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Interoceanic canal excavation scheduling via computer simulation

Abstract

The computer simulation language GPSS/360 was used to simulate the schedule of several nuclear detonation programs for the interoceanic canal project. The effects of using different weather restriction categories due to air blast and fallout were investigated. The effect of increasing the number of emplacement and stemming crews and the effect of varying the reentry period after detonating a row charge or salvo were also studied. Detonation programs were simulated for the proposed Routes 17A and 25E. The study demonstrates the method of using computer simulation so that a schedule and its associated constraints can be assessed for feasibility. Since many simulation runs can be made for a given set of detonation program constraints, one readily obtains an average schedule for a range of conditions. This provides a method for analyzing time-sensitive operations so that time and cost-effective operational schedules can be established. A comparison of the simulated schedules with those that were published shows them to be similar. (author)
Authors:
Baldonado, Orlino C [1] 
  1. Holmes and Narver, Inc., Los Angeles, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
May 15, 1970
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-700101(vol.2); INIS-XA-N-229
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on engineering with nuclear explosives, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 14-16 Jan 1970; Other Information: 6 refs, 8 figs, 4 tabs; Related Information: In: Symposium on engineering with nuclear explosives. Proceedings. Volume 2, 935 pages.
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; EXCAVATION; IGNITION; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES; SCHEDULES; STEMMING MATERIALS; TIME DEPENDENCE
OSTI ID:
20768815
Research Organizations:
American Nuclear Society, Hindsdale, IL (United States); United States Atomic Energy Commission (United States)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04N0882075282
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 994-1013
Announcement Date:
Sep 23, 2006

Citation Formats

Baldonado, Orlino C. Interoceanic canal excavation scheduling via computer simulation. IAEA: N. p., 1970. Web.
Baldonado, Orlino C. Interoceanic canal excavation scheduling via computer simulation. IAEA.
Baldonado, Orlino C. 1970. "Interoceanic canal excavation scheduling via computer simulation." IAEA.
@misc{etde_20768815,
title = {Interoceanic canal excavation scheduling via computer simulation}
author = {Baldonado, Orlino C}
abstractNote = {The computer simulation language GPSS/360 was used to simulate the schedule of several nuclear detonation programs for the interoceanic canal project. The effects of using different weather restriction categories due to air blast and fallout were investigated. The effect of increasing the number of emplacement and stemming crews and the effect of varying the reentry period after detonating a row charge or salvo were also studied. Detonation programs were simulated for the proposed Routes 17A and 25E. The study demonstrates the method of using computer simulation so that a schedule and its associated constraints can be assessed for feasibility. Since many simulation runs can be made for a given set of detonation program constraints, one readily obtains an average schedule for a range of conditions. This provides a method for analyzing time-sensitive operations so that time and cost-effective operational schedules can be established. A comparison of the simulated schedules with those that were published shows them to be similar. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1970}
month = {May}
}