Traffic Performance Assessment of Disrupted Roadway Networks Following Earthquakes

The study will firstly start with comprehensive literature review of related studies on disrupted transportation infrastructure modeling. Secondly, representative disrupted scenarios of a typical city road network are identified, including possible transportation infrastructure damage and debris caused by damages of other infrastructures. Thirdly, advanced agent-based traffic flow and safety simulation technique is applied to simulate the traffic performance, including both congestion and potential safety threats on the disrupted transportation system following earthquakes. Finally, the improvement strategy of transportation system to optimize the post-hazard performance of the disrupted network is studied.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $114000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • 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:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Colorado State University

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Campus Delivery 1372
    Fort Collins, CO  United States  80523
  • Principal Investigators:

    Chen, Suren

  • Start Date: 20171102
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-534

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01650584
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 6 2017 12:42PM