JaLCDOI 10.18926/19628
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_32_1.pdf
Author Guo, Changning| Uno, Yoshiyuki| Okada, Akira| Takagi, Takashi|
Abstract Low electrode wear EDM is attained by the adhesion of heat resolved carbon made from kerosine type machining fluid to the electrode end surface. This phenomenon, however, occurs only under long pulse duration. Therefore, the low electrode wear EDM under finishing condition is impossible so far. In the previous paper, the authors developed a turbostratic carbon electrode whose structure is very similar to the heat resolved carbon generated in EDM process and made it clear that the low electrode wear EDM was possible by using the electrode even under finishing condition. In this study, a carbon coated electrode and a SiC coated one which can be made rapidly at low cost were developed and their EDM characteristics were investigated. Experimental analysis pointed it out that both electrodes were effective in reducing electrode wear under finishing condition.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1998-04-20
Volume volume32
Issue issue1-2
Start Page 1
End Page 6
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309140
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19585
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_29_1_23.pdf
Author Kawara, Osami| Fukumoto Kohji|
Abstract In this study we investigated the water quality of surface runoff and groundwater runoff from the basins of the Yodo River and the Asahi River based on that separated by a numerical filter. The water quality of the surface runoff is greatly different from the groundwater runoff. The tendency of concentration change in accordance with river discharges is different from each other. The water qtiality of groundwater runoff changes with river discharges clockwise in many cases. The differences of COD and SS originating from those of population and industrial activities in each basin are found in the lower SS concentrations of the surface runoff and the COD cencentrations of the groundwater runoff. The nutrients and chlorine ion were investigated, too.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1994-11-30
Volume volume29
Issue issue1
Start Page 23
End Page 34
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309068
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15490
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_25_1_51.pdf
Author Totsuji, Hiroo|
Abstract The superconductivity proximity effect in the dirty limit is revisited and equations and boundary conditions are obtained for the case of inhomogeneous media with continuously varying characteristic parameters.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1990-12-14
Volume volume25
Issue issue1
Start Page 51
End Page 57
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307188
JaLCDOI 10.18926/17841
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_43_55.pdf
Author Inoue, Shinichiro| Konishi, Masami| Imai, Jun|
Abstract In this research, an image processing method and a system for inspection support of a rod figured cutting tool are developed. As is well known, the visual inspection of a cutting tool by image processing is not easy, because cutting blade have a helical blade structure. To cope with the problem, an experimental facility with rotation and longitudinal tool shift functions to enable acquisition of blade surface pictures along a cutting rod is developed. The type of the defect treated in this paper is the spot of coating on blade surface. To judge the quality of the processed image of blade surface, neural network with autonomous learning is used. The processed image of cutting tool is divided into 64 × 64 blocks used for the input to the neural networks. Before input, each block data is preprocessed applying a edge detection filter and a transformation by the discrete fourier transform (DFT). Using these technologies, the experimental inspection system is built and tested to check the capabilities of the inspection algorithms. The diagnostic performance of the surface defect of a cutting tool was confirmed. There remained a problem to mis judge the normal tools as the defect.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2009-01
Volume volume43
Start Page 55
End Page 60
ISSN 1349-6115
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308973
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19624
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_31_1_11.pdf
Author Zhang Chunxiao| Tanigawa Satoshi| Uchida, Tetsuya| Shimamura, Kaoru|
Abstract Poly[(benzo[1,2-d:5,4-d']bissthiazole-2,6-diyl)-1,4-phenylene](cis-PBZT)with a relatively high molecular weight was prepared by a new synthesis route. Properties of the synthesized polymer, such as thermostability, liquid crystallinity etc. were investigated and compared with those of trans-PBZT. cis-PBZT was crystallized from dilute solution and the electron microscopy showed that the precipitate was a rod-like crystal similar to that of trans form. In spite of rigid nature of the back bone, cis-PBZT showed poor crystallinity.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1996-12-27
Volume volume31
Issue issue1
Start Page 11
End Page 17
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309203
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15350
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_35_29.pdf
Author Shimamura, Kaoru| Munesawa Yuhji| Uchida, Tetsuya|
