Arata Masuda, professor of mechanical engineering at Kyoto Institute of Technology, received his Ph.D degree in mechanical engineering there in 1999, and his BS from Kyoto University in 1990. His research has been in the area of smart structural systems and structural intelligence, including structural health monitoring, machine condition monitoring, vibration energy harvesting, vibration control and human motion monitoring and assistance. (Bio last updated 2015-03-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)
Articles by Arata Masuda
- Fundamental Study of Detection of Plastic Gear Failure Signs (March/April 2015)
This paper proposes a new method â€” using neural oscillators â€” 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 oscillatorâ€™s synchronization property works. Each neural oscillator is designed to tune the natural frequency to a particular one of the components.