Vulnerability of Fuel Distribution Systems to Hazards in Coastal Communities

Coastal communities are vulnerable to disruptions in fuel availability for their transportation networks due to their susceptibility to flooding and storm surge events. Fueling station design criteria do not change in coastal communities and supply chains rely on road networks that lack the redundancy present in more inland areas. This study will examine fuel distribution disruptions from past storms and the time for restoration of fuel availability after coastal hazard events. Causes and mitigation of damaged fuel networks will be determined and new designs and methods proposed to minimize disruption during coastal hazards.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Developed extensive network model of coastal Louisiana communities capturing roads, fueling stations, and bulk terminals. Model captures all details of the lower portion of LA Highway 1, fuel capacities, supply routes and storage types (above-ground and below ground fuel storage).

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $111149.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC50

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

    Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
    3418A Patrick Taylor Hall
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana  United States  70803

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

    Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
    3418A Patrick Taylor Hall
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana  United States  70803
  • Principal Investigators:

    Pardue, John

  • Start Date: 20150501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40073

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573275
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC50
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 21 2015 1:00AM