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Methodology for Assessment of Uncertain Input Data for a Level-3 PRA Analysis of a Nuclear Reactor Accident using MACCS2

  • Nathan E. Bixler
  • Charles W. Morrow
  • Joshua M. Phillips
  • Milad Fatenejad
  • Jocelyn Mitchell
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Abstract

MACCS2 [1] is a probabilistic accident consequence code that estimates the risks from the operation of nuclear installations, based on the postulated frequencies and severities of potential accidents. The risk estimates provide one of many inputs for judgments on risk acceptability and ways to reduce the excess conservatism in offsite consequence calculations. The uncertainty associated with these risk estimates has an important role in guiding efforts to reduce risks.

Keywords

Uncertainty Distribution Stability Class Uncertainty Assessment Nuclear Regulatory Commission Expert Elicitation 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathan E. Bixler
    • 1
  • Charles W. Morrow
    • 1
  • Joshua M. Phillips
    • 1
  • Milad Fatenejad
    • 1
  • Jocelyn Mitchell
    • 2
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.US Nuclear Regulatory CommissionWashington, DCUSA

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