Vulnerability and Resilience of Networked Infrastructures

Giulio Galvan, Jitendra Agarwal, Mei Liu

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Abstract

Most engineering infrastructure systems such as transportation, water, energy and communications are often described as `system of systems' where damage to a part of the system can have much wider consequences. A system which is vulnerable cannot be robust and resilience requires robustness. The purpose of this paper is present a framework for the assessment of vulnerability and resilience. This makes use of form of the network which combines the topology of the system and the capacity of the connecting links. The analysis leads to a set of vulnerable failure scenarios for which wider consequences can be examined. These are combined with the organisational processes to assess resilience of the system. The approach can be applied to many systems including lifelines. Here it is illustrated through a transport network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management (ICVRAM) and the Sixth International Symposium on Uncertainty, Modeling, and Analysis (ISUMA)
Subtitle of host publicationQuantification, Mitigation, and Management - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management, ICVRAM 2014 and the 6th International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, ISUMA 2014
PublisherASCE
Pages2811-2820
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413609
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2014
Event2nd International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management, ICVRAM 2014 and the 6th International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, ISUMA 2014 - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Jul 201416 Jul 2014

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management, ICVRAM 2014 and the 6th International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, ISUMA 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLiverpool
Period13/07/1416/07/14

Structured keywords

  • Smart Networks for Sustainable Futures

Keywords

  • infrastructure
  • network
  • vulnerability
  • resilience

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