Sample records for anteisei ni kansuru

  1. Ab initio MO study on the thermal stability of 1-phenyl-1H-tetrazoles; Hikeikenteki bunshi kidoho ni yoru 1-Ph-1H tetorazoru yudotai no netsu anteisei hyoka ni kansuru kenkyu

    Ono, Yoshio.; Akutsu, Yoshiaki.; Arai, Mitsuru.; Tamura, Masamitsu. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). School of Engineering; Matsunaga, Takehiro. [National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research, Tsukuba (Japan)


    Ab initio MO calculations of 1-phenyl-1H-tetrazoles were carried out, in order to explain a substituent effects on its high thermal stability and to estimate the thermal stability of the other tetrazoles. Similar to 1H-tetrazole, five bonds in the tetrazole ring have intermediate lengths between single and double bond lengths. Phenyl and tetrazole rings are not both on one plane showing no interaction. Three indexes addopted as a measure of thermal stability indicate that the more equal the bond lengths of the ring are and that the bigger the stabilization energy by ring formation is, the more thermally stable they are. It is found out that there is the relationship between the thermal stability and the ring charge. That is, the more negative the ring charge is, the more thrmally stable the tetrazole is. Also, there is a good relationship between the thermal stability and the energy level of orbital of which orbital is an anti bonding type with respect to the N3-N4 bond. The higher the energy level is, the more thermally stable the tetrazole is. (author)

  2. Investigation into introduction and promotion of clean energy cars; Clean energy jidosha no donyu sokushin ni kansuru chosa



    Gazing the introduction target for fiscal 2000 and 2010, the paper arranged comprehensively and systematically the trend in Japan and overseas of clean energy cars and described subjects. Themes of the study to be promoted in terms of electric cars are: Li secondary batteries, heightening of performance of batteries such as Ni-hydrogen, power generation/power storage hybridization to make the long-distance travel possible. For the price reduction, the body is so made as to make it possible to select three kinds of power unit, that is, gasoline, hybrid, and electricity. Low noise and easy operation are also important. As to natural gas vehicles, the price is more than three times as high as that of gasoline vehicles, and relaxation of the related regulations on metal tanks, the Road Traffic Act, etc. is necessary. It is indispensable to establish quantity production and technical standards and reduce cost by the remodeling for bi-fueling with gasoline engines, development of FRP tanks, etc. Methanol vehicles are the closest to gasoline vehicles, but the introduction is delayed having no groups for generalization. Solar and hydrogen cars are promising, but are on a stage of developing the basic technology. 43 figs., 104 tabs.

  3. Study of highly efficient power generation system based on chemical-looping combustion; Chemical loop nenshoho ni yoru kokoritsu hatsuden system no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu

    Ishida, S.; Suzuki, T.; Yamamoto, M. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan). Research Laboratory of Resources Utilization


    This paper describes the research and development of power generation system by means of chemical-looping combustion. For this system, fuel flows in a reduction reactor and air flows in an oxidation reactor. These two flows are separated. As a result, recovery of CO2 without energy consumption, drastic improvement of power generation efficiency, and suppression of NOx emission are expected. To realize the above, two promising candidates, NiCoO2/YSZ and NiO2/NiAl2O4, have been found as recycle solid particles between the both reactors. These have excellent oxidation/reduction cycle characteristics. By these particles as well as the existing particle, NiO/YSZ, practical application of the chemical-looping combustion is realized. Besides LNG, coal and hydrogen were considered as fuels. When using coal or hydrogen, it was found that temperature of the reduction reactor should be increased the same as that of the oxidation reactor. This is a different point from a case using LNG as a fuel. 5 refs., 2 figs.

  4. Study on the annular leakage-flow-induced vibrations. 2nd Report. Stability analysis and experiments for translationally and rotationally coupled two-degree-of-freedom systems; Kanjo sukimaryu reiki shindo ni kansuru kenkyu. 2. heishin kaiten 2 jiyudo renseikei no anteisei kaiseki oyobi jikken

    Li, D.W. [Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Kaneko, S. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Hayama, S. [Toyama Prefectural University, Toyama (Japan)


    In this study, the stability of annular leakage-flow-induced vibrations was investigated theoretically and experimentally for a translationally and rotationally coupled two-degree-of-freedom system. The critical flow rate was both theoretically and experimentally obtained as a function of the passage increment ratio and the eccentricity of the passage. A good agreement between the theoretical and experimental results was obtained. It was discovered both theoretically and from the experiments that instability will occur in the case of a divergent passage: the eccentricity of the passage lowers the stability of the systems. (author)

  5. Study on the cutting of self-fluxing alloy of Ni-Cr-WC systems. Ni-Cr-WC kei jiyo gokin yosha himaku no sessaku kako ni kansuru kenkyu

    Inui, Y.; Hayami, T.; Kubohori, T.; Ikuta, T. (Kinki University, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Science and Technology)


    In this paper, to investigate the cutting of sprayed self-fluxing alloy films of Ni-Cr-WC system containing 35 and 50%WC-Co composite grains in the Ni-Cr matrix, cutting tests by the lathe turning method were performed using CBN tools containing either oxide or carbonitride systems as a binder. Self-fluxing alloy films with about 2mm thichness, which were sprayed on the surface of a cylindrical substrate made of low carbon steel, were used as cutting materials. The wear was increased rapidly at the early stage of cutting, but this was changed to the gradual increasing level after about 30 seconds of cutting. The tool was subject to the abrasive action in cutting, and was fractured when CBN content was low. The CBN tool containing oxide system was found most suitable for cutting of these alloys. The variation in resistance to cutting was observed at the early stage, but this was disappeared after 90 seconds. The roughness of the cutting surface was decreased with cutting time. 8 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  6. Fiscal 2000 survey report. Basic research on metallic peptides in marine organisms and microbes; 2000 nendo kaiyo seibutsu oyobi biseibutsu no kinzoku ketsugo pepchido ni kansuru kisoteki kenkyu hokokusho



    Research is conducted to collect findings on new metallic peptides and proteins which will work effectively in the bio-remediation of heavy metal pollution and in the collection of useful metals. In this fiscal year, primary evaluation methods for metal resistant bacteria are prepared so as to discover new metallic peptides, sampling was carried out at four sites which are characteristically different from each other, and more than 100 strains of metal resistant bacteria were obtained. Out of them, Ni enriched bacteria whose growth is accelerated in the presence of Ni and like others were found out. In another effort, a high concentration Cr resistant bacterium was examined, and it was learned that it exhibits its resistance by reducing hexavalent Cr to trivalent Cr. The denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) method was applied to the analysis of a culture process involving metal addition and accumulation, and the result indicated that a study of details of accumulation culture conditions would be necessary to find out strains that remain undiscovered. It is expected that peptides equipped with sophisticate functions may be obtained when details including sampling points are studied and the result is fed back to the sampling process. (NEDO)

  7. Study of selective oxidation of methane catalyzed by solid superacid in unique reaction field; Tokushu hannoba no kotai chokyosan wo mochiiru methane no sentaku sanka hanno ni kansuru kenkyu

    Misonoo, M.; Tatsumi, T.; Mizuno, T.; Inumaru, T. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)


    Selective oxidation of lower alkanes by use of heteropolymeric compounds is studied. Alkanes are activated on Cs2.5H0.5PW12O40 serving as catalyst, and their activity and selectivity improve when the catalyst is developed into a dual function catalyst in which Cs and Pt are combined. A success is reported of the synthesis of a heteropolymeric acid in which two molecules of the coordination element wolfram are replaced with a transition metal of the first period, on which acid the oxidation of cyclohexane is enhanced. Cs2.5Ni0.08H1.34PVMo11O40 as a metal/heteropolymeric acid dual function catalyst enables the direct oxidation (9% recovered at 340{degree}C) of isobutane into a methacrylic acid, which is attributed to the harmonious coordination of the oxidizing work of the catalyst and acidity. It is possible to oxidize propane into the acrylic acid, but not ethane into the acetic acid. In the case of Pd/Cs2.5H1.5PVMo11O40, the formic acid, methanol, etc., are produced upon addition of hydrogen to the system. This reaction in the hydrogen/oxygen system is supposed to take place via activated oxygen seeds as in the case of oxidation by hydrogen peroxide. 10 refs.

  8. Study of white noise; Hakushoku zatsuon ni kansuru ichikosatsu

    Kano, R.; Tada, R. [Teikoku Oil Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    A study was made on conditions available for white noise belonging to a finite power function with the use of a power spectrum conception. It was defined that a real variable function with a finite waveform energy was a finite energy function while that with a finite waveform power was a finite power function. A noncorrelative white noise was defined as a real variable function in which an autocorrelation function took a specific value at a certain point; however, the autocorrelation function was different between the finite energy function and the finite power function. In other words, the definition of white noise was such that `an energy spectrum was a fixed value` in the finite energy function, and that `a power spectrum was a fixed value` in the finite power function. It was pointed out, by Matsuyama (1994) with the use of the energy spectrum conception, that the white noise belonging to the finite energy function took only the form of `an arbitrary impulse function that all turned to zero except a certain point`. The same conclusion was obtained with respect to the white noise belonging to the finite power function. 1 ref., 1 tab.

  9. Effect of massive transformation on formation of acicular structure in austenitic stainless steel weld metal solidified as ferritic single phase. Report 5. Study on solidification and subsequent transformation of Cr-Ni stainless steel weld metals; Feraito tanso de gyokosuru osutenaito kei sutenresu ko yosetsu kinzoku ni okeru ashikyura jo soshiki no keisei ni oyobosu masshibu hentai no eikyo.5. Cr-Ni kei sutenresu ko yosetsu kinzoku no gyoko/hentai ni kansuru kenkyu

    Inoue, H.; Koseki, T.; Okita, S.; Fuji, M. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    The authors clarified that massive transformation occurs at two phase region under To temperature and there is K-S relation between the massive formation phase and base phase using {gamma} stainless steel that solidifies at F mode and forms acicular structure at room temperature structure. There is a possibility of massive transformation in weld metals because the cooling rate below the high temperature To was high even for normal welding process. Thereupon, in this report, whether the massive transformation effects the formation of acicular structure or not was studied as for {gamma} stainless steel weld metal that solidifies at F mode and room temperature structure becomes acicular form of two {delta} and {gamma} phase. As a result, it was clarified that massive transformation occurs at two phase region with temperature below To, and the room temperature structure was acicular form structure irrespective to massive transformation in case of composition with small Cr/Ni ratio even in case of stainless steel that solidifies at F mode. 20 refs., 15 figs., 1 tab.

  10. Solidification and transformation behavior of Cr-Ni stainless steel weld metals with ferritic single phase solidification mode. Report 4. Study on solidification and subsequent transformation of Cr-Ni stainless steel weld metals; Feraito tanso de gyokosuru Cr-Ni kei sutenresu ko yosetsu kinzoku no gyoko/hendo kyodo. 4. Cr-Ni kei sutenresu ko yosetsu kinzoku no gyoko/hentai ni kansuru kenkyu

    Inoue, H.; Koseki, T.; Okita, S.; Fuji, M. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    The solidification modes of {gamma} stainless steel that solidifies at initial crystal {delta} are classified into FA mode where solidification at two phase of {delta}+{gamma} takes place after crystallization at {gamma} phase during solidification and F mode where solidification is completed at {delta} single phase, and solidification transformation behaviors of weld metal of FA mode are reported in the previous paper. Hereupon, in this report, solidification and transformation behaviors of stainless steel weld metal of F mode are studied. Cr-Ni stainless steel of F mode consists of two phase stainless steel with two phase base metal structure of {delta}+{gamma} besides {gamma} stainless steel. Further, two phase stainless steel with higher alloy compared to conventional one has been developed. In this report, not only the {gamma} stainless steel but also two phase stainless weld metals with varied amount of alloying metal are studied. The welding method and welding conditions are same as that of previous paper. Observation of structure was carried out by optical microscope, and crystal orientation and element distribution were measured by EBSP and CMA respectively. 11 refs., 18 figs., 1 tab.

  11. Feature articles, thermal power and atomic power. Evaluation technique of antiseismic stability of caisson foundation bulkhead. Karyoku, genshiryoku. Keson shiki gogan no taishin anteisei hyoka gijutsu ni tsuite

    Shimada, M.; Fujitani, M. (Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (Japan))


    One of the site construction for nuclear power plant is an offshore artificial island system. In this case, the breakwater bulkhead constructed around the island plays an important role in keeping the safety of the whole site. Accordingly the establishment of evaluation technique of antiseismic stability is also important. This study reproduced the seismic behavior of the breakwater bulkhead by means of model vibration experiment. Various factors affecting the sliding of caisson were considered by taking into account the conventional design method and concept. The experimental results were numerically simulated. For analytically obtaining the settlement of the backward ground due to the sliding of caisson, the applicability of (1) elasto-plastic finite element method using the joint element, and (2) individual element method was investigated. Each of them proved to be effective for quantitatively evaluating the deformation behavior of caisson foundation bulkhead in case of earthquake. 5 refs., 19 figs., 5 tabs.

  12. Diffusion bondability and joint properties of [gamma]-TiAl. Part 1. ; Diffusion bonding of intermetallic compound TiAl. Kinzokukan kagobutsu [gamma]-TiAl no kakusan setsugosei to tsugite kyodo. 1. ; TiAl no kakusan setsugo ni kansuru kenkyu

    Nakao, Y.; Shinozaki, K. (Osaka Univ., Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering); Hamada, M. (Osaka Univ., Osaka (Japan). Graduate School)


    Since Ni3Al, which has been characterized as brittle, has been clarified that it would have an extremely excellent ductility by adding B, the intermetallic compound has been being paid attention as the high temperature structural and heat resisting material, which might be closer to the practical application compared with the ceramics. On the other hand, it is thought to be indispensable, that the welding and jointing technology should be established for the practical application of the structural material. Accordingly in this study, for the purpose of establishing the bonding technology of TiAl, by using the Ti-38% mass% Al casting, and then by bonding TiAl each other through using the solid phase diffusion bonding, the selection of the proper bonding condition, bonding phenomena and mechanical properties have been investigated. Under the bonding condition, in which the void coefficient and oxide occupancy ratio have come to be below 1%, for the bonding joints selected the bonding temperature of 1473K, bonding time of 3.84ks, bonding pressure of 15MPa and bonding atmosphere of 26mPa, the tensile tests at 1073 and 1273K of the room temperature have been executed. As a consequence, the joint tensile strength has been dropped by 45 and 40MPa respectively compared with those of the base metal, and moreover all of the joints have been fractured at the bonding interfaces. 27 refs., 16 figs., 1 tab.

  13. Relationship between stacking process and resolution; Jugo shori to bunkaino ni kansuru kiso kenkyu

    Matsushima, J.; Rokugawa, S.; Kato, Y. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan); Yokota, T.; Miyazaki, T. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    This paper evaluates influences of stacking of incident angles against the reflecting surface on the resolution. Basic equations for evaluating the influences were deduced. A simple evaluation method has been provided using these equations. The present evaluation method is considered to be useful for acquisition design, processing, and interpretation of data as an indicator. According to the equations introduced in this study, there are some demerits for stacking traces whose incident angles were large. A total reflection region often appears due to the decreased resolution, and the vertical resolution decreases prior to stacking. Occasionally, it is not effective to remove traces having large incident angles from the viewpoint of resolution. In practice, the selection of most suitable trace through trial and error is not easy due to difference in individual regions. An evaluation method must be discussed, by which the optimal trace can be selected automatically during the data processing. 6 refs., 15 figs.

  14. Systematic analysis on mooring systems of floating structures; Futai keiryuho ni kansuru keitoteki kenkyu

    Yoshida, K.; Suzuki, H.; Ide, T. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)


    Discussed herein are mooring performance requirements of the new types of marine structures now proposed, and characteristic ranges and future expansion potential of the existing mooring systems. The mooring systems studied for floating structures are catenary, single point (multi-leg and single-leg types), fixed structure with fender and tension leg mooring systems. The studied items include extraction of the elements that constitute rigidity of the spring for horizontal mooring, survey on and data collection for each element, determination of element ranges, programs for mooring analysis, assessment of mooring characteristic ranges, and potential development of the characteristic ranges. It is concluded that the existing systems with their current characteristic ranges and future possibility are insufficient for the future marine structures. It is therefore necessary to develop new mooring concepts, instead of expanding the current concepts, in order to meet the mooring performance requirements for the new marine structures. 14 refs., 9 figs., 11 tabs.

  15. Investigation on global warming gas methane; Ondanka gas methane ni kansuru chosa



    This paper summarizes the current status of research and development on generation of methane gas whose contribution to global warming is said to reach 18% as an atmospheric greenhouse effect gas. Systematization was made in the paper on the status of investigations and researches on different sources of methane gas. Measurement data are insufficient for swamplands, and amounts of methane generated in major swamplands in the world are being measured. Very few researches have been made on termites. Oceans were indicated that closed water areas are the sources of methane generation. Inland waters are in the stage of elucidating the methane generating mechanism. Methane hydrates are estimated being discharged from thawing of frozen soil. No measuring methods have yet been established for volcanic mountains. Discharge coefficient was sought for methane generation energies, and discharge amount in the global level was estimated from statistical data such as amount of production. With regard to agriculture, studies on mechanisms and measure technologies have been advanced on rumination of livestock. Data for paddy fields are being accumulated. Wastes have measurement data accumulated, and discussions are being made on discharge amount estimation and measure technologies. 30 refs., 32 figs., 28 tabs.

  16. Catalytic activity of pyrite for coal liquefaction reaction; Tennen pyrite no shokubai seino ni kansuru kento

    Hirano, K.; Kozu, M.; Okada, T.; Kobayashi, M. [Nippon Coal Oil Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Since natural pyrite is easy to obtain and cheap as coal liquefaction catalyst, it is to be used for the 150 t/d scale NEDOL process bituminous coal liquefaction pilot plant. NEDO and NCOL have investigated the improvement of catalytic activity of pulverized natural pyrite for enhancing performance and economy of the NEDOL process. In this study, coal liquefaction tests were conducted using natural pyrite catalyst pulverized by dry-type bowl mill under nitrogen atmosphere. Mechanism of catalytic reaction of the natural pyrite was discussed from relations between properties of the catalyst and liquefaction product. The natural pyrite provided an activity to transfer gaseous hydrogen into the liquefaction product. It was considered that pulverized pyrite promotes the hydrogenation reaction of asphaltene because pulverization increases its contact rate with reactant and the amount of active points on its surface. It was inferred that catalytic activity of pyrite is affected greatly by the chemical state of Fe and S on its surface. 3 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  17. Characteristics estimation of coal liquefaction residue; Sekitan ekika zansa seijo no suisan ni kansuru kento

    Itonaga, M.; Imada, K. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Okada, Y.; Inokuchi, K. [Mitsui SRC Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    The paper studied a possibility of estimating characteristics of coal liquefaction residue from liquefaction conditions in the case of fixing coal kind in the NEDOL process coal liquefaction PSU. Wyoming coal was used for the study, and the already proposed simplified liquefaction reaction models were used. Among material balances explained by the models, those of asphaltene, preasphaltene, THF insoluble matters are concerned with residue composition. Ash content is separately calculated from ash balance. Reaction velocity constants of simplified liquefaction reaction models which influence the residue composition were obtained by the multiple regression method from experimental results in the past. The estimation expression of residue viscosity was introduced from residue ash/composition. When the residue composition is estimated by the model from liquefaction conditions, and the residue viscosity is obtained using it, the higher the liquefaction temperature is, the higher the residue viscosity is. The result obtained well agreed the measuring result. The simplified liquefaction model of a certain coal kind has been established, and characteristics of residue can be estimated even at liquefaction conditions which have never been experienced before if there is a certain amount of the accumulated data on residue composition/characteristics. 4 refs., 4 figs., 4 tabs.

  18. Studies of coal slurries property; Slurry no seijo ni kansuru kento

    Kawabata, M.; Aihara, Y.; Imada, K. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Nogami, Y.; Inokuchi, K. [Mitsui SRC Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Sakaki, T.; Shibata, M.; Hirosue, H. [Kyushu National Industrial Research Institute, Saga (Japan)


    It was previously found that the increase of slurry temperature provides a significant effect of slurry viscosity reduction for the coal slurry with high concentration of 50 wt%. To investigate the detailed influence of slurry temperature for the coal slurry with concentration of 50 wt%, influence of temperature on the successive change of apparent viscosity was observed at the constant shear rate. When the concentration of coal was increased from 45 wt% to 50 wt%, viscosity of the slurry was rapidly increased. When heated above 70{degree}C, the apparent viscosity decreased during heating to the given temperature, but it increased successively after reaching to the given temperature. The apparent viscosity showed higher value than that of the initial viscosity. The coal slurry with concentration of 50 wt% showed the fluidity of Newtonian fluid at the lower shear rate region, but showed the fluidity of pseudo-plastic fluid at the higher shear rate region. The slurry having high apparent viscosity by the successive change showed higher apparent viscosity with increasing the higher even by changing the shear rate. 1 ref., 4 figs.

  19. Investigation research on autonomous responsive materials; Jiritsu oto zairyo ni kansuru chosa kenkyu



    A survey was made on autonomous responsive materials as a new material which reversibly change molecular structures and the aggregation state according to external stimuli. Autonomous responsive materials imitate environmental responsibility in the living organism system and have sensing, control and active functions for external stimuli. The materials are highly efficient and environmentally friendly. In biomimetic materials for soft actuators, drastic changes by temperature of elastic modulus of water-swollen hydrogel are used to the motion. In order to molecularly design stimulus-responsible polymer gel, studied are the relation between the micro structure and stimulus responsibility, dynamic correlation between the micro structure and the macro structure, etc. In the biomedical field, new cure and diagnosis using innovative materials are expected, and the application of autonomous responsive materials to the field is studied. For example, using hydrogel responding the temperature and the surface and controlling by temperature the interaction with components of the organism such as protein and cells, drug delivery in the organism is optimized. Also studied is the application of hydrophilic/hydrophobic changes by temperature to the chromatography. 215 refs., 47 figs., 11 tabs.

  20. Proceedings of RITE international workshop on valuation; Total eko balance ni kansuru kokusai workshop hokokusho



    The RITE International Workshop on Valuation was held in Tokyo and Osaka in February 1996, and eight papers on total ecobalance were reported. In The Field of Impact Assessment, described were constitution and methodology about impact assessment in a wide sense. In LCA Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, discussed were the historical development and future outlook of LCA. In Standardization of Product Life Cycle Assessment, a survey of the present situation of LCA international standardization was made. In the Relationship between Product Life Cycle Assessment Methodology, considered was the relationship between the goal definition of the product life cycle assessment and the methodological choices. In Valuation in LCA, the present study of LCA was reviewed. Besides, reviews of the LCA study in Japan were made public.

  1. Carbon dioxide fixation in green plants; Shokubutsu no tansan gas kotei ni kansuru kiso kenkyu

    Onishi, S. [Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan); Kiyota, M. [University of Osaka Prefecture, Osaka (Japan); Nishimura, M. [Kansai Tech Co., Osaka (Japan)


    Concerning the effects of carbon dioxide whose level of concentration is on the rise, the short-term effect that works on the amount of exchanged gas and the long-term effect that works on the growth of green plants are studied by use of several kinds of green plants. Changes in the carbon dioxide absorption rate (photosynthetic rate) in saplings in the wake of a rise in carbon dioxide concentration are studied, and it is found that a rise in carbon dioxide concentration results in an increase in the photosynthetic rate and that the rate rises with an increase in the intensity of light. The effect of temperature is stronger when concentration is higher, with the temperature suitable for photosynthesis moving toward the high-temperature side. Growth is investigated of seedlings of Acacia mangium two years after transplantation, and then it is found that seedlings in the 1000ppm carbon dioxide section are greater by 20% in height and by 30% in trunk diameter than those in the 350ppm carbon dioxide section. In addition, the total dry matter weight is heavier by 82%. As for dry matter accumulation, there are noticeable amounts in the branches, trunks, and roots, while there is but a 15% increase in the leaf area. Leaves fall early in the high carbon dioxide environment, and this is supposedly the cause for a slowdown in the rate of the increase of photosynthesis. 6 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  2. Test and evaluation on safety relating to biotechnology; Biotechnology ni kansuru anzensei no shiken to hyoka

    Okada, M. [Bio-Oriented Technology Research Advancement Inst., Saitama (Japan)


    This paper describes the current status and how works are being carried out on safety tests and evaluation of gene recombinants in plants and microorganisms. In the field of plants, Flavr Savr tomato which has been improved in fully ripe fruit distribution and keeping quality was commercialized as the world`s first recombinant food in May 1994 by Calgene, Inc. of America. Other vegetables, such as soybean, corn, potato, and pumpkin have been completed of all items of safety evaluation, and are approaching the commercialization phase. The safety evaluation system for living organisms created by using recombinant DNA technologies has been established internationally with regard to its general framework and contents based on accumulated knowledeges and experiences as a result of utilization of over twenty years. Industrial utilization guidelines for recombinants in Japan have been established in correspondence with the OECD recommendation in 1986. Experiments to verify recombinants to be safe in environment, and cultivation of the recombinants for utilization are performed based on the experimental guidelines and utilization guidelines. 15 refs., 1 fig., 5 tabs.

  3. Survey on the FRP waste recycling system; FRP haikibutsu recycle system ni kansuru chosa



    Using the area around the Ariake Sea in Kyushu as a model case, the FRP (fiber reinforced plastics) waste recycling system which can be established in Japan has been investigated in cooperation with local government bodies and fishery organizations. As a result, some proposals are provided. The recovery of waste boats utilizing existing sales outlets for fishing boats will facilitate efficient transport, efficient removal of vessel fixtures, and information management and user guidance via existing sales routes. This should make it possible to systematically secure and dispose a certain volume of scrapped FRP boats, and thus generate savings in the disposal costs. In the Phase 1, the main focus will be on establishing the recovery system for scrapped FRP boats to promote reuse and prevent improper disposal. In the Phase 2, the economics will be improved by expanding the recovery system to include other FRP waste products. In the Phase 3, the number of recyclable items will be increased, and thus the recycling system will be completed. 3 refs., 11 figs., 7 tabs.

  4. Basic study on intelligent materialization of glass; Glass no intelligent ko zairyoka ni kansuru kenkyu



    This is the report No. 98 issued by the Inorganic Material Research Institute. An intelligent material is a substance and/or material which responds intelligently to environmental conditions and exhibits functions. One of the features of amorphous materials including amorphous glass is a large freedom in chemical composition. These materials maintain order in short distance, but have as a whole the turbulent and specific atom orientation. Therefore, high tolerability in selecting the composition, and diverse synthesizing methods are available. A wide range of utilization may be conceived, such as introduction of the state of electrons having different valences in a structure, and the diverse chemical combinations. Patterns of existence of polyhedrons having different orientations, and how they are connected correlate closely with an external environment. Intelligent materials have high freedom against change in the external environment and are suitable to exhibit intelligent functions. Setting heat and light as the external conditions, attempts have been made on search and creation of intelligent materials based on state change induced by interactions between the two factors. Fundamental studies have been made on synthesis of different environment responding glasses and films, and on factors and phenomena for exhibition of the intelligence. 62 refs., 91 figs., 8 tabs.

  5. Investigation into the emission of greenhouse effect gases; Onshitsu koka gas no haishutsu ni kansuru chosa



    The paper grasped the situation of greenhouse effect gas emissions of advanced countries based on the reports from them. The advanced countries which concluded the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (OECD member countries, the former U.S.S.R., and East European countries) are to be reported to the office concerned with work for the framework the situation of their greenhouse effect gas emissions according to the obligation of the framework. In and after April 1997, they made the second report. The paper summarized changes in emission amount, the future trend, and the policies/measures mainly taken of nine countries which have already presented the second report (the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Holland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and New Zealand) and one country (Russia) which has made only the first report. Moreover, the literature was collected and summed up concerning the mechanism and coefficients of the emission of nitrous oxide and methane. The collected literature was classified into all fields/plural number of fields, energy relation, industrial process relation, relation with the use of organic solvent and other products, agricultural relation, relation with changes in land use and forests, and waste relation. 4 figs., 228 tabs.

  6. Studies on ternary silver sulfides; Fukugo gin ryukabutsu ni kansuru kenkyu



    Some sulfides containing silver show high ion mobility based on movability of silver, whose application is expected. Studies have been carried out centrally on synthesis of new compounds of ternary silver sulfides by elucidating the relationship among their compositions, structures and properties by means of crystal chemical studies mainly on their phase relationship. A few new compounds have been synthesized, such as the ones having the argyrodite family compound structure including transition metals. The synthesizing process takes a kind of turbulent liquid state structure at elevated temperatures because of movability of silver, but silver is fixed at low temperatures in different sites between skeleton structures made by other atoms. These studies on phase transfer, structures, and silver movability have been based on X-ray diffraction, infrared and Raman spectroscopic measurements, NMR, measurements of electric and thermal characteristics. For the studies related to compositions and structures of ternary metal sulfides which take compound crystalline structure, a structure analyzing method based on multi-dimensional hyperspatial groups was used. This paper reports the summary of the studies in seven chapters, and dwells on the remaining problems and future prospects. 158 refs., 114 figs., 65 tabs.

  7. Study on reduction method of brake squeal; Brake naki teigen shuho ni kansuru kento

    Nakajima, T.; Okada, Y. [Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd., Aichi (Japan)


    The reduction of brake squeal is an important technological subject in terms of making vehicles quieter. In our research, we carried out a modal analysis from the caliper to the installation bracket during generating brake squeal to identify the places that influence the squeal. Based on this, we studied proposals to reduce the squeal, and have reduced the squeal noise at about 5 kHz as reported in this paper. 1 ref., 12 figs.

  8. Measuring techniques for martensitic transformations; Marutensaito hentai ni kansuru sokutei gijutsu

    Murakami, Y.; Morito, S. [Univ. of Tsukuba, Tsukuba (Japan). Graduate School; Otsuka, K. [Univ. of Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan). Inst. of Materials Science


    It is better to measure physical amount that shows significant change during transformation in order to carry out precise detection of martensitic transformations or to decide the transformation temperature. One of it is Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) method. This method is very easy along with the determination of transformation enthalpy and also specific heat and is used widely. In martensitic transformation, there exist the intrinsic crystal habit face to the alloy system and crystal azimuthal relation between parent phase and martensite, and it is important to decide them correctly as crystallographic parameters. Overhere, method for measuring crystallographic parameters from martensite caused in parent phase single crystal material is introduced. Further, role of electron microscope is extremely large regarding the revelation of martensitic transformation mechanism in atomic scale. In this report, as for what is revealed regarding martensitic transformation when using electron microscope, crystal structure of martensite, form, structure of the interface and so forth are cited. 39 refs., 5 figs.

  9. High efficiency photovoltaic system with LSC. LSC wo mochiita taiyo denchi no kokoritsuka ni kansuru kenkyu

    Honda, T.; Takazawa, M.; Fujii, T.; Horigome, T. (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo (Japan)); Hane, T. (Institute of Technology Shimizu Corporation, Tokyo (Japan)); Maejima, M. (National Science Museum, Tokyo (Japan))


    This paper presents a study of the application of Luminescent Solar Concentrator (LSC) conducted in order to increase the conversion efficiency of the photovoltaic system. LSC is a solar concentrator whose structure is very simple, which is a transparent material doped with fluorescent paint. It is already confirmed that the 4 terminal devices which is a conbined LSC and Cds/CdTe solar cells are effective regardless the weather conditions. The output power of CdS/CdTe solar cells with LSC which have some superficial contents were measured experimentally using natural solar radiation as a light source. In the case that LSC {prime} s superficial contents make a slow enlargement, the total conversion efficiency of the cells with LSC decreased. However, if the geometrical condenser percentage of LSC is increased to a level above that of the fixed superficial contents, the total conversion efficiency of the cells with LSC tend to increase. However, because the conversion efficiency decreases accompanied with the size increase of the LSC, it is necessary to improve the ratio of solar concentration by controlling the light distance. 3 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  10. Survey on commercial use of fuel cells; Nenryo denchi ni kansuru jitsuyoka no tame no chosa



    The basic survey was carried out for the future approach to R & D of fuel cells. Phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC) is in the stage of demonstration research and field test supported by subsidy after the end of Sunshine project. Its reliability and durability problems are being solved, and its cost reduction is only one problem for practical use. Distributed systems or on-site systems will be used utilizing its excellent environmental characteristics. Molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC), solid oxide one (SOFC) and polymer electrolyte one (PEFC) under development were thus surveyed. The following are surveyed: (1) Contribution to a human society such as improvement of energy demand/supply structure and environmental protection, (2) Technological items such as outlook for R & D, validity of developmental issues, comparison between various R & D and significance in industrial promotion, (3) Economic items such as profitability and feasible period, and (4) Social items such as sociability, compatibility to needs, possibility of locations, international meaning, market scale and promotion scenario. 90 refs., 67 figs., 96 tabs.

  11. Survey and research on precision polymerization polymeric materials; Seimitsu jugo kobunshi zairyo ni kansuru chosa kenkyu



    Survey and research on the precision control of primary structure of polymeric materials and the precision evaluation technology have been conducted to develop advanced polymeric materials. It is proposed that the three basic processes of polymer synthesis, i.e., addition, condensation, and biomimesis, in forming the precision polymerization skeleton are to be covered through a centralized joint research effort with participation of industry, academia, and the government institute and under the leadership of researchers from academic institutions as the team leaders. For the study of technology trends, international conferences held in UK, Germany, and Hawaii are introduced, and domestic meetings, i.e., Annual Polymer Congress and Polymer Conference, are summarized. In addition, Precision Polymerization Forum and International Workshop on Precision Polymerization were held. The basic studies include a quantum-chemical elucidation of the elementary process in polymerization reaction, time-resolved analysis of polymerization process and polymer properties, synthesis of polymers with controlled microstructures by coordination polymerization using metal complexes, synthesis of polymer with controlled microstructures by precision polycondensation, molecular recognition in catalyst-reaction site, and synthesis of imprinting polymers. 246 refs., 117 figs., 14 tabs.

  12. Microbially influenced corrosion of stainless steels; Stainless ko no biseibutsu fushoku ni kansuru chosa kenkyu

    Kimura, Y.; Misawa, M. [Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan)


    It is generally known, though not fully clarified, that stainless steel pipes, particularly those exposed to natural sea water; are susceptible to microbially influenced corrosion (MIC) at welded joints. In an effort to gain a better understanding of the mechanism, factors affecting the MIC behavior in welded stainless steel pipe joints were experimentally investigated. Results of the study indicate there are two major contributing factors to MIC development in the weld region. One is the circumferentially protruding shape effect of the deposited metal, provinding an environment that allows aquatic microorganisms to adhere to the downstream side of the welded bead surface. The other factor is the declining corrosion resistance in the welded joint due to the oxide film formation caused by insufficient shielding during welding. There factors, if combined, produce higher susceptibility to MIC in the weld than in the base metal. (author)

  13. Wing structure of dragonfly; Tonbo no hane kozo ni kansuru kenkyu

    Sudo, S.; Tsuyuki, K. [Iwaki Meisei University, Fukushima (Japan); Hashimoto, H.; Katagiri, K. [Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan). Inst. of Fluid Science


    This paper is concerned with the wing structure and the aerodynamics of a flying dragonfly. The structural properties of dragonfly wings were studied through the measurements of some morphological parameters. The wings of the dragonfly Sympetrum infuscatum were examined with a scanning electron microscope. Some structural features of dragonfly wings were revealed. Some aerodynamic aspects of dragonflies were considered on the leases of experimental results. The relationship between flapping frequency and total weight for dragonflies was found through dimensional analysis. 13 refs., 11 figs.

