Title: Sensitivity analysis for reliable design verification of nuclear turbosets
Citation: RELIABILITY ENGINEERING & SYSTEM SAFETY vol. 96 no. 3 p. 391-397
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC57225
ISSN: 0951-8320
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC57225
DOI: 10.1016/j.ress.2010.10.005
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: In this paper we present an application of sensitivity analysis for design verification of nuclear turboset. Before the acquisition of a turbo generator, EDF performs independent design assessment in order to assure safe operating conditions of the new machine in its environment. Variables of interest are related to the vibration behaviour of the machine: its eigenfrequencies and dynamic sensitivity to unbalance. In the framework of design verification, epistemic uncertainties are preponderant. This lack of knowledge is due to inexistent or imprecise information about the design as well as to interaction of the rotating machinery with supporting and sub-structures. Sensitivity analysis allows to rank sources of uncertainty with respect to their importance and, possibly, to screen out insignificant sources of uncertainty. Further studies can then focus on predominant parameters. In particular, the constructor can be asked for detailed information only about the most significant parameters.
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