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Title: A new approach for optimizing earth-moving operations. Part 2
Authors: Jayawardane, A.K.W.
Price, Andrew D.F.
Keywords: Construction
Earthworks
Modelling
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: © Institution of Civil Engineers
Citation: JAYAWARDANE, A. and PRICE, A., 1994. A new approach for optimizing earth-moving operations. Part 2. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Transport, 105 (4), pp.249-258.
Abstract: Part I of this Paper describes the development of a comprehensive model (RESOM) achieved by combining computer simula­tion and linear/integer programming (LP/IP) techniques. In Part II, the application and experi­mentation with RESOM is sytematically explained using two case studies. The first case study reveals that about 20% of earthworks costs estimated by contrac­tors could be saved through the applica­tion of RESOM. The advanced use of RESOM is illustrated using a second case study and involves the testing of different plant teams for individual haulage operations, the setting up of new borrow/disposal sites, the incorporation of project dura­tion constraints and the determination of the optimum construction plan for various optimality criteria. A sensitivity analysis performed to investigate the effect of average sectional interval and plant selection is also presented.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26164
Publisher Link: http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/journal/jtran
ISSN: 0965-092X
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

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