Sample records for chiiki ni okeru

  1. Characteristics of microtremors in Hanshin area; Hanshin chiiki ni okeru bido no kihon tokusei nitsuite

    Suzuki, H.; Suzuki, K.; Yamanaka, H.; Seo, K. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)


    To increase general understandings of fundamental characteristics of microtremors in Hanshin area, microtremors have been observed at Sumiyoshi River-side, Rokko Island, and Nishinomiya. Relations were discussed among the stability of predominant period, successive fluctuation and meteorological conditions. For the analysis, cosine-type taper was conducted before and after 10% of the observed records, and Fourier spectrum was calculated by smoothing using Parzen window with a band width 0.3 Hz. Geometrical mean of two components was used as a horizontal component. At the observation points except Sumiyoshi River-side, predominance in the short period side was not distinct, and was not stable due to the successive fluctuation of predominant period. However, there was less successive fluctuation of spectrum ratio between different two points in the band with period more than 1 sec. Since there was a close correlation between the successive fluctuation in this band and the wind velocity or air pressure, the microtremors in this band was affected by a single vibration source. Ground characteristics could be illustrated by the averages of ratio against base points of moving observation. 14 refs.

  2. 2D resistivity survey in complex geological structure area. Application to the volcanic area; Fukuzatsuna chishitsu kozo chiiki ni okeru hiteiko nijigen tansa. Kazangan chiiki deno tekiorei

    Asakawa, S.; Ikuma, T.; Tanifuji, R. [DIA Consultants Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Introduced herein is an application of 2D resistivity survey to a volcanic rock area where the survey result is difficult to interpret because of its complex geological structure. In a dam site survey, main problems involve the permeability of water through faults and weathered, altered zones. At this site, a 2D resistivity survey was conducted, a 2D geological structure was deduced from the resistivity section, and the result was examined. It was found that resistivity distribution was closely related to hydrographic factors, but no obvious correlation was detected between rock classes and R, Q, and D. In conducting investigations into a section planned for a highway tunnel, it was learned that the problem was a volcanic ash layer to collapse instantly upon absorbing water, and the distribution of the ash layer, not to be disclosed by boring, was subjected to a 2D resistivity survey. The survey was conducted into the structure above where the tunnel would run, and further into the face, and studies were made about what layer was reflected by the resistivity distribution obtained by analysis. The result of the analysis agreed with the details of the layer that was disclosed afterward. 4 figs., 1 tab.

  3. MT2-D inversion analysis in Kakkonda geothermal field; Kakkonda chinetsu chiiki ni okeru MT ho nijigen kaiseki

    Yamane, K.; Takasugi, S. [Geothermal Energy Research and Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Miyazaki, S. [Japan Metals and Chemicals Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Uchida, T. [New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Tokyo, (Japan)


    Data, collected from an MT method-assisted survey conducted in the Kakkonda geothermal region in 1987, was re-examined, and a new structure was found. The review was carried out by use of a 2D analysis in the TM mode. According to the 1D analysis of 1987 and the geological data gathered then, it is estimated that the resistivity structure of this region runs in the northwest-southeast direction. A northeast-southwest traverse line was set for this analysis, orthogonal to the strike, and the impedance at each observation spot was caused to rotate to this direction across the whole range of frequency. Furthermore, in 1994-95, surveys were conducted using arrayed CSMT/MT methods. All these sum up to indicate that a high-resistivity region extends northwest in the southwestern part of the Kakkonda river but that there exists a low-resistivity region of several 10 Ohm m centering about the B traverse line. The high-resistivity region deep in the ground being the target of excavation in the Kakkonda region, to collect knowledge about this high-resistivity is important, and here the effectiveness of the 2d analysis has been verified. 5 refs., 11 figs.

  4. Drilling of geothermal well in Onikobe geothermal field and developping Oguni geothermal field. Onikobe oyobi Oguni chiiki ni okeru chinetsusei kussaku ni tsuite

    Abe, S.; Kurishima, S. (Electric Power Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)); Mezaki, Y.


    This paper describes the Onikobe Geothermal Power Plant in Miyagi Prefecture developed by the Electric Power Source Development Co., Ltd., and the current development state of drilling geothermal wells at the Oguni geothermal field in Kumamoto Prefecture. The Onikobe area has alteration zone distributed widely, with a clayey layer at a depth between 80 m and 150 m, and steam reservoir layers at depths around 300 m and deeper than 800 m. The production wells in shallow layers were drilled with great attentions because the layer down to about 300 m, which is a steam layer, has an extremely high underground temperature rise rate and incessant danger of spontaneous explosions. Drilling deep slanted wells used an increased number of casing pipes. The slanted drilling has dealt with the high temperatures starting at shallow depths by beginning the hole bending at a depth as unexceptionally shallow as 80 meters. The Oguni area presented no special problems in geothermal well drilling. However, because of employing a base system in which excavation locations are limited as a result of highly undulated topography and road conditions, almost all wells were drilled slanted. 21 refs., 8 figs., 13 tabs.

  5. Change in surface SP caused by pressure buildup observed at the Nigorikawa geothermal area; Nigorikawa chiiki ni okeru atsuryoku buildup ji no shizen den`i henka

    Yasukawa, K.; Yano, Y.; Matsushima, N.; Ishido, T. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan); Takahashi, M.; Suzuki, I.; Aoyama, K.; Kuwano, T.


    To examine the effect of change of subsurface flow system on the surface SP (self potential), SP measurements were carried out before and after the pressure buildup and drawdown during the periodic inspection at Nigorikawa area. Relation between the SP distribution and the observed data was also examined by 2-D numerical simulation. Tendency was found that the SP increased gradually with the production near the production well, decreased during the pressure buildup, and increased again during the drawdown. There were some points having the reverse tendency in the surrounding area. Behavior during the pressure buildup and drawdown was not clear. The resistivity near the ground surface was low ranging between 2 and 5 ohm/m within the Nigorikawa basin. The variation of SP was not so large when compared with the measuring error. The SP profiles on the secondary section passing in the center of caldera at the production stop and at one week after the production start were well corresponded with the profiles under natural conditions which were reproduces using the 2-D model. It was considered that the SP profile before the production stop was affected by the production. 12 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  6. High-resolution aeromagnetic survey in the area of Arima-Takatsuki-Rokko active fault system; Arima Takatsuki Rokko katsudanso chiiki ni okeru komitsudo kuchu jiki tansa

    Nakatsuka, T.; Okuma, S.; Morijiri, R.; Makino, M. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan)


    High-resolution aeromagnetic survey was conducted in December, 1995, over the area of Arima-Takatsuki-Rokko active fault system, where the 1995 Hyogo-South (Kobe) earthquake took place. Based on the surveyed data, the magnetic anomaly distribution in the Kei-Hanshin district was illustrated. Features of magnetic anomaly observed in it were discussed. Influence of artificial structures in the coastal zone of Kobe City was tried to be removed. Distinct magnetic anomaly observed in the center of Kyoto City was located at the southern part near Shijo-Karasuma. This was mainly affected by the artificial structure. A high magnetic anomaly with a long wave length was observed in the southern part of Kyoto. There was a high magnetic anomaly in an area surrounded by central cities of Nishinomiya-Toyonaka district. At the location where positive and negative magnetic anomalies were illustrated in NEDO`s map in the coastal zone of Kobe City, the anomaly pattern was clarified. The influence of artificial structure was approximated using a point dipole. The dipole was placed in each block having a magnetic anomaly. The parameter was determined by the inverse analysis, to remove the influence. Consequently, most of magnetic anomalies due to artificial structures could be removed. 6 figs.

  7. Water management and regional environment in the Hetao irrigation area, Inner Mongolia, China; Uchimoko kagaikanku ni okeru mizu kanri to chiiki kankyo

    Ji, B.; Akae, T.; Nagahori, K. [Okayama Univ. (Japan)] Otsuki, K. [Tottori Univ. (Japan)


    The history of the Hetao irrigation area can be said as the history of war in arid and semi-arid areas fought between human activity and environmental harmony. Balance of the natural water circulation is damaged as a result of agricultural production by irrigation in the Hetao irrigation area, and salt damage occurred to worsen the environment of the area. Drainage facilities are introduced as the improvement measures, but it is not easy to restore the once-damaged natural environment. Increase of salt damaged land in the area is restrained by the drainage facilities, but the incoming of salt exceeds the outgoing. The scale of the present drainage facilities is not satisfactory for restoring the salt damaged land. The salt content of the water taken in the Hetao irrigation area from the Yellow River is increasing every year influenced by the drainage from the upstream areas of the Hetao irrigation area. At the same time, untreated waste water is drained in the Yellow River. As a result, the present drainage facilities work to mitigate salt drainage in the area, but help to worsen the salt damage in downstream areas. 5 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

  8. CSAMT application in deep structural exploration at Akinomiya. Shingogen seigyo chijiki chidenryuho (CSAMT ho) no tekiyo. Akitaken Akinomiya chiiki ni okeru chinetsugen chosa

    Motojima, Mutsumi; Kusunoki, Ken' ichiro.


    The controlled source antifrequency magnetotelluric method (CSAMT method) was applied to the site exploration at Akinomiya in Akita Prefecture as a part of research to improve geothermal exploration technique so as to utilize geothermal energy. CSAMT method is one of the measurement of underground resistivity with the equipment artificially transmitting electromagnetic waves of different frequencies to improve the accuracy of the exploration. Underground resistivity structure obtained form profile analysis for measured apparent resistivity indicated high resistivity zone corresponding to the lower basement rocks area and the boundary agreed with existing geological section. On the other hand, horizontal distribution map of apparent resistivity zone overlaps on the existing area of hot spring. CSAMT method is thought effective to survey the geological structure and to explore geothermal resources from the researched results. This method may be useful to select the site for underground structures along with the development of geothermal energy. 8 refs., 22 figs., 1 tab.

  9. Borehole geophysics for delineating the geological structure in the Sakonishi prospect, the Hida area, Japan; Hida chiiki Sako nishi chiku ni okeru boring ko riyo butsuri tansa ni yoru chishitsu kozo kaiseki

    Katayama, H.; Hishida, H.; Yoshioka, K. [Metal Mining Agency of Japan, Tokyo (Japan)


    In order to discuss effectiveness of physical exploration in the Sakonishi prospect in the Hida area, physical exploration was carried out by utilizing bored wells. This area contains the Kamioka mine, one of the major base metal mines in Japan, where electrical exploration has been attempted several times in the past. No effective results have been obtained, however, because specific resistance contrast between mine beds and base rocks is too small, and the topography is too steep making site workability inferior. As part of the investigations on geological structures over wide areas, electrical logging (specific resistance and natural potential) was performed in fiscal 1995 and 1996 by utilizing the boreholes. Induced polarization logging was also conducted on the same boreholes. A traverse line on the ground with a length of 600 m and boreholes were used to execute specific resistance tomography. Clear extraction was possible on a fault structure which is thought related with limestone distribution and mine bed creation. However, it was not possible to identify upward continuity of zinc ores expected in the exploration. Because of not large a specific resistance contrast between zinc ores and base rocks, it is difficult to find mine bed locations only from the information on the specific resistance. 5 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  10. Time domain electromagnetic method for petroleum exploration. Part 3. Case study in Yoneyama area; Sekiyu tansa ni okeru TDEM ho data shutoku to kaiseki ni tsuite. 3. Niigataken Yoneyama chiiki deno tekiyorei

    Ishikawa, H.; Mitsuhata, Y. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Shiga, N. [Mitsui Mineral Development Engineering Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    The result is reported of a TDEM method-based survey for oil exploration conducted in the Yoneyama district, Niigata Prefecture. The survey covered the southern part of the sedimentary basin in the prefecture, known for the poor quality of the seismic prospecting data that had been recorded. The purpose of the TDEM method-assisted survey was to probe the high-resistivity volcanic rock structure and low-resistivity sedimentary layer, and to know their details. The obtained data were subjected to interpretation by use of the 1D inversion method. A 4000m-deep level was subjected to interpretation, 34 data were inputted, and the early model consisted of 20 layers. As the result, it was found that there was a high-resistivity layer ranging from the ground surface down to a depth of approximately 500m, that a low-resistivity layer 2500-3000m in thickness lay thereunder, and that the lowest layer had a high resistivity of approximately 100 Ohm m. By comparing these data with the geological structure, structures were disclosed corresponding to the rock bed depth, Ukawa syncline, Ishiguro anticline, and Yoneyama mountain mass. 3 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  11. Catalytic technology in the energy/environment field. Utilization of catalyst in coal pyrolysis and gasification processes; Energy kankyo bun`ya ni okeru shokubai gijutsu. Sekitan no netsubunkai oyobi gas ka ni okeru shokubai no riyo

    Otsuka, Y. [Tohoku University, Institute for Chemical Reaction Science (Japan)


    This review article focuses on the utilization of several catalysts during coal pyrolysis and gasification. In situ or off line catalytic upgrading of volatile matters during pyrolysis of low rank coals is carried out in pressurized H2 with different reactors to produce BTX (benzene, toluene and xylene). When NiSO4 and Ni(OH)2 are used in the hydropyrolysis of Australian brown coal using an entrained bed reactor with two separated reaction zones, BTX yield reaches 18-23%. MS-13X zeolite and USY zeolite mixed with Al2O3 are effective for producing BTX with powder-particle fluidized bed and two-stage reactors, respectively. Catalytic gasification is described from a standpoint of direct production of SNG(CH4) from coal and steam. When K2CO3 and Ni are compared for this purpose, Ni catalyst is more suitable at low temperatures of 500-600degC, where CH4 formation is thermodynamically favorable. Fe and Ca catalysts can successfully be prepared from inexpensive raw materials and are rather active for steam gasification at {>=}700degC. The use of upgrading and gasification catalysts is discussed in terms of preparation, performance, life and recovery. 27 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

  12. Improvement of magnetic properties of Fe-50mass%Ni in MIM process; MIM process ni okeru Fe-50mass%Ni no jiki tokusei kaizen

    Miura, H. [Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Fujita, S. [Kumamoto University, Kumamoto (Japan); Fujita, M.; Ninomiya, R. [Mitsuikinzoku Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Metal injection molding (MIM) process is hoped to be one of processing for required to more complicated parts of magnetic components. In this study, the effect of different types of powders (prealloyed and mixed elemental powders) on the magnetic properties of permalloy (Fe-50mass%Ni) through the MIM technique was investigated. Approximately 94% of theoretical density was obtained by using the prealloyed powder, and the retained carbon and oxygen contents were controlled to be low. On the other hand, 96% of theoretical density was obtained by using the mixed elemental powder, but the magnetic properties were inferior to that of prealloyed powder's because of high retained oxygen content. By using the carbonyl Fe powder with high carbon, the retained oxygen and carbon content could be controlled to be low, resulting in the improved magnetic properties. (author)

  13. Preferential dissolution behavior of copper-nickel alloys in neutral ammonium acetate solution; Chusei sakusan ammonium yoekichu ni okeru Cu-Ni gokin no yusen yokai kyodo

    Nishimura, R.; Yamakawa, K. [Osaka Univ. (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    The electrochemical behaviors of copper alloys which show corrosion resistance under ocean circumstances were investigated in acid, neutral chlorides and a sulfate solution from the view point of preferential dissolution like dezincification corrosion. In this study, dissolved ion seeds of copper-nickel (10 to 42%) alloys in a neutral ammonium acetate solution are analyzed by the method of multi-elements simultaneous analysis using an ICP spectrophotometer, the preferential dissolution behavior of the copper-nickel alloys was studied through film formation analyzed by an AES (Auger Electron Spectroscope) and an anode oxidation current decrease with the increase of the Ni content, In regard to the contents of the dissolved ion seeds, the preferential dissolution of the Ni occurs independent from the Ni content in the active region, but in the passive region, only Cu-10%Ni alloy shows the Ni preferential dissolution in the low voltage side and shows the Cu preferential dissolution in the high voltage side. However, while the Ni content increase more, the Ni preferential dissolution occurs not depending on the voltage. 18 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. Application of magnetotelluric method to hydrocarbon exploration. Case study of MT survey in Yurihara oil and gas field, Akita prefecture; MT ho no kokunai sekiyu tanko eno tekiyo. Akitaken Yurihara chiiki ni okeru jikken chosa kekka

    Mitsuhata, Y.; Matsuo, K.; Ishikawa, H.; Tanaka, H.; Nakagami, K. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Technology Research Center


    The experiment and survey were carried out to verify the effectiveness and limitation of MT method. The previous seismic reflection method is unsuitable for steep terrain and over-folded complicated geological structure. In such difficult areas, application of MT method is increasing as complement or substitution for the reflection method. However, the evaluation of resistivity structure interpretation for every area is slightly difficult because of lack of data, poor quality of data, and no verification data at boreholes. Consequently, the survey was again carried out in well-known Yurihara oil and gas field, Akita prefecture whose geological structure has been surveyed in detail at boreholes, by adding new 32 sites, 22 sites on the south side and 10 sites on the north side of the measuring line extending from east to west. As a result, it was clarified that the lower high-resistivity layer found by MT method is equal to the Nishikurosawa basaltic layer, and basalt extends to the west in the north area. This result can`t be simply compared with the previous geological profile. 8 refs., 8 figs.

  15. 2D inversion results and interpretation of CSAMT data in the Itaya prospect, Northern Honshu, Japan; Tohoku nanbu chiiki Itaya chiku ni okeru CSAMT ho nijigen kaiseki kekka to sono kaishaku

    Yoshioka, K.; Hishida, H.; Katayama, H. [Metal Mining Agency of Japan, Tokyo (Japan); Takakura, S. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan)


    A two-dimensional analysis was carried out on electric exploration data obtained by using the CSAMT method in the Itaya prospect in the southern part of the Tohoku region in Japan. Considerations were given on mine exploration targets. Gold produced in this area is contained in stockwork or vein deposited quartz in silicified hydrothermal breccia. Therefore, the exploration targets are silicified rocks that show high resistivity. The field investigation using the CSAMT method was conducted by installing a dipole source of about 1.9 km as a transmission source at a location about 6 km apart from the investigation area, and by measuring transmission currents from 8 to 10A and ten frequencies from 4 to 2048 Hz. The two-dimensional analysis was performed by using programs of a forward calculation that used a finite element method and of an inversion calculation that used a least-squares method. Analysis utilizing resistivity of the boring cores made minimizing RMS misfit possible. As a result, estimations were made on distribution of silicification and claying alteration from the detailed resistivity distribution around the Itaya mine. 5 ref., 8 figs.

  16. Experiment for deep seismic reflections in Hidaka, Hokkaido. Comparison between Vibroseis and explosive data; Hidaka chiiki ni okeru shinbu hanno data no shutoku jikken. Vibroseis to dynamite no hikaku

    Shimizu, N.; Ikawa, T. [Japex Jeoscience Institute, Tokyo (Japan); Ito, T.; Tsumura, N.; Shinohara, M.; Ikawa, T. Ikawa, H.; Asano, Y.; Tanaka, Y.; Miyazono, N. [Chiba University, Chiba (Japan); Arita, K.; Moriya, T.; Otsuka, K.; Omura, T. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan); Kimura, M. [Osaka Prefectural University, Osaka (Japan); Hirata, N. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Okuike, S.


    This is a prompt report. These days the importance of acquiring knowledge about the structure from the lower crust down to the upper mantle is often discussed with reference taken to Hyogo-ken Nanbu Earthquake. The Hidaka collision belt where the lower crust is exposed on the surface is a rare phenomenon in the world and has been the subject of seismic survey. As a part of the survey, experiments are conducted by the use of vibrations produced by Vibroseis and dynamite sources. Every one of the shot records (20-second record) from the two types of vibration sources contains a clear echo in the vicinity of 16 seconds supposedly from a level deeper than 40 kilometers, not to mention reflections from shallow levels. Although some studies have to be conducted before the reflecting geological boundary (possibly the upper mantle) of the echo near the 16-second point can be identified, yet this is probably the reflection from the deepest level ever obtained in the seismic reflection survey conducted in Japan`s land area. It is proved by this experiment that vibration from a vibrator can reach as far as that from explosion if the vibrator specifications are rightly chosen. 4 refs., 3 figs.

  17. Fiscal 1996 survey report on the environmentally friendly type coal utilization system feasibility study. Survey by region/industry in China; Kankyo chowagata sekitan riyo system kanosei chosa. Chugoku ni okeru chiiki/sangyobetsu chosa



    For the purpose of establishing a coal utilization system which is environmentally friendly and effective, a survey had already been conducted jointly with China on the introduction of an environmentally friendly type coal utilization system, and a master plan for the whole China had been worked out. To make the results of the master plan more widely spread, this survey aimed in a 2-year plan at diagnosing coal utilization technology of the plants selected from each industry in the specified region and at making individual and concrete guidelines for the introduction of technology on CCT for engineers at sites and persons concerned with local administration. In the first fiscal year, a survey was made on coal production/utilization and the environmental situation in Henan Province for survey. Moreover, two plans each were selected as model plant from the chemical industry and construction material industry which are main industries in the said region to survey the present situation of coal utilization technology and measures for environmental protection. Based on the survey, more effective and more environmentally adaptable measures were also studied. 67 figs., 24 tabs.

  18. Survey report for fiscal 1997. Survey on publicity measures for promotion of new energy introduction in Tohoku region; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho. Tohoku chiiki ni okeru shin energy donyu sokushin koho taisaku chosa



    In order to discuss mainly on publicity measures for how to promote new energy introduction in the Tohoku region, items of information were collected and put into order for the state of utilization of new energies in this region, and fundamental materials were prepared. Facilities having introduced new energies by public bodies in the Tohoku area include the prefectural office buildings, town and village office buildings, schools, community centers, welfare facilities such as aged people's centers and hospitals, sports facilities, parks, sewage treatment plants, and refuse incineration plants. The actual record of the introduction in the Tohoku region shows greater number of cases utilizing natural energies. Utilization of recycled energy and high-efficiency energy such as regional heat supply is less because of fewer number of areas built up densely with buildings and factories, with exception of some cases of utilization by the consumer sector. Introduction of clean energy fueled automobiles is little excepting electric vehicles used by the electric power company. Number of natural gas fueled automobiles that have been introduced is few because the infrastructural build-up has not been advanced in the natural gas supply network. (NEDO)

  19. Reduction of artificial source effect in the high-resolution aeromagnetic survey in the Hanshin region; Hanshin chiiki no komitsudo kuchu jiki tansa ni okeru jinko noise source no eikyo no jokyo

    Nakatsuka, T.; Makino, M.; Morijiri, R.; Okuma, S. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan)


    A high-resolution aeromagnetic survey was carried out in December 1995 on areas from Kobe City to Kyoto City in relation to the Hyogoken-nanbu Earthquake in 1995. It was found in the survey that effects of electric trains driven by direct current and man-made structures cannot be avoided, working as a large noise factor in extraction and analysis of geological information. This paper describes a quantitative analysis on magnetic anomaly suspected to have been caused from artificial sources seen in the magnetic map of the Hanshin area obtained from the above exploration data. The paper also gives considerations on methods to remove the effects therefrom. It then describes a quantitative analysis and the result of attempts on removal of the anomaly, taking up the following factors: (1) distribution of specific and remarkable magnetic anomalies which correspond to railroad positions of the Hanshin Railways running through the Nishinomiya-Toyonaka area, (2) the magnetic anomaly trend in positive and negative pair seen in the seafront area of Kobe City, and (3) typical bipolar isolated type magnetic anomaly in the north-west part of Kobe City. The cause for (1) was loop current flown for the railway operation, that for (2) was man-made structures in the improved seafront area, and that for (3) was a provisionally built metal waste storage yard. 9 figs.

  20. Survey report 1998. Survey on actual condition of science parks and similar facilities in Asian countries; 1998 nendo chosa hokokusho. Asia shokoku chiiki ni okeru science park nado no jittai chosa



    Implemented at NEDO, on such technical development issues peculiar to developing nations as are difficult to solve by their research and development ability alone, has been a consistent research cooperation with countries in question, such as installation of plants and research facilities, joint research operation, and training of researchers, while Japanese technological skill and research and development know how are utilized, as the international cooperation projects. In this survey, an actual condition was investigated including potential of science parks and similar facilities in Asian countries (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and India), for the purpose of unearthing the needs, seeds, etc., of the future international research cooperation projects. The parks and facilities selected for the survey are as follows. The Thai technology/science parks are the Thai Science Park and four other parks; the Indonesian technology parks are Bukit Indah Industrial City and eleven other parks; the major Malaysian technology parks are Technology Park Malaysia and fourteen other parks; the major Indian technology parks are Electronics City and fifteen other parks. (NEDO)

  1. Application of new analytical techniques to the order-disorder transformation in Ni-Mo alloys; Ni-Mo gokin no kisoku-fukisoku hentai ni okeru atarashii kozo kaiseki no kokoromi

    Oki, K.; Hata, S.; Kuwano, N. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan)


    This paper presents the analytical example of the ordering process of order-disorder transformation in Ni-Mo alloy using recent experimental techniques. Monte Carlo simulation clarified the fact that the ordering process in Ni4-Mo alloy is largely affected by short range interaction in the early stage of ordering, and forms D1a, D022 and Pt2Mo structure units with a similar atomic pair correlation. The ordering process is largely affected by long range interaction with an advance of ordering, and develops only D1a structure most stable in energy. In order to check the existence of SRO (short range order) structure obtained by Monte Carlo simulation, the analysis of high-resolution TEM images under SRO condition was carried out using the imaging plate recently developed for TEM. The analytical result showed that the observed N2M3 pattern is derived from not always the existence of N2M3 structure but superimposition of D1a, D022 and Pt2Mo structure units. 19 refs., 4 figs.

  2. Effects of solvent and catalysts on the hydrogenolysis of alkylnaphthalenes; Alkylnaphthalene no suisoka bunkai ni okeru yobai to shokubai no koka

    Futamura, S. [National Institute for Resources and Environment, Tsukuba (Japan)


    Catalytic effects of metal and carbon materials, which promote hydrogen transfer from hydrogen donor solvents, are investigated during hydrogenolysis of benzyl-1-methylnaphthalenes (BMN) selected as a hydrogen acceptor. For the isomer distribution of BMN after the reaction, almost the same molecular ratio before the reaction was obtained independent of the presence of catalysts. Selectivity of position during the addition of hydrogen atoms from tetralin was not found. For the reaction of BMN in tetralin, 1-methylnaphthalene and toluene were obtained as products, but the formation of benzylnaphthalene was not found. As for the nuclear hydride of BMN, the trace amount formation was confirmed by gas chromatography. For the hydrogen transfer from tetralin progressed catalytically, it was found that the nuclear of naphthalene can not be hydrogenated easily. This was considered to be due to the obstruction of hydrogen transfer from tetralin by the strong adsorption of BMN on the Ni surface. 1 ref., 1 fig., 2 tabs.

  3. Formation of spinel inclusions in molten stainless steel under Al deoxidation with slags; Slag kyozonka no Al datsusan katei ni okeru stainless yokochu spinel kaizaibutsu no seisei

    Nishi, T.; Shinme, K. [Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., Osaka (Japan)


    Morphology change of inclusions were experimentally investigated under Al deoxidation of molten stainless steel with CaO-SiO{sub 2}-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}-MgO slags in order to clarify the morphology control factor of inclusions. 15kg of molten 18mass%Cr-8mass%Ni stainless steels were deoxidized by aluminum at 1873K, and the samples were taken at intervals to observe the inclusions by SEM and EDS. As the results, MgO contents of alumina type inclusions were gradually increased with time and the maximum contents were affected by a CaO/SiO{sub 2} ratio in slags. The formation of MgO-Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} spine type inclusions were also observed in case of high CaO/SiO{sub 2} ratio. The origin of Mg in inclusions was presumed to be deformation of MgO in slags. (author)

  4. Characterization of the various catalyst for solvent hydrogenation at 1t/d PSU; 1t/d PSU ni okeru kakushu yozai suisoka shokubai no seino hyoka

    Kakebayashi, H.; Nogami, Y.; Inokuchi, K. [Mitsui SRC Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Aihara, Y.; Imada, K. [Nippon Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    Performance of various catalysts for hydrogenation of recycle solvent was evaluated for the operation of NEDOL process 1 t/d process supporting unit (PSU). Distillate between 220 and 538{degree}C derived from the liquefaction of Tanito Harum coal was used as recycle solvent. Deactivation behaviors of catalysts were compared using a prediction equation of catalyst life, by which aromatic carbon index (fa) after hydrogenation can be determined from the fa of recycle oil before hydrogenation, reaction temperature, and total hydrogenation time. Total hydrogenation time satisfying the {Delta}fa, 0.05 before and after hydrogenation were 8,000, 4,000, and 2,000 hours for NiMo-based catalysts C, A, and B, respectively. Catalyst C showed the longest life. Used catalysts were also characterized. The catalyst C showed larger mean pore size than those of the others, which resulted in the longer life due to the delay of pore blockage. From measurements by XPS and EPMA, relative atomic concentration of carbon increased remarkably after the use for all of catalysts, which was considered to be due to the adhesion of hydrocarbons. Increase of metal atoms, such as Fe and Cr, was also observed due to the contamination of entrainment residues. Deactivation of catalysts was caused by the adhesion of hydrocarbons, and metallic compounds, such as Fe and Cr. 3 refs., 1 fig., 5 tabs.

  5. Survey report for fiscal 1997 on the survey report on the actual state of technical cooperation on industrial technologies by European countries in the South-eastern Asian region; 1997 nendo Tonan Asia chiiki ni okeru Obei shokoku no sangyo gijutsu ni kansuru gijutsu kyoryoku jittai chosa hokokusho



    The actual state was surveyed on the technical cooperation by European countries in the South-eastern Asian region. The U.S.A. is making research cooperation with Thailand on ethylene molecule structures to enhance productivity in rubber production, France on molecule markers for high production rubber clone selection, and Australia on grain storing and drying methods. For the Philippines, America is giving assistance on management of reproducible resources, France on climate information communications systems for local areas, Australia on grain storing and drying methods, and Germany on waste oil recovery and reutilization, and development of pollution-free energy resources. For Malaysia, the Great Britain is cooperating on building engineering research centers, Australia on search for plant patheology genetic organics available in the Pacific region, and Germany on investigative researches on pollution prevention for tin mines and processing areas, and forestry and plant information systems. With respect to the ASEAN, this paper reports its activities placing importance on biology and electronics engineering, while the organization is taking actions in the areas of foodstuffs, animals, electronics, information and material science, energy exploration, marine and earth physics, and resource development. (NEDO)

  6. Effect of microstructure on statistical scatter of crack initiation and growth lives in NiCrMoV cast steel. NiCrMoV chuko ni okeru kiretsu no hasseiter dot denpa jumyo no baratsuki ni oyobosu zairyo bishi soshiki no eikyo

    Ishii, A.; Ochi, Y.; Sasaki, S.; Nakamura, H. (The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo (Japan))


    In order to clarify the cause of statistical scatter of crack initiation lives and growth lives in NiCrMoV cast steel for large-size turbine rotor shafts, the initial crack growth behavior and crack initiation sites were studied in detail. Rotating bending fatigue tests were carried out for four kinds of stress amplitudes including one just above a fatigue limit in air at room temperature, and fatigue process was divided into several ones according to a crack length range. By analyzing the number of cycles required for crack growth in each range, the crack length affecting strongly scatter of fatigue lives was examined. Since from scanning electron microscopic observation of crack initiation sites, most of the cracks were initiated from inclusions, the relation between the initiation lives and the size, shape and depth of inclusions was also examined. In addition, the crack length range sensitive to microstructure was considered on the basis of the correlation between a crack growth rate and stress intensity factor on log-log relation. 9 refs., 10 figs., 4 tabs.

