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Abstract

Human factor considerations and evaluations of engineered systems by means of Man-Machine Interaction (MMI) methodologies have become, in recent years, key issues in most fields of modern technology. An important aspect of the MMI problem, especially from a plant safety perspective, is the consideration of operators' behaviour, errors and recoveries, as well as the identification of patterns through which errors are made and can be recognized and corrected. The System Response Analyser (SRA) project answers this problem by proposing a simulation methodology where human behaviour and plant response are modelled at theoretical level and are integrated for studying Man-Machine Interactions during abnormal occurrences. The architecture of SRA relies on three well-defined components: the simulation Driver, the human model for the behaviour of the operator and the Machine model for the response of the physical system. The models of the machine and of the operator must be able to simulate the different and diverse configurations possibly encountered as consequences of the physical evolution of the abnormal occurrence and of the stochastic behaviour of components.

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Authors: CACCIABUE P C, JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);MANCINI G JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: IFAC: 4TH MMS (MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS), JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY (CHINA), SEPT. 12-14, 1989, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG-XIII-C-3, POB 1907, MENTIONING PAPER EN 33977 ORA
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Record Number: 1989126107200 / Last updated on: 1993-01-19
Category: PUBLICATION
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