System Designs in Pipeline Transportation

Principal Investigator:

Yiyuan Zhao, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics


  • D.D. Joseph, Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics

Project Summary:

An underground pipeline system provides a promising alternative to the current practice of using trucks for transportation of freight on congested highways. This research examines operational aspects of such a system. Both theoretical analysis and computer simulations will be conducted. Results of this study could provide guidelines for the design of a freight transportation system.


Project Details:

  • Start date: 06/1996
  • Project Status: Completed
  • Research Area: Environment and Energy
  • Topics: Freight, Planning