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Modeling Reclamation Earthwork Operations Using Special Purpose Simulation Tool

  • Author / Creator
    Sabha, Fayyad H
  • The earthwork operations for reclamation add challenges and complications to common earthworks schedule and aspects such as placement locations and hauling routes…etc. The reclamation earthworks require that the soil layers structure before disturbing the land must remain the same after placement, which means different equipment optimization due to soil profile specifications which require specific pieces of equipments, hauling routes arrangements depending on locations of dirt material from a specific required type, and stockpiling spots availability. This thesis presents a special simulation tool to model earthwork operations for reclamation using Simphony.NET. The outcome of this simulation tool is to incorporate the entire equipment fleet along with the flexibility to manipulate and control each piece of equipment, soil profile specifications, excavation and placement locations, and modeling different hauling routes. This thesis also includes an actual case study to examine the applicability and model validation using general purpose template of Simphony.NET.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3D433
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • AbouRizk, Simaan (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Joseph, Timothy (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Moussa, Walied (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Mohamed, Yasser (Civil and Environmental Engineering)