MAS 2011 Proceeding

Planning Highways Resurfacing Using Computer Simulation

Authors:   Mohamed Marzouk, Marwa Fouad, Moheeb El-Said


Resurfacing highway project is one of the complex projects that are characterized by repetitive operations, difficult construction environment, and different construction tools. Such characteristics lead to uncertainties with respect to estimated duration and resurfacing cost. This paper presents a framework that is used for planning of highways resurfacing using computer simulation and optimization. The proposed framework has two features; 1) planning of repairing highways, and 2) selecting work zone length that achieves minimum total cost and total duration. A numerical example is presented to demonstrate the use of the proposed framework.

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