Application of Extreme Learning Machines to inverse neutron kinetics

Paolo Picca, Roberto Furfaro

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The paper presents the application of Extreme Leaning Machines (ELMs) for inverse reactor kinetic applications. ELMs were proposed by Huang and co-workers (2004, 2006a,b, 2015), which showed their enhances capabilities in terms of training speed and generalization with respect to classical Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs). ELMs are here implemented for reactivity determination as an alternative to ANNs (e.g. Picca et al. (2008)) and Gaussian Processes (Picca and Furfaro, 2012). After a review of the main features of ELMs, their application to inverse kinetic problems is proposed. The ELMs performance is tested on a typical accelerator drive system configuration (Yalina reactor) and the inversion is carried out on an accurate kinetic model (multi-group transport).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Energy
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017


  • Accelerator-driven system
  • Artificial Neural Network
  • Extreme Learning Machines
  • Inverse neutron kinetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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