Date of Presentation

4-20-2018 10:00 AM

College

Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Ralph Dusseau, Jagadish Torlapati

Poster Abstract

In this paper, three major hurricanes in 2017 were examined to determine the damage these hurricanes have done to the infrastructure. Infrastructure has an important role in the nation’s sustained economic development. Infrastructure consists of two main types which are “hard” infrastructure and “soft” infrastructure. Hard infrastructure is the physical networks which include transportation, power, etc. while soft infrastructure is institutions and human capital. Inadequate and inefficient performance of “hard” or “soft” infrastructure would prevent economy from achieving full growth. In the past decades, a significant increase in the number of natural disasters has had great impact on infrastructure systems. The primary topics discussed include demographic analysis, geotechnical failures, structural damage, transportation, and environmental issues. Based on the examined information, each location will be evaluated by the sustainability and resiliency of its infrastructure systems.

Student Keywords

Infrastructure, Hurricanes, Maria, Harvey, Irma, Geotechnical, Structural, Demographic, Transportation

Disciplines

Civil Engineering | Environmental Engineering | Geotechnical Engineering | Structural Engineering | Transportation Engineering

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Apr 20th, 10:00 AM

Introduction To Infrastructure - The Influence of Natural Disasters on Infrastructure

In this paper, three major hurricanes in 2017 were examined to determine the damage these hurricanes have done to the infrastructure. Infrastructure has an important role in the nation’s sustained economic development. Infrastructure consists of two main types which are “hard” infrastructure and “soft” infrastructure. Hard infrastructure is the physical networks which include transportation, power, etc. while soft infrastructure is institutions and human capital. Inadequate and inefficient performance of “hard” or “soft” infrastructure would prevent economy from achieving full growth. In the past decades, a significant increase in the number of natural disasters has had great impact on infrastructure systems. The primary topics discussed include demographic analysis, geotechnical failures, structural damage, transportation, and environmental issues. Based on the examined information, each location will be evaluated by the sustainability and resiliency of its infrastructure systems.