DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED TECHNIQUES FOR DYNAMIC PRA

Award Information
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26937
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1994
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
210 Edgevale Rd, Baltimore, MD, 21210
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Ali Mosleh
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Abstract
CHANGES IN PLANT STATUS, EITHER BEFORE OR DURING AN ACCIDENT SEQUENC CAN CONSIDERABLY AFFECT ITS OUTCOME; BOTH THE ACTURAL OUTCOME AND THAT PREDICTED BY PROBABILISTIC RISK ASSESSMENT. IN ORDER TO ACCURATELY REPRESENT THE POSSIBLE ACCIDENTS AND THEIR PROBABILITIES, THE PRA MODEL MUST CONSIDER THE DYNAMIC CHARACTER OF THE PLANT, IT'S SYSTEMS AND OPERATORS. A LIVING, DYNAMIC PRA IS ONE IN WHICH ALL TYPES OF CHANGES MUST BE PERIODICALLY ACCOUNTED FOR. FOR INSTANCE, THE EFFECTS OF AGING AND PLANT CONFIGURATION CHANGES MUST BE PERIODICALLY ACCOUNTED FOR BY UPDATING THE PRA DATA AND MODEL. EXISTING PRAS WILL BE EXAMINED TO IDENTIFY SCENARIOS IN WHICH THE USE OF DYNAMIC PRA METHODS COULD MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IN THE RESULTING CORE DAMAGE FREQUENCY. CONVENTIONAL RESULTS FOR THESE SCENARIOS WILL BE COMPARED TO THOSE OBTAINED USING SELECTED REPRESENTATIVE DYNAMIC PRA METHODS AS THEY EXIST NOW. ONE COMBINATION OF METHODS MAY BE CHOSEN ON IT'S RELATIVE MERITS COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL METHODS. THE CHOSEN COMBINATION WILL BE EXAMINED TO DETERMINE IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED TO MAKE IT APPLICABLE TO SITUATIONS WHICH REQUIRE DYNAMIC ANALYSIS. THESE IMPROVEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED DURING PHASE II WHERE A PROTOTYPE DYNAMIC PRA COMPUTER PROGRAM WILL BE DEVELOPED AND TESTED WITH REPRESENTATIVE DYNAMIC SCENARIOS.

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