Neutral State (glossary)

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A resilience design principle that states that a system should be put into neutral if possible following a disruption. (Madni and Jackson 2009)

According to Jackson and Ferris (2013) neutral state is a component principle in the tolerance attribute grouping.


Madni, A. and S. Jackson. 2009. "Towards a conceptual framework for resilience engineering." IEEE Systems Journal 3(2):181-191.

Jackson, Scott, and Timothy Ferris. 2013. "Resilience Principles for Engineered Systems." Systems Engineering 16 (2):152-164.


This is a key resilience design principle.

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