Shinichi Tani

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The contamination of sediments can be evaluated from comparison of the current concentration with the estimated background value. Although it is known that grain size affects background concentrations, there have been difficulties in evaluating this effect. The specific surface area of sediments, which can be calculated from the grain size distribution, is(More)
In this paper, a novel methodology in batch plant safety and reliability analysis is proposed using a dynamic simulator. A batch process involving several safety objects (e.g. sensors, controller, valves, etc.) is activated during the operational stage. The performance of the safety objects is evaluated by the dynamic simulation and a fault propagation(More)
Two key factors can affect the functional ability of protection structures in mountains torrents, namely (i) infrastructure maintenance of existing infrastructures (as a majority of existing works is in the second half of their life cycle), and (ii) changes in debris-flow activity as a result of ongoing and expected future climatic changes. Here, we explore(More)
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