C. Nuclear Power Plants
POTENTIAL USE OF NEURAL NETWORKS IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
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The application of neural networks, a rapidly evolving technology used extensively in defense applications to nuclear power plants has the potential to enhance the safety, reliability and operability of these systems. The work described here deals with modeling of nuclear power plant systems or parts of these systems that can be isolated. Monitoring of components involves the collection of data from these components and a detailed analysis to determine whether an actual or incipient fault exists. This paper describes the modeling of these systems or components ...