Sustainability analysis of earthmoving operations

Changburn Ahn, Prasant V. Rekapalli, Julio C. Martinez, Feniosky A. Peña-Mora

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Emissions from construction equipment are the main contributor of environmental impacts from construction processes, and mitigating these impacts is an important aspect of operations design and planning. To this end, emission estimation models play an important role in environmental management of construction operations. This paper presents an emission model that integrates with discrete-event simulation (DES) for more accurate emission estimates from construction operations compared to existing models. The paper also presents a case study which analyzes sustainability of an earthmoving operation, to demonstrate the application of DES for estimating emissions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2009
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2009 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Dec 13 2009Dec 16 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Conference2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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