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Title: Optimising earthmoving by linear programming and computer simulation
Author: Jayawardane, Ananda Kithsiri Wijenayaka
ISNI:       0000 0001 3589 5893
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1989
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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.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Overseas Development Administration
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Statistics