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Infrastructures 2018, 3(2), 11;

An Integrated Dynamical Modeling Perspective for Infrastructure Resilience

IRSTEA, UR LISC, 9 Avenue Blaise Pascal, 63170 Aubiere, France
RENEW Institute, 108 Cooke Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260-1660, USA
Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center, College of Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
School of Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
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Received: 1 March 2018 / Revised: 30 April 2018 / Accepted: 3 May 2018 / Published: 9 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Resilient Infrastructure Systems)
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This paper considers a dynamical way to connect resilience outcomes and processes by nesting process-based approaches inside a controlled dynamical system under resource constraints. To illustrate this, we use a dynamical model of electric power generation to show the complementary aspects of outcome, resources, and process-based approaches for analyzing infrastructure resilience. The results of this stylized model show that adaptation is the most influential process and that for monitoring to be efficient it must account for associated costs. Beyond these specific results, we suggest that nesting outcome- and process-based approaches within a dynamical controlled framework can be very useful and complementary for infrastructure managers and designers tasked with effectively allocating resources for enhancing system resilience. View Full-Text
Keywords: resilience; infrastructure; dynamical controlled system; outcome; process; resources; power system resilience; infrastructure; dynamical controlled system; outcome; process; resources; power system

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Mathias, J.-D.; Clark, S.S.; Onat, N.; Seager, T.P. An Integrated Dynamical Modeling Perspective for Infrastructure Resilience. Infrastructures 2018, 3, 11.

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