The Halden Agreement, signed in 1958 by eleven countries, gave birth to the Halden Reactor Project (HRP), which aims to facilitate the safe and efficient operation of nuclear power plants. Initially, the HRP performed research into fuel performance under various operating conditions, but the nuclear meltdown at Three Mile Island in 1979 created an increased interest in human factors issues, which led to the establishment of the Halden Man-Machine Laboratory (HAMMLAB) in 1983. Simulator-Based Human Factors Studies Across 25 Years reflects the history of the human factors research carried out in the HAMMLAB.
Researchers, practitioners, regulators, and students interested in human factors in the nuclear industry, may have an interest in Simulator-Based Human Factors Studies Across 25 Years. Beyond this core group, the book is relevant for readers with a general interest in human factors and safety in the process industry. These more general readers will find topics of interest include human-system interface design, teamwork, automation systems, and human reliability.