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Resilience of chemical industrial areas through attenuation-based security


Reniers, GLL and Sorensen, K and Khan, FI and Amyotte, P, Resilience of chemical industrial areas through attenuation-based security, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 131 pp. 94-101. ISSN 0951-8320 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ress.2014.05.005


This paper investigates the possibility of attenuation-based security within chemical industrial areas. Representing chemical industrial areas as mathematical networks, we prove by case-study that the resilience to disaster of such areas may follow a power-law distribution. Furthermore, we examine what happens to the network when highly hazardous installations would be intelligently protected against malicious acts: the network disintegrates into separate smaller networks. Hence, islands are formed with no escalation danger in between. We conclude that it is possible to protect chemical industrial areas in such a way that they are more resilient against terrorism.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:attenuation-based security, chemical industrial clusters, domino effects, industrial parks, resilience engineering, terrorist attacks, quality assurance, safety engineering, attenuation-based security, domino effects, industrial cluster, terrorism
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Chemical engineering
Research Field:Chemical engineering design
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Khan, FI (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:120745
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:33
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-08-30
Last Modified:2017-10-30

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