A Framework for Post-disaster Facility Restoration Management: Needs and Requirements for the Use of Hybrid Simulation

Catastrophic disasters can cause fatal damage to civil infrastructures and facilities that provide basic services to the region. The malfunctioning restoration conditions (e.g., resource supply system and work environment) and lifeline systems (e.g., electric power) in the region have a significant influence on an individual facility restoration operation. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze the effect of regional-level recovery conditions for a successful implementation of the facility restoration operation. Because it is hard to analyze interactions among diverse recovery efforts with a single stand-alone simulation approach, this research introduces a hybrid simulation framework for post-disaster facility restoration management. This is based on data exchange among different simulation modules of regional-level restoration conditions, lifeline systems, and facility operation. The use of hybrid simulation enables users to utilize each advantage of different simulation methods fully. The simulation results of the prototype imply that external recovery conditions can have significant effects on a facility restoration operation, which highlights the necessity of considering external conditions for project management after a disaster. A better understanding of the surrounding conditions (i.e., the effect of the resource supply system, work environment, and lifeline system) can thus support project managers in implementing appropriate restoration planning to avoid project delays.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1269-1278
  • Monograph Title: Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network

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  • Accession Number: 01525763
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413517
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: May 14 2014 3:05PM