  14. Research study on harmonized molecular materials (HMM); Bunshi kyocho zairyo ni kansuru chosa kenkyu



    As functional material to satisfy various needs for environmental harmonization and efficient conversion for information-oriented and aging societies, HMM were surveyed. Living bodies effectively carry out transmission/processing of information, and transport/conversion of substances, and these functions are based on harmonization between organic molecules, and between those and metal or inorganic ones. HMM is a key substance to artificially realize these bio-related functions. Its R & D aims at (1) Making a breakthrough in production process based on innovation of material separation/conversion technology, (2) Contribution to an information-oriented society by high-efficiency devices, and (3) Growth of a functional bio-material industry. HMM is classified into three categories: (1) Assembly materials such as organic ultra-thin films (LB film, self-organizing film), and organic/inorganic hybrid materials for optoelectronics, sensors and devices, (2) Mesophase materials such as functional separation membrane and photo-conductive material, and (3) Microporous materials such as synthetic catalyst using guest/host materials. 571 refs., 88 figs., 21 tabs.

  15. Investigation on food sanitation controlling technologies; Shokuhin eisei kanri gijutsu ni kansuru chosa

    Doi, Y. [Hokkaido Electric Power Co. Inc., Sapporo (Japan); Nishioka, J.


    Investigation has been made on the current status of food sanitation controlling technologies. Eighty percent of food poisoning is caused by bacte such as Salmonera, enteritis vibrio, staphylococcus, and pathogenic colibacillus. Putrefaction as the cause for food poisoning occurs from proliferation of different microorganisms. Heating sterilization is the main method being performed, but non-heating method may include sterilization by flash and high voltage pulse discharge in addition to ultra-high pressure and ultraviolet ray sterilization. As a result of the questionnaire survey, what is extracted as the problems in the food sanitation controlling technologies is to establish a rinsing and sterilizing method with large sterilization effect, an effective sterilizing method and thawing of processed marine products, and a cooling method in food processing. Increasingly demanded for the future is to develop a foodstuff sanitation control system using as the core the hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP, a quality control program developed by the U.S. NASA to ensure safety in manufacturing space food), and micro-organism control and sterilizing technologies to support the above system. The flash pulse and high-voltage pulse sterilizing technologies as the non-heating sterilizing technology are more effective than the conventional heating sterilization methods also from the aspect of quality retention after sterilization. More active development thereof is desired. (NEDO)

  16. Study of freshwater red tide control measures; Tansui akashio taisaku ni kansuru kenkyu

    Onishi, M.; Hatamochi, K. [Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan)


    Basic research of biological measures for which the accumulation of basic findings is mandatory and the applied research of chemical and physical measures that are higher in feasibility are conducted for the establishment of measures to counter freshwater red tides. In the basic research, natural enemies, algaecidal microbes, conjugation inhibiting substances, and allelopathy are studied, but none of them is found feasible at the current stage. In the basic research, however, factors are discovered that inhibit the multiplication of Peridinium bipes or perish the same. In the applied research, chemical algaecidal methods, UV-aided algaecidal methods, and various red-tide constituent collection methods are studied. Collection methods are compared, and it is concluded that a method of Toray Industries, Inc., efficiently collects red-tide constituents. In this method, red-tide constituents are screened by and condensed on a cloth filter provided on the internal wall of a drum, and are dehydrated and then transferred. The applied research further involves the prediction of red tide outbreak and the raising of fish on a food containing substances extracted from red tides, and it is suggested that these are feasible. 18 refs., 15 figs., 3 tabs.

  17. Technological trend of millimetric wave communication and sensing; Miri ha tsushin sensing ni kansuru gijutsu doko



    This paper outlines the technological trends of (1) millimetric (mm) wave passive device, (2) mm wave semiconductor device, (3) mm wave system application, (4) optical fiber mm wave transmission, (5) mm wave satellite communication, (6) radio astronomical and global sensing systems, and (7) NRD circuit mm wave sensing. (1) Advanced inductive and magnetic filters are under investigation. (2) Higher-harmonic, low-noise and large-power devices of Gunn, FET, HBT and HEMT are under investigation by using III-VI group semiconducting materials. (3) A mm wave LAN system is in promotion with a progress of mm wave MMIC. (4) This technology remarkably advanced by development of an external optical modulator and a waveguide type optical detector. (5) 30/20GHz fixed communication, 47/44GHz mobile satellite communication, and 43/38GHz communication between satellites are under study. (6) An SIS mixer receiver was put on practical use because of its low noise. (7) A prototype 60GHz band FM-CW radar fabricated by using an NRD guide is nearly practical as collision preventive radar for automobiles. 111 refs., 71 figs., 21 tabs.

  18. Research on harmonized molecular materials; Bunshi kyocho zairyo ni kansuru chosa kenkyu



    Harmonized molecular materials (HMM) were researched to create functional materials adaptable to needs such as environmental harmony and high-efficient conversion in post-industrial society and aging society. Superior mechanisms function efficiently in organisms for perception, transmission and processing of information, and transport and conversion of substances. These functions are caused by harmonization between organic molecules, or organic molecule and metal or inorganic substance. HMM is a key substance to realize these functions similar to those of organisms artificially. It is the purpose of this research to develop HMMs, reform production process by innovating separation and conversion technologies, and finally realize molecular chemical plants. This research also develops high-efficient devices to contribute to the information society, and progresses the industry of bio-functional materials such as high-sensitive bio-sensor. The functions, applications and creation technologies of three kinds of HMM such as assembly, mesophase and microporous materials were researched in fiscal 1995. 956 refs., 128 figs., 13 tabs.

  19. Analysis of divided-wall column for extractive distillation; Suichoku bunkatsugata chushutsu joryuto ni kansuru kaiseki

    Midori, S.; Zheng, S.N.; Yamada, I. [Kyowa Yuka Co., Ltd., Mie (Japan). Yokkaichi Factory


    The divided-wall column (hereinafter called DWC) has received widespread attention in terms of its compact structure and high thermal efficiency, which offers savings in capital and energy costs, since it was originally reported by Wright and Elizabeth i 1949. Some DWCs, have already been commercialized successfully including that of the authors in 1996. However, with the existing DWC construction, they cannot be applied to the separation of azeotropic systems or close boiling component systems, and the application has been limited to ordinary ternary systems, i. e. the separation of light, middle, and heavy fractions. In this paper, a new extractive distillation column that the concept of DWC can be applied to is shown, and a comparison with the conventional two-column sequence has been presented in terms of process compactness and heat integration. The devised column here is called DWC-E, and it has the following features: (1) DWC-E is divided from the column top to the midportion between the feed plate and the bottom by a vertical wall (splitting plate), and (2) DWC-E is compact-type process with only two top condensers and one reboiler. Moreover, a simulation of acetone-methanol-water extractive distillation is carried out to examine the validity of DWC-E. The result shows that DWC-E can save a maximum of 36 % energy consumption compared to the conventional two-column sequence. (author)

  20. Research on environmental bioecosensing technology using ecological information; Seitaikei joho ni yoru kankyo bio eco sensing gijutsu ni kansuru chosa



    The bioecosensing technology was studied which detects and identifies feeble signals generated by biosystem communication in wide biological environment. The following were reported as current notable environmental biosensing technologies: a quick measurement method of environmental contaminants using immunological measurement method, analysis method of ecological state of microorganism using DNA probes, observation of ecosystem by bioluminescent system, measurement method of environmental changes and contaminants using higher animals and plants, and detection method of chemical contaminants using chemotaxis of microorganism. As a result, the new bioecosensing/monitoring technology in molecular level was suggested for identifying comprehensive environmental changes which could not be measured by previous physical and chemical methods, as changes in ecosystem corresponding to environmental changes. As the wide area remote sensing technology of environmental ecological information, sensing technology on the earth, aircraft and satellite was also discussed. 247 refs., 55 figs., 17 tabs.

  1. Electromagnetic stability of Nb{sub 3}Al superconductors fabricated by rapid quench and transform process (2); Kyunetsu Kyurei{center_dot}hentai ho ni yoru Nb{sub 3}Al senzai no denjiki teki anteisei (2)

    Aihara, K.; Suzuki, Y.; Wadayama, Y. [Hitachi Ltd., Tokyo (Japan). Hitachi Research Lab.; Nakagawa, K.; Tagawa, K.; Moriai, H. [Hitachi Cable, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Takeuchi, T.; Kiyoshi, T.; Wada, H. [National Research Institute for Metals, Tokyo (Japan)


    Nb{sub 3}Al multifilamentary wire was fabricated and the occurring situation of flux jump of it was investigated. Nb/NbAl elementary wire with diameter 1.25 mm fabricated by rapid heating and quenching method was coated by copper, and after fabricated to rectangular wire, it was heat-treated at 800 degrees of centigrade for ten hours. An elementary wire consists of 84 filaments. Flux jump was observed using SQUID. In field scan toward one direction, flux jump was not observed, but flux jump was observed in reversal magnetic field. However, magnetization did not decrease to zero. It was considered that Mb{sub 3}Al filament maintained superconductive state in spite of occurring transition of Nb region to normal conductive state by flux jump. (NEDO)

  2. Relationship between robust stability and power system damping enhancement by excitation control system of adjustable-speed generator; Kahensoku hatsudenki reiji denatsu seigyo kei ni yoru denryoku keito danpingu kojo koka to robasuto anteisei no kankei

    Shigeto, T.; Yokoyama, A. [Tokyo Univ. (Japan)


    Since Adjustable-Speed Generator (ASG) is excited by alternative voltage fed by a quick-response cycloconverter, the rotor speed can be changed continuously. The ASGs installed at sonic pumping-up power stations are now utilized for Automatic Frequency Control at night time and under the light load condition by changing the pumping-up power due to the rotating speed change. It is expected. on the other hand. that under the generating condition at day time ASG will be utilized for improvement of power system stability because it can change the active power and the reactive power independently of each other. This paper presents the effect of the excitation control system of ASG designed by robust pole allocation method which is one of the controller design techniques besed on H{infinity} control theory, on the power system damping enhancement. Eigenvalue analysis and digital time simulation are carried out for 10-machine longitudinal test power system including ASGs in order to evaluate the designed controller. 5 refs., 23 figs., 5 tabs.

  3. Report for fiscal 1994 on simple operation type CAD/CAM system development through international cooperation; 1994 nendo 'kan'i sosagata denshi sekkei seisan shien system no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku' ni kansuru hokokusho



    The aim of this project is to accelerate the advancement of supporting industry (SI) for the sake mainly of manufacturing industries in Asian countries through researches carried out jointly with the Asian countries on electronic designing and manufacture supporting systems that suit actualities in the respective participating countries. In fiscal 1994, activities are conducted which primarily involve inquiries into the current status of other parties' organizations, fermentation of mutual understanding, and, in Japan, a review of plans of some cooperative projects. On-site investigation parties are dispatched to other countries on two occasions, who talk with the other parties about the drafting of memoranda of understanding, contents of the assistance to be extended, inquiries into the actualities of the visited parties, and the explanation of what technologies Japan has to offer. A production-related futuristic integrated information system promotion committee is established and, thereunder, working groups are organized on automobiles and their parts, electrical home appliances and their parts, fiber and apparel, participated in by learned men, and studies are conducted about the current status and trend of electronic designing and manufacture supporting systems and about steps for implementing the subject project. (NEDO)

  4. Pressure drop across a tube-bundle flow rectifier. Sekiso koshi no teiko keisu ni kansuru kenkyu

    Hayashi, T.; Yoshino, F. (Tottori Universtiy, Tottori (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)


    The pressure drop coefficient of a tube-bundle flow rectifier made by piling tubes in parallel in the flow direction was obtained with experiments. A tube-bundle rectifier forms optional pressure drop distribution, has rectification effects, and is fit for the formation of the field of the homogeneous flow with large velocity gradient. Tubes may be piled in a staggered or a side-by side arrangement. As a duct, an acrylic pipe of 130 outer diameter, 119 inner diameter and 8,069 mm length was used. A tube-bundle rectifier is a cartridge of integral construction in which polypropylene straws of 6.53 inner diameter and 0.19 mm wall thickness are piled. The ratio of the flow passage sectional area against the whole sectional area is 9.3% in the staggered arrangement and 21.5% in the side-by side arrangement. While the opening ratio is small in the staggered arrangement, the pressure drop coefficient is not necessarily large in this arrangement; the coefficient depends on the tube length and the Reynolds number. In some cases, on the contrary, the pressure drop coefficient is larger in the side-by-side arrangement. It was also indicated that the approximation of the wire mesh equivalent pressure drop coefficient in the extremity, where the tube wall is as thick as the length of the tube-bundle rectifier, can be obtained with the pressure drop coefficient of plain weave wire mesh. 11 refs., 6 figs.

  5. Analisis Nilai Kesetiaan Bushidou Dihubungkan Dengan Karoushi Karoushi Ni Kansuru Bushidou No Chuujitsu No Kachi No Bunseki

    Napitupulu, Johan Kristian


    Masyarakat feodal di Jepang lahir bersamaan dengan lahirnya sistem wilayah yang dikelola oleh kizoku, dimana feodalisme merupakan penguasaan lahan tanah yang terpecah belah sebagai faktor produksi melalui kekuatan militer. Pada zaman feodal di Jepang bushido merupakan konsep pengabdian diri bushi. Di dalam ajaran bushido terdapat nilai-nilai kejujuran, kesopanan, kesetiaan, kehormatan, kebajikan dan keteguhan hati. Pada awalnya konsep pengabdian diri bushi disebut dengan bushido yang ditan...

  6. Performance analysis on natural energy autonomous house (HARBEMAN house); Shizen energy jiritsu house (HARBEMAN house) ni kansuru kenkyu

    Fujino, T.; Saito, T. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan)


    To reduce fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emission, this article introduces an actually constructed natural energy autonomous house. It has a solar collector on the south roof for hot water supply and a sky radiator on the north roof for cooling water supply. The sky radiator uses radiation cooling phenomena into the space by electromagnetic wave through the window of atmosphere. This house also has an insulated tank with a capacity of 31 m{sup 3} in its underground. In the long-term heat storage mode, the heat is collected through the solar radiation during the period from summer to spring and is stored in the underground water tank, to use it for heating and hot water supply in winter. The heat can be recovered from the garbage waste incinerator. A gas fired auxiliary boiler is used for the shortage. In the long-term heat regeneration mode, the heat is regenerated through the sky radiator during the period from spring to summer and is stored in the underground water tank, to use it for cooling in summer. For the shortage, the water is cooled using a heat pump operated by the midnight power. The insulating performance is improved by using the pair glass in windows and the glass wool in the walls. Rain water is collected in a tank with a capacity of 2 m{sup 3}, to use it for toilet water. Annual energy and water saving is equivalent to 600,000 yen. 10 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  7. Fundamental characteristics on electric system of solar electric vehicle; Solar car no denki keito ni kansuru kiso tokusei

    Fujita, S.; Sasaki, M.; Kaga, T.; Koyama, N. [Hachinohe Institute of Technology, Aomori (Japan)


    The electric system of a solar vehicle was removed and the fundamental characteristics examined in order to carry out a basic experiment on the electric system. Using a basic circuit with panels, batteries and loads connected, the voltage and current were measured in the presence/absence of the trackers, batteries, etc., and then, their effects were examined. Simultaneously, the quantity of solar radiation was also measured. The lowering of the output voltage was somewhat relaxed with the use of the trackers. Further, with the trackers used, the output voltage of the panel was small in spite of a large quantity of solar radiation compared to the case without the trackers, which was due to the restriction of the output voltage by the trackers. When measured without batteries, the output voltage of the panel was such that the load current was also influenced by the variation of insolation, so that, with a large decrease in insolation, the load current was decreased with the supply of current suspended from the panel. 7 figs., 1 tab.

  8. Report on Asian Environment Information Network; 'Asia kankyo joho network' ni kansuru hokokusho



    The goal is the construction of Asian Environment Information Network (AEInet) in accordance with a contract signed between Indonesia's LIPI (Indonesian Institute of Science) and NEDO under NEDO's Research Cooperation Project Concerning the Development of Environment Measuring Laser Radar (LR). The network is so designed and constituted as to operate on a private line between Indonesia and Japan via IP (Internet protocol) and to enable the exchange on the Internet network of the data collected/analyzed by the Indonesian LR system and of articles of e-mail between scientists of the two countries. The AEInet will be utilized for the collection/analysis of LR-collected data; exchange of observed data and the result of processing; provision of support to environment information scientists in exchanging e-mail and information; and the search of databases for the implementation of the project. In this paper, the outline and functions of the system, network system design, WWW server construction, network operating status, joint researches with Indonesia, etc., are described. (NEDO)

  9. Material design related investigation. Investigation on the bionic design; Zairyo sekkei kankei chosa. Bionic design ni kansuru chosa



    The biomolecular characteristics were analyzed to establish the basic technology for the utilization of artificial joint, liver and muscle. The rise in functional grade of biomolecules themselves, and inter-biomolecular recognition and bonding rationally and teleologically generates living body`s functions to form the structure and drive the molecules. Energywise extremely advantageous, those functions serve to creatively produce the artificial internal organs and elucidate the function of biotissue, if the tissue and function of living body can be artificially restructured by utilizing the biomolecular mechanism to make the tissue self-proper. It is the concept of bionic desing research. Methodologically, the inter-bimolecular action is to be synthetically analyzed through bio/physicochemistry-based computer simulation. The artificial materials excelling in adaptability to the living body are to be developed by analyzing the mechanism for the biotissue. The molecules-driving function is also to be analyzed which is generated dy the high-grade bonding of muscular and other high biomolecules. 280 refs., 69 figs., 9 tabs.

  10. Demonstrative study for the wind and solar hybrid power system. 2; Furyoku taiyoko hybrid hatsuden system ni kansuru jissho kenkyu

    Kimura, Y.; Sakuma, H.; Ushiyama, I. [Ashikaga Institute of Technology, Tochigi (Japan)


    In order to verify the complementary relationship between wind and solar energy, the long-term field test of the hybrid power system was conducted at the natural energy square of Ashikaga Institute of Technology. The solar cell blade windmill composed of a Savonius windmill and flexible solar cells applied to swept buckets was also prepared. As a result, the wind power generation was promising mainly in the winter period including the late fall and early spring, while solar one was stable all the year through although it was slightly poor in winter. Stable power generation was thus achieved by combining wind energy with solar energy. As the whole data of other wind and solar power generation systems at the square were analyzed for every month, the same conclusion as the solar cell blade windmill was obtained as follows: the wind power generation in Ashikaga area is promising in Nov.-March from the field test result for 16 months, solar power generation is stable all the year through, the hybrid power system is effective in Nov.-April, and the solar cell blade windmill is equivalent to the hybrid power system. 3 refs., 5 figs.

  11. Study on thermochemical liquefaction of biomass feedstocks; Biomass genryo no yuka hanno tokusei ni kansuru kisoteki kenkyu



    Liquefaction is applied to various biomass wastes and unused biomass to study characteristics of the liquefaction in each case. The paper described the system of the conversion and use of biomass into energy, conducted the positioning of the liquefaction, and outlined a history of the liquefaction chemistry and the study. To obtain basic data of characteristics of the liquefaction of various biomass raw materials, the liquefaction was conducted changing operational factors for the purpose of clarifying the product distribution of oil and by-products and oil properties. A comprehensive consideration was made of the liquefaction based on basic data and literature reports on the liquefaction of various biomass. From the above-mentioned studies, it was concluded that the energy can be recovered in a form of oil by applying the liquefaction to various biomass materials. A series of the study clarified effects of various operational factors on characteristics of the liquefaction as well as effects of classification of biomass materials and composition of the materials on characteristics of the liquefaction. 141 refs., 78 figs., 56 tabs.

  12. Fiscal 1995 investigation on biological fixation of carbon dioxide; 1995 nendo seibutsuteki CO2 kotei ni kansuru chosa hokokusho



    To cope with the global warming caused by CO2, an investigation was conducted into biological fixation. It is necessary to make a many-sided and comprehensive study on the mechanism of CO2 fixation, the scale (area and carbon holding density), the rate and the environmental impact of the introduction of the technology and the technical problems, and to make a quantitative evaluation of each of the methods in order to make them practical proposals. The global ecosystem is classified into the land biota and ocean biota, and each typical ecosystem was surveyed in terms of the surface area, the carbon holding amount (presently existing amount), the net primary production amount, the required nutrient salt amount, the transpiration rate, etc. Next, a discussion was made on the increasing effect of the carbon fixation amount by changing the present ecosystem from the aspect of scale and rate. At the same time, a study was carried out of energy efficiency, economical efficiency and problems. Last, elementary technology was taken up which seems to be important for implementing measures for the biological carbon fixation. As to the ocean, it is necessary to obtain information, which is not sufficient to utilize marine biota for CO2 fixation, especially on the mechanism of depth-direction transfer of organism and its quantitative grasp. As to the land, one of the measures is conversion of the ecosystem where the amount of carbon fixed is small to the ecosystem where the amount is large. 249 refs., 58 figs., 51 tabs.

  13. Numerical simulation on streaming potentials in a wellbore; Koseinai no ryudo den`i ni kansuru suchi simulation

    Ikeda, N. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan)


    This paper reports numerical computation of streaming potentials which are generated by transient pressure waves propagating the vicinity of wellbore wall immediately after a mud cake formed on the wellbore wall has been removed. One existing analysis solution on heat conduction was utilized upon changing the parameters in order to derive fluid pressure inside the ground bed. Calculations were carried out by using the existing three-dimensional finite difference method (partly re-written) based on the relationship constituted between the fluid pressure and the streaming potential. This paper presents results of calculating the streaming potentials in wellbores on models having wellbores filled with mud water in a cubic ground bed existing with ground bed water at saturation of 100%. The calculations have been conducted on the following cases: a case where permeability of the ground bed is small with the fluid under two conditions of low electric resistivity and high electric resistivity, a case where the permeability is large with the fluid under the above conditions, and a case where a small area of bore wall is covered with a rubber pad having high electric resistivity under a low electric resistivity condition. 8 refs., 5 figs.

  14. On the relationship between stacking process and resolution. 2; Jugo shori to bunkaino ni kansuru kiso kenkyu. 2

    Matsushima, J.; Rokugawa, S.; Kato, Y. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Yokota, T.; Miyazaki, M. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan)


    With respect to concept of resolution in seismic exploration using the reflection method, detailed considerations were given on processes of forming the resolution as a result of arranging observation points at vibration transmitting and receiving points. In the discussion, numerical experiments were carried out, in which the scattering stacking process is applied in a model having one scatterer existing in homogeneous media. The experiments investigated an imaging formation process of the scatterer when arrangement of the vibration transmitting and receiving points were changed from a coarse condition to a dense condition while the number of transmitting and receiving points is being increased. Resolution is created if waveforms having finite frequencies are used as input, and the imaging is performed by utilizing the limited number of vibration receiving and transmitting points. If the concept of equi-travel plane is used under these conditions, the equi-travel planes perform negation with each other, and it was indicated that visual resolution is expressed by how good the negating effect is. It was discovered that such concept of the resolution is quite ambiguous in terms of engineerings. 2 refs., 17 figs.

  15. Feasibility survey of thermoelectric conversion technology using semiconductors; Handotai wo riyoshita netsuden henkan gijutsu no kanosei ni kansuru chosa


    The paper takes notice to thermoelectric conversion technology using semiconductors and investigates it in a wide range from high temperature to low temperature to study its feasibility. It is found that in Bi-Te alloy elements applicable to a temperature range of around 200{degree}C, some are over 3.5{times}10{sup -3}K{sup -1} in performance index, and performance of the element can be practically improved in the near future. The thermoelectric power generation system using waste heat from the fuel cell power plant, which is 5-6% in conversion efficiency, can generate output more than 100kW and is expected to improve by approximately 1% in plant overall efficiency. The construction cost, however, is around 1.6-1.9 million yen/kW. The thermoelectric power generation plant which is modeled on No.2 generator of Hatchobaru geothermal power plant can generate electric output of 10-12.5MW, which is smaller than that of the conventional geothermal power generation. The construction cost is around 3.2-4.1 million yen/kW. Even if advantage of the system in running cost is considered, attractive systematization seems to be difficult. 88 refs., 81 figs., 17 tabs.

  16. Investigations on international standardization of environmental management systems. 3; Kankyo kanri system no kokusai hyojunka ni kansuru chosa. 3



    Japan as an ISO member country identifies the state of discussions in the environmental management standard deliberation committee at ISO. Investigations were performed on international standardization of environmental management systems for the purpose of participating and cooperating in preparing and establishing international standards related to environmental management, and playing part in working, solving and improving environmental problems. Under the circumstances that environmental problems are drawing worldwide interest, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has been carrying out since 1993 deliberations on environmental management standards to institutionalize environmental management rules to check effects of business activities on the environment. The International Organization for Standardization/Environmental Management Technical Committee (ISO/TC207) was installed, at which series number of 1400 order was allotted for environmental management related standards, and major standards have come to a final stage of standard formulation at the TC207 Oslo conference in June 1995. In Japan, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry has established an environmental management standard deliberation committee composed of people of experience or academic standing to advance discussions on how the environmental management should be in business entities through deliberations on ISO standards.

  17. Experimental studies for the twisted-type savonius rotor. Twisted savonius fusha no seino ni kansuru kiso jikken

    Ushiyama, Izumi; Shibata, Masayoshi; Soshino, Masahiko; Mashige, Masahiko (Ashikaga Inst. of Technology, Tochigi (Japan))


    For obtaining optimum design shape of Savonius rotor used to storage pump for agriculture and airation of lake, systematic study on the effect of each of miscellaneous factors was conducted. As the defects of present Savonius rotor, heterogeneous distribution of static torque for phase angle of rotation was indicated, and as the solution, twisted rotor was proposed for which wind tunnel test were pursued. For the experiment, rotors with and without 90 degree twist angle were compared. As the result, it was recognized that distribution of static torque was considerablly improved by twist. In addition, those were considered as the effect of twist that maximum speed of wind turbine at the same wind speed was increased caused by decreased resistance, and that homogeneous torque and flat power output were achieved by decreased effective working area of wing. 2 refs., 6 figs.

  18. International Workshop on Carbon Cycling and Coral Reef Metabolism; Sangosho no tanso junkan ni kansuru kokusai workshop hokokusho



    The paper described the International Workshop on Carbon Cycling and Coral Reef Metabolism which was held at Miyako-jima, Okinawa Pref. on October 17-24, 1995. In the workshop, researchers got together which are involved in marine chemistry, marine biology, coral ecology, and environmental science, and discussed the carbon cycling and metabolism of coral reef. Discussions were made on what the coral reef ecosystem is, and what the definition of a sink or a source for CO2 is. Also discussed were scales of how much time and space should be considered to make these issues clear. Further, it was proposed that it was necessary to investigate carbon balance of both the whole system and the components of the system and to keep track of mass transfer among neighboring components of the system. Seventeen presentations were given. The workshop obtained a definite consensus on carbon balance of the coral reef system. 123 refs., 39 figs., 9 tabs.

  19. Research on EBEP (Electron Beam Excited Plasma) applications; EBEP (denshi beam reiki plasma) no tekiyo gijutsu ni kansuru kenkyu

    Yanase, E.; Ryoji, M.; Mori, Y.; Tokai, M. [Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kobe (Japan)


    Research and development is actively conducted on machining technologies using plasma in various fields, with studies energetically pursued on etching techniques or those of forming a thin film by the use of high frequency and microwave plasma. The EBEP system jointly developed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. and Institute of Physical and Chemical Research is a plasma source for forming a high density plasma by implanting into a plasma chamber from the outside a high-current electron beam accelerated to an energy of approximately 60 to 100eV where the collision cross-section of gas ionization is maximized. The characteristics of the system are such as (1) it enables electron energy distribution to be controlled from outside by varying acceleration voltage, (2) it excels in the controllability of ion energy and (3) it allows to form a steady high-density plasma in a nonmagnetic field. This paper presents the generating principle of EBEP, its plasma characteristics, etching technique using EBEP, thin film forming technique by EBEP-CVD method, and multipurpose apparatus for research and development. 6 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

  20. Study on automatic tuning of ship`s PID regulators; Hakuyo seigyo system no gain jido chosei ni kansuru kenkyu

    Nakatani, T. [Toyama Mercantile Marine College, Toyama (Japan); Otsu, K.; Moriyoshi, N. [Tokyo Univ. of Mercantile Marine, Tokyo (Japan); Okazaki, T. [Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya (Japan)


    Proportional, integral and derivative (PID) controls are used for a steering system and a main engine control unit installed in a vessel. Among them, this paper describes effectiveness of a PID gain tuning method using a limit cycle by means of relay control which is safer and simpler than conventional limit sensitivity methods. The present method was applied to an actual marine control system to conduct an actual vessel experiment. As a result of applying the method to a bow azimuth control system using a rudder, a new azimuth setting was set with an overshoot of 1.6 degrees in a ten-degree azimuth changing experiment. With respect to direction maintaining steering performance, the present method was capable of controlling the direction at a speed loss to about 80% of the ship`s autopilot. As a result of applying the method to a bow azimuth control system using a bow thruster, direction maintaining and changing control was realized in a low speed range in which rudder effect is lost. As a result of applying it to a main engine governor system and performing control of main engine rotation speed, it was found possible to derive control gains in a safe state without applying an excessive load to the main engine both under load and no load conditions. 14 refs., 8 figs., 11 tabs.

  1. Comparison about the bone material examination of JIS and ISO; Honezai shiken ni kansuru JIS to ISO no hikaku

    Suzuki, Sumie.; Yanagi, Kei.; Shimura, Akiharu.; Murohoshi, Shiori. [Japan Testing Center for Construction Materials, Tokyo (Japan)


    There are various things in slug bone material and so on manufactured from the macadam, crumble sand. Which crushed rock including gravel, sand to produce in the nature and which was manufactured, and a lightweight bone material and the industry by-product with the bone material used for the concrete. It is necessary with a bone material to grasp the nature of the bone material itself properly to occupy about 70% of the capacity in the concrete and to manufacture the good concrete of the quality from the influence that influence to the various concrete materiality that quality being big. When the quality of a bone material to use for the concrete is confirmed, an examination is being done in accordance with the way of examining it established as the Japanese industry standard in our country. (NEDO)

  2. Experimental report on the use of form materials for expanded metal; Expand metal no katawakuzai riyo ni kansuru jikken hokoku

    Fujita, S. [Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan); Nishimura, H. [Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan); Iida, S. [Hokuriku Electric Power Co. Inc., Toyama (Japan); Kagimoto, H. [Electric Power Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    It was investigated to use the expanded metal for form materials when the inspection gallery of a dam is constructed. The same method as a form method in tunnel lining concrete has been used until now. However, a concrete block or precast panel has been used for trial to shorten the process. Therefore, it was considered to use the expanded metal, which is lower in price and lighter in weight than the concrete block and which was also effectively used as form materials, as the form materials of an inspection gallery. A simple girder load test for bending rigidity that is the basic physical properties of materials was conducted first. Next, a form model was manufactured, and the displacement, strain, and hardening properties were tested. Concreting was performed using a full structural model to acquire the basic data such as construction performance. The way to analyze the form in this method was investigated, and quantitative data could be proposed on the design drawing and table and the cost reduction effect. The expanded metal is judged to be capable of being used for other structures as well as a dam inspection gallery. 21 figs., 2 tabs.

  3. Indoor environment and allergy except housedust mite; Jukankyo to allergy ni kansuru dani igai no chosa kenkyu

    Nakao, F.; Nishima, S.


    Pathopoiesis factors of allergic diseases include immune antibody productivity sthenia reacting with antigens such as mite or the like in allergy reaction which is regarded as based on genetic fact (atopic diathesis), and environmental factors as external factors. The environmental factors are further classified into specific factors (antigens) and nonspecific factors. The former factors include the indoor factors such as mite, mould, animals bred indoor, etc., and outdoor factors such as pollen and so on. The latter factors include indoor factors such as passive smoking, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, formaldehyde, etc., and outdoor factors such as sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, airborne particles and so on. In this paper, the environmental factors in relation to allergic diseases expect mite are introduced. Besides mould, cockroach/insect, fur dust and dandruff of animals, adjustment of room temperature/humidity, smoking, indoor and outdoor air pollution are mentioned as the environmental factors expect mite, and the cause-effect relations thereof are explained. 24 refs., 3 figs., 7 tabs.

  4. Research trend survey on the stable isotope utilization technology; Antei doitai no riyo gijutsu ni kansuru kenkyu doko chosa



    This report reviews the activities and the trends in the area of the stable isotope use attracting attention recently. In the medicine and clinical treatment sector, the remarkable trends are the extension of {sup 13}C use. The breath test and the magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) diagnosis have been developed as inspection methods. It is noted that investigation has been initiated on the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using {sup 3}He and {sup 129}Xe for the lung imaging. In the organic chemistry and biochemistry sector, the stable isotopes are used for analyzing the structures of complicated natural compounds and materials relating to life science and for analyzing the chemical reaction mechanism of organic compounds. In the nuclear energy sector, {sup 10}B and {sup 7}Li have been used as neutron absorption materials and pH neutralizing reagent, respectively. In the analysis and measurement sector, the process of isotopic dilution is used for the environmental analysis of trace elements including harmful substances. Among various separation methods of isotopes, well studied uranium enrichment processes and deuterium separation processes are described. Separation of {sup 15}N by ion exchange resin method and plasma ion cyclotron resonance (ICR) isotope separation have been studied, recently. 133 refs., 53 figs., 7 tabs.

  5. Study on molecular controlled mining system of methane hydrate; Methane hydrate no bunshi seigyo mining ni kansuru kenkyu

    Kuriyagawa, M.; Saito, T.; Kobayashi, H.; Karasawa, H.; Kiyono , F.; Nagaoki, R.; Yamamoto, Y.; Komai, T.; Haneda, H.; Takahashi, Y. [National Institute for Resources and Environment, Tsukuba (Japan); Nada, H. [Science and Technology Agency, Tokyo (Japan)


    Basic studies are conducted for the collection of methane from the methane hydrate that exists at levels deeper than 500m in the sea. The relationship between the hydrate generation mechanism and water cluster structure is examined by use of mass spectronomy. It is found that, among the stable liquid phase clusters, the (H2O)21H{sup +} cluster is the most stable. Stable hydrate clusters are in presence in quantities, and participate in the formation of hydrate crystal nuclei. For the elucidation of the nucleus formation mechanism, a kinetic simulation is conducted of molecules in the cohesion system consisting of water and methane molecules. Water molecules that array near methane molecules at the normal pressure is disarrayed under a higher pressure for rearray into a hydrate structure. Hydrate formation and breakdown in the three-phase equilibrium state of H2O, CH4, and CO2 at a low temperature and high pressure are tested, which discloses that supercooling is required for formation, that it is possible to extract CH4 first for replacement by guest molecule CO2 since CO2 is stabler than CH4 at a lower pressure or higher temperature, and that formation is easier to take place when the grain diameter is larger at the formation point since larger grain diameters result in a higher formation temperature. 3 figs.

