Optimal restoration for resilience of dependency systems against cascading failures

Jian Zhou, David W. Coit, Frank Felder

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Abstract

Due to the increasing significance of complex and large-scale network systems and the potential for massive cascading failures in these systems, system resiliency modeling and optimal methods to restore systems from disruptions and to avoid further system loss are of significant interest among researchers and practitioners. Although past incidents have demonstrated the importance of cascading impacts aggravated by dependencies inside network systems, existing research on system resilience rarely if ever considers system dependencies and optimal restoration from cascading failures. In this paper, we applied different restoration strategies with respect to the strength of repairing actions to network systems, which suffered from mixed cascading failures that combines load dynamics and system dependencies. Based on multiple simulated networks, the effects of the presented restoration strategies were evaluated by system load fluctuation which tracks system evolution during the cascading process and two metrics of system resilience. Moreover, the influence of system dependencies with different dependency strength on system resilience was analyzed using numerical simulations. Our work improves understanding of practical restoration in response to cascading failures in order to enhance resilience of real-world network systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages820-825
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: May 19 2018May 22 2018

Other

Other2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period5/19/185/22/18

Keywords

  • Cascading failures
  • Restoration strategy
  • System dependency
  • System resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Zhou, J., Coit, D. W., & Felder, F. (2018). Optimal restoration for resilience of dependency systems against cascading failures. 820-825. Paper presented at 2018 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2018, Orlando, United States.