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Modeling and Simulation of Emergent Behavior in Transportation Infrastructure Restoration
Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems Engineering: A Modeling and Simulation Approach
  • Akhilesh Ojha
  • Steven Corns, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Tom Shoberg
  • Ruwen Qin, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Suzanna Long, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract

The objective of this chapter is to create a methodology to model the emergent behavior during a disruption in the transportation system and that calculates economic losses due to such a disruption, and to understand how an extreme event affects the road transportation network. The chapter discusses a system dynamics approach which is used to model the transportation road infrastructure system to evaluate the different factors that render road segments inoperable and calculate economic consequences of such inoperability. System dynamics models have been integrated with business process simulation model to evaluate, design, and optimize the business process. The chapter also explains how different factors affect the road capacity. After identifying the various factors affecting the available road capacity, a causal loop diagram (CLD) is created to visually represent the causes leading to a change in the available road capacity and the effects on travel costs when the available road capacity changes.

Department(s)
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Research Center/Lab(s)
INSPIRE - University Transportation Center
Comments

Chapter 15

Keywords and Phrases
  • Business Process Simulation Model,
  • Causal Loop Diagram,
  • Emergent Behavior,
  • Model Methodology,
  • System Dynamics Approach,
  • Transportation Road Infrastructure System
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
978-1-119-37886-0
Document Type
Book - Chapter
Document Version
Citation
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2018 Wiley & Sons, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
4-1-2018
Citation Information
Akhilesh Ojha, Steven Corns, Tom Shoberg, Ruwen Qin, et al.. "Modeling and Simulation of Emergent Behavior in Transportation Infrastructure Restoration" Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems Engineering: A Modeling and Simulation Approach (2018) p. 349 - 365
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/suzanna_long/103/