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researcher , Mechanical engineer

Kotoji Ando, Japanese mechanical engineer, researcher. Recipient award, Minister of International Trade and Industry, 1996, Award for Science and Technology of High Pressure Industry, 1988, award, Spring Corporation Japan, 1995, Science and Technology in High Pressure Technology, 1996, Spring Corporation, 2001.

Background

Ando, Kotoji was born on December 8, 1943 in Nagicyou, Japan. Son of Yasuyuki and Fusako Ando.

Education

Doctor of Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, 1971.

Career

Research assistant Yokohama (Japan) National University, 1971—1974, lecturer, 1974—1976, associate professor, 1976—1991, professor, since 1991. Vice-chairman research committee on nuclear power plant life and safety assessment Japan Power Engineering and Inspection Corporation, Tokyo, since 2001, member research committee of nuclear power plant life and safety assessment, 1990—2001. Vice-chairman research committee on nuclear power plant replacement of core shroud, Chinese Relief and Development, ICM, core internal Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation, Tokyo, 1995—2002.

Chairman committee on determination of inspection period of boiler and pressure vessel Japan Boiler and Pressure Vessel Corporation, Tokyo, 2001—2002, chairman committee on inspection and maintenance rule on boiler and pressure vessel, since 2002.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of Si3N4 with high self-crack-healing ability that can heal a crack even under cyclic stress at 1073K to 1573K and has enough fatigue strength at the temperasture of healing. Development of mullite with very high self-crack-healing ability that can heal crack even under cyclic stress at 1273K to 1573K and has enough fatigue strength at the temperature of healing. Development of alumina with high crack-healing ability, high fracture toughness, high tensile strength and high heat proof temperature.

    Patents for gear for car with very high fatigue limit. Research in fatigue leak before break behavior of nuclear power plant piping.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Walking, fishing, travel.

Connections

Married Shigeko Kobayashi, August 30, 1970. 1 child Noriko Goto.

father:
Yasuyuki Ando

mother:
Fusako Ando

spouse:
Shigeko Kobayashi

child:
Noriko Goto Ando