CWEEE  Vol.3 No.3 , July 2014
Coupling Analysis of Disaster Bearing Capacity of Urban Lifeline System Based on Brittleness Entropy

Urban or regional disaster bearing capacity mainly depends on the disaster bearing capacity of lifeline systems. In the analysis of disaster bearing capacity evaluation of lifeline system, we should not only investigate the complexity, balance and reliability of network characteristics, but also consider the relation between each subsystem. A new brittleness entropy of city disaster vulnerability associated coupling analysis method is proposed based on the brittleness of complex system theory. Correlation characteristics are reflected and evaluated in the brittle link entropy and the whole lifeline system, and then the vulnerability of city lifeline system can be quantified in flood scenarios. As a result of the coupling analysis and calculation, power system has the greatest effect among other subsystems. Because the key factors and influence of water supply system are uncertainties, the water supply system work or supply should be restored first after the disaster. The results show that the method can provide the basis for the optimization of system management, and control the repair work after disaster and coordination between subsystems.

Cite this paper: Huang, W. , Zhang, X. , Li, C. , Wang, F. and Ma, Z. (2014) Coupling Analysis of Disaster Bearing Capacity of Urban Lifeline System Based on Brittleness Entropy. Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering, 3, 119-127. doi: 10.4236/cweee.2014.33013.

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