Port Infrastructure Resilience through Combined Wind-Surge Demand Characterization

This project aims to understand the interactive effects of severe wind and storm surge demands on port infrastructure and to develop hazard demand models to aid improvements to infrastructure design. An integrated analytical and experimental research approach is proposed herein, combining information from detailed fluid-structure-interaction simulations and scaled wind-wave experiments. Additionally, review of historical wind-surge events within the literature will be used to validate and assess the demand models developed. It is anticipated that at least one graduate student will be trained on the project, gaining experience in both computational and experimental research.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $224104
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    • 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:

      Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center

      University of Arkansas
      Fayetteville, AR  United States  72701
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

      4190 Bell Engineering
      Civil Engineering
      Fayetteville, Arkansas  United States  72701
    • Principal Investigators:

      Prinz, Gary

    • Start Date: 20200701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230831
    • Actual Completion Date: 20230831
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01752831
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747130
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Sep 24 2020 3:05PM