Research

In the last year of the XX century, the rapid evolution of technologies has contributed to increase the capacity and the speed of computers.

In this scenario, the LASAR (Laboratory of Signal Analysis and Risk Analysis) focus its activity on the most modern computational techniques.

Remaining the nuclear power systems our main area of interest and study, we have improved our attention towards different and more general field of study.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Probabilistic Reliability and Safety Analysis of complex systems operating in stationary or dynamic conditions

Monte Carlo simulation modelling of the processes of failure, repair, ageing, maintenance, renovation of components, within the RAMS and dependability analysis of mechanical, aerospace, chemical, nuclear systems

Importance measures in multi-state systems

Computational Intelligence methods (neural networks, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic) for the multi-objective optimal design, operation and logistic management of complex systems

Methods of computational intelligence (neural networks, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic) for the identification, simulation and control of physical, chemical and thermal-hydraulic processes, with application in early fault diagnostics

Methods of computational intelligence (neural networks, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic) for the estimation of lumped, effective parameters of simplified models for repeated, fast calculations

Methods of computational intelligence (neural networks, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic) and multivariate signal analysis for sensitivity analysis, i.e. identification of the most relevant parameters of a model

Stochastic modelling and Monte Carlo simulation of contaminant transport in groundwater systems, with application to the design of radioactive waste repositories

Monte Carlo simulation and methods of computational intelligence (neural networks, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic) for detection of fissile material in sealed containers, for safeguards applications (supported by an experimental activity)

 

MAIN TECHNOLOGICAL AREAS OF APPLICATION

Safety, reliability, maintenance, cost optimization of mechanical, aerospace, electrical, chemical, nuclear systems

Environmental impact/pollution

Radioactive waste repositories

Nuclear safeguards