Abstract: An aircraft configured to drop an object includes a body, a cavity defined in the body and opening on a bottom face of the body, and a gas supply part configured to blow gas from vertically above to a blowing position on the object which is detachably mounted in the cavity. The blowing position is a position on a side closer to a nose of the aircraft with respect to a center of gravity of the object.
Abstract: A steam turbine exhaust chamber defining therein an exhaust passage through which steam having passed through a last-stage blade of a steam turbine is introduced to a condenser includes: a casing including an outer peripheral wall portion formed on an outer peripheral side of the exhaust passage; a bearing cone disposed on a radially inner side of the outer peripheral wall portion; and at least one bypass passage carrying a part of steam flowing through the exhaust passage from a high-pressure portion of the exhaust passage to a low-pressure portion of the exhaust passage or to the condenser, The at least one bypass passage includes a high-pressure-side opening formed in the bearing cone and a low-pressure-side opening facing steam having a lower pressure than steam facing the high-pressure-side opening.
Abstract: An injector includes: an upstream support plate into which a fuel gas is to be introduced and which has a shape of a tapered cylinder with a diameter which enlarges; a downstream support plate that defines a plenum at an inner side along with the upstream support plate; and premixing tubes, each of which is supported by the upstream support plate and the downstream support plate and is configured to introduce air. The premixing tubes are disposed in circular rows at equal intervals in a circumferential direction, and portions of the premixing tubes which are located in the plenum include fuel introducing holes.
Abstract: A radial inflow turbine includes a turbine wheel having a blade, in which a hub-side end of a leading edge of the blade is located radially inward relative to a shroud-side end of the leading edge, and a housing having a scroll part and a bend part deflecting a flow of a working fluid flowing radially inward from the scroll part, along an axial direction. The turbine wheel has at least one through hole bypassing the blade.
Abstract: A pit gate includes a gate body which is inserted between a pool portion storing water and a canal portion connected to the pool portion and is configured to change a flow state of the water, and a seal portion (6) which is accommodated in a groove-shaped accommodation recess formed in the gate body and seals between the pool portion and the gate body. The seal portion (6) includes a low-rigidity portion (10) which is relatively easily deformed by a load according to a water pressure from the pool portion side, and a high-rigidity portion (11) which is provided on the pool portion side of the low-rigidity portion and is not easily deformed relatively by the load.
Abstract: Provided is a drill that can drill with good accuracy without over-processing during deburring. The drill includes: a drill main body that is rotated around a central axis; a main cutting edge provided at a leading end of the drill main body; and a deburring cutting edge that is provided on a base end side of the drill main body, adjacent to the main cutting edge, and performs deburring. The deburring cutting edge is similar in diameter to the main cutting edge and has an angle (?) smaller than an angle (?) formed by the main cutting edge relative to the central axis.
Abstract: A variable nozzle device includes: a first plate-shaped member having a first plate portion having an annular shape and being fixed to a bearing housing; a second plate-shaped member having a second plate portion which has an annular shape and which defines a nozzle flow passage between the first plate portion and the second plate portion, the second plate portion having a surface disposed so as to face the first plate portion and another surface disposed so as to face at least partially a scroll flow passage formed inside a turbine housing; at least one nozzle support having, with respect to an axial direction of the nozzle support, an end coupled to the first plate portion and another end coupled to the second plate portion; at least one nozzle vane rotatably supported between the first plate portion and the second plate portion; and a variable nozzle mechanism configured to change a vane angle of the at least one nozzle vane.
March 16, 2017
Date of Patent:
May 25, 2021
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINE & TURBOCHARGER, LTD.
Abstract: A floating structure installation system includes, on a body capable of traveling on water, a first cradle including a first holding part capable of holding a first portion having a submersible section to be located under the water surface during installation, and a second cradle including a second holding part capable of holding a second portion connectable to the first portion. At least one of the first cradle or the second cradle is movable on the body to connect the first portion held by the first holding part and the second portion held by the second holding part. The first holding part includes a first lifting unit for lifting and lowering the first portion.
Abstract: A vortex generator for a wind turbine blade to be mounted to a wind turbine blade includes: a platform portion to be mounted to a surface of the wind turbine blade; and at least one fin disposed upright on the platform portion. The platform portion has a cross section having a curved convex shape, at least along a blade spanwise direction of the wind turbine blade.
Abstract: A method for producing an aluminum alloy member includes an extrusion step for subjecting an aluminum (Al) alloy which contains from 1.6% by mass to 2.6% by mass (inclusive) of magnesium (Mg), from 6.0% by mass to 7.0% by mass (inclusive) of zinc (Zn), 0.5% by mass or less of copper (Cu), from 0.01% by mass to 0.05% by mass (inclusive) of titanium (Ti) with the balance made up of aluminum (Al) and unavoidable impurities to hot extrusion. The method further includes a cooling step for cooling the aluminum alloy after the extrusion. The method further includes a strain processing step for introducing strain that miniaturizes precipitates precipitated in the crystal grains of the aluminum alloy after the cooling. The method further includes an aging step for aging the aluminum alloy by heating.
October 13, 2015
Date of Patent:
May 25, 2021
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
Akiko Inoue, Takayuki Takahashi, Hiroaki Sato
Abstract: A co-rotating scroll compressor includes a driving-side scroll member (7), a driven-side scroll member (9), a pin ring mechanism (15), a driving-side bearing (11) that rotatably supports the driving-side scroll member (7), and a driven-side bearing (13) that rotatably supports the driven-side scroll member (9). A center of gravity of at least one of the driving shaft (6), the driving-side scroll member (7), and the driven-side scroll member (9) is shifted from rotation centers (CL1, CL2) by a predetermined distance. The predetermined distance is set so that a total bearing load obtained by centrifugal force and fluid compression that is 5% of a dynamic load rating of the driving-side bearing (11) and the driven-side bearing (13) or more is generated.
