JaLCDOI 10.18926/15386
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_30_1_111.pdf
Author Ye Ju| Tanaka, Masahiro| Tanino, Tetsuzo|
Abstract Mutation is one of the important operators in genetic algorithm. In traditional genetic algorithm, mutation is activated stochastically. In this way it is unknown and cannot be controlled for which individuals to be mutated. Therefore, it is unavoidable that some good individuals are destroyed by mutation and then the evolutionary efficiency of the genetic algorithm is dampened. Owing to this kind of destructivity of mutation, the operator of mutation has to be limited within a very small probability, and the potentiality of mutation is consequently limited. In this paper, we present an evolutionary chain-based mutation and a control strategy of reasonable competition, in which the heuristic information provided by the evaluation function is well utilized. This method avoids the blindness of stochastic mutation. The performance improved in this method is shown by two examples, a fuzzy modeling for the identification of a nonlinear function and a typical combinatorial optimization problem-the traveling salesman problem.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1995-12-28
Volume volume30
Issue issue1
Start Page 111
End Page 120
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307635
JaLCDOI 10.18926/14055
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_42_10.pdf
Author Kanatani, Kenichi|
Abstract The author introduced the "geometric AIC" and the "geometric MDL" as model selection criteria for geometric fitting problems. These correspond to Akaike’s "AIC" and Rissanen's "BIC", respectively, well known in the statistical estimation framework. Another criterion well known is Schwarz’ "BIC", but its counterpart for geometric fitting has been unknown. This paper introduces the corresponding criterion, which we call the "geometric BIC", and shows that it is of the same form as the geometric MDL. We present the underlying logical reasoning of Bayesian estimation.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2008-01
Volume volume42
Issue issue1
Start Page 10
End Page 17
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308447
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15434
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_28_1_27.pdf
Author Totsuji, Hiroo| Tachibana Hiroyuki| Fujimura Hidenori| Nara, Shigetoshi|
Abstract The ground states of interacting electrons in coupled quantum wires are analyzed on the basis of the density functional theory. The exchange-correlation potential is calculated from 'exact' results given by the Green's function Monte Carlo method in two and three dimensions. It is shown that the critical density signifying the change from symmetrical to asymmetrical ground state is weakly dependent on the details of the exchange-correlation potential. These critical values are compared with the result of the three-dimensional analysis for a single wire.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1993-11-30
Volume volume28
Issue issue1
Start Page 27
End Page 38
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307565
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 10.18926/15390
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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 10.18926/14084
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_41_1_52.pdf
Author Inaba, Hideo| Syahrul Husain| Horibe, Akihiko| Haruki, Naoto|
Abstract The effects of heat and mass transfer parameters on the efficiency of fluidized bed drying have been studied to optimize the input and output conditions. The analysis was carried out using two different materials, wheat and corn. Energy and exergy models based on the first and second law of thermodynamic are developed. Furthermore, some unified non-dimensional experimental correlations for predicting the efficiency of fluidized bed drying process have been proposed. The effects of hydrodynamics and thermodynamics conditions such as the inlet air temperature, the initial moisture content and well known Fourier and Reynolds numbers on energy efficiency and exergy efficiency were analyzed using the developed model. A good agreement was achieved between the model predictions, non-dimensional correlations and the available experimental results.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2007-01
Volume volume41
Issue issue1
Start Page 52
End Page 62
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308668
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19959
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_44_50.pdf
Author Kanatani, Kenichi| Niitsuma Hirotaka| Rangrajan Prasanna|
