Learn More
This paper describes a framework of real-time simulation for modeling heavy construction operations. Compared with the traditional offline simulation that uses stationary inputs, the capability of real-time simulation to dynamically incorporate new project data and adapt to changes in the operating environment offers the promise of improving the accuracy of(More)
The present optimisation model described in Part I of this work is applied to optimise water resources in the Haihe river basin, an important basin in north China that covers 31.82 million km(2). Results show that this optimisation model with the HGSAA solution is feasible and effective in the long-term optimisation of water resource use. It is shown that(More)
We propose here an improved multi-objective optimisation model that considers eco-environmental water demand (EWD) for allocating water resources in a river basin over the long term. The model considers economic, social, and environmental objectives, and it improves on traditional optimisation methods by emphasizing not only the water demand of the(More)
Pipeline construction is a highly repetitive and resource-intensive process that is exposed to various constraints and uncertainties in the working environment. Effective look-ahead scheduling based on the most recent project performance data can greatly improve project execution and control. This study enhances the traditional linear scheduling method with(More)
Complex construction projects are subject to numerous constraints that limit the commencement or progression of field operations. Effective management of these constraints is a key element in the look-ahead planning process to ensure a constraint-free work plan, and thus efficient field operations. While past studiesprimarily deal with a limited set of(More)
Steel fabrication is a complex process, which encompasses product uniqueness, a high product mix, and a number of activities involving a variety of equipment and labor disciplines. The steel fabrication industry needs advanced tools and techniques in order to estimate, plan, and control fabrication shops. This paper proposes a system for building virtual(More)
Steel fabrication is a complex process, which encompasses product uniqueness, a high product mix, and a number of activities involving a variety of equipment and labor disciplines. The steel fabrication industry needs advanced tools and techniques in order to estimate, plan, and control fabrication shops. This paper proposes a system for building virtual(More)
  • 1