Nuclear Power Plant Safety
Smart Online Monitoring of Nuclear Power Plants
Smart Online Monitoring of Nuclear Power Plants is a two year project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSCR). The project is led by Professor Jaimei Deng at Leeds Beckett University with partners from the University of Portsmouth, The University of Liverpool and the Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in India.
Nuclear power has great potential as a future global power source with a small carbon footprint.
Designers and operators of nuclear power plants strive to improve safety, maintain availability and reduce the cost of operation and maintenance. However plant life extensions and power updates increase the demand for new tools for diagnosing the health of nuclear power plants.
Monitoring the status of nuclear power plants by diverse means is necessary for their safe operation. However, current diagnostic approaches depend heavily on human operator judgement based on information available in the plant’s control room, with decisions on accident progression made through human verification and validation, a process which is not always reliable.
Professor Jaimei Deng - Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Control and Energy. Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator for Leeds Becket University. Link to full profile
Professor Victor M Becerra Lecturer in Nuclear Power Engineering - Professor of Power Systems Engineering. Principal Investigator for the University of Portsmouth. Link to full profile
Dr Edoardo Patelli - Principal Investigator for the University of Liverpool. Link to full profile
Dr Gopika Vinod, Bhaba Atomic Research Centre. Link to full profile
Dr Xiange Tian, University of Portsmouth.
Dr Giuseppe Colantuono, Leeds Beckett University