JaLCDOI 10.18926/46997
FullText URL mfe_36_1_017_028.pdf
Author Endo, Shinichiro| Konishi, Masami|
Abstract Small Scale Hydroelectric Power Generation is made using the water drop caused by the gradient difference between that of the river and that of the penstock. The water flow in this system apt to vary with time. Especially, at the time of the flood or that of the dry, the flow in the water stream varies largely. To realize the stable generation, it is necessary to maintain the water level in the head tank located in the mid way in the stream channel at a constant level. In this paper, variation of water level is forecasted using two-tank model for the penstock and the head tank and the water level control algorithm is proposed by deadbeat control. The effectiveness of the algorithm is evaluated beforehand using the simulation program of the water environment for the hydroelectric generation system.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2001-12
Volume volume36
Issue issue1
Start Page 17
End Page 28
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120003497023
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19677
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_33_2_79.pdf
Author Osaka, Akiyoshi| Hayakawa, Satoshi| Koyano Keiko| Tsuru, Kanji|
Abstract A titanium oxide gel was electrochemically prepared on Ti with a cell consisting of Ti as the working electrode, Pt as the counter one, AgCl as the reference one, and an aqueous solution of 0.1 mol/L Ca(NO(3))(2) as the electrolyte solution. The Ti electrode was kept at 9.5V for 1 hr for oxidation and subsequently kept at-3.0V for 10 min (Ca9.5-3.0):calcium ions were expected to be adsorbed at the latter treatment. Other Ti specimen was kept at -3.0V for 10 min (Ca-3.0). Both specimens were found so bioactive as to deposit apatite in 12 hr (Ca9.5-3.0) and in 1 day (Ca-3.0) when soaked in a simulated body fluid (Kokubo solution). Calcium carbonate detected on the surface of Ca9.5-3.0 caused no harmful effects on spontaneous deposition of apatite in the fluid.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1999-04-27
Volume volume33
Issue issue2
Start Page 79
End Page 84
ISSN 0475-0071
language 日本語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309011
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15481
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_24_1_81.pdf
Author Wada, Osami|
Abstract Are calculated the radiation characteristics of two types of primary-feed waveguides of millimeter wave quasi-optical antennas, which transform circular TE(On) mode into a linearly polarized beam. These antennas are utilized for heating and diagnostics of fusion plasma. Analysis is based on the Huygens-Fresnel principle, which takes the diffraction effect into account. For Convenience in analysis, a feed waveguide is divided into two sections, an uniform waveguide section and a visor section. Assuming that the diameter of the waveguide is several times as large as the wavelength and that the structure of the visor is open, the radiation field is approximated by superposition of direct radiation, and first and second reflection on the visor. Numerical results are presented and compared with experimental results. In these types of waveguides, the shadow section on the visor has a great influence on the radiation field. The results of calculation show that the length of the visor should be longer than that obtained by the geometrical optics, and the longer visor reduces the side-lobe level in the direction of the waveguide axis. The results agree well with those in experiments.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1989-11-29
Volume volume24
Issue issue1
Start Page 81
End Page 92
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307974
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15515
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_25_2_95.pdf
Author Totsuji, Hiroo| Ishikura Satoshi| Takayama Norihisa|
Abstract Critical temperatures of two-dimensional microstructures with superconducting proximity effect in the dirty limit are evaluated for various geometrical constructions. As a numerical method, the finite element method is applied. Guidelines in estimating critical temperatures are given for the case where the decay of superconducting order parameter is either sufficiently slow or fast in comparison with the scale length of the structure.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1991-03-28
Volume volume25
Issue issue2
Start Page 95
End Page 113
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307413
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15513
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_25_2_81.pdf
Author Totsuji, Hiroo|
Abstract Numerical methods for the analysis of the proximity effect in superconducting microstructures in the dirty limit are formulated on the basis of the finite element method. One- and two-dimensional cases are considered and third order Hermite shape functions are used. The results are also applicable to investigations of electronic states in semiconductor superlattice structures.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1991-03-28
Volume volume25
Issue issue2
Start Page 81
End Page 93
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307242
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 10.18926/15373
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_35_169.pdf
Author Ueda Kiyotaka| Osaki, Hirokazu| Kajihara, Yasuhiro| Munesawa, Yoshiomi|
Abstract We propose an image processing method for part handling robot for picking up subjects piled in a container. Line laser light is projected on subjects, and its external shape is detected by many segments of a line laser, and pitch, roll, and yaw angles of subject are recognized precisely. A priority rule is settled to choose one subject that is taken out. This rule is determined by considering the grasping space, the position of a subject, the movement space of hand and so on.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2001-03-27
