JaLCDOI 10.18926/47024
FullText URL mfe_36_2_043_049.pdf
Author Vaillancourt, Chico|
Abstract In this case study, I will analyse and discuss the results of a survey concerning motivation towards learning a second language conducted in four Canadian schools. This section, part one of the study, was conducted in the Sudbury Region of Ontario, Canada. This region of the world was chosen because bilingualism is quite common there and a large portion of the community has learned a second language. Part two will be conducted in the winter of 2002, in Denmark, a European country that neighbours many countries with different mother tongues, I hope to conclude this case study with part three in the summer of 2002, in Japan, a monolingual island nation.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2002-03
Volume volume36
Issue issue2
Start Page 43
End Page 49
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120003497045
JaLCDOI 10.18926/46980
FullText URL mfe_37_2_061_066.pdf
Author Vaillancourt, Chico|
Abstract In this case study, I will analyse and discuss the results of a survey concerning motivation towards learning a second language conducted in one Danish high school. The students surveyed were between the ages of 13-18. This section, part two of the study, was conducted in Copenhagen, Denmark. This region of the world was chosen because bilingualism is quite common there and a large portion of the school-aged community is learning a second language and often a third and even a fourth. Denmark, a European country, is different than Canada (Case Study-Part 1.) because it neighbours many countries, which use different mother tongues.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2003-03
Volume volume37
Issue issue2
Start Page 61
End Page 66
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120003457333
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15418
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_26_1_51.pdf
Author Totsuji, Hiroo| Shirokoshi Hideki| Nara, Shigetoshi|
Abstract Variable shape molecular dynamics is formulated for the one-component plasma and the structural transition from the fcc lattice to the bcc lattice has been observed. It is emphasized that the condition of constant volume should be imposed when deformations of periodic boundary conditions are taken into account.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1991-11-30
Volume volume26
Issue issue1
Start Page 51
End Page 59
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307555
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15361
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_35_77.pdf
Author Kishimoto Tokunari| Totsuji, Chieko| Tsuruta, Kenji| Totsuji, Hiroo|
Abstract In order to perform the large-scale molecular dynamics simulation of the Yukawa system, a mathematical expression for molecular dynamics using the fast multipole method is described. The model simulations are also performed to test the performance of our implementation of the FMM.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2001-03-27
Volume volume35
Issue issue1-2
Start Page 77
End Page 95
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307940
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
JaLCDOI 10.18926/46998
FullText URL mfe_36_1_029_039.pdf
Author Imai, Jun| Wada, Kiyoshi|
Abstract A procedure for control-oriented modeling is proposed for large flexible structures with unknown modal parameters. Techniques on quantification of errors in modal truncated nominal models are developed for the case where a finite number of upper and lower bounds of the unknown modal parameters are given. A feasible set of systems matching the conditions is introduced, and then error bounds covering the feasible set are established in the frequency domain. The bounds are easily checked using linear programming for any user-specified frequency. The feasibility of the proposed scheme is illustrated by numerical study on an ideal flexible beam example.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2001-12
Volume volume36
Issue issue1
Start Page 29
End Page 39
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 80012887118
JaLCDOI 10.18926/47001
FullText URL mfe_36_1_059_077.pdf
Author Kanatani, Kenichi|
Abstract Contrasting "geometric fitting", for which the noise level is taken as the asymptotic variable, with "statistical inference", for which the number of observations is taken as the asymptotic variable, we give a new definition of the "geometric AIC" and the "geometric MDL" as the counterparts of Akaike's AIC and Rissanen's MDL. We discuss various theoretical and practical problems that emerge from our analysis. Finally, we show, doing experiments using synthetic and real images, that the geometric MDL does not necessarily outperform the geometric AIC and that the two criteria have very different characteristics.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2001-12
Volume volume36
Issue issue1
Start Page 59
End Page 77
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 80012855281
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15454
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_22_63.pdf
Author Myojin Syo| Kishino Keiichi| Yamada Masahito|
Abstract The paper is a case study mode choice in interregional occupational person trips. Disagregate behavioral model of logit type is applied to the occupational person trips from Tsuyama area in Okayama Prefecture to Osaka area. The model turned out to give asignificant explanation of the interregional mode choice characteristics. Travel time, travelling expenses and " with or wi thout heavy baggage " were found to be significant.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1988-03-31
Volume volume22
Start Page 63
End Page 70
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307421
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19588
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_31_2_1.pdf
Author Arisawa Hideaki| Song Zhi-Yi| Takemoto, Yoshito| Hida, Moritaka|
