Preventive resource allocation of complex systems and apical dominance

Quan Long*, Min Xie, Szu Hui Ng

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

For complex engineering systems, their components or subsystem are likely vulnerable due to the mis-operations or intentional attacks. Preventive investment in the components is necessary to guarantee the safety critical systems to work properly and in high performance. The purpose of this paper is to propose an efficient and effective resource allocation strategy to distribute the limited preventive investment to the systems, which is learned from the botanic phenomenon: apical dominance. A resource allocation model is presented with this strategy, in which important factors in calculating 'auxin', the terminology used in botany, are discussed. We illustrate the strategy of allocating the resource with a numerical example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication9th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management 2008, PSAM 2008
Pages2575-2582
Number of pages8
Volume3
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management 2008, PSAM 2008 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: May 18 2008May 23 2008

Other

Other9th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management 2008, PSAM 2008
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period05/18/0805/23/08

Keywords

  • Apical dominance
  • Importance measure
  • Preventive resource allocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Statistics and Probability

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