  7. FY 2000 report on the results of the regional consortium R and D project - Venture support type regional consortium (core industry creation type). Study on the industrialization such as multi-functioning and packaging in cultured skin/mucosa; 2000 nendo chiiki konsosiamu kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo - Bencha kigyo shien gata konsosiamu (Chukakuteki sangyo sozo gata). Baiyo hifu nenmaku ni okeru takinoka oyobi pakkejingu nado sangyoka ni kansuru kenkyu seika hokokusho



    For the purpose of developing technology for supplying products with competitive power on the industry basis in terms of quality, cost and function, the R and D were conducted by grasping cultured skin/mucosa in a frame of products, and the FY 2000 results were reported. In the study of systematization of the culture of epithelial cell, automatic management of products using bar codes and automation in the culture medium exchange process using robot increased productivity and made the culture of high-quality epithelial cell possible. Further, it was confirmed that it was possible to introduce genes into the cultured cell in this system. In the study of improvement of the existing cultured skin, development of the low-cost transplantation carrier was made keeping characteristics of the medical instrument. Also developed was the packaging of cultured skin on the brittle carrier. In the developmental study of new cultured skin, the following were studied, and the useful knowledge/information were acquired: study of the transplantation using cultured skin/mucosa of base material composition type, study of the packaging, study of the cell detrimentality, etc. (NEDO)

  8. Fiscal 1999 research report. Basic research for promotion of joint implementation programs (Comprehensive feasibility study on efficiency improvement of heat generation facility and heat network for district heating at middle and small cities in Moscow region, the Russian Federation - 2 model cities within the region); 1999 nendo Russia renpo Moscow shunai chusho toshi ni okeru chiiki danboyo netsu kyokyu shisetsu yusomo no koritsu kaizen keikaku sogo chosa hokokusho. Shunai 2 toshi wo model to suru



    The above-named effort aims to work out modification plans and to predict their energy saving, energy substituting, and greenhouse gas reduction effects, and thereby to scout out a project which will effectively utilize flexibility-ensuring 'joint implementation' for the attainment of greenhouse gas reduction levels defined at COP3 (Third Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). The results of assessment of this project based on the outcome of the survey show that (1) there is necessity for the project and that the presence of needs to be urgently satisfied is clear, that (2) energy saving, energy substituting, and greenhouse gas reduction effects are proved to exist and that the project is therefore an appropriate candidate for an activity to be implemented jointly, that (3) Russian agencies concerned are strongly interested in the project and that a sufficiently cooperative system will be available toward implementation, and that (4) there is an extremely large room for energy saving in the district heating oriented heat supply business in Russia and that probabilities are quite high that natural gas-fired turbine cogeneration plants capable of improving overall energy efficiency will enjoy extensive diffusion. (NEDO)

  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. Alloying effects of Cr and Re on the hot-corrosion of nickel-based single crystal superalloys coated with a Na sub 2 SO sub 4 -NaCl salt. Na sub 2 SO sub 4 -NaCl kongoen tofu shiken ni okeru nickel ki tankessho chogokin no koon fushoku ni oyobosu Cr oyobi Re no koka

    Matsuki, K (Toyohashi Univ. of Technology, Aichi (Japan). Graduate School); Kawakami, M.; Murata, Y.; Morinaga, M.; Yukawa, N. (Toyohashi Univ. of Technology, Aichi (Japan)); Takayanagi, T. (The Government Industrial Research Inst. Nagoya, Nagoya (Japan))


    The corrosion of nickel-based superalloys is represented by hot-corrosion due to Na {sub 2}SO{sub 4}contained in the combustion ashes of jet engines in aircraft. Therefore, in this study, the experiments are executed with the alloy based upon Ni-10Cr-12Al-1.2Ti-2.7Ta-2.0W-0.7Mo(TUT101) alloy with increased content of Cr as 13 mol% and 16 mol%, coated with a Na{sub 2}SO{sub 4}-45 mol%NaCl salt under 1173K, and the effects of Cr on the hot-corrosion are investigated. Further, the experiments are also carried out with the alloys based on Ni-9/10Cr-12Al-2Ti-1.1/1.2Ta-3.8W-0/1Re as well as the said TUT101 alloy with eight varying stages of Re content in the range of 0 to 0.5 mol%, coated with the same mixture salt as mentioned above to observe the effects of Re to the hot-corrosion. 15 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  11. Detection of vehicle crossing path at intersection; Mitoshi no yoi kosaten ni okeru deaigashira jiko ni tsuite (Ibarakiken ni okeru jiko tahatsu zone no tokucho)

    Fujita, K.; Uchida, N.; Katayama, T. [Japan Automobile Research Institute Inc., Tsukuba (Japan)


    An investigation was excuted to understand the actual state of accidents happened at intersections where there were no constructive obstacles in field of view. First, the aspects of fatal accidents are described under the basis of the data published by the police of Ibaraki prefecture. Then it is shown that there are at least 336 intersections where the accidents happened in the last two years. It is also clarified that many dangerous zones were located in line along rivers. The authors stress that it is urgent to inform the existence of dangerous zones to prevent the accidents. 2 refs., 5 figs.

  12. Study on the time-domain electromagnetic responses; TDEM ho ni okeru denji oto ni tsuite

    Noguchi, K.; Endo, M. [Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan). School of Science and Engineering


    With an objective to perform three-dimensional analysis with high accuracy in using the electromagnetic exploration method, characteristics in electromagnetic response were analyzed, and conditions for acquiring necessary data were discussed. The discussion defined a parameter called `response anomaly` which uses response from media to standardize response only from substances with abnormal resistivity. The receivers were located uniformly on the same plane, and the response anomaly was derived from electromagnetic response from each of the three horizontal and vertical components at each receiving point, which was expressed as a contour map. The parameter for the abnormal body was consisted of location and resistivity contrast with media. Discussions using the contour map were given on the response when these factors for the parameter were varied. As a result, it was found that the response anomaly appears in the form that reflects the abnormal body, and the response anomaly of the horizontal component is superior in terms of being large. It was also referred that, as a requirement for the abnormal body which gives larger impact from the electromagnetic response, the abnormal body should have lower resistivity than that in the media, and resistivity contrast with the media should be greater. 2 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

  13. Detailed seismic intensity in Morioka area; Moriokashi ni okeru shosai shindo bunpu

    Saito, T.; Yamamoto, H.; Settai, H. [Iwate University, Iwate (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Yamada, T. [Obayashi Road Construction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    To reveal a seismic intensity distribution in individual areas, a large-scale detailed seismic intensity survey was conducted in Morioka City through questionnaire, as to the Hokkaido Toho-oki (HE) earthquake occurred on October 4, 1994 with a record of seismic intensity 4 at Morioka, and the Sanriku Haruka-oki (SH) earthquake occurred on December 28, 1994 with a record of seismic intensity 5 at Morioka. A relationship was also examined between the seismic intensity distribution and the properties of shallow basement in Morioka City. The range of seismic intensity was from 2.9 to 4.6 and the difference was 1.7 in the case of HE earthquake, and the range was from 3.1 to 5.0 and the difference was 1.9 in the case of SH earthquake. There were large differences in the seismic intensity at individual points. Morioka City has different geological structures in individual areas. There were differences in the S-wave velocity in the surface layer ranging from 150 to 600 m/sec, which were measured using a plate hammering seismic source at 76 areas in Morioka City. These properties of surface layers were in harmony with the seismic intensity distribution obtained from the questionnaire. For the observation of short frequency microtremors at about 490 points in the city, areas with large amplitudes, mean maximum amplitudes of vertical motion components more than 0.1 mkine were distributed in north-western region and a part of southern region. 4 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  14. Magnetic prospecting in Kaibuki-yama ancient tomb; Kaibukiyama kofun ni okeru zenjiryoku sokutei

    Nishitani, T. [Akita University, Akita (Japan). Mining College


    Kaibuki-yama ancient tomb located in Kumeda, Kishiwada City, Osaka has a square shape in the front and an orbicular shape in the rear, which was considered to be made in the 4th century. This ancient tomb has a total length about 135 m, a diameter of orbicular shape in the rear about 82 m, and a height about 9 m, which is a symbolical existence of the Kumeda ancient tombs. Stone chamber and stone casket made of Sanbagawa crystalline schist or rhyolitic-andesitic tuff are expected in this tomb. Magnetic prospecting in this study is accompanied with this survey. A differential type proton magnetometer was used for the measurements, which were conducted using meshes with 1 m edges. A pair of distinct positive and negative magnetic anomalies were observed in the center of orbicular shape in the rear. This coincides with a location of main body buried, which is archaeologically estimated. The magnetic anomaly might be caused by the article buried in the tomb, such as ironware, based on the measurement of magnetic intensity. From the calculated values of magnetic anomaly using a model, the buried article with magnetic anomaly was considered to have a size with length of 1 m, width of 0.1 m, and height of 0.2m. The negative magnetic anomaly could not be explained only by this. It is necessary to consider the other reasons. 8 refs., 8 figs.

  15. Autosolvent effect of bitumen in thermal cracking; Netsubunkai hanno ni okeru bitumen no jiko yobai koka

    Mikuni, M.; Sato, M.; Hattori, H. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan). Center for Advanced Research of Energy Technology; Nagaishi, H.; Sasaki, M.; Yoshida, T. [Hokkaido National Industrial Research Institute, Sapporo (Japan)


    Tar sand bitumen is petroleum-based ultra-heavy oil, and has a great amount of reserve like coal. However, there are still a lot of problems for its highly effective utilization. This paper discusses whether the light components in bitumen show independent behavior during the thermal cracking of heavy components, or not. Solvent effect and reaction mechanism during the thermal cracking are also derived from the change of their chemical structures. Athabasca tar sand bitumen was separated into light and heavy fractions by vacuum distillation based on D-1660 of ASTM. Mixtures of the both fractions at various ratios were used as samples. Negative effect of the light fraction on cracking of the heavy fraction was observed with dealkylation and paraffin formation Polymerization of the dealkylated light fraction to the heavy fraction was suggested due to lack of hydrogen in the thermal cracking under nitrogen atmosphere, which resulted in the formation of polymer. 3 refs., 6 figs.

  16. Volatiles production from the coking of coal; Sekitan no netsubunkai ni okeru kihatsubun seisei

    Yamashita, Y.; Saito, H.; Inaba, A. [National Institute for Resources and Environment, Tsukuba (Japan)


    In order to simplify the coke manufacturing process, a coke production mechanism in coal pyrolysis was discussed. Australian bituminous coal which can produce good coke was used for the discussion. At a temperature raising rate of 50{degree}C per minute, coal weight loss increases monotonously. However, in the case of 3{degree}C, the weight loss reaches a peak at a maximum ultimate temperature of about 550{degree}C. The reaction mechanism varies with the temperature raising rates, and in the case of 50{degree}C per minute, volatiles other than CO2 and propane increased. Weight loss of coal at 3{degree}C per minute was caused mainly by methane production at 550{degree}C or lower. When the temperature is raised to 600{degree}C, tar and CO2 increased, and so did the weight loss. Anisotropy was discerned in almost of all coke particles at 450{degree}C, and the anisotropy became remarkable with increase in the maximum ultimate temperature. Coke and volatiles were produced continuously at a temperature raising rate of 50{degree}C per minute, and at 3{degree}C per minute, the production of the coke and volatiles progressed stepwise as the temperature has risen. 7 refs., 6 figs.

  17. Crack velocity in thermally tempered glass; Netsukyoka glass ni okeru crack no denpa sokudo

    Aratani, S.; Yamauchi, Y. [Central Glass Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Takahashi, K. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Research Institute for Applied Mechanics


    The crack velocity in the thermally tempered glass prepared with an ordinary float glass composition was measured together with crack branch patterns using a Cranz- Schardin high-speed camera. The tempered 3.5mm-thick glass plates with three different levels of surface residual compressive stresses were used. The following useful results were obtained. The crack terminal velocity of the thermally tempered glass plate treated according to JIS R3206 (surface compressive stress: 172MPa) was estimated to be 1.500times10{sup 3}m/s. Those of the lower thermally tempered glass plates of 129MPa and 123MPa in surface compressive stress were 1.494 and 1.486times10{sup 3}m/s, respectively, showing a clear difference in compressive stress due to a degree of tempering. Under this experimental condition, the almost linear correlation was found between the crack velocity and surface compressive stress of glass plates. It was clarified that the crack velocity decreases with a decrease in surface compressive stress. 27 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Preventive measures of water pollution in China; Chugoku ni okeru suishitsu odaku boshi taisaku

    Qian, Y.; Huang, X.


    This paper describes the progress and the major results of research and development on technologies and measures to prevent water pollution in China. Tests and researches have been performed on an upward anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB), a vertical baffled anaerobic sludge blanket, two-phase anaerobic digestion, and an anaerobic fluidized bed. When anaerobically digested sludge and aerobic active sludge are inoculated in the UASB, particle-shaped sludge was formed well in both sludges. This technology has begun to be used in breweries and citric acid factories. With anaerobic treatment of waste water containing sulfate, the sulfate was recovered as sulfur by using the first and second phases. Research and development is being progressed on the oxidation ditch technology as an improved version of the active sludge method. In a pilot test of a soil treatment system and a stabilization pond treatment system as alternative technology for the active sludge method, the BOD in the treated water was found 2.5 mg{times}1/l. Attentions are drawn on primary treatment, a living organism contact oxidation method, and a continuous filtration treatment process as technologies to turn polluted water into resources. 6 refs., 1 tab.

  19. Array TDEM survey at the Yufuin fault; Yufuin danso ni okeru array shiki TDEM tansa

    Mogi, T. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Tanaka, Y.; Fukuda, Y. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan). Faculty of Science; Jomori, N. [Chiba Electric Research Institute Co., Chiba (Japan)


    The array arrangement of receivers was studied to improve the resolution of LOTEM (long offset transient electromagnetics) survey. To eliminate the effect of underground structure from a source to a receiving point, continuous array arrangement from a source site is desirable. The survey at the Yufuin fault was carried out by arranging TEM receivers at intervals of 100m from the source. Since the synchronization between transmitting and receiving points by high-precision clock is essential, an amplifier for a flux gate magnetometer capable of measuring at four points at the same time was used. In the south plateau of the Yufuin basin, a relatively high resistivity stratum more than several tens ohm m exists at depth less than several hundreds meter, and a low resistivity stratum less than 10 ohm m exists under that. Those boundary depth increases toward the north up to 950m, and the depth subsequently decreases toward the north until the low resistivity stratum disappears. In addition, the uniform stratum of 1000m deep continues toward the north. Such precise resistivity structure around the fault was obtained by dense arrangement of measuring points. 4 refs., 7 figs.

  20. Appropriate technology in environmental sanitation; Kaihatsu tojokoku ni okeru kankyo eisei bunya no tekisei gijutsu

    Kitawaki, H. [Toyo Univ., Gunma (Japan)


    For solving the problems of environmental sanitation in developing countries, assistance projects in respect of the supply of safe water and the maintenance of urine/waste water treating facility are developed by the aid organizations and civilian organizations of Japan. However, the funds, technology, capable persons, materials, etc. in developing countries are restricted in various ways, so there are a lot of cases that can not be approached by the methods in developed countries. In this paper, the appropriate technology in the environmental sanitation field in developing countries is described with practical cases. For example, there is a case that, regarding the wastewater treatment, a stabilizing pool is a safer treatment than the activated sludge process. Since the retention time in the stabilizing pool is longer than 10 days, parasitic worms in feces is settled and germs die out considerably. On the other hand, although the activated sludge process has a good removal rate of BOD, it is not an appropriate technology in developing countries because the removal rate of parasitic worms and germs are not good thus a disinfection is necessary, and additionally the electric power is rather consumed in operation. 2 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  1. Advanced technology trend survey of micromachines in Europe; Oshu ni okeru micromachine sentan gijutsu doko chosa



    In this research survey, the development trend of micromachine technology in Europe was surveyed, development level of micromachine technology of European companies was grasped, and practical application fields of their target were investigated. Technology development level of private companies in Japan`s national projects and practical application fields of Japan`s target were arranged. Trends of micromachine technology development are compared between Japanese companies and European companies. Among micromachine technology development projects in Europe, ``8520 MUST`` is a part of the ESPRIT Project. About 40,000 companies among about 170,000 companies in whole Europe are relating to the MUST Project. The main fields include the manufacturing technology, process control of machines, technology of safety, sensor technology in environmental fields, and automotive technology. The marketing fields of application include the automobile, military technology, home automation, industrial process, medical technology, environmental technology, and games. The results can be compared with the direction of research and development in Japan. 22 figs., 8 tabs.

  2. Decentralized load frequency control on each power plant. Hatsudensho level ni okeru bunsangata fuka shuhasu seigyo

    Tanaka, E.; Hasegawa, J. (HOkkaido Universtiy, Sapporo (Jpaan))


    Because of relatively decreasing hydraulic power plants, it becomes difficult to secure an electric power capacity needed for load frequency control of the electric power system. Accordingly, application is studied of the modern control theory based on a state equation instead of the classic control theory. To improve control characteristic by transmitting as little information as possible, decentralized control on each power plant level is studied and applied to a model. The following is a summarized conclusion: By detecting by an integral compensator and controlling variables which are equal to voltage phase angle deviations, frequency deviations or interchange power deviations can be controlled without information on interconnected-power-line tide deviations or interchange power deviations. Designing and practical operation of this system are easy because the control system is structured by the information including frequency deviations only from each power plant. Moreover, if some state variables are not available, the control system can be designed with a dynamic compensator. 6 refs., 4 figs., 2 tabs.

  3. Hydraulics and pneumatics education in Toyama University; Toyama Daigaku ni okeru yukuatsu kyoiku

    Ossumi, T.; Takase, H. [Toyama University, Toyama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    Explained in this paper are part of problems in fluid power technology and their relation with the education and research that the writers are conducting, as well as the studies and student training which are dealt with in the laboratory of the department of mechanical intelligent system engineering and which are intended to enhance mechanical intelligence and students' enthusiasm. The first example is the embodiment of a digital control system using a computer and DSP, namely, a hydraulic pneumatic static-pressure bearing system with robustness contrived against disturbances by observers. Through such application examples to a hydraulic servo system and to a hydraulic pneumatic control valve, the education is given for the application of modern control theory to a fluid power system and for the method and significance of integration/intelligence technologies. The second example is an attempt to raise enthusiasm and interest to a fluid power system through the sense of amusement, which is a challenge to deal with a hydraulically driven quadruped walking machine. The machine is provided with 8 pieces in total of indirect electric/hydraulic servo driving systems and capable of walking with a child loaded on it. In learning robotics and a walk control technology, these attempts help students to have interest and understanding, facilitating education for hydraulics and pneumatics. (NEDO)

  4. Ship automation technology. Instrumentation and navigation; Senpaku ni okeru jidoka gijutsu no genjo. Keiso to kokai

    Sato, T. [Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    This paper summarizes facilities in automated vessels and automation technologies. The purpose of automation is to save energies, achieve navigation safety and high-efficiency navigation, and preserve the environment. Control theories required for automation include the PID control as a feedback control, and the feedforward control as a modern control theory. Actual installation of the automated systems may be enumerated as follows: remotely controlled wing operating and steering devices as power saving devices in ore transport vessels, hutch cover and ore removing device, totally remotely controlled ship mooring machine and one-man tug line device, and a sludge solidification treatment system; a merchant ship was installed with a controlling and monitoring system of marine devices consisting of a controlling and monitoring network for two systems, and a safety system network for two systems. The future marine vessel automating technology would advance in the areas of increasing speed and capacity and reducing size of computers and LANs as well as standardizing hardwares and softwares. As the automation trend in the futuristic vessels, proposals have been given on automating the centralized control and monitoring at an adequate level, improving the safety devices, considering more on energy conservation and environments, and improving the reliability. 5 refs., 4 figs., 6 tabs.

  5. Trend of welding robot for bridge construction; Kyoryo ni okeru genba yosetsu no jidoka robot ka

    Yasuda, O. [Takada Kiko Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan)


    This paper explains general bridge construction methods and describes future problems therein on automation and robotization of site welding in bridge construction. Site jointing in bridge construction has used high-strength bolt jointing as the mainstream until recently, but adoption of site welding is now increasing. Steel bed plates, box girders, I-shaped girders, and bridge piers have different characteristic requirements in welding volume and plate thickness, to which carbon dioxide arc-welding and submerged-arc welding are used depending on welding postures. Anti-seismic reinforcement construction on RC bridges has started with the Great Hanshin Earthquake as a turning point (steel plates are wound round columns, welded by CO2 arc-welding using the backing strip system, and resin and/or mortar are filled into clearance between RC and the steel plates). This construction requires vertical welding work with welding length as long as 10 m or longer, making the automation and robotization great advantages. For all cases, robotization in site constructions has just begun, whereas a number of problems desired of solution on robots exist, such as high-efficiency welding, and weldable postures the robots can take. 1 ref., 13 figs.

  6. Welding mechanization in shipyard CIM; Zosen ni okeru yosetsu no jidoka robot ka CIM ka

    Miyazaki, T. [Hitachi Zosen Corp., Osaka (Japan)


    This paper explains development and examples of application of automated welding devices from a viewpoint of an element technology constituting computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), based on the history of modernization of shipyards that has been achieved to date. In the first step of promoting the modernization, elevating cutting accuracy in the uppermost stream process was thought a starting point of rationalization. What have been achieved therefrom are adoption of the most advanced NC plasma cutting machine, and improvement in the computer aided system for the cutting machines. In addition, a twenty-electrode line welder has been developed, which does not create angle deformation in welding longerons, and can be operated even by unskilled workers. The welder has successfully realized a construction method in which robots can be applied more easily. Further developments have been made on a robot to weld cells, advanced CAD/CAM operation techniques which are linked with data from design, an automatic one-side welding device which can achieve a speed 2.5 times greater than by conventional devices, and an automation device for three-dimensionally bent blocks, whose automation has been regarded difficult. 11 figs., 1 tab.

  7. Automatic control technique for construction of work; Kensetsu koji seko ni okeru jidoka gijutsu

    Takahashi, T. [Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, Tokyo (Japan)


    In this article, the history of development of construction technology in Japan after the Second World War is outlined, in addition, automation of work and supervision in the latest construction works is explained relatively in detail, and the trend of automated and manpower saving works in the future is shown. Regarding the development of construction technology after the war in Japan, it started with the introduction of new construction methods, etc. of the U.S.A. and the Netherland for business of restoration immediately after the war and also the mechanized technology such as bulldozers was studied. After that, technology concerning reclamation, construction of dams and irrigation channels and construction of tunnels and bridges progressed. Regarding the latest construction works, explanations are given on the two fields, namely automation and manpower saving of construction works and automation and manpower saving of construction supervision. Concerning the former field, automation of works laying dam concrete, automation of treatment of joint between laid dam concrete, mechanization of removal work of the core surface water, etc. are described and regarding the latter, supervision of compacting banking, photo supervision with digital cameras, etc. are referred to. The article also hints the trend in the future. 4 refs., 5 figs..

  8. Mechanized and robotized welding in shipbuilding; Zosen ni okeru yosetsu no jidoka robot ka

    Kanda, Y. [Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Large-scale ships such as VLCC are built at the Kure No.1 Works of IHI (Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industry). This paper introduces current status of mechanized and robotized welding at the works. For the sub-assembly with short weld length and horizontal fillet, simplified automatic welders are used in which mag-welding method using CO2 is adopted. The frequent wound welding of member ends can be automatically conducted using welders developed by IHI. In the large-scale assembly processes, remarkable rationalization and highly accurate assembly of flat plate welding have been promoted. Tankers, container ships, and bulk carriers can be treated at the same time. Teaching times of welding robots can be greatly reduced by a technique called parametric treatment. In the future, it is essential to enhance the accuracy of members by introducing the laser cutting during machining processes. Completely self-type mechanization is required as well as large-output laser welding and sensor technology. 3 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

  9. Survey of Joint Implementation activities in China; Chugoku ni okeru kyodo jisshi katsudo kanren chosa



    It is a large task for Japan to positively promote the Joint Implementation activities related to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Rapid increase in the emission of greenhouse-effect gases, especially CO2, is predicted in China with remarkable economic growth and population of 1.2 billion. It is essential to promote the Joint Implementation activities in China. In this survey, framework, organization, problems and tasks were investigated to effectively promote the Joint Implementation activities in China. Construction of framework for the real Joint Implementation activities has been proposed. Current problems for promoting the Joint Implementation activities in China are that the distinct guideline for the Joint Implementation is not established in the government, that the receiving system including receiving, planning and arranging sections is not established, and that the burden problems for the costs of project evaluation, data acquisition, monitoring, and verification are not solved. 5 refs., 21 figs., 6 tabs.

  10. Present status of geothermal power development in Kyushu; Kyushu ni okeru chinetsu hatsuden no genjo

    Akiyoshi, M. [Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., Fukuoka (Japan)


    The present situation was introduced of the geothermal power generation in Kyushu. In Kyushu, where there are lots of volcanos and abundant geothermal resources, the geothermal exploration has been made since long ago. Three non-utility use units at three geothermal power generation points and six commercial use units at five points are now in operation in Kyushu. The total output is approximately 210 MW, about 40% of the domestic geothermal power generation. At Otake and Hacchobaru geothermal power plants, the Kyushu Electric Power Company made the geothermal resource exploration through the installation/operation of power generation facilities. At the Otake power plant, a geothermal water type single flashing system was adopted first in the country because of its steam mixed with geothermal water. At the Hacchobaru power plant, adopted were a two-phase flow transportation system and a double flashing system in which the geothermal water separated from primary steam by separator is more reduced in pressure to take out secondary steam. Yamakawa, Ogiri and Takigami power plants are all for the joint exploration. Geothermal developers drill steam wells and generate steam, and the Kyushu Electric Power Company buys the steam and uses it for power generation. 5 figs., 1 tab.

  11. Refraction experiment in the Kobe-Hanshin area; Kobe Hanshin kan ni okeru kussetsuho tansa

    Koketsu, K. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Earthquake Research Institute


    The refraction experiments were conducted to investigate the underground structures reaching the basement by analyzing the results of the artificial earthquakes the explosion earthquake research group produced in City of Kobe and the Hanshin District on December 12 to 15, 1995. Considering that noise level can exceed 1 mkine in an urban area even in the mid-night, the courses of traverse were drawn focusing on Points S2 through S4 and U1. The earthquake waves from Points S2 through S4 are generally low in amplitude. However, the major components of the signals have a dominant frequency exceeding 10Hz, which makes them distinguishable from urban noise having a lower frequency, contrary to the previous indication that such a low-amplitude wave might not be distinguishable. On the other hand, the signals from the explosion at Point 4 in Awaji Island cannot be distinguished in the urban area, even on the nearby course of traverse D. At present, the analytical group is organized to read various phases running and analyze the P-velocity structures. 2 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  12. Aesthetic design of bridges; Kyoryo ni okeru keikan sekkei no rekishi

    Yamamoto, H. [Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu (Japan)


    The present paper outlines the bridge design in harmony with both ambient and natural environments. The condition which the bridge must clear has its two phases, i.e., `rational phase` focused on the practical utility to be managed by the engineering and `sensible phase` for the aesthetic achievement. The profile and scenery of bridge are based on the perfect teleology to engineer and process them by taking the influence into consideration on the mental phase. The beauty of bridge belongs to a category of technical beauty converting the technical product into an aesthetic object. The technical beauty is composed of `formal beauty` (The composition of all different members forms the beauty of harmony.), `functional beauty` (All different members under tension generate the dynamic beauty.) and `harmony with the environment`. For the harmony with the environment, what is taken into consideration is the steel, concrete and other material feeling, type of bridge adaptable to the environment, and color good for the environment. The following three methods are applied to the combination of bridge and environment: elimination method to vaguely immerse the bridge in the environment. Accentuation method to select the bridge as a main element of scenery. Harmonization method to harmonize the bridge with the environment. 21 refs., 14 figs.

  13. Environmental action program of the electric utilities industry; Denki jigyo ni okeru kankyo kodo keikaku



    The electric utilities industry has established the environmental action program on the premise of stably supply of power. The measures for reduction of CO2 emissions include promotion of best power source mixes, centered by nuclear power generation which emits essentially no CO2; improvement of energy utilization efficiency by enhancing thermal efficiency at thermal power stations by adopting combined cycles and other advanced systems, and by reducing power transmission/delivery losses; introduction and diffusion of new energy sources, such as solar ray and wind power plants; development and diffusion of energy-saving systems, such as heat-storing heat pumps; and promotion of technical development for recovery, treatment and fixation of CO2. The measures for expanded utilization of coal ashes include expanded utilization of ashes as the starting material for cement and concrete; establishment of the specifications and standards of fly ashes, including revision of the current JIS specifications; and promotion of researches on and technical development of civil engineering and building areas in which ashes can be utilized. The program also stresses importance on voluntary and positive development of environment management and monitoring systems. 5 figs.

  14. Latest research trends at Civil Works Research Institute. Doboku kenkyusho ni okeru saikin no kenkyu doko

    Yoshida, T. (Public Works Research Institute, Tokyo (Japan))


    This paper introduces a summary of the new organizations at the Public Works Research Institute and main research subjects on latest construction machineries and mechanized constructions. In the new organizational system, an environment department was inaugurated to handle unifiedly and integratedly the research subjects for efficient research and development of environmental problems, and a material execution department to promote developing technologies to design and execute utilization of new materials and construction of high-quality social infrastructures safely and efficiently. New execution techniques in the construction business include automation techniques to utilize advanced techniques, deal with works under dangerous environments, and realize high-level execution and quality control. Techniques to prefabricate reinforced concrete structures have been developed to reduce work loads at sites. Studies on execution improving methods in mechanized constructions discuss application of systematic and analytically scientific industrial engineering methods (IE) to civil engineering works. Other efforts include development of a standardized execution information system operated unifiedly and efficiently among a large number of users using IC cards, and development of low-noise hydraulic breakers. 7 figs., 1 tab.

  15. Trend of STEP development activities at ISO; ISO ni okeru STEP no doko

    Yamashita, J


    Technical committee 1884: Industrial Automation and Integration and Sub Committee 4: Industrial Data are huge organizations established in 1984 and include development theory and practical application. In TC 184 and SC 4, about 450 experts from 28 countries are participating and integration of technical information centering to product information is carried out by standardization and establish data base or information environment for sharing purpose. STEP (Standard for the exchange of product model data) is common name of ISO 10303 and is handled by TC 184 SC 4 in ISO organization. Standards under formulation such as WG 3: Product Models/T12 AEC: Building and Civil engineering and Building and Construction are the fields where Japan must participate and cooperate. In this report, organization of ISO developing ISO 10303 (STEP), the constitution of STEP, mechanism and step till the formulation of standard are discussed, and situation of building related Application Protocol (AP) development is cited. 5 refs., 5 figs.

  16. Application of liquid atomization to the pharmaceutical process. Iyaku ni okeru biryuka no oyo gijutsu

    Takei, N. (Freund Industrial Co. Ltd., Saitama (Japan))


    A coating system is introduced as a liquid atomization technique for oral administration drug applied to the pharmaceutical process. Controlled release of drug dissolution in the human body is important. How to dissolve the drug by coating granules is described here. For example, the core of a drug granule is made up by spherical granulated sucrose, the intermediate layer as a main element by theophylline which is an asthma medicine, the outer layer by an ethylcellulose film. Theophylline takes 30 minutes to dissolve and the ethylcellulose-coated granule does more than 16 hours. A fluidized tumbled bed type coating apparatus is developed to prevent unevenness, adhesion and aggregation. Even in the same chemical species, the dissolution speed differs in a crystal type, crystalline or amorphous and anhydrous or hydrate. Acceleration of the drug dissolution is studied. A suspension which is an ethanol solution of hydroxy propy/cellulose with supersaturated antiflammatory drug, atomized by a jetcoating system, is coated on the surface of potato starch powder. The drug as a main element shows only a 10% dissolution rate in 8 hours. On the other hand, the drug coated show a 100% dissolution rate in 2 hours. This is because the coating crystallizes the drug itself in the film and promotes its dissolution. 6 refs., 8 figs.

