Article published in Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, Volume 27, Issue 12.
Interconnected systems are prone to propagation of disturbances, which can undermine their resilience to external perturbations. Propagation dynamics can clearly be affected by potential time delays in the underlying processes. We investigate how such delays influence the resilience of production networks facing disruption of supply. Interdependencies between economic agents are modeled using systems of Boolean delay equations (BDEs); doing so allows us to introduce heterogeneity in production delays and in inventories. Complex network topologies are considered that reproduce realistic economic features, including a network of networks. Perturbations that would otherwise vanish can, because of delay heterogeneity, amplify and lead to permanent disruptions. This phenomenon is enabled by the interactions between short cyclic structures. Difference in delays between two interacting, and otherwise resilient, structures can in turn lead to loss of synchronization in damage propagation and thus prevent recovery. Finally, this study also shows that BDEs on complex networks can lead to metastable relaxation oscillations, which are damped out in one part of a network while moving on to another part.
Cette 13ème session du séminaire Financement de la transition énergétique se penchera sur les évolutions du cadre prudentiel qui permettraient de mieux prendre en compte le risque climatique et defavoriser les investissements de transition.
Intervention de Michael Thornton (University of York) au Séminaire de Recherche de la Chaire Energie et Prospérité le 25 janvier 2019.