Earthmoving Logistics

by Robert H. Mayer, Former Grad. Asst.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Delaware, 132 Dupont Hall, Newark, Del. 19711,
Robert M. Stark, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Delaware, 132 Dupont Hall, Newark, Del. 19711,


Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 2, Pg. 297-312


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The mass diagram has long aided managers of highway construction who plan the movement of material. A newer method based on linear programming is presented. It not only provides results comparable to those of the mass diagram, but also may be skillfully applied to situations for which the mass diagram is not suitable. These include the following: situations when haul costs are not directly proportional to distance, and situations when soil characteristics vary along the highway. Some practicalities of implemention, with examples, are included.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure construction | Construction materials | Soil properties | Managers | Linear functions | Computer programming | Highways and roads

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