Faculty Members

LANGUAGE ≫ Japanese

Associate Professor
KOSAKA, Tatsuro

  • Year of birth: 1969
  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliation:
    - School of Systems Engineering
    - Intelligent Mechanical Systems Engineering Course, Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Enginering
Areas of specialization
Laboratory/research office Laboratory for Advanced Materials for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Drastic improvement of performances of today’s aircraft and automotive require a multi-functional design including functions of mainframes, sensors, actuators and power sources like biological structures. We have studied on the basic mechanism of functional materials such as optical fibers and piezoelectric materials and the applications to future structures. Our research results contribute reduction of energy consumption and safety improvement of various machines.
Current research topics
Educational background 1998: Doctor
Professional background 2002-: 
Academic societies

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* Courses provided in English are shown with (E) mark

Undergraduate school
  • Solid Mechanics 1
  • Graduation Thesis
  • Aircraft Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Fundamentals of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Aircraft design and drawings
Graduate school
  • Seminar 1
  • Seminar 3
  • Individual Work for Graduate
  • Advanced Seminar 1
  • Advanced Seminar 2
  • Aerospace materials engineering

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Research activities

Research papers
  1. Authors: Tatsuro Kosaka
    Title: Real-Time and In Situ Monitoring of FRP by Rayleigh Scattering-Based Distributed Sensing
    Journal: Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 843, pp. 39-46, Trans Tech Publications Ltd.
    Year: 2020
  2. Authors: Awaki H, Kunieda H, Ishida M, Matsumoto H, Babazaki Y, Demoto T, Furuzawa A, Haba Y, Hayashi T, Iizuka R, Ishibashi K, Ishida N, Itoh M, Iwase T, KOSAKA Tatsuro, Kurihara D, Kuroda Y, Maeda Y, Meshino Y, Mitsuishi I, Miyata Y, Miyazawa T, Mori H, Nagano H, Namba Y, Ogasaka Y, Ogi K, Okajima T, Saji S, Shimasaki F, Sato T, Sugita S, Suzuki Y, Tachibana K, Tachibana S, Takizawa S, Tamura K, Tawara Y, Torii T, Uesugi K, Yamashita K, Yamauchi S
    Title: The Hard X-ray Telescopes to be onboard ASTRO-H
    Journal: Applied Optics , Vol. 53, No. 32, pp. 7664-7676, OSA—The Optical Society
    Year: 2014
  3. Authors: Nakatani Hayato, KOSAKA Tatsuro, Osaka Katsuhiko, Sawada Yoshihiro
    Title: Damage characterization of titanium/GFRP hybrid laminates subjected to low-velocity impact
    Journal: Composites Part A, Vol. 42, No. 7, pp. 772-781, ELSEVIER
    Year: 2011
  4. Authors: Tatsuro KOSAKA, Katsuhiko OSAKA, Yoshihiro SAWADA
    Title: Evaluation of Residual Strain of Fibres in Matrix Resin During Cure Process by Optical Fibre Sensors
    Journal: Proc. the Seventeenth International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-17), B7.8 Kosaka.pdf
    Year: 2009
  5. Authors: Tatsuro KOSAKA, Yoshiyuki MINAMI, Katsuhiko OSAKA, Yoshihiro SAWADA
    Title: Measurement of Cure-Degree Distribution of UV-Curable Polymers by Arrayed Optical Fiber Sensors
    Journal: Proc. the 6th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials, pp. 355-358
    Year: 2008
  6. Authors: Tatsuro KOSAKA, Daisuke Ueda, Katsuhiko OSAKA, Yoshihiro SAWADA
    Title: Simultaneous Monitoring of Cure degree and Strain of Chain Curing FRP by Fiber Optic Sensors
    Journal: Proc. the US Japan Conference on Composite Materials 2008, pp. (SHM7) 1-8
    Year: 2008
  7. Authors: Tatsuro KOSAKA, Daisuke UEDA, Katsuhiko OSAKA, Yoshihiro SAWADA
    Title: Cure Monitoring of Chain Cure Polymer-Based FRP during RTM Molding by Optical Fibers
    Journal: Proc. the 6th Korea-Japan Joint Symposium on Composite Materials, pp. 85-86
    Year: 2007
  8. Authors: Tatsuro Kosaka, Hideki Kurimoto, Asami Nakai, Toshiko Osada, Hiroyuki Hamada, Takehito Fukuda
    Title: Strain monitoring of braided composites by using embedded fiber-optic strain sensors
    Journal: Advanced Composite Materials, Vol. 13, No. 3-4, pp. 157-170
    Year: 2004
  9. Authors: Tatsuro Kosaka, Katsuhiko Osaka, Masaya Sando, Takehito Fukuda
    Title: Curing Strain Monitoring of FRP FW Pipe with EFPI Fiberoptic Sensors
    Journal: Materials Science Research International- Special Technical Publication, Vol. 2, pp. 100-104
    Year: 2001
Keynote lectures
  1. Development of Real-Time Measurement Methods of Degree-of-Cure of 3D-shaped FRP by Highly-Flexible Optical Fiber Sensors, 2018/11/03
Invited lectures
  1. , 2020/12/11
  2. Improvement of strength of glass fiber/epoxy by grafting CNF on the fiber surface, Mini-Symposium on Green Composites, ICGC, Changwon National University, Changwon, 2019/11/22
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Japanese government
  1. Project title: Development of an integrated multi-functional fiber-optic sensor and its application to cure monitoring of composites
    Category: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
    Project number: 22560088
    Project period: 2010-2012
    Total budget amount: 3,640,000 yen

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Social activities

Committee roles
  1. The 11th International conference on Green Composites, International Advisory Committee, The 11th International conference on Green Composites, 2019-2022
  2. The 10th International conference on Green Composites, International Advisory Committee, The 10th International conference on Green Composites, 2017-2019
  3. The 9th International conference on Green Composites, International Advisory Committee, JSMS Comittee on Composite Materials, 2016-2017
  4. The 9th International conference on Green Composites, International Advisory Committee, JSMS Comittee on Composite Materials, 2015-2016
  5. JISSE-14 Symposium Committee, SAMPE Japan, 2014-2015
Published books
  1. Cure and Health Monitoring, Encyclopedia of Smart Materials, Edited by Mel Schwartz, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 153-180, NY, ISBN: 0-471-17780-6, 291-318, 2002, ISBN 0-471-17780-6

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