JaLCDOI 10.18926/15423
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_26_1_95.pdf
Author Kawakami, Hiroshi| Konishi, Tadataka|
Abstract This paper describes a method to construct IDEA BANK automatically. IDEA BANK is the data base of the "function-structure module" which is utilized in systematic conceptual design from Value Engineering perspectives. The method based on the Machine Learning EBL technique was evaluated and implemented for the IDEA BANK using SUN workstation. The practical implementation of the IDEA BANK acquisition was discussed after elucidating the problem and solution of the EBL technique in engineering design. In the IDEA BANK system, the structural features of an existing article are analyzed by hierarchically organized domain specific knowledge to yield a systematic explanation of how they function and attain their design goals. The explanation resulted in a generalized version of the Functional Diagram used in Value Engineering from which "function-structure module" can be extracted systematically.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1991-11-30
Volume volume26
Issue issue1
Start Page 95
End Page 108
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307756
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15422
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_29_2_57.pdf
Author Totsuji, Hiroo|
Abstract As plasmas with extremely reduced dimensionality, properties of one-dimensional classical plasmas are analyzed in the domain of strong coupling and static and dynamic structure factors and the plasmon dispersion relation are obtained. These plasmas may be realized in Penning traps with sufficiently strong confinement and also in semiconductor quantum wires under appropriate conditions.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1995-03-27
Volume volume29
Issue issue2
Start Page 57
End Page 65
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307838
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15421
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_26_1_75.pdf
Author Myojin Sho| Noguchi Hisahumi| Yamada Masahito|
Abstract Four radials-single ring urban expressway network is priced and, simultaneously, optimized in its spatial formation under the constraint that a balance must be kept of revenue and expenditure. The model consists of three sub-models: road system, car trip generation-attraction and traffic diversion. Network performance is assessed on two criteria; trip number criterion on which the aggregate number of car trips diverted onto expressway is maximized and travel hour criterion on which the travel hours of car trips integrated over the road system; surface and expressway, is minimized. Optimization is tried by numerical calculation for some sets of parameters in the model. The results are summarized as follows; (1) simultaneous optimization of price and spatial formation of the expressway network is possible on each of criteria, (2) trip number criterion produces lower pricing and smaller network while travel hour criterion does higher pricing and larger network, (3) optimum solution lies in a delicate relation of price and spatial network formation that comes from the balance constraint.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1991-11-30
Volume volume26
Issue issue1
Start Page 75
End Page 94
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307318
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15420
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_26_1_61.pdf
Author Kawara, Osami| Danno Hideki| Kunimatsu Takao|
Abstract Lake Biwa is the largest lake in Japan, and one of the most important fresh water resources. The Hino River is the fourth largest river among the rivers which flow into Lake Biwa. The eutrophication of the lake has been warned since the 1960s. In order to improve the water quality of the lake, to decrease the loads through rivers is inevitable. Therefore, it is needed to predict the effects of measures to control pollutant loads and the influence of development in the basin on the loads from rivers before developing the basin and taking measures. This paper deals mainly with the model of water quality management for the Hino River and the effects of the development in the basin on the water quality. The model was formulated considering loads from forests, rice paddy fields, households, housing land, industrial factories. Using this model, a calculation system by a microcomputer was developed and the influence of urbanization of the basin was discussed.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1991-11-30
Volume volume26
Issue issue1
Start Page 61
End Page 73
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307182
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15419
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_29_2_49.pdf
Author Ahmed, Anis| Taniguchi, Shinji| Wada, Osami| Wang, Ming| Koga, Ryuji|
Abstract For weakly guiding dielectric waveguides, the eigenmode field distributions are calculated numerically with a simple algorithm. In this numerical method, the transverse sampling space can be chosen arbitrarily, and hence a narrow waveguide can be analyzed. The field satisfying scalar wave equation is expressed by the discrete Fourier transform and the mode eigenvalues and eigenfunctions are calculated by solving an eigenvalue equation numerically. The validity of this method is checked for 2-D waveguides having step and parabolic or square index distributions. It is found that for the well guided TE modes of the slab waveguide, the accuracy of this method is remarkably good, but some discrepancies are found if the mode is near cut off. In the problems where the normalized guide index b is small, caution should be taken in applying the results of this numerical method.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1995-03-27
Volume volume29
Issue issue2
Start Page 49
End Page 55
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307858
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15413
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_29_2_23.pdf
Author Kajihara, Yasuhiro| Osaki, Hirokazu| Dong Rui|
Abstract A method for reducing the variety of parts is proposed. The variety of parts in a product and the variety of parts among products are evaluated in consideration of some factors that influence the production cost. Rules are formulated for selecting parts which should be eliminated or whose designs should be changed to reduce these varieties. An expert system is developed based on this method for reducing the variety of parts.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1995-03-27
Volume volume29
Issue issue2
