Data Situation and the Quality of Risk Assessment

  • A. Birkhofer
  • K. Köberlein
Conference paper


Although this paper is to be presented at a conference, the main topic of which is reliability data, it will not concentrate on this matter. Rather it will try to discuss the influence of data of various kind on the quality of risk analyses. In this discussion risk analysis for nuclear power plants will take a considerable part, not only because the authors are engaged in this area, but also — and mainly — because up to now nuclear power plants are the favorite object of risk analyses.


Nuclear Power Plant Multiple Failure Random Failure Data Situation Probabilistic Risk Analysis 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Birkhofer
    • 1
  • K. Köberlein
    • 1
  1. 1.Gesellschaft für Reaktorsicherheit ForschungsgeländeGarchingGermany

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