Volume volume35
Issue issue1-2
Start Page 169
End Page 175
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307198
JaLCDOI 10.18926/14125
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_40_1_78.pdf
Author Funabiki, Nobuo| Isogai, Megumi| Higashino, Teruo| Oda Masashi|
Abstract A variety of studies on face components such as eyes, lips, noses, and teeth have been proceeding in medicine, psychology, biometrics authentication, and other areas. In this paper, we present an algorithm of extracting eye contours from a face image using the deformable template matching method. Our template for an eye contour is composed of three quadratic functions for the perimeter and one circle for the pupil. In our algorithm, a digital color face image is rst converted to a binary image of representing eyes, after the region around eyes is identied on the face image by using hues and values of the color image. Then, parameters in the template are optimized by a local search method with a tabu period and a hill-climbing, so as to t the template to the eye contour in the binary image. The accuracy of our algorithm is evaluated through sample face images of students. In addition, the application of our proposal to eye shape indices is investigated in a face image database "HOIP", where recognizable dierence exists in index distributions between males and females.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2006-01
Volume volume40
Issue issue1
Start Page 78
End Page 82
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308500
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15471
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_24_1_25.pdf
Author Kajihara, Yasuhiro| Osaki, Hirokazu|
Abstract An expert system, in which preconditions and rules are expressed in logical formulas, is developed to support the scheduling of an automated job shop type multi-item assembly line. This system has the foIIowing characteristics to apply any case of schedulings: (1)Forward scheduling orbackward scheduling can be made. (2)The criterion on the input order of products, the dispatching process at each assembly station, and the selection of products from a buffer can be selected from several priority criteria. (3)Layout, number and velocity of vehicles, and the capacity of each buffer can be changed.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1989-11-29
Volume volume24
Issue issue1
Start Page 25
End Page 39
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307454
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 10.18926/15399
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 10.18926/15451
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_22_45.pdf
Author Kohno, Iichiro| Nishigaki, Makoto| Takeshita, Yuji|
Abstract There are two classifications of the mechanism of levee failure caused by floods; local seepage failure and progressive failure. The fundamental causes of levee failure produced by piping and erosion were studied and the safety of river leves during floods evaluated in terms of soil machanics. The critical hydraulic gradient and the process of progressive failure were obtained from one- and two- dimensional model experiments for piping and erosion. Problems inherent in and preventive measures against levee failure are discussed. In particular, effects of the Tsukinowa method, the most representative Japanese flood fighting method, were studied experimentally and improvements proposed.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1988-03-31
Volume volume22
Start Page 45
End Page 62
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307536
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15475
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_23_2_21.pdf
Author Myojin Sho| Yamada Masahito| Fujii Naoto|
Abstract Diversion model and disaggregate behavioral model of logit type are adopted as aggregate and disaggregate estimates, respectively. Diversion model is assumed as a binary choice process including diversion ratio function at each step in the process. Diversion ratio is assumed as a function of generalized-travel-time ratio. The function is identified with each of the two steps of diversion; diverson from rail and bus to car at first and from the rest undiverted to bus at second. The data used are those on inter-regional occupational person trips. Each function are found enough and/or critically significant in the statistical sense. At the begginning, sixteen characteristics variables are enrolled in disaggregate model, which are identified by use of the above data. Six variables are reached finally and are all reasonable. A brief comparison of goodness of fit to the data are made between two models.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1989-03-30
Volume volume23
Issue issue2
Start Page 21
End Page 32
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307168
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 10.18926/14080
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_41_1_11.pdf
Author Nogami, Yasuyuki| Morikawa, Yoshitaka|
Abstract This paper proposes an algorithm for generating irreducible cubic trinomials in the form x(3) + ax + b, b ∈ F(p), where a is a certain fixed non-zero element in the prime field F(p). The proposed algorithm needs a certain irreducible cubic trinomial over F(p) to be previously given as a generator; however, the proposed algorithm can generate irreducible cubic polynomials one after another by changing a certain parameter in F(p). In this paper, we compare the calculation cost and the average computation time for generating an irreducible cubic polynomial, especially trinomial, among Hiramoto et al. irreducibility testing algorithm, Berlekamp-Massey minimal polynomial determining algorithm, and the proposed algorithm. From the experimental results, it is shown that the proposed algorithm is the fastest among the three algorithms for generating irreducible cubic trinomials.
