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

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.


Diagnose Prolog artificial intelligence automated reasoning behavior calibration expert system fuzzy logic intelligence knowledge base knowledge-based systems modeling proving robotics simulation

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8290-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1009-9
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