Russian risk assessment methods and approaches

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One of the benefits resulting from the collapse of the Soviet Union is the increased dialogue currently taking place between American and Russian nuclear weapons scientists in various technical arenas. One of these arenas currently being investigated involves collaborative studies which illustrate how risk assessment is perceived and utilized in the Former Soviet Union (FSU). The collaborative studies indicate that, while similarities exist with respect to some methodologies, the assumptions and approaches in performing risk assessments were, and still are, somewhat different in the FSU as opposed to that in the US. The purpose of this paper is to highlight ... continued below

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Dvorack, M.A.; Carlson, D.D. & Smith, R.E. July 1, 1996.

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One of the benefits resulting from the collapse of the Soviet Union is the increased dialogue currently taking place between American and Russian nuclear weapons scientists in various technical arenas. One of these arenas currently being investigated involves collaborative studies which illustrate how risk assessment is perceived and utilized in the Former Soviet Union (FSU). The collaborative studies indicate that, while similarities exist with respect to some methodologies, the assumptions and approaches in performing risk assessments were, and still are, somewhat different in the FSU as opposed to that in the US. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the present knowledge of risk assessment methodologies and philosophies within the two largest nuclear weapons laboratories of the Former Soviet Union, Arzamas-16 and Chelyabinsk-70. Furthermore, This paper will address the relative progress of new risk assessment methodologies, such as Fuzzy Logic, within the framework of current risk assessment methods at these two institutes.

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  • 14. national system safety conference, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 12-17 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE96012927
  • Report No.: SAND--96-1495C
  • Report No.: CONF-960869--13
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 266633
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc667970

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Dvorack, M.A.; Carlson, D.D. & Smith, R.E. Russian risk assessment methods and approaches, article, July 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc667970/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.