Resilience Quantification and Assessment

  • Igor Linkov
  • Benjamin D. Trump
Part of the Risk, Systems and Decisions book series (RSD)


Risk quantification is an essential element of any risk or resilience management tool. Traditionally, chemical risk quantification is undertaken with the assistance of extensive data in an exposure-driven approach, where both human and environmental health risk is evaluated in repeated trials. In infrastructure risk quantification, less common events, such as natural disasters, may be quantified through probabilities reliant on extensive historical data. However, in the absence of rigorous quantitative data, exposure-driven risk assessment may be replaced (however temporarily) by qualitative assessment. Regardless of method chosen, however, the ultimate goal of risk quantification is to classify a material or project as containing no risk, prohibitive risk, or some gradient in between.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Igor Linkov
    • 1
  • Benjamin D. Trump
    • 1
  1. 1.US Army Corps of EngineersConcordUSA

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