Start Page 23
End Page 27
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307257
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15412
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_26_1_21.pdf
Author Nozu, Shigeru| Inaba, Hideo|
Abstract A numerical study is performed for the facilitated diffusion of carbon-dioxide in an ultrapure water film flowing downward along a vertical surface. The model adopted for the present work includes the effects of the reaction rate for the hydration of CO(2)in a liquid. Comparison of the total concentration of CO(2) for different film thickness indicates that the effects of the hydration is more remarkable for the thinner liquid film.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1991-11-30
Volume volume26
Issue issue1
Start Page 21
End Page 26
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307958
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15411
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_29_2_13.pdf
Author Dwianto Gatot| Osaki, Hirokazu| Kajihara, Yasuhiro|
Abstract We propose a method to design the supplying method of parts to an assembly line. Three types of supplying model (Serial, Parallel, and Mixed) are proposed based on the relation between the area of part and that of the transportation equipment. The part is supplied by the pallet on which the all parts of one product are arranged or by the lot of one part. AGV or conveyor are used to transport the pallet. The supplying model is evaluated from the total transportation cost calculated from the price of the transportation equipment and of land.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1995-03-27
Volume volume29
Issue issue2
Start Page 13
End Page 21
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307903
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15410
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_26_1_9.pdf
Author Uno, Yoshiyuki| Nakajima, Toshikatsu| Okada Minoru|
Abstract Practical utilization of ram type electrical discharge machining in uninflammable fluid has been expected in place of inflammable kerosine type fluid for unmanned operation in a workshop. The electrical discharge machining performance in deionized water is experimentally investigated on the basis of the analysis of the crater generated by a single pulse discharge. The experimental analysis makes it clear that the electrical discharge machining performance in deionized water is greatly affected by the electrode polarity. The metal removal rate in the normal polarity machining is higher than that in reverse polarity machining, while the electrode wear rate in the normal polarity machining is greater than that in reverse polarity machining. Therefore the electrode polarity should be properly selected according to the purpose of machining.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1991-11-30
Volume volume26
Issue issue1
Start Page 9
End Page 20
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307319
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15409
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_29_2_5.pdf
Author Inaba, Hideo| Tu Ping| Ozaki, Koichi|
Abstract Transient characteristics of the rectangular latent heat storage vessel packed with shape-stabilized phase change (solid-liquid) material (PCM) are investigated numerically by solving the governing equations of both the PCM and the heat transfer medium(water) simultaneously as a conjugate problem with the finite difference technique. It's found that the heat storage characteristics are greatly affected by the flow direction of the heat transfer medium since the natural and forced convection coexists in the heat storage vessel. That is, it is classified that the effectively thermal efficiency of the latent heat storage system is obtained by the downflow along vertical PCM for heat storage process and the upflow for heat release process. The effect of the inlet velocity of heat transfer medium(water) on transient heat characteristics of the latent heat storage system is also revealed in the present study.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1995-03-27
Volume volume29
Issue issue2
Start Page 5
End Page 12
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307377
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15408
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_29_2_1.pdf
Author Sakakibara, Akira| Nakagawa, Keiyu| Kanadani, Teruto|
Abstract Effect of addition of a small amount of copper to Al- 12mass % Zn binary alloy on the process of low temperature aging is studied by hardness test and transmission electron microscopy. Age hardening rate after quenching from various temperatures is slowed down by addition of 0.5mass % copper to the binary alloy. The hardness obtained after long aging, however, is increased a little by the addition of copper. The extent of soft surface layer formed by aging in the copper-added alloy is nearly equal to that obtained in the binary alloy.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1995-03-27
Volume volume29
Issue issue2
Start Page 1
End Page 4
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307763
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15407
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_26_1_1.pdf
Author Sakakibara, Akira| Kanadani, Teruto|
Abstract Reversion of the age-hardened Al-15mass % Zn alloy, in which ellipsoidal GP zones were formed, was investigated by hardness test. Ellipsoidal zones were reverted more quickly near the surface and grain boundary than in the interior, as spherical zones did. The results confirm their role as sources for vacancies in reversion.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1991-11-30
Volume volume26
Issue issue1
Start Page 1
End Page 7
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308003
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15406
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_27_2_59.pdf
Author Prokop Jiri| Myojin Sho|
Abstract The paper presents methods for simulation and examination of the performance of a classification yard, including both manual and computer-aided methods. Presented methods are applicable to the simulation and examination of full range of yards of different types and sizes including manually operated as well as highly automated classification yards.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1993-03-25
Volume volume27
Issue issue2
Start Page 59
End Page 71
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307384
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15405
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_30_2_39.pdf
Author Totsuji, Chieko|
