An Expert System for Modelling Operators’ Behaviour in Control of a Steam Generator
Modelling the mental processes of an operator in charge of controlling a complex industrial plant is a challenging issue currently tackled by several research projects both in the area of artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology. Progress in this field could greatly contribute not only to a deeper understanding of operator’s behaviour, but also to the design of intelligent operator support systems (Hollnagel, Mancini and Woods, 1986). In this paper we report the preliminary results of an experimental research effort devoted to model the behaviour of a plant operator by means of Knowledge-based techniques.
KeywordsSteam Generator Empirical Reasoning Deep Reasoning Plant Behaviour Plant Simulator
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