Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1982

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Nuclear Engineering

Abstract

This work investigates two important areas in human reliability engineering: models for human performance analysis, and reliable data for these models. In the first area, the author addresses the two modeling techniques "THERP" and "SAINT" showing that the flexibility and nuclear relevance of the second give it the merit to be used in modeling and analyzing human tasks in complex man-machine systems such as nuclear systems. A case study is investigated and simulated by the "SAINT" to explore its dynamic capabilities;In the second area, the author evaluates all the available human data sources, develops a new description format for human related events with all the information matrices needed for human reliability analysis. A complete operations data bank for sixty-five commercial power plants in the U.S.A. over a period of ten years is constructed;Data analysis, with qualitative and quantitative evaluations using the information matrices provided in the operations data bank, is presented. Operator error probability computations are made for some operational tasks in selected nuclear engineered safety feature systems. Moreover, the assessment of the role of the performance shaping factors is discussed.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-5067

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Abdel-Mohsen Morsy Metwally

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8221207

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

282 pages

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