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A Hierarchical Decision Making Framework for Vulnerability Analysis

Abstract : Embracing an all-hazard view to deal with random failures, natural disasters, accidents and malevolent intentional acts, a framework for the vulnerability analysis of safety-critical systems and infras- tructures is set up. A hierarchical structure is used to organise the information on the hazards, which is then manipulated through a decision-making process for vulnerability evaluation. We present the framework and its hierarchical model by way of assessing the susceptibility of a safety-critical system to intentional hazards, con- sidering criteria of diverse nature, such as physical characteristics, social criticality characteristics, exposition to cascading failures, resilience. We use a ranking method to compare systems of different characteristics. The systematic process of analysis is presented with reference to the exemplary case of nuclear power plants.
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Tai-Ran Wang, Vincent Mousseau, Enrico Zio. A Hierarchical Decision Making Framework for Vulnerability Analysis. ESREL2013, Sep 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands. pp.1-8. ⟨hal-00838641⟩



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