Resilience of a Transportation Network from a Geotechnical Perspective

Climate change, and natural and man-made disasters cause failure of crucial geotechnical components in civil infrastructure systems, which may result in catastrophic damage not only to the civil infrastructure but also to local communities. For example, road embankments provide structural support to transportation infrastructure; thus, they greatly influence the mobility of public to access essential human needs such as food, shelter, work, and medical care. The concept of resilience, which is defined as the ability to absorb, recover from, and adapt to disruptions, introduces a new paradigm to overcome challenges with inevitable disruptive events arising from climate change, natural and man-made disasters. In this paper, a quantitative framework is proposed for evaluating the resilience of geotechnical infrastructure along with consideration of its sustainability. The framework is demonstrated through a hypothetical case study based on a selected road network in the province of Ontario, Canada.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 224-233
  • Monograph Title: Geotechnical Frontiers 2017: Walls and Slopes

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  • Accession Number: 01687383
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784480458
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2018 4:00PM