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AN EVENT CLASSIFICATION SCHEMA FOR CONSIDERING SITE RISK IN A MULTI-UNIT NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PROBABILISTIC RISK ASSESSMENT

dc.contributor.advisorModarres, Mohammaden_US
dc.contributor.authorSchroer, Suzanneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-04T06:30:21Z
dc.date.available2014-02-04T06:30:21Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/14761
dc.description.abstractToday, probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) at multi-unit nuclear power plants consider risk from each unit separately and do not formally consider interactions between the units. These interactions make the operation of multiple units dependent on each other and should be accounted for in the PRAs. In order to effectively account for these risks in a multi-unit PRA, six main dependence classifications have been created: initiating events, shared connections, identical components, proximity dependencies, human dependencies, and organizational dependencies. This thesis discusses these six classifications that could create dependence between multiple units. As a validation of the classification, this thesis will also discuss multi-unit events that have occurred in operating plants. Finally, this thesis will present existing methodologies that could be used to quantify unit-to-unit dependencies in the PRA for each classification.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAN EVENT CLASSIFICATION SCHEMA FOR CONSIDERING SITE RISK IN A MULTI-UNIT NUCLEAR POWER PLANT PROBABILISTIC RISK ASSESSMENTen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentReliability Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledNuclear engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMechanical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMulti-Uniten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNuclear Power Planten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPRAen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPSAen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRisk Assessmenten_US


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