  17. Human physiology and psychology in space flight; Uchu hiko ni okeru ningen no seiri to shinri

    Murai, T. [National Space Development Agency of Japan, Tokyo (Japan)


    Human beings' adaptation to space and the effects on them of a prolonged stay in space are discussed. Some effects may be detrimental to crewmen even when they are medically judged as 'normal' and 'adaptable.' Bone deliming, muscular atrophy, and hypodynamia may be physiologically 'normal' and 'adaptable' in the zero-gravity environment where no strength is required to hold a position or attitude, and they will not cause any serious problems if crewmen are to stay in the zero-gravity environment permanently. Astronauts work on conditions that they return to the earth, however, and they have to stand on their own legs when back on the ground. Such being the case, they in the space vehicle are forced to make efforts at having their bone density and muscular strength sustained. It is inevitable for a space station to be a closed, isolated system, and the crewmen have to live in multinational, multicultural, and multilingual circumstances in case the flight is an international project. They will be exposed to great social and psychological stresses, and their adaptability to such stresses presents an important task. (NEDO)

  18. Review of geothermal development in Kyushu, Japan. Kyushu ni okeru chinetsu hatsuden no kaihatsu doko

    Baba, Y. (The Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., Fukuoka (Japan))


    The geothermal development in Kyushu was reviewed. Now, 8 units in the five geothermal power plants are running and their availability factors are high like 90% and more. The 1st unit of Hatchobaru power station was the first one in the world as the double flash type, starting its commercial operation in 1977 and the output arrived at 55,000kW in 1980. The economy was pursued for the 2nd unit in addition to the same design idea as the 1st unit, which was commissioned in 1990 at the output of 55,000kW. The first geothermal power plant in Japan was constructed at Otake Power Station and arrived at 12,500kW in 1979. Suginoi power plant of 3,000kW output, Kirishima-Kokusai power plant of 450kw and Takenoyu power plant of 105kW which have been used for personal use, were also explained. Plans to construct power plants are prepared for new developing areas such as Yamakawa, Ogiri and Takigami, and in these cases, the system in which geothermal developers supply steam for power generation to the electric utility. The Japanese Government advances the survey to promote geothermal energy and the comprehensive survey for resources in the whole Japan. The total capacity of approved geothermal power stations in Japan is 270,000kW which is less than 1% of the total power generating capacity in Japan. The target in 2000 is 1 million kW, but there are many problems like developing risk, environmental protection and opposition of local people. 5 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

  19. Development of a platoon driving AHS; AHS jikkensha ni okeru gunsoko seigyo no kaihatsu

    Seto, Y.; Inoue, H. [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Nissan and the Public Work Research Institute of the Ministry of Construction are developing an Automated Highway System. We are investigating a longitudinal control system in AHS. In this paper, a vehicle control method using two actuators an engine and a brake, is described. Experimental and simulated results are shown. A Platoon driving control method using road-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle communication is described. And the influence of the communication on the control performance is shown by experiments and simulation. The effects of the communication device and control device mentioned above are verified by experimental results in an AHS field test conducted in September 1996 on a dosed highway. 5 refs., 8 figs.

  20. Annual energy review-1996; 1996 nen ni okeru juyona energy kankei jiko



    This paper reviews the important items concerned with energy in 1996. Primary energy supply sums to 529times10{sup 13}kcal increasing by 2.4% over last year. The growth rates of demand over last year are 2.5% in industry use, 3.7% in transport use, 3.7% in home use, and 1.3% in business use. On R & D trend of use technologies of energy resources, the following are described: (1) Petroleum: resource exploitation, transport, stock, refining, and petrochemistry, (2) Coal: resource exploitation, coal structure and property, processing, transport, liquefaction, gasification, carbonization, tar industry, carbon industry, and coal ash utilization, (3) Natural gas: resource exploitation, transport, storage, and conversion technology, (4) Natural energy: hydraulic, solar, geothermal, wind power, oceanic and biomass energies, and (5) Others: waste resources, hydrogen and alcohol. On R & D trend of energy conversion technology, combustion theory, boiler, engine, thermal energy system, and high-efficiency power generation technology are described. Environmental problems and their protective technologies are also described

  1. Dissipative structure of mechanically stimulated reaction; Kikaiteki reiki hanno ni okeru san`itsu kozo

    Hida, M. [Okayama Univ., Okayama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    Recently various studies have been conducted concerning the state changes of materials obtained through mechanical alloying (MA) or mechano-chemical (MC) processing. What is noticeable is the quasi-steady state of almost all the materials obtained through various processes including MA and MC, and that the super cooling, supersaturating and high residue distortion realized under unbalanced conditions have not been clarified. In other words, the tracing capability to the external binding conditions is low. In this report, the appearance of the high temperature phase and high pressure phase obtained through MA or MC processing, the forming of amorphous, the mesomerism of the amorphous materials, the interesting phenomena generated by combination between the mechanical disturbance and chemical reactions were discussed with concrete examples, and a steady dissipative organization theory was approached from the viewpoint of dissipative structure development which is equal to the forming process of the quasi-steady phase. 34 refs., 2 figs.

  2. Outlook on shafting and propeller in future; Jikukei ni okeru kongo no tenbo



    This paper describes the technology trend of propulsion systems for ships, i.e., shafting and propeller. Contra-rotating propeller has been put into practice for energy saving, and new type stern tube sealing (non-leakage type) for marine pollution protection. Water jet propulsion machinery has been developed for high speed ships. Integrated control system for take-off and landing piers has been also developed. CAD and CAM were introduced for design methods. For the future trend of shafting and propeller, various considerations for needs, such as high speed of ships, reduction of noise discharge under water, and comfortableness, are to be problems. Gas turbines and water jet propulsion machineries are to be increasingly employed as main engines for high speed. Heavy-duty resistant vibration isolation rubbers and high torque resistant elastic couplings are desired to be developed as vibration isolation supports of main engines from the viewpoint of comfortableness. It is important for high reliability to accumulate the analyses of causes of accidents. It will be significant to exert effort for improvement of each part. This paper also describes propellers, stern tube bearings, and water jet propulsion machineries, respectively. It is forecasted that demand of price and reliability will increase furthermore.

  3. Recent tendency of technology on marine propeller; Saikin ni okeru propeller gijutsu no doko

    Yoshioka, M


    This paper reviews the recent development of marine propellers and their computerized planning and manufacturing systems. A recent propeller planning system is explained first showing a figure. Propeller theories are then described. Low speed large propellers, high efficiency propellers with reduced are blades, and other types of energy saving propeller devices and appendages, such as contra-rotating propellers, propeller boss cap fins, contracted loaded tip propellers, tandem propellers, and etc. are described under the heading of energy saving propellers. The paper reports also the present state of cavitation, vibromotive force, singing, material and strength, and fitting methods of propellers. The manufacturing technology of propellers is dealt with dividing into the following headings, viz. Forging, NC blade surface machining, Grinding and polishing, and inspection. 17 refs., 14 figs.

  4. On noise, traffic and factory vibrations in Akita city; Akitashi ni okeru soon oyobi kotsu kojo shindo ni tsuite

    Nogoshi, M.; Kikuchi, T.; Morino, T.; Sannohe, M. [Akita University, Akita (Japan). College of Education


    Noise and vibration were measured in Akita City. In 1994, noise and traffic-caused vibration were measured along the trunk lines and other roads across the entire Akita City area. In 1995, the effort centered on the Ibarashima manufacturing quarters, the important source of noise and vibration in Akita city. The general-purpose noise meter LA-220S was used to measure noise and the vibration level meter VR-5100 was used to measure vibration. The results of noise measurement carried out at 122 points in Akita City indicated that the noise level was high along Route 7, Route 13, and the southern line belonging to the newly built national highway, marking the highest of approximately 74dB. As compared with the measurement made in 1968, the value was higher by 3-13dB. A roughly similar trend was seen in vibration. The noise level measurement of 1995 accomplished at 100 points in the vicinity of Ibarashima district indicated that the factories were responsible for high levels of noise and vibration. It was found that the levels lowered in proportion to the increase in the distance from the factories. 11 figs., 1 tab.

  5. On possibility of SSR in longitudinal power systems; Chokyori kushigata keito ni okeru SSR no kanosei ni tsuite

    Kakimoto, N.; Takuma, M. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan); Sugihara, H. [Chugoku Electric Power Co. Inc., Hiroshima (Japan)


    In this paper, theoretical consideration is made on possibility of subsynchronous resonance (SSR) in longitudinal power systems. Shunt capacitors are used for reactive power compensation in our country, but series capacitors are not used in general. Possibility of SSR is therefore small. However, if power transmission increases, and accordingly, if shunt compensation increases in amount, there is no guarantee that SSR never occur. First, we investigate network impedance viewed from a generator. Its resonant frequencies get lower with increase in transmission power. One of them gets subsynchronous if the power exceeds a value. In this area, there is some possibility of SSR, which is confirmed with the damping property of the generator. The admittance matrix of the load buses are singular at the resonant frequencies. The number of them is equal to the dimension of the matrix. The frequencies are common to all generators but not limited to one particular generator. One of them gets equal to 60 Hz as we increase transmission power. We regard this power as a limit for SSR. However, steady state stability limit is lower than this limit, and steady operation is not possible at the limit. Therefore, it is impossible to enter the area of SSR. Thus we obtain a conclusion that SSR does not occur in shunt compensated systems. However, this property is easily lost if some series compensation is introduced. 13 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  6. 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.

  7. Anodic dissolution mwchanisms of copper in neutral carbonate-chloride solution. Tansan en oyobi enkabutsu yoeki chu ni okeru do no anodo yokai. Chusei yoeki chu ni okeru yokai kiko

    Nishikata, Atsushi; Tsuru, Toru; Itagaki, Masayuki; Haruyama, Shiro; Fujii, Eiichiro (Tokyo Inst. of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo (Japan) Tokyo Inst. of Technology, Tokyo (Japan) Tokyo National College of Technology, Tokyo (Japan) Toshiba Corp., Kawasaki (Japan))


    In this study, anodic polarization curves of copper in neutral solutions containing CO {sup 2 {minus}} {sub 3} and Cl {sup {minus}} ions were measured by the stationary solution and channel flow electrode method, the anodic dissolution mechanism of copper was studied and the effects of concentration of carbonate and chloride were investigated. As a result, the following was found: (1) Concerning the anodic polarization curves of copper, the oxidation region I toward univalent and the oxidation region II toward divalent appeared continuously like in the alkaline solution and a clear Tarfel relationship was obtained respectively. It was revealed that in both the oxidation region toward univalent and the oxidation region toward divalent, the eletric current relied only on the Cl sup - concentration and did not rely on PH and CO {sup 2 {minus}} {sub 3} concentrations. (2) Based on PH, CO {sup 2 {minus}} {sub 3} and Cl {sup {minus}} concentration dependability and the result of elused ionic species obtained by the channel flow electrode method, the reaction mechanism in the respective regions were clarified. 5 refs, 4 figs, 1 tab.

  8. 3D seismic survey in Honjo, Akita. Problems and struggles in acquisition and processing; Akitaken Honjo koku ni okeru sanjigen jishin tansa. Genba sagyo to data shori ni okeru mondaiten

    Imahori, S.; Kotera, Y.; Nakanishi, T. [Japan Energy Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Honjo mining area where investigations are conducted is hilly and has a complicated terrain with gas pipes buried in the ground just under the access road disabling the proper positioning of shock-generating large excavators or vibrators. Auger`s shallow hole shooting method is used in this survey to execute blastings at 639 points. In this method using charge depths of 4m, different from the conventional method using deeper charge depths (20-25m), surface waves prevail in the shot records giving rise to a new problem of removing them in the stage of data processing. The 2D filter that is a powerful tool in 2D data processing is not available in a 3D-survey where the tracing intervals are irregular in the shot records. In the effort of this time, a window length as a parameter in the direction of time is specified, and the F-X dip filtering method is employed in which any event that linearly continues beyond a certain number of traces in the said window is eliminated as a linear noise. It is recommended that the weighting function be changed in the direction of space since surface wave velocities are different at different locations. 1 fig., 1 tab.

  9. Study of evaluation for grouting effect in a borehole; Yakueki chunyu koka hyoka gijutsu ni okeru ichikosatsu

    Nakamura, H.; Matsuo, T. [Fukuoka Municipal Transportation Bureau, Fukuoka (Japan); Yamauchi, Y.; Imanishi, H. [Osaka Soil Test, Osaka (Japan)


    For the foundation improvement works by grouting in a borehole, evaluation of grouting effect is one of the most important management items. The grouting design and works are sometimes reconsidered depending on the evaluation of grouting effect during the test injection. The purpose of the evaluation of grouting effect is to grasp the range of improvement and consolidation after the injection, and to judge and estimate the strength and permeability of the consolidation part. This paper describes the judgment method of the strength using PS logging results and borehole televiewer (BHTV) logging results. The reflection intensity (Ir) by the BHTV logging increased after the grouting, which showed a same tendency as that using S-wave and P-wave velocities (Vs and Vp) before and after the grouting. This was considered to demonstrate the grouting effect. A relation was obtained between the Vs, Vp and Ir before and after the grouting, which was expressed by following equation. Ir=0.143{times}Vs-70=0.093{times}Vp-110. The relation with the dynamic elastic coefficient (Ed) was also obtained as follow; Ir=0.0013{times}Ed. 9 figs.

  10. Seismic reflection survey in Omama fan area, Gunma prefecture; Gunma Omama senjochi ni okeru hanshaho jishin tansa

    Yamaguchi, K.; Kano, N.; Yokokura, T.; Kiguchi, T.; Yokota, T.; Matsushima, J. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan)


    Seismic reflection survey was performed for the Medial Tectonic Line, an important geological tectonic line in the Kanto plains, at Kushibiki district, Saitama prefecture in the north-western part of the Kanto plains. It was estimated that movements of the basement were different in the individual sides of the active fault. In this study, the seismic reflection survey was performed at the Omama fan area, Gunma prefecture, which is located at the north-eastern extension of the Kushibiki plateau, to grasp the structure of basement to the depth of about 1.0 s of return travel time, and the upper sediments. Two traverse lines passing Ota city, Kiryu city, and Nitta town were used. Southern part of the traverse line-1 was in the bottom land in the middle of Tone river, and northern part was in the Omama fan area. The ground surface along the traverse line was flat. Hachioji heights are the heights elongating in the NW-SE direction and having relative height of 100 to 200 m against the surrounding plain. Another traverse line-2 was set on the steep slope having relative height more than 100 m. The Brute stack time section of each traverse line was characterized by the gradient reflection surface AA of the traverse line-1. It was suggested that the AA or intermittent parts of reflection surfaces deeper than AA may relate to the tectonic lines in the more ancient geological ages. 2 figs., 1 tab.

  11. Fault analysis in the very shallow seismic reflection method; Gokusenso jishin hanshaho ni okeru danso kaiseki. 1

    Nagumo, S.; Muraoka, S.; Kaida, Y.; Takahashi, T. [OYO Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    To effectively use the very shallow seismic reflection for active fault survey, a method has been investigated by which fault structures can be appropriately reconstructed from the fault information detected in the original records. The first step of reconstructing the fault system from the travel time reflection curve was to grasp an outline of fault structure from the patterns of travel time curve observed in the original record. For the very shallow seismic reflection method, especially, the low velocity layers in a shallow part succeeding from the ground surface made the issue complicated. Then, the travel time reflection curves were calculated in the case of existing several horizontal reflection surfaces in the surface layer. The constant values, mean velocities to the depth at individual reflection surfaces were used for the approximation of velocities. The outline of fault structure was grasped from the observation of original record. Then, the structure was reconstructed from the travel time curves. When the mean velocity in the medium was known, reconstruction of the feature of reflection surfaces from the travel time curves could be determined by simple mapping. When the mean velocity was unknown, it was calculated using the reciprocal travel time from the common reflection surface for individual reflection surfaces. 7 figs.

  12. Polymer-based matrix composites in general industries. Ippan sangyo bun'ya ni okeru kobunshiki fukugo zairyo

    Kenmochi, K. (National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research, Tsukuba (Japan))


    This paper summarizes the course of development of polymer-based matrix composites (PMC) begun in the 1950's, their future problems, and prospects. Because of PMC being a petroleum product, the changing period before and after the first and second oil crises (1974-1983) has seen even a negative growth from the declined product price out of increased material cost. However, the materials have been continuing expansion in such applications year after year for two decades since then as plant, marine vessel, and housing materials. The course of their development to date has included such proliferation impeding factors as unproved reliability, high production cost, and legal regulations because of being new materials. However, the ardent technical development efforts having produced a number of products including hybrid FRP, particularly the fundamental technology development studies sponsored by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, have improved properties and reliability and contributed largely to expanding practical applications. Sought in different functions expected in PMC in the future would be application of bionic designs, transfer from functional quality to sensitive quality, and development of material recycling techniques. 8 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  13. Hydrogenolysis reactions characteristics of deashed coal under low temperature; Teionka ni okeru dakkai shoritan no suisoka bunkai hanno tokusei

    Owada, T.; Mashimo, K.; Wainai, T. [Nihon University, Tokyo (Japan). College of Science and Technology


    In relation to coal liquefaction, the effect of inorganic minerals on liquefaction reactivity and the effect of hydrofluoric acid (HF) treatment on organic molecular structure of coals were studied by demineralization of low-rank coals in HCl or HF solution. In experiment, Taiheiyo coal specimen was deashed in HCl solution at 25-70{degree}C for 6 hours while agitating, and in addition, deashed in HF solution. Hydrogenolysis of the deashed coal specimen was conducted using tetralin or methylnaphthalene as solvent under initial hydrogen pressure of 1.96MPa at reaction temperature of 693K for 60min. The experimental results are as follows. The ash content of Taiheiyo coal hardly offers catalysis in hydrogenolysis reaction. Carboxyl group increases in demineralization of coal because of breakage of bridged bonds. Organic structure of coal changes by demineralization in dense HF solution. Change in organic structure of coal by demineralization in dense HF solution is dependent on treatment temperature. 2 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  14. Studies on reactivity of coal surfaces at low temperature; Teion ni okeru sekitan hyomen no hannosei no kento

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


    With an objective to learn reactivity of coal at its surface, surfaces of oxidized coal samples were investigated. Miike coal was oxidized by using {sup 18}O2 in a closed loop system. As the reaction progresses, proportion of CO2 including isotopes increased rapidly as a result of oxidation of CO sites existing in the coal and the newly generated C{sup 18}O sites. The oxidizing reaction progressed via oxygen adsorbing sites generated near the surface, and oxygen containing groups. An FT-IR analysis estimated the depth of the oxidized layer to be 10{mu}m or less from particle surface. The oxidized coal was pulverized to see its surface condition. Functional groups introduced by the oxidation enter into the vicinity of the surface in a form to desorb as CO. CO2 is trapped in inner pores. The coal surface was observed by using an atomic force microscope. No observable openings in the pore structure were discerned on the surface before the oxidation, and the structure agrees with a closed pore model. Surface image oxidized in-situ by oxygen for one hour had slight roundness, which led to a supposition of structural change, and changes in the functional group and adsorption species. 7 refs., 5 figs.

  15. Change of unit skeletons during an artificial coalification; Jinko sekitanka katei ni okeru tan`i kokkaku kozo no henka

    Sugimoto, Y.; Miki, Y.; Hayamizu, K. [National Institute of Materials and Chemical Research, Tsukuba (Japan); Okada, K. [Coal Mining Research Center, Tokyo (Japan); Suzuki, Y. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan)


    In order to obtain knowledge about formation and growth of condensed ring structure in a coalification process, discussions were given on product skeleton structure by using hydrogenation and hydrocracking of heated cellulose. In underwater heating of cellulose, reaction of dehydration has occurred at 200{degree}C or lower, that of decarbonation at 250{degree}C or higher, and that of demethanizing at 300{degree}C, resulting in production of a dark-brown coal-like substance. The substance has lower H/C value and higher O/C value than coal. As the underwater heating temperature rises, the hydrogenation reactivity of the heated substance decreases, and so does the ratio of conversion into toluene solubles. These phenomena are related to strength of cross-linking bond between unit skeleton structures. A substance heated at an underwater heating temperature of 200{degree}C turns toluene-soluble almost completely even during the hydrogenation reaction (350{degree}C for 2 hours), but the soluble product decreases at underwater heating temperatures of 250 and 300{degree}C. However, soluble product of more than 90% was obtained when hydrocracking (at 425{degree}C for one hour) was performed. The toluene-soluble product in the heated substance is only 50% when the underwater heating temperature reaches 350{degree}C even if the hydrocracking is carried out. 3 refs., 5 figs.

  16. Thermophysical properties measurement of high temperature melts under microgravity; Bisho juryokuka ni okeru koon yutai no netsubussei sokutei

    Hibiya, T. [NEC Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    This paper introduces an example of the thermophysical property measurement of high temperature melts under microgravity. In addition, this paper also reports the thermophysical property measurement of high temperature melts measured on the ground so as to make preparations for a microgravity experiment. In the microgravity environment, the methodology by which the diffusion constant, heat conductivity, and surface tension previously called `three vices of thermophysical property measurement` can be properly measured was arranged. Frohberg showed a scientific interest in the measurement of a diffusion constant. The research worker in Japan introduces a shear cell method and has been endeavoring to improve the measurement precision. In practical use, the diffusion measurement of semiconductor melts is significant as a research theme. The electromagnetic suspension device (TEMPUS) developed in German enabled the thermophysical measurement in the supercooled state by utilizing the advantage of non-contact. It is a great breakthrough in the thermophysical property measurement of high temperature melts that were difficult to measure. The behavior at the melting point or higher can be properly recognized by examining the properties and structure of supercooled melts. 49 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  17. Computer-aided fabrication of bridges; Kyoryo seisaku ni okeru CAD-CAM no genjo to kadai

    Watanabe, N. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Described herein is application of the computer-aided CAD/CAM systems to fabrication of bridges from the designs to inspection and production management in the order of production flow. The design works begin with inputting coordinate values for road alignment to determine alignment drawings, coordinates and haunches, and to output the alignment drawings, coordinates, haunches and calculation of haunches and web crest height, and are extended to automatic designs of major girder sections, splices, stiffeners and floor frames, and to preparation of design calculation sheets. As the drawings, although showing bridge characteristics such as completed shapes, are frequently silent on fabricated shapes, the full-size modeling is effected by an automatic program with the additional data regarding welding-induced shrinkage, cambers, joint gaps, allowances for finishing and bore sizes. The CAM systems for fabrication include those for marking, NC marking for cutting, plasma/gas cutters and panel welding robots, which are connected to DNC servers in LAN systems. 6 refs., 14 figs.

  18. Water quality and water pollution sources in Poyang lake, China; Poyang ko ni okeru suishitsu chosa to odakugen kaiseki

    Ito, M. [Shin-Nippon Meteorological and Oceanographical Consultant Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    This paper summarizes the current status of water quality and pollution sources in Poyang Lake in China. The lake is located in Chianghsi Province of China, and a largest fresh water lake in China that flows out into the Yangtze river. The basin is surrounded by mountains on three sides and faces the Yangtze on one side, whereas the plains formed by the lake and the rivers flowing in extends in the center of the basin. The plains around the lake has the city of Nanchang, the capital of the province, the city of Jiujiang (both cities have a population of about 4 million, respectively), and four other cities with a size of one million people including Jingdezhen. Water supply system in the basin is used in a 37% area of the urban areas, and no sewage facilities of whatsoever are available as of 1991. The lake has COD of about 3 mg{times}1/l. No severe pollution by organic matters is seen. While the T-P concentration is at a high level, PO4-P is low. Majority of phosphorus flowing into the basin exists in the form trapped in soil particles. In order to maintain the current water quality in the future, waste water treatment is required in the basin. Construction of an oxidation pond in the vast land exposed during the drought period is a measure that can be tackled relatively easily. 1 fig., 4 tabs.

  19. Accuracy of FEM 3-D modeling in the electromagnetic methods; Denjiho ni okeru FEM 3 jigen modeling no seido

    Sasaki, Y. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    Analytical methods considering 3-D resistivity distribution, in particular, finite element method (FEM) were studied to improve the reliability of electromagnetic exploration. Integral equation, difference calculus, FEM and hybrid method are generally used as computational 3-D modeling method. FEM is widely used in various fields because FEM can easily handle complicated shapes and boundaries. However, in electromagnetic method, the assumption of continuous electric field is pointed out as important problem. The normal (orthogonal) component of current density should be continuous at the boundary between media with different conductivities, while this means that the normal component of electric field is discontinuous. In FEM, this means that current channeling is not properly considered, resulting in poor accuracy. Unless this problem is solved, FEM modeling is not practical. As one of the solutions, it is promising to specifically incorporate interior boundary conditions into element equation. 4 refs., 11 figs.

  20. Unsteady performance of a cavitating hydrofoil in stall conditions. Shissoku jotai ni okeru yokukei no hiteijo tokusei

    Ogata, H. (Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan)); Ito, Y. (Hachinoe Institutea of Technology, Aomori (Japan)); Oba, R. (Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan). Institute of Fluid Science); Sunayama, Y.; Abe, J. (Suzuki Co. Ltd., Shizuoka (Japan))


    To elucidate the unsteady performance of cavitating hydrofoils in a stall condition, this paper describes a survey on unsteady conditions without cavitations and stall conditions as to their characteristics from a cavitation to a supercavitation, lift and drag. Flows with cavitations were also analyzed. As a result of comparing also data for the subcavitation regions, it was found that a large-scale vortex generation on the hydrofoil back-pressure plane in near stall condition has a close relation with the changes in lifts and drags or the cavitation breakdown. The experiment used a testing water tank of circulation flow type having a rectangular measuring cross section (70 mm in width and 190 mm in height), and the hydrofoil specimens of two-dimensional symmetric type with a chord length of 70 mm and an aspect ratio of 1.0. The test condition used a cavitation coefficient of 0.18-6.33 (from a supercavitation to non-cavitation). A numerical analysis proved that the power spectra around the hydrofoils having no cavitations agreed with the experimental results, and verified the reasonability of the application. 18 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  1. Analysis of flame propagation phenomenon in simplified stratified charge conditions; Tanjunkasareta sojo kyukiba ni okeru kaen denpa gensho no kansatsu

    Moriyoshi, Y.; Morikawa, H. [Chiba University, Chiba (Japan); Kamimoto, T. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)


    Since the local inhomogeneity of mixture concentration inside the cylinder affects the combustion characteristics, a basic research on combustion phenomenon in stratified charge conditions is required. The authors have made experiments with a constant-volume chamber, which can simulate an idealized stratified charge field by using a removable partition, to obtain the combustion characteristics. Also, numerical calculations are made using some combustion models. As a result, the important feature that the combustion speed is faster in stratified condition than in homogeneous condition can be predicted by the two-step reaction model. 4 refs., 8 figs.

  2. Analysis of fuel spray characteristics for premixed lean diesel combustion; Kihaku yokongo diesel kikan ni okeru nenryo funmu kaiseki

    Sasaki, S.; Harada, a.; Miyamoto, T.; Akagawa, H.; Tsujimura, K.


    Premixed lean diesel combustion (PREDIC) makes it possible to achieve low NOx emission. It is an important factor to make the homogeneous spray formation for PREDIC. In this paper presents I the effect of the spray dispersion on emission characteristic were analyzed with the spray observation and engine test. Pintle type nozzle, which has different feature from orifice type nozzle, are used to form the hollow cone spray. As a result, the pintle type nozzle having grooves to generate the swirl flow, makes the reduced penetration in comparison with the hole nozzle under low ambient gas pressure. And it could improve THC, CO emissions at low NOx emission condition. 7 refs., 12 figs., 1 tab.

  3. Interphase boundary structure and transformation mechanism in diffusional phase transformations; Kakusan hentai ni okeru iso kaimen kozo to hentai kiko

    Furuhara, T.; Maki, T. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan)


    This paper discusses a lattice changing mechanism in diffusional phase transformations (atom diffusion rate determination) based on observations through a high-resolution electron microscope. If a parent phase and a generated phase have different crystal structures, change in lamination occurs as a result of a step generated on a terrace with good consistency moving in the horizontal direction. In addition, it has been thought that removal of atoms occurs due to random diffusion jump in a riser or a kink which has a locally inconsistent structure, and no surface undulations will occur. On the other hand, growth interfaces are consistent in martensite transformation, and atomic correspondence is univocal in the parent phase and the generated phase. Also in diffusion transformation accompanying distribution of displacement type elements, the surface undulations will appear as in the case of the martensite transformation. This fact suggests that, also in the diffusional transformation, not only the terrace interface, but also the riser or kink interface having been thought inconsistent conventionally are all consistent or semi-consistent as in the martensite transformation. It also suggests that lattice correspondence exists between the parent phase and the generated phase. 30 refs., 16 figs., 1 tab.

  4. Superplasticity of low carbon HSLA steel during bainite transformation. Teitanso teigokinko no beinaito hentai ni okeru chososei kyodo

    Nakajima, H.; Yamamoto, S.; Miyaji, H.; Furubayashi, E. (National Research Inst. for Metals, Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan))


    Recently, the development of high strength low alloy steel (HSLA steel) of untempered type is advanced by using the comparatively high strength and excellent tenacity of the bainite or martensite of carbon remained being transformed. In the present researches, the superplasticity during the bainite transformation due to the continuous cooling and changes of the structure as well as the mechanical properties due to the superplastic deformation are examined with the samples of Mn-Cr-Mo system HSLA steel. The results obtained therefrom are shown as follows. The temperatre range of B[sub S] and bainite transformation is moving to the higher temperature side along with the increasing of the applied stress when it is over 60 MPa. The bainitic structure is composed of the mixture lath-like bainitic ferrite and granular bainitic ferrite in the use of having no applied stress, while the percentage of the latter increases simultaneously with the increasing of the applied stress. Transformation superplastic strain is increasing together with the increasing of the applied stress, and its increasing is over the linear function when the applied stress is above about 50 MPa. 22 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  5. Automation and high-efficiency of welding in pipeline; Gas pipeline ni okeru yosetsu no jidoka to konoritsuka

    Kawanishi, N.; Masuda, H.; Hara, Y.; Kimura, M. [Osaka Gas Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan); Iimura, M. [Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Hayashi, K. [Toho Gas Co. Ltd., Nagoya (Japan); Mori, K.; Suesawa, S. [Japan Gas Association, Tokyo (Japan)


    With objectives to develop technologies which can perform a welding work automatically at ultra-high speed, improve efficiency in construction works of building town gas transporting pipelines, and make the welding quality uniform, a program that will last for six years has been established to make necessary discussions. Using a horizontally fixed pipe, AP15L-X65, with a diameter of 750 mm and a plate thickness of 19 mm as the object of the discussions, the following four welding processes were selected to implement the development on each process in parallel: high-speed TIG welding, high-speed oscillating MAG welding, plasma welding, and electron beam welding. In March 1997 by which the former half of the project has been completed, an arc time of less than 30 minutes has been achieved as one of the development targets. Using sizes of problems in innovativeness in technologies, welding quality, and practical application as criteria for an interim evaluation, focuses were directed on four technologies. As a result, the electron beam welding was selected, which has achieved an epoch-making result in arc time while maintaining good quality. In the latter half of the project which will end in March 2000, promotion efforts will be continued for discussing how to solve problems in electron beam welding machines, and making developments and field tests thereon. 7 refs., 20 figs., 5 tabs.

  6. Development of automated power distribution technology at Hitachi Ltd; Hitachi Seisakusho ni okeru haiden jidoka no gijutsu kaihatsu no torikumi

    Hayami, M.; Matsui, Y. [Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    The outline and its future expansion of an automated power distribution system that Hitachi is presently developing as the technology supporting the diversified power distribution operation are described. With the progress of distribution technology, a dispersed distribution power system has been recently configured based on the conventional integrated system. As the features of this system, reliability is obtained in the monitor and control sections by a real-time server, and user-friendly operation is ensured in the man-machine processing section by a general-purpose workstation. A `distribution line insulation monitor system` that detects the fore-earth generation in units of sections, a new `22 kV automation system,` and a `distribution facility plan-supported system` to which load flexibility theory was applied based on AI and fuzzy theory have been mainly developed in recent years. With the relaxation of regulations, the development of distributed power linkage equipment will be promoted in future to meet the new situation. 2 figs.

  7. Automatic system of dam grouting in Tenjin dam construction works; Tenjin damu kensetsu koji ni okeru gurauchingu no jidoka system

    Imanaga, K.


