Low Level Artificial Intelligence and Computer Simulation to Plan and Control Earthmoving Operations

by Leonard E. Bernold, Univ of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Earthmoving and Heavy Equipment


This paper describes an advanced computerized method for designing an optimized earth distribution plan for a linear earthmoving project. Modeling and computerized simulation offer a quantitative tool for conducting sensitivity analysis of various fleet conbinations chosen by a user. The logic of an integrated intelligent simulator is discussed. Finally, potentials of an 'on-line' control system outlined the future steps to monitor and actually manage production of ongoing earthmoving and other construction jobs.

Subject Headings: Computer models | Earthmoving | Project management | Optimization models | Sensitivity analysis | Computer aided design | Simulation models | Computer aided operations

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