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An intelligent system for interpreting the nuclear refuelling process within an advanced gas-cooled reactor

Steele, J.A. and Martin, L.A. and McArthur, S.D.J. and Moyes, A.J. and McDonald, J.R. and Howie, D. and Elrick, R. and Yule, I.Y. (2003) An intelligent system for interpreting the nuclear refuelling process within an advanced gas-cooled reactor. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 217 (2). pp. 159-167. ISSN 0957-6509

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Abstract

Evaluation of the data produced during the refuelling process in a nuclear power plant is required to ensure proper 'set-down' of the fuel assembly, thereby allowing the continued and safe operation of the station. The process of evaluating the data can be time consuming owing to the large amounts of data requiring considerable domain experience and interpretation. This paper presents an intelligent system (IS) to automate the process of data analysis, thereby shortening the evaluation time and providing an explanation of the reasoning behind its conclusions. The intelligent system utilizes a knowledge-based system (KBS), neural network based classification, K-means clustering techniques and rule induction methods to evaluate the data and inform the operator of any errors encountered.

Item type: Article
ID code: 7023
Keywords: intelligent systems, knowledge based systems, neural network, nuclear fuels, nuclear power generation, pattern classification, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Energy Engineering and Power Technology, Mechanical Engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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Professional Services > Corporate Services Directorate
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2008
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 15:33
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7023

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