Resource-based simulation libraries for construction

Amr A. Oloufa, Masaaki Ikeda, Tang Hung Nguyen

研究成果: Article査読

22 被引用数 (Scopus)


Discrete event simulation modeling has been used successfully in a wide range of industrial and manufacturing applications. In construction applications, even though simulation has been applied, it still is extremely limited in terms of wide deployment in construction projects. Several reasons limit the effective implementation of this technology in construction. Chief among them is the time needed to develop the simulation model. While developing models for industrial applications is just as time consuming, the perpetual nature of manufacturing activities, may make this investment worthwhile. However, this is not the case in construction. In this research, the authors approach the problem through the development of a library of preprogrammed construction resources. The user need only select the required resources, and specify the project logic by linking these resources together. Benefits of this approach are the increased communication between the members of the construction team. Also the potential application of simulation tools in unforeseen construction situations where the time associated with hiring a simulation programmer may not available and a quick response is required.

ジャーナルAutomation in Construction
出版ステータスPublished - 1998 5月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 制御およびシステム工学
  • 土木構造工学
  • 建築および建設


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