Dredging projects selection when the random shoaling effect is considered

Dredging is a constant operation to maintain the waterway shipping capacity along the rivers, coastal lines as well as ports and harbors. The goal is to achieve a maximum network capacity to support the regional and national economies within the range of a given budget. Shoaling happens after dredging to partially offset or undermine the dredging benefits. Wisely spending the dredging budget for a network capacity by considering the shoaling effect is the objective of this proposed research. This proposal assumes shoaling at each location/section follows a known probability distribution with a given draft. It will build on earlier models and algorithms developed by the research team to propose optimality based stochastic model and algorithms for this particular problem, which specially considers interdependency of project effects on the network. This project expects to complement other researchers’ earlier work that adopts discrete scenario based optimization method through simulation.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $105000
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747130

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center

      4190 Bell Engineering Center
      Fayetteville, Arkansas  United States 

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

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

      Texas A&M University, College Station

      Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
      3136 TAMU
      College Station, TX  United States  77843-3136
    • Performing Organizations:

      Texas A&M University, College Station

      Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
      3136 TAMU
      College Station, TX  United States  77843-3136
    • Principal Investigators:

      Wang, Bruce

    • Start Date: 20191001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01722965
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747130
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Nov 19 2019 2:59PM