JaLCDOI 10.18926/15388
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_27_1_11.pdf
Author Hirashima Masao| Inaba, Hideo|
Abstract To prevent freezing of road and aquaduct by extracting geothermal heat with two phase closed thermosiphon has been widely used in a cold area. Both heat transfer characteristics in the underground soil and function of the thermosiphon to extract geothermal heat have to be made clear for the purpose of the above system. This study is directed for the purpose to prevent freezing of fire hydrant and composed of the fundamental experiment and the empirical experiment. In the fundamental study, heat transfer behavior is studied experimentally in the small size filling bath representing the underground soil layer. After recording temperature distribution, heat transfer coefficient is measured, they are proceeded into the correlation between the dimensionless number of Nusselt, Rayleigh and Fourier. The fundamental study is described as the first report.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1992-11-25
Volume volume27
Issue issue1
Start Page 11
End Page 26
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307419
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15389
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_30_1_121.pdf
Author Kuk Hun| Tanino, Tetsuzo| Tanaka, Masahiro|
Abstract In this paper we provide some theoretical results on stability and sensitivity analysis in convex vector optimization. Given a family of parametrized vector optimization problems, the perturbation maps are defined as the set-valued map which associates to each parameter value the set of minimal points (properly minimal points, weakly minimal points) of the perturbed feasible set with respect to an ordering convex cone. Sufficient conditions for the upper and lower semicontinuity of the perturbations map are obtained. We also provide quantitative properties of the perturbation maps under some convexity assumptions.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1995-12-28
Volume volume30
Issue issue1
Start Page 121
End Page 131
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307414
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15390
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_27_1_27.pdf
Author Hirashima Masao| Inaba, Hideo|
Abstract Heating and refrigerating technique such as snow melting of road and cold storage by utilizing temperature difference between underground soil and atmosphere is widely used[1-4] in a cold area. In the 1st Report, heat transfer characteristics of two phase closed thermosiphon for extracting geothermal energy is studied fundamentally. In the empirical study, heat extract rate is measured in connection with the change of atmospheric temperature utilizing real two thermosiphons on the site. Temperature distribution on the surface of the thermosiphon and underground soil around it is also measured. Based on the data of the empirical experiment, it is confirmed that prevention of freezing for fire hydrant can be achieved by geothermal heat utilizing two phase closed thermosiphon. Present paper describes the heat transfer behavior of the thermosiphon as the 2nd report.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1992-11-25
Volume volume27
Issue issue1
Start Page 27
End Page 32
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307336
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
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 10.18926/15396
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 10.18926/15419
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 10.18926/15420
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 10.18926/15421
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 10.18926/15422
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 10.18926/15423
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 10.18926/15424
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 10.18926/15425
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_26_2_1.pdf
Author Inaba, Hideo| Otake, Hideo| Nozu, Shigeru|
Abstract Radiative characteristics of the frost layer melted by radiative heat are experimentally examined. A frost layer is heated from above by the radiative heat from a halogen lamp set. Thermal radiation of the lamp has the wavelength spectrum characteristics similar to those of the solar radiation. The effect of the environmental temperature upon the frost melting process is clarified in experiments. The optical characteristics of reflectivity, absorptivity and transmissivity of the frost layer during the melting of the frost layer are measured using special measuring instruments.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1992-03-28
Volume volume26
Issue issue2
Start Page 1
End Page 16
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307428
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15427
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_26_2_17.pdf
Author Feng Yibu| Inaba, Hideo| Nozu, Shigeru|
Abstract Heat transfer measurements were conducted during freezing of quiescent water in a horizontal cylinder. A horizontal cylinder with inner diameter of 61.1 mm is cooled by air in a constant low temperature room and time variations of the radial distribution of fluid temperature were observed. Experimental results for the velocity of the phase change interface, the time taken for complete freezing and apparent freezing heat transfer coefficient were compared with the simple theoretical model based on the quasisteady assumption.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1992-03-28
