Advanced Topics for Marine Technolog and Logistics

Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Faculty of Marine Engineering presents the series of lectures of the advanced topics in the various field related the "Maritime Systems Engineering", "Marine Electronics and Mechanical Engineering" and "Logistics and Information Engineering". This course aims to explain advanced technology and tools of Marine Engineering, Logistics, Information Technology and Maritime Education which are applied for present operation and management of marine industries. Students can also review fundamental knowledge through the course.

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#01Dec 24, 2014[Finished]
"Photocatalysis, a novel approach for the environment-related technology"
Division of Marine Technology
Department of Marine Electronics and Mechanical Engineering
Keywords: photocatalysis, semiconductor, titanium dioxide, solar energy, environment-related technology
Abstract: Since the first observation by profs Honda and Fujishima in late 60s, and especially after their paper appeared in "Nature" journal in 1972, the photo-assisted water decomposition using TiO2 electrode has been attracted a world-wide attention in terms of solar energy conversion. However the efficiency of the energy conversion by this photoelectrochemical method has been rather low for the large scale hydrogen production. On the other hand, the photocatalysis utilizing semiconductor materials, based on the same mechanism as photoelectrochemistry, has been considered much promising. Photocatalysis is the reaction occuring with the dispersed systems of semiconductor powders or colloidal particles, and with semiconductor thin films under illumination. And the reaction can be used as a variety of application for environmental technology, such as stain removal from building walls and windows as self-cleaning, air purification, waste-water treatment, bacteria elimination, sterilization of hospital floor, and more application with the hydrophilicity induced by the photocatalysis. This lecture gives a basic understanding of the photocatalysis of semiconductor materials and overviews its useful environmental applications.
#02Dec 25, 2014[Finished]
"Visual psychophysics: its basic and application researches"
Division of Marine Technology
Department of Logistics and Information Engineering
Keywords: vision, psychophysics, stereoscopic depth perception, visual attention, ship navigation
Abstract: This lesson consists of three parts. First, I will give a brief description of psychophysics, after which I will explain the details of basic and applied psychophysical research. Psychophysics is °∆a sub-discipline of psychology dealing with the relationship between physical stimuli and their subjective correlates, or percepts' (Kingdom, 2010). Using psychophysics methods, we can infer the basic mechanisms that govern processing of stimuli and act as mediators for percepts. Furthermore, we can apply psychophysics for practical use, such as to improve systems or devices to make them easier, safer, and more comfortable for people to use. After explaining psychophysics, I introduce two examples of psychophysical research conducted in my laboratory: basic research, including stereoscopic three-dimensional depth (s3D) perception: and applied research, including visual attention during ship navigation. During the lecture, I will also show several demonstrations of °∆visual illusions' to illustrate concepts within psychophysics.
#03Jan 20, 2015[Finished]
"Application of the naval architecture for prevention of tsunami disaster"
Kiyokazu MINAMI
Division of Marine Technology
Department of Maritime Systems Engineering
Keywords: Naval Architecture, Ship Technology, Tsunami disaster, Disaster Prevention, Tsunami Shelter
Abstract: This class explains for the study of tsunami disaster prevention applicate by the technology of naval architecture and ocean engineering. 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku that occurred on March 11th was triggered big and powerful tsunami that reached in the wide area of east coast of Japan. Approximate 16,000 deaths and 2600 people missing happed by this tsunami. The principle of evacuation from the tsunami is °»Refuge to the place of high altitudes", but areas that could not evacuate to the safe place where was more than the running up wave height of the tsunami at the normal walking speed in islands region and a coastal area existed. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to create next generation evacuate the facility, which is capable of accommodating at least 1500 people to evacuate and storing the supplies for the disaster. In this class, it describes the proposal of Floating Large size Tsunami Shelter (FLTS) that is refuge of People Requiring Assistance during a Disaster when a huge tsunami strikes.
#04Jan 22, 2015[Finished]
"Basic Shipboard Knowledge"
Kazuki INOUE
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
Keywords: Education and Training, Seamanship Techniques
Abstract: This syllabus provides basic knowledge of shipboard situation and navigational functions. Trainees will be able to carry out primitive navigational functions and to have basic knowledge of ships to understand limitations of maneuverability or the need for special treatment caused by malfunction of shipboard design matters, certain shipboard systems and some circumstances external to a ship which might influence its behavior. This lecture provides knowledge of port operations as well as other services provided to shipping by port, harbors and offshore installations. The trainees will also have a sufficient understanding of ships and their systems to enable them to appreciate situations on board. The lecture will also enable trainees to have knowledge of port operations and the ability to coordinate information relating to other services provided by port and harbor authorities including offshore installations.
#05Jan 27, 2015[Finished]
"Ship Weather Routing and Navigation Support System"
Division of Marine Technology
Department of Maritime Systems Engineering
Keywords: Weather Routing, Optimum Route, Weather Forecast Data, Ship's Performance, Navigation Support
Abstract: In recent years, shipping industry is making effort to realize safe, economical and environmentally friendly navigation. There are many kinds of various approaches from hardware side and software side. Weather Routing (WR) is paid the attention as the one on the approach from software side. WR is the technic predicting accurate weather data as possible, estimating ship's performance at actual sea, optimizing ship route and offering that information to navigating ship. Also, the information communication environment between ship and land is getting better, and we are able to efficient support for ship at sea from land. WR is one of the navigation support method, too. In this lecture, I introduce the basic theory on WR as the application of the navigation support method.
#06Jan 29, 2015[Finished]
"The effect of cross-border alliance in shipping and airline industries on performance and competition"
Nobuaki ENDO
Division of Marine Technology
Department of Logistics and Information Engineering
Keywords: global alliance, industrial organization theory, network, learning, scale economies
Abstract: This lecture examines the formation and development of cross-border alliance in shipping/airline companies. It also analyzes its impact on performance of such companies and competition among them from the viewpoints of various economic theories. The lecture is divided into the four parts. First, it reviews the changes in cooperative arrangements and regulatory framework in shipping and airline industries and highlights the difference of such framework between the two industries. Then, it uncovers details of the contents of cross-border alliance and examines its effects, such as learning management know-how, reducing transaction costs, and free-riding issues from the viewpoints of International Business Studies (IB). Next, it focuses on cooperation in network strategy and formation of efficient international network, such as hub and spoke network and pendulum network, and examines its effect on cost structure. Finally, the lecture analyzes the impact of formation and development of cross-border alliance on competition in shipping and airline industries by employing Panzar-Rosse H statistics and conjectural variations based upon Industrial Organization Theory (IO).
#07Feb 04, 2015[Finished]
"Boiling heat transfer enhancement and corrosion protection by radiation induced surface activation"
Tatsuya HAZUKU
Associate Professor
Division of Marine Technology
Department of Marine Electronics and Mechanical Engineering
Keywords: Boiling heat transfer, Corrosion protection, Radiation, Catalyzing phenomenon
Abstract: This lecture introduces the radiation-induced surface activation (RISA) phenomenon, which was first studied by our research group. The RISA causes cathodic and anodic reactions by surface irradiation of oxidized metal with radioactive rays. This reaction activates the surface using metal oxides irradiated by gamma-rays, in the same manner as an ultraviolet (UV) light catalyzing phenomenon. Use of the electrical and chemical reactions caused by RISA is expected to offer many applications. In this lecture, the major applications of RISA, including boiling heat transfer enhancement and corrosion protection in the fields of nuclear engineering and marine engineering will be briefly introduced.