Soft Computing Models for Fault Diagnosis of Conductive Flow Systems

  • Viorel Ariton
Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)


This chapter focuses on the fault diagnosis of artefacts often met in industry, but not only, that execute various functions involving conductive flows of matter and energy, i.e., multifunctional conductive flow systems (MCFSs). The proposed MCFS abstraction is close to the human diagnostician way of conceiving entities and relations on physical, functional and behavioural structures. Diagnosis reasoning, performed by human diagnosticians, is intrinsically abductive reasoning. This chapter presents the abduction by plausibility and relevance in a connectionist approach. The case study on a hydraulic installation of a rolling mill plant gives examples on the knowledge elicitation process and on the diagnostic expert system building and running.


Fault Diagnosis Target System Human Diagnostician Bond Graph Fault Isolation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Viorel Ariton
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  1. 1.“Danubius” University of GalatiGalatiRomania

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