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The application of simulation methodologies on estimating gas emissions from construction equipment

  • Author / Creator
    Pan, Wenjia
  • Construction contributes significantly to gas emissions. Diverse efforts have been undertaken to mitigate the effects of these emissions; however, there currently is no effective tool to estimate small-scale (e.g., project-based) emissions in construction. Discrete-event simulation (DES), a new approach, may be able to rectify this lack. This research has built a DES-based emission template using Simphony, a special purpose simulation (SPS) environment developed at the University of Alberta. This template permits inexperienced simulators to build simulation models that can estimate emissions of a construction project. Two case studies are used to showcase the modeling process and to demonstrate how valuable information concerning sustainability can be obtained through this method. In addition, this research introduces an emission federate in a high-level architecture (HLA) simulation environment that can estimate emissions without building models; it relies instead upon information provided by other federates (e.g., operation federate), which has been underdeveloped thus far.

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  • Graduation date
    2011-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R36Q0Z
  • 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
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Simaan AbouRizk (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • SangHyun Lee (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Michael Lipsett (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Simaan AbouRizk (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • SangHyun Lee (Civil and Environmental Engineering)