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Resilience Quantification of Interdependent Infrastructure System

Astaraie-Imani, M and Hajializadeh, D (2015) Resilience Quantification of Interdependent Infrastructure System In: Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Europe (CIPRE 2018), 2018-10-02-2018-10-04, The Hague, The Netherlands.

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Infrastructure networks do not exist in isolation. Rather they are interconnected to other infrastructures and, as technological development increases, so too does the linkage between networks. Interdependencies among Critical Infrastructure (CI) can cause cascading failures and hence amplify negative consequences due to these failures. This can also affect CI’s service restoration rate and consequently reducing their resilience in coping with these hazardous environmental events. For example, failure of the water drain and sewer system due to 2002 Glasgow flooding affected many homes and closed many main roads and stations such as the A82 and A8 roads, Buchanan Street subway station and Dalmarnock through to Exhibition Centre stations on the Argyle Line. As infrastructures are becoming more interdependent at some sectors, there is an increasing demand for more effective management of these interactions and interdependencies. This paper provides details of a quantitative metric for the robustness, recoverability, rapidity and resourcefulness of the interdependent infrastructure network in response to hazardous event. By generating a quantitative measure of network resilience, considering infrastructure interdependencies, the most severe failure scenarios and their spatial impacts can be identified and mapped. This can lead to prioritise future business planning strategies for CI asset owners and managers. To illustrate the application of the proposed approach, a case study in North Argyll, Scotland is analysed and presented in this paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Authors :
Astaraie-Imani, M
Date : 2015
Funders : Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC)
Uncontrolled Keywords : Adaptation; Infrastructure; Resilience; Interdependencies; Water system; Transport system
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Additional Information : This work was supported through the RV-DSS project. RV-DSS was funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) under Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme (grant agreement n° NE/R008973/1). The authors gratefully acknowledge project partners, Transport Scotland, Scottish Water, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) and Atkins, for their cooperation and support.
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 26 Mar 2019 15:30
Last Modified : 18 Sep 2019 13:20

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