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Title: Enhancing nuclear power plant performance through the use of artifical intelligence. First annual report

In the summer of 1988, the Department of Nuclear Engineering (NE) at the University of Tennessee (UT) in Knoxville was selected to carry out a research program in ``Enhancing the Operation of Nuclear Power plants through the use of Artificial Intelligence, This program is sponsored by the Department of Energy`s Office of Energy Research under 10CFR605 for Nuclear Engineering Research. The objective of the research is to advance the state-of-the-art of nuclear power plant control, safety, management, and instrumentation systems through the use of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, including both expert systems and neural networks. The emphasis will be placed on methods that can be implemented on a rapid or real-time basis. A second, but equally important, objective is to build a broadly based critical mass of expertise in the artificial intelligence, field that can be brought to bear on the technology of nuclear power plants. Both of these goals are being met. This overview and the attached technical reports describe the work that is being carried out. Although in some cases, the scope of the work differs somewhat from the specific tasks described in the original proposal, all activities are clearly within the overall scope of the contract.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10184902
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/12824--1
ON: DE93001622
DOE Contract Number:
FG07-88ER12824
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 15 Jun 1989
Research Org:
Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS; ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; AUTOMATION; PROGRESS REPORT; REACTOR OPERATION; PERFORMANCE; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; REACTOR SAFETY; NEURAL NETWORKS 220400; 990200; CONTROL SYSTEMS; MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS