A PhD candidate student in design engineering at Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Junichi Hongu began research in 2010 on application of neural oscillators for vibration control at KITâ€™s Precision Manufacturing Laboratory. He subsequently in 2013 became a member of the project team researching gear failure by vibration analysis. (Bio last updated 2015-03-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)
Articles by Junichi Hongu
- 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.