KURATA Osamu


KURATA Osamu

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Name
KURATA Osamu
Affiliation
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Job title
Senior research scientist
Degree
Dr. Engineer
ORCID ID
0000-0002-2886-835X

Research Areas

 
 

Awards & Honors

 
1997
Award of Gas Turbine Society of Japan
 

Published Papers

 
Ekenechukwu C. Okafor, K. D. Kunkuma A. Somarathne, Rattanasupapornsak Ratthanan, Akihiro Hayakawa, Taku Kudo, Osamu Kurata, Norihiko Iki, Taku Tsujimura, Hirohide Furutani, Hideaki Kobayashi
Combustion and Flame   211 406-416   Jan 2020
© 2019 The Combustion Institute Methane–ammonia mixtures have potentials as low-carbon fuels for gas turbines, however significantly high fuel NOx production in their flames present challenges to their application. This study aims to provide deep ...
Kapuruge Don Kunkuma Amila Somarathne, Ekenechukwu C. Okafor, Akihiro Hayakawa, Taku Kudo, Osamu Kurata, Norihiko Iki, Hideaki Kobayashi
Combustion and Flame   210 247-261   Dec 2019
© 2019 The Combustion Institute This study is dedicated to understanding the combustion and emission characteristics of turbulent non-premixed ammonia (NH3)/air and methane (CH4)/air swirl flames in a rich-lean gas turbine−like combustor at high p...
Ekenechukwu C. Okafor, Rattanasupapornsak Ratthanan, K. A.D. Kunkuma Somarathne, Akihiro Hayakawa, Taku Kudo, Osamu Kurata, Norihiko Iki, Taku Tsujimura, Hideaki Kobayashi
12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2019      Jan 2019
© Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2019.All right reserved. With the renewed interest in ammonia as a fuel, the potentials of methane-ammonia mixtures as low-carbon fuels for gas turbines are being evaluated. The significantly high NO...
Okafor E. C, Somarathne Kdka, Hayakawa A, Kudo T, Kurata O, Iki N, Kobayashi H.
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute   37(4) 4597-4606   2019   [Refereed]
Kurata O, Iki N, Inoue T, Matsunuma T, Tsujimura T, Furutani H, Kawano M, Arai K, Okafor E. C, Hayakawa A, Kobayashi H.
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute   37(4) 4587-4595   2019   [Refereed]
Iki N, Kurata O, Matsunuma T, Inoue T, Tsujimura T, Furutani H, Kobayashi H, Hayakawa A, Okafor E, Asme
Proceedings of the Asme Turbo Expo: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, 2018, Vol 8      2018   [Refereed]
Osamu Kurata, Norihiko Iki, Takahiro Inoue, Takayuki Matsunuma, Taku Tsujimura, Hirohide Furutani, Hideaki Kobayashi, Akihiro Hayakawa
NH3 Energy+- Enabling Optimized, Sustainable Energy and Agriculture 2017 - Topical Conference at the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting   2017-October 162-170   Jan 2017
© 2017 AIChE. All rights reserved. A massive influx of renewable energy is required in order to mitigate global warming. Although H2 is a renewable medium, its storage and transportation in large quantities has some problems. NH3 fuel, however, is...
K. D.K.A. Somarathne, A. Hayakawa, N. Iki, O. Kurata, H. Kobayashi
11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017   2017-December    Jan 2017
© 2018 Combustion Institute. All Rights Reserved. In the present study, burner-stabilized non-premixed turbulent ammonia (NH3)/air flames were succeeded using swirling flows, and moreover, the present study found that NO emission is significantly ...
Ekenechukwu C. Okafor, Kazuma Sakai, Akihiro Hayakawa, Taku Kudo, Osamu Kurata, Norihiko Iki, Hideaki Kobayashi
11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, ASPACC 2017   2017-December    Jan 2017
© 2018 Combustion Institute. All Rights Reserved. In order to efficiently utilize ammonia as a gas turbine fuel, it is relevant to understand the combustion characteristics of ammonia in a gas turbine combustor. In this study stabilization and emi...
Kurata O, Iki N, Matsunuma T, Inoue T, Tsujimura T, Furutani H, Hayakawa A, Kobayashi H, Asme
Proceedings of the Asme Power Conference Joint with Icope-17, 2017, Vol 1      2017   [Refereed]
Kurata O, Iki N, Matsunuma T, Inoue T, Tsujimura T, Furutani H, Kobayashi H, Hayakawa A.
Proceedings of the Combustion Institute   36(3) 3351-3359   2017   [Refereed]
Iki N, Kurata O, Matsunuma T, Inoue T, Tsujimura T, Furutani H, Kobayashi H, Hayakawa A, Asme
Proceedings of the Asme Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, 2017, Vol 8      2017   [Refereed]
Iki N, Kurata O, Matsunuma T, Inoue T, Tsujimura T, Furutani H, Kobayashi H, Hayakawa A, Arakawa Y, Ichikawa A, Asme
Proceedings of the Asme Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, 2016, Vol 8      2016   [Refereed]