    Since construction management of grouting is controlled by many factors like operators` technical skill and experience, grouting quality is not expected to be good and random and deteriorated quality is feared. Reduction of random quality with different operating individuals and prevention of simple miss due to human errors are expected to be necessary factors to ensure stable quality. Automatic system for Tenjin dam`s grouting quality is developed and its outline is reported in this research study. Considering grouting system`s flow and system`s drawing, grouting automatic system`s summary is explained. Again present grouting automatic system is compared with past systems reported in literature. Then operating personnel cut down in automation of grouting, artificial miss prevention in automatic supplement judgement system, needed time reduction in supplement decision and labor saving are made it possible. Details of above mentioned points are illustrated clearly. 7 figs., 1 tab.

  8. Automatic pipe installation system for pipe jacking method; Suishin koho ni okeru tatekuinai sagyo jidoka system no kaihatsu

    Hatayama, E.; Sugimoto, H. [Okumura Corp., Osaka (Japan)


    A system intended of automating the pipe installation work in tunnels in urban areas was developed, and applied to a site of the mud water propulsion construction. The system automates delivery and connection works of hume pipes. The system includes the following three devices: a delivery device consisted of two hoists running in the propulsion direction and a slinging device, an installation device consisted of two pairs of pipe receiving rollers to load hume pipes at the pipe installing side and the main pushing device side, and a control device consisted of an operation monitoring panel and an operation working box. The following results were obtained from factory experiments: the hume pipe deflection was within {plus_minus} 10 mm, the movement stopping accuracy within {plus_minus} 20 mm, the difference in lifting and lowering works of the two hoists within {plus_minus} 10 mm, and the accuracy in positioning the pipe receiving rollers within {plus_minus} 1 mm, all being satisfactory. The following results were obtained when the system was applied to a site using the mud water propulsion method: manual works were eliminated, and the safety was improved; the performance of the positioning function is so high that the work efficiency was improved; and one operator on the ground can operate the system easily, thus having achieved the manpower saving. 12 figs., 1 tab.

  9. Automatic construction management of inclined cable in Heira bridge; Heirahashi ni okeru syazai keburu seko kanri no jidoka

    Kajiyama, K.


    First one sided PC inclined cable bridge based on precast block additional method is constructed at Heira in Japan. Measurements of main girder deflection and main tower displacement values are considered as necessary factors in construction of inclined cable bridge. Efficient and rapid tension force supervision of inclined cable in every stage of construction is required for the above mentioned purpose. Automatic management of tension of inclined cable in Heira bridge construction is considered in this investigation. Construction of measuring system, installation, tension force adjustment and its decision management process, required special characteristics of tension, calculation sheet`s process et., are explained. Following observations are noted when precast method is compared with cast in place method for Heira bridge. Construction cycle of main girder is small and cycle until end of tension for 1 block construction to last block construction is equal to 1.6/day/block. 12 figs., 1 tab.

  10. Examples of automated material handling systems for iron and steel works; Tekko denroyo ni okeru jidoka butsuryu system no jirei

    Tamura, Y.; Sugimoto, T.; Kimura, M.; Kudo, M. [Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    The iron and steel industry in which reduction in production cost and improvement in quality management are the most important problem has positively introduced systems to identify material flows in a factory on a real-time basis and achieve power saving in material moving. This paper shows a sequence of introducing a material handling system proposed by Hitachi, Ltd., introduces examples of the actual installations, and describes the latest material handling automation technology. Examples of actual installation may include a case of automating a scrap yard. In the case, work of unloading materials delivered on trucks of unspecified shapes is separated from a work to move them into and from a warehouse in the yard, or a buffer hopper is installed to level out operation time of cranes. Thus, automation and on-line use of information were achieved upon changing the yard work procedure. For example, load weight on a hopper is taken in on a real-time basis to use the result for controlling the number of deliveries out from a warehouse, improving the mixing accuracy, and managing the inventory information. 6 refs., 4 figs.

  11. Improvement of automatic weld and productivity in orbital pipe welding; Pipe yosetsu ni okeru saikin no jidoka to kosokuka

    Imaizumi, H.


    This paper presents the trend of automatic pipe welding technology and high-speed welding for resolving a lack and aging of welding engineers. In pipe TIG arc automatic welding, precise motor servo control and reproducibility are required to secure ideal penetration bead welding, and such requirements have already beeb satisfied since 20 years ago. However, in MAG welding, since heat gain too high delays cooling of metal melt and causes undercut on the inner wall of pipes, the above requirements are very difficult to be satisfied except the thick pipe for which cooling copper strips are available as inner backing. The proper welding effect was thus obtained by widely controlling the output waveform of welding machines to secure the same heat gain as TIG arc welding. Favorable penetration bead welding was thus achieved even for thin pipes. In order to cope with automatic welding needs in the clearance between thin pipes, specifications of welding heads were subdivided, and a power source unit, computer control unit and cooling water circulation unit were integrated for automation. 7 figs., 7 tabs.

  12. Low-temperature hydrothermal reaction of mullite in sodium; Suisanka natoriumu yoeki ni okeru muraito no teionsui netsuhanno

    Li, Keqin; Igarashi, Kaoru; Shimizu, Tadao [Chiba Institute of Technology, Chiba (Japan). Department of Industrial Chemistry


    Hydrous sodium aluminosilicate was formed when mullite powder of high purity prepared by alkoxide method was hydrothermally treated with sodium hydroxide aqueous solution. The hydrous sodium aluminosilicates were mainly composed of 1.08Na{sub 2}O {center_dot} Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} {center_dot} 1.68SiO{sub 2} {center_dot} 1.8H{sub 2}O and Na{sub 14}Al{sub 12}Si{sub 13}O{sub 51} {center_dot} 6H{sub 2}O in spherical grains. Successively, a small amount of Na{sub 3}Al{sub 3}Si{sub 3}O{sub 12} {center_dot} 2H{sub 2}O was observed at the final stage. The ratio of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/SiO{sub 2} in the mullite had an influence on the kind of products besides treatment temperature and time. ICP (Induced coupling plasma) analyses indicated that more Al in the mullite was dissolved into the solution than Si. At the beginning of reaction, boemite was precipitated. The SiO{sub 2} rich mullite was positively formed Na{sub 6}Al{sub 6}Si{sub 10}O{sub 32} {center_dot} 12H{sub 2}O instead of boemite. (author)

  13. Remote reference processing in MT survey using GPS clock; MT ho ni okeru GPS wo mochiita jikoku doki system

    Yamane, K.; Inoue, J.; Takasugi, S. [Geothermal Energy Research and Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Kosuge, S. [DRICO Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    A report is given about the application of a synchronizing system using clock signals from GPS satellites to a remote reference method which is a technique to reject noise from the MT method. This system uses the C/A code out of the L1 band waves from NAVSTAR/GPS satellites. The new system was operated in MT method-using investigations conducted at China Peninsula, Aichi Prefecture, and Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture, with the reference points placed several 100km away in Iwate Prefecture on both occasions. It was found as the result that it is basically possible to catch signals from the GPS at any place, that the signals are accurate enough to be applied to time synchronization for the MT method, and that the signals assure a far remote reference method with a separation of several 100km between the sites involved. The referencing process at high frequencies whose feasibility had been doubted proved a success when highly correlated signals were exchanged between two stations over a distance of several 100km. 5 refs., 9 figs.

  14. Magnetic constraints of basement structure offshore of western Kyushu, Japan; Kyushu seiho kaiiki ni okeru jiki ijo no kaiseki

    Okuma, S.; Nakatsuka, T. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan); Ishihara, T. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    This paper describes the results from the qualitative analysis of magnetic anomalies offshore of western Kyushu and from an analysis by a three-dimensional two-layer model inversion. The analysis ranged from Kyushu on the east to Jeju Island on the west and from the southern part of the Korean Peninsula on the north to Tanegashima and Yakushima Islands on the south, namely, the area of 580km from east to west and 580km from south to north. The analytical data used was Magnetic Anomaly Map of Asia (GSJ and CCOP, 1994). In the qualitative analysis, a pseudogravity anomaly map and a pole gravity anomaly map were prepared from the total magnetic force anomaly map by means of a frequency filter operation. As a result, it was noted that two distinctive magnetic high belts existed in the margin of the Tunghai Shelf, extending from the sea area to the west of the Nansei Islands continuously to NNE, and being distributed transversely through the Goto sedimentary basin. Additionally, in the inversion analysis, it was demonstrated that the magnetic basement became shallow at the margin of the Tunghai Shelf north of latitude 31 degrees north, extending nearly in the NNE direction through west of the Goto Islands, west of Tsushima Island, and continuing to the southern coast of the Korean Peninsula. 6 refs., 4 figs.

  15. 1000m depth boring at Inagawa, Hyogo prefecture. 1. Overviews; Hyogoken Inagawamachi ni okeru 1000m boring chosa. 1. Gaiyo

    Sato, T.; Kusunose, K.; Cho, A.; Tosha, T. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan); Kiyama, T.; Yamada, F. [Mitsui Construction Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Aizawa, T. [Sancoh Consultants Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Various field experiments were carried out using a 1000m deep borehole at Inagawa town, about 10km north of the focus of the Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake and directly above the area where shallow earthquake activities have intermittently occurred. These experiments included stress measurement by hydraulic fracturing, hydrophone-aided VSP, permeability tests and observation of various types of logging. The laboratory experiments were also carried out, including measurement of various properties and stresses of the core samples. The stress-depth relationship, determined by the hydraulic fracturing method, shows that the stress gradient well coincides with the Western Japan standard at a depth up to 700m, whereas it is approximately twice as high as the standard at a depth of 946m, at which core disking and borehole break-out are clearly observed, and hence stresses conceivably concentrate locally. Orientation of the maximum horizontal compressive stress is E-W at a depth of around 600m, but greatly changes to NNW-SSE at a deeper position. 4 refs., 5 figs.

  16. Water balance of the oceans and the large rivers in the world. Sekai no daikasen to kaiyo ni okeru mizushushi

    Oki, T.; Mushiake, K. (The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Institute of Industrial Science)


    Data for water balance of river basins and oceans were used for an investigation made on the annual water balance, especially on ratios of evaporation to precipitation, standing on global water circulation standpoint. The world river water balance data were used to seek classification of 70 river basins and precipitation amounts by preparing ground surface topographical data based on materials published by the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC). The river water flow investigation used digital data published by the Global Runoff Data Center (GRDC). River water balance by oceans and lands in the world was calculated. This is an annual sum of atmospheric steam convergence, precipitations, evaporation calculated from the atmospheric water balance, and water runoff from lands into oceans. The paper shows on about 70 large rivers in the world their annual water balance, positions of estuaries in river basins, and amounts of precipitation and evaporation. Tropical areas have abundant precipitation, with evaporation efficiency at about 50%, while subtropical areas have majority of their precipitation evaporate, with very little runoff. 8 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  17. Shallow seismic reflection prospecting in Hachiro-kata reclaimed land; Hachirogata kantakuchi ni okeru senbu hanshaho jishin tansa

    Kitsunezaki, C.; Fukutome, T.; Matsumoto, S.; Noda, K.; Sato, T. [Akita University, Akita (Japan). Mining College; Hayashi, H.; Ishii, E.; Yamanaka, Y.; Matsuno, K.; Mikuni, S. [Suncoh Consultant Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Along the Japan Sea coast in Akita Prefecture and in the vicinity, there exist active fault groups, such as the Kitayuri thrust fault group in the south and Noshiro thrust fault group in the north. It is estimated that there is another fault, running from Akita City located between the above-said two thrust fault groups into the Hachiro-kata reclaimed land, roughly connecting the two thrust fault groups. This third fault is supposed to be related to the hypocenter of Tencho Earthquake of 830, but its location and structural configuration are not known, and it is not known whether it is an active fault, either. Investigations are conducted using S- and P-waves. The greatest problem in the use of P-waves is that there exists a layer in which signal attenuation is high and transmission is anomalously slow. This problem is ascribed to the layer pore water rendered unsaturated though slightly by the inclusion of air bubbles, and is explained for the most part by the White model. A survey using S-waves is advantageous in that it does not experience no difficulty of this kind. In the P-wave cross section, a structure supposed to be an inversion layer is observed at a level deeper than 200m. In the case of the S-wave method, more details of the shallow structure will be available when the degree of CMP stacking is augmented as usual. 2 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Fault analysis in the very shallow seismic reflection method. 2; Gokusenso hanshaho ni okeru danso kaiseki. 2

    Nagumo, S.; Muraoka, S.; Takahashi, T. [Oyo Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    Fault analysis is required in addition to the ordinary process of structural analysis (CDP stacking) for the examination of discontinuity in the reflection horizon in question. The fault shape restoration principle is that the reflection point of a reflection wave observed at a certain receiving point is on an ellipse with the shock point and receiving point at its focal points and that the sum of the distances between the reflection point and the focal points is equal to the reflection wave propagation time. The DMO velocity is worked out by calculation using the positive travel time and inverse travel time from the common reflection surface. When the reflection surface is inclined by {theta}, the average interval velocity/cos{theta} is called the DMO velocity. When the reflection surface inclination and the average interval velocities are determined separately in this way, the position of the reflection point may be worked out, and this enables the calculation of the amount of migration (lateral movement). The reflection wave lineups carried by the original record are picked up one by one, and the average interval velocities are treated very prudently. After such a basic DMO conversion treatment, the actualities of the fault are described fairly correctly. 3 figs.

  19. Relation between frequency of seismic wave and resolution of tomography; Danseiha tomography kaiseki ni okeru shuhasu to bunkaino no kankei

    Fujimoto, M.; Watanabe, T.; Ashida, Y.; Sassa, K. [Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    With regard to the elastic wave exploration, discussions have been given on the relationship between frequency and resolution in P-wave velocity tomography using the initial travel time. The discussions were carried out by using a new analysis method which incorporates the concept of Fresnel volume into tomography analysis. The following two arrangements were used in the calculation: a cross hole arrangement, in which seismic source and vibration receiving points were arranged so as to surround the three directions of a region extending 250 m in the horizontal direction and 500 m in the vertical direction, and observation is performed between two wells, and a permeation VSP arrangement in which the seismic source is installed on the ground surface and receiving points installed in wells. Restructuring was performed on the velocity structure by using a total of 819 observation travel times. This method has derived results of the restructuring according to frequencies of the seismic source used for the exploration. The resolution shown in the result of the restructuring has become higher as elastic waves with higher frequency are used, and the size of the structure identified from the restructuring result has decreased. This fact reveals that sufficient considerations must be given on frequencies of elastic waves used according to size of objects to be explored. 4 refs., 4 figs.

  20. Measurement results of BHTV logging at the geothermal well. 1; Chinetsusei ni okeru BHTV kenso no sokutei kekka. 1

    Lin, S. [Geophysical Surveying and Consulting Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Nakanishi, S.; Shimizu, I. [Electric Power Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    In association with excavation of the No. 135 steam producing well in the Onikubi geothermal power plant in Miyagi Prefecture, shapes of production zones and drilling-induced fracture (DIF) were acquired from the borehole televiewer (BHTV) data. The BHTV logging shoots sound waves onto well walls of wells filled with fluid and detects the reflection waves to investigate the state of the well walls. Vertical fracture with opening lengths from 2 to 3 m were found at depths of about 1232 m and 1312 m. Water run-off has occurred at a depth of about 1312 m during the excavation, to which these vertical fractures might have contributed possibly. In depths of about 1232 m and 1312 m, fractures inclining toward north-east direction and south-west direction are predominant. Some fractures in the depth of about 1333 m incline toward east-south-east direction and west-north-west direction. Fracture inclination azimuth in all of the present logging sections is predominantly in north-east direction and south-west direction. When the DIF is considered to show the maximum compression azimuth, the earth`s crust stress azimuth is generally in east-west direction, which crosses slightly obliquely with the running direction of the predominant fracture in this well. 1 ref., 7 figs.

  1. Deep sedimentary structure model beneath the Osaka plain; Osaka heiya ni okeru shinbu chika kozo no model ka

    Miyakoshi, K.; Kagawa, T.; Echigo, T. [Osaka Soil Test, Osaka (Japan)


    Restructuring was carried out on a sedimentary basin structure model of the Osaka plain including Osaka Bay by using newly obtained underground structural data. After the Hygoken-nanbu Earthquake of 1995, a large number of underground structure investigations have been performed in Osaka Bay and urban areas of Kobe and Osaka. However, very few surveys have been done in areas peripheral to Osaka Prefecture, such as the Ikoma area. Therefore, an attempt has been made to increase the number of measuring points to acquire underground structural data of these areas. Estimation of basic rock depths has utilized the dominant cycles in H/V spectra obtained from micro vibration survey, and good correlation of the base rock depths derived by a refraction exploration and a deep-bed boring investigation. With regard to bed division and P- and S- wave velocities in sedimentary beds in the Osaka sedimentary basin, an underground structure model was prepared, which was divided into four beds according to the refraction exploration and the micro vibration investigation. Data obtained by using this model agreed well with depth data acquired from physical exploration and other types of investigations. However, no good agreement was recognized in the data for such areas where the basic depth changes abruptly as the Rokko fault and the Osaka bay fault. 6 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  2. 3D seismic experiment in difficult area in Japan; Kokunai nanchiiki ni okeru sanjigen jishin tansa jikken

    Minegishi, M.; Nakagami, K.; Tanaka, H. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Technology Research Center


    Difficult area in this context means an exploration-difficult area supposed to store oil/gas but retarded in exploration for the lack of knowledge about the geological structure due to poor quality of available seismic survey records. Discussed in this paper is a survey conducted into an area covering the southern part of Noshiro-shi, Akita-ken, and Yamamoto-cho, Yamamoto-gun, Akita-ken. An area size suitable for data collection at a target depth of 2500m is determined using an interpretation structure compiled on the basis of available well data and 2D seismic survey data. The plan for siting shock points and receiving points is modified case by case as restrictive factors come to the surface (resulting from the complicated hilly terrain, presence of pipes for agricultural water, etc.). The peculiarities of seismic waves in the terrain are studied through the interpretation of the available well data and 2D seismic survey data for the construction of a 3D velocity model for the confirmation of the appropriateness of the plan for siting shock points and receiving points. Efforts are exerted through enhanced coordination with the contractor to acquire data so that a technologically best design may be won within the limits of the budget. The quality of the data obtained from this experiment is in general better than those obtained from previous experiments, yet many problems remain to be settled in future studies about exploration-difficult areas. 4 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  3. Spectral gamma-ray survey of alkaline igneous complex; Arukari kasei fukugo gantai ni okeru ganma sen supekutoru tansa

    Yoshida, Mitsuo; Karim, T.; Naseer, M. A.


    Spectral gamma-ray survey is applied to the investigation of Ambela-Koga-Naranji Kandao igneous complex in Peshawar region in the North of Pakistan located in the northwest edge of the Indian Subcontinent. As a result, quartz syenite-granite, nepheline syenite and phenacite carbonatite rocks respective exhibit gamma-ray spectral anomalies. All the rocks can be identified and characterized easily by gamma-ray spectrums using eU-eTh diagram. Further, on the basis of the obtained gamma-ray spectral anomalies, the evaluation of the storing potential of are earth resources in the same region was attempted. (translated by NEDO)

  4. Cracking control in mass concrete for three gorges dam; Sankyo damu ni okeru masu konkurito no hibiware yokusei

    Chu, CHuanying


    The provisional cofferdam work of the mainstream of Three Gorges Dam project was successfully finished on November 8, 1997. Now, the work enters its second stage, and the placing of large-scale concrete was started. The total quantity of concrete used in this project reaches 15.00 million m{sup 3}. Inhibition of dam concrete cracking is an important subject. In order to manufacture concrete with good crack-resistance, cements, fly ashes, aggregates and blending agents are strictly selected; and hydration-generating heat is reduced by means of strict temperature control, precooling of aggregates, reduction of placing temperature and concrete temperature in mixers, and the like. As a consequence of maintaining the highest temperature value in concrete blocks to be lower than a predetermined value, harmful cracks can be prevented from occurring when the temperature in the dam lowers. (NEDO)

  5. Feasibility study on introducing new energy systems into Asian villages; Asia sonraku ni okeru shin energy donyu kanosei chosa



    For improvement of living standards in unelectrified areas of Asia, the feasibility of new energy power generation systems was surveyed. The degree of electrification of local areas is different every country, and Thailand is ahead of other countries, while Laos and Cambodia are most unelectrified. Power supply of 100W/house seems to be adequate for local areas because of weather condition, housing situation and life-style. Economic support and education on electricity are necessary for poor areas. Although needs for new energy is increasing, the priority is given to industrial and urbanized areas because of cost and investment effects, and remote areas are dependent on grant- in-aid. Resources of photovoltaic, wind power and micro- hydraulic energies are abundant, however, selection of energy and verification of its usability are important, and the local energy density maps were thus prepared. In introduction of new energy, after selection of energy suitable for an area concerned, such geographical and social conditions should be surveyed as road condition, water rights, land utilization, economic support system, policy and intention of inhabitants. 76 refs., 68 figs., 91 tabs.

  6. Earthquake resistant measures of existing structures by TRTA; Eidan chikatetsu ni okeru kisetsu doboku kozobutsu no taishin taisaku

    Miyata, N.


    Seismic countermeasures for the existing structures are introduced on the main item: reinforcement of open-cut tunnel RC center pillars as well as on reinforcement of rigid frame viaduct pillars and installation of a device for prevention of viaduct falling. First, for reinforcing open-cut tunnel center pillars, design was devised so as to be suitable to construction environment in the subway yard. Important reinforcement materials are steel and filling materials; SS and a self-leveling material for building construction were chosen. The following construction work procedures are explained based on the actual construction: removal of interior materials of existing pillars and measurement of the actual size, high pressure water washing, steel plate fabrication, plate delivery to the yard, installation of steel plates, filler filling, painting. Next, on reinforcement of viaduct pillars on the ground, the reinforcement design concept is basically same as in the open-cut tunnel. Points of difference in design and construction are explained. On the countermeasure for prevention of viaduct falling for girder bridges without the falling prevention, countermeasure investigation and design work or installation work are being carried out. Seismic resistance evaluation and design of existing bridges, and construction work are explained. 13 figs., 1 tab.

  7. Microbially influenced corrosion on stainless steels in natural seawater; Kaisuichu ni okeru sutenresu ko no biseibutsu fushoku

    Amaya, H.; Miyuki, H. [Sumitomo Metal Industries Ltd., Osaka (Japan)


    The influence of microbes on the corrosion of steels in natural seawater is introduced laying stress on elucidated points. Biofilm consisting of various kinds of microbes is formed on the surface immersed in natural seawater. Adhered bacteria in this biofilm are isolated, and corrosion potential (Ecorr) in an experimental pure cultured system has been also investigated. Metabolic reaction of bacteria plays a part in microbially influenced corrosion (MIC), and reproduction of ennoblement of Ecorr is attempted by artificial means which simulates the breathing reaction of bacteria using refined oxidizing enzyme. It is made clear that corrosion behavior in natural seawater can be reproduced experimentally in a short period of time. This test method simulates the environment of the actual natural seawater well, and environmental MIC can be easily reproduced, which has been difficult in tests where conventional isolated bacteria are employed. 32 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

  8. Current status of development of geothermal power generation in Japan; Nippon ni okeru hatsuden no tame no chinetsu kaihatsu

    Yamaguchi, F.; Esaki, Y. [Japan Geothermal Energy Association, Tokyo (Japan); Oishi, K. [Fuji Electric Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    The paper reports the situation of geothermal power plants in Japan, future plans, and the research status of geothermal development technology. As for the present situation, explanations were made of each place of development covering Hokkaido to Kyushu and of each developmental organization. Since 1966 when the geothermal power plant started its commercial run, eleven plants and twelve units are presently in operation with a total approved capacity of 298,705 MW. Further, in two years six plants of 230 MW capacity are planning to start operation one by one, and a capacity of 529 MW are expected for 1996. From a viewpoint of developing domestic energy, the government set a target of geothermal supply at 600 MW in 2000 and at 2800 MW in 2010, conducting surveys for geothermal power generation, improving the subsidy system, and promoting the research development. The present target, 530 MW, is equivalent to only 0.27 % of the power generated from power plants in Japan. Geothermal energy is a valuable domestic energy, and therefore, both governmental and private efforts are being exerted for the development. 3 refs., 2 figs., 7 tabs.

  9. Improvement of vehicle stability in cornering on uneven road; Akuro senkaiji ni okeru sharyo no anzensei kojo

    Tobimatsu, K.; Harada, M.; Harada, H. [National Defense Academy, Kanagawa (Japan)


    The active control of vehicle suspensions and rear wheel steering systems in turning on uneven roads is analyzed by means of LQR control theory, assuming that cornering forces depend on tire normal loads in addition to tire slip angles. The authors quantitatively investigated the effectiveness of the integrated control of the active suspension and the rear wheel steering, comparing the contributions of each individual system. Furthermore, in this paper, the role of the chassis control and driver control are studied in order to improve the stability of vehicle motion disturbed by the road surface. 4 refs., 9 figs.

  10. Measurement improvements of heat flux probes for internal combustion engine; Nainen kikan ni okeru netsuryusokukei no kaihatsu to kento

    Tajima, H.; Tasaka, H. [Miyazaki University, Miyazaki (Japan)


    In heat flux measurement in engines, material properties of a heat flux probe and numerical prediction of those influence have been discussed rather than practical measurement accuracy. This study featured the process for the quantitative examination of heat flux probes. Although the process required direct comparison among all the probes and additional measurements in a constant volume bomb, precision of heat flux measurement was greatly improved so that the essential characteristics of heat transfer in engines can be detected. 9 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  11. Simulation of speed control in acceleration mode of a heavy duty vehicle; Ogatasha no kasokuji ni okeru shasoku seigyo simulation

    Endo, S.; Ukawa, H. [Isuzu Advanced Engineering Center, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Sanada, K.; Kitagawa, A. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)


    A control law of speed of a heavy duty vehicle in acceleration mode is presented, which is an extended version of a control law in deceleration mode proposed by the authors. The control law is based on constant acceleration strategy. Using the control law, target velocity and target distance can be performed. Both control laws for acceleration and deceleration mode can be represented by a unified mathematical formulae. Some simulation results are shown to demonstrate the control performance. 7 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  12. Model of syllable confusion in sound fields with single reflection; Tan`itsu hanshaonba ni okeru onsetsu icho model

    Korenaga, Y. [Kajima Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    This paper introduces findings on the human auditory organ involved in voice information processing and its function, and describes a discussion on perception of syllables in the cerebrum and on the identifying process of syllables. A model of syllable confusion was proposed from a viewpoint of voice processing in the auditory organ. In addition, a syllable confusion estimation expression was proposed that is defined by an inter-syllable distance measure that reflects dynamic features of voice in addition to static features of voice. In order to verify the effectiveness of the syllable confusion model and the accuracy of the confusion estimation expression, a sound field with single reflection was used to compare the measured values and the estimated values of the degree of confusion. The single reflection sound field in the estimation was synthesized in a computer by using template syllable data. As a result, it was found that this syllable confusion model has identified nearly completely the syllable hearing characteristics of a human body. Improving further the estimation accuracy of the model requires discussions on automatic gain control in the middle ear and the inner ear, side suppressing function in the inner ear, non-linearity in cochlea filter, and auditory masking. 21 refs., 7 figs.

  13. Research and Development of Coal Conversion Technologies on the New Sunshine Program; Nyusanshain keikaku ni okeru sekitan tenkan gijutsu kaihatsu

    Sugawara, Akira.; Kurosawa, Shigeru.; Yasuda, Hajime.; Hatori, Hiroaki.; Sugiura, Takashi.; Saito, Kazufumi. [Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo (Japan)


    Agency of Industrial Science and Technolgy (AIST) has been conduction R and D on coal conversion technologies in Japan. New energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has been carrying out some R and D projects on soal liquefaction and gasification as a part of (New Sunshine Program) lead by AIST. Coal liquefaction and gasification are mejor concern for NEDO and the overview od the R and D projects up-dated is presented in this paper. In additition, new concept and ambition of R and D on coal aonversion technologies are also outlined. (author)

  14. Permeability prediction in a carbonate reservoir, Middle East; Tansan`en gan`yuso ni okeru shintoritsu no suisoku

    Masuzawa, T. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Tani, A. [Fuji Research Institue Corp. Tokyo (Japan)


    The reservoir characterization is used in a narrow sense as the meaning of predicting how the parameters of rock property distributes in an oil reservoir. In this study, a method for estimating the well permeability, specially for estimating the horizontal permeability distribution of no core well, that is indispensable for the oil reservoir characterization, is studied using core data and log data. Then, the permeability is estimated by using two methods, the neural network method and the multiple linear regression analysis method, and the estimated values of the two methods are compared with the results of permeability prediction obtained by {phi}-K correlation which has been traditionally used. Furthermore, which method among them is suitable to the oil reservoir is discussed. In this study, the accuracy of the permeability estimated by these three methods are not very high. That the object of this stud is an oil reservoir consisted of carbonate may be considered as an important reason for the low accuracy due to its complicated nature. 10 figs.

  15. System and equipment of aspetic package for food industry; Shokuhin kogyo ni okeru mukin packaging no system to kiki

    Minoura, S. [CKD Corp., Nagoya (Japan)


    This paper describes aseptic package systems for food industry. In-line type aseptic packaging machine is composed of a sterilizing unit, sterile chamber and handling machines. The sterilizing unit is composed of a superheated steam circuit, a tank for storing and a pump for circulating hydrogen peroxide, and a circuit for preparing, superheating and cooling sterile air. The sterile chamber is kept under sterile positive pressure condition by steam generated in the sterilizing unit, hydrogen peroxide and sterile air before operation. Package materials are transferred to a heating section after sterilization. Web film is crimped by heating plate moving vertically in a heating section, and transferred to a forming section after heating enough. A plug-assisted compressed air forming system preliminarily forms the film by nearly 80% by plug, and completely forms the film by die while cooling with sterile air blowing. The formed film is transferred to a filling section. Particular consideration on the safety of aseptic packages is essential. 3 refs., 10 figs.

  16. Present state of desertification and soil conservation in Niger; Niger ni okeru sabakuka to dojo hozen no torikumi

    Nagano, T. [Kyoto Univ. (Japan)


    Major factors for desertification are soil deterioration phenomena such as decrease in the covering by plants, water erosion, weathering, and decrease of organic matter. The current state of desertification and the trend of soil conservation are introduced quoting the case of Niger, and the current state of facing the problem on the spot is introduced lastly. Increase of the population and tight situation of the utilization of land in such severe environment as unstable rainfalls and poor soil are the causes for the poor production basis. Another cause is farming of the extensive style even at present. Effective measures for soil conservation are the improvement of productivity and conservation by water harvesting and fertility management. However, self-help soil conservation by the inhabitants themselves is currently difficult because of the present state of the social economy. It is required that soil conservation is positioned in the overall development of farming village and is developed simultaneously with the improvement of the rate of self-supporting, securing of cash income, and improvement of living environment. 10 refs., 9 figs., 3 tabs.

  17. Case studies on construction works of short span bridges in Kenya; Kenya kyowakoku ni okeru chusho kyoryo koji no jirei

    Kurino, S. [Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority, Tokyo (Japan)


    In the Republic of Kenya, problems are how to build bridges over small rivers, not big rivers, and what bridge types to choose for reduction in cost. Concrete bridges under the direct control of the Government construction office are 15m at the longest, and they are directly founded on the hard basement after a little excavation. In formulating construction plans, it is necessary to take climate into account, such that there is but a small amount of precipitation and that it concentrates in the rainy season. The first stage of bridge building involves the construction of low-cost structures which enable river-crossing except in the rainy season. This first-stage concept is worth deliberation when it is known that there are semiarid regions where river-crossing is prohibited due to high water levels in the rainy season but for approximately two weeks a year. In the second stage, permanent structures are required, serviceable even in the high water level season. In the third stage, it is necessary to construct bridges conforming to the road assuring excellent trafficability. For reduction in the cost of small bridge construction, drift types, culvert types, and temporary bridges like Bailey bridges are important choices. 2 refs., 12 figs.

