Evaluation of Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties Methodology for Assessing and Certifying the Reliability of the Nuclear Stockpile

Evaluation of Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties Methodology for Assessing and Certifying the Reliability of the Nuclear Stockpile

By: National Research Council (author), Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (author), Committee on the Evaluation of Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties Methodology for Assessing (author)Paperback

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Maintaining the capabilities of the nuclear weapons stockpile and performing the annual assessment for the stockpile's certification involves a wide range of processes, technologies, and expertise. An important and valuable framework helping to link those components is the quantification of margins and uncertainties (QMU) methodology. In this book, the National Research Council evaluates: * how the national security labs were using QMU, including any significant differences among the three labs * its use in the annual assessment * whether the applications of QMU to assess the proposed reliable replacement warhead (RRW) could reduce the likelihood of resuming underground nuclear testing This book presents an assessment of each of these issues and includes findings and recommendations to help guide laboratory and NNSA implementation and development of the QMU framework. It also serves as a guide for congressional oversight of those activities.

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Committee on the Evaluation of Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties Methodology for Assessing and Certifying the Reliability of the Nuclear Stockpile, National Research Council

Contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Summary; 3 1 Overview; 4 2 Use of the QMU Methodology; 5 3 QMU and the Annual Assessment Review; 6 4 Comparison and Contrast of the Use of QMU; 7 5 QMU and the RRW Program; 8 Appendixes; 9 Appendix A: A Probabilistic Risk Assessment Perspective of QMU; 10 Appendix B: Committee Biographical Information; 11 Appendix C: Glossary

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309128537
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 92
  • ID: 9780309128537
  • ISBN10: 0309128536

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