Osamu Kurata, Norihiko Iki, Takayuki Matsunuma, Takahiro Inoue, Masato Suzuki, Taku Tsujimura, Hirohide Furutani
ICOPE 2015 - International Conference on Power Engineering      Jan 2015
© 2015 The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. A demonstration test with the aim to show the potential of an ammonia-fired power plant using a micro gas turbine is planned. A 50 kW-class turbine system firing kerosene is selected as the base mo...
Iki N, Kurata O, Matsunuma T, Inoue T, Suzuki M, Tsujimura T, Furutani H, Asme
Proceedings of the Asme Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, 2015, Vol 8      2015   [Refereed]
Iki N, Kurata O, Tsutsumi A, Asme
Proceedings of the Asme Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, 2014, Vol 3a      2014   [Refereed]
Kurata O, Iki N, Matsunuma T, Maeda T, Hirano S, Kadoguchi K, Takeuchi H, Yoshida H.
Applied Thermal Engineering   70(1) 705-715   2014   [Refereed]
Kurata O, Iki N, Matsunuma T, Maeda T, Hirano S, Kadoguchi K, Takeuchi H, Yoshida H.
Applied Thermal Engineering   65(1-2) 246-254   2014   [Refereed]
Kurata O, Iki N, Matsunuma T, Maeda T, Hirano S, Kadoguchi K, Takeuchi H, Yoshida H.
Applied Thermal Engineering   65(1-2) 513-523   2014   [Refereed]
Kawabata M, Kurata O, Iki N, Tsutsumi A, Furutani H.
Applied Thermal Engineering   54(1) 310-318   2013   [Refereed]
Osamu Kurata, Risa Nomura, Masako Kawabata, Norihiko Iki, Atsushi Tsutsumi, Eiichi Koda, Hirohide Furutani
ISROMAC 2012 - 14th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery      Jan 2012
Recent-year's worldwide economic growth has been increasing energy demand considerably. Preventing global warming greenhouse gases is also an important issue. These economical and environmental aspects demand the power stations much higher electri...
Nomura R, Iki N, Kurata O, Kawabata M, Tsutsumi A, Koda E, Furutani H, Asme
Proceedings of the Asme Turbo Expo 2011, Vol 4   243-251   2012   [Refereed]
Kurata O, Iki N, Matsunuma T, Maeda T, Hirano S, Kadoguchi K, Takeuchi H, Yoshida H, Asme
Proceedings of the Asme Power Conference - 2011, Vol 2   417-+   2012   [Refereed]
Kurata O, Nomura R, Iki N, Kawabata M, Asme
Proceedings of the Asme Power Conference - 2011, Vol 2   475-483   2012   [Refereed]
Kurata O, Iki N, Matsunuma T, Maeda T, Hirano S, Kadoguchi K, Takeuchi H, Yoshida H, Asme
Proceedings of the Asme International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2010, Vol 5, Pts a and B   1365-1374   2012   [Refereed]
Kawabata M, Iki N, Kurata O, Tsutsumi A, Koda E, Suda T, Matsuzawa Y, Furutani H, Asme
Proceedings of the Asme International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - 2010, Vol 5, Pts a and B   551-558   2012   [Refereed]
Kawabata M, Kurata O, Iki N, Fushimi C, Tsutsumi A, Asme
Proceedings of the Asme Turbo Expo 2012, Vol 3   441-+   2012   [Refereed]
Osamu Kurata
Combustion and Flame   152 206-217   Jan 2008
X-shaped flames were visually observed when a coaxial burner consisting of two coaxial streams of different premixed streams of methane-air was operated near blowout. High-speed photography showed that a rotating, slanted flamelet was formed; the ...
Sanyo Takahashi, Hiroyuki Morita, Osamu Kurata, Iwao Yamashita
JSME International Journal, Series B: Fluids and Thermal Engineering   46(4) 633-642   Nov 2003
The hydrogen combustion Stirling engine utilizes internal combustion of a stoichiometric H2 and O2 mixture injected into the working gas as thermal input, and the cyclic operation is completed with the removal of water from the engine after conden...
Sanyo Takahashi, Hiroyuki Morita, Osamu Kurata, Iwao Yamashita
Nippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B   69 1719-1726   Jan 2003
Characteristics of hydrogen internal combustion Stirling engine were analyzed by comparing the engine performances on steam injection and H 2-O2 injection. The experimental results of the steam injection showed that the internal conversion efficie...
Sanyo Takahashi, Hiroyuki Morita, Osamu Kurata, Iwao Yamashita
Nippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B   68(669) 1593-1600   Jan 2002
This paper presents a new concept of hydrogen internal combustion Stirling engine and experimentally clarifies the effect of the internal combustion by comparing performances of a prototyped engine on internally heating and externally heating. The...
Osamu Kurata, Sanyo Takahashi, Yoshitada Uchiyama
SAE Technical Papers   119-125   Jan 1994
The influence of preheat temperature on methane-air laminar burning velocity was investigated with a burner tube technique. The measurements were made by varying preheat temperature from 30°C to 600°C, pressure from 0.1MPa to 0.3MPa and equivalenc...

