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Towards the Design of Resilient Large-Scale Engineering Systems

Mak, WHJ and Clarkson, PJ (2017) Towards the Design of Resilient Large-Scale Engineering Systems. In: 27th CIRP Design 2017, -- to -- pp. 536-541..

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Resilience has mostly been thought of as the ability to recover from adversity. However, it is now increasingly recognised that resilience should not only serve as a means for organisations to survive hardship, but also to thrive and prosper. For large-scale engineering systems, such as telecommunications networks and power grids, this is vital due to relatively long life cycles leading to large uncertainties, and also due to the significant investments involved. Exactly how this and thus resilience should be designed into such systems, however, is less well defined. Here, the term resilience is explored through engineering, organisational and ecological literature to understand differing perspectives from select domains before distilling these into the three engineering design lifecycle properties: robustness, adaptability and flexibility. In particular, a distinction is highlighted between adaptability and flexibility following findings in literature. These properties and the concept of resilience are discussed with reference to system performance in order to serve as requirements for designing large-scale resilient engineering systems.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Resilience engineering systems engineering design
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2017 01:43
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2021 06:15
DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2017.01.034