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

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Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26938
Amount: $187,573.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Future Resources Associate Inc
2039 Shattuck Ave Suite 402, Berkeley, CA, 94704
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Robert J Budnitz
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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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