  18. Magnetic susceptibility measurements in Yellowstone National Park, USA; Beikoku Yellowstone kokuritsu koen ni okeru genchi jikaritsu sokutei

    Okuma, S. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan)


    For the purpose of interpreting data of the aeromagnetic anomalies in Yellowstone National Park in the U.S.A., in-situ magnetization intensity measurements have been carried out in 1994 and 1995 on geological outcrops of rocks in that area. Comparisons and discussions were given on the measurement results, and existing rock magnetic data and aeromagnetic anomaly data available for the area. Outside the Yellowstone caldera, part of granitic gneisses among the Precambrian granitic gneisses and crystalline schists distributed to the north has an abnormally high magnetization intensity of 1 {times} 10 {sup -2} SI. This could be a powerful anomaly source for the high magnetic anomaly in this area. Paleogene volcanic rocks distributed widely in the eastern part of the park also have magnetization intensity as high as 1 {times} 10 {sup -2} SI or higher, which are also thought a powerful anomaly source in this area. Part of Pleistocene basalts which are exposed partially in the western part of the park has also very high magnetization intensity at 1 {times} 10 {sup -2} SI or higher. This suggests correlation with the magnetic anomaly in the east-west direction distributed in this area. Quaternary rhyolites are more magnetic than Quaternary welded tuffs, which should give greater effects to the magnetic anomaly. 10 refs., 5 figs.

  19. Prediction of discharge change in a cold region river; Kanchi kasen ni okeru toki kassui koki no ryuryo hendo yosoku

    Yamazaki, M.; Koyama, S. [Hokkaido Electric Power Co. Inc., Sapporo (Japan); Hasegawa, K. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Hirayama, K. [Iwate University, Iwate (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    Daily discharge change during the winter period in a cold region river used for hydroelectric power station has been investigated through discussion of formation mechanism and prediction model simulation. As a result of the observation in winter, it was found that the change of river flow with partially melted solid ice cover in early March increased when the average temperature at night between 18 pm and 7 am was less than -4 to -6 degC showing the negative value of radiation balance. Daily decrease and increase in the river flow during freezing period were observed due to the formation of ice dam at the rapid change part of river gradient. Especially in early March when completely frozen ice was partially melted, anchor ice was developed in the river by frazil, and formation of step-pools was often observed in the field. Results of flow prediction simulation using a step-pool model considering development and regression of anchor ice agreed well with those from the actual measurements. 9 figs., 1 tab.

  20. Transition of wind power utilization technology in the 20th century; 20 seiki ni okeru furyoku riyo gijutsu no hensen

    Ushiyama, I. [Ashikaga Inst. of Tech., Tochigi (Japan)


    Windmills are one of the oldest prime movers and have been used for more than 700 years in Europe. The transition from low speed windmills for grain grinding and water pumping to high speed wind turbines for electric power generation had occurred at the end of 19{sup th} century. This paper, at first, reviews the windmill technologies and the researchers before 20th century. Then describes the back ground of how the wind power generator has existed and how the four pioneers developed their wind power generator. The historical developments of windmills to wind turbines in this century are studied focusing mainly on Danish activities. Then, the effort of the development of large wind turbine such as Smith-Putnum's first MW machine in U.S.A. and other mammoth machine concept are introduced. The new concept machines such as Savonius and Darrieus wind turbines in 1920s to 1930s are also explained. Finally, the novel technologies of wind turbine covering larger machines, variable speed generators, special wing sections for wind turbines, theoretical analysis method of wind turbine performance, offshore wind turbines, and wind turbine control technologies are stated. (author)

  1. Noise and vibration reduction technology in hybrid vehicle development; Hybrid sha kaihatsu ni okeru shindo soon teigen gijutsu

    Yoshioa, T.; Sugita, H. [Toyota Motor Corp., Aichi (Japan)


    Accomplishing both environmental protection and good NVH performance has become a significant task in automotive development The first-in-the-world hybrid passenger car of mass production. 'Prius', has achieved superior NV performance compared with conventional vehicles with a 1.5-liter engine along with 50% reduction of fuel consumption and CO{sub 2} emissions. low HC, CO and NO{sub x} emissions. This paper describes NV reduction technology for solving problems peculiar to the hybrid vehicle such as engine start/stop vibration, drone noise at low engine speed and motor/generator noise and vibration. It also mentions application technology of low rolling resistance tires with light weight wheels and recycled material for sound proofing. (author)

  2. Geoelectrical structure by electrical logs and Schlumberger sounding at the Akinomiya geothermal field, Akita Prefecture; Denki kenso oyobi Schlumberger ho ni yoru Akinomiya chinetsu chiiki no hiteiko kozo

    Kajiwara, T.; Takemoto, S.


    Based on the electrical logging data of the existed well and Schlumberger sounding data obtained in 1974, a two-dimensional inversion analysis of the specific resistance profile was conducted at the Akinomiya geothermal field, Akita Prefecture. From the electrical logging data, relationships between the geology and the specific resistance were illustrated. The specific resistance values of basement rocks showed more than 100 ohm-m, which were higher than those of the other seams. Intrusive rocks and tuffs in the basement rocks showed locally low values less than 100 ohm-m. Younger volcanic rocks showed low values around 10 ohm-m. As a result of the two-dimensional inversion analysis, the basement rocks could be detected as high specific resistance layers. Accordingly, it was considered that the basement rocks in this field can be detected as high specific resistance layers by analyzing the results of field survey sufficiently. Low specific resistance zones were observed in the shallow depth, which corresponded to the fumarolic gases. There were some layers with remarkably varied specific resistance values, which were considered to be related with alteration. 6 refs., 3 figs.

  3. Pseudo-random data acquisition geometry in 3D seismic survey; Sanjigen jishin tansa ni okeru giji random data shutoku reiauto ni tsuite

    Minegishi, M.; Tsuburaya, Y. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Technology Research Center


    Influence of pseudo-random geometry on the imaging for 3D seismic exploration data acquisition has been investigate using a simple model by comparing with the regular geometry. When constituting wave front by the interference of elemental waves, pseudo-random geometry data did not always provide good results. In the case of a point diffractor, the imaging operation, where the constituted wave front was returned to the point diffractor by the interference of elemental waves for the spatial alias records, did not always give clear images. In the case of multi point diffractor, good images were obtained with less noise generation in spite of alias records. There are a lot of diffractors in the actual geological structures, which corresponds to the case of multi point diffractors. Finally, better images could be obtained by inputting records acquired using the pseudo-random geometry rather than by inputting spatial alias records acquired using the regular geometry. 7 refs., 6 figs.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Analysis of the pressure response of high angle multiple (HAM) fractures intersecting a welbore; Kokeisha multi fracture (HAM) kosei ni okeru atsuryoku oto kaiseki ni tsuite

    Ujo, S.; Osato, K. [Geothermal Energy Research and Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Arihara, N. [Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan); Schroeder, R.


    This paper reports pressure response analysis on wells piercing a high angle multi (HAM) fracture model. In this model which is defined on a three-dimensional space, a plurality of slanted fractures intersect with wells at high angles (however, intersection of fractures with each other is not considered). With respect to the pressure response analysis method using this model, the paper presents a basic differential equation on pressure drawdown and boundary conditions in the wells taking flows in the fractures pseudo-linear, as well as external boundary conditions in calculation regions (a reservoir spreads to an infinite distance, and its top and bottom are closed by non-water permeating beds). The paper also indicates that results of calculating a single vertical fracture model and a slanted fracture model by using a numerical computation program (MULFRAC) based on the above equations agree well respectively with the existing calculation results (calculations performed by Erlougher and Cinco et al). 5 refs., 6 figs.

  7. On the muscle activity control in the hierarchy motor systems. Hierarchy undo system ni okeru kin no kassei seigyo ni tsuite

    Akiba, M.; Miyamoto, Y. (Osaka Industrial University, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)


    Excitory impulses for motor systems are controlled by the psychophysiological nervous systems in the body either autonomically or voluntarily. Involved in the voluntary control loop are motor cortex, basal gangalia, thalamus, cerebellum, etc. The purpose of this study is to confirm whether it is possible to reduce or emphasize the muscle contraction voluntarily through electromyogram (EMG) feedback training. EMG can indicate the excitory impulses of motor units. In the experiments, electrodes were placed on the skin above muscles. A significant reduction effect was observed for subjects trained in relaxation of the forehead musculature through EMG feedback. Results of the experiments suggested that biofeedback training for relaxation of the forehead tensional muscle might be effective in eliminating muscle contraction, and that feedback training for activation of damaged muscles might be effective in emphasizing muscle contraction. 4 refs., 9 figs.

  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. 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.

  10. Results of photovoltaic power generation system operation in Tokyo Electric Power Company; Tokyo Denryoku ni okeru taiyoko hatsuden setsubi no unten jisseki ni tsuite

    Fukuda, H.; Itokawa, K. [Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc., Tokyo (Japan)


    A report was made on the measurement of data and the results of the analysis at 14 sites of photovoltaic power generation facilities operated under system interconnection by Tokyo Electric Power Company. This type of system is provided in 40 sites as of the end of fiscal 1995, generating 479kw. The items measured were the generated electric energy at all 14 sites, and the quantity of solar radiation, outside air temperature, panel temperature, etc., at limited sites; and the capacity of each equipment, azimuth and inclination of the panel were also recorded simultaneously. Hourly values were used for the analysis. Five minute values were utilized, however, in the examination of the cause of lowered output and in the situation recognition of the influence of the shade or the change of weather. The utilization factor of the facilities was in the average 10.8% in fiscal 1994 and 10.7% in fiscal 1995. The factor decreased slightly unless the panel azimuth faced due south. The utilization factor at the panel inclination of 35 degrees and 45 degrees showed both 10.4% through the year making no difference. The system seemed to show no overwhelming possibilities in coping with electric power demand. The reason was that deviation existed for 2 hours or so in the peak and that reliability was low as basic power facilities. However, it was determined that the system be continuously examined in future. 9 figs., 1 tab.

  11. Disinfectants used in medal field and problems caused from their use. Igaku ryoiki ni okeru sakkinzai to sorera shiyo ni yoru mondaiten

    Okuda, K.; Watabe, S. (Yokohama City University, Yokohama (Japan). School of Medicine)


    This paper describes typical anti-microorganism chemicals used in hospitals, and touches on measures against intra-hospital infection. Killing microorganisms reliably by using a high-pressure steam sterilization method is the best means for medical devices and apparatuses. However, there are high-priced medical devices that cannot withstand such a method and require other processes according to the situations, such as gas sterilization and alcohol disinfection. In addition to such sterilization methods as using heat, alcohols, and gases, methods that have been developed recently may include the following: use of Bronopol (an antiseptic) and anti-mold agents that have electronphilic functional groups, disinfectants using metal ions from silver, zinc and copper, and other materials. The problem of intra-hospital infection is caused typically by MRSA, hepatitis virus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Preventive measures require good knowledge about their infection courses and disinfecting technologies, as well as an attention not to cause change in the ecology as a result of using excessively strong chemicals. 18 refs., 1 fig., 1 tab.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Processing of the reflection seismic data which were acquired in the continental shelf off the north-west Australia; Australia hokusei tairikudana chiiki ni oite shutokusareta hanshaho chishitsu tansa data no shori ni tsuite

    Amano, H. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    Reflection exploration of earthquakes was conducted in the continental shelf off the north-west Australia, and a report is made concerning the processing of the acquired data. A GI gun was used as the vibration source, and a wave quite similar to a pulse was generated. Hydrophones were arranged with group intervals of 12.5m, and high-resolution field data were acquired. An analog low cut filter was used to suppress the large-amplitude swell noise attributable to sea conditions. A digital filter was designed for the purpose of eliminating coherent noises from other survey ships. At the ultimate stage the f-k filter was applied to each of the shot records, and the effectiveness was verified. The traverse line was as long as 6700km and therefore the design window was set relatively long at 2.0-4.0s in the residual static correction phase. It was found that this setup is effective in improving the continuity of the reflection surface. 5 figs., 1 tab.

  15. Report of the results of the fiscal 1997 regional consortium R and D project. Regional consortium field / R and D on process adaptive type flexible robot technology (first fiscal year); 1997 nendo chiiki consortium kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo. Chiiki consortium bun`ya / kotei tekiogata flexible robot gijutsu ni kansuru kaihatsu (daiichi nendo) seika hokokusho



    For the purpose of establishing robot technology required for the construction of a highly functional automation line with flexibility, the R and D were conducted. At Kumamoto University, a model following type power control system was studied into which polynominal trajectory formation algorithm was integrated. Also studied was damping control of robot arms in a disturbance environment. The following were further carried out: experimental verification (HIRATA Corporation) of the application of power control and intelligent control to transportation equipment production line, experimental verification (SAKURAI SEIGI Co. Ltd.) of the application of power control and intelligent control to semiconductor testing equipment, R and D (OMRON Corporation) of high accuracy force sensing and positioning system, research (Kumamoto Technopolis Foundation) on flexible arms/hands suitable for cooperative control, sensor-based skill (Electrotechnical Laboratory), research (Kyushu National Industrial Research Institute) on tactual system and tactual sensing, etc. 20 refs., 86 figs., 14 tabs.

  16. Report of the results of the fiscal 1997 regional consortium R and D project. Regional consortium field / Development of medical equipment use super devices using micro-3D processing technology (first fiscal year); 1997 nendo chiiki consortium kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo. Chiiki consortium bun`ya / micro sanjigen kako gijutsu ni yoru iryo kikiyo super device no kaihatsu (daiichi nendo) seika hokokusho



    The R and D are conducted of medical equipment use super devices using technical seeds of Mechanical Engineering Laboratory and micro-3D processing technology which was developed from precision processing technology, etc. which is integrated in the Suwa area, Nagano prefecture. For it, the following R and D are carried out: 1) development of micromechanism: DC3V driven micromotor, chemical use microtube with diameter of 0.1mm, micro-delivery mechanism of chemicals, misting mechanism of chemicals, microjoint, microconnector and cable, and microfilter. 2) development of microsensor: small size/non-contact, microflow of chemicals, and sensor to detect emission of bubble. 3) development of control system. In fiscal 1997, in 1), each element was trially made to clarify subjects. In 2), it was made clear that as flow sensor, ultrasonic type, electromagnetic type and thermal mass flow type are viable, and as bubble sensor, optical sensor is viable. In 3), the following were conducted: information collection of contactless charging circuit, and trial fabrication of liquid crystal polymer ultra thin casing. 9 refs., 84 figs., 30 tabs.

  17. Report of the results of the fiscal 1997 regional consortium R and D project. Regional consortium energy field / Development of the plasma use surface treatment process by in-situ control (first fiscal year); 1997 nendo chiiki consortium kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo. Chiiki consortium energy bun`ya / in-situ seigyo ni yoru plasma riyo hyohi shori process no kaihatsu (daiichi nendo) seika hokokusho



    The paper described the fiscal 1997 result of the development. To know of in-plasma phenomena such as carburization and nitriding, a basic plasma experimental device was fabricated for quantitative measurement of reaction activity species. For the study of reaction control between plasma and substrate, a rotary analyzer type ellipsometer was fabricated as a method to detect composition and thickness of the deposit on the substrate surface. For He gas cooling after carburization and hardening, basic specifications for He gas refining/circulating system were confirmed. For perfect non-hazardous processing of exhaust gas from plasma carburization furnace, conducted was the thermodynamic computation of the process. Priority in order of the functions to be possessed as specifications for basic design of mini plant is plasma carburization, He gas cooling, and in-situ measurement. To make the most of the plasma use surface treatment as substitutes for expensive alloy elements, sliding parts/die-cast mold raw materials were carburized to measure the hardness. The Cr carbide coating technology by plasma CVD is also under study as an application example except carburization. 47 refs., 59 figs., 31 tabs.

  18. Report of the results of the fiscal 1997 regional consortium R and D project. Regional consortium field/ R and D on the technology to create new organic electroluminescence devices (first fiscal year); 1997 nendo chiiki consortium kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo. Chiiki consortium bun`ya / shin`yuki electroluminescence device no sosei gijutsu ni kansuru kenkyu kaihatsu (daiichi nendo) seika hokokusho



    The paper develops the R and D having as core creative technical seeds on the design principle of organic electroluminescence (EL) devices, aims at producing as products a polychrome display and a new energy saving type light source, develops new high efficient luminescent materials which support the production of products with high liability, and develops protective coats universally applicable to optical and electronic devices and sealing technology. In fiscal 1997, the following are commenced: 1) development of luminescent devices, 2) development of new luminescent agents, and 3) development of the mounting technology. In 1), the following are conducted: R and D for improvement of durability of EL devices, development of the process technology for polychroism, multi-coloring, and development of the large picture thin film formation technology. For the development of energy saving type high efficiency light source devices, a method is established for producing organic layers by a new wet coating method. In 3), the R and D are carried out of a method to form inorganic protective coats at low temperature and a method to highly evaluate structural defects in the protective coat. For the sealing of devices, low melting point glass and the forming technology are developed. 41 refs., 112 figs., 19 tabs.

  19. FY 2000 report on the results of the regional consortium R and D project. First year report. Regional new technology creation R and D. Development of the technology to produce useful substances by biosynthesis engineering; 2000 nendo chiiki consortium kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo - chiiki shingijutsu soshutsu kenkyu kaihatsu. Seigosei kogaku ni yoru yuyo busshitsu seisan gijutsu no kaihatsu (shonendo) seika hokokusho



    On the basis of the basement technology such as the cloning technology of biosynthesis enzyme gene groups of secondary metabolite of plant and the identification technology of the expression protein enzyme function in the heterologous expression system, the development was proceeded with of the technology to produce useful substances using the biosynthesis function of plant components. Studies were made in the following four fields: 1) cloning of genes of useful biosynthetic plants and functional elucidation/application of the related genes; 2) analytical technology of genes and proteome; 3) development of plant genome database; 4) comprehensive investigational study. In FY 2000, in 1), the cloning was conducted of biosynthetic enzyme genes of oxidation resistant polyphenol, bioactive triterpenoid saponin, etc., and the function of a part of the enzyme proteins was elucidated. In 2), as the basic technology for improving producibility of secondary electrophoresis, fabricated was the electrophoresis chip so structured that slide glasses on which micro-channels were two-dimensionally fabricated were joined. (NEDO)

  20. Population dynamics of bacteria for phosphorus removal in sequencing batch reactor (SBR) activated sludge processes. Kaibunshiki kassei odeiho ni okeru datsu rin tokusei

    Okada, M.; Ueno, Y.; Lin, C.; Murakami, A. (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo (Japan))


    As the phosphorus removal processes, chemical methods and biological methods are considered. This paper discussed a biological phosphorus removal method. Laboratory experiments of phosphorus removal in sequencing batch reactor (SBR) activated sludge processes were operated using synthetic waste water to clarify the effects of solid retention time (SRT) and organic substrates on the accumulation of bacteria having phosphorus removal ability (bio-P-bacteria). The accumulation of bio-P-bacteria was enhanced by large fluctuation in concentration of organic substances in the reactor fed in a short period of time under anaerobic condition. However, the accumulation did not be enhanced in the reactor operated with SRT less than 25 d. The specific growth rates of bio-P-bacteria were estimated to a range from 0.033/d to 0.035/d in the SBR activated sludge processes fed with glucose and polypeptone as substrates. Therefore, large SRT is necessary for the accumulation of bio-P-bacteria. 18 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  1. Comparison of {gamma}-ray profile across active normal and reverse faults; Seidansogata to gyakudansogata katsudanso ni okeru hoshano tansa kekka no hikaku

    Iwata, A.; Wada, N.; Sumi, H. [Shimada Technical Consultants, Ltd., Shimane (Japan); Yamauchi, S.; Iga, T. [Shimane Univ., Shimane (Japan)


    Active faults confirmed at trench and outcrop were surveyed by the {gamma}-ray spectrometry. The active fault found at trench is a normal fault, and that found at outcrop is a reverse fault. The {gamma}-ray spectral characteristics of these two types of faults were compared to each other. The normal fault is named as Asagane fault located in Aimi-machi, Saihaku-gun, Tottori prefecture. The reverse fault is named as Yokota reverse fault located in Yokota-cho, Nita-gun, Shimane prefecture. Rises of radon gas indicating the existence of opening cracks were confirmed above the fault for the normal fault, and at the side of thrust block for the reverse fault. It was considered that such characteristics were caused by the difference of fault formation in the tensile stress field and in the compressive stress field. It was also reconfirmed that much more information as to faults can be obtained by the combined exploration method using the total counting method and the spectral method. 14 refs., 7 figs.

  2. Boilling nucleation on very small film heater subjected to extremely rapid heating. Gokubisho heimen dennetsumen no cho kosoku kanetsuji ni okeru futto kaku seisei

    Iida, Y.; Okuyama, K. (Yokohama National Univ. (Japan). Faculty of Engineering); Sakurai, K. (NEC Corp., Tokyo (Japan))


    A very small film heater is heated with high rate of temperature rise by carrying current in liquids, and a high heating rate of 93[times]10[sup 6]K/s is realized as the average heating rate for achieving the nucleation temperature from the liquid temperature. Based on this result, experimental study is made on the boiling nucleation of ethyl alcohol, toluene, and water under atmospheric pressure to investigate the fluctuation nucleation phenomenon. The nucleation temperature gradually increases with the increase in the heating rate, and becomes a constant saturated value in the range higher than a certain heating rate. Based on the fluctuation nucleation theory, the effects of heater surface temperature, elapsed time, and the contact angle of the liquid and heater surface on the nucleation density are obtained and compared with the result of the experiment. The number density of the nucleated bubbles is measured and studied in relation to the heating rate. The phenomenon observed at a comparatively high rate of heating, particularly the one producing caviar-like bubbles, is concluded to be due mainly to fluctuation nucleation. 15 refs., 15 figs.

  3. Conversion of char nitrogen to N2 under incomplete combustion conditions; Fukanzen nensho jokenka ni okeru char chuchisso no N2 eno tenka

    Zhuang, Q.; Yamauchi, A.; Oshima, Y.; Wu, Z.; Otsuka, Y. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan). Institute for Chemical Reaction Science


    The effect of combustion conditions on conversion of char nitrogen to N2 was studied in the combustion experiment of char obtained by pyrolysis of coal. Char specimen was prepared by holding ZN coal of Chinese lignite in Ar atmosphere at 1123K for one hour. A batch scale quartz-made fluidized bed reactor was used for combustion experiment. After the specimen was fluidized in reaction gas, it was rapidly heated to start combustion reaction. CO, CO2 and N2 in produced gases were online measured by gas chromatography (GC). As the experimental result, under the incomplete combustion condition where a large amount of CO was produced by consuming almost all of O2, no NOx and N2O produced from char were found, and almost all of N-containing gas was N2. At the final stage of combustion, pyridinic-N disappeared completely, and pyrrolic-N decreased, while O-containing nitrogen complexes became a main component. It was thus suggested that O-containing nitrogen complexes are playing the role of intermediate product in combustion reaction. 7 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  4. Coal conversion rate in 1t/d PSU liquefaction reactor; 1t/d PSU ekika hannoto ni okeru sekitan tenka sokudo no kento

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


    To investigate the coal liquefaction characteristics, coal slurry samples were taken from the outlets of the reactors and slurry preheater of NEDOL process 1 t/d process supporting unit (PSU), and were analyzed. Tanito Harum coal was used for liquefaction, and the slurry was prepared with recycle solvent. Liquefaction was performed using synthetic iron sulfide catalyst at reaction temperatures, 450 and 465{degree}C. Solubility of various solid samples was examined against n-hexane, toluene, and tetrahydrofuran (THF). When considering the decrease of IMO (THF-insoluble and ash) as a characteristic of coal conversion reaction, around 20% at the outlet of the slurry preheater, around 70% within the first reactor, and several percents within the successive second and third reactors were converted against supplied coal. Increase of reaction temperature led to the increase of evaporation of oil fraction, which resulted in the decrease of actual slurry flow rate and in the increase of residence time. Thus, the conversion of coal was accelerated by the synergetic effect of temperature and time. Reaction rate constant of the coal liquefaction was around 2{times}10{sup -1} [min{sup -1}], which increased slightly with increasing the reaction temperature from 450 to 465{degree}C. 3 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  5. Effect of total pressure on sulfur capture of Ca-ion exchanged coal; Kaatsu jokenka ni okeru Ca-tanjitan no datsuryu koka

    Lin, S.; Benjamin, G.; Abe, H.; Harano, A.; Takarada, T. [Gunma University, Gunma (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    In relation to coal gasification and combustion under high pressure as highly efficient coal utilization, the effect of total pressure and sintering on the SO2 capture ability of Ca-ion exchanged coal and other desulfurizing agents were studied. In experiment, specimens were filled into a small pressurized reactor to heat them under high-pressure N2 atmosphere. After the completion of combustion reaction of char at 850{degree}C, SO2, CO2 and CO gases were measured at an outlet while flowing SO2/N2. As the experimental result, all of the S content in Ca-ion exchanged coal was not absorbed by Ca content in coal during pyrolysis and combustion, resulting in discharge of 36% of the S content. Since Ca-ion exchanged coal is fast in combustion reaction, most of the S content was desulfurized by coal ash. The ash content yielded from Ca-ion exchanged coal was more excellent in SO2 capture ability than limestone even under higher pressure. In the case of CO2 partial pressure lower than equilibrium CO2 pressure for CaCO3 decomposition, the capture ability decreased with an increase in total pressure, while in higher CO2 partial pressure, it was improved. 1 ref., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  6. Formation of N2 in the fixed-bed pyrolysis of low rank coals and the mechanisms; Koteisho netsubunkai ni okeru teitankatan kara no N2 no sisei

    Wu, Z.; Otsuka, Y. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan). Institute for Chemical Reaction Science


    In order to establish coal NOx preventive measures, discussions were given on formation of N2 in the fixed-bed pyrolysis of low rank coals and the mechanisms thereof. Chinese ZN coal and German RB coal were used for the discussions. Both coals do not produce N2 at 600{degree}C, and the main product is volatile nitrogen. Conversion into N2 does not depend on heating rates, but increases linearly with increasing temperature, and reaches 65% to 70% at 1200{degree}C. In contrast, char nitrogen decreases linearly with the temperature. More specifically, these phenomena suggest that the char nitrogen or its precursor is the major supply source of N2. When mineral substances are removed by using hydrochloric acid, their catalytic action is lost, and conversion into N2 decreases remarkably. Iron existing in ion-exchanged condition in low-rank coal is reduced and finely diffused into metallic iron particles. The particles react with heterocyclic nitrogen compounds and turn into iron nitride. A solid phase reaction mechanism may be conceived, in which N2 is produced due to decomposition of the iron nitride. 5 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  7. Change in surface characteristics of coal in upgrading of low-rank coals; Teihin`itan kaishitsu process ni okeru sekitan hyomen seijo no henka

    Oki, A.; Xie, X.; Nakajima, T.; Maeda, S. [Kagoshima University, Kagoshima (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    With an objective to learn mechanisms in low-rank coal reformation processes, change of properties on coal surface was discussed. Difficulty in handling low-rank coal is attributed to large intrinsic water content. Since it contains highly volatile components, it has a danger of spontaneous ignition. The hot water drying (HWD) method was used for reformation. Coal which has been dry-pulverized to a grain size of 1 mm or smaller was mixed with water to make slurry, heated in an autoclave, cooled, filtered, and dried in vacuum. The HWD applied to Loy Yang and Yallourn coals resulted in rapid rise in pressure starting from about 250{degree}C. Water content (ANA value) absorbed into the coal has decreased largely, with the surface made hydrophobic effectively due to high temperature and pressure. Hydroxyl group and carbonyl group contents in the coal have decreased largely with rising reformation treatment temperature (according to FT-IR measurement). Specific surface area of the original coal of the Loy Yang coal was 138 m{sup 2}/g, while it has decreased largely to 73 m{sup 2}/g when the reformation temperature was raised to 350{degree}C. This is because of volatile components dissolving from the coal as tar and blocking the surface pores. 2 refs., 4 figs.

  8. Effect of sulfur or hydrogen sulfide on initial stage of coal liquefaction in tetralin; Sekitan ekika shoki katei ni okeru io to ryuka suiso no hatasu yakuwari

    Nakada, M. [Government Industrial Research Institute, Kyushu, Saga (Japan)


    It is well known that the solubilization of coal can be accelerated by adding sulfur or hydrogen sulfide during direct liquefaction of difficult coals. From the studies of authors on the coal liquefaction under the conditions at rather low temperatures between 300 and 400{degree}C, liquefaction products with high quality can be obtained by suppressing the aromatization of naphthene rings, but it was a problem that the reaction rate is slow. For improving this point, results obtained by changing solvents have been reported. In this study, to accelerate the liquefaction reaction, Illinois No.6 coal was liquefied in tetralin at temperature range from 300 to 400{degree}C by adding a given amount of sulfur or hydrogen sulfide at the initial stage of liquefaction. The addition of sulfur or hydrogen sulfide provided an acceleration effect of liquefaction reaction at temperature range between 300 and 400{degree}C. The addition of sulfur or hydrogen sulfide at 400{degree}C increased the oil products. At 370 and 400{degree}C, the liquid yield by adding sulfur was slightly higher than that by adding hydrogen sulfide, unexpectedly. The effects of sulfur and hydrogen sulfide were reversed when increasing the hydrogen pressure. 5 figs., 1 tab.

  9. Ignition and combustion of solid-particle mixed fuel drop in a microgravity environment; Bisho juryokuka ni okeru kotai ryushi konnyu nenryo ekiteki no chakka to nensho

    Tanishige, R. [Zexel Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Shimoguchi, T. [Mitsubishi Agricultural Machinery Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Yoshizaki, T. [Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan); Hiroyasu, H. [Kinki University, Osaka (Japan); Sakuraya, T. [Japan Space Utilization Promotion Center, Tokyo (Japan)


    The ignition and combustion behavior of single Mg slurry and pure C slurry fuel drops were observed at higher temperature under microgravity condition, and compared with those under normal gravity condition. As a result, the lowest ignition temperature of primary flame in liquid fuel combustion under microgravity is lower than that under normal gravity. Solid combustion (secondary combustion) characteristics of slurry fuel drops under microgravity are unaffected by the kind of liquid fuels, however, primary flame ignition delay of slurry fuel drops using cetane is larger than that using dodecane. Under microgravity, soot particle layers are observed on flame surfaces after expansion and contraction of spherical flame during a primary flame period. The layer density is larger in pure C slurry than another slurry. In particular, a primary flame expansion ratio of pure C slurry fuel drops increases stepwise with ambient temperature in a temperature range over the lowest ignition temperature of solid combustion. 8 refs., 18 figs., 3 tabs.

  10. Ignition and combustion of a coal-oil mixture drop in a microgravity environment; Bisho juryokuka ni okeru COM nenryo ekiteki no chakka to nensho

    Tanishige, R.; Yoshizaki, T.; Hiroyasu, H. [Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan); Sakuraya, T. [Japan Space Utilization Promotion Center, Tokyo (Japan)


    Slurry drops made of coal-oil mixture (COM) were ignited and burned at the underground gravity-free experiment center to investigate their characteristics. The experiment was purposed to analyze vapor combustion in a location removed of influence from natural convection and forced convection, and compare it with combustion behavior under normal gravity. The following findings were obtained: the primary flame swells and contracts after ignition, swells again making the flame diameter maximum, and then contracts again to form a second-stage fuel flame; ignition delays when ambient temperature is low, and the second-stage flame occurs in a high temperature region; the primary flame under micro gravity is generated in a lower temperature zone than that under the normal gravity, and the primary flame period is extended longer; COM drop ignition under micro gravity requires smaller activation energy; generation of soot husks centering around the drops becomes remarkable as brightness of spherical flame decreases; the ignition started at 589 K against 970 K for ignition under the normal gravity; liquid components evaporated before ignition are distributed spherically symmetrically around drops; and there is no air flow to have the components scattered and lost. 12 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  11. Survey of the actual state of the coal related research and development in Japan. 11; Nippon ni okeru sekitan kanren kenkyu kaihatsu jittai chosa. 11



    NEDO is surveying the actual state of the coal related research/development in Japan to supply information on the coal related research/development in Japan to IEA`s coal research project database. This book of fiscal 1997 version includes 338 subjects. The details described are name of research institute, the section in charge, address, name of country, telephone No., name of joint researcher, research theme, classification, outline of research, project No., name of researcher, sponsor, the budget appropriated, term of research, remarks, etc. The books of data collected from each country in surveys of the actual state of the coal related R and D and IEA`s coal researches which have been made so far are submitted for general viewing at NEDO Information Center. Also, a part of those can be accessible from the energy database of which NEDO Information Center is performing on-line service for user members

  12. Multi-robot CAD/CAM welding system in heavy industries; Jukogyo ni okeru multi robot CAD/CAM yosetsu system

    Sugimoto, Y.; Kanjo, Y. [NKK Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    Described herein are activities in NKK Corp. for elementary techniques necessary for welding robots and systems, and the multi-robot CAD/CAM systems in which these techniques are integrated and commercialized. A high-speed, rotary arc welding method has been developed as the proprietary process that gives smooth, defect-free beads even at a high current and welding speed. It rotates arc over a molten pool by mechanical rotation of the electrode end. A multi-sensor system for coordinate transformation, and sensing work ends and bead joints has been also developed to correct position deviations, which are problems involved in a teaching play-back robot system. The multi-robot system is characterized by two or more multi-joint robots integrated in the system by the computer-aided CAD/CAM system to handle one work. A total of 36 systems have been already used for various industrial purposes, such as construction of bridges and production of ship panels. 8 refs., 24 figs., 2 tabs.