  6. Survey on bio-chemical complex harmonized with global environment. 3; Kankyo chowagata seibutsu kagaku konbinato ni kansuru chosa. 3



    A survey was conducted of bio-chemical complex harmonized with the global environment for the purpose of constructing the material production process harmonized with the environment by the process fusion between biological conversion and chemical reaction. Palm oil was taken up as renewable raw material plant resource. The process utilizing bio-chemical reaction advances at normal temperature and pressure and is high in reaction specificity and selectivity. This is a recycling, circulation and environmental harmony type production technology which brings high yield, energy conservation, resource conservation, and low environmental loads. Waste water treatment and production of useful substances from sludge were thought as elementary technology. A possibility was studied of enzyme production by culturing solid waste, and the enzyme was applied to the hydrolysis process. The paper indicated trace components in the palm oil and the extraction method and proposed the production process of new derivatives for adding value to hydrolysate. A study was also made of the overall process flow which integrated these new processes and the material balance. The comprehensive evaluation of this new process was made from the aspect of the product structure, the market, construction cost, economical efficiency, and the environment. 133 refs., 65 figs., 56 tabs.

  7. Investigation on development of advanced materials by solvothermal technique; Sorubo thermal hanno riyo senshin zairyo kaihatsu ni kansuru chosa



    Solvothermal reaction is reaction under high temperature and high pressure, which is expected to fabricate new functional materials. In this study, the materials are classified into two fields, i.e., inorganic materials, metals and their composites and organic materials and their composites. The current status of R and D of production and processing technology in each field is surveyed and the prospect of it is discussed. For the inorganic materials, metals and their composites, it is explained that very fine metal oxide particles, complex oxides, single crystals, whiskers, compounds with layer structure, metastable compounds, ion conductors and catalysts with high ability could be produced only by controlling the solvothermal reactions in atomic order. For the organic materials and their composites, surveyed results of the solvothermal technique using non-aqueous solutions are mainly provided. The necessity of a national project for researches on the solvothermal reactions is proposed from the viewpoint of resource, environment and energy. 777 refs., 38 figs., 26 tabs.

  8. Experimental studies on a Savonius rotor with casing; Casing wo motsu Savonius gata turbine no tokusei ni kansuru jikkenteki kenkyu

    Tan, S. [Tsuruoka National College of Technology, Yamagata (Japan); Shimizu, Y. [Mie University, Mie (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Kikuyama, K. [Nagoya University, Nagoya (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    The Savonius turbine, which works at low rotatory speeds and gives a high degree of torque, has been used for a wind turbines. In order to examine the feasibility of applying the turbine as a wave energy conversion system, a Savonius rotor was installed in a casing and its performance was studied experimentally to examine the various geometrical configurations of the rotor and casing. When optimally configured, the turbine exhibits higher efficiency than a wind turbine without a casing during steady flow conditions. 6 refs., 17 figs., 1 tab.

  9. Study on the product estimation of small wind turbines; Kogata fusha no hatsudenryo yosoku ni kansuru kenkyu

    Matsuzawa, K.; Kimura, Y.; Ushiyama, I. [Ashikaga Institute of Technology, Tochigi (Japan); Nagai, H. [Nihon Univ., Chiba (Japan). Coll. of Industrial Technology


    In order to clarify problems involved in application of Weibull probability distribution used for estimation of power production by a large wind turbine to a small wind turbine, and solutions thereof, the estimated results are compared with the observed ones. The conventional estimation method, when applied to a small wind turbine, tends to overestimate production of power, because of overestimated production in a high wind velocity range which occurs less frequently. Estimation of power produced by a wind turbine is based on working wind velocity range, determined from the furling mechanism for the power generation characteristics of the wind turbine concerned. In the case of a small wind turbine, on the other hand, better estimates are obtained from the working wind velocity range in which Weibull wind velocity distribution is used to determine probability of occurrence. For wind turbines working at low to medium wind velocities, such as Savonius wind turbine, the estimates are in fairly good agreement with the observed results, by which is meant that the conventional estimation method aided by Weibull distribution can be directly applicable to small wind turbines. 4 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

  10. Experimental studies for the vertical-axis hybrid wind turbine; Suichiyokuziku haiburiddo hoshiki fusya ni kansuru kenkyu

    Ito, M.; Ushiyama, I. [Ashikaga Institute Of Technology, Tochigi (Japan); Inoh, M.; Hiroki, T. [NihondenkiSeiki Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    Advantages and disadvantages of Darrieus type and Savonius type turbines as the wind energy generation system are described and the above-titled wind turbine is proposed to improve the drawback of poorer output performance in case of hybrid of these 2 types than that of independent Darrieus type. The layout of wind channel equipment and the hybrid system of conventional direct type and that of the clutch type prototype are explained with consideration on the test results. When compared 2 blades of 136mm chord length to 3 blades of 90mm chord length in terms of torque and power properties, the prototype showed a performance for the both properties 20% better than those of conventional type, particularly in the case of 3 blades, both the maximum power and the torque coefficients became about half of those of 2 blades. Further, a prototype wind turbine was designed and fabricated according to the theory of single tube of flow with regard to the straight Darrieus type and tested in association with Savonius type turbine as well as the latter alone and the results for each case were compared and examined. As for the conclusion, the usefulness of clutch connection and its effect of improvement became more remarkable along with the increase of wind speed and so forth are indicated. 7 refs., 14 figs., 2 tabs.

  11. Experimental study on power augmentation of Savonius rotor; Savonius gata fusha no shutsuryoku zokyo ni kansuru jikkenteki kenkyu

    Sato, S.; Kikuchi, K.; Ushiyama, I. [Ashikaga Institute of Technology, Tochigi (Japan)


    Wind power now being used is mostly for power generation, and the power generating rotor is represented by the horizontal propeller type. The vertical type, such as Savonius rotor which uses drag force, may be used for special purposes. The Savonius rotor has been used for water pumping-up and ventilation for its characteristics of low rotational speed and high torque. The authors have proposed, based on the data collected by operating a wind mill of 10W, a method for reducing resistance by deflecting wind flowing onto the return bucket to augment drag force, in an attempt to make the system more functional. The Savonius rotor is equipped with a semi-cylindrical cover, and guide and side plates, to follow their effects. It is found that these plates work to augment power without needing expansion of sweeping area. 4 refs., 12 figs.

  12. Study about the effect of microgravity on biofunctions; Seitai kino eno bisho juryoku no eikyo ni kansuru kenkyu



    A study is made for the elucidation of the effect of microgravity on biofunctions. The protoplast of shiitake is exposed to microgravity and then cultured, and a significant difference occurs. The rate of colony formation by cell fusion in the test sector is found to be two times higher than that in the control sector. When swimming ciliates which are unicellular are suddenly exposed to microgravity, their swimming speeds changed differently according to the direction of swimming. When a mouse subjected to acupuncture for three days is exposed to microgravity, its water metabolism and excretory function are enhanced. A mouse treated with Chinese medicine reacts in the similar way. The change due to microgravity in the amount of acetylcholine in the hypothalamus is found characteristically time dependent. Mice infected with lethal herpes viruses just after exposure to microgravity die at a rate in proportion to the number of exposures and to the amount of viruses given. The migration speed of chemical stripes in case of a gel-base BZ (Belousov-Zhabotinsky) reaction under microgravity is equal to that on the ground. The trigger wave migration speed in case of a water solution-base BZ reaction under microgravity is reduced to approximately 80% of the speed on the ground. 12 refs., 31 figs., 3 tabs.

  13. Topographical effects on wave exciting forces on huge floating structure. 2; Ogata futaishiki kaiyo kozobutsu ni sayosuru haryoku ni kansuru kenkyu. 2

    Imai, Y. [Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan); Okusu, M. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Research Inst. for Applied Mechanics


    A method to predict drift force acting on a floating structure has been developed for a marine structure consisting of a number of floating elements, positioned in a region having a slope at the sea bottom. When a huge marine structure, such as floating air port, is located in a coastal area, scale of the overall structure is very large, of the order of scale of water depth change. The new method assumes that a marine structure consisting of an infinite number of cylindrical floating elements is installed in parallel to the seashore, where symmetrical nature of the configuration allows to predict behavior of the whole system by analyzing one element. Integration of pressures acting on structure surfaces determines the horizontal component of the drift force acting on the structure. Being influenced by topography, drift force predicted peaks at a frequency different from that for the level predicted on the assumption of constant water depth. This indicates the necessity for consideration of seabottom slope and effects of broken waves at the seashore. 6 refs., 12 figs.

  14. Studies on surface tension effect for free surface flow around floating models; Futai mokei mawari no jiyu hyomenryu ni oyobosu hyomen choryoku no eikyo ni kansuru kenkyu

    Suzuki, K. [Yokohama National Univ., Yokohama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Akiba, H. [Toyo Construction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    The effect of surface tension on free surface flow around floating models is discussed experimentally and numerically. Three-dimensional free surface flow around vertical circular cylinders floating in a circulating water channel was visually observed, where a surface-active agent was added to water. The results are analyzed using Weber number. The numerical analysis was done for vertical cylinder and CY100 models using the Rankine source method. Weber number of at least around 120 is necessary to eliminate the effect of surface tension from free surface flow around the CY100 model. The numerical analysis for the cylinder model needs simulation with wavelength shorter than that of free surface wave used by the Rankine source method. The model for the resistance test should be at least around 7m long to eliminate the effect of surface tension at Froude number of 0.1 or higher. 15 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  15. Coal liquefaction in early stage of NEDOL process 1t/d PSU; 1t/d PSU ni okeru ekika shoki hanno ni kansuru kento

    Ikeda, K.; Kawabata, M.; Mochizuki, M.; Imada, K. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Nogami, Y.; Inokuchi, K. [Mitsui SRC Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    To investigate the behavior of coal liquefaction reaction in early stage as a part of studies on the coal liquefaction characteristics using NEDOL process 1 t/d process supporting unit (PSU), coal slurry sample was taken from the outlet of slurry preheater located in the upflow of liquefaction reactors, and was tested. Tanito Harum coal was used for liquefaction. Preheater was operated under the condition of pressure of 170 kg/cm{sup 2}, gas flow rate of 64 Nm{sup 3}/hr, and at temperature up to 410{degree}C at the outlet, in response to the standard test condition. The slurry sample was discharged into a high temperature separator with temperature of 250{degree}C. Liquefaction was not proceeded at the outlet of preheater. Solid residue yielded around 80%, and liquid yielded around 15%. Gases, CO and CO2, and water yielded also small amount around 3%. The solid sample contained much IOM fraction (tetrahydrofuran-insoluble and ash), and the liquid contained much heavy oil fraction. Hydrogenation was not proceeded, and the hydrogen consumption was very low showing below one-tenth of that at the usual operation. Hydrogen sulfide gas was formed at early stage, which suggested that the change of iron sulfide catalyst occur at early stage of liquefaction. 1 ref., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  16. Investigation of the deposit formation in pipelines connecting liquefaction reactors; 1t/d PSU ni okeru ekika hanno tokan fuchakubutsu no seisei yoin ni kansuru ichikosatsu

    Okada, Y.; Nogami, Y.; Inokuchi, K. [Mitsui SRC Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Mochizuki, M.; Imada, K. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    The liquefaction reaction system of an NEDOL process coal liquefaction 1t/d PSU was opened and checked to investigate the cause of the rise of differential pressure between liquefaction reactors of the PSU. The liquefaction test at a coal concentration of 50 wt% using Tanito Harum coal was conducted, and it was found that the differential pressure between reactors was on the increase. By the two-phase flow pressure loss method, deposition thickness of deposit in pipelines was estimated at 4.4mm at the time of end operation, which agreed with a measuring value obtained from a {gamma} ray. The rise of differential pressure was caused by deposit formation in pipelines connecting reactors. The main component of the deposit is calcite (CaCO3 60-70%) and is the same as the usual one. It is also the same type as the deposit on the reactor wall. Ca in coal ash is concerned with this. To withdraw solid matters deposited in the reactor, there are installed pipelines for the withdrawal at the reactor bottom. The solid matters are regularly purged by reverse gas for prevention of clogging. As the frequency of purge increases, the deposit at the reactor bottom decreases, but the deposit attaches strongly to pipelines connecting reactors. It is presumed that this deposit is what Ca to be discharged out of the system as a form of deposition solid matter naturally in the Ca balance precipitated as calcite in the pipeline connecting the reactor. 3 refs., 5 figs., 4 tabs.

  17. Survey on weather changes associated with large-scale tree-planting. 2; Daikibo ryokuka ni tomonau kiko henka ni kansuru chosa. 2



    An investigational study was made for large-scale tree-planting aiming at CO2 fixation. Water resource and precipitation relating to tree-planting were determined from NASA data and arranged into the global distribution map. It was found that Australia and the Chinese continent are under the relatively favorable condition. As for the soil condition, nutrition resource is short in the desert and unused zone. From the vegetation data obtained from meteorological satellite NOAA, developed was a method for estimating net primary productivity of terrestrial ecosystem and obtained was a global distribution map for the amount of CO2 fixed under the present terrestrial vegetation. At the same time, areas which have great potentiality of tree-planting were selected from the map for estimating potentiality of the global tree-planting. To study the promotion of rainfall as a means of expanding the potential tree-planting area, the conventional meteorological and physical model was improved, and more realistic simulation was made possible. Also as to the water utilization technology, the modeling method was developed. As the area having a potentiality of expanding tree-planting, Australia (especially the west) was cited as the first candidate, and China the second candidate. 108 refs., 128 figs., 49 tabs.

  18. Investigations on an environment friendly chemical reaction process (eco-chemistry). 2; Kankyo ni yasashii kagaku hanno process (eko chemistry) ni kansuru chosa. 2



    In order to structure a chemical reaction process that does not discharge a large amount of waste by-products or harmful chemical substances, or so-called environment friendly process, investigations and discussions were given based on the results derived in the previous fiscal year. A proposal was made to reduce environmental load on development of oxidized and dehydrogenated catalysts that can produce selectively ethylene, propylene and isobutylene in an oxidation process. In liquid phase oxidation, redox-based oxidation and solid catalyzation of automatic oxidation reaction were enumerated. In acid base catalyst reaction, development of ultra strong solid acid was described to structure no pollution discharging process. In the fine chemical and pharmaceutical fields, the optical active substance method and the position-selective aromatics displacement reaction were evaluated to reduce environmental load. A questionnaire survey performed on major chemical corporations inside and outside the country revealed the following processes as the ones that can cause hidden environmental problems: processes discharging large amount of wastes, processes treating dangerous materials, and processes consuming large amount of energy. Development of catalysts is important that can realize high yield, high selectivity and reactions under mild conditions as a future environment harmonizing chemical process. 117 refs., 23 figs., 22 tabs.

  19. Study of diesel combustion and soot formation as observed by high-speed photography; Kosokudo satsuei ni yoru diesel kikan no nensho oyobi soot seisei ni kansuru kenkyu

    Shioji, M.; Yamane, K.; Ikegami, M. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Ito, S. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    In order to contribute to reduction of soot formation in diesel engines, processes of combustion and the soot formation at a low engine speed were studied, especially surveying the effectiveness of high-pressure injection in detail. The experiment was performed by a direct-injection engine and a specially designed injection system with a high-pressure device by fast hydraulic acceleration of spool. The behavior of flames was observed by high-speed photographs, and the processes of combustion and soot formation were compared with the rates of heat release. The distribution of soot particles in the combustion space was observed by the photograph and a laser-light sheet method at various injection pressures and nozzle diameters. The results obtained were as follows: On the condition of high injection pressure and explosive combustion, luminosity of flames over the combustion space is stronger and the luminosity fluctuation becomes less as the injection pressure increases. On the condition of high pressure and small nozzle diameter, soot clouds are observed only in the middle part of combustion process but disappear in the latter. 8 refs., 9 figs.

  20. Study on vibration fatigue damage due to the blow of OPGW aluminum tube; OPGW aluminium kan no kyofu ni yoru shindo hiro hason ni kansuru kenkyu

    Aikawa, S.; Kohara, H. [Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc., Hiroshima (Japan)


    The cause of damage in the cashing portion of an aluminum tube incorporating OPGW (OPAC 120mm{sup 2}) was investigated and proper measures for the prevention of recurrence were examined. The investigation result of the past accident of the same kind or the result of stress measurement showed that the cause of aluminum tube damage is the fatigue rupture based on the repeated stress occurring by the rolling of OPGW. Moreover, it was known that the attached wire in a jumper lead-in system is most effective and valid as preventative measures of damage. (translated by NEDO)

  1. Study on automatic detection for magnetic particle indications using image processing; Gazo shori ni yoru jifun tansho no jidoka ni kansuru ichikokoromi

    Sekine, K.; Suzuki, S.; Iwai, O. [Yokohama National Univ. (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    Magnetic particle indications have a good detection ability to fine surface flaws in high magnetic materials mainly for iron and steel materials, and widely used in the quality inspection of semi-finished steel products and the maintenance inspection of welds due to their simplicity. In this study, concerning the experiment of the magnetic particle indications as an objective of cracks in steel welds including seam cracks of steel billets, the extraction of the flaw indications and the evaluation of its length were attempted by the application of a common personal computer and simple image processing technique. Moreover, the basic investigation on the evaluation of crack depth was conducted, the possibility of the automatic detection of cracks in welds during the maintenance inspection was examined. In the image processing system to detect crack indications, a reflecting light was produced by irradiating an ultra-violet light in the detecting part using two sets of black lights and it was taken by image processing equipment with a lens and camera system, and thus image data were obtained. 9 refs., 11 figs.

  2. Study on estimating fluid force acting on a hull during maneuvering movement; Soju undoji no sentai ni sayosuru ryutairyoku no suitei ni kansuru kenkyu

    Yukawa, K.; Kijima, K. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    With types of general cargo vessel and VLCC vessel as the object of discussion, a method was discussed to estimate fluid force acting theoretically on a hull during maneuvering movement, taking frame line shape into consideration. A vortex model was improved by giving consideration of time-based decay on intensity of discrete vortex lines based on the Rankine vortex. Modeling of flow fields around a hull was attempted to deal with movements in which width and draft are small as compared with the ship length, and turning angle speed and deviation angle are small. It was assumed that the ship speed is slow and effects of waves can be disregarded. Specular images of the hull were taken with regard to free surface, and handled as a double body model. Speed potential to express flow fields around a hull is required to satisfy the following five boundary conditions of Laplace, substance surface, free vortex layers, infinity and exfoliation. The potential may be handled as a two-dimensional problem in a field near the hull by using assumption of a slender and long body and conformal mapping. It was found possible to estimate hull fluid force with relatively good accuracy. Fine linear coefficients derived from the estimation were used to have performed highly accurate determination on course stabilization. 5 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

  3. Evaluation for characteristics of around the Nojima fault; Butsuri tansa ni yoru `Nojima jishin danso` shuhen no jiban bussei ni kansuru ichihyoka

    Shimizu, K.; Tsuji, T. [Newjec Inc., Osaka (Japan); Tsuji, M. [OYO Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    Various surveys were conducted for the area around the Nojima fault, including ground surface, two-dimensional electrical and boring surveys and elastic wave tomography, in order to grasp properties of the ground around the `Nojima earthquake fault.` The resistivity image method as one of the two-dimensional electrical methods was used to grasp fault shapes over a wide range of the 1.6km long section extending between Esaki and Hirabayashi. The courses of traverse were set in the direction almost perpendicular to the fault. Boreholes were excavated and elastic wave tomography was conducted between the boreholes on the 9th and 17th courses of traverse, to confirm ground/mountain conditions and to compare the results with observed elastic wave velocities. Very low resistivities are observed at places where granite is distributed, suggesting that the fault-induced changes are not limited to the area around the fault. The zone in which elastic wave velocity decreases is narrow, 10m at the longest, at a velocity of 2.4km/s or lower, which is a low velocity for that propagating in granite. 5 refs., 4 figs.

  4. Model experiments on imaging subsurface fracture permeability by pulsed Doppler borehole televiewer; Pulse doppler borehole televiewer ni yoru kiretsu tosuisei hyoka ni kansuru model jikken

    Inagaki, Y.; Niitsuma, H. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    This paper reports model experiments to evaluate flow rates of fluids passing through a fracture by using a Doppler borehole televiewer (DBHTV). A supersonic transducer disposed on a well axis transmits transmission pulses, and a transducer receives scattered waves generated by particulates in water and waves reflected on a well wall. This signal is applied with time gating to extract only the scattered waves from particulates in the vicinity of the well wall. Deriving spectra in the recorded Doppler signal obtains flow velocity components in the direction of the well radius. A model was made with a polyvinylchloride pipe with a diameter of 14.6 cm to simulate a well, to which an aluminum pipe with an inner diameter of 2 mm is connected to be used as a simulated fracture, and mud water is circulated in the pipe. The result of deriving a passed flow volume in this model by integrating flow rate distribution derived by using the above method to a predetermined range in the vicinity of the fracture showed a good proportional relationship with actual flow rate in the simulated fracture. 1 ref., 7 figs.

  5. Fundamental study on leak detection of underground gas pipeline using passive acoustic method; Judogata onkyo keisoku ni yoru maisetsu gas dokan hason kasho no kenshutsu ni kansuru kenkyu

    Jinguji, M.; Imaizumi, H.; Kunimatsu, S.; Isei, T. [National Institute for Resources and Environment, Tsukuba (Japan)


    With an objective to detect gas leaking from an underground gas pipeline, discussions have been given on a method which utilizes acoustic characteristics of leakage. On leaking sound generated from damaged portions, the form of damaging was hypothesized as pinholes, and spectra of leaking sounds from holes with different diameters were measured. The dominant frequency decreases as the hole diameter increases, while it is in a region of relatively high frequency of 1 kHz or higher. However, detection from the ground surface was impossible when cover soil has thickness from 0.5 to 1.5 m. In an experiment to measure leaking sound inside the pipe, pressure in the pipe was adjusted to 0.02 atm which is a standard pressure for a low-pressure pipe, and the sound was measured when the hole diameters were varied. In any of the results obtained by varying the hole diameter, spectra having the dominant frequency in the region of 1 kHz or higher were measured. In addition, it was found that sound pressure difference of as much as 50 dB at maximum is generated as compared with a case of no sound leakage. The above results verified that monitoring the high frequency of 1 kHz or higher is effective in detecting leakage from small damages. 2 refs., 4 figs.

  6. On the estimation method of hydrodynamic forces acting on a huge floating structure; Choogata futai ni hataraku haryoku ryutairyoku no suiteiho ni kansuru kenkyu

    Kagemoto, H.; Fujino, M.; Zhu, T. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)


    A floating structure such as an international airport is anticipated to have a length of about 5,000 m and a width of about 1,000 m. A singular point method may be used as a method to estimate force that such a floating body is subjected to from waves. In order to derive a solution with practically sufficient accuracy, 1250 elements are required in the length direction and 250 elements in the width direction, or a total of 312,500 elements. Calculating this number of elements should use finally a linear equation system handling complex coefficients comprising 312,500 elements, which would require a huge amount of calculation time. This paper proposes a method to derive solution on wave forces acting on a super-large floating structure or fluid force coefficients such as added mass coefficients and decay coefficients at a practically workable calculation amount and still without degrading the accuracy. The structure was assumed to be a box-shaped structure. Strengths of the singular points to be distributed on each element were assumed to be almost constant except for edges in lateral, oblique and longitudinal waves. Under this assumption, the interior of the floating structure excepting its edges was represented by several large elements to have reduced the number of elements. A calculation method proposed based on this conception was verified of its effectiveness. 2 refs., 25 figs., 3 tabs.

  7. Study on fracture behavior within rock made by hydraulic fracturing; Suiatsu hasai ni yoru ganbannai kiretsu no kyodo ni kansuru kenkyu



    The paper studied the thickness of crack made in deep underground and the distribution of hydraulic pressure of the fluid flowing in the crack. The study having been made were described on hydraulic fracturing, water flow in the crack, and dynamic behavior of cracks. The result was showed of the estimation of width of the crack made in the laboratory experiment and the distribution of hydraulic pressure in the crack. To confirm whether or not the distribution of crack thickness can be estimated from surface displacement even if making the specimen larger by the above-mentioned method, an experiment as small-scale id-situ experiment was conducted with the wall face of mine roadway as the observation area for the displacement. From the surface displacement, validity was discussed of a method to estimate the hydraulic pressure in the crack and the distribution of aperture width. An estimation was attempted of the distribution of aperture width of the crack made in the hydraulic fracturing test conducted in 1992 at the site of the Hijiori hot dry rock power generation. The paper summarized the result of estimating the distribution of hydraulic pressure in the crack and the distribution of crack thickness in experiments different in scale and the knowledge/information obtained in the estimation, based on the pressure distribution determined from the cubic law including the fluid flow friction proposed by Lomize and on the relation between the earth pressure and the crack width of the Bed-of-Nails model. 81 refs., 90 figs., 6 tabs.

  8. Survey of the trend of technical development and industrial policies in Asian countries; Asia shokoku ni okeru gijutsu kaihatsu no doko to sangyo gijutsu seisaku ni kansuru chosa



    A sharp rise in industrial productivity in Asia countries indicates a rising level of R and D technology. Since Japan has not clearly grasped the R and D ability in these countries, it has not given appropriate personnel/material R and D support to them. Therefore, for the purpose of exactly grasping the R and D ability of Asian countries (Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and India) and studying an effective and appropriate method for R and D cooperation, a survey was conducted of R and D potentials in Asia and R and D support policies of the countries. As a result of the survey, the following are taken up as items to be considered: promotion of exchanges between Tsukuba, etc. in Japan and research/university towns and science parks being constructed in lots of countries, participation of private companies in high-tech joint work in cooperation with Japan, sending information from Japan using internet, etc. and exact grasp of needs at partner side, cooperation given to new comers without asking for research results (use of OB researchers, etc.) 25 refs., 39 figs., 59 tabs.

  9. Research of environmental bioecosensing technology using ecological information. Part 2; Seitaikei joho ni yoru kankyo bio ecosencing gijutsu ni kansuru chosa. 2



    Basic considerations of exploring and cultivating environmental reporter organisms are summarized. Mechanism of genetic engineering amplification and molecular biological amplification, and approach to combining them to a hardware as a bioindicator system are investigated. For the current status of molecular biological measurement technology for measuring ecological environment and its application, environmental diagnosis from a phyropathological viewpoint, environmental diagnosis using microorganisms, test fabrication of genetic sensor, and overseas examples of environmental monitoring network are described. For the application of ecological information and functions for developing innovative environmental remediation technology, issues and potential areas for research and development regarding the bioremediation technology in which the US has achieved a progress for the benefit of soil environment remediation are summarized. For the phytoremediation, an area of bioremediation, the metabolism of microorganisms which live in the rhizosphere, and the technology for controlling the microorganisms in the soil through plants are investigated. 66 refs., 50 figs., 17 tabs.

  10. Questionnaire investigation for the earthquake in Honjo city and Yazawa city, Akita Prefecture; Jishin ni kansuru ishiki chosa (Akitaken Honjoshi oyobi Yuzawashi ni okeru anketo kara)

    Nogoshi, M. [Akita University, Akita (Japan). College of Education; Kabutoya, S.


    Consciousness for the earthquake was investigated by questionnaire surveys made in Honjo City and Yuzawa City, Akita Pref. in October 1995 twelve years after the Nihonkai Chubu Earthquake (M=7.7) in May 1983. The survey was conducted in terms of 27 items including personality, memory, knowledge/interest, psychology/action, mental attitude/preparations, wishes for researchers and administration, etc. Also included were the items on the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and the earthquake blank areas. The number of distributed questionnaires and the recovery rate of them are 1500 and 79.2% in Honjo City, and 1700 and 84.7% in Yuzawa City. From the survey, it was found that people have a lot of knowledge of and high interest in the earthquake and well remember it, and a lot of people know of tsunami, liquefaction phenomena, and the earthquake blank area. Further, they are afraid of earthquakes and think of their actions to be taken in case of earthquake. However, most people are little prepared for earthquakes. Important future subjects were suggested for the study of disaster prevention measures. 13 figs.

  11. Study on the effect of measurement points upon reduced added mass matrix; Shukusho fuka shitsuryo matrix ni okeru kansokuten no eikyo ni kansuru kenkyu

    Funaki, T.; Hayashi, S. [Osaka University, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of engineering


    It is known in estimating vibration characteristics of a ship that fluid range affects largely a structure. A parameter calculation was performed on node vibration in the vertical direction of a rotating elliptic body such as a ship to investigate the effect of an arranging method of the measurement points upon the result of the analysis. As a result, it is thought that equivalent interval arrangement of 21 measurement points would be sufficient in a lower order side mode of vibrations with less than four nodes. An analysis of calculations performed by arranging measurement points in experimental measurement points revealed that analysis accuracy would not increase even if the number of measurement points is increased if it is done so without considering rotation vector. An experiment was carried out with the number of measurement points increased to verify the above fact, with which the analysis was verified correct. Therefore, as has been forecasted in the previous report, the cause for the analysis accuracy deterioration in a high order mode may be estimated as the effect of the rotation vector. However, since it is not the situation that an analysis considering the rotation vector has been conducted, it cannot be concluded yet that the effect of the rotation vector is the sole cause. 4 refs., 14 figs., 7 tabs.

  12. Investigation on innovation of technology development by means of strategic energy intelligence; Energy senryakurontekina approach ni yoru gijutsu kaihatsu no kakushin ni kansuru chosa



    For the purpose of developing the future innovative energy technology, the paper described a strategic point of view. Effects of the energy issue are remarkable on the next generation and thereafter as seen in the finite of energy resource, global-scale environmental changes, the increasing energy demand, natural/social influences of large-scale technology development. If the technological development is going on in the same way as until now, there will appear limits. Relating to the strategies, to seek what energy should be among the strategies, it is necessary to consider not only global-scale problems but particular conditions in Japan (self-sufficiency, international cooperation, creativity, etc.) Also, wisdom and technique are necessary to attain it. Technological development in a wide sense plays a major role in the energy strategy. Technology innovation must be advanced according to the energy strategy. Integrating ideology into the development of energy technology and selecting therefrom developmental subjects which meet the purpose, required is the construction of the energy system with high flexibility and functionality. Looking at the conventional way of thinking from a different angle and posing a future pull plan, Japan should show leadership to the world. 20 refs., 25 figs., 8 tabs.

  13. Research on giving antibacteria activity of tailored dental materials; Gin ion ni yoru shikayo zairyo no kokinsei fuyo ni kansuru kenkyu



    The secondary dental caries easily occur by breeding of bacteria in cavities between living body and composite resin, false tooth or root of tailored tooth as tooth repairing materials. The antibacteria activity of tailored dental materials was thus studied by implanting Ag ion. The antibacteria effect with time after culture of caries bacteria was studied by implanting Ag ion into SiO2 powder, PMMA samples and Ti alloy samples at 20 and 200keV in energy of ion. In addition, the antibacteria activity of SiO2 powder as composite material was found at 25keV which was previously effective for the antibacteria activity. This SiO2 filler (Ag{sup +} filler) showed the antibacteria activity on every bacteria sample after 2h, and in particular, could kill all of 3 kinds of bacteria obtained from a composite resin surface after 12h. The number of living S. salivarius was reduced by half after 12h. The application of the composite resin filler implanted with Ag{sup +} is significant to prevent recurrence of caries. 5 refs., 27 figs., 7 tabs.

  14. Study of the influence of microgravity on the biological cells and molecular level; Seitai saibo bunshi level ni okeru bisho juryoku no eikyo ni kansuru kenkyu



    The shape of osteoblast, gene appearance, gene of rice blast, cellular fusion of plants, gravity acceptance mechanism of unicellular organisms, and physiological and immunity functions of mice were investigated under the microgravity condition. The influence of gravity on the vital reaction and the influence of microgravity on the crystallization of vital substances were also investigated. For the observation of osteoblast, the fluorescence dye reacted with Ca was well taken in the cells. The microgravity affected the stability of rice blast, but hardly affected the protoplast culture of mushroom. The reaction of ciliate against the gravity related to the specific gravity difference between cells and outer liquid. The level of adrenaline in blood of mice increased during the drop. The moving speed of trigger waves of chemical parallel slit formed at the BZ reaction under the microgravity became 60% to 80% of that on the ground. In the case of crystallization at the deposition agent concentration of 1% to 4%, the turbidity showing the degree of crystallization changed complicatedly. Nine processes of crystal growth were recognized. 21 refs., 55 figs., 1 tab.

  15. Studies on the air distribution and thermal performance of the air circulation wall. Part 4. Study on the thermal emissivity of the air circulation layer`s surfaces; Gaidannetsu tsuki koho ni okeru tsuki sonai no netsu tsuki tokusei ni kansuru kenkyu. 4. Tsuki sonai hyomen no hosha tokusei ni kansuru kosatsu

    Kamimori, K.; Sakai, K.; Ishihara, O. [Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan)


    The thermal and air distribution characteristics of the air circulation wall in a heat-insulated system were grasped using an experimental model. In this paper, the difference in the heat exchange between the wall and air was confirmed based on the radiation on the circulation layer`s surface. In this system, thin air circulation layers with ventilating holes at the top and bottom are attached to the south and north outer walls of a wooden building. This system is a kind of passive solar house that achieves the insolation screening effect and the temperature rising effect based on solar collection. The heat flow in a circulation layer is eliminated by the natural convection heat transfer on the outer wall. The heat flow passing through insulating materials is the heat transfer by radiation. The heat flow based on the in-layer natural convection is increasingly eliminated by the decrease in temperature on the air circulation layer`s surface. The decrease in room surface temperature using aluminum foil and the reflective heat-insulated effect showed that the heat passing through the wall surface decreases as the convection heat transfer in an air circulation layer increases. 6 refs., 20 figs., 3 tabs.

  16. Fiscal 2000 survey report on the survey and research on green technology industry; 2000 nendo green technology industry ni kansuru chosa kenkyu hokokusho



    The approaches of the Government and local autonomies to green technologies are surveyed toward the construction of a green technology industry. The present activities and future outlook of environmental industries interested in green technologies are surveyed and examined, the green technologies here including (1) energy conservation measures and development of non-fossil fuels, (2) energy-related and environmental measures for countering global warming, (3) waste treatment measures for countering dioxins and endocrine disrupters. A survey is conducted of the outlines and future trends of green technology related important studies now under way at laboratories and research institutes of universities, the Government, and private-sector corporations. Based on the results of the surveys, important subjects of technical development in green technologies are extracted and studied for the possibility and outlook of their practical application. Tasks to discharge and problems to occur before they are introduced to the market are also evaluated and confirmed. Based on the results of the research and development of green technologies, actualities of environmental industries are taken up, and the problems and tasks to be settled before environmental technologies are introduced to the market are investigated and studied. (NEDO)

  17. Study of seismic data acquisition using physical modeling system; Butsuri model jikken sochi wo mochiita data shutoku gijutsu ni kansuru kento

    Tsukui, R.; Tsuru, T. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Technology Research Center; Matsuoka, T [Japan Petroleum Exploration Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    For the physical modeling system of Technology Research Center, Japan National Oil Corporation, data acquisition on the ocean and ground can be simulated using models. This system can provide data for verification of the data processing and elastic wave simulation algorithm. This can also provide data for decision of experiment specifications by making a model simulating the underground structure of the given test field. The model used for the physical modeling system is a gradient multilayer model with six-layer structure. Depth migration before stacking was conducted using data obtained through two acquisition methods, i.e., up-dip acquisition and down-dip acquisition. The depth migration before stacking was performed for data obtained by up-dip acquisition in addition to the records obtained by down-dip acquisition. Consequently, a definite reflection surface was observed, which has not been observed from the processing results of down-dip acquisition data. 9 figs.

