PHILIPPE SOHOUENOU

ESR 9

“ResilRoad”

Risk-based Resilience indicators for Roadway networks

WHO AM I?

Philippe graduated with master’s degrees in civil engineering from ESTP Paris (France) and the University of Nottingham (UK). He previously interned at VINCI as an assistant project engineer, developed a bridge deterioration model for his MSc thesis and worked for SNCF (the owner and manager of the rail infrastructure in France) as a civil engineer.

Through his education and work experience, he developed a passion for innovation and transportation projects. This passion motivated him to join NTEC (Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre) and the SMARTI ETN consortium as a research fellow. His areas of interest include: Transportation asset management, Risk, Resilience, Decision support tools, Policy, Sustainability, Smart infrastructures.

MY PROJECT

“Risk-based Resilience indicators for Roadway networks”

The aim is (1) to define a risk-based methodology for quantifying the resilience of road networks to extreme events, including weather events and man-made events. For this, (2) a simplified probabilistic characterization of hazards will be defined considering their impact on the network, based on historical data. A network traffic model will be used to (3) define the potential impact of these events on the usability of the network, considering, for example, the increased travel time. Comparing this with the benefits resulting from the network, a resilience measure can be defined, and sensitivity analysis can be used to identify critical assets in the network.

UNOTT will provide expertise with structure design, generate a FE model of the structure, risk and reliability. The partnership with strategic partners will provide:

  • AECOM: investigation, survey, monitoring, design and modelling of highway and railway footbridges and viaducts
  • UCD: traffic loading and modelling

Dr Luis Neves (The University of Nottingham) – luis.neves@nottingham.ac.uk

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