The Dependence of Infrastructure Restoration on Transportation Networks

The restoration of critical infrastructure systems after extreme events is vital. Critical infrastructure systems, including energy, communication, information technology, emergency services, and transportation enable society to function. The inability to quickly restore these vital infrastructures can result in catastrophic and compounding consequences. The complexity of creating effective restoration plans stems from the interdependencies present among infrastructure systems. Therefore, it is imperative to look at multiple infrastructure systems when planning for restoration activities. The purpose of this research effort is to explicitly model the transportation network for the development of infrastructure restoration plans. An integrated network design and scheduling problem will be used to determine restoration plans for transportation and other networks by deciding: (i) what damaged components or temporary components should be installed and made operational immediately after event; (ii) who performs the tasks necessary to make these selected components operational; and (iii) at what time the tasks are conducted. Additionally, the following are considered: (i) which transportation network components the work crews will use to move from one task to another; and (ii) how the traversal time needed for work crew movement on different transportation components impacts restoration of all services. The motivation for the selection of these decisions has the objective to maximize the cumulative satisfaction of demand over time. By using a cumulative objective over time, the outage of a service and also the duration of the outage are explicitly modeled.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $40,822
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPTC 15.1-25/DTRT13-G-UTC36

    • 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:

      Southern Plains Transportation Center

      University of Oklahoma
      201 Stephenson Pkwy, Suite 4200
      Norman, OK  United States  73019
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

      Board of Trustees
      Fayetteville, AR  United States 
    • Principal Investigators:

      Nurre, Sarah

    • Start Date: 20160501
    • Expected Completion Date: 20180630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01607671
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Oklahoma, Norman
    • Contract Numbers: SPTC 15.1-25/DTRT13-G-UTC36
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Aug 17 2016 1:51PM