The Detection of Avalanche Propagation in Engineering Change
In order to avoid avalanche propagation in engineering change that is high-risk and high-cost, two methods for the detection of avalanche propagation were proposed. Firstly, analyzed the reasons for the avalanche propagation and its main features: constraint conflict and/or a great many affected elements. Then, the methods for the detection of those two features based on directed graph and complex networks respectively were proposed. Finally, the experiment of managing a type of transmission was employed to validate our method and it showed the correctness of the proposed method.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
R. Mo et al., "The Detection of Avalanche Propagation in Engineering Change", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 3578-3582, 2012