The robust-yet-fragile nature of interdependent networks

  title={The robust-yet-fragile nature of interdependent networks},
  author={Fei Tan and Yongxiang Xia},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={91 5},
  • Fei Tan, Yongxiang Xia
  • Published 16 May 2014
  • Computer Science
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
Interdependent networks have been shown to be extremely vulnerable based on the percolation model. Parshani et al. [Europhys. Lett. 92, 68002 (2010)] further indicated that the more intersimilar networks are, the more robust they are to random failures. When traffic load is considered, how do the coupling patterns impact cascading failures in interdependent networks? This question has been largely unexplored until now. In this paper, we address this question by investigating the robustness of… 

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