Integrating weather in modelling earthmoving mining operation using distributed simulation with HLA standards

Mubarak AL-Alawi, Yasser Mohamed, Ahmed Bouferguene

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Changes in weather conditions impact construction activities. The consideration of effects of changes in weather condition is important to better estimate the performance of construction resources. This paper demonstrates the integration of a weather generator to support modelling earthmoving operation using distribution simulation with high level architectural (HLA) standards. The modelled earthmoving operation is related to the oil sand mining. The weather effects on the breakdown and maintenance events of earthmoving resources (trucks and excavators) were analyzed under different weather testing scenarios and their results were reported accordingly. Keywords: weather, distributed simulation, HLA, earthmoving.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication30th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2018
EditorsYuri Merkuryev, Miquel Angel Piera, Francesco Longo, Agostino G. Bruzzone, Michael Affenzeller, Emilio Jimenez
PublisherDime University of Genoa
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9788885741065
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event30th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2018 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Sep 17 2018Sep 19 2018

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Name30th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2018


Conference30th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation

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