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​​​​​​​​Human Reliability Analysis—HUNTER


Goal

To develop a human-reliability assessment (HRA) application called the Human Unimodel for Nuclear Technology to Enhance Reliability (HUNTER).

HUNTER functions as a framework for dynamic HRA modeling—including a simplified model of human cognition and a virtual operator—that produces relevant outputs, such as human-error probability, time spent on task, or task decisions based on plant evolutions.

​Outco​me

Researchers will develop a framework that formalizes the HRA method as software code that could be applied to industry risk analysis. The initial demonstration centers on a steam-generator tube-rupture scenario, using complexity as the first virtual operator performance-shaping factor. The implementation of HUNTER can be readily scaled to other nuclear power plant scenarios of interest and will include additional PSFs in the future.

Planned Major Accomplishments:​

  • ​2023—finalize a quality-assured code for industry use; facilitate a HUNTER user's group with industry engagement.

  • 2024—use HUNTER to model safety margins and staffing efficiency through planned control-room upgrade scenarios related to digital instrumentation and control; develop an approach for the use of artificial-intelligence and machine-learning technologies for simplifying HUNTER analyses; develop and demonstrate interfaces between HUNTER and other simulator tools (e.g., full-scope and microworld simulators).

 

Related Reports

 

 

HUNTER Demonstration: Part 1, Empirical Data Collection of Operational Scenarios, INL/RPT-22-6916753490Human Unimodel for Nuclear Technology to Enhance Reliability (HUNTER) Demonstration: Part 1, Empirical Data Collection of Operational Scenarios, INL/RPT-22-69167Human Unimodel for Nuclear Technology to Enhance Reliability (HUNTER) Demonstration: Part 1, Empirical Data Collection of Operational Scenarios, INL/RPT-22-691679/14/2022 11:54:27 AMINL/RPT-22-69167 Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Human Unimodel for Nuclear Technology to Enhance Reliability (HUNTER) Demonstration: Part 1, Empirical Data Collection 83https://lwrs.inl.gov/RiskInformed Safety Margin Characterization/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
Software Implementation and Demonstration of the HUNTER, INL/RPT-22-66564241307Software Implementation and Demonstration of the Human Unimodel for Nuclear Technology to Enhance Reliability (HUNTER), INL/RPT-22-66564Software Implementation and Demonstration of the Human Unimodel for Nuclear Technology to Enhance Reliability (HUNTER), INL/RPT-22-665643/31/2022 10:26:03 PMINL/RPT-22-66564 Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Software Implementation and Demonstration of the Human Unimodel for Nuclear Technology to Enhance Reliability (HUNTER 303https://lwrs.inl.gov/RiskInformed Safety Margin Characterization/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
An Adaptable Software Toolkit for Dynamic Human Reliability Analysis: Progress Toward HUNTER 2, INL/EXT-21-64525234747An Adaptable Software Toolkit for Dynamic Human Reliability Analysis: Progress Toward HUNTER 2, INL/EXT-21-64525An Adaptable Software Toolkit for Dynamic Human Reliability Analysis: Progress Toward HUNTER 2, INL/EXT-21-645259/30/2021 9:21:38 PMINL/EXT-21-64525 Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program An Adaptable Software Toolkit for Dynamic Human Reliability Analysis: Progress Toward HUNTER 2 September 2021 U.S. 416https://lwrs.inl.gov/RiskInformed Safety Margin Characterization/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
Integration of Human Reliability Analysis Models into the Simulation-Based Framework, INL/EXT-16-3901555771Integration of Human Reliability Analysis Models into the Simulation-Based Framework, INL/EXT-16-39015Integration of Human Reliability Analysis Models into the Simulation-Based Framework, INL/EXT-16-390157/1/2016 5:19:06 PMINL/EXT-16-39015 Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Integration of Human Reliability Analysis Models into the Simulation-Based Framework for the Risk-Informed Safety 444https://lwrs.inl.gov/RiskInformed Safety Margin Characterization/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
Proof-of-Concept Demonstrations for Computation-Based Human Reliability Analysis: Modeling Operator Performance During Flooding Scenarios, INL/EXT-15-3674155922Proof-of-Concept Demonstrations for Computation-Based Human Reliability Analysis: Modeling Operator Performance During Flooding Scenarios, INL-EXT-15-36741Proof-of-Concept Demonstrations for Computation-Based Human Reliability Analysis: Modeling Operator Performance During Flooding Scenarios, INL-EXT-15-3674110/1/2015 9:19:16 PMNeither the U.S. Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the 236https://lwrs.inl.gov/RiskInformed Safety Margin Characterization/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
A Research Roadmap for Computation-Based Human Reliability Analysis, INL/EXT-15-3605155914A Research Roadmap for Computation-Based Human Reliability Analysis, INL-EXT-15-36051A Research Roadmap for Computation-Based Human Reliability Analysis, INL-EXT-15-360517/31/2015 6:08:03 PMINL/EXT-15-36051 Revision 0 Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program A Research Roadmap for Computation-Based Human Reliability Analysis July 2015 DOE Office of Nuclear 17https://lwrs.inl.gov/RiskInformed Safety Margin Characterization/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf
Simulation and Non-Simulation Based Human Reliability Analysis Approaches, INL/EXT-14-3390355194Simulation and Non-Simulation Based Human Reliability Analysis Approaches, INL-EXT-14-33903Simulation and Non-Simulation Based Human Reliability Analysis Approaches, INL-EXT-14-3390312/18/2014 7:23:58 PMThis information was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the U.S. Government Neither the U.S. Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees 150https://lwrs.inl.gov/RiskInformed Safety Margin Characterization/Forms/AllItems.aspxpdfFalsepdf






 








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An image of a virtual op​erator​.