Machine Dynamicsl Laboratory

<<Professor ( Vice-President of NDA )>>  Keiji Watanabe

Keiji Watanabe

Name: 
Keiji Watanabe
Title: 
Professor ( Vice-President of NDA ) 
Laboratory: 
Machine Dynamics Laboratory  
E-mail: 
Keiji Watanabe
Website: 
Current Teaching: 

Dynamics of Machinery I, Automotive Engineering, Off-road Vehicle Engineering I

Research Interests: 

Off-road vehicle dynamics

Current Research: 

A Spatial Motion Analysis of Tracked Vehicles on Soft Ground
Development of New Off-road Vehicles
Vibration and Control of Axially Moving Belt System
Turning Characteristics of Multi-axle Vehicles

Future Research: 

Improvement of Steering Characteristics of Tracked Vehicles
Traveling Characteristics of Electric Multi-axle Vehicles
Resistance of Snow Sledge

Keywords: 

Tracked vehicle, Off-road , Multi-axle vehicle

Topics: 

The Off-road vehicles, such as amphibian vehicles, construction machines, snow vehicles and military vehicles have been widely used on sandy area, damp terrain and snow ground. The running gears of the tracked vehicles are improved with recent technical progress, and the accurate analysis and the evaluation of the mobility of the tracked vehicles on the off-road are necessary.

Publications: 

1. Design Engineering of Tracks (The Japanese Society for Terramechanics, 2000)
2. Vibration and Control of Axially Moving Crawler Used for Tracked Vehicles(JSME,45,1,2002)
3. A Spatial Motion Analysis Model of Tracked Vehicles with Torsion Bar Type Suspension(Journal of Terramechanics, 41,2-3, 2004)
4. Turning Characteristics of Multi-axle Vehicles (Journal of Terramechnics, 44 2007)

Education: 

Bachelor of Science, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, National Defense Academy
Postgraduate Course on Loand Vehicle, National Defense Academy

Doctorate: 
Dr. of Engineering  
Experience:

April, 1982: Research Associate, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, NDA
Oct., 1991:Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, NDA
Oct. 1997: Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, NDA
April, 2014: Vice-President of NDA

Membership: 

JSME, JSAE, JSAM, ISTVS

Awards: 

Defense Tecnology Paper Award (Defense Tecnology Fundation, 1995)
Defense Tecnology Paper Award (Defense Tecnology Fundation, 1999)
Best Session Paper Award (ISTVS, 1999)
Best Session Paper Award (ISTVS, 2002)
Best Conference Paper Award (ISTVS, 2002)
Best Session Paper Award (ISTVS, 2005)