  18. Report on the cooperative study of technology to collect valuable resources in brine; Kansuichu no yuka shigen kaishu gijutsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku hokokusho



    The paper reported on the research, design, and evaluation on a system to recover by sedimentation magnesium from the brine in the salt manufacture by solar evaporation in Mexico, and a system to recover by adsorbent lithium, boron, etc. from the brine of the solar pond salt field in China. In the case of Mexico, an overall recovery system was developed, but in the evaluation of economy of the system, it cannot be said that the system is feasible even if assuming that the required fresh water can be secured. It was found out that the economical efficiency largely depends upon the cost of hydrated lime and the selling price of magnesia clinker. In the case of China, a plant for production of 500 tons/year of lithium carbonate was conceptually designed to evaluate the economical efficiency. As a result, the internal profitability of the plant is not so high, approximately 6%, though continuously profitable during the operation of 15 years. It was indicated that the project was not economically very efficient. 164 figs., 44 tabs.

  19. Basic research on the development of 'intelligent-type' humidity control materials; Intelligent gata choshitsu zairyo no kaihatsu ni kansuru kiso kenkyu

    Tomura, S.; Maeda, M.; Inukai, K.; Ohashi, F.; Suzuki, M.; Suzuki, K.; Shibasaki, Y. [National Industrial Research Institute of Nagoya,Nagoya (Japan)


    The water vapor adsorption desorption isotherms of purified and/or synthesized sepiolite, allophane, diatomite, selectively leached kaolin and mesoporous silica were measured to develop humidity control materials in living environments. Based on Kelvin's capillary condensation theory, suitable pore diameters for controlling relative humidity at 40 and 70% were calculated to be 3.2 and 7.4 nm, respectively. Wakkanai diatomite, purified allophane, selectively leached kaolin and mesoporous silica have suitable pore diameters and high water adsorptivity, and were considered as candidates for humidity self-control materials. Among these materials, mesoporous silica formed as a tile showed the best performance as a humidity control material in desiccator and model house levels. (author)

  20. FY 1998 report on the results of the technology development on the integration of nerve information; 1998 nendo shinkei joho togo ni kansuru gijutsu kaihatsu



    This R and D aims at developing the interface system including 2D multipoint high density electrode elements which measure and analyze the information processing process of cranial nerves at high speed and in minute detail. The R and D were carried out on the following 4 subjects: 1) development of 2D high density multipoint electrode; 2) development of alignment/bonding technology; 3) development of technology for existence maintenance/activation of nerve cells; 4) study of performance evaluation and applicability of the system. In 1), an electrode is developed in which the high density multipoint platinum electrode was built on glass substrate, and the following are conducted: making a pattern of alignment of this electrode, making the shape of electrode 3D, and technical development of surface composition. In 2), the following are developed: technology to align cells on the patterned electrode element correctly and technology to bond cells on the element for a long time. In 3), the following are developed: functional materials to hold living nerve cells/nerve systems on the electrode element for a long time, nutrition system, and technology to monitor the state of cells/systems on the substrate. In 4), conducted are the evaluation of performance of the developmental system and the applicability to the screening in nervous function molecular search, etc. (NEDO)

  1. Study of initial stage in coal liquefaction. Increase in oil yield with suppression of retrogressive reaction during initial stage; Ekika hanno no shoki katei ni kansuru kenkyu. 1.

    Uesugi, K.; Kanaji, M.; Kaneko, T.; Shimasaki, K. [Nippon Brown Coal Liquefaction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    For the coal liquefaction, improvement of liquefaction conditions and increase of liquefied oil yield are expected by suppressing the recombination through rapid stabilization of pyrolytic radicals which are formed at the initial stage of liquefaction. Two-stage liquefaction combining prethermal treatment and liquefaction was performed under various conditions, to investigate the effects of reaction conditions on the yields and properties of products as well as to increase liquefied oil yield. Consequently, it was found that the catalyst contributes greatly to the hydrogen transfer to coal at the prethermal treatment. High yield of n-hexane soluble fraction with products having low condensation degree could be obtained by combining the prethermal treatment in the presence of hydrogen and catalyst with the concentration of slurry after the treatment. This was considered to be caused by the synergetic effect between the improvement of liquefaction by suppressing polymerization/condensation at the initial stage of reaction through the prethermal treatment and the effective hydrogen transfer accompanied with the improvement of contact efficiency of coal/catalyst by the concentration of slurry at the stage of liquefaction. 4 refs., 8 figs.

  2. Theoretical study on composition of gas produced by coal gasification; Sekitan gas ka de seiseisuru gas no sosei ni kansuru kosatsu (HYCOL data no doteki kaiseki)

    Kaiho, M.; Yasuda, H.; Kobayashi, M.; Yamada, O.; Soneda, Y.; Makino, M. [National Institute for Resources and Environment, Tsukuba (Japan)


    In relation to considerations on composition of gas produced by coal gasification, the HYCOL hydrogen generation process data were analyzed. From the fact that CO concentration (Y) decreases linearly with CO2 concentration (X), element balance of gasification of reacted coal was used to introduce a reaction analysis equation. The equation includes a term of oxygen excess {Delta}(amount of oxygen consumed for combustion of CO and H2 in excess of the theoretical amount), derived by subtracting the stoichiometric oxygen amount used to gasify coal into CO and H2 from the consumed oxygen amount. The {Delta} can be used as a reference to oxygen utilization efficiency. An equation for the {Delta} was introduced. Also introduced was a term for steam decomposition amount derived by subtracting the generated steam from the supplied steam. These terms may be used as a clue to permeate into the gasifying reaction process. This suggestion was discussed by applying the terms to gas composition value during operation. According to the HYCOL analysis, when a gasification furnace is operated at higher than the reference oxygen amount, coal supply variation is directly reflected to the combustion reaction, making the {Delta} distribution larger. In an inverse case, unreacted carbon remains in the furnace due to oxygen shortage, and shift reaction may occur more easily even if oxygen/coal supply ratio varies. 6 figs., 1 ref.

  3. Investigation on behavior of bacteria in reservoir for microbial enhanced oil recovery; Biseibutsuho (MEOR) no tameno yusonai saikin katsudo ni kansuru chosa

    Fujiwara, K.; Tanaka, S.; Otsuka, M.; Nakaya, K. [Kansai Research Institute, Kyoto (Japan). Lifescience Research Center; Maezumi, S.; Yazawa, N. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Technology Research Center; Hong, C.; Chida, T.; Enomoto, H. [Tohoku University, Miyagi (Japan). Graduate School of Engineering


    Behavior of bacteria activated in reservoir though molasses-injection-tests, was investigated using the restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis with the polymerase chain reaction (PCR-RFLP) method, for elucidating potential bacteria to suppress in situ growth of microbes to be injected into the reservoir in the microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) process. As a result, some bacteria belonging to Enterobacteriaceae species or their close relative species were grown predominantly in the reservoir, among bacteria inhibiting in the ground-water. The foregoing indicates that behavior of these bacteria in reservoir must be taken into consideration when giving a full account of behavior of microbes to be injected into the reservoir to put the MEOR process into operation. Potential proliferation using molasses to activate those bacteria was also estimated on the laboratory tests, to clarify the growth of microbes to be injected into the reservoir to operate the MEOR process. In consequence, it became clear that these bacteria have a potential growth exceeding 10{sup 8} CFU/ml, utilizing molasses. These facts indicated that microbes to be injected into the reservoir at the MEOR field tests are necessary to grow more excellently than bacteria inhabiting in the ground-water. In addition, as flow, the injection fluid is influenced by reservoir heterogeneity caused by injection of molasses, it was inferred that microbes to be injected into the reservoir at the MEOR field process are also necessary to grow more remarkably than bacteria inhabiting in the reservoir brine at high permeability zones and bacteria inhabiting in the reservoir rock. Furthermore, the results of the functional testing for MEOR conducted in the presence of bacteria activated through molasses-injection-tests indicated the importance of effective use of microbes to be injected, taking into account the characteristics of the reservoir and function for MEOR of those microbes. (author)

  4. Studies on hollow spherical aluminum silicate cluster. Synthesis of environment friendly materials; Chuku kyujo aluminium keisan`en cluster ni kansuru kenkyu

    Ohashi, F.; Maeda, M.; Suzuki, M.; Watamura, S. [National Industrial Research Institute of Nagoya,Nagoya (Japan)


    Synthesis of microfine particles of nanometer size, their surface adulteration and control of microstructure take an important position in different areas, such as electronics, chemical, machine and metal industries. However, reports on the established methods for synthesizing hollow spherical particles of nanometer size, which may be applied to micro capsules, cannot be found except for fullerene composed of carbon. This paper introduces a new method for synthesizing hollow spherical amorphous aluminum silicate cluster called allophane as an earth environmental material, and the derived properties of allophane. (translated by NEDO)

  5. Study on search for antioxidant peptides in unused protein resources and their production; Miriyo tanpaku shigen kara no kosanka pepuchido no tansaku to seisan ni kansuru kenkyu



    For the development of antioxidants that are high in use value, peptides are produced in a bioreactor from so-far-unused or little-used protein resources originating in marine organisms collected along the Sanriku coast, and antioxidants that they may contain are searched for. Three kinds of red alga, eight kinds of brown alga, and internal organs of processed fish are treated in the bioreactor. The bioreactor is a rotary membrane type especially built for the effective decomposition of proteins in this study. Reaction solutions containing proteins and enzymes are let through an ultrafiltration membrane module in rotation at a high speed, and the products with their molecules reduced in weight are effectively taken out of the system (free of clogging). The specimens checked for antioxidant features are all found to be positive when subjected to the iron rhodanide method or carotene method, the two methods determining the change in the amount of oxygen in hydroperoxide and {beta}-carotene that are produced when the linolic acid is oxidized. Every one of the specimens prepared for this study exhibits antioxidant features in plural, different mechanisms. It is necessary to collect further basic findings about oxidation inhibiting mechanisms for the development of more active antioxidant peptides. 39 refs., 46 figs., 8 tabs.

  6. Study on data transmission method for power line maintenance information system using OPGW. OPGW riyo sodensen hoshu joho system no denso hoshiki ni kansuru kento

    Kanemaru, K.; Toyota, S. (Hitachi Cable, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan))


    Composite fiber-optic overhead ground wires (OPGWs) installed to the major power transmission lines are applied as the information transmission routs with large capacity. An effective system for the power line maintenance operation is able to be set up by using said OPGWs to collect and transmit various kinds of maintenance information on the power lines. However, since it is necessary for the whole equipment to meet the highest transmitting speed required by the system if a single transmission method is applied throughout the power lines for transmitting the maintenance information, the system loses its economy as a whole. In this paper, for the purpose of transmitting effectively the various maintenance information in power line maintenance information system using OPGWs, and considering the required transmission period as well as the types of the data occurrence, an optic fiber transmission system constituted hierarchically and composed of high-speed trunk line and low-speed local line is suggested. Especially, regarding the low-speed local lines, random transmission method shows the superior properties in the transmission efficiency and low power-consumption compared with the cyclic transmission method. 9 refs., 9 figs., 4 tabs.

  7. Comparative study on the characteristics of AC, DC servomotors and hydraulic motors; Dendoki to yuatsu motor no tokusei taihi ni kansuru chosa kenkyu

    Konno, Y. [Shibaura Inst. of Tech., Tokyo (Japan); Nakano, K.


    The relationship of the output torque and power rate of the electric motor with the inertial moment and the mass of the motor is investigated, and the validity of the study is verified in reference to the specifications given in catalogs. Based on the result of the investigation, comparison with the characteristics of the hydraulic motor is carried out. Paying attention particularly to smaller size, lighter weight and accelerating performance of the AC and DC servomotors and the hydraulic motor, the relation among the data, rated values and performance of motors by the assumption based on the performance principle is exhibited to clarify the comparison of the performance. It is made clear that the relationships hold good with the catalog data of actual machines not only for DC motors but also for AC motors. In addition, similar relationships are obtained for the hydraulic motor, and it is made clear that they agree with the result of the investigation. The tendency of distribution based on the relationships among data, rated values and performance of motors obtained by inference is given in this report. 18 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

  8. Study on the living environment of semi-underground room with attached green house; Fusetsu onshitsu no aru hanchikashitsu no kyojusei ni kansuru kenkyu

    Tanaka, T.; Tsukayama, N. [Ochanomizu University, Tokyo (Japan)


    In response to demand for the expansion of living space, the living environment of semi-underground room has been investigated. An attached green house (passive solar house) is adjacent to the semi-underground room. This is reinforced concrete construction, having flat type solar collector on its roof and lighting window in its north side. It does not have artificial air conditioners. Based on the measurements of daylight factor, artificial lighting is not required at the window in the daytime, but it is desirable to use daylight and artificial lighting together at the center. The performance of sound insulation depends on the high performance soundproof sash level. There is less daily temperature variation due to its large heat capacity, and less yearly temperature variation than the outside. By shielding the solar radiation, the insolation in the green house in summer can be restricted in the same as in winter. The insolation can be easily received in winter due to its large vertical intensity of solar radiation. The green house in the south side is useful for improving the living environment of semi-underground room. The temperature rise in the semi-underground room can be restricted by opening window in summer. It is desirable for the comfortable living to use artificial cooling to reduce the daytime temperature by 3 to 4{degree}C. In winter, it is comfortable to heat by 4 to 5{degree}C. 2 refs., 7 figs.

  9. Study on the detached house plan using of a maximum natural energy. Part 1; Shizen energy fukugo riyo no keikaku ni kansuru kenkyu. 1

    Wada, I.; Mino, M.; Miyata, T.; Okawa, M. [Nihon University, Tokyo (Japan)


    The geographical position or environment is set on the assumption that the natural energy of a detached house is used in a hybrid state. Moreover, the energy consumption of the house and the natural energy supply obtained from the geographical position were compared and investigated. As a result, the energy consumption is 10,617 kWh, and the energy supply is 8,236 kWh. About 78% of the whole consumption can be theoretically made from natural energy. The energy supply is calculated on the low side during prediction. Therefore, an increase in the energy supply is expected by installing a solar collector based on solar energy, expanding the solar panel area, and increasing the number of wind mills. However, this energy is partially lost via an inverter while it is supplied to the general domestic equipment. At the six main points in Tokyo and its districts, the adaptability of natural energy used based on the regional characteristics is investigated presently and the installation of a system is examined. 13 refs., 2 figs., 6 tabs.

  10. Research and development cooperation project on environmental measurement using laser radar in fiscal 1995 (environmental network); Kankyo keisokuyo laser radar no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku (kankyo network)



    As a part of the cooperative work with Indonesia of R and D of a laser radar for environmental measurement, the paper described the development of an environmental network. The field survey was conducted in April, July and December 1995 and in March 1996. For the investigational research, five meetings of the committee and four times of group work were held. The Asian environmental network was studied in terms of its arrangement, operation and management, and the overall network/path control design were being prepared. To make the persons concerned abroad and in Japan understood the APEC Osaka Conference held in November 1995, a homepage APEC `95 Kansai was opened using WWW (World Wide Web, a decentralized hyper media system which can dispatch information to the whole world by network using hyper text). Moreover, in connection with this, a homepage was opened of CICC (Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization, a center controlling the whole Asian environmental information network system where E-mail and data are exchangeable with Indonesia via Tokyo NOC (Network Operation Center)). 49 figs., 8 tabs.

  11. Study on mechanical behavior of the deep embeded steel sheet pile cellular bulkhead. Neire no fukai hagane yaita cell shiki gogan no rikigaku teki kyodo ni kansuru kenkyu

    Higashigawa, T.; Achiwa, F. (The Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc., Nagoya (Japan)); Matsuo, M. (Nagoya Univ., Nagoya (Japan). Faculty of Engineering); Sunami, S. (Nikken Sekkei, Osaka (Japan))


    At the Hekinan coal-burning thermal power station of Chubu Electric Power Company, there is a plan to construct its ash dump by closing the neighboring sea area with bulkheads. This bulkhead is deeply embeded steel sheet piles to be struck into a soft clay layer. Since it is necessary to improve the ground in a wide area for stabilization of soft clay, the specifications as well as the scope of improvement of the basic design plan were noticed, a qualitative study of the bulkhead was done by a numerical analysis aiming at realization of a rational and economical bulkhead and an execution plan which modified the above was prepared. In this execution plan, the reduction as much as about 9% became possible for the construction cost of about 1km long bulkheads. In order to demonstrate the adequacy of this execution plan, loading tests were conducted on full-size cellular bulkheads corresponding to the basic plan as well as the execution plan. As a result, the tested values agreed very well with the analytical results and upon comparison between them, the displacement at the tip of the cellular bulkhead and other measured values showed no meaningful difference, thereby it was confirmed that the execution plan had the same level of stability as the basic plan. 5 refs., 26 figs., 5 tabs.

  12. Simulation model study of limitation on the locating distance of a ground penetrating radar; Chichu tansa radar no tansa kyori genkai ni kansuru simulation model no kochiku

    Nakauchi, T.; Tsunasaki, M.; Kishi, M.; Hayakawa, H. [Osaka Gas Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan)


    Various simulations were carried out under various laying conditions to obtain the limitation of locating distance for ground penetrating radar. Recently, ground penetrating radar has been remarked as location technology of obstacles such as the existing buried objects. To enhance the theoretical model (radar equation) of a maximum locating distance, the following factors were examined experimentally using pulse ground penetrating radar: ground surface conditions such as asphalt pavement, diameter of buried pipes, material of buried pipes, effect of soil, antenna gain. The experiment results well agreed with actual field experiment ones. By adopting the antenna gain and effect of the ground surface, the more practical simulation using underground models became possible. The maximum locating distance was more improved by large antenna than small one in actual field. It is assumed that large antenna components contributed to improvement of gain and reduction of attenuation during passing through soil. 5 refs., 12 figs.

  13. Study on grout-filled coupling steel sleeve. Part 1. Basic characteristics; Kokan sleeve wo mochiita grout juten shiki tekkin tsugite ni kansuru kenkyu. 2. Kisoteki seino

    Takeda, K.; Shimizu, T.; Hayashi, Y.; Sato, Y. [Okumura Corp., Osaka (Japan)


    With an objective to establish a design technology on a grout-filled bar-reinforced joint consisted of a sleeve made of electric resistance welded steel tube and grout, discussions were given on the effects of different factors on the joint performance. The factors discussed include the kinds of grout (cement paste and mortar), reinforcing bar settlement length, and reinforcing bar quality. Increase in the grout strength causes the joint strength and rigidity to increase. To obtain the strength and rigidity equivalent to those in the reinforcing bars in the base material, the compaction strength required in the grout for the case of SB400 class reinforcing bars is 900 kgf/cm{sup 2}. A longer settlement length may increase the joint strength and rigidity, but its effect on tenacity is not clear. Increased grout strength can improve the tenacity. The maximum deposition stress increases in proportion with the compaction strength of the grout in any of the reinforcing bar unyielding positions and the yield occurring positions. The experiment resulted in estimating the following three fracture modes: a fracture mode with reinforcing bar slipping out without yield, a fracture mode with a reinforcing bar slipping out after yield, and a reinforcing bar tensile fracture mode. 7 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. Investigational research on CO2 isolation technology in fiscal 1995; 1995 nendo nisanka tanso no kakuri gijutsu ni kansuru chosa kenkyu



    The paper studied present technical subjects and future study subjects of the CO2 isolation technology in order to clarify technical and social problems and the developmental subjects of the CO2 isolation technology and related technologies for separating/concentrating CO2 emitted in relation to quantity consumption of fossil fuel and storing it in ocean or underground. Main items for the study were: (1) investigational study of the technology of CO2 ocean storage, (2) investigational study of environmental effect assessment in storing CO2 in ocean, (3) investigational study of the technology of CO2 ocean storage, etc. Technologies required for the ocean isolation were arranged such as CO2 storage, injection, dispersion technique, CO2 behavior simulation, and the developmental subjects were extracted. Further, in the deep-sea bottom storage method, a simulation to calculate the range of PH effects was conducted presuming the specified amount of CO2 and applying known physical values, and evaluation of the CO2 ocean discharge/solution method was made. A method was also studied for experiments on water bacteria and benthos. 127 refs., 102 figs., 81 tabs.

  15. Research cooperation in the development of laser radar for environmental measurements. Environmental network; Kankyo keisokuyo laser radar no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku. Kankyo network



    Among the research cooperation in the development of laser radar for environmental measurements with Indonesia between FY 1993 and FY 1996, results of the research and development of the environmental network are summarized. For the environmental information network, the Tokyo NOC is linked as an Internet connection point in Japan with the Jakarta NOC using an international dedicated line with a capacity of 64 Kbps. The Tokyo NOC is linked with domestic environmental information researchers using Internet. Thus, data stored in the data processing system of laser radar can be exchanged, information in both countries can be exchanged using E-mail, and data can be accumulated. For the research cooperation with Indonesia, research of path control and information relay server, research of effective transmission of data on the network, and research of multimedia communication have been conducted. The multimedia communication, distributed processing, and extension of dedicated line network using PPTP have been also conducted. 39 figs., 4 tabs.

  16. Research report of fiscal 1997. Study on profitability evaluation technique for waste power generation; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho. Haikibutsu hatsuden ni kansuru keizaisei hyoka shuho no kenkyu



    For diffusion of waste power generation, cost reduction is important. As the profitability evaluation technique for conventional waste power systems, a simple recovery year method, total waste treatment cost method, generation cost method, and evaluation method by accumulated balance sheet are presented along with their principles. For the generation cost method, trial calculation results are presented based on documents reported. From methods for the study in Institute of Applied Energy, some estimation methods of construction cost are presented, and generation cost and profitability evaluation were studied by parametric accumulation method. The profitability was calculated for RDF power systems, and it was clarified that although as a whole this system is more efficient than a simple refuse incineration system, the balance sheet of local governments is dependent on a responsibility range for the facility. In a combined type (super refuse power generation), generally municipalities bear a combustor and boiler, while a prefecture bears generation facilities. Because of large scale generation, the profitability is dependent on a selling price of electricity. 37 refs., 36 figs., 24 tabs.

  17. Basic investigation on deflection wave propagation and strength of very large floating structures; Choogata futai kozo no tawami hado denpa kyodo to kyodo ni kansuru kisoteki kosatsu

    Tsubogo, T.; Okada, H. [University of Osaka Prefecture, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    The response strength in which deflection waves propagating in the elastic body of a large floating structure with an order of km in length and width was investigated. Attention was paid to the waves propagating the place fully away from the boundary of a very large floating body so as to obtain the dispersion relation of waves and the relation between incident waves and deflection waves. Next, the frequency response was checked from the aspect of the displacement amplitude and strength for beams and plates. The dispersion relation of waves propagating the place fully away from the boundary of a very large floating body and the relation between the waves and infinite-point incident waves were represented by an expression. Similarly, the waves propagates more than the infinite-point incident waves in frequency, wavelength, and speed. A lower-limit value exists in the propagation speed. The displacement and stress amplitudes are represented by a relational expression. For plates, the displacement amplitude increases when the wave direction coincides with the small-rigidity direction. The stress amplitude is maximized when the waves corresponding to the ``wave below a floating body = size of a characteristic wave number`` reach the large-rigidity direction. 10 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  18. Study on the rigid zone of reinforced concrete frames under horizontal loading; Suiheiryoku wo ukeru tekkin concrete ramen kako no goiki ni kansuru kenkyu

    Otsuki, K.; Suzuki, K. [Muroran Institute of Technology, Hokkaido (Japan)


    This paper describes analysis of rigid frame models consisting of columns and beams by using the three-dimensional finite element method, and a proposal on the resultant simple rigid zone equations. Four types of the analysis models were selected that assume columns in the middle of rigid frames, outer columns in the middle of the rigid frames, beams in intermediate floors, and beams in the uppermost or lowermost floor. Rigid zone lengths are calculated from the difference in floor heights in both of beamed columns and pure columns when shear force on the beamed columns at unit horizontal displacement becomes equivalent to that of the pure columns. Discussions on the results of the finite element method and various rigid frame analyses discovered the following results: some values derived from the conventional rigid zone length calculation formula may not correspond with the FEM values depending on member cross sectional shapes; there is a risk of causing a large error depending on the rigid frame shapes regardless of adopting or not adopting the rigid zone if the rigid frame analysis is performed by using a deflection angle method; and the result of a rigid frame analysis using the proposed rigid zone estimation formula that takes expansion and contraction of the members into account corresponds with the FEM analysis result with sufficiently high accuracy. 5 refs., 8 figs., 16 tabs.

  19. Investigation on research for improvement of automatic technology of underwater processing; Suichu netsukako gijutsu no kodoka jidoka ni kansuru kenkyu chosa

    Katsumura, M.; Ogawa, Y.; Sumitomo, T.; Yoneda, S.; Tanaka, M.; Morita, T.; Sakakibara, M. [Shikoku National Industrial Research Inst., Kagawa (Japan)


    Improvement and automation of the underwater thermal technology were investigated as a part of the basic technology common to the ocean development. Elements of study required for the underwater technology development are the element common to that required in the atmospheric air and the element attributable to high pressure and submerged atmospheric environment. The element technologies required are those for welding, bonding, cutting, surface treatment, cleaning, inspection, etc. In underwater, much higher grade technology is required than on the ground in view of human work ability and safety. The technology development is thought to be toward to autonomy and intellectualization, but the complete change at once to autonomous task robot is difficult in view of the degree of technology maturation. There are a wet method (perfect submergence or local drying) and a dry method as the underwater welding method, but automation of the wet method has not advanced yet. The method is divided also by a difference in water depth to be applied. Depending upon the object, it is better to improve manual handling and to develop work support equipment. As subjects common to each processing technology, separately studied was each of technologies of heat source control, metallurgical phenomena in high temperature/pressure atmospheric air, and automation. 474 refs., 116 figs., 32 tabs.

  20. Study on artificial hatching of sturgeon. Ovulation induction and artificial hatching of sturgeon; Chozame no jinko fuka ni kansuru kenkyu. Chozame (besuteru) no hairan yuhatsu to jinko fuka

    Omoto, N.; Maebayashi, M. [Hokkaido Electric Power Co. Inc., Sapporo (Japan)


    With an objective to develop a technology serving for making Hokkaido more active industrially, a study has been carried out on culturing sturgeons by the biological environment group at the general research institute of Hokkaido Electric Power Company. The study has performed induction of ovulation and spermatozoon discharge by hormone treatment, artificial fecundation and hatching. In hormone treatment, emulstified LH-RHa was injected first into male individuals anticipated to have matured, and into female 24 hours later. Fecundation was performed by inseminating into roes the spermatozoon diluted by fresh water of volume as great as 100 times that of the spermatozoon. The result of this experiment revealed that artificial hatching is possible even under the frigid environment of Hokkaido by giving matured sturgeons a hormone treatment. However, such problems are still left that there are individuals that do not ovulate even the hormone is given, and hatching rate of obtained roes is low. The important point in the hormone treatment technology is in selection of matured parent fishes. Regarding female individuals, a more efficient and precise maturity determination method is desired than the method to observe gonads by biopsy. (NEDO)

  1. Survey report on an environmental harmony type production system of chemical products; Kankyo chowagata kagaku seihin seizo system ni kansuru chosa hokokusho



    As part of establishing an environmental harmony type production system of chemical products, study and survey were made on PET bottles. Using the life cycle analysis method (LCA), a study was made for proposing a material recycle (MR) method which is environmentally and economically excellent in the stage of recycling waste PET bottles. The total cost of recycling can be reduced by 34% supported by a decrease in equipment cost and improvement in yield if there is no mixture of foreign substances such as aluminum caps and PVC bottles. However, the ratio of the amount obtained from the reduction to the total production cost is small, and it is necessary to take measures from a viewpoint of the cost in a total production process and environmental loads. In a survey in Kawaguchi city, PET bottles discharged from the business sector occupied 41% of all the discharge amount. In a survey in Yokohama city, very important data were obtained on PET bottles appointed as the second type under the recycle law. The quality of PET bottles to be brought to the recycling plant is important for effectively processing PET bottles in MR method. For achievement of MR which is low in cost and small in environmental load, needed were cooperation by citizens, the shipping management system in autonomous government, and changes in design and material quality to be made by the industrial circle. 8 refs., 64 figs., 68 tabs.

  2. Study on soil-structure interaction considering transverse isotropy in soil. Yokotoho dansei jiban to kozobutsu no doteki sogo sayo ni kansuru kenkyu

    Kurimoto, O. (Obayashi Corp., Tokyo (Japan))


    This paper describes an analytical discussion on dynamic interactions between a transversely isotropic soil (that shows isotropy in the horizontal plane and anisotropy in the vertical and horizontal directions) and a structure. The discussion indicates that, with transversely isotropic and elastic body, a plane strain condition and a stress condition other than that come different in the relation among shear rigidity, Young's modulus, and Poisson ratio, and that the stress-strain relational formula can be expressed by using the Young's modulus and the Poisson ratio. The paper then describes an analysis that reports the following result: in transversely isotropic soil, the real part and the imaginary part of horizontal impedance and the imaginary part of rotation impedance have small difference due to anisotropy, but the real part of the rotation impedance has large difference due to anisotropy. A seismic response analysis has been performed on a PWR nuclear reactor building which is assumed to be supported on transversely isotropic soil. The result indicates that no large anisotropy effect is given on the main vibration mode of the building. 13 refs., 12 figs.

  3. Overview of EPA`s proposal revision of the particulate matter standard; Beikoku kankyo hogocho ga teianshita ryushijo busshitsu kankyo kijun ni kansuru kaiteian no gaiyo

    Maejima, K. [Japan Automobile Research Institute Inc., Tsukuba (Japan)


    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1997 announced the new environmental standards covering the particulate matter (PM) smaller than 2.5{mu}m or less in diameter. As a document that explains how the standards came to be released, the original of the essay (made public in 1997) of R.O. McClellan and F.T. Miller is introduced. The themes discussed in the essay include: U.S. Clean Air Act and National Ambient Air Quality Standards; concept of PM; PM in the air (airborne PM): PM 10{mu}m or less in diameter and PM 2.5{mu}m or less in diameter; respiratory tract as PM`s target organ (respiratory system from nose and mouth to the remotest pulmonary alveolus); vital reaction (response of organism to PM); PM-related environmental standards, past and present; recent reviews concerning PM (various subjects that are attributed to exposure to PM, including: untimely death, changing for the worse of diseases relating to the respiratory system and cardio-vascular system, changes in pulmonary function, increase in the number of symptoms relating to the respiratory system, changes in pulmonary tissues and structures, changes in the defense mechanism of the respiratory system, etc.). 70 refs., 14 figs., 5 tabs.

  4. Experimental study on the response of very large floating structures (VLFS) in wave; Choogata futaishiki kaiyo kozobutsu no harochu oto ni kansuru jikkenteki kenkyu

    Ota, M.; Ikegami, H.; Yamaguchi, Y. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    The elastic response of VLFS of 1200m long in wave was studied experimentally using a water tank and integral elastic model of 1/80 scale. As offshore airport, a ultra- thin box type floating structure of 5km long, 1km wide and several meter thick is used, and the effect of elasticity is not negligible for such a structure. The experiment used a water tank of 160m long, 30m wide and 3.1m deep. Supposing a water depth of 20m for real VLFSs, the experiment was carried out mainly in a local shallow water area prepared with a temporary bottom together with that in a deep water area. A simple mooring equipment with a linear spring equivalent to real VLFSs was used. The integral floating model was prepared by not mechanical but welded junction to obtain uniform elasticity. The response in wave showed a complicated 3-D behavior, offering useful data for verification of a behavior estimation method. The response was nearly equal between shallow and deep water areas at the same wave length, and the response amplitude in regular waves was equivalent to the significant amplitude in long and short crested irregular waves. 7 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs.

  5. Required grades of hull steel plates in consideration of fracture toughness; Hakai jinsei wo koryoshita sentaiyo koban shiyo kubun ni kansuru ichikosatsu

    Yajima, H.; Yamamoto, M.; Ogaki, Y. [Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    This paper discusses the required grades of hull steel plates based on the steel ship rule of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK). The minimum value of the allowable crack length in NK rule (critical safety crack length at 0degC just before brittle unstable crack causing fatal fracture) was estimated. In the case where the estimated crack tip exists in a matrix, the crack length was a minimum of 200-210mm, while nearly 60mm in a fusion line at high-heat-input welded joint. The allowable crack lengths estimated from a specified value in the NK rule were fairly different. The allowable crack length at 0degC was also estimated from the minimum value in V-notch Charpy impact test. The private proposal on the required grades of hull steel plates in consideration of fracture toughness was discussed. Thirty-five percent of crack lengths found in real ships is 100mm or less, however, cracks of 250-400mm long are frequently found suggesting the allowable crack length of 400mm. The required grade integrally considering required values and design conditions is demanded to secure the reliability of hull strength. 5 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  6. Study of seismic data acquisition using physical modeling system; Butsuri model jikken sochi wo mochiita data shutoku gijutsu ni kansuru kento

    Tsukui, R.; Tsuru, T. [Tech. Research Center, Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Matsuoka, T. [Japan Petroleum Exploration Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    The Physical Modeling System introduced into the Technology Research Center, Japan National Oil Corporation, and data collected by use of the system are presented. The Physical Modeling System is 10,000 times smaller than the real one, comprising a water tub section, measuring device section, and control section, etc. The water tub section comprises a tub for housing the model, transducers for transmitting and receiving vibration, controllers, etc. The water tub measures 1.8{times}1.2{times}0.9m. The model used in the experiment is an `inclined multilayer model` with each of its six layers pinching out toward the top, and is usable for the comparison of various migration methods. In one case in the records, reception was made at 184 reception points deployed at intervals of 3mm, when the minimum offset was 15mm and the maximum offset 564mm. Nothing very obvious was observed when the ordinary overlapping of DMO and CDP was applied to this record, which suggests that pre-overlapping migration treatment is required. 5 figs.

  7. Study on the performance improvement of multiblade fans. Effects of suction cones; Tayoku fan no seino kaizen ni kansuru kenkyu. Suction cone no eikyo

    Kuratani, F.; Ogawa, T. [Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Hyogo (Japan); Yamamoto, S.


