JaLCDOI 10.18926/44497
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Author Kanatani, Kenichi| Sugaya, Yasuyuki|
Abstract We describe in detail the algorithm of bundle adjustment for 3-D reconstruction from multiple images based on our latest research results. The main focus of this paper is on the handling of camera rotations and the efficiency of computation and memory usage when the number of variables is very large; an appropriate consideration of this is the core of the implementation of bundle adjustment. Computing the fundamental matrix from two views and reconstructing the 3-D structure from multiple views, we evaluate the performance of our algorithm and discuses technical issues of bundle adjustment implementation.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2011-01
Volume volume45
Start Page 27
End Page 35
ISSN 1349-6115
language 英語
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NAID 80021759249
JaLCDOI 10.18926/20012
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_29_1_15.pdf
Author Totsuji, Chieko| Matsubara, Takeo| Obuchi, Masumi|
Abstract A molecular orbital approach to the electronic structure of C(60) molecule is formulated on the basis of optimized bond orbital model and the stability of the truncated icosahedron structure is examined.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1994-11-30
Volume volume29
Issue issue1
Start Page 15
End Page 22
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
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NAID 120002310919
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19958
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_44_42.pdf
Author Kanatani, Kenichi| Rangrajan Prasanna|
Abstract This paper presents a new method for fitting an ellipse to a point sequence extracted from images. It is widely known that the best fit is obtained by maximum likelihood. However, it requires iterations, which may not converge in the presence of large noise. Our approach is algebraic distance minimization; no iterations are required. Exploiting the fact that the solution depends on the way the scale is normalized, we analyze the accuracy to high order error terms with the scale normalization weight unspecified and determine it so that the bias is zero up to the second order. We demonstrate by experiments that our method is superior to the Taubin method, also algebraic and known to be highly accurate.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2010-01
Volume volume44
Start Page 42
End Page 49
ISSN 1349-6115
language 英語
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NAID 120002309054
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19956
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Author Kanatani, Kenichi| Sugaya Yasuyuki|
Abstract We present an improved version of the MSL method of Sugaya and Kanatani for multibody motion segmentation. We replace their initial segmentation based on heuristic clustering by an analytical computation based on GPCA, fitting two 2-D affine spaces in 3-D by the Taubin method. This initial segmentation alone can segment most of the motions in natural scenes fairly correctly, and the result is successively optimized by the EM algorithm in 3-D, 5-D, and 7-D. Using simulated and real videos, we demonstrate that our method outperforms the previous MSL and other existing methods. We also illustrate its mechanism by our visualization technique.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2010-01
Volume volume44
Start Page 24
End Page 31
ISSN 1349-6115
language 英語
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NAID 120002309159
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19955
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Author Kanatani, Kenichi| Sugaya Yasuyuki|
Abstract A new numerical scheme is presented for computing strict maximum likelihood (ML) of geometric fitting problems having an implicit constraint. Our approach is orthogonal projection of observations onto a parameterized surface defined by the constraint. Assuming a linearly separable nonlinear constraint, we show that a theoretically global solution can be obtained by iterative Sampson error minimization. Our approach is illustrated by ellipse fitting and fundamental matrix computation. Our method also encompasses optimal correction, computing, e.g., perpendiculars to an ellipse and triangulating stereo images. A detailed discussion is given to technical and practical issues about our approach.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2010-01
Volume volume44
Start Page 13
End Page 23
ISSN 1349-6115
language 英語
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NAID 120002309170
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19689
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_33_2_105.pdf
Author Tokunaga Shuichi| Osaki, Hirokazu|
Abstract This paper deals with analytical method of human motion by image processing to make a model of the scooping process, Firstly, the scooping tool is the spoon, and while the scooping process is performing, the movement of the mouth center position and the spoon top position are measured by two cameras. As the amount of substance is over the uppermost area of the cup, the spoon is stuck obliquely into substance. Then the spoon is rotated and lifted up to the mouth. Secondly, we recognize the mouth center from the characteristic of the face image data and calculate the spoon top position to extract two points on the spoon handle from the time series images by two cameras. Finally, we describe the method of recognizing the coordinate of the mouth center and estimating the coordinate of the spoon top to analyse the scooping process.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1999-04-27
Volume volume33
Issue issue2
Start Page 105
End Page 110
