Resilience-Based Recovery Planning of Transportation Network Following Earthquakes

Earthquakes can cause severe damages to infrastructures and significantly affect the entire community (Coburn et al. 1992). Transportation networks support critical post-hazard emergency response and recovery efforts of the whole community. A degraded transportation network may cause traffic congestion and delay and even impact travel safety on the degraded system during the recovery process. The extensive repairs of degraded transportation infrastructures usually take months or even years following earthquakes to finish, making the transportation network in the region remaining partially disrupted over an extended time during the long-term recovery stage. In addition, the reconstruction of partially damaged transportation infrastructures such as bridges will create work zones, which may significantly increase travel time and travel safety risks. It is critical to have a systematic framework to study the recovery planning for a traffic system following hazards to optimize the time-dependent resilience performance. This study will develop a new analytical framework of assessing the transportation network resilience during the recovery periods following an earthquake. With the framework, the time-dependent population recovery, partially functional infrastructures, traffic efficiency and safety will be considered for the recovery period. The proposed methodology will help building improved resilience assessment and more optimized recovery planning efforts following earthquakes.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $118900
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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:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

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

    Tolliver, Denver

  • 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: 20201111
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-642

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01758782
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Nov 23 2020 3:26PM