    In order to improve the performance of a multiblade fan, the effects of three types of suction cones of the fan casing on the fan efficiency and noise are investigated experimentally. The first type of the suction cone is the insertion type, which is inserted into the inside of the fan impeller. The second type is the extrusion type, which extrudes outside from the casing surface. The third type is the combination type of two types. The results of those three types are compared with those of the commonly used suction cone. The followings are made clear: (1) The insertion type and the extrusion type are effective in improving the efficiency and reducing noise. (2) The optimal lengths of the insertion and the extrusion exist. (3) The combination type is more effective in improving the efficiency. (4) The combination type with the skewed cutoff of the fan casing shows the best effect. (author)

  8. Time intervals of the cavitation bubble`s collapse near a free surface; Jiyu hyomen kinbo deno cavitation kiho no shukiteki hokai ni kansuru kenkyu

    Mori, S.; Doihara, R. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan); Takahashi, K.; Nagayama, K. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    Cavitation bubbles induced by pulsed laser near a free surface have been investigated experimentally and numerically. The successive pressure waves from them and their vertical migrations and volume change were measured by using hydrophone and high-speed streak camera. The characteristics of the first and second rebound times due to the distance from the free surface enable us to guess the mechanisms of bubble collapse with microjet. Because our new scheme by CIP method is successfully applicable for such two-phase flow, the comparison between experimental and numerical results- is also very useful to understand the fundamental factor of the complicated phenomena of cavitation bubbles. 23 refs., 10 figs.

  9. Integrated interpretation of AE clusters and fracture system in Hijiori HDR artificial reservoir; Hijiori koon gantai jinko choryuso no AE cluster to kiretsu system ni kansuru togoteki kaishaku

    Tezuka, K. [Japan Petroleum Exploration Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Niitsuma, H. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan)


    With regard to a fracture system in the Hijiori hot dry rock artificial reservoir, an attempt was made on an interpretation which integrates different data. Major factors that characterize development and performance of an artificial reservoir are composed of a fracture system in rocks, which acts as circulating water paths, a heat exchange face and a reservoir space. The system relates not only with crack density distribution, but also with cracks activated by water pressure fracturing, cracks generating acoustic emission (AE), and cracks working as major flow paths, all of which are characterized by having respective behaviors and roles. Characteristics are shown on AE cluster distribution, crack distribution, production zone and estimated stress fields. Mutual relationship among these elements was discussed based on the Coulomb`s theory. The most important paths are characterized by distribution of slippery cracks. Directions and appearance frequencies of the slippery cracks affect strongly directionality of the paths, which are governed by distribution of the cracks (weak face) and stress field. Among the slippery cracks, cracks that generate AE are cracks that release large energy when a slip occurs. Evaluation on slippery crack distribution is important. 7 refs., 8 figs.

  10. Fiscal 1998 research report on new recycling technology for waste lube oil; 1998 nendo haijunkatsuyu no recycle no shingijutsu ni kansuru chosa kenkyu seika hokokusho



    For effective use of resources and environment conservation, R and D was made on recycling technology for recovered waste lube oil. On the R and D on removal of ash and chlorine contents in waste lube oil, iron oxide-carbon composite was found as adsorbent which can reduce ash content and chlorine content to 0.02wt% and 5ppm, respectively. On the research on the applicability of waste lube oil as melting furnace fuel for bottom ash and fly ash, as the melting experiment result at a real plant, the recycled heavy oil obtained by simple treatment of waste lube oil showed dioxin decomposition rates more than 99.9% and dioxin concentrations less than 0.6ngTEQ/Nm{sup 3} in waste gas, achieving the targets regulated by Air Pollution Control Law. The applicability of waste lube oil as fuel was thus confirmed. On the research on the applicability of waste lube oil as fuel for power generation in oil refineries, both waste lube oil alone and mixed oil with residual oil were available as gasification fuel through design considering ash content removal, and reasonable selection of equipment and piping materials considering chlorine. (NEDO)

  11. Feasibility design of a floating airport and estimation of environmental forces on it; Futaishiki kuko no sekkei to kankyo gairyoku no suitei ni kansuru kento

    Inoue, Y.; Tabeta, S.; Takei, Y. [Yokohama National University, Yokohama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    A rough design was performed on a floating airport. On this floating structure, environmental external force was estimated, mooring design was carried out, and discussions was given on the position retaining performance important for airport functions and behavior of the floating structure. The discussion was given on cases that the airport is surrounded and not surrounded by floating breakwaters. A floating structure which becomes super-large in size requires considerations on force due to sea level gradient as a result of a tide. Deriving flow condition changes and force acting on the floating structure simultaneously by using numerical calculations makes it possible to estimate current force given with considerations on influence of the flow conditions created by installing the floating airport. Estimation was carried out by using a zone dividing method on wave drifting force acting upon the floating airport. As a result, it was found that installing floating and permeating type breakwaters can reduce the wave drifting force acting on the floating airport. The wave drifting force working on the floating airport can be reduced by installing the floating and permeating type breakwaters to lower levels than when no such breakwaters are installed. The airport may be moored with less number of fenders when the fenders of the same type are used. 18 refs., 10 figs., 5 tabs.

  12. Investigational study of optical function materials for two-dimensional data processing; Nijigen joho shoriyo hikari kino zairyo ni kansuru chosa kenkyu



    The paper investigated/studied `space light modulation materials,` `dynamic hologram/memory materials,` `optical waveguide path materials,` etc. which become key materials in the high speed two dimensional processing. As to electrooptical materials proposed in this investigational study, the external electric field and the electric charges generated make quality of molecules themselves directly change to memory strong/weak signals of light. Therefore, the response velocity becomes less than a millionth of that of the liquid crystal display, and high speed which is needed for realtime moving image processing is anticipated. Hologram includes the phase information in addition to information on light strength. Therefore, it is a large capacity record medium and at the same time a record medium which can read/write two dimensional information as it is. With optical fiber, images cannot be transmitted as they are. Light waveguide path materials are those that accumulate roles of mirror and lens in a sheet of the material and construct a system which is strong in vibration, as optical parts connecting among materials for two dimensional data processing. 273 refs., 107 figs., 17 tabs.

  13. Survey on the construction of realization scenario of large-scale revegetation of arid regions; Daikibo ryokuka no jitsugenka scenario sakusei ni kansuru chosa



    In order to fix carbon dioxide as a measure to mitigate global warming, research of large-scale revegetation of arid regions has been conducted toward the ultimate goals of systematizing revegetation technologies centered on securing and using water resources, evaluating the feasibility of arid revegetation by extending the viewpoint to examine even rainfall increase by artificial means, and establishing a strategic program for large-scale revegetation. A trial revegetation feasibility map was made for a selected target region in Western Australia, and rough revegetation steps were formulated. Selection of proper region, introduction of technology, and planning were conducted by grasping environment of the target revegetation region. As a result, it was found that growth of plants is vigorous at the catchment areas due to the surface water transfer along the topography of surface in spite of poor rainfall. Obstruction of plant growth is partly caused by the corrosion of soil and accumulation of salt, but mainly caused by the shortage of water. Based on these data, ranking of proper regions was evaluated. When the technology is introduced in the region with A-rank, several times of water can be collected. 60 refs., 61 figs., 30 tabs.

  14. Investigation of nitrous oxide (N2O) abatement technologies. 2; Asanka chisso (N2O) no teigen taisaku ni kansuru chosa. 2



    Emission amount of nitrous oxide (N2O) from anthropogenic sources is analyzed, and reduction effects by the abatement technologies are evaluated. The concentration of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere continues to increase and emissions from agricultural and ecosystem sources are drawing particular attention. For the emission of N2O in Japan, 8.28 Gg-N2O per year is emitted from fossil fuel combustion facilities, 6.95 from waste incineration facilities, 22.5 from transportation vehicles including automobiles, 26.7 from the chemical industry including establishments engaged in adipic acid production, 2.1 from sewage treatment facilities including septic tanks, 6.3 from farmland, and 7.1 from livestock excrement. For the N2O abatement technologies for different sources, fuel improvement, high temperature combustion, acceleration of reduction decomposition reaction, and development of catalysts are significant for the combustion technologies. In connection with N2O discharged in the process of adipic acid production, major businesses have internationally committed to up to 99% abatement of the N2O emissions by 1998. With regard to wastewater and sewage treatment facilities and septic tanks, improvement in COD/NO-N ratio, retention period, pH level, and reduction process is pointed out. 204 refs., 70 figs., 53 tabs.

  15. Investigations on measures to reduce nitrous oxide (N2O); Asanka chisso (N2O) no teigen taisaku ni kansuru chosa



    Discussions were given on measures to reduce N2O as part of the measures to prevent global warming. Nitrous oxide has a long atmospheric lifetime of 150 years, and its greenhouse warming potential will increase by 310 times that of CO2 after 100 years. It can also be a cause of ozone layer destruction. Nitrous oxide is estimated to have influence of about 10% as compared with CO2 even under the present conditions. Discharge of N2O from manufacturing process of adipic acid is aimed to be eliminated totally by 1998. Improvement in efficiency of combustion of fossil fuels and wastes serves most effectively to reduce not only N2O but also CO2. Nitrous oxide generated in sewage treatment as in sewage purifier may be reduced if the batch process is turned into a continuous process, but assistance from policy side would be required for wider adoption of the process conversion. No environmental regulations are applicable to N2O, whereas a problem is present that the number of system installation would not grow because of economic reasons even if the system is feasible technically. Another problem is that the N2O reducing technology is in trade-off relation with other warming gases such as NOx and methane. Comprehensive technological evaluations aimed at optimization must be moved forward in the future. 236 refs., 102 figs., 78 tabs.

  16. Study on the optimum design of bus window pillar join40t; Bus window pillar ketsugo buzai no saiteki sekkei ni kansuru kenkyu

    Tomioka, N. [Nihon University, Tokyo (Japan); Lim, S.; Kim, M.; Lee, H.; Kang, S.; Bae, D.


    Automobile body structure is generally assembled using various spot welded box sectional members. Especially, in the case of the bus, the shape of window pillar joint is assembled m T-type. This T-type member has some problem such as high stress concentration, low fatigue strength and structural rigidity. Therefore, in this report, performed a study on the optimum design of the bus window pillar joint for such problem by FEM analysis and experiments. 1 ref., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  17. Research and development cooperation project on environmental measurement using laser radar in fiscal 1994; Kankyo keisokuyo laser radar no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku



    The paper outlined activities in fiscal 1994 in the R and D cooperation project on a laser radar for environmental measurement. In the activities in fiscal 1994 of `the ODA laser radar development committee,` the committee held four meetings, two field surveys were carried out, and two researchers were invited from Indonesia. In the field survey, the environment in Jakarta city was investigated in terms of changes in population and number of the cars registered. Further, from data collected during 1994-1998 in the central Jakarta city, the following were made clear: the trend of a decrease in SO2, the trend of a rapid increase and an excess of NO2 content over the environmental standard, the status of pollution of which the level is close to the upper limit of the environmental standard of dust, etc. In the meeting of the policy study for the field survey at LIPI headquarters, Japan proposed a system which is constituted of a difference absorption laser radar, two Mie scattering laser radars, and a central processing unit. The sites proposed were studied in cooperation with Indonesia. 40 refs., 65 figs., 9 tabs.

  18. International symposium on environmental impacts of advanced alternative to CFC; CFC shinki daitai busshitsu no kankyo eikyo ni kansuru kokusai symposium hokokusho



    The international symposium on environmental effects of new CFC substitutes was held in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Pref. on February 7-9, 1996, and 19 papers were made public. In Session 1 (Plenary lecture), reports were made on Global warming and climate change: a review of recent studies; Stratospheric ozone, CFCs, and CFC-substitutes: an update, etc. In Session 2, Measurements of OH rate constants for advanced refrigerants as well as HCFCs and HFCs; The reaction rate of CFC alternatives with OH radical; Experimental and estimated rate constants: reactions of hydroxyl radicals with several halocarbons, etc. In Session 3, Measurement of uptake coefficients of some acetyl halides and fluorinated ethers into water; Mass transfer at the air/water interface: removal processes of halocarbonyl compounds; Heterogeneous reactions of fluorinated ethers on allophane or titanium dioxide, etc. In Session 4, papers were reported on model calculations relating to the global warming.

  19. Internal flow of Coanda nozzle and effect on dispersion of cohesive powders; Coanda nozzle no naibu nagare to gyoshu ryushi no bunsan koka ni kansuru kenkyu

    Oba, H.; Honda, I.; Nakayama, H. [Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Miyamoto, H. [Yachiyo National College of Technology, Kumamoto (Japan); Nagaoka, O.; Ishikawa, T. [Mitsui Mining Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    A Coanda nozzle was fabricated as a device to feed powder into a classifier and at the same time as a device having dispersing action on cohesive powders, in order to study the mechanism of its internal flow condition and flows affecting the dispersing action of the particles. The nozzle shape is such that it has a tube widening toward its end placed downstream a circular jet to have the nozzle execute strong dispersing actions on cohesive powders by increasing turbulence in the flow. This device has the sucking flow rate exceeding by eight times of the jet flow rate, hence it is useful as a particle feeding device. Time averaged flow in the nozzle is governed dominantly by the velocity in the axial direction, and shows a velocity distribution approximately symmetrical axially that has a maximum value in the vicinity of the wall face in the rear to the jet outlet because of the Coanda effect. The Reynolds stress consists of the main stress component predominant. The turbulence shows a maximum value in the vicinity of the tube wall. The cohesive powders are dispersed possibly by the main stress component in the Reynolds stress in the air flow, the repetition of compression and swelling, in addition to the shear force and collision acting on the particles as a result of velocity difference between the particles and the air flow. 5 refs., 8 figs.

  20. Study on the modification of woods by means of dielectric heating; Yuden kanetsu wo riyoshita mokuzai no kaishitsu ni kansuru kenkyu

    Matsuo, T. [Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc., Nagoya (Japan)


    Japanese cedars, which were planted in great quantities as a postwar recovery policy, are currently under the main felling period. Their material is soft, and it takes long time for their drying. Due to these weak points, it is hard to expand their utilization as industrial materials, and they can not increase their demand. Proper thinning can not be conducted, which results in waste forests. This became a serious problem for Japanese resource protection as well as for forest industry. Local explosive treatment process has been developed to modify the permeability of cedar woods by means of high-frequency dielectric heating, which was cooperated with Nagoya University as a part of effective utilization of electric power. For this process, cedar woods are pressurized and heated in a short time by high-pressure steam and high-frequency dielectric heating. Then, the pressure is instantaneously released. Closed cell wall pores are opened by utilizing the evaporating and expanding force of moisture content within woods. Thus, permeability of the central part of trunks can be improved same as that of the peripheral part. This process is effective to be applied to pretreatment of the agent injection treatment process, such as antiseptics. This process can be introduced in wood companies. 13 figs., 2 tabs.

  1. Research and development cooperation project on environmental measurement using laser radar (environmental network) in fiscal 1993; Kankyo keisokuyo laser radar no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku (kankyo network)



    For the purpose of contributing to the research cooperation project on the development of a laser radar for environmental measurement, the paper surveyed the present and future trend of the environment related information network in Indonesia. The survey was conducted in terms of a name of the network, the main administration body, the number of users, the utilization status, the use protocol, details of service, domestic mode installation sites and the main administration body, accounting system, types of the network used, reliability and stability of network, limitations on the use and details of the limitation, etc. The plan for expanding telecommunication equipment is being advanced in a very quick tempo. However, there are many problems in digitalization, and it is feared that the plan will be delayed. As to telecommunication quality and connection quality, the telecommunication completion rate, SCR, is very low, approximately 24% on average, which is equal to that around 1990 in Japan. The business service for users is all bureaucratic since they have a lot of applications for the installation piling up with no exception to the rule of developing countries. 23 figs., 10 tabs.

  2. Application of photovoltaic generating system to electric power in large ship; Taiyoko hatsuden system no ogata senpaku eno oyo ni kansuru kento

    Katagi, T.; Ogawa, S.; Nishikawa, E.; Hashimoto, T. [Kobe University of Mercantile Marine, Kobe (Japan); Ishida, K.


    This paper describes the design of electric power system in a ship with photovoltaic power generating system, to examine applicability of the photovoltaic power generating system to the inboard power source. It also discusses effectiveness of the system for sea environment. At first, the actual route of a car carrier, meteorological data, and quantity of power consumption were picked up from the deck logbook and engine logbook. Then, the installation area of photovoltaic arrays, the quantity of photovoltaic power generation derived from the quantity of solar radiation, and the capacities of batteries and inverters were calculated, to design the electric power system in the ship with photovoltaic power generation system. Moreover, the NOx and SOx emissions were compared between the present power system and the usual power system using diesel power generator, to discuss the effectiveness of the present system for sea environment. Consequently, it was found that the emission of NOx was reduced by about 33% and the emission of SOx was reduced by about 28% compared to the usual power system. The effectiveness for sea environment was confirmed. 9 refs., 5 figs., 4 tabs.

  3. Experimental investigation of pile-soil interaction under confining stress. Kosoku atsuryokuka no kui to jiban no sogo sayo ni kansuru jikkenteki kenkyu

    Takeuchi, M.; Asano, T.; Koga, A.; Mizuno, T. (Okumura Corp., Osaka (Japan))


    As a problem concerning the interaction between the pile and the ground under the constrained pressure, the deep zone of the large diameter pile receiving the horizontal load was investigated. The behavior of the ground around the large diameter pile receiving the horizontal load is thought to be varied depending on the depth. The deep zone which is thought to be governed by the secondary behavior on the horizontal plane due to the loading effect was investigated by a simulation experiment to obtain the ground deformation and the fracture pattern. The results were as follows: (1) Concerning the displacement by the load, a break point appeared on the load-displacement curve when the load is small (displacement is less than 1 % of the pile diameter). However, when the displacement proceeded furthermore, the curve was straightened and no peak load value appeared, (2) When the displacement exceeded 10 % of the pile diameter, the slide took place. The slide propagated in the direction of loading as the load was increased, (3) Inside the sliding plane, the compressive strain is dominant, while outside, little compression strain occurs, (4) The direction along which the sliding plane appears is almost identical to the direction along which no relative expansion and shrinkage take place. 21 figs., 2 tabs.

  4. Studies on reducing the thermal loads of solar-pumped solid state lasers; Taiyoko reiki laser no netsufuka teigen ni kansuru kenkyu

    Shimizu, K.; Yugami, H.; Naito, H.; Arashi, H. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan)


    It was intended to reduce the thermal loads of solar-pumped solid state lasers (highly densified solar light is irradiated directly onto a laser medium to cause excitation. No electric power is required for the excitation.). For this purpose, experiments were performed by using a selective permeation film. Solar light includes wavelengths not effective for excitation, which causes heat generation and thermal loads such as lens heating effect and thermal stress compounded refraction, degrading the laser beam quality. The Nd:YAG was used as a laser medium, and a multi-layered film (composed of SiO2 and TiO2) which cuts wavelength below 500 nm as a selective permeation film to cut light having wavelengths not required for excitation. A laser transmitting experiment revealed that the slope efficiency is improved by 27% as compared to not using the film. Beam fluctuation was improved to 45%. Using the selective permeation film has realized more efficient conversion of the solar light into a beam with better quality. The results for calculation of heat lens effect by using temperature distribution simulation showed good agreement with experimental values. Using the selective permeation film can suppress the maximum temperature of a laser rod to 68%, as well as the thermal stress. 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  5. Bayesian reliability analysis for non-periodic inspection with estimation of uncertain parameters; Bayesian shinraisei kaiseki wo tekiyoshita hiteiki kozo kensa ni kansuru kenkyu

    Itagaki, H. [Yokohama National University, Yokohama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Asada, H.; Ito, S. [National Aerospace Laboratory, Tokyo (Japan); Shinozuka, M.


    Risk assessed structural positions in a pressurized fuselage of a transport-type aircraft applied with damage tolerance design are taken up as the subject of discussion. A small number of data obtained from inspections on the positions was used to discuss the Bayesian reliability analysis that can estimate also a proper non-periodic inspection schedule, while estimating proper values for uncertain factors. As a result, time period of generating fatigue cracks was determined according to procedure of detailed visual inspections. The analysis method was found capable of estimating values that are thought reasonable and the proper inspection schedule using these values, in spite of placing the fatigue crack progress expression in a very simple form and estimating both factors as the uncertain factors. Thus, the present analysis method was verified of its effectiveness. This study has discussed at the same time the structural positions, modeling of fatigue cracks generated and develop in the positions, conditions for destruction, damage factors, and capability of the inspection from different viewpoints. This reliability analysis method is thought effective also on such other structures as offshore structures. 18 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  6. Basic studies on computer aided concurrent engineering for hull structure design and piping design; Kakugi ittai wo koryoshita doji heikotekina sekkei no shien ni kansuru kisoteki kenkyu

    Aoyama, K.; Sawada, K. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)


    Considering integrated hull and piping design in shipbuilding industry as a good example for concurrent engineering (CE), discussions were given on a computer aided method to perform integrated hull and piping design smoothly. When CE aiding by means of a computer is considered, it is important to discuss a method for information management not only for `utilization of product models`, but also for `maintaining consistency between items of product information` and `concurrent utilization and production of product information` in concurrent designs. For the CE aided information management, utilization and production of the product information is effective if restrictive relationship between items of product information, and design functions are made clear. Definitions were given on the restrictive relationship between items of product information and `restrictive relationship information` that has `decision/provisional decision`, `date and time`, `designer` and `design functions`. Furthermore, `comprehensive relationship between items of product information` that can be produced from the restrictive relationship information was defined as a `restrictive network`. Utilizing the restrictive relationship between items of product information for CE aiding is effective. 9 refs., 14 figs.

  7. Studies on surface structures and mechanism of photocatalytic action of semiconductor oxides; Handotai hikari shokubai no hyomen kozo seigyo to sayo kiko kaimei ni kansuru kenkyu

    Takeuchi, H.; Sona, S.; Koike, H.; Hori, H.; Negishi, N.; Kohara, H.; Ibusuki, A. [National Institute for Resources and Environment, Tsukuba (Japan); Vakhtin, A.; Borovkov, V. [New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Tokyo, (Japan)


    Studies are made to define the working mechanism of semiconductor photocatalysts such as TiO2 and to establish designing guidelines for improving on their activity and functions. TiO2 in the air actively produces oxygen seeds for the oxidation and removal of NOx, etc. It is desired that a catalyst have a specific surface area large enough to retain the product of its action. To meet the need, a thin-film photocatalyst which is an aggregate of TiO2 crystals is produced by burning a film of a sol/gel system of reaction doped with macromolecules. This product has a larger specific surface area and is higher in pollutant-removing performance, and may be put into practical use. In another experiment, metal-carrying particles TiO2 suspended in water are employed for the reduction of CO2. Though the main product of catalysts carrying Pt or Pd is methane, a photocatalyst carrying RuO2 produces acetic acid mainly and loses less activity with the passage of time. A hybrid photocatalyst is composed of an organic pigment and inorganic semiconductor, synthesized through a covalent bond between a sililated-surface thin TiO2 film and porphyrin. It is confirmed that the newly developed process brings about an increase in electron migration efficiency. 3 figs.

  8. Study on property-gradient polymer electrolyte for rechargeable lithium batteries; Lithium niji denchi no tame no keisha tokusei kobunshi denkaishitsu no sosei ni kansuru kenkyu

    Kokumi, Z.; Kanemura, S.; Inaba, M.; Takehara, Z.; Yao, K.; Uchimoto, Y. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan)


    This paper describes the fundamental experiments for creating property-gradient polymer electrolyte for rechargeable lithium batteries. The rechargeable lithium battery is composed of an anodic composite agent section with high ion conductivity, a separator equivalent section with high mechanical strength (high bridging degree), and a section surpressing the precipitation of metal lithium by contacting with it. The continuous property-gradient polymer electrolyte was tried to be synthesized by means of the plasma polymerization method. As a result, plasma polymerization electrolyte with high ion conductivity could be prepared from the liquid phase by using a monomer with low vapor pressure. Porous material simulating the anodic composite agent was impregnated by the monomer, which was plasma-polymerized. As a result, it was found that the bridging degree decreased from the surface towards the inside of the plasma-polymerized porous material. In addition, polymer was prepared using fluorine-base monomer. Thus, LiF thin film could be prepared through the reaction between the polymer and metal lithium. 3 figs.

  9. Research cooperation project on conservation and sustainable use of tropical bioresources; Seibutsu tayosei hozen to jizokuteki riyonado ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku



    Research cooperation has been conducted on the conservation of biological species inhabiting in the tropical rainforest in developing countries in tropic zone and the sustainable use of genetic resources using biotechnologies. For the research cooperation with Thailand in FY 1996, research of the food acquisition strategy of the Primates has been conducted. A total of 19 species of animals and plants, i.e., 7 species of arbors, 7 species of herbs, and 5 species of insects, were newly confirmed for pig-tailed monkey. In Indonesia, a feasibility study was conducted on the information center of Indonesian tropical bioresources. For the research of culture collection of bacteria, 113 strains of acetic acid bacteria and 85 strains of lactic acid bacteria were separated from Indonesian specimens, and they were identified. An agreement was concluded with Malaysia, and discussions were conducted for the concrete implementation plan. For the project, construction of a database was investigated for bioresources including bacteria and higher animals useful for industries. Maintenance of gene bank was also investigated. 391 refs., 61 figs., 93 tabs.

  10. Study on the effect of micro-gravity on bio-functions; Seitai kino eno bisho juryoku no eikyo ni kansuru kenkyu



    The effect of micro-gravity on bio-functions and vital reaction was studied using the facility of Underground Gravity-free Experiment Center Co. On the effect on osteoblast shape and gene expression, although fluorochrome reacting with Ca was well taken into cells, no significant difference in Ca content in cells was observed before/after falling. Expression of genes related to cell propagation was controlled under micro-gravity. Protoplast fusion of Lentinus was unaffected by micro-gravity. The mRNA fragments of gravity sensitive mutant of rice plant were affected by micro-gravity. Paramecium was set swimming in solutions with different specific gravities. The reaction behavior of Paramecium was affected by the difference in specific gravity between cell bodies and solutions. The water content metabolism functions of a mouse with needle stimulus, in particular excretory, were slightly promoted by micro- gravity. The cortisol level in blood of a falling mouse group rose showing strong stress. As the preliminary study on the geotaxis of insects, motion of bagworm was observed. 12 refs., 38 figs., 4 tabs.

  11. Survey of pollution-resistant plants and their cultivating techniques; Osen busshitsu taisei shokubutsu to sono shokusai gijutsu ni kansuru chosa



    The reduction of forests due to environmental pollution has been surveyed, to investigate the pollution-resistant plants and solid microorganisms. In Japan, the blight of needle-leaf trees (pine and momi fir) and of Japanese oak has occurred, and blight of some other trees, such as wild cherry trees, Japanese apricot trees, birch, Japanese cedar, cypress and bamboo, has been reported from various regions. In this article, plants reported to be resistant to pollutants are listed, and the physiological features of these plants are described. Furthermore, to develop pollution-resistant plants, reports relating to clarification of the mechanism of resistance development and the genes involved are reviewed. Microorganisms which symbioses for roots support these root functions. They also suppress the activity of pathogenic microorganisms and improve the environment around the roots, thus helping plants to grow normally. The roles played by symbiotic microorganisms and how to utilize these organisms are discussed. Their functions in coping with acid rain and heavy metal pollution, and how to utilize such functions are also discussed. 707 refs., 13 figs., 13 tabs.

  12. Research report of fiscal 1997. Basic research on the commercialization of innovative energy technologies; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho. Kakushinteki energy gijutsu no jitsuyoka ni kansuru kiso chosa



    This paper summarizes the research result in fiscal 1997 from the basic research results on the commercialization of innovative energy technologies. The target of a photovoltaic power generation market includes isolated power sources (several kWp) for distant places or developing countries, and those (several tens kWp) for personal residences or public facilities. Although the former is mainly promoted in the West, while the latter over the world, their profitability is unsolved. Power plants over several hundreds kWp are in demonstration test. Solar heat power generation of several tens to hundreds MWp is most profitable, however, small-scale one is poor in feasibility. Australia takes an interest in distributed photovoltaic power generation directly connected with actual lives of residents, and has a dominant opinion that desert is useless as large-scale site. This country lays emphasis on protection and maintenance rather than positive use of desert based on a basic cognition that desert is easily changed and broken. The Australian government announced power company`s obligation to use renewable energy by 2%, and a strong organization is scheduled to be newly established. 59 figs., 57 tabs.

  13. Independent activity plan for reducing the emission of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) in the electric industry; Denki jigyo ni okeru rokufukka io (SF6) haishutsu yokusei ni kansuru jishu kodo keikaku ni tsuite



    This paper describes the reduction of SF6 emission in the electric industry. The weight and size of equipment can be reduced by SF6, which is widely used for electric equipment such as gas circuit breakers and gas insulation switches due to its safety. The gas circuit breaker occupies over 70% of circuit breakers above 66 kV-class ones. The gas insulation switches are employed for all of 275 kV-class substations at 13 locations in central Tokyo. The site area for constructing substations can be drastically reduced, and underground substations can be constructed in urban areas. On the other hand, it has been recently pointed out that SF6 gas is one of the greenhouse gases, and SF6 was added as an emission reduction gas by COP3. Since an effective alternative insulation gas of SF6 has not been found out, the suppression of its emission in the air is planned as an activity for reducing the SF6 emission. For the protection of leakage during inspection of equipment, the present emission amount 40% is to be reduced down to 3%. For the recovery from the abandoned equipment, the emission amount is to be reduced up to 1%. Systems for reusing and managing SF6 are to be independently enhanced. 1 fig.

  14. Study on the optimal control of the ground thermal storage system in the greenhouse. Part 4; Onshitsu ni okeru taiyo energy dochu chikunetsu system ni okeru saiteki seigyo ni kansuru kenkyu

    Zheng, M. [Sanko Air Conditioning Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan); Nakahara, N. [Kanagawa University, Yokohama (Japan)


    Three types of weight in both energy saving and optimum room temperature environment were changed to obtain the optimal control solution of the ground thermal storage system in a greenhouse. The relation diagram between the optimal solution of a performance function, and the state constraints and control function constraints was created in consideration of the energy term in a control function value area and the room temperature environment. As a result, the whole image of the performance function could be grasped in consideration of the energy term with inequality constraints and the room temperature environmental term in this study. The rate of a weighting factor in the performance function significantly influences the optimal solution. The influence on the optimal solution also changes when the optimal room temperature schedule differs. The influence that three types of rising algorithm exert on the convergence and converging speed was investigated. Superiority or inferiority occurs according to the space properties of a performance function. A zigzag method is most disadvantageous. The constraints can be converged to the optimal solution using an SUMT outer point method irrespective of the initial value. 6 refs., 6 figs., 4 tabs.

  15. Investigation studies on renewable energy resources in Asia. Wind and solar energies in Vietnam, Malaysia; Asia ni okeru saiseigata shizen energy kaihatsu shuho to fusonryo ni kansuru chosa kenkyu. Vietnam oyobi Malaysia ni tsuite

    Shimizu, Y.; Takada, M.; Ono, H. [Mie University, Mie (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Loc, N.; Khan, N. [Hanoi Institute of Technology (Viet Nam); Bardaie, M.; Ismail, W.; Yahya, A. [University of Pertanian (Malaysia)


    Wind and solar energy in Vietnam and wind energy in Malaysia were calculated for their amounts available in respective areas based on meteorological data. Annual average wind velocity 30 m above the ground in Vietnam is 4 to 5 m/s in many points of coastal areas, and a little lower in the inland. On the other hand, wind velocity may exceed 9 m/s in sea areas (on islands). According to the result of a trial calculation using data derived from all the observation points, 10-kW generators and 20-kW generators, if installed, may have their operation factors exceed 20% in many points. Even compared with Cape Tappi, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, where the operation factor is 18.7%, these points in Vietnam are suitable for wind power generation. Average wind velocity 30 m above the ground in Malaysia is only about 4 m/s even at high altitude. However, wind with velocity from 7 to 9 m/s may appear depending on districts. If 10-kW and 20-kW generators are installed, the operation factors in Mersing and Langkawi would exceed 30% and 20%, respectively, where wind has sufficient value of utilization. The operation factor may be low in areas other than the above districts. However, since the observation data were those taken in urban areas, collection of further detailed data is necessary. 4 refs., 7 figs., 3 tabs.

