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A Microcomputer Based Combined Machine Vision And Expert System For Irregular Object Classification , Syed Azhar Saeed Zaidi Jan 1990

A Microcomputer Based Combined Machine Vision And Expert System For Irregular Object Classification , Syed Azhar Saeed Zaidi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In recent years, much work has been reported on the development of microcomputer based machine vision systems. A substantial portion of this research assumes most of the items subjected for machine vision inspection, can be categorized by a regular geometrical shape. Most of the vision systems, and microcomputer-based vision systems in particular, are designed to perform singular tasks. They are niche oriented and designed to be used in an inflexible environment, and are designed to process regular objects. These systems are prohibitively expensive for small industrial concerns;The objective of the research was to develop and design a low cost ...


Design Of An Expert System For Failed Fuel Identification And Surveillance In Ebr-Ii , Ramin Mikaili Jan 1990

Design Of An Expert System For Failed Fuel Identification And Surveillance In Ebr-Ii , Ramin Mikaili

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Since 1977, a program has been underway at experimental breeder reactor-II (EBR-II) to evaluate the performance of metal and mixed-oxide liquid metal reactor (LMR) fuel elements after clad failure (breach). The motivation for this activity, called run beyond cladding breach (RBCB) testing, is to continue safe operation of EBR-II after occurrence of a single or multiple clad failures. Principal safety concerns are excessive release of fission gas (FG) and mixed-oxide fuel/sodium interaction, which result in release of by-products to the sodium and may result in blockage of coolant flow. Excessive release of FG is controlled by the cover gas ...


Expert Systems For Security Trend Analysis Of Transient-Voltage-Limited Power Systems , S. Venkataraman Jan 1990

Expert Systems For Security Trend Analysis Of Transient-Voltage-Limited Power Systems , S. Venkataraman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In this dissertation, we apply expert system techniques and Transient Energy Function (TEF) method results for dynamic system security assessment (DSSA). The concept of power system vulnerability combines the effect of contingencies on the security level and its rate of change with the changing system conditions and/or parameters. Vulnerability of a power system can be computed using the results of the sensitivity analysis program of the TEF method. The computation of vulnerability requires a large amount of data obtained from the results of stability analysis programs and this data needs to be organized into a structured knowledge base for ...