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309175
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19680
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_33_2_85.pdf
Author Yamada, Mitsuru| Osaki, Hirokazu|
Abstract We reason the circumstances around the three-dimensional vertex from the information about the intersection point in the two-dimensional image data inputted from a camera on the premise that we use this method as the eye ot the robot. In this method, we use the Vertex-Dictionary. We make the Vertex-Dictionary by calculation from CAD data of object figure (these data are already known) and the position data of the point of view. This dictionary includes the data of position and relations of connect surface etc. about a vertex. We get the data of three-dimensional vertex by comparison the data of two-dimensional intersection point in image data and Vertex-Dictionary. And we get the three-dimensional object by reasoning about the information of circumstances of all vertexes. Then we can recognize the three-dimensional object from image data. In this report, we explain the process to calculate the Vertex-Dictionary and some examples about this method.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1999-04-27
Volume volume33
Issue issue2
Start Page 85
End Page 89
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309120
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19660
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_33_2_25.pdf
Author Song Baoyin| Inaba, Hideo| Horibe, Akihiko|
Abstract A set mathematical models was developed for predicting the performance of an open-type flat-plate solar collector, and solved numerically through an implicit difference method. The effects of various parameters on the absorption of solar energy for the collector were investigated. The results showed that the solar energy absorptance of the open-type flat-plate collector was relatively high especially for the region where the weather was humid and hot, and there were an optimum length and an optimum tilt angle for the absorbing plate on which the collector could obtain the highest solar energy absorptance. It was found that the latent heat flux of water evaporation could be 5 to 15 times larger than the sensible heat flux. The effects of the magnitude of the solar incident flux, the atmospheric humidity, the atmospheric temperature, the absorbing plate tilt angle, and water film thickness on the temperature rising of the water film were clarified in numerical quantities. The increase of the solar incident flux, the atmospheric humidity or the atmospheric temperature also resulted in a rise in the energy absorptance of the collector.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1999-04-27
Volume volume33
Issue issue2
Start Page 25
End Page 37
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308992
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19657
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_33_2_19.pdf
Author Yamamoto, Kyoji| Jiao Xuecheng| Jiao Xuezhen|
Abstract A new type of hydrocyclone with a perforated inner cylinder is tested experimentally to study its performance for liquid-solid separation. The size of the cyclone is small so that it may be effective for small particle separation. Two types of the inner cylinder were made : the one has 39.5% void fraction of the perforated surface and the other has 73.5% . The mean particle diameter is 4.5 μ m. It is found that the pressure loss of the cyclone with the inner cylinder is reduced by about 25% compared with that of the ordinary type. The new type cyclone has better separation efficiency.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1999-04-27
Volume volume33
Issue issue2
Start Page 19
End Page 24
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309091
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19654
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_33_2_9.pdf
Author Yamamoto, Kyoji|
Abstract The molecular dynamics study is applied for interaction of the gas molecule with the solid wall to analyse the flow of a rarefied gas between two wall. The wall consisting of Pt molecules is considered to be in a state of physical adsorbates. Two problems are considered : one is the flow problem and the other is the temperature problem. It is found that the tangential momentum accommodation coefficient is about 0.8 when the relative speed ratio of the two walls is unity, while it decreases with increasing Knudsen number when the relative wall speed ratio is 5.0. It shown that the temperature accommodation coefficient is about 0.85 at 300K wall, 0.75 at 450K wall, and 0.69 at 600K wall.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1999-04-27
Volume volume33
Issue issue2
Start Page 9
End Page 17
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309121
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19637
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_32_43.pdf
Author Totsuji, Chieko| Matsubara Takeo|
Abstract Large isotope effects have been observed in various kinds of hydrogen bonded ferro / antiferroelectrics. In clariflying their origin, themodynamic properties of the hydrogen bond are of essential importance. Two numerical methods are applied to analyze the model for isolated hydrogen bond at finite temperatures and the results of excited energy levels of proton or deuteron are examined. It is found that the second excited state is not far enough from the first excited state to be neglected discussing themodynamic properties of hydrogen especially in their ordered states.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1998-04-20
Volume volume32
Issue issue1-2
Start Page 43
End Page 54
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309098
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19636
