A Study on Bagging Neural Network for Predicting Defect Size of Steam Generator Tube in Nuclear Power Plant

원전 증기발생기 세관 결함 크기 예측을 위한 Bagging 신경회로망에 관한 연구

  • Kim, Kyung-Jin (Department of Electrical Engineering, Soongsil University) ;
  • Jo, Nam-Hoon (Department of Electrical Engineering, Soongsil University)
  • 김경진 (숭실대학교 전기공학부) ;
  • 조남훈 (숭실대학교 전기공학부)
  • Received : 2010.05.12
  • Accepted : 2010.08.06
  • Published : 2010.08.30


In this paper, we studied Bagging neural network for predicting defect size of steam generator(SG) tube in nuclear power plant. Bagging is a method for creating an ensemble of estimator based on bootstrap sampling. For predicting defect size of SG tube, we first generated eddy current testing signals for 4 defect patterns of SG tube with various widths and depths. Then, we constructed single neural network(SNN) and Bagging neural network(BNN) to estimate width and depth of each defect. The estimation performance of SNN and BNN were measured by means of peak error. According to our experiment result, average peak error of SNN and BNN for estimating defect depth were 0.117 and 0.089mm, respectively. Also, in the case of estimating defect width, average peak error of SNN and BNN were 0.494 and 0.306mm, respectively. This shows that the estimation performance of BNN is superior to that of SNN.

본 논문에서는 원자력 발전소 증기발생기 세관에 발생할 수 있는 결함의 크기측정에 사용되는 Bagging 신경회로망에 대한 연구를 수행하였다. Bagging은 부트스트랩(bootstrap) 샘플링에 기반을 둔 추정기 앙상블을 생성하는 방법이다. 증기발생기 세관의 결함 크기측정을 위하여 다양한 폭과 깊이를 갖는 4가지 결함패턴의 eddy current testing 신호를 생성하였다. 그 다음, 단일 신경회로망(single neural network; SNN)과 Bagging 신경회로망(Bagging neural network; BNN)을 구성하여 각 결함의 폭과 깊이를 추정하였다. SNN과 BNN 추정성능은 최대오차를 이용해서 측정하였다. 실험결과, 결함 깊이 추정시의 SNN과 BNN 최대오차는 0.117mm와 0.089mm 이었다. 또한, 결함 폭 추정 시에는 SNN과 BNN 최대오차는 0.494mm와 0.306mm 이었다. 이러한 실험결과는 BNN 추정성능이 SNN 추정성능보다 우수하다는 것을 보여준다.



Supported by : 한국연구재단


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