  13. Shift of the circumstances in effluent pollutant loads and water pollution in the Seto Inland Sea; Setonaikai ni okeru odaku fukaryo to suishitsu no hensen

    Shimizu, T. [Hiroshima Prefectural Institute of Public Health and Environment, Hiroshima (Japan); Komai, Y. [Hyogo Prefectural Institute of Environmental Science, Kobe (Japan); Koyama, T. [Wakayama Prefectural Research Center of Environment and Public Health, Wakayama (Japan); Nagafuchi, O. [Fukuoka Institute of Health and Environment Science, Fukuoka (Japan); Hino, Y. [Kagawa Prefecture Environmental Research Center, Kagawa (Japan); Murakami, K. [Okayama Prefectural Institute for Environmental and Public Health, Okayama (Japan)


    The relationship between the shift of the amount of effluent pollutant loads and the quality of water in and after the 1970s is studied for the verification of the effect of wastewater control and pollution measures for the Seto Inland Sea. The pollution loads are analyzed using the population, sewerage system diffusion rate, industrial production amount, number of farm animals, etc., gathered from existing data, and the quality of water is analyzed using the surface layer data collected at 124 sites. Although population as the source of pollutant loads has enlarged, the enlargement does not bring about a significant change in the loads, this partly due to the diffusion of sewerage systems. The rates of reduction in the 1979-1994 period of COD (chemical oxygen demand), T-N (total nitrogen), and T-P (total phosphorus) are 25.2%, 5.3%, and 30.3%, respectively. COD has returned to the previous level, but transparency has turned poorer. T-N and T-P worsened in the 1985-1989 period, and have not yet returned to the levels of 1980-1984. Pollution is in progress in Osaka Bay, Hiroshima Bay, and some others. In some sea areas, transparency is improving, with COD and Chl.a on the increase. From the nutrient salt and Chl.a scatter diagrams, the potential of algal growth relative to the concentration of nutrient salts may be estimated. Organic pollution is affected by algal growth. The organic matters produced in the inland sea are approximately 20 times as much as the organic matters produced on land. 18 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. Hybrid learning algorithm integrating genetic algorithms with neural networks for saccade generation model; Saccade gankyu undo model ni okeru identeki algorithm to kobaiho no togogata gakushu algorithm

    Arai, K. [Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Aiyoshi, E. [Keio University, Tokyo (Japan)


    Saccade eve movements are among the most rapid vet precise of all movements produced by higher mammals. Recently we have proposed a spatio-temporal neural network model of the superior colliculus which uses lateral excitatory and inhibitory interconnections to help control both the dynamic and static behavior of saccadic eve movements. In this paper a new learning algorithm integrating genetic algorithms with neural networks for the lateral inhibitory and excitatory interconnections in the saccade generation model is presented. Data base for the training were obtained from neurophysiological experiments, and the training converged well even if random connections were chosen as initial conditions. The resulting network model succeeded in making accurate saccadic eve movements of a variety of sizes while producing realistic spatio-temporal patterns of collicular discharge. 18 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  15. Phosphorus and nitrogen distributions and budget across the front in Osaka bay in winter; Toki no Osakawan ni okeru front to rin chisso no bunpu shushi

    Yuasa, I.; Hashimoto, E.; Yamasaki, M. [Chugoku National Industrial Research Institute, Hiroshima (Japan)


    It is known that there exists a large-scale tidal front at the middle of Osaka Bay greatly affected by river water in the period from autumn into winter and that it plays an important part in the transportation of nutrient salts supplied from the land. Specimens were collected from car ferry engine cooling water once a month in winter, or in the period from November, 1986, through March, 1987, and were subjected to examination for the disclosure of monthly variations in the tidal front and in the distribution of phosphorus and nitrogen. In November, 1986, there was a remarkable difference in phosphorus and nitrogen concentration between the two sections divided by the tidal front while the difference was less in February, 1987, when a red tide occurred in the upper layer in the eastern part of the bay for the consumption of nutrient salts by Skeletonema costatum. This paper discusses the balance of PO4-P and DIN as learned from a simplified box model simulation of the upper layer water of the bay and reports that the variations in phosphorus and nitrogen observed in the box are like the variations that took place in the real bay water. 12 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

  16. Present status of promotion of advanced safety vehicle in phase 2 (ASV2); Dai 2 ki senshin anzen jidosha (ASV) suishin keikaku ni okeru kenkyu jokyo



    For active safety enhancement, drivers will be provided with information and warning that will help them drive with safety. Studies are under way about functions to facilitate drivers' perception and to lighten the burdens imposed on them. As for accident avoidance techniques, onboard systems will perform controls involving vehicle maneuver for safety enhancement. This includes the improvement of vehicle maneuvering performance, in addition to brake control and steering control, for lightening drivers' burdens and for complementing their operating skill. Danger avoidance is based on the concept that the related system is to work in case warnings alone are not enough to avoid a collision. Full automation will be implemented by two ways, the autonomous way aided by the existing infrastructures such as GPS (Global Positioning System) or the way in which infrastructures to be newly built will be utilized. Passive safety technologies aim at minimizing damage upon collision, and involve structural improvement, air bags, etc. Disaster aggravation prevention means to prevent disaster from spreading after collision. Communication is one of safety-related elements on which studies will continue. Under the Phase 2 ASV program, research and development will be conducted for putting passenger cars to practical use, and the same will be conducted, in the case of large vehicles and motorcycles, for the construction of their prototypes. (NEDO)

  17. Lipid bodies and lipid accumulation in oleaginous plants and microorganisms; Yuryo shokutsu biseibutsu ni okeru lipid body to shishitsu no chikuseki

    Kamisaka, Y. [National institute of Bioscience and Human Technology, Tsukuba (Japan)


    Recent advances in genetic engineering make it possible to design lipids produced by oleaginous plants and microorganisms. Mechanism for lipid accumulation and lipid body formation is one of the most important knowledge for the basis of the lipid designing technology. Recently extensive studies have been focused on the molecular structure of lipid bodies in plants, which reveals lipid body specific proteins termed oleosin. In microorganisms, however, much less is known about the molecular structure of lipid bodies. This paper reviews the chemical composition, enzyme activities and formation mechanism of lipid bodies in oleaginous plants and microorganisms. Recent works on diacylglycerolacyltransferase and lipid bodies in an oleaginous fungus, Mortierella ramanniana var. angulispora, are also described. Future works would be dedicated to answer questions about how proteins and lipids are assembled and sorted into lipid bodies. 75 refs., 5 figs., 2 tabs.

  18. Temperature effect on corrosion fatigue strength of coated ship structural steel; Zosen`yoko tosozai no fushoku hiro kyodo ni okeru ondo no eikyo

    Takanashi, M.; Fuji, A.; Kojima, M.; Kitagawa, M. [Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Kobayashi, Y. [Ship Research Inst., Tokyo (Japan); Kumakura, Y.


    The corrosion fatigue life was obtained using uncoated and tar epoxy resin specimens to clarify the temperature effect. The life curve for corrosion fatigue of machined and uncoated steel in the air and sea was obtained. The fatigue strength of uncoated steel largely decreases in the sea and breaks even in the nominal stress range of less than 1/2 of the fatigue limit in the air. The effect of temperature on the coated steel is represented by a corrosion coefficient. The steel coated at 25{degree}C is 1/1.03 to 1/1.13 at 40 to 60{degree}C. This showed that the fatigue strength decreases when the temperature exceeds 25{degree}C. However, it has not such tendency and significance that are represented quantitatively. There is a slight difference in the short-life area between the crack generation life and breaking life. However, the long-life area has no significance that influences the whole evaluation. In the long-life corrosion fatigue, the crack occurs from the corrosion pit due to the exposure below the coated film and progresses in the base material before the coated film is destroyed. The effect of the corrosion pit remarkably appears at a low-stress level. 14 refs., 14 figs., 4 tabs.

  19. Measurement of static state variables in a direct drive electro-hydraulic servovalve; Chokudogata yuatsu servo ben ni okeru seiteki jotairyo no sokutei

    Huang, Y. [Yamanashi University, Yamanashi (Japan); Ouhi, H. [Yamanashi University, Yamanashi (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    Making use of a direct drive servovalve's driving current, which is in proportion to the driving force, and the spool displacement obtained from a built-in LVDT, it is possible to get the state variables such as flow force, flow rate and load pressure for the purpose of valve control without attaching other transducers on the servovalve. In this paper, experiments were carried out using different loads. With PWM driving, no hysteresis appeared regardless of the flow rate. Because of the flow force compensation on the spool of the valve used in the experiment, an empirical equation was used for calculation of the flow rates from the measured flow forces. Under different loads, the calculated flow rates were in consistence with the measured ones. Then, load pressures were obtained from the calculated flow rates, with the discharge coefficients acquired using empirical equations. The calculated load pressures were in good agreement with the measured results. (author)

  20. Studies on substitutional protein sources for fish meal in the diet of Japanese flounder; Hirame shiryo ni okeru miriyo shigen no riyo

    Kikuchi, K.; Furuta, T.; Sakaguchi, I. [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan)


    Effectiveness of livestock industry wastes and vegetable protein added to fish meal in fish farming is tested by feeding the Japanese flounder. In the experiment, a part or the whole of the fish meal protein is replaced by the meat meal (MM), meat and bone meal (MBM), corngluten meal (CGM), or dried silkworm pupa meal (SPM), and fries of the Japanese flounder are fed on the new diets for eight weeks. On a diet containing 60% or less of MM, no change is detected in the fish in terms of increase in weight, protein efficiency ratio, and blood components, indicating that 60% at the highest of fish meal may be replaced by MM. In the case of MBM, it can occupy approximately 20%. As for CGM, the proper substitution rate is approximately 40%. Essential amino acids that the new diets may lack are added for an approximately 10% improvement on the result. The SPM substitution works up to 40%, when, however, the blood components are degraded. The proper substitution rate is therefore placed at approximately 20%. 38 refs., 2 figs., 17 tabs.

  1. Bearing life in contaminated oil and oil passing into bearing for tapered roller bearing; Ensui koro jikuuke ni okeru ibutsu yuchu deno jumyo to kantsu yuryo

    Asai, Y.; Oshima, H.; Sakamoto, K. [Koyo Seiko Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan)


    In this paper a relationship between depth of dents, area of dents gathered and bearing life has been investigated for tapered roller bearings used in differential gear case. It is effective for the longer bearing life to reduce hard particles of Fe especially among several contaminations existing in the gear case. It is also effective to make oil level lower in the case from the view point for reduction of number of dents. 8 refs., 8 figs., 4 tabs.

  2. Numerical simulation of fuel sprays and combustion in a premixed lean diesel engine; Kihaku yokongo diesel kikan ni okeru nenryo funmu to nensho no suchi simulation

    Miyamoto, T.; Harada, A.; Sasaki, S.; Shimazaki, N.; Hashizume, T.; Akagawa, H.; Tsujimura, K.


    Fuel sprays and combustion in a direct injection Premixed lean Diesel Combustion (PREDIC) engine, which can make smokeless combustion with little NOx emission, is studied numerically. Numerical simulation was carried out by means of KIVA II based computer code with a combustion submodel. The combustion submodel describes the formation of combustible fuel vapor by turbulent mixing and four-step chemical reaction which includes low temperature oxidation. Comparison between computation and experiment shows qualitatively good agreement in terms of heat release rate and NO emission. Computational results indicate that the combustion is significantly influenced by fuel spray characteristics and injection timing to vary NO emission. 10 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  3. Study on the behavior of reaction disk in the vacuum brake booster; Shinkushiki bairyoku sochi ni okeru reaction disk no kyodo kaiseki jikken

    Kuroda, M.; Sawada, T.; Kato, Y. [Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo (Japan); Ogawa, E.; Nakamura, S. [Jidosha Kiki Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Vacuum brake booster has been widely applied in automobiles, and it needs much time for experiments in order to design a new type model and so on. In this report concentrating on the behavior of a reaction disc, it was simulated by ARAQUS FEM program where coefficients of rubber disc are Mooney-Rivlin constants. It was shown that the numerical results represent good agreement with experiments, and in addition that values of jumping force which shows the starting point of the brake increases with the increment of the hardness of the disc, clearance and so on. 2 refs., 10 figs.

  4. Effects of fuel and air mixing on WOT output in direct injection gasoline engine; Chokufun gasoline kikan ni okeru nenryo to kuki no kongo to shutsuryoku seino

    Noda, T.; Iriya, Y.; Naito, K.; Mitsumoto, H.; Iiyama, A. [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    The effects of in-cylinder charge motion and the characteristics of the fuel spray and piston crown shape on WOT output in a direct injection gasoline engine are investigated. The fuel and air mixing process in a cylinder is analyzed by computer simulation and LIF method visualization. As a result, the technical factors to achieve enough mixing in a DI gasoline engine equipped with bowl in piston optimized for stratified combustion are clarified. 7 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  5. Continuous cooling transformation behavior for heat treatment of spheroidal graphite cast iron. Kyujo kokuen chutetsu no netsushoriji ni okeru renzoku reikyaku hentai kyodo

    Nakata, T.; Matsumoto, H. (Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)); Kasugai, T. (National Research Institute for Metals, Tsukuba (Japan)); Koyama, M. (Automobile Foundry Co. Ltd., Yokohama (Japan))


    In order to study basic heat treatment properties of spheroidal graphite cast iron, the continuous cooling transformation(CCT) diagrams for the material equivallent to FCD700 under various austenitized conditions were obtained. There were 4 kinds of austenitized conditions varying from 1123K and 420s to 1323K and 1,800s. Eight kinds of cooling time from the austenitized temperature to 773K ranged from 6s to 4,000s. The transformation temperature was measured by a thermal expansion method. When the austenitized temperature was increased from 1123K to 1323K, ferrite and pearlite transformation regions moved a little in the CCT diagrams and the martensite transformation temperature decreased from 493K to 458K. The bainite region in the CCT diagrams disappeared at the austenite temperatures above 1223K. The nucleation sites of ferrite and pearlite in the spheroidal graphite cast iron were generated at grain boundary between austenite and graphite but not at grain boundary between austenites. The reason of such phenomena was also studied. 10 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  6. Isothermal transformation behavior in 12%Cr-0.3%C steel; 12%Cr-0.3%C ko ni okeru koon hentai kyodo

    Mikami, M. [Japan Casting and Forging Corp., Kitakyushu (Japan); Tsuchiyama, T.; Takaki, S. [Kyushu Univearsity, Fukuoka (Japan)


    In order to get fine grain of large martensitic stainless steels products, it is available to use the isothermal transformation before the austenitizing. When 12%Cr-0.3%C steel is subjected to the full solution treatment and following isothermal transformation at 900-1,020K, it is observed that the microstructures are affected by the isothermal ageing temperature. The microstructure transformed isothermally at 1,020K is the full eutectoid structure where carbides precipitate homogeneously. On the other hand, the microstructure transformed at 900K is the mixed heterogeneous structure: the eutectoid structure where carbides precipitate densely around the edge of prior austenite grains and the ferrite structure where carbides hardly precipitate in the center of prior austenite grains. These phenomena are concerned with the decreasing in carbon content in the untransformed austenite as the eutectoid transformation progresses. The amount of decreasing in carbon at 900K is larger than at 1,020K, which causes the shortage of carbon in austenite in the last period of isothermal transformation. In the case of the isothermal transformation at 900K, the reason of why there are the ferrite structures with no carbide in the center of prior austenite grains is that the massive transformation is induced by the shortage of carbon in untransformed austenite. (author)

  7. Composition dependence of the rate of bainitic transformation in Cu-Zn-Al alloys; Cu-Zn-Al gokin ni okeru bainite hentai sokudo no gokin sosei izonsei

    Tabuchi, M.; Marukawa, K. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    The bainitic transformation is known to have an intermediate nature between the martensitic transformation and the diffusional transformation, while its transformation mechanism has not yet been clarified precisely. If this transformation involves lattice shearing like the martensitic transformation, it should take place more easily in those alloys which have a higher tendency to transform martensitically. On this expectation, the composition dependence of bainitic transformation kinetics has been studied in Cu-Zn-Al alloys. Especially, the relation between the martensitic transformation temperature (Ms) and the bainitic transformation rate was examined. The transformation process was traced by measuring the electrical resistivity of specimens during aging. It was found that the transformation rate is higher in those alloys having a higher Ms temperature. The activation energy for the process, obtained from its temperature dependence, is independent of the alloy composition and roughly equal to that for solute diffusion in the parent alloy. This indicates that the transformation is controlled by diffusion of solute atoms. The composition dependence of the bainitic transformation rate is discussed in terms of a diffusion controlled growth theory. 15 refs., 7 figs., 3 tabs.

  8. Holdup of O/W emulsion in a packed column for liquid membrane separation of hydrocarbon; Tankasuiso no ekimaku bunri ni okeru jutento nai no emarushon horudo appu

    Egashira, R.; Sugimoto, T.; Kawasaki, J. [Tokyo Inst. of Technology, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    Liquid membrane separation of hydrocarbon is an energy saving separation method that is expected of practical use. If the method uses a packed column, the holdup of O/W emulsion affects the effective contact area and residence time of the emulsion. Therefore, this paper describes an attempt to correlate the dynamic emulsion holdup in a packed column in liquid membrane separation of hydrocarbon with property values of the emulsion and external oil phase, and operation variables. The experiment used a mixture of toluene + n - heptane + n - decane for oil phase in the O/W emulsion and saponin aqueous solution for liquid phase (liquid membrane phase). The packed column with an inner diameter of 37 mm used stainless steel McMahon packing. As a result of the experiment, the dynamic emulsion holdup showed a correlation according to the Reynolds number and Galilei number, regardless of whether the emulsion permeates the liquid membrane. The correlation made it possible to estimate in a simple manner the emulsion holdup in the packed column when this separation method is used. 5 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs.

  9. Optimization of man-machine roll allocation in automatic systems; Jidoka system ni okeru hito to kikai no yakuwari buntan no saitekika

    Yamasaki, H. [Yokokawa Electric Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Research and Development Lab.


    Bearing reliability and safety of automatic systems in mind, man-machine roll allocation in the operation of facilities is examined, and the optimal roll allocation is proposed. The outline of the method for man-machine roll allocation is given in process instrumentation system, robotized assembly plant, railroad operation control system, and passenger airplane operation control system. The types of man-machine roll allocation in automatic system is divided into normal and emergency cases. Improvement in the total reliability of man-machine system can be expected by man-machine mutual complementary roll allocation. The core of the intelligent support system for emergency is the growing knowledge base, and the system performs intelligent support automatically or with the support of human in an emergency. For smooth man-machine information interchange at man`s own will, logical difference between man and machine must be adjusted in the man-machine interface. 8 refs., 2 tabs.

  10. Development of transition equipment shared with urban CATV in distribution automated pair area; Haiden jidoka pair area ni okeru toshigata CATV tono kyoyoka iko kizai no kaihatsu

    Nonaka, H. [Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan)


    The transmission medium for remote switch control during overall distribution automation selects a coaxial cable in the area, where the CATV carrier plans, and evades the doubled transmission path and congested facilities for economical facility construction when the transmission path is shared. In the area where the switch has been already remotely controlled by a pair transmission path, however, the type of the transmission path differs from for urban CATV with the optical and coaxial transmission paths as a medium. Therefore, the transmission path cannot be shared. The transmission path is then doubled, and the aerial facilities are congested. In this study, the slave station of the switch installed for a pair transmission path is effectively used to develop the required equipment and make a field test for the subsequent shared use at minimum cost. The equipment on the substation`s slave station side is pair/optical terminal equipment (center distribution wave system) and pair/coaxial terminal equipment (substation distribution wave system). The equipment on the switch`s slave station side is a coaxial/pair conversion adapter (common). As a result of the field test, the validity was verified. 4 figs.

  11. Automatic operation technologies adapted in No.3 hot strip mill at Chiba works; Chiba seitetsusho dai 3 netsuen kojo ni okeru jidoka mujinka gijutsu

    Yoshimura, H.; Kawase, T.; Maeda, I. [Kawasaki Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    Concept of automatic/unmanned operation at the Kawasaki Steel Chiba Works and the facilities concerned are introduced. The endeavor for the development of the automatic/unmanned operation technology was exerted with a motto `rolling work by three operators in one control room.` At the entry side, DHCR (Direct Hot Charge Rolling) material is taken in synchronously with the continuous caster and then inserted into the heating furnace. In the case of HCR (Hot Charge Rolling) or CCR (Cold Charge Rolling) material, positioning of the received slab, slab handling after the determination of the slab rolling order, and insertion into the heating furnace are carried out automatically. In the rolling process, in which no need of manual assistance is the target, the mill is fully equipped with sensors for detecting the distance between the rolling stands, and the like, and high precision has been achieved. In the control of mill pacing, automation has realized through close coordination between a strictly defined transfer prediction model, heating furnace combustion control, and coil yard operation. At the delivery side, the coiling process and the transfer of coils are accomplished automatically. 9 refs., 11 figs., 3 tabs.

  12. Power supply facilities and comprehensive power distribution automation system at the Kansai International Airport; Kansai kokusai kuko ni okeru denryoku kyokyu setsubi oyobi haiden sogo jidoka system

    Kawasaki, Y. [Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc., Osaka (Japan)


    This paper introduces the power supply facilities and the comprehensive power distribution automation system using an optical network installed at the Kansai International Airport that has begun operation. The power supply has adopted a three-line spot network system for the 22-kV system, a system to supply power from multiple number of distribution towers using a constant reserve system for the 6-kV system, and a system to supply power from high-voltage transformers for 100 to 200 V systems. As a conduit used to deal with subsidence of the power supply cable path, a pipe was developed that combines a PE-made flexible pipe with a cable protecting expansion steel pipe. The power distribution towers were given considerations for environmental harmony, size reduction, heavy salt damage, and measures for soft soil ground. The comprehensive power distribution automation system performs remote control of switches, operation of remote detectors, and load survey. Cost reduction has been realized in the system by adopting an optical multi-drop system that uses an air blown fiber (ABF) construction method. An optical shunt having eight branches was developed for this construction method. The ABF method blows optical fibers having two to eight cores into a hollow plastic pipe by using compressed air. 10 figs.

  13. Development of automatic technology of drilling, loading and hauling operation for crushed stone industry; Saisekigyo ni okeru ganseki saishu sagyo no jidoka gijutsu kaihatsu

    Miyake, K. [Japan Crushed Stone Association, Tokyo (Japan); Yoshida, K.; Oshima, H. [Komatsu Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Suzaki, T. [Furukawa Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    In the crushed stone industry, work must be done outdoors for long hours, and labor shortage becomes a serious problem because of the extremely rigorous work environment. In this paper, the content of three technical developments recommended by the Japan Crushed Stone Association was introduced: that is, the automatic technology on the crawler drill, the automatic technology on the wheel loader, and the unmanned operating technology on the dump truck. As for the automatic technology on the crawler drill, the multi-operating levers and the fully automatic load exchange equipment were under development for more safely and simply operating the oil hydraulic crawler drill in the rock drilling operation. As for the automatic technology on the wheel loader, a system to prevent tire slip, an automatic mining system, and an automatic loading system were developed. As for the unmanned operating technology on the dump truck, a system to measure direction and distance were developed using an optical fiber gyroscope as a direction sensor and the vehicle rotating sensor as a distance sensor. 8 refs., 29 figs., 2 tabs.

  14. Power system harmonics regulations and the suppression technologies. 4. Suppression technologies in large converter systems; Dengen kochoha kisei to taio gijutsu. 4. Daiyoryo kiki ni okeru taio gijutsu

    Takeda, M. [Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    Capacity increase and efficiency improvement have become possible as a result of increasing the voltage and capacity in power semiconductors. On the other hand, the amount of harmonic current generated is increasing. Discussions have been given on the harmonics suppression technologies in order to suppress damages given by voltage distortion in the power system to devices connected in the same system. Among the representative harmonics suppression measures for large-capacity devices, the measure applied to the device side is pulse multiplication and use of PWM in power converters as the source of harmonics generation. Systems that absorb harmonics generated from converters by filters use active filters and passive filters (L-C filters). A separately excited three-phase bridge circuit suppresses the harmonics by offsetting harmonic currents with each other by using a multiplied pulse system with shifted phase angles. A cycloconverter uses, together with the pulse multiplication, an active filter to absorb low-order harmonics. A large-capacity self-excited converter uses a multiplex transformer system to increase the number of synthesized pulse and suppresses harmonics by using the multiplied pulse PWM system. 7 refs., 5 figs.

  15. Calculation of wave resistance by using Kochin function in the Rankine source method; Rankinsosuho ni okeru kochin kansu wo mochiita zoha teiko keisan

    Yasukawa, H. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    In order to avoid negative wave resistance (which is physically incomprehensible) generated in calculating wave resistance by using the Rankine source method, a proposal was made on a wave resistance calculation method using the Kochin function which describes behavior of speed potential in regions far apart from a hull. The Baba`s condition was used as a free surface condition for the speed potential which expresses wave motions around a hull. This has allowed a new Kochin function which uses as unknown the speed potential on the hull surface and the free surface near the hull to be defined and combined with the Rankine source method. A comparison was made between the calculated values for wave resistance, hull subsidence and trim change of an ore transporting vessel (SR107 type of ship) in a fully loaded condition and the result of water tank tests. The wave resistance values derived from pressure integration have all become negative when the Froude number is from 0.1 to 0.2, while no negative resistance has appeared in the calculations by using the Kochin function, but the result has agreed with that of the water tank tests. Accuracy of the calculations at low speeds was improved. The trim change in the calculations was slightly smaller than that in the water tank tests. The subsidence showed a good agreement. 7 refs., 1 fig.

  16. Characteristic analysis of turbulent heat diffusion in a multi-compartment structure; Takukakuka kukan kozo ni okeru ranryunetsu kakusan gensho no kaiseki

    Hu, C.; Fukuchi, N. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    An analysis was made on turbulent heat diffusion in a multi-compartment structure necessary for designing calorific power and environment for functional systems used in marine vessels and off-shore structures. In a multi-compartment structure, the diffusion phenomenon is complex because of movement of air flow in turbulence and buoyancy resulted from non-isothermal condition. The phenomenon is largely affected by space shapes and walls, and the conditions in heat diffusion field is governed also by shapes of opening connecting the compartments. An analysis was made by using the SIMPLE method on turbulent heat diffusion in a multi-compartment space with high Raleigh number in which natural convection is dominant. If the opening is small, the Coanda effect appears, in which air flow passing through the opening rises along the wall, wherein a high-temperature layer is formed near the ceiling, making the heat diffusion inactive. If the opening is large, a jetting flow from the opening and a large circulating flow are created, which cause active advection mixture, making temperature gradient smaller in the upper layer. Heat transfer intensity in an opening on a partition wall decays in proportion with 1/4th power of the opening ratio. 7 refs., 11 figs.

  17. Travel time and ray path computation in 2D-heterogeneous structures; Fukinshitsu kozo ni okeru jishinha soji oyobi hasen no atarashii keisan hoho

    Fujie, G.; Kasahara, J.; Sato, T.; Mochizuki, K. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Earthquake Research Institute


    Methods were studied for determining the initial travel time and ray paths with stability when an non-linear travel time inversion is performed in an inhomogeneous structure. The travel time calculation was based on Faria and Stoffa`s method. First, the 2-dimension space was sectioned by grids, and `slowness` was assigned to all the lattice points. Starting from the vibration source, travel time at each lattice point is sequentially calculated. This method calculates travel time for any structure without breakup. In this study, an algorithm more sophisticated than the method of Faria, et al., was developed, and the improvement of travel time calculation accuracy led to the accurate determination of the direction of incidence into the lattice points during the initial motion. The calculation of ray paths was effected by tracing back from the receiving points the incidence into the lattice points or by following back the ray paths to the vibration source. This method performs stable calculation for a heavily inhomogeneous structure and, with the algorithm being simple, do the parallel programming as well. 1 ref., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Flow characteristics of Hijiori HDR reservoir form circulation test in 1995; Koon tantai Hijiori jikkenjo ni okeru shinbu choryuso yobi junkan shiken (1995 nendo) kekka to ryudo kaiseki

    Fukushima, N.; Hyodo, M.; Shinohara, N.; Takasugi, S. [Geothermal Energy Research and Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    This paper reports the result of a preliminary circulation test conducted in fiscal 1995 on a deep reservoir (at a depth of about 2200 m) in the Hijiori hot dry rock experimental field. One water injection well and two production wells were drilled to constitute a circulation loop, to which the circulation test was performed to investigate the flow characteristics thereof. The result revealed the following matters: total amount of injected water of 51500 m{sup 3} resulted in a total fluid recovery rate of about 40%; as a result of well stimulation given twice during the initial stage of the water injection, the continuity impedance in the vicinity of the injection well decreased largely (however, the continuity improvement upon the second attempt was considerably inferior to that from the first attempt); and increase in the water injection amount does not necessarily lead to increase in the production amount. The paper describes additionally that it is extremely difficult to interpret non-linearity between the injection and production amounts by using a model prepared previously with a main objective to analyze the Hijiori HDR circulation system. 1 ref., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  19. Cooperative measurements of microtremors in the north-eastern region of Nishinomiya city, Hyogo Pref.; Nishinomiyashi hokutobu ni okeru joji bido no godo kansoku

    Maiguma, T.; Matsuzawa, H. [Saitama University, Saitama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Sawada, Y.; Tazawa, Y. [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan)


    For the purpose of generally grasping space distribution of ground vibration characteristics, cooperative measurements were conducted in a wide area, mainly in the area stricken by the M7 earthquake. Forty-five organs such as governmental institutes, universities, and private company institutes participated in the measurements which were conducted at 1967 measuring points. The area which the author is in charge is an area from the north of Nishinomiya City to the south of Takarazuka City. The area is relatively far from the hypocenter area, but the magnitude is 7 there and damage was concentrated. The measurements were made by each independent team from August 29 to September 1, 1995. As a result of spectral measurements of NS, EW and UD components, conspicuous peaks were seen in an extent of 1.5 sec. cycle in almost all measuring points and components. Further, in spectra of horizontal motion components of A measuring point group, conspicuous peaks were seen in an extent of 0.15-0.5 sec. cycle, and in those in B and C measuring point groups, in an extent of 0.35-0.5 sec. cycle. In upper/lower motion components, conspicuous peaks were seen in an extent of 0.3 sec. cycle in A measuring point group. 4 figs.