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_32_23.pdf
Author Totsuji, Hiroo| Kishimoto, Tokunari| Totsuji, Chieko|
Abstract Parameters characterizing the structure ot confined Yukawa system are estimated for 'dusty plasmas', clouds of charged macroscopic particles formed near the boundary between plasma and the sheath and leviated by negatively biased electrode. When we have dust particles with different ratios of charge to mass, they form a two-dimensional Yukawa mixture or separate two-dimensional one-companent Yukawa systems, depending on the charge density in the sheath and number density of dust particles. In order to provide a basis for numerical simulations on Yukawa mixtures including Coulombic case, we summarize mathematical expressions necessary for molecular dynamics.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1998-04-20
Volume volume32
Issue issue1-2
Start Page 23
End Page 41
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309150
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19632
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Author Adli| Yamamoto, Yoshitake|
Abstract This paper describes a new measurment method and principle of power line interference elimination in ECG signal using inverse loop and AC power line configuration (APC). First, we considered that magnetic induction effect not only depend on a conductive loop area that formed by shielded wires that connect the object and amplifier but also effect of body area effective must be considered. It is simple and useful because interference can be eliminated to very small value show that the condition and it can be applied in a real ECG signal recording. Second, results show that the contribution of displacement currents into the object especially APC in vertical configuration is smaller than it in other one. Because this method is so easy that it is convenient to be used to understand some aspects of power line interference elimination phenomenon. Hence we expect that this method can be used as one of improvement method in measurement system of ECG signal recording.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1998-04-20
Volume volume32
Issue issue1-2
Start Page 7
End Page 14
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309065
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19619
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Author Sakakibara, Akira| Nakagawa, Keiyu| Hosokawa, Norio| Kanadani, Teruto|
Abstract Dependence of precipitation hardening on the distance from specimen surface and effect of the surface layer on the fatigue strength of an Al-1.2mass% Si alloy were studied by microhardness test, transmission electron microscopy and repeated tension fatigue test. Rate of age-hardening was slower in the vicinity of surface than in the interior of the specimen aged at 423K after quenching from 853K. The result of the electron microscopy was that the size ot Si precipitates formed in the vicinity of surface was smaller than in the interior of specimen aged for 6ks at 423K. This difference was considered to be caused by the effect of the surface as vacancy sinks which slowed down the growh of Si precipitates in the vicinity of the specimen surface. A specimen surface layer whose hardness was different from that of the specimen interior was formed at the vicinity of the surface when the specimen was aged at relatively low temperature such as 423K. The fatigue strength in repeated tensile test ot the specimen did not depend on whether the specimen surface layer was present or not.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1996-12-27
Volume volume31
Issue issue1
Start Page 1
End Page 3
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120005816788
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19618
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Author Fujihara Yutaka| Osaki, Hirokazu|
Abstract In this paper, we propose a method to solve simultaneously facility layout problem and scheduling problem. About a initial random layout planning, the production scheduling and the transportation scheduling of AGV are obtained by using priority rules. From the obtained transportation scheduling, the critical transportation and the closeness rating are obtained. Facility layout is renewed by the combined procedure of genetic algorithm and tabu search in order to reduce the material handling cost. By using this renewed facility layout, the production scheduling and the transportation scheduling of AGV are also revised until no further improvement is possible.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1998-11-30
Volume volume33
Issue issue1
Start Page 59
End Page 64
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308989
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19606
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Author Abe, Takeji| Namikoshi Ryuji| Nagayama Noriyuki| Takano Yasuju|
Abstract The influence of the slip between the inclusion and the matrix during the plastic deformation of inhomogeneous material with elliptic inclusions is investigated. The material is assumed to be rigid-plastic. The boundary slip region is modeled by assuming lower yield stress for the thin boundary region than those of the inclusion and the matrix. The rigid-plastic finite element method is used for the numerical calculation under the plane strain condition. The effects of the aspect ratio of the inclusion, the yield stress of the boundary region, and the volume fraction of the inclusion on the deformation mode are studied. The patterns of the strain concentration and the averaged flow stress of the inhomogeneous material are also discussed. The results may be helpful for understanding creep or superplastic deformation of metals with inclusions.