Abstract Poly (ethylene-block-vinyl alcohol), which consisted of both hydrophobic and hydrophilic blocks, was prepared by using polyethylene single crystals as starting material. Polyethylene single crystals reacted with fuming nitric acid resulting in long methylene chains with functional groups such as COOH and NO(2) at the ends (the chain length were almost same as the lamellar thickness of polyethylene single crystal). The functionalized methylene chains were allowed to react with 4-aminostyrene to give corresponding amides, i.e., methylene chains with vinyl groups at the ends (macromer). The macromers were extended by block-copolymerization with vinyl acetate, then saponified resulting in PE/PVA block co-polymer. The block copolymer was molded into sheets which were subsequently heat-treated in contact with hydrophilic or hydrophobic media. Depending on the media, the sheet surface changed at high temperature reversibly from hydrophilic to hydrophobic and vice versa. The surface property was fixed by quenching because both blocks were able to crystallize. Thus the surface of this material can be tailored for various purposes at high temperature, and then used in stable at room temperature.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2001-03-27
Volume volume35
Issue issue1-2
Start Page 29
End Page 34
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307155
JaLCDOI 10.18926/14064
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_42_79.pdf
Author Notsu Tadafumi| Konishi, Masami| Imai, Jun|
Abstract The operations of a reactor furnace such as a blast furnace still depend on the experiences and intuitions of skilled operators due to the complexity of internal furnace phenomena and high temperature. There is a great demand for stable operations under the circumstances of a decrease in the number of skilled operators and difficulty in technology inheritance. This paper aims to construct mathematical description for control of a reactor furnace. Further, the linear-quadratic-gaussian control system for a reactor furnace is proposed, which estimates inner furnace temperature distribution using measured data near furnace wall. Temperature distribution of a furnace is controlled based on the estimated inner temperature distribution changing of boundary conditions of a furnace. The practicability of the proposed control method was checked through numerical experiments.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2008-01
Volume volume42
Issue issue1
Start Page 79
End Page 90
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308624
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15474
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_24_1_53.pdf
Author Osaka, Akiyoshi| Takao Seiji| Oda, Kiichi| Takada, Jun| Miura, Yoshinari|
Abstract Electrical resistance and X-ray photoelectron depth profile analysis are studied for antimony doped tin oxide films developed on silica, alkali-free and sodalime slide glass substrates. The sodium ions diffused from the substrates to the films prevented the crystal growth of rutile type tin oxide in the film, resulting in the high electrical resistance. A diffusion layer has been detected for each film with diffuse profiles of multi valent cations (Sn, Si or Ca) at the interface of the tin oxide film and substrate. A greater amount of sodium atoms have been detected in the film developed on the soda-lime glass while almost no sodium atoms have been found in those on the other substrates. This can be explained by the diffusion of the sodium ions in the substrate due to a drastic hydronium-sodium exchange mechanism under highly acidic conditions during the dipping and drying processes.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1989-11-29
Volume volume24
Issue issue1
Start Page 53
End Page 61
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307279
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 10.18926/15424
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_29_2_67.pdf
Author Totsuji, Chieko| Matsubara Takeo| Obuchi Masumi|
Abstract The π-electron band of C(60) molecule has been obtained by the tight binding approximation. Application of molecular orbital wave functions derived on the basis of the optimized bond orbital model gives, with simpler calculations, the results in satisfactory agreement with those of previous theoretical analyses.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1995-03-27
Volume volume29
Issue issue2
Start Page 67
End Page 76
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307408
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 10.18926/15420
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 10.18926/14079
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_41_1_1.pdf
Author Nogami, Yasuyuki| Morikawa, Yoshitaka|
Abstract In this paper, we first show the number of x's such that x(2) +u, u ∈ F(*)(p) , becomes a quadratic residue in F(p), and then this number is proven to be equal to (p+1)/2 if −u is a quadratic residue in Fp, which is a necessary fact for the following. With respect to the irreducible cubic polynomials over Fp in the form of x(3)+ax+b, we give a classification based on the trace of an element in F(p3) and based on whether or not the coefficient of x, i.e. the parameter a, is a quadratic residue in Fp. According to this classification, we can know the minimal set of the irreducible cubic polynomials, from which all the irreducible cubic polynomials can be generated by using the following two variable transformations: x=x + i, x=j−1x, i, j ∈ Fp, j ≠ 0. Based on the classification and that necessary fact, we show the number of the irreducible cubic polynomials in the form of x(3)+ax+b, b ∈ F(p), where a is a certain fixed element in F(p).
Keywords Irreducible cubic polynomial trace quadratic residue
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2007-01
Volume volume41
Issue issue1
Start Page 1
End Page 10
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308562
JaLCDOI 10.18926/14126
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_40_1_84.pdf
Author Nogami, Yasuyuki| Morikawa, Yoshitaka|
Abstract This paper particularly deals with elliptic curves in the form of E(x, y) = y(2) − x(3) −b = 0, b ∈ F(* q) , where 3 divides q−1. In this paper, we refer to the well-known twist technique as x-twist and propose y-twist. By combining x-twist and y-twist, we can consider six elliptic curves and this paper proposes a method to obtain the orders of these six curves by counting only one order among the six curves.
