"Dose-Response" Vulnerability Assessment of Urban Power Supply Network: Foundation for Its Sustainability and Resilience

Haizhou Tang, Xudong Zhao, Zhilong Chen, Jiheng Xu, Xiaochao Su
2018 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
Urban power supply network plays a vital role in maintaining the city operation. The vulnerability of power supply network in the face of events has been one of significant concerns. This study presents a new methodology and framework for "dose-response" vulnerability assessment of urban power supply network. This framework can explore the vulnerability of power supply network under two types of events: random type and intentional type. It also integrates a new metric that calculates the
more » ... lculates the vulnerability of power supply network in both structural dimension and functional dimension. Taking the power supply network of a city in east China as an example, network vulnerability under different types of events was assessed, and the "dose-response" interrelationships between network performance and event scale under different types of events were thoroughly discussed. The results demonstrated that power supply network was more vulnerable to intentional events in both dimensions. For intentional events, power supply network was more vulnerable to degree-based attack than to betweenness-based attack. After that, the redundancy coefficient α of power supply network was optimized. The conclusion and some suggestions for future research were given in the end.
doi:10.1155/2018/8025093 fatcat:mral222pwzganfq77oxt6smm44