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A continuous flow simulation model for probability repetitive projects
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of 5th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation: Reykjavík University, Iceland 10-12 June 2009, Reykjavik: University of Reykjavik , 2009, Vol. 1Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Continuous flow is one of the main focuses of scheduling repetitive projects. Construction practitioners and researchers have proposed approaches to maintain continuous flows. However, many of these approaches only consider deterministic activity durations or have some other methodological limitations. Accordingly, a continuous flow simulation model is presented in this paper in order to overcome aforementioned limitations. The proposed model integrates simulation and buffering to consider the probability of activities durations and for proper sizing of buffers. Instead of having the same activity duration distribution on different units as is common, the proposed model allows for different activity duration distribution between units. The proposed model is tested and validated on a case study and the results show that the model can provide practical contributions in scheduling that effectively maintain continuous flow for probability repetitive project. Possible further research directions in this regard are also discussed in the paper.

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Reykjavik: University of Reykjavik , 2009. Vol. 1
Research subject
Construction Engineering and Management
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34678Local ID: 8f17d8d0-7b6d-11de-8da0-000ea68e967bISBN: 978-9979-9832-0-0OAI: diva2:1007929
Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation : 10/06/2009 - 12/06/2009
Godkänd; 2009; 20090728 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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