Human-Machine-Environment System Evaluation in Nuclear Power Plant Based on Virtual Reality Technology

  • Linwu SunEmail author
  • Zhiyao Liu
  • Ming Jia
  • Qichao Zhao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 576)


In recent years, with the development of computer technology, virtual reality (VR) technology has become more and more mature. This paper analyzes the characteristics and development trends of VR technology. Combined with human factors such as engineering, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, virtual human-machine-environment system evaluation platform is built based on real data of nuclear power plant (NPP). Through this platform, the data of the visibility, readability, and accessibility of the NPP main equipment and the main physiological parameters of the operators during the execution of the task are collected, adopting the modern VR synchronizing analysis on multi-dimensional human-factor data. The data are combined with the traditional verification results to complete the evaluation and verification of the NPP equipment layout and arrangement. Based on the evaluation result, NPP equipment design optimization is carried out to reduce the incidence of accidents caused by human error and ensure the safety of NPP. Finally, an evaluation method of man-machine-environment system in NPP based on VR technology is proposed, which is superior to the traditional method.


Human-machine-environment system NPP Virtual reality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Power Safety Monitoring Technology and EquipmentChina Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd.ShenzhenChina
  2. 2.Kingfar International Inc.BeijingChina

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