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Citation

Jun-Qiang L, Long-Hai Y, Liu WY, Zhao L. PLoS One 2017; 12(1): e0170292.

Affiliation

School of Transportation Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Nan Gang District, Harbin, P. R. China.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2017, Public Library of Science)

DOI

10.1371/journal.pone.0170292

PMID

28125706

Abstract

This paper focuses on the development of a method for road network vulnerability analysis, from the perspective of capacity degradation, which seeks to identify the critical infrastructures in the road network and the operational performance of the whole traffic system. This research involves defining the traffic utility index and modeling vulnerability of road segment, route, OD (Origin Destination) pair and road network. Meanwhile, sensitivity analysis method is utilized to calculate the change of traffic utility index due to capacity degradation. This method, compared to traditional traffic assignment, can improve calculation efficiency and make the application of vulnerability analysis to large actual road network possible. Finally, all the above models and calculation method is applied to actual road network evaluation to verify its efficiency and utility. This approach can be used as a decision-supporting tool for evaluating the performance of road network and identifying critical infrastructures in transportation planning and management, especially in the resource allocation for mitigation and recovery.


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