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Title: A problem-focused agenda for highway transportation infrastructure: a holistic systems identification and integration approach using field test sites
Authors: Aktan, Ahmet Emin
Frangopol, Dan M.
Ghasemi, Hamid M.
Shinozuka, Masaobu
Madanat, Samer
Shenton, Harry W.
Keywords: Highway research;Highway planning;Engineering Research Consortium Initiative
Issue Date: Feb-2004
Abstract: Historically, the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the highway transportation infrastructure system have been greatly fragmented. This is evident in practice, research and education. The intersections, interactions and cause-and-effect relations between the engineered, human and natural subsystems are not well understood, or for that matter defined. As we move through the 21st century, the challenges of a deteriorating highway system and limited funds for repair and restoration of existing systems begs for a new holistic approach to the problem. To meet this need the authors propose development of an Engineering Research Consortium Initiative (ERCI). The ERCI would provide coordinated administrative support for a national, integrated research program on the highway transportation infrastructure hyper-system. The cornerstone of the ERCI would be field laboratories, consisting of actual systems and structures. It is only through the investigation of these real systems and structures and how they interact can significant advances be made.
Description: Table of contents: 1. Introduction. -- 2. Overview of the proposed engineering research consortium initiative. -- 3. Summary of the workshop held September 14, 2003, Palo Alto, California. -- 4. Summary of the workshop held November 12, 2003, Tokyo, Japan. -- 5. Conclusions and recommendations. -- 6. Acknowledgements. -- Appendix A. Minutes of the workshop held September 14, 2003, Palo Alto, California. -- Appendix B. Slide presentations from the workshop held September 14, 2003, Palo Alto, California. -- Appendix C. Minutes of the workshop held November 12, 2003, Tokyo, Japan. -- Appendix D. Slide presentations (U.S. participants only) from the workshop held November 12, 2003, Tokyo, Japan.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/749
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