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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 303187, 7 pages
Research Article

Simulation Research of Space-Time Evolution of Emergency Logistics Network Reliability Based on Complex Network Theory

1School of Public Administration, Hohai University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210098, China
2Water Transportation Planning & Logistics Engineering Institution, College of Harbor, Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210098, China

Received 21 April 2013; Revised 23 July 2013; Accepted 8 August 2013

Academic Editor: Zhigang Jiang

Copyright © 2013 Li Huang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We propose the conception and evaluation indexes of emergency logistics network connecting reliability to construct evaluation index system of complex network reliability, and describe these indexes quantitatively to evaluate the network connecting reliability. Moreover, the network topological model and the simulation methods of reliability measurement when the network is under attack are present. Finally, we take three classical emergency logistics networks as examples, and through emulation analysis we obtain the connecting reliability changing situation of these three networks under random attack, the changing curve of the ratio of effective demand nodes and emergence supply mileage of emergency logistics network with same network density but different forms, and then evaluate the emergency logistics network connecting reliability. This can provide references for the designing of emergency logistics network with high reliability and analysis means for research in other fields.