ressources node representation
Apr 15th, 2015
Fig. 1 Schematic representation of a generic node. The dotted arrows are there to back the rigor of the exercise, showing that system’s interdependencies are generally bidirectional. One flow direction is usually dominant in the generation of risk. The resources marked by the “internal loop” are those sometimes generated by processes within a node, but not going out as node’s outbound resource (products). Their inclusion can be practical, at the macro level in many industrial/construction processes where, for example, energy is generated within a process and recovered to assist in the production of the outgoing resource.