Abstract We present highly accurate least-squares (LS) alternatives to the theoretically optimal maximum likelihood (ML) estimator for homographies between two images. Unlike ML, our estimators are non-iterative and yield solutions even in the presence of large noise. By rigorous error analysis, we derive a “hyperaccurate” estimator which is unbiased up to second order noise terms. Then, we introduce a computational simplification, which we call “Taubin approximation”, without incurring a loss in accuracy. We experimentally demonstrate that our estimators have accuracy surpassing the traditional LS estimator and comparable to the ML estimator.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2010-01
Volume volume44
Start Page 50
End Page 59
ISSN 1349-6115
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308986
JaLCDOI 10.18926/17843
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Author Kawamura, Mao| Konishi, Masami| Yamagata, Katuki| Shimomura, Koichi|
Abstract In this research, a Human Interface system is designed intended to mobile crane. The intervention of human is unavoidable to attain the high performance of electro mechanical system. As is known, crane operation is complicated. Recently, the decrease of expert person induced crane accident. So in near future, it is required a partial automation of crane operation and human support technology. We are aiming at the development of the operation support system for a crane. In this research, development of the hydro mechanical models representing both of static and dynamics movements are made. Further, actual experimental data of operating mobile crane, which are electrical signal data and three-dimension (3D) position of moving load is measured. The actual operating data are compared with the model and it is found that the developed electromechanical model can explain the behaviors of actual data.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2009-01
Volume volume43
Start Page 61
End Page 74
ISSN 1349-6115
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308930
JaLCDOI 10.18926/17844
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_43_75.pdf
Author Ohe, Keita| Konishi, Masami| Imai, Jun|
Abstract As is well known, an advanced knowledge and know-how are needed in the design and the diagnosis work. Further, human experts can cope with the recent trend of customers needs. Therefore, the design and the diagnosis work have been privately performed in the past, and its information cannot be shared. In addition, the number of experts is decreasing. It is a very important problem to maintain and to extend experts technologies having been built up. For the purpose, methods and systems for technical inheritance of the advanced techniques of the skilled engineers are needed to train the unskilled operators and also can assist skilled operators. In this research, attention is focused on the design of analog filter circuit. To attain the target, the circuit structural classifier system to support design work is developed. Furthermore, simulation technology for hot strip rolling mills based on distributed agents is presented aimed to develop tools for the diagnosis of hot strip rolling mills operation.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2009-01
Volume volume43
Start Page 75
End Page 92
ISSN 1349-6115
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308900
JaLCDOI 10.18926/44496
FullText URL mfe_045_015_026.pdf
Author Kanatani, Kenichi| Rangrajan, Prasanna| Sugaya, Yasuyuki| Niitsuma, Hirotaka|
Abstract We present a new least squares (LS) estimator, called “HyperLS”, specifically designed for parameter estimation in computer vision applications. It minimizes the algebraic distance under a special scale normalization, which is derived by rigorous error analysis in such a way that statistical bias is removed up to second order noise terms. Numerical experiments suggest that our HyperLS is far superior to the standard LS and comparable in accuracy to maximum likelihood (ML), which is known to produce highly accurate results in image applications but may fail to converge if poorly initialized. Our HyperLS is a perfect candidate for ML initialization. In addition, we discuss how image-based inference problems have different characteristics form conventional statistical applications, with a view to serving as a bridge between mathematicians and computer engineers.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2011-01
Volume volume45
Start Page 15
End Page 26
ISSN 1349-6115
language 英語
Copyright Holders Copyright © by the authors
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NAID 120002905952
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19958
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_44_42.pdf
Author Kanatani, Kenichi| Rangrajan Prasanna|
Abstract This paper presents a new method for fitting an ellipse to a point sequence extracted from images. It is widely known that the best fit is obtained by maximum likelihood. However, it requires iterations, which may not converge in the presence of large noise. Our approach is algebraic distance minimization; no iterations are required. Exploiting the fact that the solution depends on the way the scale is normalized, we analyze the accuracy to high order error terms with the scale normalization weight unspecified and determine it so that the bias is zero up to the second order. We demonstrate by experiments that our method is superior to the Taubin method, also algebraic and known to be highly accurate.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2010-01
