Reliability and Risk
Reliability and Risk Research Overview
Risk analysis is the solution to complex problems and represents the pinnacle of interdisciplinary research and education. Following the Three Mile Island disaster in 1979, Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) has become a key pillar of the risk-informed nuclear regulatory framework and is now a requirement for every Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in the United States. Enhancing the prevention of catastrophic technological accidents and the protection of environment requires advancement in multidisciplinary PRA. This demands the development of a common vocabulary within diverse engineering and social science domains in order to address risks emerging from the interface of social and technical systems.