Artificial Intelligence and Other Innovative Computer Applications in the Nuclear Industry

  • M. Catherine Majumdar
  • Debu Majumdar
  • John I. Sackett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. International Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. V. Andersen, K. Møllenbach, R. Heinonen, S. Jakobsson, T. Kukko, Ø. Berg et al.
      Pages 21-27
    3. Didier Delaigue, Michel Grundstein
      Pages 29-35
    4. Mutsumi Itoh, Ichiro Tai, Kazuo Monta, Koichi Sekimizu
      Pages 37-44
    5. J. W. D. Anderson, A. Natalizio, J. E. S. Stevens
      Pages 45-50
  3. Robotics and Maintenance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Floyd E. Gelhaus
      Pages 53-57
    3. J. S. Byrd, J. J. Fisher, K. R. DeVries, T. P. Martin
      Pages 59-68
    4. Takayasu Kasahara, Yasuo Nishizawa, Kanji Kato, Takasi Kiguchi
      Pages 77-84
    5. Michael J. Winter, R. A. Danofsky, B. I. Spinrad, Kenneth Howard
      Pages 95-101
  4. Alarm and Signal Validation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. J. Ancelin, J. P. Gaussot, P. Legaud
      Pages 113-117
    3. J. T. Robinson, P. J. Otaduy
      Pages 127-134
    4. J. M. Gross, S. A. Birrer, D. R. Corsberg
      Pages 135-140
    5. M. Kitamura, T. Baba, T. Washio, K. Sugiyama
      Pages 141-147
    6. Siavash Hashemi, Brian K. Hajek, Don W. Miller
      Pages 149-156
    7. N. S. Cannon, J. D. Martin, B. A. Patterson, J. L. Stringer, B. D. Zimmerman, H. L. Heinisch et al.
      Pages 157-166
    8. B. R. Upadhyaya, T. W. Kerlin, O. Glöckler, Z. Frei, L. Qualls, V. Morgenstern
      Pages 167-174
  5. Emergency Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Lucas Mampaey, Patrick Moeyaert, Frédéric Bastenaire, Fred Casier, Ngo Duc Chi
      Pages 185-188
    3. Robert A. Touchton
      Pages 189-197
    4. W. R. Nelson, D. E. Sebo, L. N. Haney
      Pages 199-203
    5. A. Salame-Alfie, G. C. Goldbogen, R. M. Ryan, W. A. Wallace, M. L. Yeater
      Pages 205-212
    6. Li-Wei Ho, Wei-Whua Loa, Chiu-Lung Wang
      Pages 213-219
    7. D. E. Sebo, M. A. Bray, M. A. King
      Pages 221-229
    8. Magdi Ragheb, Lefteri Tsoukalas, Timothy McDonough, Michael Parker
      Pages 231-238
  6. Process Diagnostics and Transient Advisor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. J. Mott, R. King, W. Radtke
      Pages 241-249
    3. Kautto Ari, Haarla Jyrki, Ranta Jukka
      Pages 251-258
    4. Alan M. Christie, Richard W. Lindsay
      Pages 259-267
    5. A. Dale Gunter, Robert A. Touchton
      Pages 269-271
    6. N. Barbet, M. Dumas, G. Mihelich, Y. Souchet, J. B. Thomas
      Pages 273-280
    7. I. S. Kim, M. Modarres
      Pages 297-303
  7. Human-Machine Interface

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Pietro Carlo Cacciabue, Giovanni Guida, Alberto Pace
      Pages 313-320
    3. L. Beltracchi
      Pages 337-344

About this book


This conference brought together experts from 15 countries to discuss application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to the nuclear industry. It was apparent from the meeting that even those active in the field were surprised at the extent of work and the progress made. There was a strong impression that application of this technology to nuclear power plants is inevitable. The benefits to improved operation, design, and safety are simply too significant to be ignored. This is a much different conclusion than might have been reached a few years ago when the technology was new and people were struggling to understand its significance. We believe that this meeting reflects a major turning point for the technology. It has moved from being a topic understood only by specialists to a situation where users are the most active people in the field. A broad array of innovative work is described from all of the participating countries. The activity in the u.s. is large and diverse. Although there is no nationally focussed policy for AI research in the U.S., many of these activities are reported here. Japan and France have a strong drive to integrate AI technology into their nuclear plants, and this is reflecteq in these proceedings.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Catherine Majumdar
    • 1
  • Debu Majumdar
    • 2
  • John I. Sackett
    • 3
  1. 1.Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear CorporationIdaho FallsUSA
  2. 2.U.S. Department of EnergyIdaho Operations OfficeIdaho FallsUSA
  3. 3.Argonne National Laboratory WestIdaho FallsUSA

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