Multimodal Transportation Facility Resilience Index

A new paradigm for complex systems performance and maintenance decision making is developing in the form of resilience engineering. Depending on the subject area, different definitions of resilience exist. This project will adopt a definition appropriate for resilience in transportation systems: the ability of the system to recover and adapt to external shocks, which include natural, intentional and technogenic disasters and failure due to poor designs. These disturbances can ultimately affect the smooth and efficient operation of systems and may demand a shift of process, strategies and/or coordination. In most cases, transportation facilities are interconnected and the analyses should consider properties of this strong interdependency. These interdependencies and uncertainties of multimodal transportation facilities are addressed through the development of a resilience index in this project. Development of this index will be formulated by addressing the following: What aspect of the system should be resilient? To what kind of change would we like the system to be resilient to? What variables are changing? How fast are the variables moving from threshold levels? Is the system resilient to external shocks (natural or artificial) or to technogenic disasters? Finally, the project will employ probabilistic graphical models to develop multimodal transportation facility index.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $354700.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC33

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    Center for Transportation Studies
    P.O. Box 400742, Thornton Hall, D228
    Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903

    University of Delaware, Newark

    Department of Civil Engineering
    301 DuPont Hall
    Newark, DE  United States  19716

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Parkany, Emily

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    Center for Transportation Studies
    P.O. Box 400742, Thornton Hall, D228
    Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903

    University of Delaware, Newark

    College of Engineering
    Newark, DE  United States  19711
  • Principal Investigators:

    Burden, Lindsay

    Attoh-Okine, Nii

  • Start Date: 20141001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20161231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37254

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01566135
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC33
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2015 1:01AM