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Global sensitivity analysis

Funded under: FP7

Abstract

The contribution to the sample mean plot, originally proposed by Sinclair (1993), is revived and further developed as practical tool for global sensitivity analysis. The potentials of this simple and versatile graphical tool are discussed. Beyond the qualitative assessment provided by this approach, a statistical test is proposed for sensitivity analysis. A case study that simulates the transport of radionuclides through the geosphere from an underground disposal vault containing nuclear waste (OECD 1993) is considered as a benchmark. The new approach is tested against a very efficient sensitivity analysis method based on state dependent parameter meta-modelling (Ratto et al. 2007).

Additional information

Authors: BOLADO-LAVIN R, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);CASTAINGS W, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);TARANTOLA S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23433 EN (2008), 21 pp. Free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LBNA23433 (Catalogue Number: LB-NA-23433-EN-C)
Record Number: 200910422 / Last updated on: 2009-10-07
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en