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A bid-unbalancing method for lowering a contractor's financial risk
A method is presented for unbalancing bids and optimizing the allocation of overall project profits to individual activities by considering the financial parameters of a project (bid mark-up and projected cash flow), in ...
Simulation of the earthquake-induced pounding of seismically isolated buildings
Seismic isolation can significantly reduce the induced seismic loads to a relatively stiff building by inserting flexibility at its base to avoid resonance with the predominant frequencies of common earthquakes. Sometimes ...
Simulation of the response of ancient columns under harmonic and earthquake excitations
In this paper, the seismic behavior of ancient monumental structures with monolithic or multi-drum classical columns is investigated. In particular, the Discrete Element Methods (DEM) are utilized in the study of ancient ...
Disorder considerations in resource-constrained scheduling
A method is presented for allocating resources to construction activities and for scheduling construction projects under resource constraints by considering the effects that such resource limitations may have on the tendency ...
Scheduling Resource-Constrained Projects with Ant Colony Optimization Artificial Agents
The paper presents a methodology to schedule resource-constrained construction projects by use of algorithms based on ant colony optimization (ACO)
Construction imitating ants: Resource-unconstrained scheduling with artificial ants
The paper presents a methodology to arrive at critical path calculations in construction networks by imitating the natural selection processes utilized by real-life ants in search of shortest paths to a food source, and ...
Closure to "Educating Civil Engineering Professionals of Tomorrow" by Symeon Christodoulou
The discussion by Nirmal Kumar Acharya and Young-Dai Lee seems to focus on perceived limitations of FIAPP as applied to traditional civil engineering while pointing out that the original paper addresses primarily construction ...
The effect of strain hardening on the dynamic response of human artery segments
Background: When subjected to time-dependent blood pressure, human arteries undergo large deformations, exhibiting mainly nonlinear hyperelastic type of response. The mechanical response of arteries depends on the health ...