A methodology of performance test evaluation is developed to determine minimum sets for transient tests and malfunction tests, which represent the whole performance of a full-scope simulator.
EPRI’s transient selection matrix methodology is applied to 16 transients of KNPEC #2 ( Kori Nuclear Power Education Center ) simulator. It turns out that its minimum set includes 6 transients. The subroutine invocation test is performed to validate the EPRI transient selection matrix methodology.
For the malfunction tests we develop 108 dynamic modes which represent the specific characteristics of each system. Applying the same methodology for the malfunction tests, we classify 160 malfunctions into 16 specific systems. Its minimum set includes 36 malfunctions.
When the present methodology is applied to the simulator operability test, it is estimated that it enables us not only to save more than 50% of manpower and time but also to provide a standard to make a qualification plan for a new simulator.