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Abstract

Uncertainty ranges associated with systems reliability evaluations take generally into account the mere contributions of the spread in the probability parameters of the events considered in the analysis. As the results of Benchmark Exercises performed in Europe have shown spread provoked by different modelling assumptions may overwhelm data uncertainties. In addition to controversial areas (such as "common cause failures" and "human factors") other sources of uncertainties arise from the fact that analyst's judgement in the use of the data and available information introduces a significant and noneliminable degree of subjectivity in the reliability assessments. This, however, does not affect the validity of methodology and analysis results, provided that these are consistently used with respect to the decisional process for which they have been produced.

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Authors: AMENDOLA A JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STRUCTURAL MECHANICS IN REACTOR TECHNOLOGY, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), AUG. 26-27, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32101 ORA
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