Title: A systematic procedure for analysing network systems
Authors: E. Zio, G. Sansavini
Addresses: Department of Nuclear Engineering, Polytechnic of Milan, Via Ponzio 34/3, I-20133 Milan, Italy. ' Department of Nuclear Engineering, Polytechnic of Milan, Via Ponzio 34/3, I-20133 Milan, Italy
Abstract: A procedure for the analysis of the performance of a complex network system is proposed, based on recently introduced measures of topological interconnection and reliability efficiency. An example of application of the procedure is provided with respect to a real tramway transport system, which turns out to have small world characteristics when considered as an open system inclusive of walkway connections to short-range, neighbouring stops.
Keywords: complex network systems; structural topology analysis; reliability efficiency; tramway transport systems; small-world networks; trams; critical infrastructures; topological interconnection; walkway connections.
International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 2008 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.172 - 184
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