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Appraisal of the PREP, KITT, and SAMPLE computer codes for the evaluation of the reliability characteristics of engineered systems

Technical Report:

Abstract

For the probabilistic approach to reactor safety assessment by the use of event tree and fault tree techniques it is essential to be able to estimate the probabilities of failure of the various engineered safety features provided to mitigate the effects of postulated accident sequences. The PREP, KITT and SAMPLE computer codes, which incorporate Kinetic Tree Theory, perform these calculations and have been used extensively to evaluate the reliability characteristics of engineered safety features of American nuclear reactors. Working versions of these computer codes are now available in SRD, and this report explains the merits, capabilities and ease of application of the PREP, KITT, and SAMPLE programs for the solution of system reliability problems.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1976
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
SRD-R-57
Reference Number:
AIX-08-293767; ERA-02-035217; EDB-77-073882
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; COMPUTER CODES; P CODES; S CODES; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; FAULT TREE ANALYSIS; K CODES; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEMS; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; FAILURE MODE ANALYSIS; PROBABILITY; REACTOR SAFETY; RELIABILITY; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; SAFETY; SYSTEM FAILURE ANALYSIS; SYSTEMS ANALYSIS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; 220900* - Nuclear Reactor Technology- Reactor Safety
OSTI ID:
8187419
Research Organizations:
UKAEA Safety and Reliability Directorate, Culcheth
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Availability:
NTIS (US Sales Only) $4.00.
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 42
Announcement Date:
Mar 14, 2013

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Shaw, P, and White, R F. Appraisal of the PREP, KITT, and SAMPLE computer codes for the evaluation of the reliability characteristics of engineered systems. United Kingdom: N. p., 1976. Web.
Shaw, P, & White, R F. Appraisal of the PREP, KITT, and SAMPLE computer codes for the evaluation of the reliability characteristics of engineered systems. United Kingdom.
Shaw, P, and White, R F. 1976. "Appraisal of the PREP, KITT, and SAMPLE computer codes for the evaluation of the reliability characteristics of engineered systems." United Kingdom.
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author = {Shaw, P, and White, R F}
abstractNote = {For the probabilistic approach to reactor safety assessment by the use of event tree and fault tree techniques it is essential to be able to estimate the probabilities of failure of the various engineered safety features provided to mitigate the effects of postulated accident sequences. The PREP, KITT and SAMPLE computer codes, which incorporate Kinetic Tree Theory, perform these calculations and have been used extensively to evaluate the reliability characteristics of engineered safety features of American nuclear reactors. Working versions of these computer codes are now available in SRD, and this report explains the merits, capabilities and ease of application of the PREP, KITT, and SAMPLE programs for the solution of system reliability problems.}
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year = {1976}
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