Abstract The microstructure of oxidizing magnesium at elevated temperatures has been studied using HR-TEM, SEM and EDS. Two kinds of thin magnesium specimen for TEM observation were prepared. One was oxidized after preparing TEM foil of magnesium, the other was prepared from an oxidized bulk magnesium for observing the cross-section of oxide/Mg interfacial region. In the former, several oxides(MgO) morphologies were observed depending on the temperature and time of the oxidization. The growth of needle-like oxides formed at 573K and mottled oxides formed at 773K were recognized as a remarkable phenomenon belonging to the local oxidization. These oxides were composed of poly-crystal. The thin uniform oxidization layer was also observed in all conditions. In the cross-sectional observation, the local oxide layer, nearly 300nm in thickness, on the matrix(Mg) were observed. The thin uniform oxidized layer of bulk samples was identified as a kind of modified layer (~40nm in thickness) in which the formation of HR-TEM lattice fringes were prevented by the strain due to the slight oxidization.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1997-03-28
Volume volume31
Issue issue2
Start Page 1
End Page 10
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309082
JaLCDOI 10.18926/14135
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_39_1_7.pdf
Author Wang, Xiaoqun| Abe, Takeji| Tada, Naoya| Shimizu, Ichiro|
Abstract Roughening on free surface of polycrystalline metal during plastic deformation is closely related to the inhomogeneous deformation in the respective grain at the surface. Uniaxial tensile tests are carried out on annealed pure aluminum sheet specimens with various averaged grain sizes. The roughening is measured by a 3-dimensional stylus instrument to examine the roughness change in both sides of specimen surfaces at each strain. The irregularities on one side are reversed on the backside, when the averaged grain size is as large as the thickness of the specimen. Discussions are made on the relation between the surface shapes of both sides adopting the cross correlation factor. The strains of respective grains are also measured from the grain boundary shape before and after plastic deformation. There are some deviations in the strains of the grains and their standard deviation increases with the applied strain.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2005-01
Volume volume39
Issue issue1
Start Page 7
End Page 15
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308149
JaLCDOI 10.18926/46996
FullText URL mfe_36_1_007_016.pdf
Author Li, Yan| Abe, Takeji| Tada, Naoya| Kanazawa, Masanori|
Abstract The change in the surface morphology of polycrystalline titanium during tensile plastic deformation is studied, using the scanning probe microscope as well as the laser scanning microscope. The observation shows that the slip occurs mainly near grain boundary at the strain range of ε < 0.05. The slip develops with the applied strain, and the slip on the second slip system or the crossing of slip lines appear. The surface roughness increases linearly with the applied strain. The height difference between the grain boundary area and the inner grain area also increases with the applied strain, though the increase rate becomes low after the applied strain of about 0.3. The nano-scale height difference of the surface step of slip lines increases with the applied strain, though it remains almost constant after the applied strain of 0.4. The averaged surface roughness measured with the scanning probe microscope is in good agreement with that measured with the laser scanning microscope.
Keywords Plasticity Polycrystalline Titanium Tensile Deformation Surface Morphology Slip Twin Probe Scanning Microscope Laser Scanning Microscope
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2001-12
Volume volume36
Issue issue1
Start Page 7
End Page 16
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 80012831215
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15344
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_35_1.pdf
Author Abe, Takeji| Hualin Song| Akagi Yasuo| Shimizu, Ichiro|
Abstract Free surface of polycrystalline metal becomes roughened after plastic deformation. The surface roughening is closely related to the inhomogeneity of polycrystalline metals, that is, to the inhomogeneous plastic deformation of respective grains. In the present study, inhomogeneous deformation on the free surface of polycrystalline aluminum specimen during uniaxial tension is studied. The inhomogeneous deformation of grains in the central area of the free surface of specimen is observed by the laser scanning microscope, while the inhomogeneous deformation perpendicular to the surface is studied by the laser scanning microscope as well as the stylus measuring instrument. It is shown that the surface roughness and the strain of respective grains increase with the applied strain. Discussions are made on the change in the surface roughness, the strain in each grain and the slip-line angles with the applied strain.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2001-03-27
Volume volume35
Issue issue1-2
Start Page 1
End Page 8
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307340
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 10.18926/14081
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_41_1_20.pdf
Author Imamura, Takuji| Konishi, Masami| Imai, Jun|
Abstract In this paper, we propose a simultaneous optimization method for inventory control and production planning problem for a chemical batch plant. The plant consists of blending process, intermediate storage tanks and filling process. In the proposed method, the original problem is decomposed into production planning sub-problem and inventory control sub-problem. Then the decision variables are optimized by alternately solving each sub-problem. The solution of the proposed method is compared with that of centralized optimization method. The effectiveness of the proposed method is investigated from numerical computational results.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2007-01
Volume volume41
Issue issue1
Start Page 20
End Page 30
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308626
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15517
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_25_2_123.pdf
Author Taniguchi, Takeo| Ohta, Chikashi|
Abstract The aim of this investigation is the proposal of 3D mesh generation method based on the Delaunay triangulation. The method is valid for the finite element modelling of any convex 3D domain into tetrahedra with optimum geometrical configuration. This paper includes the mathematical background of the mesh generation method, its detail, proposal of some efficient tools for faster and more rigorous computations, and some examples of the mesh generation.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1991-03-28
