Design for resilience in coupled industrial-ecological systems: Biofuels industry as a case study

Jeryang Park, Sally E. Thompson, Thomas Seager, Fu Zhao, Somayeh Beigzadeh-Milani, Ruoxi Wu, P. S C Rao

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Abstract

When designing and operating engineered systems, attention has generally been focused upon achieving stability and predictability of system operations and functions. However, in a complex coupled system, with increasing uncertainties from external drivers and perturbations, the consideration of equilibrium states is far less important than the question of persistence or survivability. We argue that resilience or its key features (e.g., functional/structural diversity and adaptability), which usually have been discussed as intrinsic characteristics of ecological or social-ecological systems, should also be embedded in industrial systems, by purposely giving operational instabilities. The idea of designing resilient and sustainable industrial system has already been proposed by several researchers by incorporating diversity, efficiency, cohesion, adaptability, and transformability [1], [2] but those are limited to qualitative approaches. Moreover, most of the discussions on resilience within engineered systems favor the adaptation of risk analysis and management [3]. Therefore, our research aims to develop a practical and quantitative ways of operationalizing resilience as originally applied in an ecological context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 29 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: May 16 2011May 18 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period5/16/115/18/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Park, J., Thompson, S. E., Seager, T., Zhao, F., Beigzadeh-Milani, S., Wu, R., & Rao, P. S. C. (2011). Design for resilience in coupled industrial-ecological systems: Biofuels industry as a case study. In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011 [5936913] (Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSST.2011.5936913