminar Coflow Diffusion Flames under Microgravity and Normal Gravity, Combustion and Flame, 167 (2016) 198–206.
  • Linteris, G.T., Babushok, V.I., Pagliaro, J.L., Burgess, D. R., Manion, J.A., Takahashi, F., Katta, V.R., and Baker P.T., Understanding Overpressure in the FAA Aerosol Can Test by C3H2 F3Br (2-BTP), Combustion and Flame, 167, 452–462 (2016).
  • Bouvet, N., Linteris, G.T., Babushok, V.I., Takahashi, F., Katta, V.R., Krämer, R., A Comparison of the Gas-Phase Fire Retardant Action of DMMP and Br2 in Co-flow Diffusion Flame Extinguishment, Combustion and Flame, 169, 340–348 (2016).
  • Babushok, V.I., Linteris, G.T., Katta, V.R., Takahashi, F., Influence of Hydrocarbon moiety of DMMP on Flame Propagation in Lean Mixtures, Combustion and Flame, 171, 168–172 (2016).
  • Bouvet, N., Linteris, G.T., Babushok, V.I., Takahashi, F., Katta, V.R., Krämer, R., Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Gas-phase Effectiveness of Phosphorus Compounds, Fire and Materials, 40, 683–696 (2016), DOI: 10.1002/fam.2319.
  • Takahashi, F., Katta, V.R., Linteris, G.T., and Babushok, V.I., A Computational Study of Extinguishment and Enhancement of Propane Cup-Burner Flames by Halon and Alternative Agents, Fire Safety Journal, 91, 688-694 (2017).
  • Takahashi, F., Katta, V.R., Linteris, G.T., and Babushok, V.I., Numerical study of gas-phase interactions of phosphorus-containing compounds with co-flow diffusion flames, Proceedings of The Combustion Institute, Vol. 37, 2018.
  • Takahashi, F., Katta, V.R., and Hicks, M.C., Cool Flame Burning and Oscillations of Envelope Diffusion Flames in Microgravity, Microgravity Science and Technology (2018).

Honors & Awards:

  • Wohlleben/Hochwart Outstanding Professional Research Award, University of Dayton, 1995
  • Group Achievement Award, NASA, 2001, 2016
  • Alumni Award, Keio University, 2002
  • Best Paper Award, AIAA, 1992, 2006
  • Space Flight Awarness Team, NASA Glenn Research Center, 2014