Stochastic Models of Cascading Failures

Andrew W. Swift
2008 Journal of Applied Probability  
What is a 'cascading failure'? Whilst most people have an intuitive idea of what is meant by cascading, no definition exists within the framework of reliability theory. The aim of this paper is to explore the field of component dependence within a network structure, and to construct a definition of cascading failure.
doi:10.1017/s0021900200004873 fatcat:tw4p2sbcxvcopmsgai4ch4ajdi