Abstract: A motor pump includes a shaft rotatable around an axis, a driving section including a rotor core integrally fixed to an outer circumference of the shaft and a stator surrounding an outer circumference of the rotor core, a compression section configured to compress a working fluid, a casing surrounding the shaft, the driving section, and the compression section, a partition radially partitioning an inside of the casing into a first space in which the stator is disposed and a second space in which the rotor core is disposed, a first connection path connecting the first space to a first portion of the compression section, and a second connection path connecting the second space to a second portion of the compression section in which a pressure of the working fluid is higher than that of the first portion.
Abstract: An underwater acoustic deception system deceives a sensor installed on a threat existing in or on water by acoustic effect in order to protect ships from the threat. The underwater acoustic deception system is provided with a control device, a laser oscillator and emission optical system. The control device determines a focusing position to focus a laser beam (50) in water in order to generate bubbles (70) at a desired position with a desired scale and emission parameters of the laser beam (50). The laser oscillator generates the laser beam (50) configured to focus in water and generate bubbles. The emission optical system emits the generated laser beam (50) to the focusing position. The underwater acoustic deception system deceives an arbitrary sensor existing in the water by acoustic effect of the bubbles (70) on the surroundings.
Abstract: A supporting force inspection device for inspecting a supporting force of a vibration suppression member interposed between bend portions of a plurality of heat transfer tubes of a steam generator includes: an acceleration sensor for detecting a vibration state of the bend portion; a sensor holding part disposed inside the heat transfer tube and configured to hold the acceleration sensor; and a vibration force generation part configured to generate a vibration force for vibrating the heat transfer tube along a plane in which a curvature circle of the bend portion exists. The vibration force generation part is configured to cooperate with the sensor holding part and vibrate the heat transfer tube along the plane in which the curvature circle exists.
Abstract: Provided is a workpiece retention device that retains a frame which includes a workpiece main body and a lip flange and a base flange that are provided to the workpiece main body, wherein: the workpiece retention device comprises a plurality of grippers that are aligned in the lengthwise direction of the frame, and a horizontal movement mechanism and a vertical movement mechanism that move the plurality of grippers; the gripper each include: a lower block, a workpiece support pin that is provided to the lower block and that supports the frame, an upper block that can move toward the base flange of the supported frame, a block movement mechanism that moves the upper block; and a suction mechanism that is provided to the upper block and that suctions the workpiece main body on the base flange side.
Abstract: A laser radar device includes: a light-transmission-side lens that shapes a laser beam emitted from a laser light source into a line shape extending along a horizontal direction; a scanner that projects the line-shaped laser beam while scanning the same in a vertical direction of a measurement-target area; a light-reception-side lens that receives reflected light reflected from the measurement-target area; a light reception line sensor including a plurality of light reception cells lined up along the horizontal direction; a light-reception-side optical system that gathers the reflected light received by the light-reception-side lens toward the light reception line sensor, and in which the light-gathering ratio in the vertical direction is set so as to be greater than the light-gathering ratio in the horizontal direction; and an information generation unit that generates three-dimensional information of the measurement-target area based on a reception signal outputted by the light reception line sensor.
Abstract: Provided is a method for decomposing a plastic composite with which it is possible to sufficiently decompose the matrix resins of the plastic composite in a short time even when the heating temperature of the plastic composite is low. In this method for decomposing a plastic composite, the plastic composite is brought into contact with an inorganic oxide catalyst having a band gap of 4 eV or less in a reactor, and the atmospheric temperature in the reactor is set at 380 to 530° C. in the presence of oxygen, and the surface temperature of the plastic composite is 480 to 650° C., which is at least 50° C. higher than the atmospheric temperature.
Abstract: A water-flow power generating apparatus for generating electricity by a force of a water flow in water includes a main body including one rotor configured to rotate by a force received by blades from a water flow, a generator generating electricity by a rotation force of the rotor, and a pod accommodating the generator; a mooring cable for mooring the main body to a bottom of water; and a connecting mechanism for connecting the mooring cable to the pod. The mooring cable and the pod are relatively movable along a vertical plane orthogonal to a center axis of the rotor. A center of buoyancy of the apparatus main body is on a vertical upper side with respect to a center of gravity of the apparatus main body.
Abstract: A variable nozzle mechanism in which a nozzle mount has a first surface which has a minimum clearance in a direction of an axis with respect to a lever side facing surface in an opposing region facing the lever side facing surface in the direction of the axis, and a second surface which is disposed adjacent to the first surface in a circumferential direction of the nozzle mount and has a clearance in the direction of the axis with respect to the lever side facing surface larger than the clearance in the direction of the axis between the first surface and the lever side facing surface.
November 27, 2018
Date of Patent:
May 4, 2021
MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
Yuya Nakahara, Tatsuya Ishizaki, Noriyuki Hayashi, Toyotaka Yoshida
Abstract: A composite structure includes a stepped portion formed by laminating a plurality of plies with end surfaces thereof being shifted from each other. The composite structure includes a body portion which includes a first structure portion where a first ply is laminated on a top layer of the first structure portion, a second structure portion where a second ply is laminated on a top layer of the second structure portion, and the stepped portion disposed between the first structure portion and the second structure portion, the second ply being positioned at a distance from the first ply in a lamination direction, and a first cover ply which includes a covering portion covering the stepped portion, one end portion, and the other end portion and is formed so as to cover only a part of a surface of the first ply or a part of a surface of the second ply.