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Infrastructures 2019, 4(1), 11;

Resilience-Based Recovery Assessments of Networked Infrastructure Systems under Localized Attacks

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, North Dakota State University, 1410 14th Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58102, USA
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Received: 29 January 2019 / Revised: 2 March 2019 / Accepted: 7 March 2019 / Published: 12 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Resilient Infrastructure Systems)
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To reduce unforeseen disaster risks, infrastructure systems are expected to be resilient. The impact of many natural disasters on networked infrastructures is often observed to follow a localized attack pattern. The localized attack can be demonstrated by the failures of a group of links concentrated in a particular geographical domain which result in adjacent isolated nodes. In this paper, a resilience-based recovery assessment framework is proposed. The framework aims to find the most effective recovery strategy when subjected to localized attacks. The proposed framework was implemented in a lattice network structure inspired by a water distribution network case study. Three different recovery strategies were studied with cost and time constraints incorporated: preferential recovery based on nodal weight (PRNW), periphery recovery (PR), and localized recovery (LR). The case study results indicated that LR could be selected as the most resilient and cost-effective recovery strategy. This paper hopes to aid in the decision-making process by providing a strategic baseline for finding an optimized recovery strategy for localized attack scenarios. View Full-Text
Keywords: infrastructure systems; localized attacks; recovery strategies; resilience assessment infrastructure systems; localized attacks; recovery strategies; resilience assessment

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Afrin, T.; Yodo, N. Resilience-Based Recovery Assessments of Networked Infrastructure Systems under Localized Attacks. Infrastructures 2019, 4, 11.

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