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Anti-seismic reinforcement strategy for an urban road network

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  • Nagae, Takeshi
  • Fujihara, Tomo
  • Asakura, Yasuo
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    This paper provides a novel practical method for analyzing an anti-seismic reinforcement (ASR) problem involving hundreds of transportation facilities on an urban road network subject to multiple earthquake risks. The relevant properties of the present method are: (i) it evaluates the performance of an ASR strategy, taking into account traffic congestion and travelers’ trip-making or route-choice behavior; (ii) it estimates the realistic damage patterns on the road network and their occurrence probabilities on the basis of recent advances in structural and earthquake engineering; (iii) it has clear, sensible logic and includes neither a black-box nor a “lottery” in the necessary procedures. We examine the computational efficiency and whether the present method is reasonable by applying it to a test scenario of the Kobe urban and suburban area.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

    Volume (Year): 46 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 813-827

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:46:y:2012:i:5:p:813-827

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    Keywords: Anti-seismic reinforcement; Transport network reliability; The user equilibrium traffic assignment with elastic demand; 0–1 Integer programming with equilibrium constraints;

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