Comparison of two simulation software for modeling a construction process

Amin Nikakhtar*, Kuan Yew Wong, Mohammad Hossein Zarei, Ashkan Memari

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Abstract

Construction process complexities lead to many difficulties imposed on construction planners and designers who are facing with different issues such as developing new methods or solving problems during a construction process. In order to solve these problems in construction industry, simulation can be an acceptable solution. In this regard, graphical methods have become a useful tool for process simulation. To do construction process simulation with a suitable graphical display, many simulation software are developed such as PROMODEL, SDESA, and etc. This paper aims at comparing two simulation tools (software), ARENA 13 and WITNESS 2004 Manufacturing Edition, for making a construction process simulation model. It shows that both software produce almost the same results and outputs for a given construction process. Also, the paper shows different kinds of features and reports provided by ARENA 13 and WITNESS 2004 Manufacturing Edition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages200-205
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769545622
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventCIMSim 2011 - Third International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation - Langkawi, Malaysia
Duration: 20 Sep 201122 Sep 2011
Conference number: 3rd

Publication series

NameProceedings - CIMSim 2011: 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation

Conference

ConferenceCIMSim 2011 - Third International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation
CountryMalaysia
CityLangkawi
Period20/09/1122/09/11

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