A critical review of vulnerability of transport networks: From the perspective of complex network

Zhiru Wang, Ping Chuen Chan, Qiming Li

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Abstract

Vulnerability in transportation networks is a problem of an insufficient level of service not just a safety problem. This paper reviews the methodologies used in vulnerability analysis of transportation networks and particularly focuses on the application of complex network theory in this field. Considerable researches have been conducted on transport vulnerability, covering from theory to practice. However, only a few comprehensive reviews literatures on vulnerability of transport networks from the prospective of complex networks. The purpose of this paper is to fill this gap. This paper shed some new light concerning to the main issues in vulnerability analysis of transportation network like topological methods, attack strategies, and vulnerability indicators. The challenges for vulnerability research are to develop robust and vulnerable measure methods which need to combine physical structures and social functions of transportation networks, to test the efficiency and preciseness of the assessing models, to explain the results from engineering view. These challenges are common to the vulnerability analysis in other real-world networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages897-905
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783642355479
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event17th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2012 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: 17 Nov 201218 Nov 2012

Conference

Conference17th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2012
CountryChina
CityShenzhen
Period17/11/1218/11/12

Keywords

  • Complex network
  • Transport network
  • Vulnerability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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