Earthquake Traffic

The performance of transportation systems after earthquake disasters greatly impacts the rescue, recovery and restoration. To better understand the potential consequences and make plans accordingly, we are developing a multidisciplinary approach to characterize the recovery process. The integrated approach includes seismic analysis as the beginning, followed by civil structural and infrastructure analysis (buildings, bridges, pipelines, roads) under earthquake impacts. Scenario and probabilistic analysis is used to compare the outcomes under different disaster scenes and intervention strategies.

Figure 1. Simulating the traffic interruptions considering multi-infrastructure interactions post-earthquake.