Volume volume44
Start Page 42
End Page 49
ISSN 1349-6115
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309054
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15372
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_30_1_25.pdf
Author Sun Yonghao| Kagawa, Yukio|
Abstract Identification of unknown electric charges or sources distributed in space is made from the data observed over the field boundary using dual reciprocity boundary element models. The inhomogeneous term of the Poisson field can equivalently be expressed as the linear combination of the functions associated with the particular solutions to transform into Laplace equation. For the solution procedure, the variational formulation is employed, in which the regular boundary integral approach is incorporated to avoid the singularity. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the availability and the capability.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1995-12-28
Volume volume30
Issue issue1
Start Page 25
End Page 33
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307314
JaLCDOI 10.18926/14136
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_39_1_16.pdf
Author Uchida, Tetsuya| Ishimaru, Sanae| Shimamura, Kaoru| Uji, Akihito| Matsuo, Toshihiko| Ohtsuki, Hiroshi|
Abstract PE film was treated with fuming nitric acid at 80℃ for 20 min, resulting in introduction of COOH moieties on the film surface. The COOH’s were reacted with ethylenediamine, whose amino groups were used for linking with (2-[4-(dibutylamino)phenyl]ethenyl)-3-carboxy-methylbenzo-thiazolium, photoelectric dye (NK-5962), which absorbs visible light and converts the photon energy to electric potentials. The dye molecules were immobilized on the PE film surface and they were able to stimulate chick retinal tissues on incidence of visible light. These facts hopefully lead to development of an artificial retinal prosthesis.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2005-01
Volume volume39
Issue issue1
Start Page 16
End Page 20
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308066
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19956
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_44_24.pdf
Author Kanatani, Kenichi| Sugaya Yasuyuki|
Abstract We present an improved version of the MSL method of Sugaya and Kanatani for multibody motion segmentation. We replace their initial segmentation based on heuristic clustering by an analytical computation based on GPCA, fitting two 2-D affine spaces in 3-D by the Taubin method. This initial segmentation alone can segment most of the motions in natural scenes fairly correctly, and the result is successively optimized by the EM algorithm in 3-D, 5-D, and 7-D. Using simulated and real videos, we demonstrate that our method outperforms the previous MSL and other existing methods. We also illustrate its mechanism by our visualization technique.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2010-01
Volume volume44
Start Page 24
End Page 31
ISSN 1349-6115
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309159
JaLCDOI 10.18926/47005
FullText URL mfe_36_1_117_121.pdf
Author Shirosaki, Yuki| Tsuru, Kanji| Hayakawa, Satoshi| Osaka, Akiyoshi| Takashima, Seisuke|
Abstract γ-Methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane (γ-MPS) was grafted to silicone due to emulsion polymerization to induce Si-OH groups, in order to provide silicone with bioactivity spontaneous deposition of apatite in body fluid and to improve cytocompatibility. Apatite deposited on the grafted silicone within 7 days of soaking in 1.5 times as concentrated as the Kokubo solution. Osteoblastic cells (MC3T3-E1) were cultured on the specimens up to 7 days. After 5 days of culture, the number of MC3T3-E1 cells on the grafted specimen was much greater than that on the original specimen. These results indicated that the biocompatibility of silicone elastomer was improved by the grafting γ-MPS.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2001-12
Volume volume36
Issue issue1
Start Page 117
End Page 121
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120003497031
JaLCDOI 10.18926/14134
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_39_1_1.pdf
Author Vladimir I. Klochikhin| Fujii, Masahiro| Yoshida, Akira|
Abstract Improvement of wear resistance and durability of machine elements with sliding friction pairs is the important tribological problems. The wear resistance has been determined with many configurative parameters, technological parameters, and operational parameters. In this study kinematics of cylindrical joint (CJ), whose motion is reciprocating and rotating, and influence of various parameters on wear resistance of friction pair was investigated.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2005-01
Volume volume39
Issue issue1
Start Page 1
