Oct 15 – 20, 2017
Europe/Paris timezone

Dependability Studies Towards Optimized Accelerator Performance

Oct 16, 2017, 2:00 PM


Hôtel Le Louis, Versailles Château (Pullman Versailles)
Talk Reliability Before Design 03- Reliability Before Design


Andrea Apollonio (CERN)


Dependability studies are of fundamental importance for the performance of particle accelerators. The possibility of influencing such performance is nevertheless significantly higher (and more cost-effective) if studies are carried out in the early stages of a project, at the beginning and throughout the design phase. Developing dependability models to predict the evolution of key performance indicators as a function of system parameters (failure rates, repair times) can give hints towards an optimised approach for accelerator design. This contribution discusses a general approach to dependability studies for particle accelerators with examples from the CERN experience.

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