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Advanced quantitative techniques to enhance heavy and civil construction information modeling

  • Author / Creator
    Yin, Zhimin
  • 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.

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  • Graduation date
    2011-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3QC9K
  • 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)
    • Lu, Ming (civil engineering)
    • Al-Hussein, Mohamed (civil engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Askari, Hooman (mining school)
    • Bouferguene, Ahmed (mathematic)