Development of a Multi-Level Dynamic Model to Measure the Resilience Level of Transportation Infrastructure Networks: A Comprehensive Approach to Quantification of Resilience Dimensions in Highway and Bridge Projects  

Natural disasters often cause a massive loss of resources in communities due to destruction of the built environment and interruption of normal human activities. Over the last few decades, resilience has been studied diligently to evaluate damages and performance of infrastructures suffered by natural and/or man-made hazards. Researchers, governments, and agencies are harboring interest over infrastructure resilience. Critical infrastructure resilience is a major objective that is being carried out by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for more than a decade. However, few transportation resilience projects has been considered as an independent focus of study. In this regard, many models and frameworks related transportation resilience has already been developed. However, a comprehensive model to measure organizational, economic, social, as well as the technical aspects of the transportation infrastructures considering all dimension of resiliency is yet to be developed. Most public agencies do not have any decisionmaking tool to measure the resilience level of their transportation infrastructures; hence, they do not implement resilience enhancement strategies in a timely manner. This causes costly damages to the infrastructures which could be avoided. Thus, this study aims to develop a decision-support tool and quantitative model which measures the resilience level of transportation infrastructures and suggest the best resilience enhancement strategies.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $ 112235
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)

    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
  • Project Managers:

    Mousa, Momen

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas at Arlington

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Box 19308
    Arlington, TX  United States  76019
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kermanshachi, Sharareh

  • Start Date: 20200801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220201
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01757527
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States (Tran-SET)
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747106
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 10 2020 7:44PM