Efficient Dredging Strategies for Improving Transportation Infrastructure Resilience

The viability of the marine highway system as efficient means of transportation is highly dependent upon weather patterns, which vary widely from year to year. Droughts can render waterways impassable to large ships, forcing distributors to either rely on other, more expensive, transportation modes to satisfy their transportation needs, or take action to restore waterway navigability. One way to accomplish this is by dredging, or excavating, certain stretches of waterways. The proposed research will develop mathematical modeling approaches to explore cost efficient dredging strategies for hardening inland waterway infrastructure against the possible impacts of drought events.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $172278.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC50

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

    Department of Industrial Engineering
    Fayetteville, AR  United States  72701

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

    Department of Industrial Engineering
    Fayetteville, AR  United States  72701
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sullivan, Kelly

  • Start Date: 20140801
  • Expected Completion Date: 20161231
  • Actual Completion Date: 20161231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37073

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573280
  • 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