Keywords irreducible cubic polynomial minimal polynomial
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2007-01
Volume volume41
Issue issue1
Start Page 11
End Page 19
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308381
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15459
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_23_1_31.pdf
Author Miura, Yoshinari| Yuasa Motokazu| Osaka, Akiyoshi| Takahashi, Katsuaki|
Abstract Sodium borosilicate gels of compositions similar to that of Vycor(R) glass like 80SiO(2).15B(2)O(3).5Na(2)O(wt%) were prepared from hydrolysis and polycondensation of tetraethyl orthosilicate, trimethyl borate, and sodium methylate under the HCl catalysis. Variation of the gelation time is examined as a function of the mixing ratio of the starting materials and the catalyst. The thermal behavior of the gels has been discussed on the basis of their TG and DTA traces.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1988-11-22
Volume volume23
Issue issue1
Start Page 31
End Page 38
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307464
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15462
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_23_1_39.pdf
Author Osaka, Akiyoshi| Yuasa Motokazu| Miura, Yoshinari| Takahashi, Katsuaki|
Abstract Sodium borosilicate gels of compositions similar to that of Vycor(R) glass like 80SiO(2).15B(2)O(3).5Na(2)O (wt%) were prepared from hydrolysis and polycondensation of metal alkoxides under the HCl catalysis. Variation of specific surface area and porosity with temperature indicated that closed pores were opened below 400℃, and collapsed above 450℃ after the porosity reached a maximum value around 450℃. The structural evolution was examined due to IR spectra and a phase separation in the gels was observed. The solubility of the gels into 1N-HCl was studied as a function of the treatment temperature.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1988-11-22
Volume volume23
Issue issue1
Start Page 39
End Page 48
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307518
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15164
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_35_41.pdf
Author Kuroboshi, Manabu| Tanaka, Muneaki| Kishimoto, Suguru| Goto, Kentaro| Tanaka, Hideo|
Abstract In 360 females, Bone mineral density (BMD) in lumbar vertebrae (L2-L4) was assessed by quantitative computed tomography (QCT), and the values obtained were compared with the frequency of vertebral transformation or fracture as assessed by lateral scan image (scanogram) by X-ray CT. A correlation was observed between the frequency of vertebral transformation (or fracture) and lumbar BMD values : BMD under 125 mg/cm(3) was observed over 90% of women with vertebral transformation, and BMD under 70mg/cm(3) was found about 50% of them. These results suggest that decrease in BMD in lumbar vertebrae leads to vertebral transformation or fracture. Thus, measurement of BMD by QCT would be very useful in predicting vertebral transformation or fractures.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2001-03-27
Volume volume35
Issue issue1-2
Start Page 41
End Page 46
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307948
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15491
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_24_2_11.pdf
Author Sakakibara, Akira| Kanadani, Teruto|
Abstract Aging behavior of Al-0.23mass % Si alloy was studied by measurements of elecrical resistivity. Resistvity maximum was observed in the aging curves at 273K after quenching from various temperatures. Appearance of maximum and its dependence on the quenching temperature were attributed to the formation of GP zones. Even in a more dilute alloy as 0.01mass % Si, the maximum of resistivity was also recognized.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1990-03-29
Volume volume24
Issue issue2
Start Page 11
End Page 16
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307615
JaLCDOI 10.18926/46967
FullText URL mfe_37_1_001_010.pdf
Author Sotobayashi, Ken| Konishi, Masami| Nishi, Tatsushi| Imai, Jun|
Abstract Auto Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are widely used in a semi-conductor fabricating factory and contribute to the stable production of a high quality semi-conductor products. In the near future, further expansion of the transportation system is expected accompanied with the rapid growth of semi-conductor industries. In such situation, the necessity of performing quick planning of transportation route and transportation control will be elevated. In this paper, practicable planning of the transportation route and transportation control are studied based on the decentralized agent method. Especially, the geometrical sizes of AGVs are considered in the determination of transportation routes and control strategy avoiding the occurrence of mutual collisions or deadlock of AGVs.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2002-11
Volume volume37
Issue issue1
Start Page 1
End Page 10
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120003457322