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UNDERSTANDING IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON HIGHWAY HYDRAULIC DESIGN PROCEDURES

UNDERSTANDING IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON HIGHWAY HYDRAULIC DESIGN PROCEDURES
PI: Vivek Tandon
Sponsor: FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION – US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION THROUGH UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CTIS)
Amount awarded: $90,000

To mitigate the impact of flooding due to climate change, engineers are expected to modify highway hydraulic designs. Overestimating climate change will result in costly over sizing of infrastructure, while underestimating may leave infrastructure vulnerable and their resultant flooding impacts on surrounding lands and structures inadequately addressed.  Therefore, objectives of this study is to identify current resiliency of highway drainage infrastructure and to identify cost-effective adoption solution that extend service life despite not having been designed for climate change.

Posting date: Thu, 02/16/2017

Award start date: Sat, 01/16/2016
Award end date: Mon, 01/15/2018