An integrated dynamical modeling perspective for infrastructure resilience

Jean Denis Mathias, Susan Spierre Clark, Nuri Onat, Thomas P. Seager

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number11
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 9 2018


  • Dynamical controlled system
  • Infrastructure
  • Outcome
  • Power system
  • Process
  • Resilience
  • Resources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Computer Science Applications


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