Human Reliability Analysis in Large-scale Digital Control Systems

  • Jae Whan Kim
Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)


The reliability of human operators, which are basic parts of large-scale systems along with hardware and software, is introduced in Part III. A review of historic methods for human reliability analyses is presented in Chapter 7. The human factors engineering process to design a human-machine interface (HMI) is introduced in Chapter 8. Human and software reliability are difficult to completely analyze. The analysis may not guarantee the system against human errors. Strict human factors engineering is applied when designing human-machine systems, especially safety critical systems, to enhance human reliability. A new system for human performance evaluation, that was developed at KAIST, is introduced in Chapter 9. Measuring human performance is an indispensable activity for both human reliability analysis and human factors engineering.


Failure Probability Human Error Task Step Diagnosis Failure Human Factor Engineering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jae Whan Kim
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  1. 1.Integrated Safety Assessment DivisionKorea Atomic Energy Research InstituteDaejeonKorea, Republic of

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