Application of Virtual Human Factor Verification to Fire Accidents at the Main Control Room in Nuclear Power Plant

  • Zhiyao LiuEmail author
  • Qichao Zhao
  • Linwu Sun
  • Yantong Luo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 576)


The main control room (MCR) is the central of Human-Computer interaction (HCI) of nuclear power plants (NPPs), providing safety and comfortable working environment for operators. The present study built a 3-D virtual reality MCR and presented a fire accident in it. During the experiment, the physiological data including electrodermal activity (EDA) and electrocardiogram (ECG), and eye tracking data of the participants were measured. This method can quantitatively analyse and evaluate HCI, training, fitness and other human factors such as human errors or performance. The results reveal this quantitative evaluation method is valuable for improving HCI design and enhancing human performance.


NPP Virtual reality Human factor HCI MCR 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

1. The study was approved by the Logistics Department for Civilian Ethics Committee of China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd.

2. All subjects who participated in the experiment were provided with and signed an informed consent form.

3. All relevant ethical safeguards have been met with regard to subject protection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhiyao Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Qichao Zhao
    • 2
  • Linwu Sun
    • 1
  • Yantong Luo
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Power Safety Monitoring Technology and EquipmentChina Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd.ShenzhenChina
  2. 2.KingFar International Inc.BeijingChina

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