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Subject/Keyword
simulation
optimization
earthwork
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Yin, Zhimin
Supervisor and department
Al-Hussein, Mohamed (civil engineering)
Lu, Ming (civil engineering)
Examining committee member and department
Bouferguene, Ahmed (mathematic)
Askari, Hooman (mining school)
Department
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-01-27T17:14:17Z
Graduation date
2011-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Site development in heavy and civil construction need to consider many rules such as ensuring proper drainage, prevention of flood, safety driving, optimizing earthwork, minimizing fleet travel distances, proper fleet matching and achieving high equipment utilization rates. In recent decades, numeral researchers have presented different solutions to improve this process; however they have been either too complicated to be practical or oversimplify the problem definition by ignoring critical facts. This thesis presents three advanced quantitative techniques to enhance current earthwork construction practices including: a modification of least squares method to optimize the earthwork, an application of transportation simplex method to minimize the fleet travel distance, and an earthwork construction process simulation to ensure the accuracy of earthwork operations analysis. The thesis also includes an actual case study to demonstrate the practicality and effectiveness of the proposed methodology.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3QC9K
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License granted by Zhimin Yin (yinzhimin2000@hotmail.com) on 2011-01-26T23:34:41Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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