  16. Report on research achievement in relation with developing fundamental combustion control technologies in fiscal 1998. Research and development of high-performance industrial furnaces; 1998 nendo nensho seigyo kiban gijutsu no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu seika hokokusho. Koseino kogyoro nado ni kansuru kenkyu kaihatsu



    Development is intended to be made on fundamental combustion control technologies applicable to high-performance industrial furnaces that can reduce energy consumption and respond to environment preservation requirements. With an intention to achieve reduction in combustion exhaust gases such as carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides, fundamental studies will be made on factors to decide flame shapes as represented by high-temperature combustion and flame shape control by utilizing microgravity environment, and researches will be made on combustion systems. Devices required for the experiments were fabricated to evaluate critical combustion characteristics of flames in furnaces including industrial furnaces, analyze and evaluate flame control parameters, and study low-pollution combustion technologies. Experimental methods acquired by 1997 were used for the experiments under the microgravity environment. Evaluation experiments were performed on flame shape control technologies and flame radiation characteristics, and basic experiments on the low-pollution combustion technologies. With these experiments, elucidation of the combustion mechanisms was launched by analyzing and evaluating the acquired data. A flame experimenting device for high-temperature preheated air completed by fiscal 1997 was used to acquire such combustion characteristics data as NOx discharge characteristics when the high-temperature preheated air is used. Based on the result thereof, verification was carried out on simulation models. (NEDO)

  17. Report for fiscal 1997 on simple operation type CAD/CAM system development through international cooperation. Joint research cooperation; 1997 nendo 'kan'i sosagata denshi sekkei seisan shien system no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku' ni kansuru hokokusho. Kyodo kenkyu kyoryoku



    This report describes Japan's joint researches with China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand under the above-named project (MATIC) which were carried out in fiscal 1997. Scientists are invited to Japan from the above-named countries, to whom Japan's status of researches is explained and with whom discussion is conducted about progress in general and system development in those countries, and about verification tests. Japanese scientists visit research institutes of those countries so as to appraise the progress of researches and technological levels and to install computers for verification tests. Scientists visiting this country upon Japan's invitation and workshop held in Japan are enumerated below. Accepted by Working Group I (automobile and parts) are scientists from Indonesia and China and workshops from two countries; accepted by Working Group II (electrical home appliance) are scientists from Malaysia and workshops from five countries and then from four countries; and accepted by Working Group III (fiber and apparel) are scientists from China. Visits are made by the Working Groups to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and China. (NEDO)

  18. Report for fiscal 1995 on simple operation type CAD/CAM system development through international cooperation. Committee activity record; 1995 nendo 'kan'i sosagata denshi sekkei seisan shien system no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku' ni kansuru hokokusho. Iinkai katsudo kiroku



    This paper reports the committee activities in fiscal 1995 on research cooperation for developing an electronics design and production aid system of simple operation type (MATIC). This fiscal year has decided the directionality of MATIC promotion by activities carried out by the different committees. These activities relate to research and development themes, the basic policies of the research and development along with the themes, research and development themes linked with overseas countries, and promotion methods. The working group (WG)I has discussed and deliberated specific research and development items to promote research and development of automobiles and components thereof as the promotion theme, promotion of the research and development, and technical problems. The committee consists of researchers at the related corporations participated in MATIC. The WGII has taken up household appliances and parts thereof, and the WGIII textiles and apparels as the research and development themes, and given specific discussions for promoting the research and development. The paper also reports the activities taken by different committees for promotion of the production-based futuristic type integrated information system, and promotion of the MATIC technologies, operation and cooperation. (NEDO)

  19. Report for fiscal 1995 on simple operation type CAD/CAM system development through international cooperation. Cooperation for joint researches; 1995 nendo 'kan'i sosagata denshi sekkei seisan shien system no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku' ni kansuru hokokusho. Kyodo kenkyu kyoryoku



    Reported herein are the joint research results of the project (manufacturing technology supported by advanced and integrated information system through international cooperation (MATIC)), implemented in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand by Center of International Cooperation for Computerization, commissioned by NEDO. Japan invited researchers from each country to explain the research themes, and discussed construction of the systems in each country. Japanese experts visited the research institutes and cooperative works in these countries, to discuss the research cooperation themes, and survey the conditions and technical levels of these research institutes, and information infrastructures. The oversea researchers were invited to Japan for the MATIC international seminar, discussions for research cooperation themes, and MATIC cooperation promotion committee. Textile and apparel researchers were also invited from China. Japanese experts visited China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand for the on-the-spot surveys for each working group. (NEDO)

  20. Report for fiscal 1997 on simple operation type CAD/CAM system development through international cooperation. Research achievements; 1997 nendo 'kan'i sosagata denshi sekkei seisan shien system no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku' ni kansuru hokokusho. Kenkyu seika



    This paper reports the achievements in fiscal 1995 in the research and development project for an electronics design and production aid system of simple operation type (MATIC). The project is intended to support works of Asian countries on the information society, and enhance levels of the manufacturing industries and supportive industries by utilizing the information technologies. The working group (WG)I, related to automobiles and components thereof, improved functions of the primary system and continued demonstration tests. The group launched for the secondary system a system development that makes timely information transmission and receipt possible among research and development enterprises, local assembly enterprises and facility and parts suppliers. The WGII (household appliances and their parts) designed and developed an electronic catalog system based on pre-prototypes developed independently by different countries, and performed demonstration tests. The WGIII (textiles and apparels) carried out with China demonstration tests on the international EDI system, translation system and CAD/CAM system. It also developed a sewing technology standards system. It installed equipment and devices in Indonesia for preparation of the demonstration tests. (NEDO)

  1. Report for fiscal 1997 on simple operation type CAD/CAM system development through international cooperation. Committee activity record; 1997 nendo 'kan'i sosagata denshi sekkei seisan shien system no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku' ni kansuru hokokusho. Iinkai katsudo kiroku



    This paper reports the research and development project for an electronics design and production aid system of simple operation type. The project (MATIC) has been executed to support works of Asian countries on the information society, and enhance levels of the manufacturing industries and supportive industries by utilizing the information technologies. Fiscal 1997 has entered full-fledged demonstration experiments, and decided the project directionality as a result of different committee activities as to policies, contents and promotion methods for research, development and demonstration experiments. The working group (WG) 1, composed of members having professional knowledge on automobiles and components thereof, has deliberated specific research and development items, promotion of the research and development, technical problems, promotion of joint researches with overseas countries. The WG II, composed of members having professional knowledge on household electric appliances and their parts, discussed promotion of research and development of household electric appliances and their parts. The WG III, composed of textile and apparel expertise members, made attempts in promoting the research and development of household electrid appliances and their parts. This paper describes other committee activities including promotion of operation and cooperation on production-based futuristic type integrated information system and MATIC technologies. (NEDO)

  2. Report for fiscal 1998 on Simple Operation Type CAD/CAM System Development through International Cooperation. Report on the achievements of counterparts overseas; 1998 nendo 'kan'i sosagata denshi sekkei seian shien system no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku' ni kansuru hokokusho. Kaigai counter part seika hokokusho



    Concerning the subject matter, achievements of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand are reported. In China, a technical data transfer process is under development, designed to serve between CAD (computer-aided design)/CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) packages of different file formats. In Indonesia, WG1 activities are being conducted with the assistance of Toyota Motor Corporation, and WG3 activities with the assistance of Wacoal Corporation, Japan. In Malaysia, designing, development, and tests are under way for prototype systems of an electronic catalog, direct link to CAD/CAM, transfer and sharing of electronic manufacturing data, etc., all to be completed by March 1999. In Singapore, an electronic parts library is compiled, and a verification test is conducted involving response time, download time, etc. In Thailand, development is under way of an engineering browser, automobile industry-oriented WEB-based information center, etc. (NEDO)

  3. Report for fiscal 1995 on simple operation type CAD/CAM system development through international cooperation. Research results; 1995 nendo 'kan'i sosagata denshi sekkei seisan shien system no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku' ni kansuru hokokusho. Kenkyu seika



    This 5-year project beginning in FY 1994 is aimed at joint researches with various Asian countries for development of simply operable electronic designs and manufacturing support systems, which supports development of supporting industries (SI) for manufacturing industries in these countries. The project is being implemented in a total of 5 countries, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, in cooperation with the research institutes with which NEDO has concluded the basic contracts. The following three working groups are established to study construction of the model systems and design these systems for promotion of the joint project in each country; (1) automobiles and their parts, (2) home electric/electronic appliances, and their parts, and (3) textiles and apparels. The FY 1995 project results are described. The working group (1) covers definitions of the business models and conditions for systematizing these models for the demonstration tests. The working group (2) covers development of the electronic catalogues, electronic yellow pages/preproto types, and concurrent engineering. The working group (3) covers the SGML sewing technique specification systems, surveys and utilization tests for network infrastructures, international EDI systems for the textile industry, and translation systems for technical terms of the textile industry. (NEDO)

  4. Report on simple operation type CAD/CAM system development through international cooperation. Current statuses of Asian countries; 'Kan'i sosagata denshi sekkei seisan shien system no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku' ni kansuru hokokusho. Asia shokoku no jokyo



    Information systems, mainly aided by computers, are becoming increasingly important, contributing to development of wide areas of societies and economics, to begin with. However, few developing countries have established sufficient information systems, in spite of their strong desires to do so, which will further widen the gap between them and advanced countries, where these systems are acceleratedly advancing. Given these situations, Center of International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC) has been implementing various projects for providing assistance to and cooperation with oversea countries which are trying to develop information systems. This report summarizes the project, which CICC has been commissioned by NEDO as part of the cooperation programs, for manufacturing technology supported by advanced and integrated information system through international cooperation. It outlines the research cooperation memoranda NEDO has concluded with Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, and the authorities of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. (NEDO)

  5. Study of solute incorporation into ice-layer on freeze concentration with ice-lining; Ice lining toketsu noshukuho ni okeru hyosho sochu eno yoshitsu torikomi ni kansuru kenkyu

    Yamazaki, Y.; Shinozaki, K. [Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan); Hirata, Y. [Osaka University, Osaka (Japan)


    The mechanism of solute incorporation into an ice-layer in freeze concentration with ice-lining was studied by changing the impeller speed N and the difference between the brine temperature and the freezing point of the feed solution {Delta}T in 10 kg/m{sup 3} CCNa solution. The effect of N on the apparent partition coefficient of the solute K, is more serious than that of {Delta}T. The growth rate of the ice layer is 10{sup -7} - 10{sup -6}m/s under the condition of {Delta}T=2.8 - 7.9degC and N = 20-400 min{sup -1}. The growth rate had a little effect on solute incorporation into the ice-layer. K values depended on the surface condition of the ice layer, which is effected by the mixing speed of the impeller. The ice layer formed at low mixing speed has a complex rough shape, and has much solute because of adhesion to a large surface area. Therefore, it is recommended that freeze concentration is performed by making an ice layer with smooth surface at high mixing speed. 9 refs., 6 figs.

  6. Research on energy conservation in petrochemical and steelmaking industries in a developing country (India); Hatten tojokoku (Indo) ni okeru sekiyu kagaku kogyo tekkogyo no energy shohi koritsuka ni kansuru chosa



    Current state of energy conservation in petrochemical and steelmaking industries in India was surveyed to estimate energy consumption and demand, and discuss possible international cooperation. Recently India has grown rapidly, and its growth rate of energy consumption is higher than a rise in GDP. In order to examine the current state of energy conservation in India, major energy consumption levels in India was surveyed together with production outputs of steelmaking, oil refining and petrochemical industries. Energy consumption and the potential of current energy-saving programs were also surveyed in modern factories. As a result, for energy conservation in petrochemical and steelmaking industries in India, the following were pointed out: improvement of operation conditions in current facilities, improvement of management systems in current facilities such as introduction of computers, and modification of production processes. Improvement of energy efficiency by introducing advanced technologies from developed countries such as Japan was essential. 37 figs., 45 tabs.

  7. Studies of initial stage in coal liquefaction. 4. Radical formation and structural change with thermal decomposition of coal; Ekika hanno no shoki katei ni kansuru kenkyu. 4. Netsubunkai ni tomonau radical seisei kyodo to kozo henka

    Kanaji, M.; Kaneko, T.; Shimasaki, K. [Nippon Brown Coal Liquefaction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Kumagai, H.; Chiba, T. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan). Center for Advanced Research of Energy Technology


    In relation to coal liquefaction reaction, the effect of the coexistence of transferable hydrogen (TH) from process solvent on reduction of radical concentration and the effect of pre-heat treatment on average structure of coals were studied. In experiment, change in radical concentration with temperature rise was measured using the system composed of Yallourn coal and process solvent. The results are as follows. Process solvent with a wide boiling point range of 180-420{degree}C is effective in suppressing an increase in radical concentration even at higher temperature. The effect of hydrogen-donating solvent increases with TH. It was also suggested that high-boiling point constituents in solvent stabilize radicals even over 400{degree}C by vapor phase hydrogenation. The experimental results of pre-heat treatment are as follows. Although the conversion improvement effect of TH is equivalent to that of the model solvent, TH tends to produce soluble products with smaller ring numbers. It was thus suggested that pre-heat treatment in process solvent is effective to inhibit retrogressive reactions. 6 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  8. Study on heat collector of the solar system utilizing outdoor air. Experimental results in cases of cold and warm regions; Gaiki donyushiki solar system no shunetsubu ni kansuru kenkyu. Kanreichi to ondanchi ni okeru shunetsu jikken to kosatsu

    Komano, S.; Ebara, Y. [OM Solar Association, Shizuoka (Japan); Wada, H. [Wada Building Constructors Co. Ltd., Hokkaido (Japan)


    An experiment on heat collection was made in the heat collector of a solar system utilizing outdoor air in cold and warm regions. In this system, outdoor air is heated by the air circulation layer on the roof exposed to solar radiation. The heated air is supplied to the object space for heating and ventilation. In the experiment in a cold region, the heat collection characteristics can be adjusted by putting a baffle plate in the air duct according to the experiment of a glass heat collector. The heat collecting air layer on only the iron roof may leak or freeze in the region subject to coldness or heavy snowfall. Therefore, preheat forms the space of a garret, and the preheat temperature comparatively becomes low. The data in which the heat collection characteristics can be adjusted using only a glass heat collector is required corresponding to the regional situation. In the experiment in a warm region, an experiment was made inclusive of the preheat for which outdoor air is absorbed at the eaves. As a result, the heat collection characteristics of preheat were improved. Moreover, a heat collection temperature of about 60{degree}C was obtained on the heat collection surface including the preheat. 1 ref., 12 figs., 3 tabs.

  9. Effect of heat generation from bone cement on bone tissue in total knee arthroplasty; Jinko kansetsu okikaeji no one cement no hatsunetsu ga seitai soshiki ni oyobosu eikyo ni kansuru kenkyu

    Matsuda, M.; Uchida, T. [Kobe University, Kobe (Japan); Iwatsubo, T. [Kobe University, Kobe (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Kurosawa, M.; Hashimoto, Y. [Kobe University, Kobe (Japan). Faculty of Medicine; Fukushima, H.


    Bone cement is often applied to fix the components in a surgical operation, such as TKA (total knee arthroplasty). In this paper, we consider the effect of heat generation from bone cement on bone tissue in TKA by using numerical simulation. First, we applied an axisymmetric model of tibia to finite element method and analyzed heat generation of bone cement. To confirm the results of analysis by experiment, we measured the temperature determined by 6 points i.e., 2 points each in component-cement interface, cement and bone-cement interface. As a result, the temperature determined by analysis agrees with that determined by experiment. Next, we proposed the evaluation formula of the bone necrosis. We constructed a bone necrosis map from the simulation. From the map, we found that the bone necrosis region was about 2 mm from the bone-cement interface. In addition, the bone necrosis is severe at the base of the tibial component. 7 refs., 15 figs., 3 tabs.

  10. Risk communication about chemical substance. Case studies in communication under guidelines established by local autonomies and trend of information sources; Kagaku busshitsu ni kansuru risuku komyunikeshon. Jichitai seitei no shishin ni motozuku komyunikeshon jirei to johogen no doko

    Yoshimi, H. [Kanagawa Environmental Research Center, Kanagawa (Japan)


    Actions and measures is left to local autonomies, to chemical substances that are in commercial markets and are out of national regulations for their emission and disposal, even though they have public concerns for environmental effects. Thus, a trend to establish guidelines to prevent pollution by those chemicals has been spreading among autonomies facing actions and measures to them. Present status and problems are explained, of the guideline establishment and communication between autonomies and citizens or business owners to promote their self-management according to guidelines. Further, recent trends are introduced, of information sources on chemical substances that serve as a base of the communication. Guidelines of some prefectures ask business owners to collect information on substances that they deal with and needs environmental attention, by a format mimicking to MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet). On the other hands, other guidelines stipulate that prefectures should provide business owners with information in forms of data-book, off-line or on-line data-base to aid them to collect information. Some guidelines stipulate to settle agreements or to organize councils on environmental safety. 6 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

  11. Research on passive solar energy application in Bolivia. Part 2. Development of weather data for air conditioning load calculation; Bolivia ni okeru passive ho no riyo kanosei ni kansuru kenkyu. 2. Kukan fuka keisan`yo kiso data no sakusei

    Ishizuka, O.; Kaihara, K.; Zhang, Q. [Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan)


    To know the applicability of passive solar energy in Bolivia, weather data were prepared for the air conditioning load calculation. As a representative city in the plateau, foot and plain, El Alto, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz were selected, respectively. Based on the observation data in the airport`s weather stations, data were prepared on the atmospheric temperature, humidity, wind direction, wind velocity and cloudiness. Because there existed no data on the quantity of solar radiation, its daily integrated quantity was calculated by regression from the daily mean cloudiness recorded in the data which were collected in 1978 by the meteorological observatories belonging to both Ministry of Transport, and Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. More adaptable than the linear regression formula, the quadratic one gave correlation coefficients convergent in the region from 0.5 to 0.9 in most of the months. The daily integrated quantity of solar radiation was then divided by Collares model into its time-by-time quantities, which were further divided by Udagawa method into both their direct component and diffused component. Though the summer cloudiness is high in both El Alto and Cochabamba, the quantity of solar radiation is larger than that of the winter, which is judged attributable to the high solar angle of elevation. The wind is strong in El Alto. 5 refs., 7 figs., 3 tabs.

  12. Seismic tomography inversion in the case that sources and receivers are distributed out of a 2-D plane; Shingen jushinten ga nijigen heimennai ni nai baai no danseiha tomography kaiseki ni kansuru kosatsu

    Yokota, T.; Miyazaki, T. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan); Rokugawa, S.; Matsushima, J. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Ashida, Y. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    In the case where sources and receivers are not distributed on a 2-D plane, seismic tomography inversion was studied. In tomography experiments, the existing wells are generally used. In such case, sources and receivers are frequently not distributed on a 2-D plane. The 2.5-D analysis method including 2-D structure and 3-D ray-tracing was thus developed. This method is featured by less memory necessary for ray-tracing calculation, and the same algorithm for velocity determination as 2-D analysis method. In previous methods, since analysis is generally carried out by projecting sources and receivers on a certain assumed 2-D plane, it can derive correct results in the case of constant velocity and straight ray, however, in the other case, it derives incorrect results. Application of 3-D tomography requires a large amount of memory, and falls into poor convergence because of various parameters. The 2.5-D analysis method can avoid these demerits. This analysis method was applied to the data obtained in Ogiri area, Kagoshima prefecture. 5 refs., 3 figs., 2 tabs.

  13. Research report of fiscal 1997. Survey on creation of high-efficiency renewable resources, and bioconversion technology; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho. Kokoritsu saisei kano shigen no sosei narabi ni bioconversion gijutsu ni kansuru chosa



    Survey was made on material production technology using creation technology of high-efficiency renewable resources (photosynthesis reaction of plants). Industrially usable plant resources in overseas countries and Japan were arranged, and plant resources unused for food were also surveyed. The present state of genetic engineering necessary for metabolic engineering of higher plants such as fit and high-expression technology of genes, plant cell cultivation, and control technology of plant cell multiplication is described, and elementary technologies required for future gene-recombined plants are predicted. Survey was also made on the trend of creation technology of industrial plants for fat and oil, biodegradable polyester, amino acid, cellulose, fiber (cotton) and forest wood. A patent list on plant biotechnology was prepared, and study on bioconversion of plant resources was also surveyed. Overseas R & D trends on conversion and effective use technologies of renewable bio- resources are reported, and process design and its profitability were evaluated through a case study. 414 refs., 87 figs., 55 tabs.

  14. Study on active control methods. Part 3. ; Absolute vibration control system'' by modern control theory. Active seishin gijutsu ni kansuru kenkyu. 3. ; Gendai seigyo wo mochiita zettai seishin ni tsuite

    Kageyama, M.; Nohata, A.; Teramura, A.; Yasui, Y.; Okada, H. (Obayashi Corp., Tokyo (Japan))


    The absolute vibration control method by advanced optimal regulator theory was studied in order to reduce the acceleration response of a base-isolated building by active control at the base to hold the building in absolute space. The optimal regulator theory is originally a control method based on the feedback control theory. In the present study, however, application of the feedforward control theory, which is indispensable to the absolute vibration control, was also investigated. The performance by using this control method, in which large conventional actuators were applied to an actual base-isolated building, was analytically compared with that by the classic control method used from the past. As a result, it was found that this control method had a better effect compared with the classic control method. It is considered that absolute vibration control by a generally-used type of large-sized actuator is possible even at the time of a major earthquake. 5 refs., 19 figs.

  15. Investigation on the dynamic response and strength of very long floating structures by beam modeling on an elastic foundation; Dansei shishojo no hari model ni yoru chodai futai kozo no doteki tawami kyodo tokusei ni kansuru kosatsu

    Tsubogo, T.; Okada, H. [University of Osaka Prefecture, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    A very large floating structure was replaced with the beam on an elastic foundation to examine the response characteristics in waves. Another evidence was regularly and numerically given for the basic characteristics of a very large floating body Suzuki found. New information was also obtained. The frequency response is mainly classified into a wave number control area and proper frequency control area when buoyancy elasticity exists. When the buoyancy structure is long and flexible, the proper frequency becomes continuous and the frequency control area becomes a resonance area. In the wave number control area, the Suzuki`s characteristic wave number becomes a control parameter, and various characteristic values are indicated by characteristic wave numbers. The response in the wave number control area becomes quasi-static when the distribution mass of buoyancy is fully small. The design in which the distribution mass of buoyancy is fully large must be avoided. In the displacement amplitude, the mass on the free end is severest. The proper frequency of vertical vibration relatively moves to the high-frequency side when buoyancy is considered as an elastic foundation. Attention must be thus paid to the proper frequency of vibration on the horizontal surface. 9 refs., 12 figs., 3 tabs.

  16. Research and survey report of FY 1997 on the CO2 balance for high-temperature CO2 fixation and utilization technology; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho (nisanka tanso koon bunri gijutsu ni okeru CO2 balance ni kansuru chosa kenkyu)



    The purpose of this research is to clarify the application condition and effectiveness of high-temperature CO2 fixation and utilization technology. To evaluate the present process, it was compared with others, such as separation using a polymer membrane, physico-chemical absorption process, adsorption process, hydrogen contact reduction process, and biological fixation. The development trends of absorption, membrane, adsorption, and cryogenic separation were investigated. The questionnaire was carried out about the separation technologies which are in the stage of performance test using actual gas, to arrange and compare the data and information. The current trends of chemical and biological CO2 fixation and utilization technology were also investigated for arranging the subjects. High-temperature CO2 disposal by the carbonation in concrete waste has been studied, to clarify its application conditions and effectiveness. In order to compare the separation technologies, treatment processes of CO2 in the exhaust gas from boilers of LNG power generation and coal fired power generation were simulated. These processes were simulated by ASPEN PLUS for the modeling. Trends of application of ASPEN PLUS and collection of information were surveyed by participating in the ASPEN WORLD. 103 refs., 51 figs., 55 tabs.

  17. Study of a fuel injection quantity sensor in diesel engine. Part 3. Experimental evaluation of the improved type micro turbine sensor; Diesel kikan ni okeru nenryo funsharyo sensor no kenkyu. 3. Funsharyo keisoku no seido kojo ni kansuru jikken hyoka

    Maehara, H.; Iwasaki, T.; Kobayashi, T. [Zexel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    A Micro Turbine Sensor has been developed to measure fuel injection quantity and injection rate. Previous reports described results of experiments on the MTS which were carried out under steady and unsteady flow conditions. The MTS has been improved in shape of a holder tip and a detecting procedure for rotating speed of a turbine. As a result revolution speed of the turbine increased 18% over the conventional type holder under steady flow condition. Furthermore the measurement resolution of the MTS came up to about 2(mm{sup 3}/pulse) at 20(mm{sup 3}/stroke) under intermittent spray conditions using fuel injection pump. 11 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Study of the oil flow and the bearing temperature in engine. Part 3. Influence of the bearing designs; Engine ni okeru jikuuke yuryo oyobi jikuuke ondo ni kansuru ichikosatsu. 3. Jikuuke sekkei yoso no eikyo

    Watanabe, K.; Kawai, K.; Sasaki, S. [Taiho Kogyo Co. Ltd., Aichi (Japan)


    It is necessary to find the bearing design so that the bearing temperature drops most efficiently by making the proper oil flow. We measured the oil flow and the bearing temperature using the narrow width bearing the bearing with small oil relief , the bearing with shallow circumferential microgrooves (the microgrooved bearing), the narrow width bearing with microgrooves. And further, we measured the variation of the oil flow every 5-15deg crank angle and searched for the efficient oil flow. As the result the bearing temperature using the microgrooved bearing dropped most efficiently. 3 refs., 13 figs., 5 tabs.

  19. Evaluation of seismic capacity of wall columns in high-rise reinforced concrete frame structures. Kosohekishiki ramen tekkin concretezukuri tatemono ni okeru hekichu no taishin seino hyoka ni kansuru kenkyu

    Hiraishi, H.; Goto, T. (Building Research Inst., Tokyo (Japan)); Inai, E. (Hazama Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Technical Research Inst.); Imai, H. (Tsukuba Univ., Tsukuba (Japan)); Kano, Y. (Meiji Univ., Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)


    So-called 'high-rise reinforced concrete frame structures (HFM) research and development project' was carried forward from 1985 to 1988. Based on the result of tests for columns carried out by the 'wall column WG' which is one of the working groups (WG), overall study is carried out on seismic capacity of wall columns provided in HFW beam direction. The items in the study are rigidity, various types of crack strength, and deformation capacity which are important for learning the seismic capacity of wall columns in the beam direction. The initial rigidity of wall columns can be estimated by the existing calculating method. The bending crack strength, bending shear crack strength, and shear crack strength of wall columns can be estimated by the existing equations. The bending strength of wall columns can be effectively estimated by the bending strength calculating expressions for earthquake-resisting walls given in this report. A design chart for the ranks of deformation capacity of wall columns is proposed. 20 refs., 21 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. Adaptive remeshing scheme for the FE analysis of shape rolling processes; Keiko atsuen FEM kaiseki ni taisuru tekiogata jido yoso seisei shuho (keiko atsuen han`yo kaiseki system no jidoka koseidoka ni kansuru kenkyu). Ki

    Yanagimoto, J. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Institute of Industrial Science; Kubota, H. [Toshiba Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    This paper proposes an adaptive remeshing scheme for shape rolling. In generating elements adequately and automatically in the `C` cross section (longitudinal cross section) surface used for analyzing the shape rolling, considerations are required on geometrical characteristics of the bore shapes and geometrical characteristics of material cross sectional shapes. A large number of elements must be applied to portions with large bore curvature and portions where filling of bores with the material may occur. In addition, considering the plastic flow in the `C` cross section occurring in the pass can result in an analysis without accuracy deterioration upon minimizing the number of division of elements in the `C` cross section. This paper explains methods for determining the zone division on the outer surface and the number of nodes to be generated in each zone, and for arranging surface elements. Improving the analysis accuracy requires automatic generation of elements by estimating complex plastic flow deformation in the `C` cross section of a material to be processed, which may be sufficed by deformation estimation by means of an experimental expression or a simplified expression. A description is given particularly on application of the simplified deformation estimating expression for H-steels. Good solution was derived with use of fewer number of elements and shorter time. 4 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  1. Improvement of power system stability of an adjustable-speed pumped-storage generator/motor. Denryoku keito ni okeru kahensoku yosui hatsuden dendoki no keito anteido kojo ni kansuru kenkyu

    Michigami, T. (Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (Japan)); Koyanagi, K. (Toshiba Corp., Tokyo (Japan))


    Recently, adjustable-speed pumped-storage generator/motor (adjustable-speed machine) is applied to power system as AFC adjusting force. This adjustable-speed machine has no problem on its stability and AC excitation control is carried out by the cycloconverter with speedy response since its being different from the conventional fixed-speed synchronous machine that the rotor speed becomes to adjustable. In this paper, aiming at the improvement of power system stability by using said adjustable-speed machine, the basic consideration on the rotor speed and reactive power control by AC excitation of the adjustable-speed machine; theoretical examination on the analysis model for analysing the system stability; analysis simulation results using two machine-pair infinite system for obtaining the basic properties of the improvement of power system stability; verification results on the effectiveness of improvement of power system stability as well as analysis model by simulative power transmission test are described. Further, the analysis simulation results on the effectiveness of improvement of power system stability by the models with the scale of practical system are reported. 11 refs., 15 figs., 9 tabs.

  2. Considerations on FEM modeling in analyzing buckling and plastic collapse of a detection control; Boto panel no zakutsu sosei hokai kaiseki ni okeru FEM model ka ni kansuru kosatsu

    Yao, T.; Fujikubo, M.; Yanagihara, D.; Irisawa, M. [Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    Buckling and plastic collapse of upper decks and bottom outer plates of a hull results directly in longitudinal bending collapse of the hull. Therefore, discussions were given on analysis for pressure destruction strength of a detection control panel which assumes an upper deck and a bottom outer plate. Pressure destruction behavior of the panting panel is a complex phenomenon accompanying non-linearity and geometrical non-linearity of the materials. Its whole phenomenon may be analyzed by using the finite element method (FEM) as a principle, but the analysis is not efficient. Therefore, considerations were given in relation to modeling when using the FEM. The considerations were given on a panel attached with flat steel panting members with respect to the modeling scope which considers the buckling mode according to the aspect ratio of the panel partitioned by the deflection control members. If the local buckling mode of the panel is an even number wave mode in the longitudinal direction, a triple span model is required. A modeling scope for a case of being subjected to water pressure and in-plane compression was considered on a panel attached with angle-type steel members having non-symmetric cross section. In this case, a triple bay model is more preferable to reproduce the behavior under water pressure loading. 1 ref., 6 figs.

  3. Fiscal 1999 research result report. Research on improvement of boiling heat transfer characteristics by photocatalyst wall; 1999 nendo hikari shokubai hekimen ni yoru futto netsu dentatsu tokusei kaizen ni kansuru kenkyu chosa hokokusho



    Research was made on improvement of the wettability and boiling heat transfer characteristics of a photocatalyst wall. Measurement experiment of the wettability was made for anatase type titan oxide-coated Al, SUS and Pb plates, rutil type titan oxide-flame coated SUS plate, raw plate, and oxide-plasma coated titan plate. In the ground experiment, the contact angles of distilled water and oil on specimen surfaces were measured. In the microgravity experiment, falling droplet images were recorded by using the facility of Japan Microgravity Center (JAMIC). For obtaining the effect of radioactive emission, UV irradiation, {gamma} ray and neutron beam irradiation by nuclear reactor, and {gamma} ray irradiation by Co-60 were carried out. As the experiment result, the rutil type titan oxide-flame coated SUS plate, nonconductor-coated titan plate, and zircaloy plate showed large improvement of the wettability by {gamma} ray irradiation with Co-60. It was also confirmed that in particular, titan shows the large effect of radioactive emission, and the wettability deteriorates rapidly after {gamma} ray irradiation. (NEDO)

  4. Research report of FY 1997 on the influence of insulation materials on global warming; 1997 nendo jigyo hokokusho (chikyu ondanka ni taisuru dannetsuzai no oyobosu eikyo ni kansuru chosa)



    This report describes the influence of insulation materials on global warming. In this study, extrusion polystyrene foam and rigid foam urethane have been selected for review. These were reviewed with both discharge of foaming agent and CO2 reduction produced by energy conservation as a result of the application of insulation material to houses by assuming what conditions would be applied for future foaming agent and thermal insulation. Discharge of CO2 was also considered through manufacturing process of insulation materials. The result was used for judgment of applicability of foamed plastic type insulation materials from the global warming viewpoint. In this study, the influence of insulation materials on the global warming was calculated in each district through their life cycle. It was found that the extruded polystyrene foam second-b and rigid foam urethane are effective to reduce the global warming in Sapporo, Morioka and Sendai in case of a detached house, except a detached house located in the southern district where requires less heat load. In case of a multiple dwelling house, any insulation material reviewed in the study showed that they could reduce CO2 in all districts. 10 refs., 52 figs., 64 tabs.

  5. Model experiment on change of seismic properties of a fracture caused by injecting/draining water; Chusui/haisui ni yoru kison kiretsu no dansei denpa tokusei no henka ni kansuru model jikken

    Watanabe, T.; Koizumi, T.; Sassa, K. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    Effect of water injection/draining on elastic waves penetrating through cracks is examined by measuring elastic waves before, during, and after the injection/draining of water into/from cracks in presence in granite. Two blocks of rock, with their crack-containing surfaces in contact with each other, are placed in a vessel, and water injection/draining is done through a hole on a vessel bottom side so that water will penetrate into the cracks. When the blocks are dry, there is almost no contact between the cracks, and so no crack penetrating waves are observed. Crack penetrating waves are produced when water is injected, and the position of the receiver sensing the penetrating waves changes as the water level rises. When the water level is lowered from the high water level, the waveform changes again as the level changes. The change in waveform is not so remarkable, however, as that observed during water injection thanks to the water residual in the cracks. It is now inferred that crack investigation is more effective when it is carried out with water being injected into dry cracks. The difference produced between the dry state and wet state when water is injected into dry cracks is used to detect the presence of cracks in this experiment, and this may be applied also to the investigation of cracks in the shallow part of the ground. 4 refs., 11 figs.

  6. Research cooperation project in fiscal 1998. Summarized report on research cooperation for mine waste water treatment technology utilizing biomass; 1998 nendo kenkyu kyoryoku jigyo. Bio riyo ni yoru kohaisui shori gijutsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku



    A cooperative research project has been executed with the People's Republic of China on removing heavy metals from waste water in mines in China. For the site surveys, consultations with the concerned Chinese parties were repeated for the subjects of the project to carry out the project smoothly. The following subjects were put into implementation at Wushan Mine: technical guidance to local researchers, investigation on properties of the mine waste water, collection of information for building a pilot plant, the pilot plant installation, and guidance of the plant operation. Then, the conception design was performed on the mine waste water treatment facilities at Wushan Mine based on the data derived from the research operation of the pilot plant. Furthermore, in order to help the Chinese researchers, a handbook was prepared for investigation, test and facility design on waste water treatment facilities utilizing iron oxidizing bacteria. In addition, Chinese researchers were invited to Japan to perform site training. (NEDO)

  7. Fiscal 1996 survey of potential international cooperation for a long-term scenario on CO2 reduction; 1996 nendo CO2 sakugen ni kakawaru choki shinario ni kansuru kokusai kyoryoku kanosei chosa



    For the purpose of working out a CO2 reduction scenario and a CO2 policy introduction scenario, a survey was conducted of comparisons between ten and several models which are world-known and models of the New Earth 21, potential international cooperation to be carried out in the future, etc. The survey included organizations which are developing CO2 policy evaluation models, survey reports made in the past, details of literature for the analysis and arrangement. From the result, details of the questionnaire survey and organizations to be surveyed were decided on for the questionnaire survey. Objects for the survey were 7 countries and 22 organizations, and survey items were places for information exchange, sending/receiving of researchers, exchange of input data, comparative calculation based on the common database, joint research work, economy, the carbon tax, impact, renewable energy, how to handle and think of the carbon isolation, etc. As a result of the survey, proposed were a workshop on CO2 reduction, a comparative study of simulation models, etc. 25 refs., 50 figs., 12 tabs.

  8. FY1998 report on a survey related to joint utilization of welfare device development data using an international network; 1998 nendo kokusai network ni yoru fukushi kiki kaihatsu data no kyodo riyo ni kansuru chosa hokokusho



    A survey was made in relation with joint utilization of welfare device development data using an international network. Developing welfare devices requires data from ergonomic and medical systems, while the cope of the objects is wide, and the kinds are various. For proliferation of welfare devices, system compatibility evaluation including that on using environment is important, including living environments that are different by countries. The present survey has identified how data for aged, handicapped and help-needing persons are accumulated and utilized in research organizations in America and Europe for both of the ergonomic and medical areas. The survey also investigated major academic societies in overseas countries, and collected database and academic network information that support the advanced research and development. At the same time, investigations were also made on organizations and corporations who are moving forward the efficient data utilization. Welfare device and service information providing systems in Japan were investigated to compare them with the trends in other countries. Conceptions and methods were compiled to utilize data internationally and jointly. Database models for device development were considered, and a proposal was made on structuring a research and development supporting database, and the operation method thereof. (NEDO)

  9. Report on the investigational research on the influence and effect of the fiscal 1994 packaging regulations on the industrial activities; 1994 nendo hoso kisei ga sangyo katsudo ni ataeru koka ni kansuru chosa kenkyu hokokusho



    The paper studies a desirable way of developing recycling and simplification of the packaging materials and analyzes its effects on the industrial activities and the conditions for location of local industrial sites to make future proposals for the issue. The research and development of biodegradable plastics as new packaging materials have been advanced in general enterprises, some of which have already become products. This is a technology which attracts attention as one of the methods for solving the waste problem. The development of packaging technology which can cope with the packaging waste issue has been promoted. The methods are divided into shape changes to bags, cups, BIB (bag in box) and refill containers; material changes to paper, dechlorination and simple material; reuse of used paper, etc. Part of the methods is practically applied. The packaging method in Germany has an effect on the distribution in Japan. Recently the economic growth has been in the doldrums, and the waste problem has become conspicuous. In the movement for the global environmental preservation, another look is obliged to be taken at the packaging industry circle. 11 refs., 10 figs., 14 tabs.

