Structural optimization, Conceptual deisgn support, Creativity support

[Associate Professor] Masakazu Kobayashi

Basic Information

Masakazu Kobayashi

Degree

Doctor of Engineering

Laboratory Name

Design Engineering Laboratory

Research Fields

Structural optimization, Conceptual deisgn support, Creativity support

Website

http://www.toyota-ti.ac.jp/Lab/Kikai/5k40/index_english.html

E-mail Address

Academic Background

Department of Precision Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

Work History

2006- Associate professor, Toyota Technological Institute
2005 Research Associate, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University

Membership of Academic Societies

Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Japan Society for Pecision Engineering
2009- Affiliate, Japan Society for Pecision Engineering

Research Themes

Optimal design of a flow control valve based on a thermal actuated compliant mechanism
Optimal design of a vehicle suspension based on a compliant mechanism
Conceptual design CAD based on the cooperation between functional and shape designs
Conceptual design optimization considering product lifecycle
Support of designers' creativity under collaboration environment

Original Papers

[Academic Year]2012
[Articles]Optimal Design Method for a Vehicle Suspension Using a Compliant Mechanism Considering Static and Dynamic Characteristics
[Author]Masakazu Kobayashi, Suguru Omoto, Masatake Higashi
[Date of Issue]2012/6/19
[journal]The Seventh China-Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Optimization of Structural and Mechanical Systems


[Academic Year]2011
[Articles]Using constraint-satisfaction to optimise disassembly sequences generated from AND/OR information
[Author]Rorie Edmunds, Masakazu Kobayashi, Masatake Higashi
[Date of Issue]2012/1
[journal]International Journal of Production Research


[Academic Year]2010
[Articles]Integrated Optimization of Functional Structure and Components Layout for Supporting Conceptual Design
[Author]Masakazu Kobayashi, Yuya Suzuki, Masatake Higashi
[Date of Issue]2010/8
[journal]Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering, Vil.76, No.8


[Academic Year]2010
[Articles]Collaboration Support Method Based on Analyzing Individual Differences in Designers' Idea Evaluation
[Author]Masakazu Kobayashi, Takuya Kawakami, Masatake Higashi
[Date of Issue]2010/4
[journal]Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Series C, Vol.76, No.764


[Academic Year]2009
[Articles]An Innovative Design Method for Compliant Mechanisms Combining Structural Optimizations and Designer Creativity
[Author]Masakazu Kobayashi, Shinji Nishiwaki, Kazuhiro Izui, Masataka Yoshimura
[Date of Issue]2009/3
[journal]Journal of Engineering Design, Vol.20, Issue 2

Conference Presentations

[Academic Year]2011
[Academic Society]2012 JSPE Spring Meeting
[Speakers]Masakazu Kobayashi, Masatake Higashi
[Date of Presentation]2012/3/14


[Academic Year]2011
[Academic Society]21th Conference of JSME Design and Systems Division
[Speakers]Masakazu Kobayashi, Masatake Higashi
[Date of Presentation]2011/10/22


[Academic Year]2011
[Academic Society]2011 Asian Conference on Design and Digital Engineering
[Speakers]Masakazu Kobayashi, Masatake Higashi
[Date of Presentation]2011/8/28


[Academic Year]2009
[Academic Society]Design Engineering Workshop 2009
[Speakers]Masakazu Kobayashi, Masatake Higashi
[Date of Presentation]2009/6/27


[Academic Year]2007
[Academic Society]The First International Symposium on Compliant Mechanisms
[Speakers]Masakazu Kobayashi
[Date of Presentation]2007/12/17

Awards

[Academic Year]2012
[prize]The 7th China-Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Optimization of Structural and Mechanical Systems, Young Resercher's Award
[Prize Winner]Masakazu, Kobayashi
[Award-Winning Date]2012/6/20


[Academic Year]2011
[prize]2012 JSPE Spring Meeting, Best Presentation Award
[Prize Winner]Masakazu Kobayashi, Masatake Higashi
[Award-Winning Date]2012/3/16


[Academic Year]2010
[prize]International Conference on Social Robotics, Best Paper 2010
[Prize Winner]Isao Fujimoto, Tohru Matsumoto, P. Ravindra S. De Silva, Masakazu Kobayashi, and Masatake Higashi
[Award-Winning Date]2010/11/24


[Academic Year]2010
[prize]The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design and Systems Division, 2010 Certificate of Merit for Excellent Early Career Development
[Prize Winner]Masakazu Kobayashi
[Award-Winning Date]2010/10/28


[Academic Year]2009
[prize]Journal of Engineering Design, Best Paper Award 2009
[Prize Winner]Masakazu Kobayashi, Shinji Nishiwaki, Kazuhiro Izui, Masataka Yoshimura

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