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Implementation of V&V Tasks for Improving Nuclear I&C System Software Safety

  • Bao-Juan Yin
  • Jing Li
  • Ya-Qi Wang
  • Da-Hu LiuEmail author
  • You-Yuan Li
Conference paper
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 455)

Abstract

As more computer-based instrumentation and control (I&C) systems are used in nuclear power plants (NPPs), software safety becomes more and more important for safe and reliable operation of NPPs. Based on the hidden nature of software itself, its safety needs to be guaranteed by being strictly verified and validated in the process of software development to eliminate the potential design faults. The tasks performed by verification and validation (V&V) personnel play an important role in improving safety of I&C system software used in NPPs. Three key V&V tasks including traceability analysis, hazard analysis and safety testing are highlighted; their relationship and implementation methods are discussed; the implementation methods can be applied or referenced in future software safety V&V and improving digital I&C system safety.

Keywords

V&V I&C system Software safety Traceability analysis Hazard analysis Safety testing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bao-Juan Yin
    • 1
  • Jing Li
    • 1
  • Ya-Qi Wang
    • 1
  • Da-Hu Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • You-Yuan Li
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuclear and Radiation Safety CenterBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.China Techenergy Co., Ltd.BeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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