Improvement of the GO-FLOW Methodology

  • Takeshi Matsuoka
Conference paper


The authors have developed a system reliability analysis methodology GO-FLOW, which is a success oriented system reliability analysis method. An improvement of the GO-FLOW methodology has been made for being able to treat continuously maintained components. An explanation is made for a simple engineering system, and the improved GO-FLOW is applied to a reliability analysis of component cooling water system CCWS of a nuclear power plant.


Nuclear Power Plant Failure Probability Repair Rate Operating Pump Boiling Water Reactor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takeshi Matsuoka
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  1. 1.National Maritime Research InstituteMitaka, TokyoJapan

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