Reducing Flammability for Bakken Crude Oil for Train Transport

A major problem associated with providing supplies after a disaster is that many roads become impassible or passable at a highly reduced speed. Much of the disaster relief literature looks at issues such as how to locate temporary supply points, allocate limited resources among these supply points, and make deliveries to those affected. There is a little research that specifically addresses the infrastructure damage resulting from the disaster in terms of how it impacts these delivery decisions. For example, with flooding, many roads may not be traversable, and it is usually unknown right after a disaster how many roads are flooded. The research team is interested in using information about the disaster type, here floods specifically, in combination with information about the logistics network to make predictions about what roads are traversable, are not traversable, or traversable at a reduced speed. The team would take these predictions to recommend routing options for vehicles to make deliveries to affected zones. These routing options would be the fastest options to the destination that offer a guaranteed service level, or likelihood of being able to reach the destination.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $155800
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747107

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Mid-America Transportation Center

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

    Mid-America Transportation Center

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
  • Project Managers:

    Stearns, Amy

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Iowa, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

    3100 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
    Iowa City, Iowa  United States  52242
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ratner, Albert

  • Start Date: 20161201
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181204
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: RiP Project 91994-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01661873
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 5 2018 9:19AM