Obtaining the Emergency Transportation Network for Rescue and Relief Activities in Large Cities Based on the Life Loss Mitigation Criteria

In this paper a method is proposed for obtaining the "emergency paths" for the use of rescue and relief teams, to be kept available by the help of police forces in the aftermath of a great earthquake in a large city. The proposed method is based on two "life loss mitigation criteria", which are minimization of travel time between rescue and relief centers and help-needing population, and maximization of rescue and relief forces service capability to all help-needing population. The main elements considered in the process of emergency paths selection include the highly populated areas, and vulnerable and hazardous areas on the one hand, and rescue and relief centers on the other. The proposed path selection process is performed by using some developed computer programs in the GIS environment based on various information layers, in which all factors affecting the functionality of the transportation network are included. The proposed process, which is basically useful for the short-term period after the earthquake, can be also used for the long-term economic restoration time after the earthquake.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 231-240
  • Monograph Title: Advancing Mitigation Technologies and Disaster Response for Lifeline Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01893578
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784406878
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Sep 19 2023 9:27AM