Location-aware real-time simulation framework for earthmoving projects using automated machine guidance

Faridaddin Vahdatikhaki, Shayan Setayeshgar, Amin Hammad

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The cost-and-time-optimized planning of earthmoving projects has been significantly boosted as a result of deploying simulation techniques which enable project managers to effectively comprehend the behavior of projects. However, the realism and accuracy of the simulation models diminish as a result of the heavy reliance on the statistical data and of not taking into account the context-specific features of the project. Similarly, the more unique the characteristics of projects and novel the construction methods, the less the possibility of retrofitting a historic pattern to new projects. On the other hand, the identification of potential accidents on construction sites has been a major concern in the construction industry. To address these issues, this research proposes a framework based on the integration of new tracking technologies used in Automated Machine Guidance (AMG) with a real-time simulation technique. A prototype is developed to test and demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Winter Simulation Conference
Subtitle of host publicationSimulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-3950-3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulation: Making Decisions in a Complex World - Washington, United States
Duration: 8 Dec 201311 Dec 2013
Conference number: 43rd


Conference2013 Winter Simulation Conference
Abbreviated titleWSC 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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