Scaffolds and shoring systems are generally referred to as the falsework in bridge construction, serving as temporary structures to support bridge span construction. The falsework cost usually accounts for 50-70% of the total project concrete budget. Falsework installation and advancing methods can greatly impact the completion time and actual cost. Thus, simulation can be instrumental in planning bridge construction operations and analyzing various options by evaluating postulated 'what-if' scenarios. This study uses a previously constructed bridge in Sweden as a case study to test three feasible construction sequence alternatives. One of these alternatives was implemented on the actual construction of this bridge. Modeling was performed in Simphony, which captures the unique construction sequence requirements and constraints, resulting in project durations for each alternative. Results from simulation experiments were corroborated by the construction engineer who had worked on the bridge project in terms of the advantages that each alternative method possesses.
|Conference||2012 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2012|
|Period||9/12/12 → 12/12/12|
- Modelling and Simulation
- Computer Science Applications