JAPANESE VERSION
Dr. MORIMOTO, Yoshiharu
Professor Emeritus at Wakayama University

Moire Institute
Representative Director
2-1-4-804, Hagurazaki, Izumisano, Osaka 598-0046, JAPAN
Phone/Fax.+81-72-425-1844
http://www.moire.or.jp/

Communication address
930, Sakaedani, Wakayama 640-8510, JAPAN
Photomechanics Lab., Dept. of Opto-Mechatronics, Faculty of Systems Engineering, Wakayama University
Phone +81-73-457-8517, Fax.+81-73-457-8518
http://hamachi.sys.wakayama-u.ac.jp/eng/index.html


Current Academic Activity
  1. President of Japanese Society for Experimental Mechanics
  2. Councilor member of Kansai Branch of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering
  3. Chairman of Asian Committee for Experimental Mechanics
  4. International Advisory Board of Experimental Mechanics, Society for Experimental Mechanics
  5. Contact Person of TWA26 of the Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS)
Research Interests Optical methods and image processing for shape, deformation, stress and strain measurement.
  1. Real-time and accurate shape measurement methods by grating projection method
  2. Multi-dimensional deformation analysis
  3. Phase-shifting digital holography
  4. Internal defect detection by stress wave analysis using ultra-high-speed camera

PROFILE

Date of Birth February 11, 1944
Curriculum Vitae (Past activity)
Education
  1. B.E. Dept. of Mechanical Engg., Faculty of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 1966
  2. M.E. Dept. of Mechanical Engg., Faculty of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 1968
  3. Ph.D. Dept. of Mechanical Engg., Faculty of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 1981
Occupation
  1. Researcher, Technical Research Center, Komatsu MFG Ltd., 1968
  2. Research Asso., Dept. of Mech. Engg., Faculty of Engg. Science, Osaka University, 1974
  3. Assi. Professor, Dept. of Mech. Engg., Faculty of Engg. Science, Osaka University, 1981
  4. Associate Professor, Dept. of Mech. Engg., Faculty of Engg. Science, Osaka University, 1985
  5. Visiting Professor, Engg. Science & Mechanics Dept., College of Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1989 (10 months)
  6. Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engg., Faculty of Economics, Wakayama University, 1993
  7. Professor (concurrently), Dept. of Mech. Engg., Faculty of Engg. Science, Osaka University, 1993 (one year)
  8. Professor, Dept of Opto-Mechatronics, Faculty of Systems Engg., Wakayama University
  9. Director of Student Center for Independent Research in the Sciences, Wakayama University, 2001
Academic Activity
  1. Chairman of Technical Section on Advanced Technology in Experimental Mechanics, JSME-MMD.
  2. Executive Board Member of Japan Society for Experimental Mechanics.
  3. Technical Associate Editor of Experimental Mechanics, SEM.
  4. Editorial Board of Optics and Lasers in Engineering.
Awards
  1. Best Paper Award of the year, Japanese Society for Non-Destructive Inspection, 1989
  2. JSME Medal (Best paper award of the year), Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1991
  3. Best Paper Award of the year, Japan Society for Photoelasticity, 1996
  4. Special Award in Centennial Anniversary of JSME, 1998
  5. Best Paper Award of the year, Japanese Society for Non-Destructive Inspection, 2003
  6. Academic Achievement Award from JSME Materials & Mechanics Division, 2003
Organizer Chairman of International Conference on Advanced Technology in Experimental Mechanics held in Wakayama in 1997. (ATEM97)
Research Activity
  1. Scanning moire method, phase-shifting scanning moire method, phase-shifting method using convolution to measure deformation
  2. Frequency or phase analysis methods using orthogonal transformation such as Fourier transform, wavelet transform and Gabor transform
  3. Development of high-speed video camera and strain rate distribution analysis
  4. Integrated phase-shifting method to measure shape and deformation in real-time
  5. High-speed shape measurement method using digital micro-mirror device (DMD)
  6. High-speed and accurate shape measurement by grating projection method using linear image sensor
  7. Shape measurement by frequency modulated grating projection
  8. Real-time analysis method to measure two-directional stress and strain distributions by photoelasticity and moire interferometry
  9. Shape measurement using Fourier transform phase-shifting method and multi-reference planes
  10. Deformation measurement by phase-shifting digital holography
Publications: More than 15 books
  1. Morimoto et. al., Handbook of Image Processing on Personal Computer (in Japanese), Kyoritsu Shuppan, 1988
  2. Morimoto, Chap. 21 Digital Image Processing, A.S. Kobayashi, Handbook on Experimental Mechanics, 2nd Edition, Society for Experimental Mechanics, VCH Publishers, 1993D
Papers: More than 130 papers
  1. Yoshiharu Morimoto, Harold E. Gascoigne and Daniel Post: Carrier Pattern Analysis of Moire Interferometry using Fourier Transform Moire Method, Optical Eng., 33-8, p2646-2653, 1994
  2. Yoshiharu Morimoto and Motofumi Fujisawa: Fringe-Pattern Analysis by Phase-Shifting Method using Extraction of Characteristic, Exper. Tech., 20-4, p25-29, 1996.

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