سطوح پاسخ و تجزیه و تحلیل حساسیت برای مدل های زیست محیطی از محاسبات دوز
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|25864||2006||11 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Reliability Engineering & System Safety, Volume 91, Issues 10–11, October–November 2006, Pages 1241–1251
A parametric sensitivity analysis is carried out on GASCON, a radiological impact software describing the radionuclides transfer to the man following a chronic gas release of a nuclear facility. An effective dose received by age group can thus be calculated according to a specific radionuclide and to the duration of the release. In this study, we are concerned by 18 output variables, each depending of approximately 50 uncertain input parameters. First, the generation of 1000 Monte-Carlo simulations allows us to calculate correlation coefficients between input parameters and output variables, which give a first overview of important factors. Response surfaces are then constructed in polynomial form, and used to predict system responses at reduced computation time cost; this response surface will be very useful for global sensitivity analysis where thousands of runs are required. Using the response surfaces, we calculate the total sensitivity indices of Sobol by the Monte-Carlo method. We demonstrate the application of this method to one site of study and to one reference group near the nuclear research Center of Cadarache (France), for two radionuclides: iodine 129 and uranium 238. It is thus shown that the most influential parameters are all related to the food chain of the goat's milk, in decreasing order of importance: dose coefficient “effective ingestion”, goat's milk ration of the individuals of the reference group, grass ration of the goat, dry deposition velocity and transfer factor to the goat's milk.
The radiological impact evaluation of the nuclear facilities is one of the great challenge of the nuclear industry. Radiological exposure models due to severe nuclear accident or due to chronic releases have been extensively developed. In such complex models, it was recognized that many input variables are largely uncertain and that a rigorous procedure is required to arrive at realistic uncertainty distributions. Recently, uncertainty analysis techniques have been used in consequences investigation of different severe nuclear accident models , ,  and . This paper is devoted to the presentation of a global sensitivity analysis of a French radiological impact software called GASCON. GASCON is dedicated to chronic atmospheric releases and dosimetric impact, and is used for CEA facilities safety assessment. This software evaluates the doses received by a population (called reference group) exposed to the cloud of radionuclides and via the food ingestion pathways. It takes into account the interactions which exist between the man, the plant and the animal, the different pathways of transfer (wind, View the MathML sourcerain,…), the distance between emission and observation, the time passed between emission and View the MathML sourcecalculation,…. Various stages in the analysis of a process (software, measurement, View the MathML sourceexperiment,…) introduce potential errors, in particular, in the construction of the various models: real phenomenon with the physical model, physical model with the mathematical model, and mathematical model with the numerical model. The principal sources of uncertainties are in the approximation made by the modeling of the physical phenomenon, the approximations made on the parameterization of the model, the input data and the input parameters. The uncertainty analysis is used to evaluate the confidence interval or the probability distribution of the result. The global sensitivity analysis is used to quantify the influence of the input parameters uncertainties on the output variables uncertainties  and . Recent studies have applied different methods of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis to environmental models for the radioactive waste management problem  and . The results provided by GASCON are in the form of annual effective doses (Sv/year) received by a reference group, divided into three age compartments: adult, child and baby. We also distinguish three operating cycles of the gas release: one year, 10 years, 50 years. In our study the reference group is a village near the nuclear facility, and we consider two radionuclides 129I and 238U. There is thus 18 output variables. The main ways of exposure taken into account in GASCON are: •• external exposures: radioactive cloud, soil deposits, groundshine; •• internal exposures: plume inhalation, ingestion of plants contaminated by direct pathway (foliar transfer by contact with the radioactive cloud) and indirect pathway (soil deposit then root transfer), ingestion of contaminated animal productions (animals having eaten plants contaminated by direct and indirect pathways). Some input data are specific of the studied radionuclide or of the studied site (meteorological conditions, soils nature, feed View the MathML sourcerations,…). We have deduced from the literature the variation ranges of parameters considered for the sensitivity analysis, which are: •• dose factors for external irradiation, effective ingestion, effective inhalation; •• transfer factors to animal productions (milk, meat of cow, ewe, goat, View the MathML sourcepig,…); •• factors of soil–plant transfer (vegetables, cereals, View the MathML sourcefodder,…); •• translocation factors (fruits, vegetables, View the MathML sourcecereals,…); •• sorption coefficients KdKd (sands, silts, clays and organic matter); •• dry deposition velocity for each radionuclide; •• local feed rations of the reference group for the various age compartments (vegetables, fruits, cereals, milk, meat, View the MathML sourceegg,…), and animal feed rations (grass, hay, corn) related to the products eaten by the reference group. The following section presents the four steps of our methodology: uncertainty analysis via Monte-Carlo calculations, sensitivity analysis by computations of correlation coefficients between input and output variables, construction of response surfaces requiring negligible computation times, final sensitivity analysis by calculations of Sobol sensitivity indices. In the third section this methodology is applied to the GASCON software using specific nuclear facility and reference group. We conclude this study with a summary in the last section.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
The four steps of our methodology (Monte-Carlo simulation, correlation coefficients analysis, response surfaces construction, Sobol indices calculation) have allowed to quantify the influence of input parameters on the GASCON software response (annual effective dose received by the man), for a specific nuclear facility, a specific population, and for two radionuclides (129I and 238U). During the correlation coefficient analysis, the calculations of standardized rank regression coefficients and partial rank correlation coefficients would bring more information on important input parameters. During the response surface construction, other statistical validation methods like cross-validation or bootstrap technique could also be useful . In this work, the response surfaces found are in simple polynomial form explicit for the physicist understanding. For the approximation of software simulating more complex phenomena, more elaborated and not explicit response surfaces, like neural networks  and , can be used. The methodology shown in this paper is efficient in a lot of applications of nuclear engineering, where processes are often huge and complex. In addition to the radiological impact application of this paper, let us mention the radioactive waste disposal , the severe accident computer codes , the irradiation monitoring of nuclear vessels (example illustrated in ), View the MathML source….