Functional Reliability of Tunnels and Its Impact on Transportation Network Resilience

Tunnels are typically one of the most critical links in a transportation network and will greatly undermine network resilience when they lose functionality (either entirely or partially) due to hazardous loading conditions. In this project, the research team proposes to develop a database and software platform for tunnel function loss management, a reliability-based framework to quantitatively assess tunnel functionality loss under variety of loading environments (including ordinary deterioration over time, earthquakes, wave surge, and man-made hazards), and a method to integrate this information into regional transportation network functionality. This will be done through collaboration with local department of transportation (DOT) engineers and collaboration with an NIST-funded Center for Risk-based Community Resilience Planning. The principal investigators (PIs) will also develop a tunnel reliability module in a graduate level reliability classes for education of graduate students.

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $330000
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747118

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure

    Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO  United States  80401

    Maptek

    Dever, co  United States  80401

    Colorado School of Mines

    1500 Illinois St
    Golden, CO  United States  80401

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Colorado School of Mines

    1500 Illinois St
    Golden, CO  United States  80401
  • Performing Organizations:

    Colorado School of Mines

    1500 Illinois St
    Golden, CO  United States  80401
  • Principal Investigators:

    Pei, Shiling

    Gutierrez , Marte

  • Start Date: 20170601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01660178
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Center for Underground Transportation Infrastructure
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747118
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 3 2018 9:26PM