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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 32
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper II.2

Computer Aided Generation of Earthwork Activities in Project Planning

W.H. Askew, M.J. Mawdesley and D.E. Patterson

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
W.H. Askew, M.J. Mawdesley, D.E. Patterson, "Computer Aided Generation of Earthwork Activities in Project Planning", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Computational Techniques for Civil Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 17-23, 1995. doi:10.4203/ccp.32.2.2
Earthworks planning for road construction projects is a complex operation carried out by experienced planners using specific techniques and rules. The rules are usually intuitive and not well defined but must be understood to enable the whole process to be modelled. An approach leading to the ultimate automation of the earthworks planning process is described and the basic techniques that are used are outlined. A computer based system has been developed, initially to help planners use existing techniques more efficiently. With their input the system is being extended to incorporate a knowledge base and a simulation of the earthworks processes, leading to an automated system for earthworks planning.

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