Symposium on Nuclear Reactor Surveillance and Diagnostics

This symposium is a follow-up to SMORN V (held in Munich in 1987) but with an extended scope focusing on the development and application of surveillance and diagnostic techniques to nuclear power plants for the purpose of assuring the operational readiness of components and systems important to plant safety and economic operation. The papers presented in these two volumes deal with the following topics: operational experience with surveillance and diagnostic systems; BWR stability monitoring; leak and boiling detection in fast reactors; modelling and monitoring the motion of PWR and BWR structures; advances in signal processing methods; parameter estimation techniques; application of neural networks and pattern recognition; sensor monitoring and signal validation methods; and advances in machinery diagnostics and loose-part monitoring.