Electronic Theses and Dissertations





Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis (Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Master of Science


Civil Engineering


Transportation Engineering

Committee Chair

Michail Gkolias

Committee Member

Stephanie Ivey

Committee Member

Sabyasachee Mishra

Committee Member

Bryan J. Higgs


National as well as state economies are contingent on their transport network reliability. Traffic demand levels are constantly on the rise and there is an urging request, by network users, for free flow travel, even if parts of the road network are congested or disrupted. To assist the evaluation, design and monitoring of road networks, existing network reliability analysis methods and techniques, should be further developed, not only from the theoretical stand point, but also for practical application. This study has examined literature on network reliability evaluation methods, approaches and metrics in order to provide a brief listing of the most cited work. In this effort, sources of other disciplines (besides Transportation Engineering) have been reviewed in an effort to explore and propose possible methods and techniques that have not been implemented in road network reliability to date. The study also proposes a game theoretical modeling approach to account for capacity uncertainty, and help decision makers to choose the optimal investment plan over all possible scenarios.


Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.