Mapping complexity sources in nuclear power plant domainsi

Conference Paper

Understanding the sources of complexity in advanced Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) control rooms and their effects on human reliability is critical for ensuring safe performance of both operators and the entire system. New generation control rooms will rely more heavily on automation and computerized Human-System Interfaces (HSI). Without proper management, information representation and required operator-system interaction could challenge operator information processing capabilities. This paper provides an initial step in assessing the sources of complexity in the NPP control rooms and introduces a systems-theoretic descriptive model of these sources of complexity leveraging network theory. Copyright 2010 by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sasangohar, F; Thornburg, K; Cummings, ML; D'Agostino, A

Published Date

  • December 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 /

Start / End Page

  • 2169 - 2173

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1071-1813

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781617820885

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1518/107118110X12829370265285

Citation Source

  • Scopus