Maintaining the capabilities of the nuclear weapons stockpile and performing the annual assessment for the stockpile's certification involves a wide range of processes, technologies, and expertise. An important and valuable framework helping to link those components is the quantification of margins and uncertainties (QMU) methodology.
In this book, the National Research Council evaluates:
This book presents an assessment of each of these issues and includes findings and recommendations to help guide laboratory and NNSA implementation and development of the QMU framework. It also serves as a guide for congressional oversight of those activities.
National Research Council. 2009. Evaluation of Quantification of Margins and Uncertainties Methodology for Assessing and Certifying the Reliability of the Nuclear Stockpile. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/12531.
|2 Use of the QMU Methodology||18-33|
|3 QMU and the Annual Assessment Review||34-38|
|4 Comparison and Contrast of the Use of QMU||39-42|
|5 QMU and the RRW Program||43-48|
|Appendix A: A Probabilistic Risk Assessment Perspective of QMU||51-66|
|Appendix B: Committee Biographical Information||67-76|
|Appendix C: Glossary||77-80|
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