  20. Application of streaming potential method for detection of fractures in granitic rock; Kamaishi kozan ni okeru ryutai ryudo den`iho tekiyo shiken

    Negi, T.; Yokoi, K.; Yoneda, Y. [Nittetsu Mining Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Senba, T. [Power Reactor and Nuclear fuel Development Corporation, Tokyo (Japan)


    Measurements were made using the streaming potential method for the purpose of investigating the expansion of hydration cracks, direction of their propagation, and the chaining of cracked surfaces, in the granitic rock. Tests were conducted by use of a bore hole in the gallery wall. The bore hole yielded approximately 400 liters of water per minute, the bore hole was closed and then opened, and the change with the passage of time in the spontaneous potential (SP) on the gallery wall was measured. At a spot 31.2m from the mine entrance, the SP dropped by 15mV simultaneously with the opening of the bore hole, and rose by 14mV simultaneously with the closure of the same. The phenomenon was true for other locations, that is, for the section from the mine entrance to a spot 9.0m therefrom, and for a section beginning at 15.0m and ending at 19.2m therefrom. No change in the SP was observed in a group of cracks with water springing out of the gallery roof, beginning at a point 40m and ending at a point 54m from the mine entrance. The result suggests the possible application of the streaming potential method to the investigation of cracks. 1 ref., 10 figs.

  1. Application of geophysical methods to investigation of old castle, especially of the moat; Joshi no chosa ni okeru butsuri tansa no tekiyo (horiato no tansa)

    Tanaka, A.; Karube, F.; Kobayashi, M.; Toge, M. [OYO Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    An explanation is made about the application of geophysical methods to the investigation of the ruins of old castles especially of their moats. Techniques currently in use for exploration of the ruins of castles are mainly underground radar exploration and electric exploration. The underground radar method sends electromagnetic waves through the ground and receives the reflection for a high-precision exploration of the layers shallow in the ground. Therefore, this method is suitable for probing the ruins of castles relatively shallow in the flat land, hills, and mountains. The electric method (resistivity image method) do the probing by use of the two-electrode arrangement, performs inverse analysis on the basis of the obtained data for the determination of the underground resistivity distribution, and displays the distribution in an image easy to read. This method, when there is a great separation between the two electrodes, explores relatively deep into the ground. Thanks to this feature, this method is effective in probing relatively wide and deep ruins of moats, that is, the ruins of moats of castles built in later years, especially of those then filled with water. 2 refs., 5 figs.

  2. Flow characteristic of Hijiori HDR reservoir from circulation test in 1991; Koon tantai Hijiori jikkenjo ni okeru senbu choryuso shiken (1991 nendo) kekka to ryudo kaiseki

    Shiga, T.; Hyodo, M.; Shinohara, N.; Takasugi, S. [Geothermal Energy Research and Development Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    This paper reports one example of flow analyses on a circulation test carried out in fiscal 1991 at the Hijiori hot dry rock experimental field (Yamagata Prefecture). A fluid circulation model was proposed to simulate an HDR circulation system for a shallow reservoir (at a depth of about 1800 m) demonstrated in the circulation test by using an electric circuit network (which expresses continuity impedance in resistance and fluid storage in capacitance). Storage capacity of the reservoir was estimated by deriving time constant of the system from data of time-based change in reservoir pressure associated with transition phenomena during the circulation test. The storage capacity was estimated separately by dividing change of storage in the reservoir by change in the reservoir pressure. To derive the storage in the reservoir, a method to calculate non-recovered flows in the circulation test was utilized. The results of evaluating the reservoir capacity in the shallow reservoir using the above two independent methods were found substantially consistent. 3 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  3. Magnetotelluric investigation in and around southern part of Hidaka metamorphic belt in Hokkaido, Japan; Hidaka henseitai nanbuiki ni okeru MT kansoku

    Sato, H.; Utsugi, M.; Hirano, K.; Doi, T.; Nishida, Y.; Arita, K. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan)


    An MT observation was conducted in the Hidaka district, Hokkaido, for the estimation of the 2D resistivity structure in the southern part of the metamorphic belt, when frequencies of the VLF, ELF, and ULF bands were used. An approximately 42km-long traverse line was set to cross the Hidaka metamorphic belt from east to west. As for the observation points, 48 VLF points, 16 ELF points, and 4 ULF points were provided. During the data processing, impedance tensor was calculated in the frequency domain for the determination of the apparent resistivity relative to frequency and the phase difference. As the result, it was found that there is a fairly large resistivity gap between observation spots MNS and KWR and that the boundary corresponds to the Hidaka metamorphic belt, that the metamorphic belt that is reflected as a conspicuous high-resistivity layer in the VLF-, ELF-MT slopes down toward the east and has a distribution as deep as 10km in the vicinity of observation point KWR, that this high-resistivity layer sandwiches a low-resistivity layer at a depth of 5-7km, and that on the east side of the metamorphic belt there is a medium-resistivity layer creeping under the belt from the east side toward the west side. 5 refs., 6 figs.

  4. Low-NOx combustion on regenerative burner systems in an industrial furnace; Kanetsuroyo chikunetsu saisei burner ni okeru tei NOx ka gijutsu

    Nishimura, M.; Suzuki, T.; Nakanishi, R.; Kitamura, R. [Kobe Steel, Ltd., Kobe (Japan)


    This paper describes the injection combustion experiments using low-NOx regenerative burner and its application to the forging furnace. For this combustion, the fuel was separately injected on an angle to the axis of the air stream. The mixing of fuel and air was restricted at the initial stage of combustion. The mixing combustion proceeded with separating the burner. The flue gas was exhausted with self-recirculation. With increasing the injection angle (difference between the injection angles of fuel and air), the NOx concentration was lowered when the velocity ratio of fuel/air injection was 1.34. The NOx concentration decreased by the increase of fuel injection velocity. For the industrial furnace, it had better set the combustion and idle periods mutually. The NOx concentration increases with increasing the temperature, qualitatively. The temperature in the axis of fuel injection was lower than the other region. For the forging furnace using existed original burners and modified low-NOx burners, the NOx concentration increased with increasing the proportion of original burners. When the modified burners were used, the NOx concentration was below 50 ppm even above 1,000 centigrade inside the furnace. For the modified burners, the fuel can be saved and the period for temperature up can be shortened. 4 refs., 12 figs.

  5. Experiments of off-shore ocean thermal energy conversion system in sea area at Toyama bay. Toyamawan ni okeru yojogata kaiyo ondosa hatsuden system no jitsukaiiki jikken

    Takazawa, H.; Amano, M.; Kajikawa, T. (Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba (Japan))


    Because of the fact that the sea water in the Toyama Bay has water temperature difference of more than 20 {degree}C between at the surface layer and the deep layer, and the water scooped up from the deep layer has a nutritious salt effect beneficial to the local fishery, an applicability of the ocean thermal energy conversion was experimented at the actual sea area. The evaporator used as an energy self-supply equipment rated at 3.5 kW output is a hybrid type, in which a spray surface evaporation is carried out in the same shell as for a pool boiling. The condenser is of a perpendicularly flowing membrane condensation type. The heat transfer pipes in these heat exchangers use aluminum alloy material, with the interior processed with sea water resistant resin. The evaporator has eight spray nozzles for the working fluid, which are so arranged that the fluid jetting distributes the fluid uniformly over the whole heat transfer pipes, and the optimum amount of circulation was 10 tons/h. Heat transfer pipes for the condenser had the heat transfer performance reduced to half because of being resin coated. Itis necessary to reduce contact resistance especially between the resin and the base material. Since the evaporator {prime}S heat exchanging performance is decreased in about 15 days when conraminated biologically, the unit should preferably be cleaned within that period of time. An output of 3 kW was obtained at a temperature difference of 20 {degree}C, which suggests that the system can be self-supplied of the required energy if the sea water is scooped from the deep layer at a rate of about 0.3 ton per second. 7 refs., 7 figs., 1 tab.

  6. Research report for fiscal 1998. Promotion of activities implemented jointly etc. in China; 1998 nendo Chugoku ni okeru kyodo jisshi katsudo nado suishin chosa



    The Kyoto Protocol allows some flexibility in the implementation of methods for achieving the goal, such as emission trading, activities implemented jointly (AIJ) among advanced countries, construction of clean development mechanisms (CDM) with developing countries, etc., and Japan intends to positively make use of them for the achievement of the goal. For China, who holds second place in the list of greenhouse gas emitting countries in the world, the promotion of CDM is quite important. With the situation taken into consideration, interaction was effected with Chinese officers and scientists of government agencies and academic institutes involved in environmental matters, and researches were conducted. Views and information were exchanged regarding environmental problems and, after on-site investigations, researches were conducted and suggestions were presented as to how AIJ and CDM should be. The suggestions covered Chinese policies toward AIJ and CDM, current state of AIJ projects in China and systems for their promotion, means for enhancing such projects, and discovery of candidates for AIJ and CDM project application. (NEDO)

  7. Heat insulating modification of a residential house existing in Hokkaido, and the effect; Hokkaido no kison kodate jutaku ni okeru dannetsu kaishu to sono koka

    Ogasawara, K.; Akao, K. [Hokkaido Electric Power Co. Inc., Sapporo (Japan)


    A study is made about the airproof heat-insulating modification of a residential house in existence for the purpose of improving on its basic performance related to heating and airing. The house modified in this report is a residence typical of the ordinary wooden ones constructed in about 1985 or before. It had a 10K-100mm glass wool layer filling up the outer wall center section, but it is supposed that there had been a serious degradation in heat insulating effect since the equivalent gap area was found to exceed 15cm{sup 2}/m{sup 2}. The modification consisted of outside insulation by a lining provided on the external surfaces of the external material and insulation provided on the external surfaces of the floor base, with the insulation thickness complying with the new energy-saving criteria. The findings are mentioned below, obtained by comparing temperatures and heating energy consumption rates before and after the modification. The heating effect has been improved now that the difference in temperature has grown smaller between the upper and lower levels in the living room and that the living room floor surface temperature is now sensed to have risen. The sheltering performance of the house has been clearly improved in view of a rise in temperature, and a reduction in outdoor temperature dependence, of the porch space not covered by the heating system. The heating energy consumption rate has decreased to approximately 1/3. 5 refs., 6 figs., 1 tabs.

  8. Optimal allocation of handling equipment in a container terminal using dynamic programming with lagrangian relaxation approach. Container futo ni okeru niyaku shisetsu haichi no saitekika

    Inamura, H. (Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan). Faculty of Engineering); Sritharan, S.; Villamor, N.


    This study describes methods for optimal crane allocation and the corresponding trailer allocation using dynamic programming with Lagrangian relaxation approach, taking the container terminal at Bangkok Port as an example. The developed system can be applied to any container terminal in any country regardless of number of berth, kind of container ship or kind of crane and trailer. This system may be used practically because the required solution can be derived from a personal computer operation for about ten minutes. The dynamic programming system relating to optimal crane allocation has been verified for its reasonability after 1000 repetitions of the simulation. Differences in the result were 1 TEU for the mean value, 12 TEU for the standard deviation, and {minus}30 to {plus}30 for the range. The standard deviation is sufficiently small at little less than 7% against a handling volume of 186 TEU. 15 refs., 4 figs., 6 tabs.

  9. Combined process of pyrolyzer/combuster for gas production and power generation; Chugoku ni okeru chukibo hatsuden to toshi gas seizo no tame no fukugo process no kaihatsu

    Ooka, I. [The University of Tokushima, Tokushima (Japan); Ma, T.


    In China, they are using a lot of coal by direct firing for domestic cooking, space heating and industrial use. Therefore air pollution is the big problem in every cities in winter season. And at moment, they do not have enough infrastructure for supplying energy such as gas and electric power. There is a great need for facilities for supplying gas and electric power from coal in big cities with much less pollution. This paper d a combined process of medium size plant of gas production and power generation by using fluidized circulation bed pyrolizer and combuster, to contribute to the energy supply which greatly reduces air and water polution and coal consumption. 1 ref., 1 fig., 3 tabs.

  10. Fire preventive function of parks at the great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake and recovery of trees; Shinsai ni okeru koen ryokuchi no ensho boshi kino to jusei kaifuku

    Yamamoto, H.; Hayakawa, S. [Yamaguchi Univ., Yamaguchi (Japan). Faculty of Agriculture; Suzuki, Y. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Agriculture


    As a lot of houses and buildings were fired owing to urban fire at center of Nagata-ku, Kobe City on the Hanshin Awaji Great Earthquake on January, 1995, some examples that spread of the fire to the houses and others was stopped by green land of urban park and trees surrounding the houses were found. In this paper, outline of some case studies and active recovery states of damaged trees were investigated on fire preventive function of the trees planted in park green lands as well as on areas of fired houses. In the report of the Kanto Great Earthquake, it was also recorded that the green land space functioned as a fire shielding zone on fire and prevented spread of the fire on urban fire. In this in-situ survey, the fire preventive function of the trees such as park trees, garden trees and so forth was also confirmed on the fire after earthquake. Now, a part of the trees planted in the park was cut down, to construct some temporary houses at the cut-down spaces. In future, it is hoped to execute a planting plan considering the fire preventive function of trees on redevelopment of the park. 11 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  11. Influence of applied impulse voltage on creeping discharges along aerial insulated wire; Kaku zetsuen densen hyomen no enmen hoden ni okeru impulse den`atsu inka no eikyo

    Nishi, T. [Toyama National College of Technology, Toyama (Japan); Hanaoka, R.; Miyamoto, T. [Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Ishikawa (Japan)


    In high voltage aerial distribution systems, insulated wires are supported by insulators. If overvoltages caused by lightning occur in the central line of an insulated wire, creeping discharges progress along the wire surface from the free end of the binding wire and bring about an accident such as punch- through breakdown, disconnection of wire. The clarification of breakdown phenomena in these insulation systems will contribute to the prevention of such accidents. These creeping discharges can take on complicated phenomena due to the change of the electric field intensity on the wire surface so that the potential of the central he of wire is changed by induced lightning. In this paper, we report the influence of the voltage change of the central line on lengths and aspects of creeping discharge when a standard impulse voltage is applied to the central line or binding wire. 5 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  12. Relationship between discharge quantities and phase angle of applied voltage on treeing deterioration; Treeing rekka ni okeru hoden shoryo to inka den`atsu no soikaku tono kankei

    Urano, K.; Osawa, K.; Kamikubo, H.; Ehara, Y.; Kishida, H.; Ito, T.; Hayami, T. [Musashi Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)


    This research is carried out to analyze the treeing degradation phenomena with a needle shape void by a discharge magnitude and a discharge luminous quantity at each phase angle of an applied voltage. Discharge pulses and discharge luminous images are measured by original measurement system for measuring the discharge magnitude and the discharge luminous image according to several phase angle area of the applied voltage. Each phase angle area is named {phi}1-{phi}20 in order from the negative peak point to the next negative peak point of the applied voltage. The luminous image is digitized to the luminous quantity with a computer after experiment. In this study, we focused on the product of instantaneous value and dv/dt at the applied voltage. The results obtained are as follows. The discharge magnitude and the luminous quantity are the maximum at phase angle areas of {phi}7 and {phi}17. We define an effective instantaneous value that includes a voltage of residual electrical charge. The discharge magnitude closely correlates the effective instantaneous value times dv/dt. It is important to measure the discharge quantities at each phase angle area for analyzing the treeing degradation phenomena. 10 refs., 11 figs.

  13. Development of pure bending testing methods for advanced composite materials. Senshin fukugo zairyo no mage shikenho ni okeru jun mage hoshiki no kento

    Iwai, H.; Uemura, M. (Nihon Univ., Tokyo (Japan). College of Industrial Technology); Uemura, S. (Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo (Japan))


    Advanced composite materials are strongly anisotropic and have high strength, high rigidity and many other fracture mechanisms, hence they show shortcomings such as generation of local fracture due to stress concentration at the point immediately below the loading point in case of application of the widely-used 3-point and 4-point bending tests, indicating their unsuitableness for the bending fracture test by the axial stress. In this article, bending testing methods of advanced composite materials, which can load the pure bending stress with no stress concentration, nor shearing stress component in the entire testing region, have been developed by test manufacturing a jig for pure bending. As a result of the experiment, no fracture due to local stress concentration like the 3-point and 4-point bending tests has occurred, the obtained bending strength has been more than 30% higher than that obtained by the 3-point and 4-point bending and a constant value has been obtained irrespective of its span. Also concerning the elastic coefficient obtained by this pure bending testing methods, the constant value has been obtained irrespective of span and plate thickness. Regarding the developed bending jigs, there are the sliding frame (SF) type and the rack and pinion (RP) type. For the SF and RP1 types, correction is required, but the RP2 type requires no correction. 3 refs., 15 figs.

  14. Effect of applied synthetic auxin on root growth in plantlet propagation by cuttage and tissue culture; Sashiki to soshiki baiyo ni okeru gosei auxin rui no shiyo koka

    Shoji, K.; Yoshihara, T. [Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo (Japan)


    The effect of synthetic plant hormone 4-C1-IAA and TFIBA on root growth in plantlet propagation was clarified by the cuttage and the issue culture of strawberry seedling production. A periwinkle, vine, and azalea are the effect of 4-C1-IAA on root growth, and a promotion effect was recognized for rooting and root elongation. The concentration of 4-C1-IAA in which the growth promotion effect of a root most appears varies depending on the species of a plant. The concentration of a periwinkle was 20 ppm, and that of an azalea was 2000 ppm. The growth promotion effect of a root in 4-C1-IAA and TFIBA was compared with IBA for an azalea. The result showed that 4-C1-IAA is the same in the effect as IBA and that TFIBA is higher than for IBA. The growth of a vine`s terminal bud was promoted by the effect of TFIBA on root growth, and the callus occurring when IBA was treated was not formed. The rooting of a strawberry was promoted by the effect of TFIBA on root growth. The combined use of TFIBA and BA promotes the growth of a side bud and forms a multi-bud plant. However, rooting was inhibited. The callus caused by the effect of BA on root growth could be suppressed through the combined use with TFIBA. 6 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

  15. FY 1998 annual report on power generation by waste heat from cement production in China; Chugoku ni okeru cement hainetsu hatsuden 1998 nendo chosa hokokusho



    This project is to implement a feasibility study for applying waste heat power generation, which have been already commercialized in Japan and producing remarkable results, to China's cement plants producing 3,500 t/d or more of clinker, and thereby to try to establish a link with the Japan's clean development mechanism. It is expected that introduction of these systems improves energy use efficiency and environments in China. The study results indicate that the project for a Tongling Conch plant could generate power of 15,000 kW, reducing CO2 emissions by 89,178 t/y and cumulatively 1,783,560 tons in the 20-year period. The results also indicate that the project will be highly profitable, with an estimated internal return rate of as high as 33.78%. The project for a Huaxin plant could generate power of 8,400 kW, reducing CO2 emissions by 48,412 t/y and cumulatively 968,240 tons in the 20-year period, annually saving power charges by 325 million yen and bringing an internal return rate of 10.72%. (NEDO)

  16. Process of mixture formation of impinging spray on the wall in a hole type nozzle; Hole nozzle ni okeru hekimen shototsu funmu no hattatsu katei

    Wakamatsu, T.; Tsunemoto, H.; Ishitani, H. [Kitami Institute of Technology, Hokkaido (Japan)


    In relation to mixture formation on a combustion chamber wall in a diesel engine, an experiment was conducted to have fuel spray that was injected from a hole type nozzle impinged on the wall. The appearance of the impinged spray was photographed, and so was the cross section in the vicinity of the wall to measure shapes, volume, and surface area of the impinged spray. The following results were obtained: spray impinged on the wall of a flat plate had the volume and surface area increased larger than in free spray; spray impinged on a wall with protrusion had the volume decreased as compared with the spray impinged on the flat plate, but the surface area increased; spray impinged on an inclined flat plate shows no large change in the volume and surface area after the impingement due to impinging angles, but shows change in the upstream and downstream distribution ratios; and in the case of spray impinged on a wall with lips, the spray center shifts to the lower wall because of the Coanda effect if the R radius at the lip root is large. 4 refs., 10 figs.

  17. Damage due to Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and related subsurface conditions in Toyonaka City; Hanshin/Awaji Daishinsai ni okeru Toyonakashi no higai to jiban

    Shinozaki, W.; Tanimura, K. [Construction Project Consultant Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan); Takada, N. [Osaka City Univ., Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    In spite of the fact that Toyonaka City in Osaka Prefecture is away from the seismic center by about 50 km, the number of houses completely or partially destroyed was as large as 10,000, and a maximum of about 3000 people had lived refuge lives. Toyonaka City topographically comprises an alluvial plain on the south of the Sone terraced cliff extending from east to west in the central part of the same city, and the undulating Senri hills on the north of the terraced cliff. In the substantially whole area of the alluvial plain, the wooden houses and some medium-storied ferro-concrete buildings were damaged, and, in the western inclined part of the hilly area, houses and housing lands were suffered from the earthquake. Underground buried facilities, such as waterworks and sewage were also damaged in substantially the same areas in which houses were destructed. This paper summarizes the relation between the distribution of seismic destruction and the ground and topographical conditions, correlating the results of the investigation into the earthquake disaster which was conducted by Toyonaka City with the ground diagram of the same city. It is considered that the damage by the earthquake was enlarged by not only the weak alluvial layers and loose fill-up ground but also the seismic motion amplified by the generally called `waterside focusing effect` of the hills extending toward the seismic center. 3 refs., 4 figs., 1 tab.

  18. Fiscal 1998 research report. Feasibility survey on offshore wind power generation in Japan; 1998 nendo chosa hokokusho. Nippon ni okeru yojo furyoku hatsuden no donyu kanosei chosa



    This survey studied the feasibility of large-scale offshore wind power generation in Japan. Attempt was also made on preparation of outline maps of offshore wind around Japan. The cost of future offshore wind power generation systems is roughly dependent on technical issues and environmental issues. As technical issues, 'installation site,' 'foundation,' 'system interconnection' and 'maintenance/management' were summarized based on applications in Europe. As a result, it was clarified that technical issues can be solved with existing technologies to a certain extent, however, those relate to economical problems closely. The previous environment impact assessments say that wind power generation has no problems on the environmental issues. As relatively strong wind coastal areas, the outline maps of offshore wind point out Western Hokkaido area, Japan Sea area of Tohoku district, Pacific ocean area of the central part of Honshu, Genkai Nada area, Western Kyushu area and Southwest islands area, and suggest that these areas are promising for offshore wind power generation. (NEDO)

  19. Detection of arcing ground fault location on a distribution network connected PV system; Hikarihatsuden renkei haidensen ni okeru koko chiryaku kukan no kenshutsuho

    Sato, M.; Iwaya, K.; Morooka, Y. [Hachinohe Institute of Technology, Aomori (Japan)


    In the near future, it is supposed that a great number of small-scale distributed power sources, such as photovoltaic power generation for general houses, will be interconnected with the ungrounded neutral distribution system in Japan. When ground fault of commercial frequency once occurs, great damage is easily guessed. This paper discusses the effect of the ground fault on the ground phase current using a 6.6 kV high-voltage model system by considering the non-linear self-inductance in the line, and by considering the non-linear relation of arcing ground fault current frequency. In the present method, the remarkable difference of series resonance frequency determined by the inductance and earth capacity between the source side and load side is utilized for the detection of high-voltage arcing ground fault location. In this method, there are some cases in which the non-linear effect obtained by measuring the inductance of sound phase including the secondary winding of transformer can not be neglected. Especially, for the actual high-voltage system, it was shown that the frequency characteristics of transformer inductance for distribution should be theoretically derived in the frequency range between 2 kHz and 6 kHz. 2 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab.

  20. Nonlinear process generating Tollmien-Schlichting waves in a reattached boundary layer; Hakuri saifuchaku nagare ni okeru T-S hado no hisenkei reiki katei

    Asai, M.; Aiba, K. [Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)


    Low-frequency Tollmien-Schlichting (T-S) waves may be thought generated as a result of high-frequency disturbance between two proximity frequency modes grown unstably in a separation shear layer causing secondary nonlinear interference to occur. This fact has been verified by a numerical simulation. A non-compression Navier-Stokes equation was used for the fundamental equation, a tertiary windward difference for the convection term, and a secondary central difference for other differential calculus. The Reynolds number was 200, and the disturbance was introduced by applying `v` variation continuously on the wall face. Non-introduction of the disturbance results in a steady flow. Disturbance frequencies of 0.15 and 0.20 were selected as disturbance frequencies from the relationship between the spatial amplification and the frequency dependency. The structure of the excited disturbance agreed with the intrinsic mode. The difference mode due to nonlinear interference grows as the basic mode was amplified. The basic mode decays sharply in the boundary layer after reattachment, while the difference mode decays slowly. Distribution of the difference mode is a distribution of viscous T-S waves, which may be converted into the intrinsic mode. 8 refs., 7 figs.

  1. Photo-irradiation effects on GaAs atomic layer epitaxial growth. GaAs no genshiso epitaxial seicho ni okeru hikari reiki koka

    Mashita, M.; Kawakyu, Y.; Sasaki, M.; Ishikawa, H. (Toshiba Corp., Kawasaki (Japan). Research and Development Center)


    Single atomic layer epitaxy (ALE) aims at controlling a growing film at a precision of single molecular layer. In this article, it is reported that the growth temperature range of ALE was expanded by the vertical irradiation of KrF exima laser (248 nm) onto the substrate for the ALE growth of GaAs using the metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) method. Thanks for the results of the above experiment, it was demonstrated that the irradiation effect was not thermal, but photochemical. In addition, this article studies the possibility of adsorption layer irradiation and surface irradiation as the photo-irradiation mechanism, and points out that coexistence of both irradiation mechanisms can be considered and, in case of exima laser, strong possibility of direct irradiation of the adsorption layer because of its high power density. Hereinafter, by using both optical growth ALE and thermal growth ALE jointly, the degree of freedom of combination of hetero ALE increases and its application to various material systems becomes possible. 16 refs., 6 figs.

  2. Vortex-induced vibrations of circular cylinder in cross flow at supercritical Reynolds numbers; Chorinkai Reynolds su ryoiki ni okeru enchu no uzu reiki shindo

    Kawamura, T.; Nakao, T.; Takahashi, M.; Hayashi, M.; Goto, N. [Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    Vortex-induced vibrations were measured for a circular cylinder subjected to a water cross flow at supercritical Reynolds numbers for a wide range of reduced velocities. Turbulence intensities were changed from 1% to 13% in order to investigate the effect of the Strouhal number on the region of synchronization by symmetrical and Karman vortex shedding. The reduced damping of the test cylinder was about 0.1 in water. The surface roughness of the cylinder was a mirror-polished surface. Strouhal number decreased from about 0.48 to 0.29 with increasing turbulence intensity. Synchronized vibrations were observed even at supercritical Reynolds numbers where fluctuating fluid force was small. Reduced velocities at which drag and lift direction lock-in by Karman vortex shedding were initiated decreased with increasing Strouhal number. When Strouhal number was about 0.29, the self-excited vibration in drag direction by symmetrical vortex shedding began at which the frequency ratio of Karman vortex shedding frequency to the natural frequency of cylinder was 0.32. (author)

  3. Efficient calculation of potential distribution in two-layer earth; Niso kozo daichikei ni okeru denki tansa no tame no koritsuteki den`i keisan shuho

    Kataoka, M.; Okamoto, Y. [Chiba Institute of Technology, Chiba (Japan); Endo, M.; Noguchi, K. [Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan); Teramachi, Y.; Akabane, H. [University of Industrial Technology, Kanagawa (Japan); Agu, M. [Ibaraki University, Ibaraki (Japan)


    An efficient calculation method of potential distribution in the presence of an embedded body in multi-layer earth has been proposed by expanding the method of image with a consideration of multiple reflection between the ground surface and each underground boundary. For this method, when solving boundary integral equation with the potential of embedded body surface as only one unknown, i.e., when obtaining discretization equation, ordinary boundary element program developed for analyzing the finite closed region can be used. As an example, numerical calculation was conducted for the two-layer earth. The analysis expression of potential distribution in the case of the certain embedded body in two-layer earth has never published. Accordingly, the calculated results were compared with those by the integral equation method. As a result, it was concluded that the primary potential obtained from the present method agreed well with that obtained from the integral equation method. However, there was a disregarded difference in the secondary potential. For confirming the effectiveness, it was necessary to compare with another numerical calculation method, such as finite element method. 5 refs., 5 figs.

  4. Food and chemical industry. Concentration and drying in the manufacture of instant coffee; Shokuhinn to kagaku kogaku. Insutanto coffee no seizo ni okeru noshuku to kanso

    Imura, N. [Tokyo Univ. (Japan)


    In this paper, the history and manufacturing method of instant coffee are introduced emphasizing the concentration and drying technology in the manufacturing process of instant coffee. Instant coffee can be roughly classified into three kinds as those respectively made from freeze drying, spray drying and the agglomeration after drying, which are different in shapes and properties from each other. For obtaining quality instant coffee remaining more aroma of coffee extract, it is extremely effective and important to increase the concentration of solid component of coffee in extract simultaneously with the setting of conditions of drying process. Thermal concentration, freeze concentration and membrane concentration are used in the concentration of coffee. Spray drying and freeze drying are executed to remove water from concentrated coffee liquid as the finishing step of the manufacture of instant coffee. 3 refs., 4 figs.

  5. Experimental study of high-speed counter-rotation propeller on low speed wind range; Dojiku hantengata kosoku propeller no teisokuiki ni okeru fudo jikken



    Collaborative research was conducted by National Aerospace Laboratory and Japan Aircraft Development Company in the period of fiscal 1988-1992 into methods for testing aircraft with advanced propeller in low-speed wind tunnel. The propulsion efficiency of the currently available high-bypass turbofan engine is approximately 60% in the vicinity of Mach number 0.85. Propeller-driven aircraft, whose propulsion efficiency is as high as 80% in the low Mach number domain, are scarcely in practical use in the domain of Mach number 0.75 or higher. There are studies reported abroad as well as in Japan for the propeller-driven aircraft to enjoy higher propeller propulsion efficiency even in the vicinity of Mach number 0.8 by modifying the propeller diameter, number of blades, and blade sections, etc. This paper describes the experimental research into the high-speed counter-rotation propeller. A counter-rotation propeller 0.3m in diameter and provided with coaxially arranged 8times2 SR-2 blades is evaluated for pitch angles during the takeoff and landing modes, for thrust characteristics at the pitch angle for the cruising mode, and for propeller backwash and noise. 15 refs., 72 figs., 9 tabs.

  6. Wind energy technology : from the past to the future; 20 seiki ni okeru furyoku riyo gijutsu no henkan. Furyoku hatsuden : kako kara mirai e

    Ushiyama, I. [Ashikaga Institute of Technology, Tochigi (Japan)


    Windmills are one of the oldest prime movers and have been used for more than 700 years in Europe. The transition from low speed windmills for grain grinding and water pumping to high speed wind turbines for electric power generation had occurred at first, reviews the windmill technologies and the researchers before 20{sup th} century. Then describes the back ground of how the wind power generator has existed and how the four pioneers developed their wind power generator. The historical developments of windmills to wind turbines in this century are studied focusing mainly on Danish activities. Then, the effort of the development of large wind turbine such as Smith-Putnum's first MW machine in U.S.A. and other mammoth machine concept are introduced. The new concept machines such as Savonius and Darrieus wind turbines in 1920s to 1930s are also explained. Finally, the novel technologies of wind turbine covering larger machines, variable speed generators, special wing sections for wind turbines, theoretical analysis method of wind turbine performance, offshore wind turbines, and wind turbine control technologies are stated. (author)

  7. Temperature dynamic models of heat exchanger for photosensitive material coating and drying processes; Kanko zairyo tofu kanso process ni okeru kucho system no ondo doteki model

    Kido, K.; Sato, N.; Shimoji, M. [Konica Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Nakanishi, E. [Kobe University, Kobe (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    Nonlinear and linear temperature dynamic models of a heat exchanger were investigated for air conditioning control of coating and drying processes for photosensitive materials. The nonlinear model was derived from heat balance based on the assumption of lumped parameter system that the heat exchanger is divided into small parts in the direction of flow (divided cell model). In each part, the temperature of the heating fluid, heated fluid and heat transfer tube with fin are assumed to be uniform. Parameters involved in this model were estimated from experimental data of the step response characteristics of temperature. The linear model is obtained by linearizing this nonlinear model. It was confirmed that the dynamic behavior of temperature can be successfully expressed by both nonlinear and linear models. Both models are considered to be utilizable for process analysis and control system design of the air conditioning system under consideration. 1 ref., 13 figs., 2 tabs.

