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Title: Tornado missile simulation and design methodology. Volume 2: model verification and data base updates. Final report

Abstract

A probabilistic methodology has been developed to predict the probabilities of tornado-propelled missiles impacting and damaging nuclear power plant structures. Mathematical models of each event in the tornado missile hazard have been developed and sequenced to form an integrated, time-history simulation methodology. The models are data based where feasible. The data include documented records of tornado occurrence, field observations of missile transport, results of wind tunnel experiments, and missile impact tests. Probabilistic Monte Carlo techniques are used to estimate the risk probabilities. The methodology has been encoded in the TORMIS computer code to facilitate numerical analysis and plant-specific tornado missile probability assessments.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5906664
Report Number(s):
EPRI-NP-2005-Vol.2
ON: DE82900362; TRN: 82-000564
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CONTAINMENT BUILDINGS; MISSILE PROTECTION; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; RISK ASSESSMENT; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; IMPACT SHOCK; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MONTE CARLO METHOD; PROBABILITY; TORNADOES; CONTAINMENT; DISASTERS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; STORMS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; WIND; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety

Citation Formats

Twisdale, L A, and Dunn, W L. Tornado missile simulation and design methodology. Volume 2: model verification and data base updates. Final report. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Twisdale, L A, & Dunn, W L. Tornado missile simulation and design methodology. Volume 2: model verification and data base updates. Final report. United States.
Twisdale, L A, and Dunn, W L. Sat . "Tornado missile simulation and design methodology. Volume 2: model verification and data base updates. Final report". United States.
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title = {Tornado missile simulation and design methodology. Volume 2: model verification and data base updates. Final report},
author = {Twisdale, L A and Dunn, W L},
abstractNote = {A probabilistic methodology has been developed to predict the probabilities of tornado-propelled missiles impacting and damaging nuclear power plant structures. Mathematical models of each event in the tornado missile hazard have been developed and sequenced to form an integrated, time-history simulation methodology. The models are data based where feasible. The data include documented records of tornado occurrence, field observations of missile transport, results of wind tunnel experiments, and missile impact tests. Probabilistic Monte Carlo techniques are used to estimate the risk probabilities. The methodology has been encoded in the TORMIS computer code to facilitate numerical analysis and plant-specific tornado missile probability assessments.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {8}
}

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