Mathematical methods of probabilistic safety analysis
Abstract
The objectives of this project include the following: (1) to make significant strides in the provision of improved bases or criteria for decisionmaking involving risk to the public health and safety (where a risk involves a combination of a hazard and the probability of that hazard); (2) to make significant strides in the structuring and development of improved, and possibly alternative, general methodologies for assessing risk and riskbenefit for technological systems; (3) to develop improvements in the techniques for the quantitative assessment of risk and benefit; (4) to apply methods of risk and riskbenefit assessment to specific applications in nuclear power (and possibly other technological systems) in order to test methodologies, to uncover needed improvements and gaps in technique, and to provide a partial, selective, independent assessment of the levels of risk arising from nuclear power.
 Publication:

NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
 Pub Date:
 September 1974
 Bibcode:
 1974STIN...7725357A
 Keywords:

 Failure Analysis;
 Nuclear Reactors;
 Probability Theory;
 Reactor Safety;
 Markov Processes;
 Mathematical Models;
 Reliability;
 Risk;
 Sampling;
 Statistical Analysis;
 Engineering (General)