Ahmed Bouferguene

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A 3D model allows users to visualize the construction process during a given period of the schedule. This paper presents a methodology to aid practitioners in preparing lift studies with crane selection, positioning, and lift optimization using a 3D space. The 3D visualization helps to identify collision free paths and optimize lifting activities based on(More)
In a previous work, a new Gauss quadrature was introduced with a view to evaluate multicenter integrals over Slater-type functions efficiently. The complexity analysis of the new approach, carried out using the three-center nuclear integral as a case study, has shown that for low-order polynomials its efficiency is comparable to the SD. The latter was(More)
Motivation. Among the molecular integrals, the two–center overlap integrals play a major role in any accurate molecular structure calculation. They are central to the calculation of multicenter overlap integrals when using the series expansion formulae for Slater type functions about a new center. Consequently, these integrals require an accurate and fast(More)
Modular construction has been a widely used method for industrial construction in Alberta. Heavy piperack modules are prefabricated and assembled offsite and transported to site for installation, which minimizes the impact of Alberta's harsh weather and improves efficiency. Such projects are large in scale, ranging from hundreds of modules to thousands;(More)
Mobile cranes are used to lift heavy modules in industrial projects. These heavy modules are often prefabricated and each project consists of a large number of lifts (e.g., a typical industrial project may have between 150 and 1000 modules to be lifted). To ensure the safety and efficiency of these lifting activities, crane motion planning is needed.(More)
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