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Abstract

The results of international comparative exercises (Benchmark Exercises) are described which have been organized by CEC-JRC, Ispra on selected PSA topics such as the analysis of system reliability, common cause failures and human reliability. The project involves major organizations dealing with nuclear power reactor development and operation, and is aimed at evaluating methods and uncertainties linked with PSA techniques and eventually achieving a consensus on procedures to be adopted, as a result of a common learning process. The results, on the one hand, offer a quite comprehensive state-of-the-art review of existing data, models and procedures; on the other hand, they permit to focus R:20D efforts on the topics for which priority needs might have been identified. In particular, the analyst should be able to more appropriately deal with the dynamic aspects of incident development, especially when studying man-machine interaction problems; researches in progress at JRC-Ispra on this topic are briefly described.

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Authors: AMENDOLA A, JRC - ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);BERSINI U, JRC - ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);CACCIABUE P C, JRC - ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);MANCINI G, JRC - ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);POUCET A JRC - ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC - ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NUCLEAR POWER PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY, WIEN (AUSTRIA), SEPT. 18-OCT. 2, 1987 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 33381 ORA
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Record Number: 1989126036601 / Last updated on: 1989-01-01
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