Reliability for network and safety critical infrastructures

The research activities consists of the development of new methodologies for the reliability analysis of electrical and hydraulic networks (e.g. district heating nets) by using different techniques such as graph theory or Monte Carlo Simulation.

Risk analysis approaches have been set for the industrial risk related to the Europe feeding of energy by extra Europe corridors (EU REACCCESS project)



A: Carpignano, D. Grosso, R. Gerboni, A. Bologna; Resilience of Critical Infrastructures: A Risk Assessment Methodology for Energy Corridors, in Issues on Risk Analysis for Critical Infrastructure Protection, 2020.

Badami, Marco; Fonti, Antonio; Carpignano, Andrea; Grosso, Daniele. Design of district heating networks through an integrated thermo-fluid dynamics and reliability modelling approach - In: ENERGY. - ISSN 0360-5442. - 144(2018), pp. 826-838.

A. Carpignano, C.Nironi, F. Ganci, Technological risk: a criterion for the optimisation of future EU energy supply scenarios, International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 2011, Vol. 5, No. 1, pagg. 81-100

E. Salvador, Tecniche Monte Carlo e simulazione termofluidodinamica per l’analisi di affidabilità di sistemi a rete, PhD Thesis, Politecnico di Torino, 2007.

Ballocco G., Carpignano A., Gargiulo M., Piccini M. Merging cut sets methods and reliability indexes for reliability and availability analysis of highly meshed networks. In: proceedings of European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2003), Maastricht, June 15-18, 2003, pp. 81-90 , proceedings: Safety and Reliability – T. Bedford & P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder (eds), © 2003 Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse, ISBN 90 5809 551 7

Carpignano A., Piccini M., Gargiulo M. and Ponta A. Reliability and Availability for Highly Meshed Network Systems: Status of the Art and New Perspectives. In: Proc. Ann. Reliability & Maintainability Symp. (RAMS 2002), Seattle, Washington, USA, January 28-31, 2002, pp. 104-111, ISBN 0-7803-7348-0, Ed. IEEE, Danvers MA, USA.

Carpignano A., Piccini M., Ponta A., Mosso A., Merging FT approach with the indexes approach to assess the reliability and availability of a heating distribution network, ESREL 2001 Conference, Torino 16-20 September 2001.