Resilience of Above-ground Arctic Pipelines


Anna Bushinskaya
Science &Engineering Center “Reliability and Safety of Large Systems,” Ural Branch of Sci. Yekaterinburg, 620049 Russia
Sviatoslav Timashev
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA USA


The paper first introduces and describes the basic concepts of structural resilience on the example of the simplest structural element - a rod subjected to centrally applied tensile force. The very fact of the possibility of such a method of introducing fundamentally new concepts indicates that resilience is one of the intrinsic properties of mechanical systems, such as strength, durability, reliability, and can be described in quantitative terms.

April 12, 2020