Abstract A simple model for oxygen ion conduction in perovskite compounds is proposed. The potential for an oxygen ion is calculated as the sum of the long range Coulomb potential and short range repulsive potential in a cubic lattice. The activation energy is estimated as the difference in the values of potential at the barrier and at the stable site. When appropriate conditions are satisfied, the activation energy has a minimum as a function of lattice constant in accordance with recent experiments.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1996-03-29
Volume volume30
Issue issue2
Start Page 39
End Page 43
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307769
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15404
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_27_2_41.pdf
Author Prokop Jiri| Myojin Sho|
Abstract The fundamental objective of this paper is to aggregate and establish a set of practical principles, guidelines, and procedures to clarify and improve classification yard design and to enhance the efficiency of the design process. The paper primarily addresses theoretical and technical aspects of hump yard height and grade design, placement of the switches and the retarders. It attempts to compile and document yard design procedures, based on the Theory of Energy Head and Energy Loss. This procedures are applicable to the design of new yards, rehabilitation of the existing yards of different types and sizes including manually operated as well as highly automated classification yards.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1993-03-25
Volume volume27
Issue issue2
Start Page 41
End Page 58
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307241
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15402
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_30_2_27.pdf
Author Totsuji, Hiroo| Kishimoto, Tokunari| Totsuji, Chieko|
Abstract The behavior of the Yukawa system in external one-dimensional force fields is analyzed by the molecular dynamics simulation. The formation of layered structures at low temperatures is observed and the relation between the number of layers and characteristic parameters of the system is obtained. Since the Yukawa system serves as a model of clouds of dust particles in plasmas (dusty plasma) which play an important role in plasma processes of semiconductor engineering, the results may be useful to control the quality of semiconductor wafers in such processes. In simulations, periodic boundary conditions are imposed in two dimensions and deformations of periodic boundaries are allowed in order to reduce the effect of boundaries without giving too much constraint on the symmetry.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1996-03-29
Volume volume30
Issue issue2
Start Page 27
End Page 37
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307582
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15401
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_30_2_21.pdf
Author Tachibana Hiroyuki| Totsuji, Hiroo|
Abstract In order to apply quantum waveguides to electronic devices, we calculate the electrostatic potential in the split-gate quantum wire and establish the relation between the electrostatic potential and the square well potential which is usually assumed in simulations of these waveguides. The height and width of the square well potential are expressed as simple functions of the gate voltage and their dependencies are clarified. The results may be useful in calculating the characteristics of electronic devices based on quantum waveguides as functions of controllable parameters such as gate voltage.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1996-03-29
Volume volume30
Issue issue2
Start Page 21
End Page 25
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307620
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15399
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_27_2_1.pdf
Author Kajihara, Yasuhiro| Osaki, Hirokazu|
Abstract Precedence relation in assembly has been determined by experience only. Now, an expert system is developed for determining such precedence relation. The conjugate states of the units of a product are shown in face frames and unit frames following the frame model. Seven rules are formulated. They consider geometrical interference of units, and make the precedence relation enable operation time to be shorter, and the number of JIG and substandards to be smaller. These rules are programized by computer language(PROLOG).
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1993-03-25
Volume volume27
Issue issue2
Start Page 1
End Page 9
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307210
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15396
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_27_1_81.pdf
Author Abe, Hirofumi|
Abstract This paper aims to examine the impact of JR (Japan Railways) Seto Ohashi Line on residential land value. First, the study examines the trends in land value in the area along JR Seto Ohashi Line by applying the area comparison method. The method estimates the effect of JR Seto Ohashi Line on residential land value by comparing land values between the study area and the Okayama Metropolitan Area. Second, the property value method is applied to measure the effect of railroad construction. The effect is estimated with a residential land-value regression, which is calibrated using land value data along the Seto Ohashi Line. Finally, the results are compared with the empirical studies in the Greater Tokyo Region, and various features of the impact of railroad construction on land value are identified.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1992-11-25
Volume volume27
Issue issue1
Start Page 81
End Page 92
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307856
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15392
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_27_1_45.pdf
Author Kagawa, Naoki| Wada, Osami| Hai, Xu| Koga, Ryuji| Sano, Hiroya| Inubushi, Kazuyuki|
Abstract A prototype device based on the tunable diode laser absorption spectrometry was constructed and the atmospheric methane concentration near the terrain in a rice paddy field was measured. An open optical path of 50 m length was employed along with a PbSnTe diode laser. Diurnal change of methane density with 30 seconds temporal resolution was recorded associated with meteorological parameters. A feasibility was proven for a practical application for in situ study of atmospheric methane.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1992-11-25
Volume volume27
Issue issue1
Start Page 45
End Page 53
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307877