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Robustness and Extensibility in Infrastructure Systems


Abstract Resilient infrastructure research has produced a myriad of conflicting definitions and analytic frameworks, highlighting the difficulty of creating a foundational theory that informs disciplines as diverse as business, engineering, ecology, and disaster risk reduction. Nevertheless, there is growing agreement that resilience is a desirable property for infrastructure systems – i.e., that more resilience is always better. Unfortunately, this view ignore that the fact that a single concept of resilience is insufficient to ensure effective performance under diverse and volatile stresses. Scholarship in resilience engineering has identified at least four irreducible resilience concepts, including: rebound, robustness, graceful extensibility, an... (more)
Created Date 2017-07-17
Contributor Eisenberg, Daniel A. (Author) / Seager, Thomas P. (Author) / Hinrichs, Margaret M. (Author) / Kim, Yeowon (Author) / Wender, Benjamin A. (Author) / Markolf, Samuel A. (Author) / Thomas, John E. (Author) / Chester, Mikhail V. (Author) / Alderson, David L. (Author) / Park, Jeryang (Author) / Linkov, Igor (Author) / Clark, Susan Spierre (Author) / Woods, David (Author)
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Language English
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Note Draft of manuscript under review at Reliability Engineering and System Safety
Collaborating Institutions Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
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