Application of ANN and PCA to two-phase flow evaluation using radioisotopes

Robert Hanus, Marcin Zych, Leszek Petryka, Dariusz Świsulski, Anna Strzępowicz, P. Dančová
2017 EPJ Web of Conferences  
In the two-phase flow measurements a method involving the absorption of gamma radiation can be applied among others. Analysis of the signals from the scintillation probes can be used to determine the number of flow parameters and to recognize flow structure. Three types of flow regimes as plug, bubble, and transitional plug -bubble flows were considered in this work. The article shows how features of the signals in the time and frequency domain can be used to build the artificial neural network
more » ... (ANN) to recognize the structure of the gas-liquid flow in a horizontal pipeline. In order to reduce the number of signal features the principal component analysis (PCA) was used. It was found that the reduction of signals features allows for building a network with better performance.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/201714302033 fatcat:f4rigfqhoveq5ky24kr73hr5wy