Date of Award
Master's Essay - Restricted
Master of Science (MS)
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
William G. Murphy
Richard P. Guenthner
A graphical procedure is presented as a practical and fast solution for determining the optimal earthmoving system formed by a combination of one front-end loader and a number of trucks. The optimal combination is the one which minimizes the cost of production. Off-highway, diesel powered, and rear dump trucks are considered in this study. The size of trucks ranges between 20 and 120 cubic yards. The loader type considered is front-end wheel loader with a range of bucket sizes from 1 to 6 cubic yards. For calculating system production, queuing theory was used. the equipment costs used in this study were obtained from "Cost Reference Construction Equipment".
Korban, Ghassan A., "Optimal Combination of Earthmoving Equipment" (1986). Master's Essays (1922 - ). 1482.