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Title: Integrated deterministic and probabilistic safety analysis for safety assessment of nuclear power plants

The present special issue contains an overview of the research in the field of Integrated Deterministic and Probabilistic Safety Assessment (IDPSA) of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs). Traditionally, safety regulation for NPPs design and operation has been based on Deterministic Safety Assessment (DSA) methods to verify criteria that assure plant safety in a number of postulated Design Basis Accident (DBA) scenarios. Referring to such criteria, it is also possible to identify those plant Structures, Systems, and Components (SSCs) and activities that are most important for safety within those postulated scenarios. Then, the design, operation, and maintenance of these “safety-related” SSCs and activities are controlled through regulatory requirements and supported by Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA).
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Politecnico di Milano, Milano (Italy)
  2. Politecnico di Milano, Milano (Italy); Fondation EDF, Centrale Supelec, Paris (France)
  3. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  4. EDF R&D, Clamart Cedex (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1223305
Grant/Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations (Print)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations (Print); Journal Volume: 2015; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-6075
Publisher:
Hindawi
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS