Modeling Connected Infrastructure Dynamics

Participating Staff: 
Thomas J. Wilbanks
Sherry Wright
Supriya Chinthavali
Linda Sylvester
Dan Koch
Cheng Liu
Hussain Aziz
Benjamin Thomas
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, Community And Regional Resilience Institute
Integrated Assessment Research Program, DOE Office of Science; Office of Energy Planning and Policy Analysis, DOE; Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE; National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Department of Homeland Security;

Connected Infrastructure Dynamics Models (CIDM) expand scientific capacities for assessing infrastructure adaptation as a strategy for reducing risks associated with climate change, technology change, population dynamics and their impacts on critical infrastructure. Given the possibility of future exposures to impacts, scientific approaches for considering adaptation options to increase infrastructure system resilience are needed; and CIDM offers significant potential as a tool in strengthening this aspect of the science. For a number of years, DOE’s Integrated Assessment Research Program (IARP) has been supporting a three-laboratory consortium (ORNL, Sandia, and Los Alamos) to expand and improve CIDM as an asset for this and other aspects of DOE’s missions, combined with other modeling approaches and data bases.