Coping with complexity

Jens Rasmussen, Morten Lind

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    Abstract

    In the report we discuss how computers can be used to assist the process plant operator in coping with complex situations during plant disturbances. The main idea is to use the computer for integrating plant measurements into information related to different levels of abstraction and aggregation. The basis for the data transformations is a hierachical multilevel plant description which identifies the variables and processes which are relevant to consider at the different levels. At the same time, the multilevel description provides a representation of the functional organization of the plant. This makes such a description useful for design of information displays which can be used by the operator in diagnosing disturbances.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde, Denmark
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages28
    ISBN (Print)87-550-0769-4
    Publication statusPublished - 1981
    SeriesRisø-M
    Number2293
    ISSN0418-6435

    Bibliographical note

    Presented at the European Conference on Human Decision and manual Control, 1981. Delft, The Netherlands. Revised Reprint.

    Keywords

    • Risø-M-2293

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