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Tatsumi Kitahara Last modified date:2017.11.15

Associate Professor / Hydrogen Utilization Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering


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Phone
092-802-3163
Fax
092-802-0001
Academic Degree
Dr.Eng.
Field of Specialization
Fuel Cell System, Internal Combustion Engine, Tribology
Outline Activities
(1) Research activities: Improvement in PEFC performance, Reducing friction loss of the piston and piston rings, and Improvement in the load carrying capacity of the crosshead bearing in internal combustion engines.
(2) Education activities: Design and Drafting for Mechanical Engineering, Exercise in Thermodynamics, Exercise in Thermal Science, and Technical English
Research
Research Interests
  • Enhanced Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries
    keyword : Lithium-Ion Batteries, Diagnosis
    2008.04Diagnosis Technique on Lithium-Ion Batteries.
  • Enhanced Performance of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
    keyword : Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell, Overpotential, Gas Diffusion Layer
    2004.04Improvement in the performance of PEFC.
  • Load carrying capacity of crosshead bearings
    keyword : Two-Stroke Diesel Engine, Crosshead Bearings, Tribology, Seizure, Wear
    2000.04Load carrying capacity of crosshead bearings.
  • Friction characteristics of piston rings
    keyword : Internal Combustion Engine, Piston Ring, Cylinder Liner, Friction, Scuffing,
    2000.04Friction characteristics of piston rings.
Academic Activities
Reports
1. Tatsumi Kitahara, Lubrication Characteristics of Crosshead Bearings in Large Two-Stroke Diesel Engines, Journal of Japanese Society of Tribologists, Vol.63, No.6, pp.1-6..
2. Tatsumi Kitahara, Prevention of Abnormal Wear and Scuffing of Piston Rings in Marine Diesel Engines, Journal of Japanese Society of Tribologists, Vol.63, No.6, pp.1-6..
3. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Impedance Spectroscopy to Detect Abnormal Operational Conditions for Marine Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Journal of JIME, Vol.53, No.2, pp.1-7..
4. Tatsumi Kitahara, Progress of Marine Engineering Technology in 2016, Fuel Cell, Journal of JIME, Vol.52, No.4, 430..
5. Tatsumi Kitahara, Components and Tribology, JICEF.
6. Tatsumi Kitahara, Tribolory of Piston Ring and Crosshead Bearings, JIME.
7. Tatsumi Kitahara, Tribology and Cylinder Oil, JICEF, Vol.7, p.175-177.
8. Tatsumi Kitahara, Components and Tribology, JICEF, Vol.7, p.187-190.
9. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Enhanced performance of Marine PEFC without humidification Uisng Anode Gas Recirculation, Journal of JIME, Vol.51, No.6, pp.786-791..
10. Tatsumi Kitahara, Progress of Marine Engineering Technology in 2015, Fuel Cell, Journal of JIME, Vol.51, No.4, 435..
11. Tatsumi Kitahara, MPL coated GDL for enhancing PEFC performance.
12. 北原 辰巳, Hydrogen Combustion Engine and Fuel Cell, 日本船舶海洋工学会 World NAOE Forum 2015 Energy Diversification and Ships講演会資料 p.43-56, 2015.12.
13. Tatsumi Kitahara, Marine Fuel Cell , JICEF.
14. Tatsumi Kitahara, Tribolory of Piston Ring and Crosshead Bearings, JIME.
15. Tatsumi Kitahara, Tribolory of Pistonring and Crosshead Bearings, JIME.
16. Tatsumi Kitahara, Fuel Cell Characterization Techniques.
17. Tatsumi Kitahara, Improved Load Carrying Capacity of Crosshead Bearings, Journal of JIME, Vol.44, No.2, 258-265..
18. Tatsumi Kitahara, Tribology of Marine Diesel Engines, Journal of JIME, Vol.42, No.5, pp.907-910..
19. Tatsumi Kitahara, Analysis and Measurement of Piston Ring Tribology for Marine Diesel Engines, Journal of JAST, Vol.48, No.6, pp.451-455..
Papers
1. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kenta Dan, Impedance Spectroscopy to Prevent Performance Degradation due to Sea Salt for Marine Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Journal of The Japan Institute of Marine Engineering, Vol.53, No.3, pp.1-6, 2018.05.
2. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kenta Dan, Impedance Spectroscopy to Prevent Performance Degradation due to Sea Salt for Marine Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Marine Engineering, pp.456-461, 2017.10.
3. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kenta Ishikawa, Microporous Layer-coated Gas Diffusion Layer for Performance Enhancement of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells without Humidification Using Anode Gas Recirculation, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Vol.163, No.13, pp.F1366-F1372, 2016.12.
4. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kenta Ishikawa, Gas Diffusion Layer Coated with a Microporous Layer Containing Hydrophilic CNTs to Enhance PEFC Performance without Humidification Using Anode Gas Recirculation, ECS Transactions, Vol.75, No.14, pp.209-217, 2016.10.
5. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Microporous Layer-Coated Gas Diffusion Layer to Reduce Oxygen Transport Resistance in a Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell under High Humidity Conditions, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.41, No.22, pp.9547-9555, 2016.06.
6. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kosuke Okamura, Influence of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Triple MPL Coated GDL on the Oxygen Transport Resistance in a PEFC under High Humidity Conditions, ECS Transactions, Vol.69, No.17, pp.1313-1322, 2015.10.
7. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kosuke Okamura, Gas Diffusion Layers Coated with a Microporous Layer Containing Hydrophilic Carbon Nanotubes for Performance Enhancement of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells under both Low and High Humidity Conditions, Journal of Power Sources, Vol.283, pp.115-124, 2015.06.
8. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kazuto Tsuda, Water Vapor Exchange System installed in a Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell to Enhance the Performance without Humidification, Transactions of JSME, Vol.80, No.820, TEP0363, pp.1-12.
9. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kosuke Okamura, Influence of GDL Coated with MPL Containing CNTs on PEFC Performance under Low and High Humidity Conditions, ECS Transactions, Vol.64, No.3, pp.473-483 , 2014.10.
10. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Masaoki Inamoto, Kosuke Shinto, Triple Microporous Layer Coated Gas Diffusion Layer for Performance Enhancement of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells under both Low and High Humidity Conditions, Journal of Power Sources, Vol.248, pp.1256-1263, 2014.02.
11. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Masaoki Inamoto, Kosuke Shinto, Influence of Triple MPL Coated GDL on the PEFC Performance under Low and High Humidity, ECS Transactions, Vol.58, No.1, pp.1401-1408, 2013.10.
12. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Masaoki Inamoto, Masashi Morishita, Novel Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Double Microporous Layer Coated Gas Diffusion Layer to Enhance Performance of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells under both Low and High Humidity, Journal of Power Sources, Vol.234, pp.129-138, 2013.07.
13. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kyohei Mori, Masaoki Inamoto, Influence of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Double MPL Coated GDL on PEFC Performance, ECS Transactions, Vol.50, No.2, pp.437-444, 2012.10.
14. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Masaoki Inamoto, Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Double MPL Coated Gas Diffusion Layer to Prevent Drying-up and Flooding of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Transactions of JSME, Vol.78, No.794, pp.1849-1859.
15. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Masashi Morishita, Water Vapor Exchange System Using a Hydrophilic Microporous Layer Coated Gas Diffusion Layer to Enhance Performance of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells without Cathode Humidification, Journal of Power Sources, Vol.214, pp.100-106, 2012.09.
16. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kyohei Mori, Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic double MPL Coated Gas Diffusion Layer for Enhanced Performance of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells under No-Humidification at the Cathode, Journal of Power Sources, Vol.199, pp.29-36, 2012.02.
17. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kyohei Mori, Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Double MPL Coated GDL to enhance PEFC Performance under Low and High Humidity Conditions, ECS Transactions, Vol.41, pp.593-601, 2011.10.
18. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Hironori Nakajima, Masato Kazama, Influences of Microporous Layer Design Parameters for Gas Diffusion Layer on Permeability and PEFC Performance, Journal of Environment and Engineering, Vol.6, No.1, pp.17-27, 2011.01.
19. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Hironori Nakajima, Junichiro Shiraishi, Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Double MPL Coated Gas Diffusion Layer for Ehnanced PEFC Performance under No-Humidification at the Cathode, Transactions of JSME, Vol.76, No.772, pp.2218-2226.
20. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Hironori Nakajima, Yuji Seguchi, Influence of Gas Diffusion Layers on PEFC Performance under No-Humidification Using Anode Gas Recirculation, Transactions of JSME, Vol.76, No.771, pp.1956-1963.
21. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Toshiaki Konomi, Influence of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Double MPL Coated GDL on PEFC Performance without Cathode Humidification, ECS Transactions, Vol.33, pp.1089-1097, 2010.10.
22. Tatsumi Kitahara, Improved Load Carrying Capacity of Crosshead Bearings, 2009 Award Papers of the Japan Institution of Marine Engineering, English Home Page, AW5, pp.1-10, 2010.05.
23. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Hironori Nakajima, Microporous Layer Coated Gas Diffusion Layer for Enhanced Performance of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Journal of Power Sources, Vol.195, pp.2202-2211, 2010.04.
24. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Hironori Nakajima, Yuji Seguchi, Influences of Anode Gas Recirculation on the PEFC Performance under No-Humidification at the Cathode, Transactions of JSME, Vol.76, No.761, pp.95-100..
25. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Hironori Nakajima, Junichiro Shiraishi, Influences of PTFE Content in Microporous Layer Costed Gas Diffusion Layer on Hydrophobicity and PEFC Performance, Transactions of JSME, Vol.76, No.761, pp.101-107..
26. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Hironori Nakajima, Influence of Gas Diffusion Layers with Microporous Layer on the Performance of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, ECS Transactions, Vol.25, No.1, pp.1735-1744 , 2009.09.
27. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Hironori Nakajima, Makoto Murata, Effects of Design Parameters in Paper Type Gas Diffusion Layer on the Performance of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Journal of Environment and Engineering, Vol.4, No.2, pp.338-345, 2009.09.
28. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Hironori Nakajima, Masato Kazama, Influences of Microporous Layer Design Parameters for Gas Diffusion Layer on Permeability and PEFC Performance, Transactions of JSME, Vol.75, No.755, pp.1524-1531..
29. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Hironori Nakajima, Yoshinobu Tateishi, Makoto Murata, Nico Haak, Peter Wilde, Best Combination of Gas Diffusion Layers for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell under Cathode Condition of Very Low Humidity, ECS Transactions, Vol.16, No.2, pp.1603-1613, 2008.10.
30. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Hironori Nakajima, Yoshinobu Tateishi, Influences of Gas Diffusion Layer Permeability on the Performance of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Transactions of JSME, Vol.74, No.746, pp.2221-2228..
31. Tribology of Marine Diesel Engines.
32. Tatsumi Kitahara, Improved Scuffing Resistance of Marine Cylinder Oil under High Temperature Condition, 2006 Award Papers of the Japan Institution of Marine Engineering, English Home Page, AW1, pp.1-7, 2007.05.
33. Kitahara Tatsumi, Accurate Measurement of Oil Film Thickness Using LIF Method to Improve Load Carrying Capacity of Crosshead Bearings, Proceedings of the 25th CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engines Technology, CD-ROM, Paper No.42, pp.1-13, 2007.05.
34. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Makoto Murata, Norbert Berg, Peter Wilde, Influences of Gas Diffusion Layer Design Parameters on the Performance of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, ECS Transactions, Vol.5, 2007.05.
35. Tatsumi Kitahara, Daisuke Nakahara, Vibration Monitoring to Diagnose Incipient Seizure of Crosshead Bearings, Journal of the Japan Institution of Marine Engineering, Vol.41, Special Issue, pp.78-84, 2006.09.
36. Tatsumi Kitahara, Daisuke Nakahara, Improved Load Carrying Capacity of Crosshead Bearings (Measurement of Oil Film Thickness using LIF Method), Transactions of JSME, Vol.72, No.720, pp.2668-2675..
37. Tatsumi Kitahara, Masaru Otsubo, Daisuke Nakahara, Influence of Taper Geometry Modified Oil-Grooves on Load Carrying Capacity of Crosshead Bearings, JSME International Journal, Series C, Vol.49, N0.2, pp.618-624, 2006.06.
38. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Effects of Clamp Load on PEFC Performance and Over Voltage (Comparison of Contact Pressure between Paper and Cloth Type GDLs), Transactions of JSME, Vol.72, No.716, pp.1007-1012..
39. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Yojiro Sasaki, Effects of Clamp Load on PEFC Performance and Over Voltage (Comparison of Performance between Paper and Cloth Type GDLs), Transactions of JSME, Vol.72, No.715, pp.752-757..
40. Tatsumi Kitahara, Shinichi Shirahama, Naozumi Arimoto, Improved Scuffing Resistance of Marine Cylinder Oil under High Temperature Condition, Journal of JIME, Vol.41, No.2, pp.303-309..
41. Kitahara Tatsumi, Detection of Abnormal Vibration to Prevent Seizure of Crosshead Bearings in Large Two-Stroke Diesel Engines, Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Marine Engineering, ISME2005, CD-ROM, pp1-7, 2005.10.
42. Tatsumi Kitahara, Monitoring of Abnormal Vibration to Prevent Seizure of Crosshead Bearings, 2004 Award Papers of the Japan Institution of Marine Engineering, English Home Page, AW2, pp.1-8, 2005.05.
43. Tatsumi Kitahara, Masaru Otsubo, Daisuke Nakahara, Influences of Taper Geometry Modified Oil-Grooves on Load Carrying Capacity of Crosshead Bearings, Transactions of JSME, Vol.71, No.703, pp.1102-1108..
44. Kitahara Tatsumi, Improved Load-Carrying Capacity of Crosshead Bearings by Incorporating Taper Geometry in Oil Grooves, Proceedings of the 24th CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology, CD-ROM, Paper No.89, pp.1-11, 2004.06.
45. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Masaru Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakahara, Monitoring of Abnormal Vibration to Prevent Seizure of Crosshead Bearings, Journal of JIME, Vol.39, No.5, pp.335-342..
46. Influences of Wedge Geometry Incorporated Oil-Grooves on Lubrication Characteristics for Crosshead-Pin Bearings.
47. Tatsumi Kitahara, Kotaro Fujisaki, Atsushi Okado, Motohira Yamada, Influence of Overlay on Seizure Resistance of Crosshead-Pin Bearings, Transactions of JSME, Vol.68, No.665, pp.255-262..
48. Kitahara Tatsumi, Influence of Used Oil on Piston Ring Friction, Proceedings of International Tribology Conference, ITC2000, pp.2017-2022, 2001.10.
49. Tatsumi Kitahara, Kotaro Fujisaki, Hidetsugu Yamamoto, Influence of Used Oil on Piston Ring Friction, Transactions of JSME, Vol.67, No.658, pp.2019-2025..
50. Kitahara Tatsumi, Development of Lead-Free Tin-Copper Overlay Plated Aluminum-Tin Alloy for Crosshead-Pin Bearings, Proceedings of the 23rd CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology, pp.700-710, 2001.05.
51. Tatsumi Kitahara, Yutaro Wakuri, Toshiro Hamatake, Kotaro Fujisaki, Lubrication Characteristics of an Externally Pressurized Crosshead-Pin Bearing, Transactions of JSME, Vol.65, No.636, pp.3401-3407..
Presentations
1. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kenta Dan, Impedance Spectroscopy to Prevent Performance Degradation due to Sea Salt for Marine Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
, The 11th International Symposium on Marine Engineering, 2017.10.16.
2. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kenta Ishikawa, Gas Diffusion Layer Coated with a Microporous Layer Containing Hydrophilic CNTs to Enhance PEFC Performance without Humidification Using Anode Gas Recirculation
, 230th ECS Meeting, 2016.10.06.
3. Influence of Anode gas recirculation on PEFC Performance without humidification.
4. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kosuke Okamura, Influence of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Triple MPL Coated GDL on the Oxygen Transport Resistance in a PEFC under High Humidity Conditionse, 228th ECS Meeting.
5. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kosuke Okamura, Influence of GDL Coated with MPL Containing CNTs on PEFC Performance under Low and High Humidity Conditions, 226th ECS Meeting.
6. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Masaoki Inamoto, Kosuke Shinto, Influence of Triple MPL Coated GDL on the PEFC Performance under Low and High Humidity, 224th ECS Meeting.
7. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kyohei MOri, Masaoki Inamoto, Influence of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Double MPL Coated GDL on PEFC Performance, PRiME2012.
8. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Kyohei MOri, Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Double MPL Coated GDL to Enhance PEFC Performance under Low and High Humidity Conditions, 220th ECS Meeting.
9. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hironori Nakajima, Toshiaki Konomi, Influence of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Double MPL Coated GDL on PEFC Performance without Cathode Humidification, 218th ECS Meeting.
10. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Hironori Nakajima, Influence of Gas Diffusion Layers with Microporous Layer on the Performance of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, 216th ECS Meeting.
11. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Hironori Nakajima, Yoshinobu Tateishi, Nico Haak, Peter Wilde, Best Combination of Gas Diffusion Layers for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell under Cathode Condition of Very Low Humidity, ECS Meeting, PRiME2008.
12. Makoto Murata, Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Hironori Nakajima, Nico Haak, Peter Wilde, New Approach to Understanding Dominant Factors for GDL Water Management Capability, 2007 Fuel Cell Seminar.
13. Tatsumi Kitahara, Daisuke Nakahara, Accurate Measurement of Oil Film Thickness Using LIF Method to Improved Load Carrying Capacity of Crosshead Bearings, 25th CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology.
14. Tatsumi Kitahara, Toshiaki Konomi, Makoto Murata, Norbert Berg, Peter Wilde, Influences of GDL Design Parameters on PEFC Performance, 2006 Fuel Cell Seminar.
15. Tatsumi Kitahara, Daisuke Nakahara, Detection of Abnormal Vibration to Prevent Seizure of Crosshead Bearings in Large Two-Stroke Diesel Engines, 7th International Symposium on Marine Engineering, ISME 2005.
16. Tatsumi Kitahara, Daisuke Nakahara, Niels Nojgaard, Improved Load Carrying Capacity of Crosshead Bearings by Incorporating Taper Geometry in Oil-Grooves, 24th CIMAC World Congress on combustion Engine Technology.
17. Tatsumi Kitahara, Masaru Otsubo, Atsushi Okado, Motohira Yamada, Development of Lead-Free Tin-Copper Overlay Plated Aluminum-Tin Alloy for Crosshead-Pin Bearings, 23rd CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology .
18. Tatsumi Kitahara, Hidetsugu Yamamoto, Influence of Used Oil on Piston Ring Friction, International Tribology Conference, ITC2000.
19. Piston Assembly Friction and Wear: The influence of Lubricant Viscometry.
20. Load Carrying Capacity of an Externally Pressurized Crosshead-Pin Bearing for Large Size Two-Stroke Diesel Engines.
21. Studies on Friction Characteristics of Reciprocating Engines.
22. Studies on the Friction Characteristics of Piston Ring in a Diesel Engine.
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • The Japan Institution of Marine Engineering
  • The Electrochemical Society of Japan
  • Japanese Society of Tribologist
  • Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan
Awards
  • 2013 Award Paper, The Japan Institution of Marine Engineering, "Spreadability and Scuffing Resistance of Marine Cylinder Oil under High Temperature"
  • 2010 Award Paper, The Japan Institution of Marine Engineering, "Enhancing the Load Carrying Capacity of Crosshead Bearings"
  • 2008 Lloyd's Resister Manson Prize, The Japan Institution of Marine Engineering, "Accurate Measurement of Oil Film Thickness Using LIF Method to Improve Load Carrying Capacity of Crosshead Bearings"
  • 2007 Award Paper, The Japan Institution of Marine Engineering, "Improved Scuffing Resistance of Marine Cylinder Oil under High Temperature Condition"
  • 2005 Award Paper, The Japan Institution of Marine Engineering, "Monitoring of Abnormal Vibration to Prevent Seizure of Crosshead Bearings"
  • 2001 Peter Manson Prize, The Japan Institution of Marine Engineering, "Studies on the Mixed Lubrication of Piston Rings"
Educational