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Does size matter?
Chaos
  • B. A. Carreras, BACV Solutions
  • D. E. Newman, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Ian Dobson, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2014
DOI
10.1063/1.4868393
Abstract
Failures of the complex infrastructures society depends on having enormous human and economic cost that poses the question: Are there ways to optimize these systems to reduce the risks of failure? A dynamic model of one such system, the power transmission grid, is used to investigate the risk from failure as a function of the system size. It is found that there appears to be optimal sizes for such networks where the risk of failure is balanced by the benefit given by the size.
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The following article appeared in Chaos 24 (2014): 023104 and may be found at doi: 10.1063/1.4868393.

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American Institute of Physics
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en
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Citation Information
B. A. Carreras, D. E. Newman and Ian Dobson. "Does size matter?" Chaos Vol. 24 Iss. 2 (2014) p. 023104-1 - 023104-7
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ian-dobson/9/