Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Alan W. Johnson, PhD
What if the Ohio River is disrupted or denied partially or completely as a transportation corridor? A disruption may be either a natural or man-made disaster or a planned outage on the river’s lock and dam structures. Recent history is full of water transport disruption events having significant economic effects on the waterside industries. To assess coal-based economic impacts, we developed a network flow model to represent waterside coal-fired power plants situated along the Ohio River, their respective coal supplying mines, and the various transportation modes that connect them. We show that significant transportation-centric insights can be derived by using only commonly available spreadsheet-based analysis tools, open-source information systems, and web-based geographic tools.
DTIC Accession Number
Guler, Caglar Utku, "Ohio River Denial as a Transportation Corridor and Its Economic Impacts on the Energy Industry" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 2611.