Keywords elliptic curve twist third power residue/non-residue
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2006-01
Volume volume40
Issue issue1
Start Page 83
End Page 94
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308548
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19615
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_33_1_47.pdf
Author Jindai, Mitsuru| Osaki, Hirokazu| Kajihara, Yasuhiro| Munesawa, Yosiomi|
Abstract In this paper, we propose the recognition methods by image processing using 2D or 3D CAD. In the case of 2D CAD, an object is recognized by comparing five characters calculated from the center of gravity and contour. In the case of 3D CAD, there are two recognition methods. Firstly 3D CAD figure is transformed into 2D CAD figures. And an object is recognized by comparing 2D CAD figures with inputted images. Secondly the three dimensional coordinates of vertexes on an object are calculated from the images taken from some cameras and compared 3D coordinates with those of 3D CAD figures and recognized the sort of an object.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1998-11-30
Volume volume33
Issue issue1
Start Page 47
End Page 52
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309202
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15496
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_25_1_89.pdf
Author Abe, Hirofumi| Oishi Manabu|
Abstract Multidimensional scaling (MDS) has been used in a wide variety of research fields; psychology, political science, anthropology, marketing research, urban and regional planning, and so on. In practical terms, MDS is a statistical method to make a picture of the information in the data. It enables us to examine the "hidden structure" of a set of data. When the set of data is large, MDS is extremely useful, since it is easier and more informative to look at a picture than the data themselves. In this paper, MDS is applied to the interregional migration data of Japanese regions for the years 1960-85. Findings show that the two-dimensional configuration of regions estimated by MDS generally corresponds with the geographical locations of regions, and the structure of interregional migration was very stable over the study years 1960-85. It is also suggested that MDS is a useful tool to identify the relationships between regions using the spatial interaction data.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1990-12-14
Volume volume25
Issue issue1
Start Page 89
End Page 98
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307404
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15455
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_23_1_1.pdf
Author Matsuda, Masaaki| Osaki, Hirokazu|
Abstract Display equipment has been used as communication media in the factory, office, and home. In order to communicate effectively, it is necessary to clarify the characteristics of eye movement in the case of looking at the display. The development of Eye Camera enables us to measure eye movement during work, so that we can collect the many data of eye movement during work. In this study, we proposed a method to evaluate the visual work using the distribution of visual points in X and Y axis. The cumulative distribution is approximated by the logistic curve which shows the symmetry and kurtosis by the parameter. The proposed method was applied to the three typical display models, that is, the digital meter model, reading model, and game model. In the digital meter model, the visual points were distributed symmetrically along the meters, and the symmetry and kurtosis of the distribution varied by the arranged direction of the meter. In the reading model, the visual points were distributed nearly symmetrically and uniformly in each axis and they were moved around the character and line from the period of spectrum analysis. In the game model, the visual points moved according to the target and were distributed symmetrically in the Y axis. And whether the target moved vertically or horizontally, the kurtosis of the distribution became equal in each axis.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1988-11-22
Volume volume23
Issue issue1
Start Page 1
End Page 12
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307354
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 10.18926/46956
FullText URL mfe_38_1-2_097_100.pdf
Author Yamagiwa, Masashi| Hirao, Taichi| Kiyomi, Masaaki| Akao, Tetsuyuki| Mizuki, Eiichi| Ohba, Michio| Sakai, Hiroshi|
Abstract Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. coreanensis A2316 is a newly isolated strain from Yonakunijima Island in Japan. It produces the proteinaceous inclusion body (crystal) which has no insecticidal and hemolytic activities. When the crystal proteins were digested by proteinase K, they exhibited the strong cytotoxicity against human leukemic T cell, MOLT-4. The proteinase K-digested A2316 crystal proteins have little damage upon the cell membrane of MOLT-4, suggesting that the cell death of MOLT-4 was induced through a mechanism other than the colloid-osmotic swelling and cell lysis as caused by hitherto known B. thuringiensis crystal proteins. The 29-kDa polypeptide proved to be an active component of the proteinase K-digested A2316 crystal proteins. EC(50) of the purified 29-kDa polypeptide was 0.0579 μg/ml. The N-terminal amino acid sequence of the 29-kDa polypeptide was identical with that of p29 produced by B. thuringiensis A1519 strain and shared no significant homology with all the known proteins, suggesting that this polypeptide belong to a new family of B. thuringiensis crystal proteins.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2004-03
Volume volume38
Issue issue1-2
Start Page 97
End Page 100
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 80017001823
JaLCDOI 10.18926/46981
FullText URL mfe_37_2_067_072.pdf
Author Yamagiwa, Masashi| Sakai, Hiroshi|
Abstract An active form of Cry4A is a heterodimer of the 20- and 45-kDa fragments that are derived from the 130-kDa Cry4A protoxin. To investigate the function of these two fragments, several deletion mutants were constructed and expressed in E.coli as the GST (glutathione-S-transferase) fusion proteins. The results of the bioassay against Culex pipiens larvae showed that the interaction of two fragments of Cry4A was necessary for the toxicity, and that the C-terminal 67 amino acids of the 20-kDa fragment corresponding to the helices α4 and α5 were involved in determining the insecticidal activity. Surprisingly the lack of helix α5 did not affect the toxicity to C. pipiens, suggesting that the role of helix α5 of Cry4A was different from that postulated in the case of Cry4A toxins.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2003-03
Volume volume37
Issue issue2
Start Page 67
End Page 72
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 80016019143