Enhanced crane operations in construction using service request optimization
Abbreviated Journal Title
Tower cranes; Decision support system; Optimization; Traveling Salesman; Problem; Optimization; TRAVELING SALESMAN PROBLEM; TOWER CRANES; LOCATION; Construction & Building Technology; Engineering, Civil
This paper develops a novel service request sequence optimization model for tower crane operation efficiency improvement. The suggested model uses integer programming and modifies the classical Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP) formulation for optimizing construction tower crane operations. Numerical examples demonstrate that the application of the developed optimization model can result in 25-45% saving in the total travel time of the tower crane depending on the number of simultaneous requests. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
A. Zavichi; K. Madani; P. Xanthopoulos;A. A. Oloufa
"Enhanced crane operations in construction using service request optimization" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 5659.