Volume volume26
Issue issue2
Start Page 17
End Page 24
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307382
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15365
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_30_1_1.pdf
Author Dong Liu| Kajihara, Yasuhiro| Osaki, Hirokazu| Munesawa, Yoshiomi|
Abstract A method for standardizing parts is proposed. This method aims to reduce the sort of parts for cutting the manufacturing cost and for improving specifications of parts. Two linear mathematical programming models are proposed for standardizing the parts. One model aims at cutting cost half without causing any degradation of mechanical specifications of parts. The other model aims at doubling mechanical specifications of parts below the acceptable manufacturing cost. These models are formulated in 0-1 integer programming forms. The integer programming model shows which part is common to other parts. An example is shown to demonstrate the use of the developed method.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1995-12-28
Volume volume30
Issue issue1
Start Page 1
End Page 7
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307491
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15368
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_35_155.pdf
Author Takahashi Hiromitsu| Munesawa, Yoshiomi| Kajihara, Yasuhiro| Osaki, Hirokazu| Wada Yatarou|
Abstract This paper proposes a concept of a mobile type maintenance robot (MMR in shortly) that is controlled by the tele-operation for assuring the safety and health improvement of work forces. The main components of this system are the industrial robot, an image processing unit, vehicle and computers for tele-operation. Our focus is paid on a method that determine a pathway to move every places where troubles would occur. This method makes it possible that the MMR could arrive any place in the factory with three times of turns at most. Additionally, turning radius of the vehicle is considered for correcting the pathway near the corners to make it possible that it arrives to the place accurately.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2001-03-27
Volume volume35
Issue issue1-2
Start Page 155
End Page 161
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307844
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15371
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_35_163.pdf
Author Uchiyama Hiromitsu| Miyazaki Satoshi| Osaki, Hirokazu| Kajihara, Yasuhiro| Munesawa, Yoshiomi| Matsuki Katsunori|
Abstract We develop an assembly robot system for assembling the flexible belt-shaped subject. An image processing method is developed to recognize the belt-shaped subject. This method is able to determine the grasping point and grasping angle for piking up a subject by a multiple hands unit. CAD information is used to determine the grasping point. The multiple hands unit is developed, which is able to grasp all grasping points of a subject at a time. In addition, the image processing method is used to judge whether a subject is fastened accurately at right position or not during the assembly.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2001-03-27
Volume volume35
Issue issue1-2
Start Page 163
End Page 168
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307229
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 10.18926/15375
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_35_177.pdf
Author Kanki Kunihiko| Osaki, Hirokazu| Kajihara, Yasuhiro| Munesawa, Yoshiomi| Ohta Kazuharu|
Abstract The focus of this paper is on the analysis of delivery motion of human, development of an image processing method based on the motion analysis and development of the cooperative delivery robot using the image processing method. The proposed image processing method uses two cameras, and it uses a stereo reconstruction technique for measuring position and postures of hands. In addition, this image processing method recognize the number of fingers extending consciously, so the cooperative human beings could choose the kind of tool which he wants by holding out his hand in front of cameras.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2001-03-27
Volume volume35
Issue issue1-2
Start Page 177
End Page 182
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307899
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15381
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_30_1_75.pdf
Author Totsuji, Hiroo| Inoue, Yoshihiko| Kishimoto, Tokunari| Totsuji, Chieko| Nara, Shigetoshi|
Abstract Molecular dynamics of the Yukawa system, the system of particles interacting via the Yukawa or the screened Coulomb potential, are formulated for various statistical ensembles and external conditions. The Yukawa potential smoothly interpolates the long-range Coulomb and the short-range interactions by adjusting a single parameter, the screening length. In order to reduce the effect of boundaries, the periodic boundary conditions are imposed and the deformations of the fundamental vectors of periodicity are taken into account. Ewald-type expressions for interaction energy, force, and kinematic pressure are given explicitly.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1995-12-28
Volume volume30
Issue issue1
Start Page 75
End Page 87
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307479