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HYBRID ASSESSMENT TOOL, AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF QUANTIFYING RISK

United States Patent Application

20080010230
A1
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There is disclosed a hybrid assessment tool. In an embodiment, the tool includes code to determine initial cut sets from a model; code to modify the initial cut sets; code to create a logic model representative of a subset of failure combinations created from the initial cut sets; code to convert the logic model representative into a binary decision diagram (BDD); and code to quantify the risk for a scenario. There is disclosed a method of quantifying risk of a scenario. In one embodiment, the method includes determining initial cut sets from a model; modifying the initial cut sets; creating a logic model representative of a subset of failure combinations created from the initial cut sets; converting the logic model into a BDD; and quantifying the risk for the scenario using the BDD. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
Smith, Curtis L. (Idaho Falls, ID), Wood, S. Ted (Rigby, ID), Prescott, Steven R. (Rigby, ID)
11/ 428,888
July 6, 2006
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] The United States Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517 between the United States Department of Energy and Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC.