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Title: Development of Simulation-Based Evaluation System for Iterative Design of Human-Machine Interface in a Nuclear Power Plant - Application for Reducing Workload

Abstract

Development of simulation-based evaluation and analysis support system for man-machine interface design (SEAMAID) has been conducted in the Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation to simulate the behavior of a few operators and the human-machine interface (HMI) in a commercialized pressurized water reactor plant. The workload is one of the key factors with respect to reducing the human error in the operation of nuclear power plants. In order to produce a high-quality design of HMI, the evaluation method was developed to simulate and analyze the operator's workload. Our method was adopted from the cognition model proposed by Reason. The workload such as the length of the visual point movement and the moving length of the operators was visualized in a monitor image during the simulation, and then recorded as a movie-file. As a consequence, the validation of SEAMAID was clarified.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4]
  1. Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (Japan)
  2. Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation (Japan)
  3. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)
  4. Kyoto University (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20826821
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nuclear Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 141; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2006 American Nuclear Society (ANS), United States, All rights reserved. http://epubs.ans.org/; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0029-5450
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DESIGN; ENGINEERING; ITERATIVE METHODS; MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PLANTS; PWR TYPE REACTORS

Citation Formats

Fumizawa, Motoo, Kameda, Akiyuki, Nakagawa, Takashi, Wei, Wu, and Yoshikawa, Hidekazu. Development of Simulation-Based Evaluation System for Iterative Design of Human-Machine Interface in a Nuclear Power Plant - Application for Reducing Workload. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Fumizawa, Motoo, Kameda, Akiyuki, Nakagawa, Takashi, Wei, Wu, & Yoshikawa, Hidekazu. Development of Simulation-Based Evaluation System for Iterative Design of Human-Machine Interface in a Nuclear Power Plant - Application for Reducing Workload. United States.
Fumizawa, Motoo, Kameda, Akiyuki, Nakagawa, Takashi, Wei, Wu, and Yoshikawa, Hidekazu. Wed . "Development of Simulation-Based Evaluation System for Iterative Design of Human-Machine Interface in a Nuclear Power Plant - Application for Reducing Workload". United States.
@article{osti_20826821,
title = {Development of Simulation-Based Evaluation System for Iterative Design of Human-Machine Interface in a Nuclear Power Plant - Application for Reducing Workload},
author = {Fumizawa, Motoo and Kameda, Akiyuki and Nakagawa, Takashi and Wei, Wu and Yoshikawa, Hidekazu},
abstractNote = {Development of simulation-based evaluation and analysis support system for man-machine interface design (SEAMAID) has been conducted in the Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation to simulate the behavior of a few operators and the human-machine interface (HMI) in a commercialized pressurized water reactor plant. The workload is one of the key factors with respect to reducing the human error in the operation of nuclear power plants. In order to produce a high-quality design of HMI, the evaluation method was developed to simulate and analyze the operator's workload. Our method was adopted from the cognition model proposed by Reason. The workload such as the length of the visual point movement and the moving length of the operators was visualized in a monitor image during the simulation, and then recorded as a movie-file. As a consequence, the validation of SEAMAID was clarified.},
doi = {},
journal = {Nuclear Technology},
issn = {0029-5450},
number = 1,
volume = 141,
place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {1}
}