Development of Network-Based Measures and Computational Methods for Evaluating the Redundancy of Transportation Networks

Natural and man-made disasters encountered in the past decade (e.g., the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, the London Bombing in 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, Minneapolis' 35W bridge collapse in 2007, Christchurch, New Zealand's earthquake in February 2011, Japan's devastating earthquake/tsunami in March 2011, and the Superstorm Sandy in 2012) have repeatedly emphasized the importance of transportation networks and the need for government agencies and communities to make this system more resilient. Recently, various conceptual and/or computational frameworks have been proposed to analyze resiliency for a general transportation network resiliency evaluation framework, for a freight system resiliency evaluation framework, and for a general civil infrastructure system. The objectives of this research are twofold: (1) to develop network-based measures for systematically characterizing the redundancy of transportation networks, and (2) to develop computational methods for evaluating the network-based redundancy measures. The proposed research on network redundancy can be considered as a critical component in assessing network resiliency and also designing a more resilient transportation network against disruptions.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $103557
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Utah State University, Logan

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
    Logan, UT  United States  84332
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chen, Anthony

  • Start Date: 20130930
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170814
  • Source Data: MPC-464

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01528051
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC38
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2014 1:00AM