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Power Products R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Development of the Household Gas-Engine Cogeneration Unit

Associates who appeared in this article

Sei Watanabe, Chief Researcher,

Sei Watanabe, Chief Researcher,
Engine Research Department, Power Products R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Joined Honda R&D in 1988. Conducted simulations to reduce noise and increase the strength of parts in power product engines before moving onto production development of power product engines. Subsequently conducted basic research and future technology research for power product engines. In development of the linkage engine, decided the basic configuration of the EXlink engine as the LPL of basic research.

Shohei Kawano,

Shohei Kawano,
ENG and Performance Design Department, Power Products R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Joined Honda R&D in 2001. Soon became a member of the EXlink development team, where he conducted design calculations for strength, vibration, and other parameters, engine layout, and parts design, among other tasks.

Kazuhiro Togawa, Chief Researcher,

Kazuhiro Togawa, Chief Researcher,
PG Design Department, Power Products R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Joined Honda R&D in 1982. Took part in a variety of research and development products, including those for power product engines. In the development of the household gas-engine cogeneration unit, helped advance model development by coordinating the activities of participating divisions as the LPL.

Masanori Takeishi, Researcher,

Masanori Takeishi, Researcher,
PG Design Department, Power Products R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Joined Honda R&D in 1989. Participated in development of the Acty Crawler, snow throwers, and other products. Moved to France in 2000 to direct local development of push and ride-on lawn mower and electric generator models. As development PL (project leader) in the current project, coordinated activities of internal divisions, such as specification decisions and research and development, with those of gas companies.

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