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Reports on the contributions made by GESAMAC to the scientific/policy analysis community. A new method for global sensitivity analysis of model output based on the Fourier Amplitude Sensitivity Test (FAST), named Extended FAST because of its capacity to evaluate total effect indices for any uncertainty factor in the model under analysis. A conceptual framework to account for all sources of uncertainty in simulation problems of complex systems: the Bayesian approach has been applied to a hypothetical nuclear disposal system (called the Level E/G test case). An additional tool/frame of potential use in communicating safety assessment results to different fora (eg. politicians or the general public). A parallel Monte Carlo driver for stochastic simulations of complex systems which takes advantage of the high performance of parallel computing environments to optimize the efficiency of the simulation. A simple research model of a synthetic nuclear disposal system with particular emphasis on the geosphere sub-system. A test case (Level E/G) for assessing the methodologies and tools developed and/or used in the project.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19113 EN (1999), 87pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-7316-1
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