• KIM, YOCHAN (Integrated Safety Assessment Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)) ;
  • JANG, SEUNG-CHEOL (Integrated Safety Assessment Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)) ;
  • LIM, TAE-JIN (Department of Industrial Information Systems Engineering, Soongsil University)
  • Received : 2014.04.02
  • Accepted : 2014.08.25
  • Published : 2015.02.25


Background: After the Fukushima accident, the importance of hazard analysis for extreme external events was raised. Methods: To analyze typhoon-induced hazards, which are one of the significant disasters of East Asian countries, a statistical analysis using the extreme value theory, which is a method for estimating the annual exceedance frequency of a rare event, was conducted for an estimation of the occurrence intervals or hazard levels. For the four meteorological variables, maximum wind speed, instantaneous wind speed, hourly precipitation, and daily precipitation, the parameters of the predictive extreme value theory models were estimated. Results: The 100-year return levels for each variable were predicted using the developed models and compared with previously reported values. It was also found that there exist significant long-term climate changes of wind speed and precipitation. Conclusion: A fragility analysis should be conducted to ensure the safety levels of a nuclear power plant for high levels of wind speed and precipitation, which exceed the results of a previous analysis.


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea


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