Prof. Akira Sone

Prof. Akira Sone earned his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering at Tokyo Metropolitan University in 1981, 1983 and 1987, respectively, working there as a research associate from 1987 to 1989. He has been on the faculty of the mechanical and system engineering department at Kyoto Institute of Technology since 1989. He has been an associate professor and a professor there since 1991 and 1999, respectively. Sone’s research focus is seismic engineering and structural response control. (Bio last updated 2015-03-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)

Articles by Akira Sone

  • Fundamental Study of Detection of Plastic Gear Failure Signs (March/April 2015)
    This paper proposes a new method — using neural oscillators — for filtering out background vibration noise in meshing plastic gear pairs in the detection of signs of gear failure. In this paper these unnecessary frequency components are eliminated with a feed-forward control system in which the neural oscillator’s synchronization property works. Each neural oscillator is designed to tune the natural frequency to a particular one of the components.