DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY FOR ANALYZING PRECURSORS TO EARTHQUAKE-INITIATED AND FIRE-INITIATED ACCIDENT SEQUENCES

Award Information
Agency:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$187,573.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
26938
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Future Resources Associate Inc
2039 Shattuck Ave Suite 402, Berkeley, CA, 94704
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Robert J Budnitz
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ALTHOUGH THE ASP (ACCIDENT SEQUENCE PRECURSOR) METHODOLOGY FOR ANALYZING OPERATIONAL DATA AND EVENTS FOR PRECURSORS TO SEVERE ACCIDENTS HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR ABOUT A DECADE, IT DOES NOT NOW INCORPORATE THE ANALYSIS OF PRECURSORS TO EARTHQUAKE-INITIATED AND INTERNAL-FIRE-INITIATED ACCIDENT SEQUENCES. THIS PROJECT'S OBJECTIVE IS TO FILL THIS GAP BY DEVELOPING SUCH A METHODOLOGY. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I EFFORT IS TO DEMONSTRATE THAT DEVELOPING SUCH A METHODOLOGY FOR EARTHQUAKES AND INTERNAL FIRES IS FULLY FEASIBLE, AND TO LAY OUT THE STEPS REQUIRED FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT. THE ACTUAL STEP-BY-STEP METHODOLOGY WILL BE DEVELOPED, DOCUMENTED, AND A USERS' GUIDE PROVIDED IN PHASE II. THE PHASE I PROJECT WILL ALSO DETERMINE THE TYPES OF DATA AND PRECURSOR EVENTS WHOSE COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS ARE REQUIRED, AND THE PRA-TYPE MODELS WHOSE DEVELOPMENT IS NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT THE METHODOLOGY. THE PHASE I PROJECT WILL ALSO PROVIDE TWO STYLIZED CASE-STUDY EXAMPLES, ONE FOR EARTHQUAKES AND ONE FOR FIRES, TO DEMONSTRATE HOW THE FULLY-DEVELOPED METHODOLGOY WOULD WORK IN PRACTICE.

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