Keywords Plasticity Composite Material Sliding Inclusions Rigid-Plastic Deformation Finite Element Method
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1998-11-30
Volume volume33
Issue issue1
Start Page 5
End Page 17
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309204
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19604
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_33_1_1.pdf
Author Sakakibara, Akira| Kanadani, Teruto|
Abstract Aging of diolute Al-Ag alloys after quenching from low temperatures were studied mainly by electrical resistometry. Maximum resistivity observed in the aging curve of specimens quenched from high temeperature disappeared when the quenching temperature was lowered to 473 or 453K. When the quenching temperature was lowered further to 423K or lower, however, maximum resistivity reappeared. At the temperature lower than or equal to 423K but higher than the GP zone solvus, the alloys were not homogeneous but had clusters of solute atoms or fluctuation of solute concentration. Inhomogeneous distribution of solute atoms may affect the aging behavior after quenching from that temperature.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1998-11-30
Volume volume33
Issue issue1
Start Page 1
End Page 4
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309092
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19603
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Author Li Zhenzi| Osaki, Hirokazu| Kajihara, Yasuhiro|
Abstract In this paper, we propose the price determination method using the parameter of the price elasticity that shows the relation between price and demand. Firstly, the state of the price elasticity is examined under the condition that the relation between price and demand are assumed by the inverse proportional function, the linear function and the quadratic function. Secondly, the profit is estimated for each product by break even point analysis. And the price is determined under the condition that the relation between the demand and price is shown by one of three demand-pridce functions above mentioned.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1997-03-28
Volume volume31
Issue issue2
Start Page 67
End Page 72
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309056
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19601
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_31_2_61.pdf
Author Yamada Mitsuru| Osaki, Hirokazu|
Abstract At present, the two dimensional CAD systems which are used to make drawings go around widely. But in order to use design data at the lower stream of production process, the replacement from the two dimensional CAD systems to the three dimensional CAD systems have started. Accordingly it is dimensional drawings for the three dimensional shapes. And it is also necessary to store them in the three dimensional CAD systems. And in the studying of the machine vision which is often used as "Eyes of robot" , it is being studied the method to recognize the three dimensional objects from the two dimensional image. This is the problem about data exchange, too. Therefore in this report, we propose the method to exchange the plural two dimensional elements of figure from image relations between elements were found from reference of the element coordinates. Next, the three dimensional shapes were reasoned from reference of the knowledge (for corner, etc) prepared beforehand. Then that data were exchanged to the three dimensional CAD data. We report one example about this method.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1997-03-28
Volume volume31
Issue issue2
Start Page 61
End Page 65
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309050
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19599
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Author Fujihara Yutaka| Osaki, Hirokazu|
Abstract This paper presents a method using simulated annealing(SA) and genetic algorithm(GA) to solve the plant layout problem in which the layout is evaluated by material handling cost and maintainability. In the former study about facility layout problem, it was either the minimization of the objeective function consisting of transport cost or the maximization of the objective function consisting of closeness rating. In this paper, both transport cost and maintainability were included in the objective function to be minimized. The plant layout problem, this paper proposes the heuristic procedures to obtain a suboptimal layout solution by combining SA with GA. From the simulation by computer, it concluded that the method which SA is combined with GA is more efficient than the method which utilizes SA and GA independently.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1997-03-28
Volume volume31
Issue issue2
Start Page 53
End Page 60
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309131