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A problem-focused agenda for highway transportation infrastructure: a holistic systems identification and integration approach using field test sites
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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.
Shenton, Harry W.
|Keywords: ||Highway research|
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.|
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