End Page 6
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308183
JaLCDOI 10.18926/17831
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_43_22.pdf
Author Totsuji, Hiroo| Chai Hong| Totsuji, Chieko| Tsuruta, Kenji|
Abstract For the transfer of quantum information and the creation of entangled states, the application of tuned spin chains, systems of spins with the nearest-neighbor coupling tuned so as to give high efficiency, has been proposed and some examples of high performance have been given by several authors. In this article, the effect of deviations from tuned values and the effect of resultant asymmetry are investigated through numerical simulations and theoretical analyses. It is shown that there exists a system where the transfer efficiency is comparable with exactly tuned ones and, at the same time, robust to noises in the coupling constants. It is also shown that the effect of asymmetry on the efficiency of entanglement creation is of the second order when the asymmetry is small.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 2009-01
Volume volume43
Start Page 22
End Page 26
ISSN 1349-6115
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002308966
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15297
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_33_2_97.pdf
Author Jindai, Mitsuru| Osaki, Hirokazu| Kajihara, Yasuhiro| Munesawa, Yoshiomi| Tano Masakazu| Okamoto Katsuyuki| Nishino Akira| Okamoto Asao| Nishimori Naoki|
Abstract We propose the recognition method of bridge soldering base metal on the circuits by comparing CAD figure and input image of image processing to locate the soldering iron tip accurately to secure the high quality Firstly, three dimensional CAD assembly drawing of circuits which are assembled perpendicularly in each other is projected on an imaginary two dimensional screen which is vertical to the optical axis of the camera The projected image is used as the standard CAD figure to inspect the location of the bridge soldering base metal. The positions among the bridge soldering base metals show the line state. So this line (connecting line) is used as the reference line to inspect the location of the bridge soldering base metal. The characteristics of the standard figure are represented by the connecting line, edge line and center points of base metal. Secondly, the position and gradient of connecting line among bridge soldering base metals in the input image is estimated. And the position of base metal and assembly accuracy of circuit units are calculated by comparing the shape and position of each base metal with its standard figure based on the connecting line Furthermore, the length between the opposite edges of the base metals are calculated to inspect the positions and the assemble accuracy of circuit units.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1999-04-27
Volume volume33
Issue issue2
Start Page 97
End Page 103
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307283
JaLCDOI 10.18926/19682
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_33_2_91.pdf
Author Munesawa, Yoshiomi| Osaki, Hirokazu| Kajihara, Yasuhiro|
Abstract In this paper, we propose the method to determine the position of the 2 cameras for the multiviewpoints as the robot is the work place. The optical axit's direction of the 1st camera is determined in the base ot work contents in teleoperation. The multiviewpoints system uses the 2 camera units that aren't installed side by side, so that the direction of the 2nd camera is decided in the base of the angle between the optical axes' direction of 2 cameras. Next, the distance from the camera to the work place is determined according to the distance resolution of image on the monitor, and the camera type of which the point-blank range is not this distance is selected. And the efficacy ot this system is examined with an experiment.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1999-04-27
Volume volume33
Issue issue2
Start Page 91
End Page 96
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002309052
JaLCDOI 10.18926/15448
FullText URL Mem_Fac_Eng_OU_28_2_1.pdf
Author Takemoto, Yoshito| Sakakibara, Akira| Hida, Moritaka|
Abstract Fine particles of Ti-Mo alloy have been prepared by means of arc method, and investigated on internal structure and phase transformation using HR-TEM and EDS. Martensite phase was observed in a particle containing comparatively low concentration of Mo, and ω phase was also found to exist in a nearly 14 % M0 particle. The structure of the ω phase in the fine particle is expanded and remarkably unstable in comparison with the bulk sample, so that it has disappeared in a few seconds during TEM observation. Moreover, the β structure of Ti-Mo particles has changed to the unusual fcc phase with irradiation of a strong electron beam.
Publication Title Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Published Date 1994-03-15
Volume volume28
Issue issue2
Start Page 1
End Page 7
ISSN 0475-0071
language 英語
File Version publisher
NAID 120002307644