Accession Number : ADA132885

Title :   The Use of Cyclone Modeling in the Erection of Precast Segmental Aerial Construction.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Cleveland,Scott

PDF Url : ADA132885

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : The intent of this work is to analyze two methods of obtaining activity duration data in the field for use in the CYCLONE modeling program for determining construction productivity. One method is the traditional stopwatch-type study while the other is utilization of time-lapse photography. The construction activity which will be observed is the erection of an aerial guideway for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail line. The aerial guideway is being built using precast post-tensioned segmental concrete construction. This method of bridge construction or elevated span construction has proven to be more economical than more conventional methods of construction. One of the primary reasons for lower cost is the speed at which precast post-tensioned segmental concrete construction can be put in place. Field data for the erection procedure will be input into the CYCLONE model to obtain a production rate to be compared to actual field production. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Time studies, *Structural engineering, Performance(Human), Productivity, Construction, Personnel management, Management planning and control, Rail transportation, Models, Low costs, Production, Requirements, Operational effectiveness, Optimization

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE