Network attributes of critical infrastructure, vulnerability, and consequence assessment

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Abstract

The use of networks to characterize and model infrastructure and other technological systems is common. Applications of network principles are needed to understand vulnerability of infrastructure to disruptions, especially given the often increasing threats to these systems related to their greater complexity and interconnectedness. A set of network principles is presented illustrated with infrastructure network examples for threats of terrorist attacks and analogous threats posed by natural hazards and accidents based on actual data and events that can be inputs for modeling, alternative scenarios, and risk assessments of terrorism attacks. Transportation, electric power, and water areas are used as application areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSafety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013
Pages2777-2782
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2013Jun 20 2013

Publication series

NameSafety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013

Other

Other11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period6/16/136/20/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Zimmerman, R. (2013). Network attributes of critical infrastructure, vulnerability, and consequence assessment. In Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013 (pp. 2777-2782). (Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability, ICOSSAR 2013).