Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1992

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Eric Bartlett

Abstract

The safe operation of a nuclear reactor in a power plant is of utmost importance to the nuclear engineering community and quite vital to creating a positive attitude towards nuclear energy among the rest of the society. This thesis is an attempt to demonstrate how Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) can increase the operational safety of nuclear reactors by being the basis of a fault diagnostic system in a power plant. It is hoped that neurocomputing, as the science of neural networks is sometimes called, will provide a better approach to recognizing and classifying operational transients at a nuclear power plant.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-5443

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Anujit Basu

Language

en

Date Available

2013-09-27

File Format

application/pdf

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