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Optimising earth moving by linear programming and computer simulation

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posted on 20.02.2018, 12:03 by Ananda K.W. Jayawardane
The accuracy of planning and estimating of earthmoving operations in any highway construction is important for both successful tendering and high profit margins. Mass-haul diagrams and experienced engineering judgement together with deterministic methods have been the key factors in planning and estimating earthmoving operations. Despite this, the limited use of Mass-haul diagrams and inaccuracy of deterministic estimates are well known. Although Stochastic and Linear Programming methods were developed to overcome some of these limitations, those available hitherto are relatively fundamental and are not bold enough to incorporate most real-life problems. [Continues.]

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Great Britain, Overseas Development Administration.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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© Ananda Kithsiri Wijenayaka Jayawardane

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/

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1989

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A doctoral thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

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