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This handbook was designed as a reference text for nuclear engineers and for research workers who need to apply Response Surface Methodology (RSM) in their studies. The main purpose of this work was systematically to treat the topic of RSM in modelling the physics of accidents in nuclear plants. Modelling techniques are of primary importance in nuclear reactor safety; but also of significance in industrial safety and non nuclear plant safety. In addition, a large part of the work dealing with specific techniques, such as the choice of the model, the experimental design and the program itself, is of use for any RSM analysis. The book is divided into four parts: the identification of the method with regard to the specific problem of nuclear safety analysis (chapter A), its application in this field (chapters B and C), the techniques of modelling and designing the experiments (chapters D and E) and the instructions for using the software expressively prepared for users (chapters F to I). The structure of this handbook was designed to permit improving the contents or adding new sections. Every future contribution will be added as soon as the techniques still under study will be well established.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9600 EN (1984) MF, 220 P., BFR 450, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 1100, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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