Elise Miller-Hooks

Publications: Journal 54

“A Mathematical Framework for Quantifying and Optimizing Protective Actions for Civil Infrastructure Systems”

fSpecial Issue of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Systems on Sustainability and Resilience of Spatially Distributed Civil infrastructure Systems 29, 572-589.
Faturechi, R. and E. Miller-Hooks (2014)

Pub54This paper provides a comprehensive framework for conceptualizing, categorizing, and quantifying system performance measures in the presence of uncertain events, component failure, or other disruptions/disasters with the potential to reduce system capacity/performance. The framework clarifies the interrelationships between notions of coping capacity, preparedness, robustness, flexibility, recovery capacity and resilience, previously espoused as independent measures, and provides a single mathematical decision problem for quantifying these measures congruously and maximizing their values. Required solution methodologies are presented for use in evaluating system performance in terms of these measures and resulting solutions can be exploited to determine an optimal allocation of limited resources to preparedness and response options. A numerical example is provided to illustrate its application.


Elise Miller-Hooks, Ph.D.
Bill & Eleanor Hazel Chair in Infrastructure Engineering

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Email: miller@gmu.edu

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Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
George Mason University
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