Bioproduction Engineering


Studies on design theories of agricultural machineries, dynamics of agricultural machineries, mathematical modeling for soil and crop - machinery systems and improvement, and optimization of agricultural production system

Research Theme

  1. Design theories of agricultural machineries (Optimal design of tractors and combine harvesters, Parameter identification, Optimization problem)
  2. Dynamics of agricultural machineries (Modeling and nonlinear vibration analysis of agricultural rubber crawler vehicles and half tracked tractors, time series analysis, Fluid dynamic analysis of winnowing mechanism in the threshing unit of a combine harvester, Finite volume method)
  3. Mathematical modeling for soil and crop-machinery systems (Terramechanics, Advanced mechanical design for agricultural machinery and equipment, Numerical simulation methods, Constitutive models for materials)
  4. Agricultural information acquisition system using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and remote sensing (Field and greenhouse environments, Soil environment, Plant nutrition, Work history, Yield and quality of harvests, Sensor network system)
  5. Development of informatization agricultural supporting platform (Visualization and optimization of production system, Automatic environmental control, Agricultural social networking services, Cloud computing, Real time data and image analysis)
  6. Decision-making support system for rice production (Manure and fertilizer applications, Soil amendment, Pest control, Optimization of yield and quality)


Eiji INOUE  Ph.D., M.Sc.
Takashi OKAYASU  Ph.D., M.Sc.
Yasumaru HIRAI  Ph.D., M.Sc.
Muneshi MITSUOKA  Ph.D., M.Sc.


Location6-10-1 Hakozaki Higashi-ku Fukuoka 812-8581 JAPAN
Bioproduction Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
(Faculty of Agriculture Building 2, Hakozaki Campus)
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