Restructuring systems in an urban environment

Started: October 2015

Supervisor: Dr Panagiotis Angeloudis

Description of Research

The resilience of infrastructure systems in cities is becoming a critical challenge in the recent years. This is partly due to the increasing population growth especially in urban areas but also due to unpredictable disruptions such terrorist attacks, accidents, flooding or other system shocks which trigger cascading failures of infrastructure within cities. The aim of this project is to understand resilience qualitatively and quantitatively and engineer recovery of systems under stress. This is to be achieved by utilizing a network of networks input, simulating selected kinds of city infrastructure, applying shocks to the networks using mathematical methods and evaluating the dynamic system response and effectiveness of embedded recovery mechanisms.