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DEKAS - An evolutionary case-based reasoning system to support protection scheme design

West, G. and Strachan, S. and McDonald, J. R. and Duffy, A.H.B. and Farrell, J. and Gwyn, B. (2001) DEKAS - An evolutionary case-based reasoning system to support protection scheme design. In: 13th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 01), 2001-08-21 - 2001-08-23.

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Abstract

This paper describes a decision support system being developed in conjunction with two UK utility companies to aid the design of electrical power transmission protection systems. A brief overview of the application domain is provided, followed by a description of the work carried out to date concerning the development and deployment of the Design Engineering Knowledge Application System (DEKAS). The paper then discusses the provision of intelligent decision support to the design engineer through the application of case-based reasoning (CBR). The key benefits from this will be outlined in conjunction with a relevant case study.