  10. Fiscal 1993 investigational study of a model of international cooperation for an environmentally harmony type green technosystem; 1993 nendo Oshu ni okeru haikibutsu shori oyobi recycle no doko ni kansuru chosa kenkyu hokokusho



    For the natural environment preservation, effective utilization of resources, and maintenance of the ecosystem, an international cooperation model was proposed for the environmental harmony type green technosystem. A comprehensive evaluating analysis of a green forest resource, etc. as the global resource, and an intensive extraction of subjects and needs was made. The analysis was conducted of technical possibility and abstract business development effects toward the industrialization with high values added which is in harmony with the environment. As a case study, the Papua New Guinea area, Malaysia was selected and re-evaluated. For this typical tropical forest area, a new technical system was studied based on the natural environment, industry/economy, social/cultural assessment, etc., and a model for industrializing new international cooperation was proposed. For the model making for industrialization, various steps to be taken and conditions to be prepared were studied and arranged for the realization. Upon going ahead with the international technical cooperation, Japan, a large lumber consuming country, needs to always consider the fostering and effective use of lumber resource in particular. 27 refs., 28 figs., 30 tabs.

  11. Fiscal 1998 research report on the development trends of natural gas conversion technologies into liquefied fuel in Russia; 1998 nendo Roshia ni okeru tennen gas no ekitai nenryoka gijutsu no kaihatsu doko nado ni kansuru chosa kenkyu seika hokokusho



    Russia having natural gas resources largest in the world is actively promoting the basic research on liquefaction technology of natural gas such as Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthetic catalyst, and its research potential is extremely high. This 3-year research project surveys the R and D trends of catalyst technology for liquefaction of natural gas, and fabricates the prototype FT synthetic catalyst based on the idea of Russian researchers to evaluate its feasibility experimentally. This report summarizes the following to clarify the research background: (1) The technology system for liquefaction of natural gas, and its future R and D trend, (2) The R and D trends of liquefaction technology of natural gas in the world, (3) The R and D trends of liquefaction technology of natural gas in Russia, (4) The research system of catalyses in Russia, (5) The activities of Russian catalysis research institutes, (6) The fuel liquefaction technologies of Russian major research institutes, and (7) The proposals from Russian research institutes. (NEDO)

  12. On dynamic response analysis of base-isolated structures for the Northridge earthquake and the Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake; Chokka jishin ni taisuru nenshin kozo no oto kyodo ni kansuru kosatsu

    Takayama, M.; Morita, K. [Fukuoka University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    The January 17, 1995, Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake was occurred. This earthquake was the most damaging earthquake to have struck Japan since the great Kanto earthquake. In Los Angela area, the Northridge earthquake was occurred at January 17, 1994. In this earthquake, the large acceleration over 1G was observed. Two base-isolated buildings (computer center and research facility) in Kobe-city, and USC Hospice (base-isolated building) in Los Angeles survived these big earthquakes. In this paper, the observed response of these base-isolated buildings was introduced and the performance of base-isolated buildings was discussed. And the dynamic response analysis was carried out using the observed ground motions during the two big earthquakes. As the results, the acceleration response of base-isolated buildings which isolated period Tf is over 4 sec was below 0.1-0.2G, and the relative displacement of isolated story was under 30-50cm. 13 figs., 4 tabs.

  13. Experimental studies on bearing strength of concrete footings at exposed type of steel column bases. Tekkotsu kozo roshutsu keishiki chukyakubu ni okeru kiso concrete no shiatsu kyodo ni kansuru jikkenteki kenkyu

    Kutani, K.; Masuda, K. (University of Kyushu Sangyo, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)


    Concerning concrete footings at exposed type of steel column bases, centrally applied compressive load tests and lateral load tests under constant axial compressive forces were carried out. The results of these tests presented an empirical formula for bearing strength of concrete footings at exposed type of steel column bases taking account of the flexural strength and rigidity of base plates and the height of footings. The ultimate bending strength of footings could be obtained by using bearing strength of the empirical formula, assuming the distribution of the bearing stress as a second degree parabola, and regarding it as a plain concrete column whose cross section is the effective area of base plates. When the distribution of the bearing stress was assumed to be a rectangle, the experimental strength tended to be estimated to be at a little dangerous side by axial forces over {1/2} of the maximum compressive strength. Consequently, it was verified that correlation between ultimate bending moment of concrete footings and axial forces can be predicted by using the empirical formula of bearing strength unber centrally applied compressive load. 13 refs., 17 figs., 6 tabs.

  14. Study on construction of temporary dwellings and problems caused by living long time on Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake; Hanshin / Awaji daishinsai ni okeru okyu kasetsu jutaku no secchi to chokikan shiyo suru baai no kadai ni kansuru chosa

    Takahashi, K.; Nakamura, Y. [Nagasaki Univ. (Japan)] Shimizu, Y. [Kumagai Gumi Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Two years after the above-titled earthquake, an examination was performed on inhabitants in the temporary dwelling houses in Kobe, center of the calamity, and problems caused by a long stay there were clarified together with a grasp of the evolving problems by comparing the result of survey carried out immediately after the disaster. The number of such temporary dwelling houses amounted to 29,128 within Kobe City and 3,168 outside of the city. According to the room arrangement, they were either one f 4 types : 2-rooms with a kitchen, 1 room with a kitchen, dormitory and those specifically for aged persons. There were 59,449 applications at the first offer of 2,702 houses. The priority of their assignments and so on are explained. As for the housing structure, numerous complaints concerned with the room temperature, noise and so forth. As for the living environment, lack of nearby commodity shop, omission of transportation access, ill drainage of the housing sites were pointed out and the matters of demand to the local authorities included the installation of mail post and street lights. As for the health management, insomnia, stiff shoulder, lumbago and other bad physical conditions were revealed. The financial difficulty and the high house rent were obstacles to migrate to other places. The prolonged temporary lives worsened the apprehension of dwellers for the earthquake, typhoon, fire and alike. Some features for the calamity are described in comparison with the result of survey on those who were compelled to live under similar conditions by the eruption of Mr. Fugen. 6 refs., 13 figs., 15 tabs.

  15. Preliminary research on the activities implemented jointly (AIJ) workshop. Present AIJ in China; Kyodo jisshi katsudo workshop ni kansuru jizen chosa. Chugoku ni okeru kyodo jisshi katsudo no genjo



    In order to positively promote the activities implemented jointly (AIJ) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the AIJ workshop acting in contact with Asia/Pacific countries, in particular, Chine having large effect on global environmental pollution was researched preliminarily. AIJ approved in the convention is the effective means to promote measures against global warming cost-effectively by optimally combining every developed country`s technology, know-how and fund. Distribution of the credit for greenhouse gas emission reduction by AIJ is unsolved because of the disagreement of views between developed and developing countries. The pilot phase of AIJ projects is carried out by voluntary workers jointly with developing countries until establishment of international rules. In fiscal 1995, the following were studied: the framework necessary for AIJ between Japan and China, the organization for promoting concrete AIJ projects, and the means to create the reliance of China for AIJ projects. 6 refs., 10 figs.

  16. FY 1997 report on the modification of dental materials with Ag for improvement of antibacterial activity; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho (gin ion ni yoru shikayo zairyo no kokinsei fuyo ni kansuru kenkyu)



    Improvement of an antibacterial activity is one of the issues in modification of artificial teeth for an aged society. Study was made on improvement technique of an antibacterial activity with Ag ion as secondary corrosion measures. Partial gaps of dental materials themselves and gaps between materials and peripheral tissues causes bad breath or bad teeth through propagation of disease germs. Ag ion is harmless and has an antibacterial activity for bio-tissues from a macro-viewpoint, however, only corrosion germ causing bad teeth in mouths should be sterilized by controlling an elution rate of Ag properly. The antibacterial activity was controlled by controlling Ag ion implantation depth and rate, and Ag elution rate for dental materials. Experiment was made on an IMZ twinplus specimen implanted with Ag ion and an Ag thin film-coated specimen using beagle dog in comparison with an unmodified specimen. As a result, the very favorable antibacterial activity was obtained. Ag ion is effective for prevention of endogenous infectious disease due to mouth germs in dental surgery. 3 refs., 47 figs., 10 tabs.

  17. Study on the heating and cooling pattern and heating and cooling period in residential buildings on the basis of national scale surveys; Zenkokuteki chosa ni motozuku jutaku no danreibo jikan oyobi danreibo kikan ni kansuru kenkyu

    Bogaki, K.; Sawachi, T. [Ministry of Construction, Tokyo (Japan); Yoshino, H. [Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan)] Suzuki, K. [Hokkaido Inst. of Tech., Hokkaido (Japan)] Akabayashi, S. [Niigata Univ. (Japan)] Inoue, T. [Science Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)] Ono, H. [Sugiyama Women`s Senior Coll., Nagoya (Japan)] Matsubara, N. [Kyoto Prefectural Univ. (Japan)] Hayashi, T. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan)] Morita, D. [Ryukyu Univ., Naha (Japan)


    Energy consumption in summer and winter, life style and environment consciousness were surveyed by questionnaire in eight city areas; heating and cooling patterns and heating and cooling periods are clarified by areas, and regional characteristics and differences according to the residential structure and locations are examined. Regional differences in operating hours of the cooler are relatively small while regional differences in operating hours of the heater are large as is shown by about 3 times difference between the longest Sapporo and the shortest Naha. The heating and cooling patterns are intermittent except for Sapporo in winter. As to the relation between the startup temperature and outdoor temperature, the outdoor temperature at 50% occupancy of the cooler showed regional differences; the outdoor temperature at 50% occupancy of the heater was about 10degC except for Naha. The pattern of the cooler occupancy showed two peaks in a day except for Naha. Possibility of correlation between the outdoor temperature at initiation and termination of the cooler operation and minimum death rate due to cerebrovascular disease was indicated. 12 refs., 11 figs., 3 tabs.

  18. OpenNI cookbook

    Falahati, Soroush


    This is a Cookbook with plenty of practical recipes enriched with explained code and relevant screenshots to ease your learning curve. If you are a beginner or a professional in NIUI and want to write serious applications or games, then this book is for you. Even OpenNI 1 and OpenNI 1.x programmers who want to move to new versions of OpenNI can use this book as a starting point. This book uses C++ as the primary language but there are some examples in C# and Java too, so you need to have about a basic working knowledge of C or C++ for most cases.


    Žnidaršič, Miran


    Antični filozofi Levkip, Demokrit, Epikur in Lukrecij so razvili filozofijo atomizma, ki postavlja za osnovo vsega neštete nedeljive in nezaznavne delce. Ti delci ali atomi zadevajo eden ob drugega, se odbijajo in zapletajo v neskončni praznini ter na ta način tvorijo zaznavna telesa. Ker lahko vse, tudi dušo, zreduciramo na atome, ti pa so najmanjši delci materije, veljajo atomisti za prve materialiste. Gibanje pa je posledica medsebojnega delovanja atomov, zato je njihov nazor mehanistični....

  20. Fiscal 2000 research and development of technologies for intelligent infrastructure creation and utilization. Research and development of reference materials relating to endocrine disrupting chemicals (Studies of storage stability, methods of implantation, etc., for pure substance standard, mixed substance standard, and composition type standard); 2000 nendo chiteki kiban sose riyo gijutsu kenkyu kaihatsu. Naibunpi kakuran kagaku busshitsu kanren hyojun busshitsu no kenkyu kaihatsu (Jun busshitsu hyojun, kongo hyojun oyobi soseigata hyojun busshitsu ni kakawaru hozon anteisei, netsuke hoho nado)



    Environmental pollution by endocrine disrupters is a formidable threat to environmental safety because it involves the basic living circumstances of organisms and will stay dangerous through the generations. Disrupting chemicals found firstly in polymeric materials are also detected in aqueous beings' living environments such as water and river bottom. In this fiscal year, out of reference materials deemed to be necessary for the measurement of endocrine disrupters, butylbenzyl phthalate, 4-t-butylphenol, 4-n-heptylphenol, and 4-t-octylphenol were taken up for the determination of reference material purity, establishment of methods for preparing standard solutions, establishment of methods for determining standard solution concentration, and the evaluation of standard solution storage stability. Moreover, a method for determining concentration was established and storage stability was evaluated for a mixed standard liquid which was a mixture of the 4 phtalate esters. As the result, a standard solution accurate in concentration and excellent in storage stability was developed. (NEDO)

  1. Ni landsbyer i Danmark

    Larsen, Jacob Norvig

    Denne rapport beskriver en evaluering af statsstøttede forsøg med at styrke og udvikle mindre lokalsamfund. Forsøgene er gennemført i ni kommuner. Da der i disse år er stor opmærksomhed om de små byers og samfunds udviklingsmuligheder, har erfaringerne fra forsøgsprojekterne bred interesse...

  2. Frenkel defects in Ni and Ni-base alloys

    The defect structure produced by low temperature (4K) electron irradiation in single crystals of Ni, Ni62Cu38 and Ni3 Fe was investigated by measurements of the diffuse scattering of X-rays (Huang Diffuse Scattering), the change of the lattice parameter and the change of the electrical resistivity: The volume relaxation and the structure of the self interstitial atom (SIA) is very similar for the alloys and the pure fcc metals. The interstitial clustering processes during stage I and II proceed progressively more slowly in Cu, Ni, NiCu and Ni3Fe respectively. In Ni3Fe even the di-interstitial seems immobile up to stage III. The formation of large vacancy agglomerates during stage III annealing is only observed with the pure metals Ni and Cu. Interstitial mobility during annealing in stage II contributes to the decomposition of NiCu but not to the ordering of Ni3Fe. There is an increase of order for highly ordered Ni3Fe (S = 0.7) during annealing in stage III and, within the errors, no change for samples with S = 0. (author)

  3. Room temperature ferromagnetism of Ni, (Ni, Li), (Ni, N)-doped ZnO thin films

    AU; ChakTong


    Ni-doped ZnO thin films (Ni concentration up to 10 mol%) were generated on Si (100) substrates by a sol-gel technique. The films showed wurtzite structure and no other phase was found. The chemical state of Ni was found to be bivalent by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The results of magnetic measurements at room temperature indicated that the films were ferromagnetic, and magnetic moment decreased with rise of Ni concentration. The magnetization of Ni (10 mol%)-doped ZnO film annealed in nitrogen was lower than that annealed in argon, suggesting that the density of defects had an effect on ferromagnetism.

  4. Coupled simulation of CFD, radiation and moisture transport for sensible and latent heat loss from human body. Study of computational thermal manikin; Jinko hifu zennetsu honetsu tokusei ni kansuru CFD hosha shikke yuso rensei kaiseki. Suchi thermal manikin no kaihatsu

    Zeng, J.; Kato, S.; Murakami, S. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Institute of Industrial Science


    Described herein is coupled simulation of CFD, radiation and moisture transport, as part of the program for development of computational thermal manikin, to investigate total heat radiation characteristics from a human body. The transport phenomena are investigated for a single human body model, approximately 1.65m high, in an indoor space of 15.4m{sup 3} in volume, where the Fanger model and Gagge`s 2 node model are used to simulate heat radiation from a model. The results include heat balances on the walls, and temperature distributions, heat transport characteristics by convection and radiation, latent heat transport characteristics and wet fraction distributions over the manikin surfaces under given conditions of wind velocity, temperature and temperature distribution. It is found that both models give proper estimates for average characteristics of total heat radiation from a human body, and that the Gagge model gives slightly better results for local distributions of latent heat transfer over the body surface. 16 refs., 27 figs., 1 tab.

  5. Hydroelastic responses of pontoon type very large floating offshore structures. 2nd Report. Effect of the water depth and the drift forces; Pontoon gata choogata futaishiki kaiyo kozobutsu no harochu chosei oto ni kansuru kenkyu. 2. Senkai eikyo to hyoryuryoku

    Maeda, H.; Miyajima, S. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Institute of Industrial Science; Masuda, K.; Ikoma, T. [Nihon University, Tokyo (Japan). College of Science and Technology


    Steady-state drift force in regular waves is theoretically analyzed. It is also studied under combined external force experimentally using a two-dimensional water tank. The fluid forces are analyzed by the pressure distribution method based on the potential theory, in which the effects of water depth are taken into account to discuss the effects of elastic deformation of the floating structure on the drift characteristics of steady-state waves. The tests were carried out using a wave-making circulating water tank equipped with a wind duct to create wind, waves and tidal flow. Drift force under a combined external force by wind, wave and/or tidal flow cannot be accurately predicted by arithmetically adding these components. For predicting drift force by tidal flow, it is necessary to take into account drag force in current at the floating structure bottom as well as that in wind at the front face. Drift force by tidal flow is affected by shallowness of water, which should be taken into account for drag forces. The floating structure will be deformed along the wave face as its stiffness decreases, basically decreasing steady-state drift force. 9 refs., 14 figs.

  6. Studies of initial stage in coal liquefaction. Effect of decomposition of oxygen-functional groups on coal liquefaction; Ekika hanno no shoki katei ni kansuru kenkyu. 3. Gansanso kannoki no bunkai kyodo to ekika hanno eno eikyo

    Komeiji, A.; Kaneko, T.; Shimazaki, K. [Nippon Brown Coal Liquefaction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Pretreatment of brown coal in oil was conducted using 1-methyl naphthalene or mixture of tetralin and 1-methyl naphthalene as solvent at temperatures ranging from 300 to 430{degree}C under nitrogen atmosphere. Effects of the solvent properties on the structural change of oxygen-functional groups (OFG) and coal liquefaction were investigated by means of quantitative analysis of OFG and solid state {sup 13}C-NMR measurement. When hydrogen transfer from solvent was insufficient, it was suggested that brown coal molecules loose their hydrogen to be aromatized. While, at lower temperatures ranging from 300 to 350{degree}C, hydrogen contained in brown coal molecules was consumed for the stabilization of pyrolytic radicals, and the deterioration of liquefaction was not observed. When hydrogen transfer from solvent was insufficient at higher temperatures above 400{degree}C in nitrogen atmosphere during pretreatment in oil, crosslinking like benzofuran type was formed by dehydration condensation of hydroxyl group in brown coal, to deteriorate the liquefaction, remarkably. The addition of donor solvent like tetralin decreased the formation of crosslinking like benzofuran type, which suppressed the deterioration of liquefaction. 8 refs., 5 figs.

  7. Studies of initial stage in coal liquefaction. Effect of prethermal treatment condition with process solvent to increase oil yields; Ekika hanno no shoki katei ni kansuru kenkyu. Sekitan no maeshori joken to yozai koka

    Shindo, T.; Komatsu, N.; Kishimoto, M.; Okui, T.; Kaneko, T.; Shimasaki, K. [Nippon Brown Coal Liquefaction Co. ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Process solvent was hydrogenated in the brown coal liquefaction, to investigate the influence of it on the prethermal treatment and liquefaction. Consequently, it was found that the n-hexane soluble (HS) yield was improved. In this study, capacity of hydrogen transfer from solvent during prethermal treatment and effects of catalyst were investigated. Since prethermal treatment in oil was effective for improving the oil yield in the presence of hydrogen/catalyst or high hydrogen-donor solvent, influence of hydrogen-donor performance of solvent or addition of catalyst on the hydrogenation behavior of coal and the characteristics of products during prethermal treatment were investigated in relation to successive liquefaction results. As a result, it was found that the increase of HS yield was due to the acceleration of conversion of THF-insoluble using high hydrogen-donor solvent and/or by adding catalyst. It was also found that the use of high hydrogen-donor solvent and highly active catalyst at the stage of prethermal treatment before the successive liquefaction was effective for improving the HS yield, i.e., liquefied oil yield. 2 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  8. FY 1996 result report. Research/development on the creation of high-grade combustion technology using a microgravity environment; 1996 nendo seika hokokusho. Bisho juryoku kankyo wo riyoshita kodo nensho gijutsu soshutsu ni kansuru kenkyu kaihatsu



    With the aim of creating high-grade combustion technology which can respond to the decrease in environmental pollutant in combustion exhaust gas, the high-grade combustion technology research development committee was established inside JSUP (Japan Space Utilization Promotion Center), using the underground gravity-free test center. Following FY 1995, the following were conducted: (1) international joint research with NASA, and (2) tests using microgravity test facilities, etc. and analysis/evaluation of the test data. As to the international joint research, a lot of new information was obtained through the adjustment conference with NASA. Further, there were a lot of results obtained from joint tests and researches. Moreover, the leading experimental device and measuring device which are usable in the microgravity field were developed/prepared. Conducted were combustion/evaporation evaluation experiments on fuel droplet and groups of droplet, combustion characteristics elucidation evaluation experiments on high-density fuels, evaluation experiment on flammability limits, and elucidation evaluation experiments on emission mechanism of NOx, etc. Through those, abundant experimental data were able to be accumulated, and a lot of precious knowledge/information were obtained. Besides, the fabrication of high-class combustor test equipment for ground demonstration was started. (NEDO)

  9. Fiscal 1998 research report. R and D on advanced combustion technology under microgravity environment; 1998 nendo seika hokokusho. Bisho juryoku kankyo wo riyoshita kodo nensho gijutsu soshutsu ni kansuru kenkyu kaihatsu



    Research was made on explication of a combustion phenomenon by using a microgravity facility, and a combustor possible to realize advanced combustion technology. In the basic research composed of 5 themes by the international joint research with NASA, 52 drop experiments using JAMIC's facility and 100 drop experiments using NASA's 2.2s drop tower were carried out. The themes are composed of an interaction in droplet arrays combustion, combustion of binary fuel sprays, combustion characteristics of solid fuel, flame dynamics around a lean flammability limit, and mass transfer around a combustion field. In the experiment using the microgravity experiment facility and analysis evaluation of the experimental data, studies were made on combustion and evaporation of fuel droplets, combustion characteristics of dense fuel, flammability limit, formation mechanism of NO{sub x} and an advanced combustor. For applying a pre-evaporating/pre- mixing combustion system to a combustor for aircraft engines, studies were made on some issues such as improvement of a combustion stability, NO{sub x} discharge characteristics, and optimum fuel atomizing. (NEDO)

  10. Interim report on the research development of high combustion technology using the microgravity environment; Bisho juryoku kankyo wo riyoshita kodo nensho gijutsu soshutsu ni kansuru kenkyu kaihatsu chukan hokokusho



    There are problems on diversification of energy from a viewpoint of energy stabilized supply and reduction of environmental pollutant in fuel exhaust gas. For the solution, combustion phenomena are elucidated using microgravity equipment, and a combustor which enables high combustion technology is studied. For it, a field survey is conducted on implementation of international joint research with the U.S.` NASA, and at the same time experiments and analyses of the experimental data are carried out using microgravity experimental equipment. For experiments using microgravity experimental equipment and analysis/evaluation of experimental data, the following were conducted: (1) evaluation of combustion properties of various fuels, (2) fabrication of equipment needed for experiments for analysis/evaluation of combustion parameters, and combustion/evaporation evaluation experiments of fuel droplet/droplet group using microgravity experimental equipment, evaluation experiment to elucidate combustion property of solid particle mixed fuel, evaluation experiment of combustion limit, etc. In fiscal 1993, experimental data are being acquired for establishing a target experimental method. 42 refs., 151 figs., 1 tab.

  11. Fiscal 1993-1998 integrated research report. R and D on advanced combustion technology under microgravity environment; 1993 - 1998 nendo sogo seika hokokusho. Bisho juryoku kankyo wo riyoshita kodo nensho gijutsu soshutsu ni kansuru kenkyu kaihatsu



    For developing advanced combustion technology by using JAMIC's facility, the advanced combustion technology research committee supported by researchers of universities, national institutes and industries was prepared in JSUP, and R and D using a microgravity experiment facility and the international joint research with NASA were carried out. By using the advanced experimental equipment and measuring instrument developed for microgravity experiments, studies were made on combustion and evaporation of fuel droplets, combustion characteristics of dense fuel, flammability limit and NO{sub x} generation mechanism, and such precious results were obtained as storage of abundant experimental data, explication of a combustion mechanism, preparation of a database and find of new phenomena. In the ground verification experiment using the newly fabricated advanced combustor test equipment, various data effective for developing high-efficiency low-pollution combustors were obtained. Through the joint research with NASA including 5 themes, various results and the real relationship between the researchers were also obtained. (NEDO)

  12. Studies on marine ecosystem in particular emphasis on phytoplankton (lecture by the member awarded the oceanographic society of Japan prize for 1992). Shokubutsu plankton wo chushintoshita kaiyo seitaikei ni kansuru kenkyu

    Takahashi, M. (The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Science)


    This paper, while introducing major study results of the author, summarizes his studies on ecosystems in lakes and oceans with respect mainly to phytoplanktons. The studies include the following subjects: A proposal on mathematical model equations to estimate growth of photosynthetic bacterial populations in deep lake beds; evaluation of stimulative effects for photosynthetic production provided by fertilizer application in lakes, and influences of phytoplanktons on population structures; evaluation on effects imposed on ecosystems from dumping chemical substances, as observed in experimental ecosystems that incorporate part of marine ecosystems; correlation between red-tide life absorbing proliferation stimulating substances and red tide generation; growth of high-concentration phytoplankton populations containing algae as a dominant species in local upwelling environments in oceans; and verification on establishment of specific phytoplankton populations containing pico-phytoplankton as a dominant species in oligotrophic environments in open seas. The paper mentions influences of the author's book, Biological Oceanographic Processes under joint authorship with Parsons on marine ecosystem researchers. 66 refs., 8 figs.

  13. Study on the problems from recycling end of life vehicles in Japan and asia-pacific region; Seimyaku sangyo no kokusai tenkai ni kansuru kenkyu -Asia{center{underscore}dot}Taiheiyo chiiki shokoku no jidosha risaikuru wo daizai to shite

    Togawa, Ken' ichi [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Research Center For Coal Mining Materials


    The aim of my research is to develop an economic geography theory to explain the global automotive recycling industry. The most profitable aspect of the ELV (end-of life vehicles) dismantling business is the export of used Japanese auto parts to the countries in Asia and the Pacific region. In Japan there are about 5000 dismantlers with most of them being of small to medium size. In developed countries, the average recycling rate by vehicle weight is about 75% with the remainder, mostly shredded residue, ending up in landfills. This landfill residue contains many environmentally polluting materials. Available landfill sites are quickly becoming exhausted, especially after illegal shredder residue dumping incidents. However, a business chance was created by environmental regulation and we can now observe car makers, dealers, steel companies, and insurance companies joining the dismantling business. (author)

  14. Fiscal 1997 international cooperation project. Report on the results of the research on environmental harmony type combustion technology; 1997 nendo kokusai kenkyu kyoryoku jigyo. Kankyo chowagata nensho gijutsu ni kansuru kenkyu kaihatsu seika hokokusho



    Out of the R and D on the environmental harmony type combustion technology, the results of the project carried out in fiscal 1997 were summed up. In the site survey, etc., visits were paid to France, Spain, Greek, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. to have discussions and examine the trend of research on the NOx removal catalyst and catalyst combustion. In the actual R and D, the R and D were conducted on zeolite base NOx removal catalyst, oxide composite base NOx removal catalyst, alumina base NOx removal catalyst, direct decomposition type NOx removal catalyst, catalyst combustion, etc. In the R and D of the catalyst combustion, durability under high gas flow flux was examined of PdO-Pt/Ba-Al203 catalyst developed for low temperature use, which indicated that durability and low temperature activity were heightened. As high temperature use catalyst, high temperature durability was examined of the developed Pd0-La/Gd-ZrO2 catalyst, which showed that the durability was favorable. 322 refs., 261 figs., 55 tabs.

  15. Experimental study of lightning protection effects to a overhead ground wire by a lightning rod and projection rods; Yuraishin oyobi dosshi wo mochiita kakuchisen no raigai boshi ni kansuru jikkenteki kento

    Katsuragi, Y. [Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc., Nagoya (Japan); Aihara, Y. [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan)


    The overhead ground wire is generally used on transmission lines as one of the lightning protection devices for the power conductors. In recent years, the ground wire with an optical fiber cable in it (OPGW) has been employed on the transmission systems. The strands of the ground wire are, however, frequently melted down because of lightning strokes to them not only in summer but also in winter. For this reason, it is necessary to devise the new lightning protection method for the ground wire. As the protection method, lightning rods installed on the transmission tower arms and projection rods wound around a ground wire are proposed by authors. Lightning protection effects of these methods are shown by model experiments which simulate summer and winter lightning strokes. It has been made clear that these methods are useful as one of the lightning protection methods for transmission lines, and application conditions of them for practical use are also shown. 4 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  16. Study of coherent optical fiber communication in electromagnetic field. 1. Fundamental experiment in magnetic field; Coherent hikari tsushin eno denjikai no eikyo to taisaku. 1. Jikai no eikyo ni kansuru kiso jikken

    Kurono, M.; Isawa, K.; Kuribara, M. [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan)


    Coherent optical fiber communication is an effective method to increase transmission capacity of the existing transmission route. However, it is necessary for this method to control the polarization state of optical signals. Composite fiber optic ground wire (OPGW) is a transmission route that is peculiar to electric power. It is considered that the optical polarization state through OPGW may fluctuate considerably due to the magnetic field generated by electric current. In this paper, it is predicted theoretically that the polarization fluctuation occurs due to the Faraday effect because the magnetic field is formed in the axial direction of the fiber by the spiral flow of electric current along the twisted strand around the fiber. In order to study the effects on the axial magnetic field, carried out is an experiment to add the axial magnetic field to the 10km drum-winding optical core wire through the toroidal coil. Both polarization rotation angle and ellipticity angle are changed up to 1.4 rad by the coil current of 10A. In the AC magnetic field, the bit error rate increases to 10{sup -2}, but it can be improved by the polarization diversity detector. 24 refs., 26 figs., 6 tabs.

  17. Considerations on thrust-to-input ratio of a cylindrical moving coil type linear DC motor; Entojo coil kadogata linear chokuryu motor no suiryoku/nyuryokuhi ni kansuru kosatsu

    Mizuno, T.; Yajima, H.; Tang, Y.; Yamada, H. [Shinshu University, Nagano (Japan); Miyashita, T. [Sanyo Denki Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Yamamoto, H.; Shibuya, K. [Matsushita Refrigeration Co., Osaka (Japan)


    Linear DC motors (LDMs) are widely used for servo-actuator, compressor and so on. High-efficiency LDMs are strongly desired for compressors. To realize the LDMs with high-efficiency characteristics, decreasing the copper losses, namely, thrust-to-input ratio, F/P, must be increased. This paper describes an optimization method for the F/P of a moving coil type LDM. The following results are obtained: (1) Simplified expression for the F/P of the LDM is derived from the permeance analysis method. The effects that dimensions of the LDM influence the F/P of the LDM are investigated through the simplified expression for the F/P. As a result, the optimum dimension of the LDM for maximizing the F/P exists. (2) When the static thrust is 100 N, the measured F/P of the initial LDM is 7.9 N/W, and the errors by using the simplified expression for the F/P and the finite element method (FEM) are 33 % and 8 %, respectively. Derived simplified expression for the F/P is useful because the F/P can be calculated easily. (3) An improved LDM, which has 26 % higher F/P than those of the initial LDM, is designed by using the permeance analysis method and the FEM. 5 refs., 5 figs., 4 tabs.

  18. Study of human motion patterns for developing a transfer aid system for the elderly; Koreisha no tame no ijo kaijo kiki kaihatsu wo mokuteki toshita hito no dosa pattern ni kansuru kenkyu

    Tsuruga, T.; Ino, S.; Ifukube, T. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan); Sato, M. [Showa Univ., Tokyo (Japan); Tanaka, T. [Sapporo Medical College, Sapporo (Japan); Izumi, T. [Hokkaido Tokai University, Hokkaido (Japan); Muro, M.; Wakisaka, Y. [Nippon Seiko K.K., Tokyo (Japan)


    We have developed a transfer aid system for the elderly who need assistance in moving from a bed or a chair. We studied a comfortable posture for the elderly at an initial phase of standing. The subjects were divided into two age groups, the young group (mean 29.6 years), the elderly group (mean 65.0 years). In this experiment, the subjects were allowed to stand up from a chair by changing the angle of their ankles at the initial phase of standing. Sagittal plane kinematics, surface electromyographic (EMG) signals at lower limbs and ground reaction forces were measured using a 3 dimension motion analyzer, when each subject stood up from a chair. From the experimental results, when the initial angle of ankles was about 70 degrees and initial angle of the trunk was about 45 degrees while standing from a bed, the comfortable transfer aid motion was determined. From the above results, We ware designed a transfer aid system by using of a MH (Metal Hydride) actuator which is light, powerful, no-vibratile and silent. The transfer aid could enable a comfortable posture thanks to the help of the chest and knee pads at the initial phase. 12 refs., 12 figs.

  19. Study on an optimum ratio of PV output energy to WG output energy in PV/WG hybrid system; Taiyoko/furyoku hybrid hatsuden system no saiteki yoryohi ni kansuru kento

    Nishikawa, S. [Kandenko Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    A photovoltaic power (PV) and wind generated power (WG) are an unlimited clean energy source, yet their output is unstable depending on the fluctuation of weather conditions such as solar radiation and wind velocity. Consequently, a large-scale power storage equipment is necessitated leading to a high cost especially in an independent system. As a solution, a method is available in which PV and WG are combined so that the effect may be utilized for stabilizing the output of a system as a whole, at a site where a fluctuation pattern is different between photovoltaic energy and wind energy. In building a hybrid system by PV and WG, sites with such supplementary effect existing were selected from the viewpoint of stabilizing the fluctuation of the power generation in the long run; and then, an examination was made on the optimum PV capacity ratio (%Ppo) in each site. As a result, it revealed that the %Ppo had great bearing on a ratio of PV energy fluctuation to WG, which was converted to a numerical formula. A comparatively simple examination by means of meteorological data also indicated that the share ratio was possibly optimized between the quantities of PV and WG energy. 4 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs.

  20. Research cooperation project on manufacturing technology supported by advanced and integrated information system through international cooperation (MATIC); Kan`i sosagata denshi sekkei seisan shien system no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku



    To support the advancement of basic industries including machine industry in Asian countries, research cooperation has been conducted for developing the manufacturing technology supported by advanced and integrated information system suitable for actual circumstances of individual countries. For the automotive and the parts industries, it is significant for the preparation works of manufacturing in overseas factories to possess common information between Japan and overseas factories. In this project, a system is constructed, which can be used in industries surrounding automotive industry, such as parts and facility industries, as well as in the automotive industry. In FY 1996, a primary system has been developed, and the demonstration tests were carried out. For the home electric machine and the parts industries, the technology applicable to the design of printed board circuit was developed, and the catalog of electronic parts was constructed. In FY 1996, a preliminary prototype system of the electronic parts catalog system was designed and developed. For the textile and apparel industries, the EDI, exchange system of CAD/CAM data, and construction of data bank were investigated. 87 figs., 19 tabs.

