Title: Review on resilience in literature and standards for critical built-infrastructure
Authors: CAVERZAN ALESSIOSOLOMOS George
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC90900
ISBN: 978-92-79-45055-6
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 27065
OP LB-NA-27065-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC90900
DOI: 10.2788/872668
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: A review of system resilience ideas found in literature and standards is conducted. Attention is particularly focused in the built-infrastructure, where both natural and man-made hazards are considered. In order to highlight the fragility of critical infrastructures and communities to hazards and the serious consequences of disruptions and failures, some examples of major disasters are presented. Various definitions for resilience are included and discussed in order to provide the necessary, basic concepts and background. An attempt is made to introduce some resilience properties and metrics in terms of functionality, recovery time etc. The interrelation of structural resilience and fragility curves is put into evidence and the need of some form of Guidelines along with the required research are indicated.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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