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Resilience in the context of Nuclear safety engineering

Yan, Rundong; Tolo, Silvia; Dunnett, Sarah; Andrews, John; Patelli, Edoardo

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Rundong Yan

Sarah Dunnett

Professor of Infrastructure Asset Management

Edoardo Patelli


The safety and reliability of critical infrastructures is a key challenge in modern societies. This is all the more true when referring to the nuclear power industry, due to the rigid safety requirements on the one hand and the growing complexity of new systems on the other. The current study investigates the potential of a resilience engineering approach in dealing with current and future challenges in the context of nuclear reactor safety. The efficiency of several resilience metrics for capturing systems’ performance in the case of accidents are discussed, and a novel framework for resilience analysis of nuclear reactor is proposed. The overall aim of this work is to provide computational and theoretical tools for resilience evaluation, paving the way for its application in the nuclear industry.


Yan, R., Tolo, S., Dunnett, S., Andrews, J., & Patelli, E. (2020). Resilience in the context of Nuclear safety engineering

Conference Name RAMS 2020: 66th Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium
Start Date Jan 27, 2020
End Date Jan 30, 2020
Acceptance Date Oct 3, 2019
Publication Date Jan 29, 2020
Deposit Date Mar 16, 2020
Publicly Available Date Mar 16, 2020
Keywords Nuclear power, Resilience, Petri nets, Simulation, Natural hazards
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