  1. Fiscal 1996 report on the investigational research on the construction of a database of physical functions; 1996 nendo chosa hokokusho (shintai kino database no kochiku ni kansuru chosa kenkyu)



    For the purpose of realizing `the affluence` sought in the Japanese economic society, the supply and preparation of products, service and environments friendly to human beings seem to be important. In the future, the development of products which are fully considered also of aged and handicapped people is more expected than the conventional manufacturing of products added with value. Especially in accordance with the rapid aging, from a viewpoint that the lowering of physical functions caused by aging has an exactly close relation with the response to products and the environment, development of the database of physical functions for the aged which is useful for the design is urgently promoted. First, the data to be supplied for database were selected. As to the selection method, the data required for database were defined by collection/analysis of the existing data, examination of the needs of enterprise designers, and analysis of daily activities. In the study of the database, the structure by which data can be effectively supplied was studied and verified by pilot database for extraction of the subjects and solution to the problems. 6 refs., 57 figs., 26 tabs.

  2. Fiscal 1997 report on the survey of biological CO2 fixation using arid land and oligotrophic waters; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho (kansochi, hin`eiyo kaiiki wo riyoshita seibutsuteki CO2 kotei ni kansuru chosa)



    This survey is aimed to investigate various measures to be taken for biological CO2 fixation, to synthetically study feasibilities of the measures from various aspects of CO2 fixation mechanism, scale, speed, and environmental effects and technical problems in case of introducing those, and to assess the measures quantitatively. In this fiscal year, a study was proceeded with of possibilities of carbon fixation by afforestation and that by fertilization into ocean. The paper defined significance of afforestation in arid land, and especially advantages in conducting researches in West Australia. Relationships were examined among afforestation, precipitation and topography. The result of the survey was described of water- and salt-transfer simulation methods. Studies of arid land were made in terms of photosynthetic speed, transpiration speed, soil characteristics, measuring methods for precipitation and vaporization amount, and the examples. Seven places of Leonora where water source and water quality were examined were selected, and the measuring results were described. The paper summed up the state of utilization of biomass energy obtained from forest and commented on a scenario on tree-planting. Finally, a possibility was stated of the carbon fixation by fermentation into ocean. 178 refs., 121 figs., 53 tabs.

  3. Feature articles, thermal power and atomic power. Study on antiseismic property of breakwater bulkhead (model experiment of caisson dike and its numerical simulator). Karyoku, genshiryoku. Bohagogan no teishinsei ni kansuru kenkyu (keson tei no mokei jikken to sono suchi simulation)

    Tochigi, H. (Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan))


    Recently the social demand is increasing for utilizing the offshore marine space for building an artificial island for air port or power plant. The improvement in reliability of safety of breakwater bulkhead is thus required. In order to rationalize and sensitize the evaluation method of antiseismic stability, the investigation in which the seismic behaviors such as sliding and settling are taken into consideration is required in addition to the conventional investigation based on the seismic intensity method. In this case, if the breakwater bulkhead constructed as the outer shell of the island can keep the stability of the reclaimed ground against the waves even after being deformed to some extent by sliding and settling, the stability of the backward facilities can be kept. In this study, a large scale experiment was conducted for understanding the seismic behavior of the breakwater bulkhead. A numerical simulation was also made for performing various dynamic test on the strength, deformation characteristic, and settlement property of the large size aggregate and for investigating the evaluation of seismic behavior. 7 refs., 16 figs., 1 tab.

  4. Report on follow-up for joint research of valuable resources recovery techniques from brackish water; Kansuichu no yuka shigen kaishu gijutsu ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku follow up hokokusho



    This report describes follow-up for research and development on the recovery of valuable resources, such as magnesium, bromine and boron, contained in the brackish water for manufacture of common salt in the coastal region of Mexico. For the field survey, salt garden, irrigation plant and manufacturing plant of dinning salt were inspected. The optimum site was examined by assuming desalination plant and solar pond. The groundwater in coastal regions is progressively salified. Since the coastal region is a tourist resort with an round-trip area of whales, environmental protection is indispensable. For the joint research with invited researchers, the solar pond system and fresh water generation were studied. As a result, it was found that the solar pond system is an excellent method for keeping thermal energy in a low cost at the salt garden with abundant solar energy, and that the desalination system combined with distilling is the most suitable method. 7 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  5. FY 1996 Report on the research and development project for interdisciplinary area. Part.2. Research on bionic designs; 1996 nendo yugo ryoiki kenkyu kaihatsu. 2. Bionic design ni kansuru kenkyu



    The objects of this project are to elucidate the self-organization mechanisms of a living body, e.g., functional adaptation to environments and self-restoration, to utilize the molecular interactions in a living body, and thereby to establish the basic technologies for developing molecular motor functions, e.g., artificial organs. Described herein are the FY 1996 results. For creation of living soft tissues, N-ePTFE and Gf are found to be good base materials for cell growth in the serum-free culture, and may be applicable to bio-reactors. Sugar-bound high-molecular-weight compounds and artificial hyaloid body are created. For hard tissue materials, e.g., artificial articulation, the macrophage is activated by englobing worn debris of polyethylene, to activate the broken bone cells that absorb the bone, causing the artificial articulation to become loose. For researches on molecular motor mechanisms, it is considered that myosin changes the head morphology to give a driving force to the muscle, and this concept is studied in detail. The photosynthesizing protein is a molecule related to light and electricity, and is useful as the material to apply the living functions to industrial technologies. The technologies for assembling molecules are studied by utilizing the self-organization functions of living molecules. Development of other molecular machines is also attempted. (NEDO)

  6. Fiscal 1996 international research cooperation project. Report on the R and D result of the environmental harmony type combustion technology; 1996 nendo kokusai kenkyu kyoryoku jigyo. Kankyo chowagata nensho gijutsu ni kansuru kenkyu kaihatsu seika hokokusho



    The research was conducted jointly with Europe of a catalyst which enables clean combustion and NOx removal in polluted gas in combustion flue gas, etc. Reformation of mordenite and {beta}-zeolite was done by ion exchange, ion implantation, and membrane formation. A catalyst was searched for to obtain reducing agents, C5-C8 components, by decomposing light oil. Saponite, clay compound, showed by copper and silver ion exchanges approximately 50% of activity under 20,000h{sup -1}, C3H6 reducing agent, and without steam. The effect of the temperature of sintering on NOx selective reductionality of silver-carrying alumina catalyst was studied, and in sintering at 800degC, activity increased. When using conductive oxides like ruthenium oxide for electrolyte, NO decomposition selectivity increased. As to the functional layer carried above the Pd electrolyte, iron oxide and magnesium oxide increased NO decomposition selectivity. PdO and rare earth oxides forming compounds controlled variation of activity by dissociation/reoxidation of PdO. As to PdO/Gd203, the initial methane combustion activity was favorable, but there was seen deterioration with age. 271 refs., 281 figs., 58 tabs.

  7. Study on electrical monitoring of fill-up improvement. Utilization of resistivity data for soil compaction management; Hiteiko mitsudo kanri ni kansuru kisoteki kenkyu. Moritsuchi seko kanri eno hiteiko yuko riyo

    Ueno, N.; Hiramatsu, W. [Dai Nippon Construction, Gifu (Japan); Sugano, T. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    At present, measurement of wet density and water content by radio isotope (RI method) is used for filling management. It is supposed for filling in road construction that putting-out thickness of banking material reaches nearly 1m in the future rapid construction, however, use of RI method is difficult because of inserting and installing of a radiation source rod, large measuring apparatus, and the legal regulation on radioactivity intensity. Application of resistivity measurement was thus considered. Since resistivity has the same parameter as compaction curve, and monotonously decreases with an increase in water content by volume, it is applicable as construction management index. The management reference of resistivity (Rm) is set by plotting of a compaction curve and corresponding resistivity curve, determination of the reference resistivity (Ro) corresponding to a maximum dry density and optimum water content ratio, and setting of the allowance to Ro according to soil or application. It was clarified that Rm is applicable as set for every filling material. 1 ref., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  8. FY1995 study on property-gradient polymer electrolyte for rechargeable lithium batteries; 1995 nendo lithium niji denchi no tame no keisha tokusei kobunshi denkaishitsu no sosei ni kansuru kenkyu



    Polymer electrolytes are essential materials to develop safe and reliable rechargeable lithium batteries. Nobel 'property-gradient' polymer electrolytes in which ionic conductivity distributes along with their thickness were synthesized by employing plasma polymerization technology. Vinyl monomers bound with oligo-ether side chains via siloxane bond were served as starting monomers for plasma polymerization. Ionic conductivity of formed polymers changed along with their thickness. Monomer solutions containing lithium salt which were impregnated into porous matrix were polymerized by exposing RF plasma and directly gave polymer electrolytes. The polymer electrolytes showed distributing ionic conductivity through its direction of thickness; 'property-gradient' polymer electrolyte were prepared. Metallic lithium surface were covered with thin plasma polymer layer containing fluorine to suppress dendritic lithium deposition during charging. The layer reacted so fast that suppression of the dendritic deposition was not satisfactory. (NEDO)

  9. 1998 research cooperation project. Research cooperation on environment-compatible type water resource effective-utilization system; 1998 nendo kankyo taiogata mizushigen yuko riyo system ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku



    For the purpose of securing water stably and preventing water pollution in the Philippines, R and D were carried out on a wastewater treatment and water reclamation and reuse system which is easy to operate and maintain and low in cost through the research cooperation between the Philippine Industrial Technology Development Institute and Japan. According to the survey result of statistical data concerning water pollution load structure by industrial wastewater classified by the industry in the Philippines, enumerated are the food manufacturing industry, paper pulp manufacturing industry, and the textile dyeing industry as those greatly affecting water pollution in BOD exhaust and wastewater, etc. Consequently, with Ram Food Product Co. of vegetable processing and Solid Mill Co., of textile dyeing as plants to be studied, a wastewater treatment test was performed in a laboratory scale. From the result of the test, the pilot plant was basically designed to have 'anaerobic + aerobic treatment + tertiary treatment' for the treatment process, with an one-tank type UASB method used as the anaerobic treatment, with a sand filtration + activated charcoal treatment as the tertiary treatment, and with the cost effectiveness for water reuse set to be examined. (NEDO)

  10. Fiscal 1998 research report. Study on the feasibility of microorganism biotechnology for effective use of environmental pollutants. Pt. 2; 1998 nendochosa hokokusho. Kankyo osen busshitsu no shigenka no tame no biseibutsu bio technology riyo kanosei ni kansuru chosa. 2



    Study was made on the feasibility of microorganism biotechnology for effective use of environmental pollutants and unused resources. Microorganisms and microorganism enzymes for decomposing lignocellulose were viewed, and uses of hydrolysis products were summarized. Production of microorganisms applicable to fodder, composting, and production of energy sources (methane, hydrogen, ethanol) were studied. Use of vegetable fiber residues such as beer lees as fungus cultivation medium and conversion to valuable substances were also studied. Microorganisms treatment (MT) of wastes in fats and oils industry was summarized. Effective use of MT of protein waste from marine products was studied. MT of manures with the greatest impact on environment as livestock waste was summarized. The necessity of separate collection of domestic wastes, and composting and methane fermentation of kitchen garbage were reported. The feasibility of MT of plastic wastes, and decomposition of halogenated methane with high toxicity were also studied. (NEDO)

  11. Spray characteristics of dimethyl ether (D.M.E.) as on alternative fuel for diesel engine; Daitai diesel nenryo to shite no dimethyl ether (D.M.E.) no funmu tokusei ni kansuru kenkyu

    Wakai, K.; Nishida, K.; Yoshizaki, T.; Hiroyasu, H. [Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan)


    D.M.E. which was paid attention to as on alternative fuel for a diesel engine, was injected by using Bosch type injection pump and a hole nozzle into a high pressure and high temperature vessel. The spray was observed by using schlieren photography. Spray characteristics, such as, the tip penetration, the cone angle and the volume of the spray were and were compared with a diesel fuel spray. The following thing, and so on were found out as a results. The spray angle of the DME spray of atmosphere pressure Pa=0.1Mpa spreads out large in comparison with the diesel fuel spray, and the way of the change by the pressure is contrary to the case of the diesel fuel spray. 3 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  12. Study of earthquake resistance and damage by earthquake disaster of reinforced concrete rigid frame bridge; Shinsai wo uketa RC ramen kokakyo no taishin seino to sonsho ni kansuru kento kekka



    Rigid frame elevated bridges built in the section of about 2.2km between Sumiyoshi and Nada of the JR Tokaido Main Line were inflicted devastating damage by the Hanshin-Awaji Big Earthquake Disaster. This article is a report of a comparative study of the earthquake resistance performance and the degrees of damage of the structures of rigid frame elevated bridges within altogether 158 two line elevated bridges in the area concerned. The results of the study are as follows; generally as the structure calculated to have higher earthquake resisting performance, as the degree of damage was less. The degrees of damage of the structures which were calculated to show precedence of shearing were many in being ranked A, besides its 68% showed the degrees of B rank or above, hence those inflicted considerable damage were extremely many. Regarding the structures in which the converted elastic response acceleration was calculated to be 1,200gal or more, they had no damage ranked A and B, hence no big damage occurred. Concerning the structures in which the converted elastic response acceleration was calculated to be 1,000-1,200gal, A rank damage was not observed, although some were ranked B. The technique of this time is based on the design technique to be used for railway concrete structures. 1 ref., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

  13. Development of graphical user interface for FE simulation system of shape rolling; Keiko atsuen FEM kaiseki system no kochiku to user interface no kaihatsu (keiko atsuen han`yo kaiseki system no jidoka koseidoka ni kansuru kenkyu)

    Yanagimoto, J. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Institute of Industrial Science; Kubota, H. [Toshiba Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    The adaptive remeshing method used in FEM analysis of shape steels was expanded to rolling of general asymmetrically shaped steels. An user interface was also developed. In rolling a vertically asymmetric shaped steel, contact face with a material to be processed differs largely in upper and lower rolls as a geometric characteristic in a position in the width direction utilized in the adaptive remeshing (complexity of bore shapes and cross sectional shapes of the material to be processed, or in other words, the distribution of element density function `D` in the width direction). Conventional expressions related to the `D` cannot be applied. In this case, a greater value from among the `D` derived independently on the upper and lower roll surfaces is employed and used commonly to prevent deterioration of the internal element shape. A procedure was devised so that the internal nodes can have their elements maintain rectangular as much as possible. This paper describes examples of automatic element generation and of FEM analysis. In order for the analysis system to be usable for numerical experiment for bore design and pass schedule design, the system was so arranged that it can be handled with the same procedure as in a model experiment. Inherent input items were handled as default, so that the analysis is possible with input for only the rolling conditions. 1 ref., 6 figs.

  14. Study on practical application of a longitudinal hull strength theory considering camber in cross section; Yokodanmen no sori wo koryoshita sentai tate kyodo riron no jitsuyoka ni kansuru kenkyu. 2

    Nose, M.; Suzuki, K.; Furuno, H. [Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, Nagasaki (Japan); Suzuki, K.


    Discussions were given on practical application of a stress analyzing method for thin-wall deformed cross-sectional beam considering cross section camber in longitudinal bending. The non-static calculation method described in the previous report can be applied to a box-type cross section having multi-connected cells, bulk cargo transport vessels and container ships with dual hull structure, and oil tankers with dual hull structure of medium size. The calculation method was capable of achieving remarkable enhancement in efficiency over that of conventional calculation methods. The present study is intended to make the method applicable also to multi-connected cross section shapes having more than one longitudinal partitions as used in dual hull VLCC and ULCC. As a result, an expanded non-static calculation system was developed, which has introduced into the conception described in the previous report a new conception of triple point and independent start point members. As a result of applying the method to dual hull bulk cargo transport vessels, container ships, dual hull oil tankers of medium size, VLCC and ULCC, it was verified that the system operated properly. Remarkable efficiency improvement has been made possible as compared with conventional analysis methods applied to individual ships. The system is capable of automatic calculation, and makes possible the practical application of the hull strength theory considering cross section camber. 3 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  15. Study on the change of aspect ratios of small surface cracks emanated from a toe of corner boxing; Mawashi yosetsudome tanbu kara hassei denpasuru bishi bisho hyomen kiretsu no aspect hi henka ni kansuru kenkyu

    Toyosada, M.; Yamaguchi, K.; Takeda, K.; Watanabe, Y. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    The fatigue test of specimens with a stiffener was carried out to examine the change in aspect ratio (crack depth/length) of fatigue cracks in a stress concentration field and residual stress field. The aspect ratio of surface cracks just after generation can be represented with the single virtual surface crack with the same value as K value at the deepest point considering an interference effect from near cracks. No discontinuous change in K value is found at the deepest point even during growth and combination of cracks on a surface. The change in K value at the deepest point is thus the criterion to represent growth and combination of surface cracks considering the interference effect. The change in aspect ratio of the typical single virtual surface crack linearly decreases with an increase in crack depth. The shape of surface cracks generating and growing in a residual stress field is more flat than that in no residual stress field. In addition, in a residual stress field, surface cracks are longer at the same crack depth, and fatigue lives are shorter. 7 refs., 12 figs.

  16. Fiscal 1997 survey report on the trend of global warming protection measures of substituting freons; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho (daitai freon no chikyu ondanka taisaku doko ni kansuru chosa hokokusho)



    The trend survey was conducted of global warming protection measures by participation in international conferences, scientific society meetings and lecture meetings, and by literature surveys. We participated in the international conference on ozonosphere protection measures. In the 9th meeting of the nations which concluded the Montreal Protocol, the strengthening of restrictions on methyl bromide was decided on. In the UNEP solvent technology selection conference and the OORG conference of the World Bank, reports were made on substituting solvents in Japan, activities supporting developing countries, and the developmental trend of urethane use foaming agent. In the international conference on ozonosphere protection measures, introduced were the present status of Japan`s ODA for developing countries and examples of success of the substitution in the solvent field. The paper included nine reports on CFC destruction technology related literature made public in the past one year. The paper also introduced a comparative study of de-HCFC substituting technology at U.S. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. EPA`s prediction of emission of fluorine 3 gas, the predicted value of HFC emission and trial calculation of contributing rate in all greenhouse gases by IIR, Green Peace and Elf Atochem, and NOAA`s measured data on SF6 in the atmosphere. 49 refs., 46 figs., 26 tabs.

  17. Theoretical and experimental investigations on the nonspherical motion of a bubble near a plane rigid wall. Heimen gotaiheki kinbo deno kiho no hikyujo unten ni kansuru rironteki narabini jikkenteki kenkyu

    Tomita, Y. (Hokkaido University of Education, Sapporo (Japan))


    The cavitation damage is judged to be mainly attributable to the impulsive pressure generated by the cavitation bubble collapse. Both theoretical and experimental elucidations were made of the nonspherical motion of bubble near on the plane rigid wall surface, characteristics of its subsequent migration and process of liquid microjet formation. Theoretically, applied were a boundary integral method and a mirror image theory. Experimentally, observation by high speed photography was made on the behavior of model bubble generated by an underwater focus of laser beams. To correctly evaluate the behavior of bubble near on the rigid wall surface, its motion must be interpreted from its growth process. An almost appropriate agreement was reached between both theory and experiment in its change in both shape and translational migration. Its interaction with the rigid wall is considerably strong in case of bubble which is less than 2 in nondimensional distance ([gamma]) from the bubbling point onto the rigid wall. Influence of the [gamma] on the jet velocity was also elucidated through evaluation of a microjet formation process by using trajectories. 25 refs., 18 figs.

  18. FY 1998 annual report on the study on development of corrosion-resistant ceramic materials for garbage incinerators; 1998 nendo gomi shori shisetsuyo taishoku ceramics zairyo no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu chosa hokokusho



    Described herein are the FY 1988 results of development of corrosion-resistant ceramic materials for garbage incinerators. Residue released when porcelain stocks are collected is selected as the inexpensive stock for SiO{sub 2}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-based refractory materials. It is incorporated with carbon black and reduced at 1,200 to 1,500 degrees C in a nitrogen atmosphere. Synthesis of the target Si-Al-C-N-O-based compound succeeds in the presence of a solid catalyst, but it is a fine powder, and hence that of the massive compound fails. The commercial ceramic materials and new refractory materials, made on a trial basis, are evaluated for their resistance to corrosion using fry ashes collected from a commercial incinerator. These ashes are higher in melting point, more viscous, holding a larger quantity of attached slag and more corrosive than synthetic ashes. These materials are corroded acceleratedly as temperature increases to 1,200 degrees C or higher, more noted with the ceramic materials than with the refractory materials. Oxidation and melting characteristics of the molten slag affect corrosion of some materials. Use of the graphite-based material shall be limited to a section below the slag surface, where graphite is oxidized to a smaller extent. The MgO-based material is promising. The Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-Cr{sub 2}O{sub 3}-based material is more promising than any other material developed in this study. Their bending strength before and after the corrosion test is measured at normal temperature to 1,700 degrees C, to investigate their deterioration by high temperature and corrosion. (NEDO)

  19. Lecture by ceramist in college. From questionnaire about lecture issued by educational committee of the ceramic society of Japan; Seramikkusu wo kenkyusuru daigaku kyokan no kogi eno torikumi. Nihon seramikkusu kyokai kyoiku iinkai, kogi ni kansuru anketo yori

    Fujitsu, Satoru.; Kishimoto, Akira.; Omata, Takahisa. Suda, Seiichi. [The Ceramic Society of Japan, Tokyo (Japan), Educational Comittee


    This paper reports the questionnaire results to ceramic lecturers in national and public universities and private universities by the Ceramic Society of Japan. Regarding lecture hours and burden sensation, there were differences between national and public universities and private universities. The number of students in a class was that the 51-100 group was 44% for national and public universities, and the over 100 group was 40% for private universities. Regarding intelligibility for lecture, the answers that the number of understanding students was less than 50% shared 63%, and answers that this intelligibility is still decreasing shared 44%, the reason being mostly due to insufficient efforts of students for study. The number of students in a class was that the 51-100 group was 44% for national and public universities, and the over 100 group was 40% for private universities. Regarding intelligibility for lecture, the answers that the number of understanding students was less than 50% shared 63%, and answers that this intelligibility is still decreasing shared 44%, the reason being mostly due to insufficient efforts of students for study. (NEDO)

  20. FY 1998 annual report on the survey on development, introduction and promotion of urban type multipurpose geothermal utilization techniques; 1998 nendo toshigata tamokuteki chinetsu riyo gijutsu no kaihatsu, donyu, sokushin ni kansuru chosa hokokusho



    Introduction of geothermal heat pump systems, which depend on temperature differential, is investigated for urban areas, which have large energy demands. Results of the surveys on the current situations of geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems indicate that they have already numbered 300,000 units in USA and totaled more than 50,000 units in Switzerland and Northern European countries, and that they are increasing at an annual rate of higher than 10%. The results also indicate that introduction of these systems are well feasible in Japan, which generally has better topographical conditions than American and European countries, and the GHP system with vertical ground heat exchanger is investigated for its topographical and environmental considerations. These systems could annually abate approximately 52 million tons of CO2 (4.3% decrease), if disseminated to all households. They are also expected to help control the heat island phenomenon, and reduce peak power consumption. The technological problems to be solved before these systems are massively disseminated including development of small scale drilling rigs and preparation of drilling manuals. System standardization and introduction of subsidy systems are also needed to massively disseminate these systems. (NEDO)

  1. FY1995 study of evaluating satisfaction of communication devices and brain computer interface for severely disabled people; 1995 nendo judo shogaisha no communication eido sosa shudan to tekisetsusa ni kansuru kenkyu



    Until now, the prescription of communication devices for disabled people has been dependent on the experience of technical experts who are working for them. To improve this situation, the aim of present study is to develop the objective methods for evaluating satisfaction of communication devices. Further aim of this study is to get the basic data for using electroencephalogram for thinking switch of communication devices. 1) Under imaging real communication devices, the menu of two experimental subjects were designed with three tasks which have different difficulty. Five physiological indexes (heart rate, coefficient of variation of R-R intervals, respiration rate, skin temperature and plethysmograph), which are known to closely correlated with mental stress, were studied during three different tasks in each experimental subject. In addition, psychological test were also performed before and after each tasks. In the first subject a significant difference was detected only in psychological test among three tasks. This result may come from the small difference of difficulty in each tasks of the first subject. In the second subject, significant differences were observed in the coefficient of variation of R-R intervals, the respiration rate and psychological test. Other physiological indexces, skin temperature, heart rate and plethysmograph, may be useful. However, the reconsideration will be needed to find the usefulness of these indexes for evaluating mental stress. 2) Biofeedback control of mu rhysm, an electrical brain wave, was investigated for the possibility of thinking switch in three graduate students. In one of three students, changes of amplitude were observed bilaterally although we had expected the unilateral change. Further studies will be needed to clarify the best method of biofeedback experiment. (NEDO)

  2. Achievement report for fiscal 1999 on specified international cooperative research project. Research on anthropometry using computer mannequin; 1999 nendo computer mannequin ni kansuru jintai model no keitai suitei gijutsu no kenkyu seika hokokusho



    Studies are conducted about anthropometry using a computer mannequin for assessing the compatibility of virtual commodities and environments, fabricated by CAD (computer-aided design) or the like, with human beings, and the fiscal 1999 achievements are compiled. In the study of multidimensional equations of correlation for shape estimation, calculation of basic human model dimensions using 43 measurements has become feasible. For the construction of a human model using a computer mannequin, joint positions and distances between joints have to be determined using data which are measurements that cover human model surfaces. Such necessitates a study of shape estimating algorithm, and a basic physique calculation module and a shape estimation module have been developed. Verification is conducted using a computer mannequin, and it is found that much information is quantitatively determined prior to the manufacture of real goods, the said information involving the mechanism of a chair and the behavior of a human being in it, and the relations of the human behavior with peripheral equipment. (NEDO)

  3. Studies of technology of mass production and quality control in road base material using coal ash; Sekitanbai wo genryo to suru robanzai no ryosan hinshitsu kanri gijutsu ni kansuru kenkyu

    Shibata, Y. [Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kobe (Japan); Ozasa, K. [Center for Coal Utilization, Tokyo (Japan); Tsuzura, K. [Naruto Salt Mfg. Ltd., Tokushima (Japan); Izumi, H. [Nippon Hodo Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Use of granular solidified coal ash as a road base material has been studied to facilitate the large scale utilization of powdered material. The proposed technology of producing granular solidified coal ash includes steam curing combined with different unit operations. Investigations on the technological and quality control aspects make clear the followings: (1) A proper technology for large scale processing may consists of the following steps: kneading of coal ash with water around its plastic limit, low pressure molding, steam curing and crushing. (2) A road base material of good quality can be produced in large qualities from coal ash of fixed CaO content and unburnt carbon content. Further processing includes mixing with the amount of water based on the size and the time change degree of the consuming power in kneader, kneading and molding. The temperature of the kneading water should be adjusted to the ambient conditions. 4 refs., 7 figs., 3 tabs.

  4. Study on reservoir behavior based on gravity changes in the Hatchobaru geothermal field; Hacchobaru chinetsu chitai ni okeru juryoku monitoring kekka kara no chinetsu choryuso no kyodo i kansuru ichikosatsu

    Tagomori, K.; Nagano, H. [West Japan Engineering Consultants Inc., Fukuoka (Japan); Ehara, S. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Oishi, K. [Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., Fukuoka (Japan)


    Since extraction of geothermal fluid remarkably increased due to start of commercial operation of Hatchobaru geothermal power plant No.2 unit in 1990, geothermal reservoir behavior was monitored through gravity changes. As a result, Hatchobaru geothermal area was divided into three zones such as northern zone (A), central zone (B) surrounding A zone, and southern zone (C). Gravity increased in A zone as reinjection zone, while decreased in C zone as production zone. Gravity changes relatively well corresponded to pressure changes of the reservoir. Gravity halted to decrease during a period from the middle of 1992 to the beginning of 1993, and at present gravity is nearly constant or increasing. In particular, suspension of a remarkable decrease in gravity around Watarase Jigoku means that geothermal fluid is being supplied to the reservoir through NW-SE fault in the east of Hatchobaru area. The mass balance of Hatchobaru reservoir seems to be stable from the viewpoint of gravity changes. Generally the reservoir has gradually recovered from mass reduction with an increase in gravity since 1993. 5 refs., 11 figs.

  5. Fiscal 1997 report on the results of the research on the development of high-performance industrial furnaces. Volume 3; 1997 nendo seika hokokusho (koseino kogyoro no kaihatsu ni kansuru kenkyu seika hokokusto)



    A R and D was conducted for the purpose of developing remarkable energy conservation/CO2 reduction technologies. In fiscal 1997, the five working groups about the following were formed to have animated discussions: the basic research, heating furnace, heat treatment furnace, melting furnace, and tubular heating furnace. The research subjects are the pursuit/deepening of the base study on flame structures in high temperature air combustion, critical heat recovery of the system in high temperature air combustion, examination of the basic common technology on the ultimate optimization of the material heat transfer, construction of general-purpose experimental database, setting-up of design standards for general-purpose high-performance industrial furnaces, presentation of examples of the actual trial design based on the design standards and feasibility study of the practical application, preparatory support of the field test project on high-performance industrial furnaces for commercialization/diffusion/spread, etc. Further, how to arrange the developmental results was studied to make the results of the project useful for study of the prompt commercialization. 442 refs., 1444 figs., 311 tabs.

  6. Research cooperation report for fiscal 1997 on the environment-friendly system for effectively utilizing water resources; 1997 nendo kankyo taiogata mizushigen yuko riyo system ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku itaku gyomu hokokusho



    This effort exerted in cooperation with the Philippines aims to solve problems related to water resources such as stable supply and pollution of water through developing a waste water treatment/water reuse system which is easy to operate and maintain, and low in price. The ultimate goal includes (1) the construction of a waste water treatment/water reuse system comprising an anaerobic reaction tank and activated charcoal absorption tower, easy to operate and maintain, and low in price, (2) the employment of goods procurable in the Philippines, the goods including carriers for use in the anaerobic reaction tank, microbes for use in both aerobic and anaerobic reaction tanks, and activated charcoal for use in waste water reutilization, and (3) the establishment of optimum operating conditions for the waste water treatment/water reuse system by use of a pilot plant and the transfer of operating and managing techniques to the Filipino counterpart. In this fiscal year, investigations are conducted to disclose the actualities of waste water treatment and water consumption by primary industries in the vicinity of Laguna de Bay, and the waste water to be the object of study and the place of pilot plant installation have been selected. Also conducted are investigations into the carrier, microbe, activated charcoal, etc., for use in the anaerobic reaction tank. (NEDO)

  7. Experimental study on the effect of fiber reinforced rubber-rolled pin of the bridge restrainer plate system; Gomu dansho pin wo mochiita rakkyo boshi renketsuban no seiteki oyobi doteki oto tokusei ni kansuru jikkenteki kosatsu

    Sonoda, Y.; Hikosaka, H. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan); Ishikawa, N. [Defence Academy, Yokosuka, Kanagawa (Japan)] Ikoma, N. [Shibata Industrial Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan)


    As for the big earthquake like Hyogo Ken southern Earthquake, accident like collapsing of bridge girder is extremely difficult to prevent by only one bridge restrainer device. However, there exist considerable many spots not having enough space such as urban roads and so forth or the spots where the renewal of the existing restrainer device is difficult and as for these spots, it is thought that improvement of earthquake resistance performance is necessary by using the restrainer system based o the simple reformation of existing bridge restrainer plate system. In this report, under such condition, rolled pin winding the fiber reinforced rubber surrounding the connected pin was proposed as a technique for improving earthquake resistance by easy reformation of bridge restrainer of Spectacle type bridges which has many construction findings. In order to carry out characteristic and quantitative evaluation of the effect of rubber-rolled pin, two stages, o use level and ultimate level, were considered and static behavior and impact load characteristics for each level were studied experimentally, and comparison was made with the conventional steel pin. 13 refs., 19 figs., 6 tabs.

  8. Worldwide clean energy system technology using hydrogen (WE-NET). subtask 9. Investigation of innovative and leading technologies; Suiso riyo kokusai clean energy system gijutsu (WE-NET). subtask 9. Kakushinteki sendoteki gijutsu ni kansuru chosa kenkyu



    The WE-NET Project is a long-term project designed to ensure that an energy network technology using hydrogen becomes a reality not later than 2020. So the project cannot remain effective unless constant efforts are made to foresee future trends of technology and optimize it as the making of entire system for the project. In this project, new technologies which are not up for development are also investigated. Their feasibility should be studied, if necessary. From the foregoing point of view, new technologies are studied, collected and evaluated. Thus, useful suggestions and proposals may be made as to the course for the project to follow, as well as its research and development. Proposals highly evaluated up to FY 1995 are the hydrogen-oxygen internal-combustion Stirling`s engine, hydrogen production by solid oxide electrolysis, magnetic refrigeration technology for liquefaction of hydrogen, solar thermal hydrogen production with iron sponge technology, and hydrogen producing technology with photocatalyst. Conceptual investigation themes in FY 1996 are the hydrogen internal-combustion Stirling engine, solar thermal hydrogen production, phototransformation process, and high-temperature steam electrolysis. 9 figs., 54 tabs.

  9. Basic research on energy conservation in developing countries. Report of the International Conference on Adaptation and Mitigation Technologies for Climate Change; Hatten tojokoku energy shohi koritsuka kiso chosanado jigyo. Kiko hendo ni kansuru tekio kanwa gijutsu kokusai kaigi hokokusho



    The International Conference on Adaptation and Mitigation Technologies for Climate Change was held based on the 1st Conference of the Parties in 1995 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the 2nd evaluation report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This report carries the outline of this conference and minutes. Japanese government had studied the framework of activities implemented jointly (AIJ) for emission control of greenhouse gases by voluntary workers jointly with developing countries. The government decided the basis of the AIJ Japan program in 1995, and approved the evaluation guidelines of this program including confirmed and considered matters which are necessary for government offices related to this program to evaluate and approve each project. IPCC approved the 2nd evaluation report in its general meeting in 1995. This conference was thus held to discuss strategic technology and international cooperation with participation of writers of the 2nd IPCC report, policy planners of Asian countries, Japanese industries, governmental offices and NGO.

  10. Fiscal 1997 report on the cooperative research on the preservation and sustainable utilization of biological diversification; Seibutsu tayosei hozen to jizokuteki riyo nado ni kansuru kenkyu kyoryoku (1997 nendo hokokusho)



    Cooperative researches were conducted between Japan and Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia for the purpose of the technology development to make developing countries themselves preserve bioresources existing in tropical forests and use those sustainably. The research subjects for Thailand are a strategical study on eating of the primates, improvement of a microorganism culture collection system, preservation of biological diversification using an artificial ecosystem, bioresource utilization, etc. The subjects for Indonesia are a study of a microorganism culture collection system, study of plant preservation technology, study of microorganism utilization technology, study of plant utilization technology, promotion of the founding of the Indonesia tropical bioresource information center, etc. The subjects for Malaysia are biological diversification database and gene bank, assessment/monitoring of the ocean ecosystem, assessment and inventory of the ecosystem using hi-tech technology, search/separation of bioactive substances originated from microorganism/plant, etc. 26 refs., 24 figs., 81 tabs.