Misc

 
Osamu Kurata, Katsuhiko Kadoguchi, Norihiko Iki, Takayuki Matsunuma, Hiro Yoshida, Tetsuhiko Maeda, Hiromi Takeuchi
Proceeding of International Conference on Power Engineering, ICOPE 2009   1 263-268   Jan 2009
A micro gas turbine co-generation system (MGT-CHP) with a heat storage tank was demonstrated in Sapporo City University. Operating schedule of MGT-CHP was determined from the gas consumption ratio measured in the former body of the Sapporo City Un...
O. Kurata
International Symposium on Combustion Abstracts of Accepted Papers   9   Jan 2000
X shaped flame was observed near the blowoff limit on a CH4-air premixed co-axial burner. Similar phenomenon was investigated by M.J. Kwon with sudden expansion tube, but their flame rotated and was singing on burner. The inner tube of the co-axia...
N. Iki, J. Hama, H. Furutani, S. Takahashi, O. Kurata
International Symposium on Combustion Abstracts of Accepted Papers   352   Jan 2000
The development of a semi-closed gas turbine with recirculating working fluid as a future electric power-plant system is being undertaken. The basic combustion properties of stoichiometric H2-O2-H2O mixture was studied and the Graz cycle has been ...
Norihiko Iki, Hirohide Furutani, Jun Hama, Sanyo Takahashi, Osamu Kurata
Kikai Gijutsu Kenkyusho Shoho/Journal of Mechanical Engineering Laboratory   52 14-20   Jan 1998
Laminar burning velocities of stoichiometric H2-O2-H2O are calculated by using chemical kinetic simulation as basic data for a future electric power plant with a hydrogen combustion turbine. The effects of uncertainty of thermal properties and rea...
Particulate Formation in Compression-Ignited Fuel-Rich Mixtures
Particulate Formation in Compression-Ignited Fuel-Rich Mixtures
COMODIA 90   633   1990

Research Grants & Projects

 
Micro gas turbine co-generation system with heat storage
Cooperative Research
Project Year: 2001