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Verification and Validation for Systems Important to Safety

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2 Author(s)
Thomas, N.C. ; Babcock & Wilcox A McDermott Company P. O. Box 239 Lynchburg, Virginia ; Dowling, E.F.

Verification and validation (V&V) have been applied to nuclear power plant safety systems. Detailed procedures and extensive documentation have provided a high degree of design assurance for safety systems however at a relatively high cost. Guidelines are presently needed for a cost effective V&V approach for systems important to safety, e.g., Emergency Response Systems - NUREG 0696. This paper discusses what V&V does and provides some guidance for developing cost effective V&V programs for systems important to safety.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 1 )