A Microscopic Simulation Model for Earthmoving Operations
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction, 2012, 218-223 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Earthmoving operations are a major part of many construction projects. Because of the complexity and fast-changing environment of such operations, the planning and estimating are crucial on both planning and operational levels. This paper presents the framework ofa microscopic discrete-event simulation system for modeling earthmoving operations and conducting productivity estimations on an operational level.A prototype has been developed to demonstrate the applicability of the proposed framework, and this simulation system is presented via a case study based on an actual earthmoving project. The case study shows that the proposed simulation model is capable of evaluating alternative operating strategies and resource utilization at a very detailed level.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. 218-223 p.
Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-115982OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-115982DiVA: diva2:588563
the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Construction
TSC import 2106 2013-01-15. QC 201305312013-01-152013-01-152013-05-31Bibliographically approved