Understanding Interdependencies between Systems towards Resilient Critical Lifeline Infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest

When two networks are interdependent on each other, then failure occurring in one network will propagate to the other one, and there is a threshold above which a small disturbance will result in a cascading failure that may abruptly break down the system. In this project, the authors investigated the critical threshold that will prevent a network from breaking down in different scenarios. Multiple networks can be involved in an interdependent system; in this project, only two networks were considered in order to prove the concept. However, the framework can be generalized to multiple networks. An agent-based modeling framework was developed to simulate cascading failure between networks.

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    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program. Title on cover: Understanding Interdependencies between Systems toward Resilient Critical Lifeline Infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
    More Hall Room 112
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Dong, Shangjia
    • Mostafizi, Alireza
    • Wang, Haizhong
  • Publication Date: 2017


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 52p

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  • Accession Number: 01708094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2015-S-OSU-100
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2019 9:13AM