Analysis of cascading failures

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Inspired by analyzing the reliability of energy networks, particularly the occurrence of large blackouts, we consider a stylized model of cascading failures. By using connections with extreme value theory and Brownian bridge approximations, we establish that the number of failed nodes follow a power law. Time permitting, we also discuss connections with similar models and questions from material science.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINFORMS Annual Meeting 2015 (Philadelphia PA, USA, November 1-4, 2015)
Place of PublicationCatonsville
PublisherINFORMS Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventINFORMS annual meeting 2015 - Pennsylvania Convention Center & Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 1 Nov 20154 Nov 2015


ConferenceINFORMS annual meeting 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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