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Strength of Structure, Mechanics of Materials, Biomimetics for Plants, Impact Engineering

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  • 2003.04.01 - , Department of Mechanical Science and Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Professor

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Kyoto University Faculty of Engineering  Graduated 1977.03
Kyoto University Graduate School, Division of Engineering  Completed 1980.03
The University of Reading Graduate School, Division of Engineering  Completed PhD 1987.07

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National Defense Academy 1980.04 - 1988.03
Muroran Institute of Technology, Mechanical Systems Engineering, Associate Professor 1988.04 - 2003.03
Department of Mechanical Science and Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University 2003.04 -

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  • Behaviour of structure and materials subjected to impact loading

    Mechanics of materials and materials-related

  • Biomimetics or Biomechanics for plant structure

    Mechanics of materials and materials-related

  • Mechanics of light structure
    Mechanics of materials and materials-related

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  • Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

  • The Society of Material Science, Japan

  • Aeronautical and Space Science Japan

  • The Japanese Society for Strength and Fracture of Materials

  • The Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity

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Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Hydrogen charging of Al-Mg-Si-based alloys by friction in water and its effect on tensile properties, Keitaro Horikawa, Takuya Matsubara and Hidetoshi Kobayashi, Materials Science and Engineering A,138199, 2019.08, Papers

  • Effects of source of hydrogen entry on hydrogen embrittlement sensitivity of Al-Zn-Mg base alloys with high amount of zinc, Keitaro HORIKAWA, Yuta HARIKI and Hidetoshi KOBAYASHI, J. JILM,68(11) 603-609, 2018.11, Papers(In Japanese)

  • An Attempt to Lengthen Duration of Elastic Waves Propagating in Connected Stepped Rods, Hidetoshi KOBAYASHI, Naoki NUMA, Kinya OGAWA, Keitaro HORIKAWA and Ken-ichi TANIGAKI, Journal of the Society of Materials Science Japan,第67巻,11号,pp.957-963, 2018.11, Papers(In Japanese)

  • Numerical Analysis and Experiment for Stress Wave Propagation in Two Connected Cylindrical Bodies with Different Cross-Sectional Area and Same Mechanical Impedance, Hidetoshi Kobayashi1, Yuya Seo, Kinya Ogawa, Keitaro Horikawa and Ken-ichi Tanigaki, EPJ Web of Conference,vol.183, 01033 DYMAT 2018, 2018.09, International Conference(Proceedings)

  • DEM/FEM simulation for impact response of binary granular target and projectile, Shinnosuke Takeda, Kinya Ogawa, Kenichi Tanigaki, Keitaro Horikawa, and Hidetoshi Kobayashi, The European Physical Journal, Special Topics (EPJ ST),Vol.227, pp.73-83, 2018.09, Papers

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  • Textbook, Strength of materials - learning from fundamentals, Masashi Daimaruya and Hidetoshi Kobayashi, Morikita Publishing co. Ltd., 2004.03

  • Special, Geometrical mathematics for Origami and its industrial application, taketosgi Nojima 6 Ichiro Hagiwara eds.,, KYORITSU SHUPPAN CO., LTD., ISBN, 978-4-320-01952-2, 2012.09

  • Special, The New Trends in Next Genration Biomimetic Materials Engineering : Learnig from Biodiversity, H. Kobayashi ( Share writing), Masatsugu Shimomura (Supervisor), Neo-biomimetics Forum (ed.), CMC Publisher, ISBN, 978-4-7813-0410-6, 2011.08

  • Special, Handbook for Engineering of Structure, Genki Yagawa et al., Maruzen Co., Ltd., 2004.03

  • Special, Plantmimetics, H. Kobayashi et. al. (M. Kai, H. Morikawa eds.), NTS co. Ltd., 2006.08

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  • Award of JSMS Committee on Impact(Outstanding Achievement Award), Hidetoshi Kobayashi, The Society of Material Science, Japan, 2011.03

  • Prize of the Japan Soc. Strgth. Frac. Mat., Masashi Daimaruya, Hidetoshi Kobayashi, The Japan Soc. Strgth. Frac. Mat., 1997.06

  • Light Metal Paper Prize, K. Horikawa, Y. Takeuchi, K. Yoshida & H. Kobayashi, The Japan Institute of Light Metals, 2006.11


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  • Academic society, The Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Chair of JSASS Committee on Materials, 2011.04 - 2013.03

  • Academic society, JSMS Committee on IMPACT, Chair of JSMS Committee on IMPACT, 2008.04 - 2010.03