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Cascades in interdependent flow networks

Scala, Antonio and Lucentini, Pier Giorgio De Sanctis and Caldarelli, Guido and D’Agostino, Gregorio Cascades in interdependent flow networks. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 323–32. 35 - 39. ISSN 0167-2789 (2016)

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In this manuscript, we investigate the abrupt breakdown behavior of coupled distribution grids under load growth. This scenario mimics the ever-increasing customer demand and the foreseen introduction of energy hubs interconnecting the different energy vectors. We extend an analytical model of cascading behavior due to line overloads to the case of interdependent networks and find evidence of first order transitions due to the long-range nature of the flows. Our results indicate that the foreseen increase in the couplings between the grids has two competing effects: on the one hand, it increases the safety region where grids can operate without withstanding systemic failures; on the other hand, it increases the possibility of a joint systems’ failure.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.physd.2015.10.010
Additional Information: SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84964432729; WOS ID: WOS:000376547400006
Projects: FET Project MULTIPLEX (n. 317532), FET Project DOLFINS (n. 640772), EU HOME/2013/CIPS/AG/4000005013 project CI2C, FP7 project AFTER (n.261788)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Complex networks; Interdependencies; Mean field models
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Caterina Tangheroni
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2016 10:25
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:25
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/3549

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