  8. Temperature control of a heat exchanger for the photosensitive materials coating and drying process; Kanko zairyo tofu kanso purosesu ni okeru kucho system no ondo seigyo

    Kido, K.; Sato, N.; Shimoji, M. [Konica Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan). Production Engineering Center; Nakanishi, E. [Kansai Univ., Suita, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    A feedforward/feedback control system was developed to maintain the temperature profile of air in an air conditioning system for photosensitive material coating and drying. The feedforward control was attained based on a heat exchanger dynamic model using the flow rate of hot water as the manipulated variable and the air temperature as the controlled variable, while feedback control was performed by means of optimum control theory based on a linearized heat exchanger dynamic model. To evaluate the performance of the control system developed in this study, simulation and experimental studies were carried out where a stepwise change of set values is performed in order to maintain uniform production quality for each product grade. It is shown that the control system under consideration successfully controls air temperature in an air conditioning system for photosensitive material coating and drying. 4 refs., 7 figs.

  9. Report on survey of promotion of activities implemented jointly in China in FY 1997; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho (Chugoku ni okeru kyodo jisshi katsudo no suishin chosa)



    Rapid economy growth has been observed in Asia including Japan. On the other hand, problems of population and environment grew even worse with the economic growth. Especially, China is the second CO2 emission country in the world. Large energy demand is still forecasted with its economic growth in the future. It is well-known that the energy consumption per unit GDP is very large. Therefore, it is very significant to promote the activities implemented jointly with China for mitigating the emission of greenhouse gases including CO2, which provides a significant meaning for solving global environmental issues as well as for improving regional environmental issues. It is necessary for the above to recognize the appropriate current situations and to promote the activities implemented jointly suitable for the country. Based on the discussions and information exchanges about environmental issues with staffs concerning environmental policies and scientists as well as the field surveys, methods for the activities implemented jointly were investigated to provide some proposals. 4 figs., 8 tabs.

  10. 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.

  11. Relationship between the electric resistivity and the rain fall in discontinuity zone of rock slope by the continuous measurement; Renzoku tokei ni yoru ganban shamen no furenzokutaibu ni okeru mikake hiteiko henka to kou tono kankei ni tsuite

    Kusumi, H.; Nishida, K. [Kansai University, Osaka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Nakamura, M. [Newjec Inc., Osaka (Japan)


    The relationship between change in resistivity and rainfall was studied by continuously measuring resistivities of fracture zone and stratum boundary along the measuring line of 95m long from the top to bottom of rock slope. The measurement field was located on a hill of 150-200m high at the northern part of Arima-Takatsuki tectonic line. Electrodes of 30m in maximum measuring depth were arranged at 289 points by dipole-dipole method. Resistivity was continuously measured at time intervals of 6 hours. Apparent resistivity was hardly affected by rainfall at points with less infiltration of stormwater from the ground surface, while it decreased by rainfall at points on fracture zone, stratum boundary or bleeding channel. The change rate of apparent resistivity could be approximated with the exponential function of rainfall. In such case, the apparent resistivity under most dried condition at the concerned point should be used as reference maximum apparent resistivity. The change rate of apparent resistivity due to rainfall in fracture zone reflects infiltration of stormwater, suggesting to be useful for disaster prevention of slopes. 5 refs., 6 figs.

  12. 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.

  13. Estimation of underground structures in the Osaka-Kobe area by array-network observations of microtremors; Bido no array kansoku ni yoru Osaka-Hyogo chiiki no chika kozo no suitei

    Okada, H.; Ishikawa, K.; Ling, S. [Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan); Sasabe, K. [Ministry of Construction, Tokyo (Japan)


    Microtremor observations have been carried out with an objective to estimate underground structures including the foundation depth in the Osaka-Kobe area which has been greatly damaged by the Hyogoken-nanbu earthquake in 1995. Different organizations have made seismic surveys and boring investigations in this area, by which elucidation has been made on the underground structures. The present observations are intended to identify S-wave velocity distribution in a wide area from the ground surface to the foundation, which is difficult to be verified by using conventional surveys and investigations. Methods to detect surface waves which are contained in microtremors include the frequency-wave number method (the F-K method) and the spatial autocorrelation method (the SPAC method). The SPAC method can estimate phase velocities of longer waves for the size of an array than with the F-K method, and is more advantageous in estimating ground structures at greater depths. S-wave velocity structure was estimated down to the foundation rocks existing in depths of about 0.5 to 2.0 km. For estimating the phase velocities in Raleigh waves, the SPAC method and the expanded spatial autocorrelation method were used. The underground structures thus derived showed a good agreement with the results of explorations using other methods. 8 figs., 1 tab.

  14. 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)

  15. Stress estimation around the survey wells in Hanshin-Awaji area by means of AE/DR and DSCA experiments; AE/DR ho to DSCA ho ni yoru Hanshin Awaji chiiki chosa kui shuhen no chikaku oryoku sokutei

    Ito, H.; Kuwahara, Y.; Nishizawa, O. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan); Yamamoto, K. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan). Faculty of Science; Sano, O. [Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Yokoyama, T.; Kudo, R. [OYO Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Xue, Z. [Kiso-Jiban Consultants Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    A total of 5 wells were excavated in the Hanshin-Awaji area (Ikeda, Takarazuka, Tarumi, Hirabayashi and Ikunami) to collect the core samples, which were analyzed by the AE/DR and DSCA methods to determine crustal stresses. For the AE/DR analysis, the core sample was cut in the vertical direction, and in the horizontal direction at intervals of 45{degree}. The sample of unknown orientation was provided with a datum line common for both methods, to compare the results by these methods. A load was applied to the sample, provided with an AE sensor and strain gauge on the sides, in the longitudinal direction. For the DSCA analysis, the core sample was cut into a cube having a side length of 33mm, with a pair of planes directed in parallel to the datum line. A total of 18 strain gauges, 10mm in gauge length, were attached to the cube. The AE/DR analysis gave the maximum and minimum principal stresses in the horizontal plane and stresses in the vertical direction, whereas the DSCA the maximum, intermediate and minimum principal stresses. 3 refs., 7 figs.

  16. Feasibility study for international collaboration on photovoltaic power generation and long-distance energy transmission technologies utilizing desert areas environment; Sabaku chiiki wo riyoshita taiyoko hatsuden chokyori yuso gijutsu ni kakawaru kokusai kyoryoku kanosei chosa



    A workshop was held at Tokyo in March, 1997 on the research and development and feasibility study for international collaboration on photovoltaic (PV) power generation and long-distance energy transmission technologies utilizing desert areas environment. Two speakers from the USA, one from Italy, and two from China were invited, and four speakers in Japan presented papers. A total of 48 persons participated. In the technical sessions, `World energy demand and PV system potential` by Prof. Kurokawa, `Long distance transmission of PV power` by Mr. A. Invenizzi, `Case studies of large scale PV systems distributed throughout desert areas of the world` by Mr. Hirasawa, `Linking renewable energy resources around the world` by Mr. P. Meisen, `Properties of large scale PV plant in the USA` by Mr. J. Benner, `Future prospect of PV electrification in China` by Mr. Kong Li, `Application of large-scale PV systems in deserts in China` by Mr. Isomura, and `Effects of large-scale PV power plant in a climatic desert areas` by Prof. Ihara were presented. 38 refs., 62 figs., 29 tabs.

  17. FY 1997 report on the research for construction of NEDO`s vision. Regional environment and international collaboration; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho (NEDO vision sakutei ni muketa chosa kenkyu). Chiiki kankyo to kokusai kyoryoku



    It is necessary for NEDO to transfer the energy technology to developing countries and conduct collaborations with them efficiently. First of all, environments of the community were analyzed from a viewpoint of natural environment, social and cultural environment, and industrial and economic environment. Then, this report outlines the organizations of domestic and international aid agencies which have potentials to conduct alliance and collaboration with NEDO, and also illustrates their activities including financing and technology exchange, regional activities, and progress of activities. Alliances and collaborations with NGOs of each international organization were analyzed on the aspect of the fields and know-how of alliance with NGOs, selection standards of NGOs and necessary systems and organizations to make effective alliance and collaboration with NGOs, and some case studies were taken. Organization, purposes and activities of NGOs in Asian countries are introduced, and their current situations are illustrated. Finally, some proposals were offered to make alliances and collaborations with aid agencies and NGOs. They are concerned about the fields and know-how of alliance with NGOs, selection standards of NGOs and necessary systems and organizations to make effective alliance and collaboration with NGOs. 44 figs., 8 tabs.

  18. Report of the results of the fiscal 1997 regional consortium R and D project. Regional consortium energy field / Study on a new production process of functional thin films suitable for recycling and its application to colored glasses (first fiscal year); 1997 nendo chiiki consortium kenkyu kaihatsu jigyo. Chiiki consortium energy bun`ya / recycle ni tekishita kinosei usumaku no shinki seizoho to chakushoku glass eno oyo ni kansuru kenkyu kaihatsu (daiichi nendo) seika hokokusho



    The paper described the fiscal 1997 result. Using organic pigment and dye, the basic composition of sol-gel colored coating liquid for glass bottles and sheets was selected to clarify characteristics of gel films. Moreover, chemical modification and optical sensitivity of metallic alkoxide were studied to obtain a trially produced colored glass bottle use coating liquid. As to sheet glass, strength of the gel film is low, which requires further improvement. In relation to optical sensitive gel films, the reaction of various metallic alkoxides and {beta}-diketones was discussed to clarify chemical reactivity with utltaviolet rays. Trial design was also conducted of the coating equipment. The paper examined by literature the present status of recycling systems of colored glass bottles and the technical development in European countries. The problem is a method to wash colored bottles for sterilization. To make colored films durable, it is necessary to form films by organic-inorganic hybrid thin films. Also discussed was a possibility of changing the washing method by administrative guidance. 27 refs., 62 figs., 42 tabs.

  19. Numerical method to calculate flow-induced vibration in turbulent flow. 3rd Report. Analysis of vortex-induced vibration in an array of elastically supported tubes; Ranryuba ni okeru ryutai kozotai rensei shindo kaiseki shuho no kaihatsu. 3. Kangun ni okeru uzu reiki shindo kaiseki

    Sadaoka, N.; Umegaki, K. [Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    A vortex-induced vibration of an array of elastically supported tubes is simulated in two-dimension by using a flow-induced vibration analysis program, which was developed in order to evaluate flow-induced vibration in various components such as heat exchangers. From a comparison of calculated results and experimental data, the following points are observed. (1) For the calculated results in a 5 {times} 5 square array, the flow pattern surrounding the first-row tubes is markedly different from that observed in the second-row or third-row tubes. This flow pattern is the same as that obtained from the experiment. (2) All tubes begin to oscillate due to unsteady fluid force and the oscillating mode is different for each row of tubes. These oscillation patterns show the same tendency in the experiments and it is concluded that the developed method can simulate vortex-induced vibration in an array of elastically supported tubes. 19 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  20. 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.

  1. Formation of flow interface of resin around spear implemented in hot-runner varied by heating densities; Hot runner ni okeru spear hatsunetsu mitsudo ni yoru jushi kyokaiso keisei

    Yokoyama, T. [Yamagata University, Yamagata (Japan). FAculty of Engineering; Sato, A. [Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Ito, C. [Seiki Corp., Yamagata (Japan); Yoshida, T. [Toppan Lebel, Tokyo (Japan)


    The SPEAR-SYSTEM, one of the Hot-Runner molding, is rational and economical thermal valve-gate system. A resin around the SPEAR which is heating object like a spear, sorts into the solidification-layer and flow-layer. The former takes important role of insulator, then prevents a resin leak at molding. Though location of the interface of solidification varies due to flow and thermal condition, quantitative treatment is not applied yet. Engineers have just depended on their experiences for thermal design as to Hot-Runner System. In this paper we have measured temperature field inside the Runner-bush and location of the interface, on the other hand established a numerical code and compared both values. As a result, we have confirmed agreements between the experiment and the numerical. Therefore we could forecast what happens in flow and temperature field around Spear under a variety of conditions. (author)

  2. 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.

  3. Effect of fluoride ion on the pitting corrosion of type 304 stainless steel in neutral NaCl solution. Chusei NaCl suiyoekichu ni okeru SUS 304 ko no koshoku ni oyobosu F[sup -] no eikyo

    Yamazaki, O. (Nippon Kinzoku Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan). Technical Research and Development Lab.)


    Anode polarization measurement is performed in mixed solution of NaCl and NaF using SUS 304 steel to investigate whether F[sup -] promotes or inhibits pitting corrosion. Pitting corrosion does not occur in the solution of NaF only, but passive state is broken above a certain critical potential, resulting in overall dissolution. When anode polarization measurement is made in a solution of fixed concentration NaCl added with NaF, pitting corrosion is inhibited at a certain critical concentration. F[sup -] has no effect on corrosion potential in the solution up to this critical concentration. Overall dissolution occurs in the solution with higher concentration than the critical concentration, the current value at that time agrees with that in the solution of NaF alone, and no effect of Cl[sup -] is shown. The concentration range where pitting corrosion occurs and that where overall dissolution occurs are divided by a straight line when they are expressed by logarithm of NaCl and NaF concentrations. The equation of the straight line which expresses this critical concentration is shown. 21 refs., 9 figs., 1 tab.

  4. Bubble motion in liquid nitrogen under a non-uniform electric field in a microgravity environment; Bisho juryoku kankyoka ni okeru ekitai chissochu kiho no denkai ni yoru undo

    Suda, Y.; Muto, K.; Sakai, Y. [Hokkaido Univ., Sapporo (Japan); Honma, N. [Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Inc., Sapporo (Japan)


    The motion of bubbles in liquid nitrogen (LN2) in a non-uniform electric field are observed in a microgravity environment just after release from the terrestrial gravity. The dynamic behavior of the bubbles is analyzed considering the electro-hydrodynamics and thermodynamics, and is explained consistently by a theory including these forces. The shrink of the bubbles in supercooled LN2 is discussed. 15 refs., 8 figs.

  5. Researches regarding a constructing problem of a PV system. Part 1. Conscious investigation by means of a questionnaire survey; Taiyoko hatsuden system ni okeru kenchikuteki shomondai no kenkyu. 1. Anketo chosa ni yoru ishiki chosa

    Nakajima, Y.; Yamazaki, R.; Kuroki, T. [Kogakuin University, Tokyo (Japan)


    The installation and introduction of photovoltaic power generation systems (PVS) in buildings are growingly expected in the construction field from now, coupled with the marketing of a solar cell module as a product for a construction material in the form of an external wall or a roof material for example. For this purpose, it is necessary at first to summarize problems that may arise at the time of or after the installation of PVS as a product. This paper examines an opinion poll, degree of recognition, current problems, etc., of PVS as a result of a questionnaire survey given to engineers and architects engaged in the actual construction business. The degree of recognition and interest was very high. Consultation or request for PVS installation was much more than predicted in numbers. Roughly 50% of the respondents reacted positively for the future installation request of PVS and, combined with the respondents who answered to look into the installation tentatively, not less than 90% were of a forward-looking opinion. The 85% of the respondents was not aware of the monitor business system for residential PVS. Further, the survey clearly brought out the importance of cost problems. 1 ref., 11 figs., 3 tabs.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. On the calculation of scattered fields by 3-D structure in the time-domain electromagnetic (TDEM) method; Jikan ryoiki denjiho ni okeru sanjigen kozo kara no sanranba no keisan ni tsuite

    Murakami, Y. [Geological Survey of Japan, Tsukuba (Japan); Saito, A.; Oya, T. [Mitsui Mineral Development Engineering Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    This paper describes the calculation method of 3-D underground structures in TDME method which measures only field components. Recently, FDTD method was developed as calculation method in time domain difference calculus, and the forward analysis accuracy of 3-D fields was rapidly improved. The survey results using a large-scale loop (600m{times}360m) were numerically analyzed by FDTD method. 16 measuring lines were prepared in both X and Y directions, and measuring points were prepared on intersection points of the measuring lines. Since signal current is staircase one, step and impulse responses of the ground were determined by calculating magnetic field and its time differentiation. The rectangular body (120m{times}120m{times}100m) of 0.2S/m in conductivity (5 ohm m in resistivity) was installed 160m under the ground as 3-D resistivity anomaly. The ground of 0.01S/m (100 ohm m) was assumed. Time variation in horizontal magnetic field vector plot of impulse responses of the uniform ground could be observed. The position of the resistivity anomaly could be also determined from spacial differentiation of magnetic field of grid pattern measuring points. 1 ref., 6 figs.

  9. Electromagnetic survey (TEM method) in Teradomari and examination of resistivity structure to be based on near surface information; Niigataken Teradomarimachi ni okeru denji tansa kekka (TEM ho) no doshitsu joho ni yoru kento

    Ishikawa, H.; Mitsuhata, Y.; Matsuo, K.; Tanaka, H. [Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Technology Research Center; Wada, K. [Mitsui Mineral Development Engineering Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    TEM method was applied to estimate soil structure from resistivity change of underground water saturated stratum featured by slow S wave and fast P wave over 1500m/s. Vertical magnetic field was measured by underlaying a transmission loop of 60m{times}60m around a measuring point in Teradomari, Niigata prefecture, and by installing a magnetic sensor at the measuring point. From comparison of a soil profile with the resistivity profile obtained by TEM data, the former well consisted with the latter. The surface low resistivity stratum corresponded to alluvium from comparison of it with soil and logging data. This alluvium base with fast P wave over 1500m/s satisfied the condition of optimum blasting depth because of a saturated stratum in the surface base. The resistivity structure was related to a saturated stratum. Sand bed was thick at the interface between alluvium low ground and hill area, and from the analytical result, the depth of sand bed showing high resistivity was more shallow than that of the alluvium base, pointing out necessary notice in interpretation. Resistivity survey is promising as simple method for optimum blasting depth. 4 refs., 6 figs., 1 tab.

  10. 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.

  11. Air cleaning in clean rooms. Super-cleaning of mini-environments by UV/photoelectron method; Clean room ni okeru kuki seijo. UV/hikari denshiho ni yoru kyokusho kukan no cho clean ka

    Fujii, T.; Suzuki, T. [Ebara Research Co. Ltd., Kanagawa (Japan); Sakamoto, K. [Saitama Univearsity, Saitama (Japan); Yokoyama, Ss.; Hirose, M. [Hiroshima University, Hiroshima (Japan)


    Prevention of wafer surface contamination is an important issue in semiconductor manufacturing as such contamination decreases LSI productivity. Although particulate contamination in work rooms is being reduced by newer cleanroom techniques, there are still sources of particulate contaminants, such as wafer delivering systems, wafer stockers, and load-lock chambers. Not only fine particles but also gaseous contaminants need to be controlled. The following introduces an outlook on various methods of removing such particle and gaseous contaminants. (author)

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Softening and hardening by. gamma. yields. epsilon. martensitic transformation during deformation in high Mn steels. Ko Mn tetsu gokin ni okeru. gamma. yields. epsilon. martensite hentai ni yoru nanka to koka

    Tomota, Y.; Ryufuku, S.; Piao, M. (Ibaraki University, Ibaraki (Japan). Faculty of Engineering)


    In high Mn steel, martensitic transformation of gamma to epsilon occurs under the ordinary pressure. Its application comprises utilization of its configuration memory properties and high work hardening characteristics. The present report studied, by using Fe-Mn type alloy, added with Si or Co, the influence of martensitic transformation of gamma to epsilon on the deformation behavior. Tensile test, 2mm/min in speed, being made on molten/cast alloy ingot, thermally treated as specified, epsilon was quantitatively analyzed by X-ray diffraction. The above test/analysis pointed out many notes in result and knowledge, as follows among others: The addition with Si or Co, lowering the Neel temperature, quantitatively increases the epsilon martensite, produced by the processing. The produced quantity of epsilon martensite in case of addition with Si is small, as compared with that in case of two-element Fe-Mn type alloy without addition and in case of addition with Co. All the tested alloys give the softening phenomenon by the martensitic transformation of gamma to epsilon. The pre-existing epsilon plate is a strong barrier for the further plastic flow, which accordingly accelerates the work hardening. 20 refs., 10 figs., 1 tab.

  15. Effects of applied stress and plastic strain on. gamma. r reversible. epsilon. martensitic transformation in high Mn alloy polyctystals. Ko Mn tetsu gokin takessho ni okeru. gamma. r reversible. epsilon. martensite hentai ni oyobosu gairyoku to hizumi no eikyo

    Tomota, Y.; Piao, M.; Hasunuma, T.; Kimura, Y. (Ibaraki Univ., Ibaraki (Japan))


    The influences of applied stress and plastic strain on a transformation austenite ({gamma}) to hcp martensite ({epsilon}) were studied on Fe-16wt%Mn, Fe-24wt%Mn, and Fe-24%Mn-6%Si alloy, and a transformation mechanism and a shape memory phenomenon were more deeply examined. As the quenching structure of three kinds of the alloys consists of two phases of {gamma} and {epsilon}, the specimens were cooled after heated above the A {sub f} temperature to keep {gamma} single phase, and then the tensile tests were carried out. Positive temperature dependence was found under the 0.2% proof stress due to stress-induced {gamma}{yields} {epsilon} transformation in each of Fe-Mn alloy and Fe-24%Mn-6%Si alloy. When {gamma} phase of Fe-24%Mn alloy stabilized due to cyclic transformation was stretched at room temperature, the yield stress was remarkably lowered by the stress-induced {gamma}{r arrow}{epsilon} transformation. When the specimens were stretched at 523K under stress which was larger than the yield strength and then cooled, the elongation along the applied stress direction due to martensitic tranformation was recognized. A shape recovery was remarkable in Si content alloys. 22 refs., 5 figs.

  16. Influence of low permeability zone in blast furnace hearth on temperature distribution in furnace bottom and on iron and slag tapping indices. Koro rosho ni okeru teitsuekisei ryoiki no rotei ondo bunpu oyobi shussensai ni oyobosu eikyo

    Sawa, Y.; Takeda, K.; Taguchi, S.; Matsumoto, T.; Watanabe, Y.; Kamano, H. (Kawasaki Steel Corp., Tokyo (Japan))


    The furnace bottom brick temperature which controls the brick erosion of blast furnace bottom and the heat transfer condition of blast furnace hearth relating directly to the tapping, are studied by laboratory experiments and plant data analysis using cylindrical furnace as experimental apparatus. The temperature of the blast furnace hearth is repeated by two conditions, high temperature period and low temperature period. It is found that a zone of low permeability against the molten iron and the slag flow has existed over a wide area when the temperature at furnace bottom is low. The reason for the formation of low permeability zone has not been cleared, however it has been formed from the crystallized kiss graphite from low temperature molten iron at furnace bottom, ashes left at the furnace bottom while quenching the coal, pulverized coal and unburnt char during injection of powder coal, and this has caused the choking of coke packed bed. The concept of low permeability zone has made possible to interpret the transition of bottom bricks temperature, differences in the metal tap hole and the correlation between the flow-out index of slag and the bottom brick temperature. 17 refs. 18 figs., 2 tabs.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. FY 1997 report of survey on the intellectual property in international collaboration research project; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho (kokusai kyodo kenkyu ni okeru chiteki zaisanken ni tsuite no chosa hokokusho)



    In promoting international collaboration research project, coordination of the patent system of each country which participants to the project belong to has broad implications in concluding the contract for the project. For example, in Japan, 100% of the patent belongs to the government for contrast or collaboration project with the government. While, in the USA, the patent developed by the private company belongs to the private company even for the contrast project. In Japan, the shared patent can not be transferred to the third party or implemented without agreement with the partner. While, in the USA, the shared patent can be transferred to the third party or implemented without agreement with the partner. Due to such a difference, some projects can not be established by ill coordination of intellectual property even when the meaning of the projects is well understood. In this survey, was investigated the outline of patent systems of major countries to study about what should well balanced treatment of intellectual property in international collaboration research project be in the future. 4 figs., 8 tabs.

  1. Estimation of shallow ground structure using short-period microtremors array observation. Results in Morioka area; Tanshuki bido no array kansoku ni yoru senbu chika kozo no suitei. Moriokashiiki ni okeru kekka

    Yamamoto, H.; Obuchi, T.; Saito, T.; Iwamoto, K. [Iwate University, Iwate (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Yoshida, Y. [OYO Corp., Tokyo (Japan)


    The velocity structure in the shallow ground structure was evaluated by observing microtremors of 1-10Hz in the Morioka City area. Plural wave sections free of vehicle noises or the like were selected out of the collected microtremor records, and the Fourier spectrum and coherence were calculated. Records sufficiently supporting the correlation between seismographs were chosen for the analysis. The phase velocity was calculated for each observation spot from plural array records by use of the F-K spectrum. The underground velocity structure was estimated by the inversion process using the matrix method. In this method, an early model was built on the basis of the observed phase velocity and the optimum underground velocity structure was determined by alternately performing two inversion processes: one for the case wherein the S-wave velocity is the sole parameter and the other for the case wherein the layer thickness is the sole parameter. As the result, a shallow underground velocity structure, which has good agreement with the available boring data in the Morioka City area, was successfully estimated, verifying the validity of this method. 4 refs., 7 figs.

  2. 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.

  3. 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)

  4. Study on the performances of handling and stability influenced by the differential terms in the state variables; Soansei ni okeru jotai hensunai no bibun yoso ga seino ni oyobosu eikyo no kento

    Sugasawa, F. [Tamagawa University, Tokyo (Japan); Mori, H. [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)


    The analysis method using the system matrix for state variables can not be applied to the analysis for the system has Complex Cornering Stiffness. The reason is there are differential terms in the state variables. It is found that the differential terms m the state variables can be changed to the constant terms in another state variables. 4 refs., 9 figs.

  5. Influence of fatigue frequency and hydrogen content on crack propagation in hydrogen embrittlement environment; Suiso zeika kankyoka ni okeru kiretsu denpa ni oyobosu hiro shuhasu to suisoryo no eikyo

    Yamaguchi, Y.; Nakakura, M.; Nonaka, H. [Osaka Gas Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan)


    In this paper, the influences of fatigue frequency and hydrogen content in material were investigated for the crack propagation at 0.5 stress ratio using a low alloy steel by cyclic stress in an overprotective environment. The six frequencies between 10 Hz and 0.05 Hz, and three hydrogen contents were used as the experimental conditions. Three stages divided by crack propagation behavior existed in the relationship between the stress intensity factor and the crack propagation rate. The lower the frequency was, the higher the crack propagation was at the higher stress intensity factor. The crack propagation rate was constant at Stage II. The relationship between crack propagation rate at the Stage II and frequency was expressed as (da/dn)II = 1.4 {times} 10{sup -7} {times} f{sup -0.763}. It was supposed that the cause of the Stage II was due to the lack of hydrogen to crack tip through diffusion. The hydrogen diffusion rate was of the order of 10{sup -7} m/s. The hydrogen content enhanced the crack propagation rate at 1 Hz. The Paris Law in hydrogen embrittlement environment at 1 Hz was expressed as a function of hydrogen content, which was da/dN=C({Delta}K){sup m} where C=1.72 {times} 10{sup -10} {times} (10{sup -5.6CH}), m=3.05+4.74CH, CH: Hydrogen content in material. 12 refs., 8 figs., 2 tabs.

  6. 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.

  7. Analysis of the mechanism of dynamic recrystallization in {gamma}-TiAl intermetallic compound based on texture; Shugo soshiki ni motozuku {gamma}-TiAl kinzokukankagobutsu ni okeru doteki saikessho kiko no kaiseki

    Fukutomi, H.; Osuga, Y.; Nomoto, A. [Yokohama National University, Yokohama (Japan). Faculty of Engineering


    Uniaxial compression tests were conducted on the Ti-52 mol% Al intermetallic compound at the temperatures and strain rates ranging from 1173 to 1473 K and 4.0{times}10{sup -5} to 5.0{times}10{sup -3}s{sup -1}, respectively. The mechanism of dynamic recrystallization of the compound was examined on the basis of texture analysis. A fiber texture was formed during dynamic recrystallization. The main component of the texture is given approximately by (032) (compression plane) irrespective of the deformation temperatures, strain rates and strains. The sharpness of the texture varies depending on strains and the peak stresses appearing in the ale stress-true strain curves. Thus the texture formation should be attributed to the deformation process; the recrystallization process has an effect of changing the texture sharpness. One to one correspondence exists between the texture sharpness and the peak stresses when the texture sharpness is evaluated at true strains about -1.7. When the peak stress is low, the texture sharpens monotonously with increasing strain, whereas the textures at high peak stresses stop developing at the strains more than -1.0. These results suggest that the dynamic recrystallization proceeds by the mechanism succeeding to the formation of the texture by crystal slip at low peak stress conditions and the mechanism at high peak stress disturbs the texture development. The existence of the two different mechanisms which have been proposed by microstructural observation, namely strain induced grain boundary migration and the nucleation and growth mechanism, are elucidated by the texture analysis. 19 refs., 11 figs., 1 tab.

  8. Fiscal 1997 survey report on the project on energy conservation by effectively using building energy in Indonesia; 1997 nendo chosa hokokusho (Indonesia ni okeru biru energy yuko riyo ni yoru sho energy ka project chosa)



    As an energy conservation method for a model building, the following eight methods were selected and trially calculated of the effects. 1) adoption of high efficient illumination apparatus, 2) introduction of an illuminance control system, 3) cooling water secondary pump with invertor, 4) ventilation control for parking lots, 5) heightening of the established temperature, 6) improvement of the 24-hour run chiller, 7) elevator with invertor, and 8) introduction of the photovoltaic power generation. As a result, it was found out that energy was totally reduced by about 3,837.4 MWh/yr or 25.6%. If viewed from the amount of reduction in greenhouse gas, the amount of CO2 emitted from office buildings, approximately 0.22 million t-C/yr, decreases to approximately 0.16 million t-C/yr. Further, approximately 0.93 million t-C/yr, the amount of CO2 emitted from commercial use facilities such as office buildings, department stores and hotels is reduced to about 0.69 million t-C/yr, thanks to the effect of the project on energy saving buildings, which made a CO2 reduction by approximately 0.24 million t-C/yr possible. Validity of the project on energy conservation in Indonesia was confirmed. 2 refs., 55 figs., 38 tabs.

  9. Quantum analysis in the transition process to excited state of an oxygen molecule induced by electron collisions; Denshi shototsu ni tomonau sanso bunshi ni okeru reiki jotai sen`i no ryoshironteki kaiseki

    Ishimaru, K. [Gifu National College of Technology, Gifu (Japan); Okazaki, K. [Tokyo Inst. of Technology, Tokyo (Japan)


    For understanding of fundamental chemical reactions under a highly non equilibrium condition which is quite often used in plasma processing, the relevant atomic and molecular processes must be clarified. In this study, an analysis of the transition process to the excited state of an oxygen molecule induced by electron collisions in the oxygen plasma has been carried out. First, the electron density distribution in an oxygen molecule has been calculated using the extended Huckel molecular orbital method. Then, the electron potential energy distribution in the transition process to the excited state has been estimated. The electron behavior has been calculated using the estimated unidimensional electron potential energy distribution and unsteady quantum mechanics. As a result, the transition process to the excited state of an oxygen molecule induced by electron collisions and its conditions have been clarified qualitatively. 9 refs., 9 figs.

  10. Effects of the ratio of the time when wind is sensed on the comfort in a natural-ventilated room in summer. Kaki tsufu kankyo ni okeru kiryu kanchi jikanritsu no kaitekisei hyoka ni oyobosu eikyo

    Umemiya, N. (Kyoto Univ., Kyoto (Japan)); Matsuura, K. (Setsunan Univ., Osaka (Japan))


    The number of winds sensed and the ratio of time sensing were introduced as sensory indexes and their relation with the comfort index in a natural ventilated room in summer was studied. A current of air is felt uncomfortable in an air conditioned room but it is felt especially comfortable in a natural-ventilated room in summer. A field investigation was made on the third floor of a building in Kyoto for 4 days in the beginning of September. The number of winds sensed in a certain time was counted and the ratio of time sensing to the certain time was measured. The wind sensed was reported dividing into 2 categories, i.e. 'wind sensing' and 'not sensing'. In this paper, the environment and temperature distribution in the room and the appropriateness of the wind sensing reports are discussed. Then the number of winds sensed and the ratio of time sensing are studied using the data obtained and it is concluded that they are effective as comfort indexes in a natural-ventilated room. 16 refs., 15 figs., 9 tabs.