Risk-Informed Systems Analysis

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Research and Development to optimize safety margins and minimize uncertainties to achieve high levels of safety and economic efficiencies. The pathway will: (1) deploy risk-informed tools and methods of technologies that enable better representation of safety margins and the factors that contribute to cost and risk and (2) conduct advanced risk-assessment applications with industry to support margin-management strategies that enable more cost-effective plant operation. The tools and methods provided by the pathway will support effective safety-margin management for both active and passive Structures, Systems, and Components (SSCs) of nuclear power plants.