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  1. ADVANCED METHODS FOR MODELING TEAM EFFECTS ON CONTROL-ROOM OPERATOR PERFORMANCE IN REAL-TIME

    SBC: ASCA, INC.            Topic: N/A

    THIS RESEARCH SEEKS THE DEVELOPMENT AND DEMONSTRATION OF A MODEL THAT REPRESENTS THE GROUP DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES TAKING PLACE INSIDE THE CONTROL ROOM OF A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT UNDER BOTH NORMAL AND ABNORMAL OPERATING CONDITIONS. COGNITIVE DECISIONS, TEAM EFFECTS, AND DYNAMIC FEATURES ARE AMONG THE MAJOR ISSUES THAT WILL BE ADDRESSED IN THE PROJECT. THE BASIC TOOL TO BE USED IS THE INFLUENCE DIA ...

    SBIR Phase I 1993 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  2. AGING PROCESSES IN NUCLEAR REACTORS

    SBC: Pdi Technology Inc            Topic: N/A

    AS NUCLEAR PLANTS GROW OLDER, ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS MAY AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF PLANT CONCRETE AND STEEL STRUCTURES. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A STRATEGY WHICH CAN BE APPLIED TO CONCRETE STRUCTURES. IT WILL BE DIRECTED TOWARDSTHE DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS TO ANALYZE AND UNDERSTAND AGING EFFECTS, INCLUDING THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF TIME, TEMPERATURE, RADIATION, HUMIDITY, STRESS, CHEMICAL ENVIRONMENT AN ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  3. AN ADAPTING FINITE ELEMENT MODEL FOR UNSATURATED POROUS MEDIA

    SBC: Advanced Projects Research, Incorporated            Topic: N/A

    A TWO-DIMENSIONAL NUMERICAL MODEL BASED ON A HYBRID FINITE ELEMENT METHOD WITH MESH ADAPTATION IS PROPOSED TO CALCULATE GROUNDWATER FLOW AND POLLUTANT TRANSPORT IN UNSATURATED POROUS MEDIA. THE ALGORITHM IS MODIFIED TO ENHANCE COMPUTATIONAL SPEED AND STORAGE, AND INCORPORATES PETROV-GALERKIN WEIGHTING FOR THE ADVECTION TERMS. NONLINEARITIES ASSOCIATED WITH UNSATURATED SOIL PROPERTIES, ATMOSPHERIC ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  4. AUTOMATIC CREATION AND RENODALIZATION OF TRAC-BWR INPUT DECKS

    SBC: Expert-ease Systems            Topic: N/A

    THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO BUILD A USER-FRIENDLY, PERSONAL COMPUTER BASED WORKSTATION FOR PERFORMING TRAC-BWR ANALYSIS. THE SOFTWARE WILL ALLOW A USER TO READ-IN DATA FROM EXISTING TRAC-BWR INPUT DECKS (ASCII), DRAW NODALIZATION DIAGRAM, MODIFY INPUT, AUTOMATICALLY RENODALIZE THE VESSEL, CHAN AND PIPE COMPONENTS, GENERATE INPUT DECK, SUBMIT JOB, BRING BACK PLOTDATA, DISPLAY RESUL ...

    SBIR Phase I 1987 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  5. COMPUTERIZED EMERGENCY OPERATION PROCEDURES RESEARCH

    SBC: Accident Prevention Group            Topic: N/A

    THE PURPOSE OF PHASE I OF THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO CRITICALLY REVIEW THE EXISTING COMPUTERIZED EOP SYSTEMS FOR BOTH PWR AND BWR PLANTS, DEVELOPED BY VARIOUS NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THEIR ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES AND LIMITATIONS IN TERMS OF THEIR IMPACT ON OPERATORS PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY AND RECOMMEND ONE SYSTEM OR A COMPOSITE OF SEVERAL SYSTEMS, BEFOR ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  6. DEVELOPMENT OF TOOLS FOR SAFETY ANALYSIS OF CONTROL SOFTWARE IN ADVANCED REACTORS

    SBC: Advanced Systems Concepts            Topic: N/A

    THIS RESEARCH WILL EXECUTE AN INDEPTH STUDY OF THE BASIC FEATURES OF EMBEDDED SYSTEM AND PLANT PROCESS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ITS INTERACTIONS WITH THE HARDWARE SYSTEMS THAT IT IS INTENDED TO CONTROL AND REGULATE. THE PURPOSE OF SUCH A STUDY WILL BE TO IDENTIFY THE PROCEDURES AND ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES, TO BE INTEGRATED IN AN EMBEDDED SYSTEM SOFTWARE ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY, THAT CAN BE OF GREATEST UTILI ...

    SBIR Phase II 1993 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  7. FACILITATE DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF FAULT TREES

    SBC: Expert-ease Systems            Topic: N/A

    WORKSTATION AND EXPERT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES HAVE A POTENTIAL OF SUBSTANTIALLY FACILITATING THE DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATIONOF FAULT TREES. INTRODUCING A WORKSTATION PHILOSOPHY WITH AN INTERACTIVE SET OF INTEGRATED SOFTWARE TOOLS ON A LOCAL COMPUTER WILL PROMOTE IMPROVED CONTINUITY IN THE THOUGHT PROCESS DURING A FAULT TREE DEVELOPMENT. THE EXPERT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY WILL SIMPLIFY THE WAY FAULT TREES AR ...

    SBIR Phase I 1985 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  8. IN-REACTOR MEASUREMENTS INVOLVING ELECTROCHEMICAL POTENTIAL A NUMBER OF BOILING WATER REACTORS (BWRS) SUGGEST THAT THE WATER CHEMISTRY OF THE PRIMARY COOLANT OF EACH BWR MAY BE UNIQUE WITH RESPECT TO ITS ABILITY TO FACILITATE IGSCC AND/ OR MAY CHANGE

    SBC: Michael Fox            Topic: N/A

    IN-REACTOR MEASUREMENTS INVOLVING ELECTROCHEMICAL POTENTIAL A NUMBER OF BOILING WATER REACTORS (BWRS) SUGGEST THAT THE WATER CHEMISTRY OF THE PRIMARY COOLANT OF EACH BWR MAY BE UNIQUE WITH RESPECT TO ITS ABILITY TO FACILITATE IGSCC AND/ OR MAY CHANGE WITH REACTOR OPERATING TIME OR AGE. THE WORK PROPOSED IS TO GATHER, REVIEW, ORGANIZE, COMPILE, C COMPUTERIZE, AND ANALYZE IN-REACTOR DATA PERTAINING ...

    SBIR Phase I 1985 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  9. METHODS TO UNDERSTAND AND ANALYZE AGING EFFECTS

    SBC: Sea Consultants            Topic: N/A

    N/A

    SBIR Phase I 1985 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  10. PROBABILITY OF FLOODS WITH VERY LONG RETURN PERIODS

    SBC: Linsley Kraeger Associates Ltd            Topic: N/A

    THIS PROPOSAL IS DIRECTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PROCEDURE FOR GENERATING LONG STREAMFLOW SEQUENCES. IT IS PROPOSED TO FIRST DEVELOP A LONG SEQUENCE OF HOURLY RAINFALL BY STOCHASTIC METHODS AND TO TRANSFORM THIS RAINFALL SEQUENCE INTO STREAMFLOW WITH A DETERMINISTIC HYDROLOGIC MODEL. PHASE I WILL FOCUS ON THE A STOCHASTIC RAINFALL MODEL CAPABLE OF DEVELOPING RAINFALL SEQUENCES AT MULTIPLE SITES. ...

    SBIR Phase II 1985 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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