A Fuzzy ANP Approach for Critical Facility Vulnerability Assessment

Akgun I., Kandakoglu A., Ozok A. F.

2nd International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, Beijing, China, 19 - 21 October 2009, pp.228-233 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Beijing
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.228-233
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Critical facilities are very attractive targets for the terrorist attacks as they have a significant impact to the psychology, health and welfare of the population, and are essential to the operations of the economy and government. The initial and crucial step for a realistic risk management against this threat is the vulnerability assessment that necessitates a structured quantified methodology. In this study, a fuzzy analytic network process (FANP) based vulnerability assessment approach is presented to determine the vulnerability of such a critical facility under multiple qualitative and quantitative criteria. This model also considers the possible interdependencies among the functions of the facility. An airport example illustrates the proposed approach.