Volume volume25
Issue issue2
Start Page 123
End Page 133
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307904
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15443
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_26_2_111.pdf
Author Nara, Shigetoshi| Banzhaf Wolfgag|
Abstract An information processing task which generates combinatorial explosion and program complexity when it is treated by a serial algorithm is investigated using both Genetic Algorithms (GA) and a neural network model (NN). The task in question is to find a target memory from a set of stored entries in the form of "attractors" in a high dimensional state space. The representation of entries in the memory is distributed ("an auto associative neural network" in this paper), and the problem is to find an attractor under a given access information where the uniqueness or even existence of a solution is not always guaranteed ( an ill-posed problem ). The GA is used as an algorithm for generating a search orbit to search effectively for a state which satisfies the access condition and belongs to the target attractor basin in state space. The NN is used to retrieve the corresponding entry from the network. The results of our computer simulation indicate that the present method is superior to a search method which uses random walk in state space. Our technique may prove useful in the realization of flexible and adaptive information processing, since pattern search in high dimensional state spaces is common in various kinds of parallel information processing.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1992-03-28
Volume volume26
Issue issue2
Start Page 111
End Page 128
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307718
JaLCDOI 10.18926/14119
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_40_1_31.pdf
Author Ogawa, Takafumi| Totsuji, Chieko| Tsuruta, Kenji| Totsuji, Hiroo|
Abstract We analyze the melting of spherical Yukawa clusters by Monte Carlo simulations. Spherical clusters are expected to be found in dusty plasmas in an isotropic environment such as microgravity and serve as a model for classical clusters. We obtain the specific heat through fluctuations of the potential energy and identify its peak as the transition temperature. Melting temperatures are compared with those of bulk Yukawa systems and it is confirmed that the melting temperature increases and approaches the bulk value with the increase of the system size.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2006-01
Volume volume40
Issue issue1
Start Page 31
End Page 35
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308329
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15500
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_25_2_1.pdf
Author Okada, Hiroyuki| Hida, Moritaka| Sakakibara, Akira| Takemoto, Yoshito|
Abstract Tensile strength and elongation of cast magnesium reinforced with titanium fiber were measured by tensile test. The pull-out test of a titanium rod partially embedded in a magnesium matrix was performed to evaluate interfacial bonding strength between magnesium and titanium. It was found that when the fiber volume fraction was changed from 1% to 14%, the tensile strength was improved with increase of volume fraction, while the improvement of elongation tended to be restrained beyond the volume fraction of 10%. The interfacial strength was revealed to be strong, and this was substantiated by the scanning electron microscopy showing an excellent wettability between the titanium fiber and the magnesium matrix.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1991-03-28
Volume volume25
Issue issue2
Start Page 1
End Page 8
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307559
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19608
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_33_1_19.pdf
Author Washio, Seiichi| Takahashi, Satoshi| Imoto, Chikashi| Yoshida, Atsumasa|
Abstract The present paper deals with measurements of the diffusion coefficients as well as the saturated solubilities of single component gases such as N(2), O(2) and CO(2) to a mineral oil. The method to determine the diffusivity is based upon measuring the pressure changes caused by the one-dimensional diffusion between the gas and the oil enclosed in an airtight container. For N(2) and O(2) the profiles of the measured pressure changes agree well with those predicted by diffusion theory, whereas that is not the case with CO(2). Although the reason why CO(2) does not seem to obey diffusion theory has yet to be studied, it may suggest the possibility that the diffusion coefficient varies with the pressure, considering that the range of pressure change in the diffusivity measurement was much obtained by this method fell within ±30% around the average. Moreover the solubility measurements have made clear that Henry's law holds true between the three pure gases and the oils tested, and that O(2) and CO(2) dissolve into the oil approximately two and ten times more, respectively, than N(2).
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1998-11-30
Volume volume33
Issue issue1
Start Page 19
End Page 30
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309030
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15479
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_24_1_73.pdf
Author Oka, Hisao| Isayama Yoshiharu| Yamamoto, Yoshitake| Yamamoto, Tatsuma|
Abstract There is a small vibration which goes undetected by the naked eyes. It is called a microvibration (MV) or a minor tremor (MT). The MV on the body surface is expected to apply to a clinical examination of the autonomic nervous system. It is not cleared why and how the MV occurs, but there are many papers about its occurrence and clinical application. In this study, MV measuring system, its estimation and basic characteristics are examined. The difference between head MV and thenar MV, individual MV and diurnal and seasonal change are discussed. The power spectrum of MV is obtained using an autoregressive model.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1989-11-29
Volume volume24
Issue issue1
Start Page 73
End Page 80
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307633