The seminar entitled “Design of an Accident Prevention System for Light Water Reactors Using the Artificial Neural Network and a Highspeed Simulator” was organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering, CityU on 27th Feb 2019. Seven years after Fukushima, the last missing pieces of the jigsaw puzzle of light water reactor (LWR) safety have been put together. In the United States, the nuclear power industry has implemented a diverse and flexible strategy, FLEX (NEI 2012), for severe accidents. The system makes rapid predictions using a high-speed simulation code and artificial intelligence (AI) diagnostics was proposed by Dr. Li-Chi Cliff Po. I would like to summarize today speech for sharing below.
In the beginning, Dr. Li-Chi Cliff Po (Founder president of Micro-Simulation Technology) introduced his company “Micro-Simulation Technology” which established in 1985 and had developed PC-Windows based nuclear power plant simulator PCTRAN.
Then Dr. Po briefed “Risks” for Nuclear Power Plant Safety and discussed the deficiencies on Nuclear plant of Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA). He proposed to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) machine learning of analyzed cases to build diagnosis algorithms and using Fast-speed simulation software to predict consequence way ahead actual damage. Dr. Po also told us some severe accident in LWR under different situations.
After that he demonstrated the PC TRAN CRP1000 DBA and Severe Accident Simulator as follows.